Sheri-D Wilson, CM, D. Litt


I am honoured to be an Alberta appointed Marriage Commissioner serving the City of Calgary and surrounding areas. I enjoy working with couples to find the perfect ceremony that creates a memorable wedding day and reflects your relationship. You can depend on me to bring the joy, a professional conduct and a regal decorum. I have performed hundreds of Marriage Ceremonies and I am truly passionate about creating space that will inspire beauty, romance, love and connection.

I suppose I have earned a reputation for unique and meaningful ceremonies, balancing professionalism with lightheartedness and spirit. It is important that your ceremony tells your story so you can relax and experience every moment of your special day.

My path to becoming a celebrant has been found through personal growth, a questing heart, a love of writing and an abiding interesting in creating connection between people. I live a spiritual life and believe in the power of compassion, love and curiosity.

It is also important for me to provide exceptional customer service, and you will have access to me every step of the way. I am currently serving on the Board of Directors for The Calgary Spoken Word Society (dedicated to giving voice to all people) and the Stage to Page Society.

I am an active advocate and spokesperson of the LGBTQ+ community and I mentor many young people.

Sheri-D Wilson Alberta Marriage Commissioner Calgary for memorable wedding ceremonies
  • Appointed to the Order of Canada (C.M.), 2019
  • Poet Laureate of Calgary Emeritus, 2018-2020
  • 14 published books of poetry
  • Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Letters (D. Litt), 2017
  • City of Calgary Community Achievement Arts Award, 2014
  • Best of Calgary (2007, 2013, 2018- 2020)
  • Woman of Vision Award, 2012
  • Artistic Director of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival (2003-2014)
  • Founder & Director of The Spoken Word Program at The Banff Centre (2005-2012)
  • Teacher and Educator
  • Feminist and Activist for the Prevention of Violence Against Women
  • Active member of the national writing community

Kind Words

“I highly recommend Sheri-D Wilson, who is also the Poet Laureate of Calgary, if you are looking for an amazing officiant for your wedding. Excellent communication from the beginning. Remarkable ceremony…. it was meaningful and yet still had enough levity to relax the guests. I am very grateful to Sheri-D for providing us with such a remarkable ceremony and presence.” – Courtney B.