Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

Nanaimo V9R4X2 Nanaimo (British Columbia) View map

Information 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

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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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  • Benjamin

    Benjamin Trepanier, Married on 02/09/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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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 ... View more 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.

  • Alisha Mody, Married on 28/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    We wanted our wedding ceremony to be special and personal but without any religious affiliation to guide us, didn't know where to begin. Barbara was the perfect solution. She crafted a unique, touching and memorable ceremony. She was lovely to work with and gave us all the time ... View more we needed, to craft our ceremony, feel comfortable with it and on our day itself. Many of our wedding guests commented on how wonderful our ceremony was. It set the tone for a perfect day. We would recommend Barbara without hesitation! She is GREAT.

  • Jordan, Married on 26/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    When we decided to get married we agreed we wanted a ceremony that people would remember. We’ve all been to wedding ceremonies that felt like a chore to get through in order to get to the party. At first we weren’t quite sure how to make that happen. We looked around a little for ... View more some celebrants with good reviews. We talked to some that performed as many as 5 ceremonies a day. Then we were referred by a friend to Barbara. We arranged our first meeting via Skype so Barbara could tell us what she did. Within 5 minutes we were sold. Barbara helped us create a ceremony that was so personal and so memorable. She spent hours getting to know who we are as individuals and as a couple in order to really understand our story, our lives and our wishes for one of the most important moments in our lives. We lost count of the people who came up to us at the reception and since our wedding to tell us it was the most unique and best ceremony they’d ever been to. From the way she provided material and a framework that gave us the space to really make it our own, to the way she made sure to involve our children and our families, it was so far beyond what we planned or could have expected. Barbara made our wedding come to life and made our ceremony the most memorable part of our special day. If you’re not interested in settling for a canned wedding ceremony that has been repeated a few hundred times, and you want something that is uniquely yours, Barbara will help you create that. She is truly one of a kind. We would recommend Barbara to anyone interested in creating their own one of a kind wedding.

  • Laura

    Laura Fairbourn, Married on 18/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
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      Excellent

    My husband and I chose to elope so picking the right celebrant was an important decision for us. Barbara was more than a celebrant to us - she was a friend who made us feel special and comfortable on our special day. We had a few long Skype chats before the ceremony to make sure ... View more everything was perfect. We couldn't have had a better day and we would recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a celebrant. Thanks Barbara!

  • Jessica Havens, Married on 05/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
    • Value:
      Excellent
    • Flexibility:
      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    We wanted a ceremony that was traditional in many respects, but still unique to us, and involved us in a creative process. Barb worked with us to craft not one, but TWO ceremonies: a handfasting that was incredibly intimate, and a public, legal ceremony for a year later.

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