Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

Nanaimo V9R4X2 Nanaimo (British Columbia) View map

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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  • 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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  • 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
  • Benjamin

    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
  • Laura

    Laura Fairbourn, Married on 18/08/2017

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    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 everything was perfect. We couldn't have had a better day and we would recommend Barbara to anyone looking for a celebrant. Thanks Barbara!

    Sent on 24/08/2017
  • Christina

    Christina L Rhodes, Married on 05/08/2017

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    Working with Barbara was fantastic! Even though we weren't in the same city we worked with her through FaceTime just as if we were. She walked us through every step of the process and really listened to us as a couple and came up with an awesome ceremony that was very reflective of us as a couple. We even had many guests comment to as after the ceremony how wonderful and unique it was! Barbara was also really great about making sure everyone was comfortable and knew what they needed to do on the day of the wedding. We also really appreciated how she placed herself during the ceremony in a way that was natural yet so that the focus was more on us than her. Her delivery of the ceremony was also flawless and perfect in every way for the setting and type of ceremony.

    Would highly highly highly recommend her for anyone looking for a very personal ceremony.

    Sent on 31/08/2017
  • Steve

    Steve Mumford, Married on 29/07/2017

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    We are so happy we chose Barbara to be our Wedding Celebrant. Her contribution was such a wonderful and important part of our wedding.

    We wanted something that reflected us and our family in a way that a typical wedding ceremony doesn't offer. After our first consultation with Barbara, we knew that having her as our celebrant would make our ceremony much more personal and special than a typical wedding ceremony ever could.

    It was really cool to be able to have so much input into our vows and the flow of the ceremony. She took a personal interest in us as a couple and a family, and wrote a ceremony which suited us perfectly.

    We really enjoyed how fun, witty and heartwarming it was, and had a wonderful wedding that we'll cherish forever. Thank you so much!

    Steve & Lindsay

    Sent on 22/10/2017

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