Meet: Dean Kennedy

Dean Kennedy is a trained and certified Wedding Officiant with Always and Forever Life Celebrations. He is well known for helping couples enjoy the process of creating their ceremony and then helping them relax and appreciate those incredible moments during the ceremony.

Dean is a Reader’s Choice award-winning Officiant and has performed hundreds of ceremonies over the years across Ontario. He resides in the GTA, but has also lived in Virginia (attending college), and San Diego (yes, he is a LA Chargers fan).

Dean is married to his wife and best friend Lesley; has 4 amazing kids: Travis, Leah (and her husband Harrison), Grace and Cali-Faith as well as his dog, Daisy.

He has bungee jumped, run the Scotiabank half-marathon, climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, surfed at Manly Beach Australia helped start and run a Fair Trade Coffee Shop in Orangeville, and led students on humanitarian trips to Grenada, the Dominican Republic and helped to build a school in Belize.

After his daughter was born 3 months premature – Dean and Leslie spent 6 months visiting the NICU at Sick Kids and Brampton Civic waiting for her to come home. Their dream is that one day she’ll run unhindered without leg braces.

Dean is a truly wonderful Wedding Officiant, appreciated by all the couples he serves.


Thank you SO very much for everything leading up to our day and making the ceremony so memorable!! It worked out exactly how we wanted it and everyone's feedback has been so positive and everyone felt the love!

Jennifer and Geoff

It was such an honour and pleasure to have you perform our wedding ceremony. Our friends and families were so impressed and very pleased with you.

Sima and Ridge

Thank you so much for everything. We received so many compliments about our ceremony and that is all thanks to you. It was extra special with the warming of the rings.... you said it perfectly. I can’t imagine our day any other way.

Katie and Milos

Dean was phenomenal. Throughout the process he made everything so easy and comfortable for us. The ceremony itself was everything we'd asked for, and we received so many compliments from our guests saying how it was one of the most special ceremonies they'd attended. We couldn't recommend him more!

Lexi and Jeff

Dean did an amazing job officiating our wedding. We chose him for his calm, relaxed demeanour and it fit our relaxed, intimate wedding day perfectly. Everyone commented on how great he was. He kept the ceremony flowing smoothly and we couldn't have been happier with him. Thank you, Dean!

Julia and Kurtis