The Wedding Company of Niagara

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Our Officiants

Rev. Derek Rymarchuk

After Pastoring in New Brunswick for 5 years, Derek and Shelly moved to Niagara Falls in 1995 to Pastor Calvary Chapel.  A year later, they established the Wedding Company of Niagara, which has become one of the most recognizable names in the Wedding industry here in Niagara.  For the past 18 years, Shelly has personally coordinated weddings for over 26,000 brides and grooms from 45 different countries.  Their Company has been featured in many newspaper articles as well as TV programs, including the show: Marrying Well (WTN) as well as the Discovery and Travel Channels.  They are also 3 time nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year in the Niagara Region, winning the Runner Up award in 2007.  Derek and Shelly have been married for 22 years and they have 3 wonderful children, Devon, Luke and Kristen. They currently reside in the city of Niagara Falls.

Derek is a very kind, outgoing, and energetic person who views each and every couple as special and unique. His heartfelt ceremonies are simple and “to the point” but at the same time very memorable. He has always held to the philosophy of: “YOUR wedding, YOUR way.”  He is also fluent in French, should you require a bilingual ceremony.

Derek’s ministry affiliation is with Abba Ministries Canada:

Derrick Herriott 

Rev. Derrick Herriott was born, raised, educated and spent his 37-year career in education in Niagara Falls before moving formally into being a Pastor in local congregations. He resides in Niagara Falls with his wife Helen and together they raised their family and now enjoy seeing their five grandchildren grow into all they can be.  

Derrick is a compassionate, outgoing, flexible and energetic individual who views every couple as distinctive and deserving of a wedding ceremony to reflect their own unique personalities creating lifetime memories. 

When he is relaxing you can find him behind a camera, reading, writing, dancing, listening to music, enjoy a walk; especially on the beach, relishing ‘essentrics’ training, spending time with family and friends and enjoying each and every now moment of life. Pastor Derrick’s ministry affiliation is Canadian Christian Ministries. 

Rev. Dale Hiebert

Rev. Dale moved to Niagara Falls in 1995 and has pastored Niagara Christian Life Assembly, a vibrant and growing congregation located on Kalar Road.  He is also actively involved in the community and has been head of the Niagara Falls Ministerial Association for many years.  His wife of 28 years, Rosemary, is an accomplished musician and often accompanies Dale to weddings to perform piano and organ music.  They are a great team and a tremendous asset to the Wedding Company of Niagara. Dale’s style is very laid back and relaxed and he has been involved in many “themed” weddings, such as beach, helicopter, and Niagara Whistleblower boat weddings.  He is also a motorcycle enthusiast, and so if you have an upcoming wedding and want to include your bike, please let us know.  Pastor Dale has performed well over a thousand weddings during his 30 years of ministry and has gained much experience in the weddings that has had the privilege to perform. Dale has studied and trained in building strong marriages and so it is his desire to see each couples day a special one, one that is blessed and will last a lifetime.

Rev. Andrew Rutledge

Pastor Andrew has been in ministry for 20 years. He has been officiating weddings since 2004 and has been living in Niagara since 2006. He has been married to his incredible wife, Christiane, since 2002. They have 4 kids, 1 cat, and a growing number of fish.

Andrew is a relaxed guy who enjoys helping couples celebrate the biggest day of their lives! When he’s not working you can find him fishing, skiing, reading, napping, and hanging with his family.

Rev. Philip Wright

Philip has been a minister for over 35 years. He began pastoring in New Brunswick, the place of his birth, and from there onto Ontario where he and his wonderful wife, Lisa and two beautiful daughters have been living since 1988. Two fantastic sons-in-law and the four coolest grandchildren have been added to the mix. He is also a Personal Development Coach with past experience as an addictions counsellor. 

Philip has had the privilege of performing hundreds of wedding ceremonies in beautiful facilities, as well as on boats, horseback, beaches, and motor cycle motorcades and can clearly say without hesitation that the joy and affection he feels for every couple, and the importance of every ceremony has not dimmed nor diminished. He counts it as an honour to be included in such an important day.

Philip has a positive outlook on life and enjoys helping others find the same. He loves working with The Wedding Company of Niagara. The amazing venues and the uniqueness and beauty of the Niagara Peninsula cannot be matched.