My name is Valerie Maltese. I write and perform custom ceremonies to help you celebrate, heal, grieve or make any momentous transitions in your life.
I have over a decade of experience in the wedding industry.
For as long as I can remember I have adored celebrations and family gatherings. They are the fabric of our lives.
I come from a long history of romantic writers and talented performers. Becoming a celebrant allowed me to use my own talents and passions to the fullest. I can write and perform meaningful ceremonies. I love to help you with any event across the life cycle. I guarantee you will be able to stay true to yourself and your audience will stay listening and on the edge of their seats all the way up to the big kiss!
I began my career in the company of none other than the infamous Tony the Tiger. We ate cereal together on a Kellog's Frosted Flakes commercial and he told me I was grrrreat!.
Tony the Tiger was cute and I had big crush on him. I have never shied away from being romantic, being imaginative or from speaking in public.
I am a member of ACTRA (the Association of Radio and Television Artists)
as well as a Certified Life Cycle Celebrant who has been trained in the art of crafting meaningful, personal ceremonies that come alive for you and your audience. I was trained by the Celebrant Foundation and Institute. The gold standard for celebrant training. The Celebrant Institute is a non profit centre with members worldwide.
I am also an ordained minister with the Canadian International Metaphysical Ministry. I find my spirituality in the presence of nature and in the loving exchanges between the people and the animals of our world.
I believe we are free to think and independently investigate our own truths.
You are welcome to come to me for a remarriage, a same sex union, an interfaith ceremony or any other kind of ceremony that you need to celebrate, grieve, transition or heal. My heart is open to you and I will always facilitate you with love and respect.
If you want a ceremony that reflects your own personalties with no pressure to adopt anyone else's, then I am the match for you!