I grew up in a big family on the East Coast of England. After obtaining a Law Degree from Oxford University, I was a Family Law attorney in London for over a decade, specializing in Child Protection and International Child Abduction.
I met my husband whilst traveling in Kenya in 2002 and moved to Canada shortly thereafter. We have 3 daughters - growing up fast! Once in Canada, I began a different career (better suited to my growing family) attaining certification with the Yoga Association of Alberta, and going on to teach several yoga and mindfulness classes a week
to all age groups, from toddlers to seniors. I am on the Board of Directors at the Yoga YARD in Red Deer. When I'm
not working or chauffeuring my daughters around, I love to ski (both types) in the winter, garden in the summer, and
bake bread (all year round!).
When a Marriage Commissioner appointment came up in Red Deer County I jumped at the opportunity as this was
a job I had dreamed of for many years! I received my appointment in October of 2018.
As a result of both my legal career and my current job as a yoga teacher, I have nearly three decades worth of public speaking experience, and of listening to my clients/students in order to ascertain what their needs are. I am comfortable dealing with people from all walks of life, and think quickly on my feet. Providing the highest caliber of customer service in all of my professions is of the utmost importance to me. Rest assured that the planning of your wedding ceremony and all of the legalities are in safe hands - it should be a stress-free and magical day!
We live on my husbands' family acreage West of Spruce View, with several pets and my wonderful in-laws. We have an open plan timber-frame house, a large covered deck, and a spacious yard completely surrounded by trees. There are lovely wooded areas, and a large open field. Small wedding parties are welcome to be married at our property, and witnesses can be provided if necessary. You can have your ceremony indoors or outside (weather permitting!). Please
see the 'Rates' page for prices. Some pictures of our acreage are below.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any
Red Deer County Weddings H: 403 728 2373 C: 403 505 3137 firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Morgan Alberta Marriage Commissioner