Your New Weddingfella!
Mat has accepted an offer to join the Weddingbella team of marriage commissioners. Please see the Weddingbella website for details.
Hi! My name is Mat Pilgrim.
I grew up in Altona: a small town in Southern Manitoba, where I learned the value of community and the importance of family. In later years, after I married my husband, we moved to Winnipeg where the hustle and bustle of city life taught me how to pivot quickly to life's little (or big) hiccups.
It was our own wedding that seeded my desire to become a celebrant. Our wedding was simple, fun, yet elegant. It was officiated by a family friend who showed me that weddings don't have to conform to a cookie cutter, but can be the special day you want it to be.
So what is a celebrant? Some say it is the person who performs a wedding ceremony. Others broaden that further to say a celebrant is a person who performs a rite or ceremony. I would say that a celebrant is the Lead Celebrator; the person that sets the tone for the celebration. I really want to be that person for you.