About Us

A Little Bit About Paul Knauer & Sonshine Weddings

Mission Statement

“Enriching the Lives of Others with Faith, Love and Hope.”

This Is My Story

Paul Knauer

Everyone has a story.

I hope to hear yours when we meet. In the meantime, here’s my story.

I was born in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to career missionary parents, Hans and Friedle Knauer, who went to PNG in 1955 with the Liebenzell Mission, a non-denominational faith mission whose goal is to bring the love of God in Jesus Christ to all people through various ministeries.

It was a wonderful childhood for me growing up on a tropical island, Manus Island, with beautiful sandy beaches, a wide variety of colourful fish and coral reefs, rivers filled with crocodiles and dense jungles inhabited with a great variety of crawling insects, magnificent butterflies, frogs, eels, snakes, tree climbing possums, wild pigs, flying foxes, and the most fabulous of tropical parrots and bird species one could ever imagine. For a boy, truly a paradise to discover and explore…

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Moments Captured From Sonshine Weddings Ceremonies

Ceremonial Photos

Here is a quick preview of some of the wedding ceremonies performed in the past. Click below to see more images.

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What Couples Are Saying About Sonshine Weddings

John & Jane Doe

“They assumed that we were friends long before we asked you to officiate. That sums up exactly how you’ve been with us – professional, friendly, caring, and like a friend…”

Paul helped guide us through the somewhat daunting task of writing our vows and putting our ceremony together. He met with us several times and really got to know us and what we wanted for our wedding. He then set the tone at the ceremony perfectly to match our desires and reacted with us, our speakers and our guests so that everyone felt included and a part of our ceremony. We had so many wonderful comments from our guests about him.

It was a truly beautiful day that we will remember forever! We are so glad we found you Paul. Your service couldn’t have been more perfect. More than a few guests asked about you after the ceremony and every one of them kept commenting on how it was the nicest ceremony they had ever attended. They assumed that we were friends long before we asked you to officiate. That sums up exactly how you’ve been with us – professional, friendly, caring, and like a friend. Nothing more could be asked of you and it was all very much appreciated.

Thank you again for everything. Thank you for all your attention to detail and professionalism! We’ll definitely add some pictures to your Facebook page and we will absolutely recommend you to everyone. Sorry we didn’t really get to see you after the ceremony… the day went by too fast!

We wish you much success in the future,

– John & Jane Doe

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Book Online With Sonshine Weddings

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Want to find out if your wedding date is available immediately? We have the answer for you! Now you can instantly check online if Paul is available for your ceremony date.

Select the Month, Day and Year you desire and our easy-to-use Calendar will tell you if it is free or not. You can also take it one step further you can use our Calendar Application to instantly save your date.

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Sonshine Weddings & Enrich Canada

Prepare-Enrich is the leading relationship assessment tool. Developed through decades of scientific research, the program equips our facilitators — professionals trained in the Prepare-Enrich program — with a number of tools to diagnose issues in a relationship. They equip couples with the skills to listen, communicate, and address those issues. These tools automatically tailor the content to fit each couples current stage in their relationship and their family structure.

Relationship councelling tools

Enrich Canada

The Prepare-Enrich program provides relationship assessment tools for counsellors, psychologists, social workers and clergy.

These tools include questionnaires or compatibility tests (we call them assessment inventories) that help professionals counsel couples at any stage of commitment.

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Get In Touch with Sonshine Weddings

Sonshine Weddings

Office Location

If you wish to get in touch with Paul directly, please phone or email him using the information below and he will be happy to assist you:

  1. Paul G Knauer
    BSc., BEd., MA., MDiv
  2. 9965 Oxbow Drive
  3. Komoka, ON
  4. N0L 1R0
  5. Phone: 519.868.3131
  6. Email: pknauer@sonshineweddings.ca

Contact SONSHINE WEDDINGS for pricing and other information. Take the first step to plan your ceremony and start the next chapter of your life, today!