Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

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About Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

Your wedding just might be the most planetary, real-deal, sincerely meaningful, and everlasting event you will ever share with your the people you love. What if your ceremony could show that, from the first words to the epic kiss? Barbara Densmore is a contemporary minister/celebrant and licenced wedding officiant who will make sure you are breathing properly before your ceremony begins (so you don't miss it), and ensure that everyone is fully engaged in your big moment (so they don't miss it.)

Services offered

Her services include the following:

  • Wondrous wedding ceremonies that we create together.
  • Same-sex weddings
  • A wee wedding ceremony -intimate and interactive ceremonies for 20 people or less
  • Elope to Vancouver Island -a different way to get married
  • Short, sweet and unstuffy ceremonies (as time permits)
  • Vow Renewals

Areas covered

Barbara is a contemporary minister/celebrant and licenced wedding officiant servicing Vancouver Island as well as:

  • Victoria
  • Duncan
  • Nanaimo
  • Parksville
  • Courtenay
  • Comox Valley
  • Campbell River
  • The northern Gulf Islands
  • Funny little nooks and crannies in between
  • Wedding Types Civil union, interfaith ceremony, vow renewal, ceremony rehearsal
  • Officiant Services Licensed, allow couple' own vows
  • Religious Affiliations Agnostic, baha'i faith, buddhist, anglican, baptist, episcopalian, lutheran, methodist, no denomination,…View more
  • Wedding Services Starting Price C$ 750.00

More information about Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
    30-60 mins.
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    C$ 200

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140 Reviews for Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

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  • Quality of service 5.0
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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Response time 5.0

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    Autumn Riley · Married on 03/05/2019

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    Wonderful wedding ceremony

    Barbara did an amazing job! The seeming stayed very true to us as a couple and she is very engaging! Everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! She totally went with the flow (which was great cause we adlibbed a ton) and included everyone and knew everyone’s name. She is a very go with the flow kind of person, which we loved. She is also amazing at staying out of the way for the photographers! Overall a great experience!

    Sent on 05/05/2019
  • Sabrina

    Sabrina Carver · Married on 30/03/2019

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    Absolutely amazing

    Barbara was all that we wanted and more. She took so much time and care to customize the wedding ceremony we dreamed of. She drew our group of family and friends together into a moment in time where everyone was just present. The space felt warm and full of love.

    Sent on 11/04/2019
  • Sarah

    Sarah Henderson · Married on 22/09/2018

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    Best choice we made!

    Barbara was absolutely fantastic. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to find a celebrant last minute. Luckily she had a spot open up in her calendar! She met with us in person and made us instantly feel at ease that she would be able to provide us with the kind of ceremony we wanted. We wanted something unique, inclusive and representative of our love for each other as well as each other's children- She delivered exactly what we had envisioned. We were blending families and she helped to create a ceremony which included all of the kids and helped us start off our new family perfectly. Every single person who attended the wedding commented on how beautiful and touching our ceremony was. My husband and I loved it and the kids did too. Everyone felt so included, it was incredible. She had such a warm, loving and unique approach to our wedding. I would very highly recommend her to anyone!

    Sent on 26/09/2018
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    Miranda Gagne · Married on 25/08/2018

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    Wee Wedding Ceremony in Cathedral Grove

    We had to change our wedding plans and location last minute and we stumbled upon Barbara while researching ceremonies in Cathedral Grove. Her “Wee Wedding” ceremony was exactly what we had in our minds. The ceremony that she wrote for us with our words was very beautiful and included all of our guests in some way. We in no way wanted a cookie cutter ceremony and what Barbara put together was so unique. She will not disappoint.

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    Sent on 27/12/2018
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    Benjamin Trepanier · Married on 02/09/2017

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    My partner and I are convinced, after our wedding in September 2017, that Barbara Densmore is the best wedding celebrant on the planet. This might sound like an exaggeration but we honestly could not have imagined more of a perfect ceremony on our big day. Within about 2 minutes of our initial skype meeting with Barbara, I was nudging my partner in the ribs to try to indicate that this was obviously the person we needed to go with and from that moment on it was an absolute privilege to get to work with Barbara. Every time we met with her she managed to tap into exactly what it was we were looking for with such ease. To complicate things, we were living on opposite sides of the country (I in Vancouver, and my partner in Toronto) in the lead up to our wedding. We were slow to return to emails, late on all of the suggested "due dates" for revisions on drafts of the ceremony, and all around did NOT make it easy for Barbara. She never missed a beat, and went far above and beyond what I would have expected from her based on what she charges for her services. She drafted up a ceremony that captured the essence of our relationship, and that managed to make everyone present like that were a part of the ceremony. By the end, it felt like pretty much everyone was crying and afterwards we received numerous comments that this was the best and most genuine wedding ceremony people had ever attended. Other compliments received from others about Barbara's style were the fact that she took her time and took pauses in the most appropriate places, that she moved around and didn't stand in the typical "ministerial" position, and that she managed the crowd beautifully in the time prior to the ceremony. In the few days before the wedding, Barbara voluntarily stepped into a coordinator role that we did not even expect her to take on, emailing both the photographer and the resort coordinator to make things happen. I don't know that I can put into words how fortunate we feel to have had Barbara officiate our ceremony, and I don't think we could provide a more enthusiastic recommendation of her services. I hope she never stops doing what she does.

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    Sent on 07/10/2017

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