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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  • Nicole

    Nicole, Married on 09/06/2018

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    Magical, Memorable, Emotional & Personal Ceremony

    I thought it might be easiest to sum up Barbara's contribution to our wedding day with some direct quotes/ comments I received from friends and family after the ceremony - many of whom still had tears in their eyes or were still openly crying, in turn making me cry more. You get the picture - it was a mess, but a good one!

    - "That was absolutely, hands-down, THE most beautiful ceremony I have ever witnessed" (these words were said many times over by many different people)

    - "That was positively magical. The love and the emotion in the room were palpable."

    - "The ceremony was my favourite part of the wedding. The officiant's words, your words, the space - everything felt so heartfelt and magical."

    - "I never cry at weddings and I sobbed the whole time throughout your ceremony!"

    - "I can't believe how funny, emotional, personal, and how YOU that ceremony was!"

    - "WHO is that officiant woman?! She was amazing - like part comedian, part yoga instructor or spiritual guru or something!"

    Finding an officiant for the wedding was the thing I was dreading the most about planning our day. We aren't a religious couple, but I would say we're spiritual and I had no idea where to start finding someone who would represent us well. As soon as I read Barbara's website I felt like she was perfect. After our first skype date with her, we both KNEW she was perfect. She was wonderful and supportive through the whole process, despite our being nowhere near ideal clients. (I never thought I'd be this person but we handed everything in to her late - I'm so sorry!) We absolutely recommend Barbara to everyone. Is it a little more money than your run-of-the-mill officiant? Sure. Is it worth the money? Oh yes, and so much more. Thank you Barbara, you made our day so magical and memorable and special. I've never felt love and energy like I did during our ceremony. The air felt heavy and weighted with emotion and love. We believe you created and held the space for that. Thank you! xx

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    Sent on 16/06/2018
  • Amanda Young, Married on 06/06/2018

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    The Most Magical Elopement

    From the time we first contacted Barbara, we knew that she was the one to help us make our Elopement dream come true! She worked with us to create a personalized ceremony that fulfilled our wishes, while creating a memorable, magical experience for us. She did all this through email and skype as we were traveling to Vancouver Island and had an idea of what we wanted but Barbara helped create that small idea into an amazing reality. She created a ceremony that brought in elements from our past, tying them into our present and future. She brought it all to reality, creating a ceremony that involved 4 different "stops", as we walked through the forest and ended up on a secluded beach! She was even able to include our daughter which made the day even more special!
    I would recommend Barbara to everyone I know (after we tell our families of course!) She went beyond our expectations and we couldn't have hoped for a better, more memorable, beautiful ceremony! Thank you Barbara!

    Sent on 25/06/2018
  • Milo Rp, Married on 29/03/2018

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    Best Day Ever

    Barbara was perfect. There aren't enough words in the world to say all the good things we have to say about her. She worked with us personally to make sure our day was exactly what we wanted. We had an unusual elopement with a few out of the box requests, and she was more than happy to accommodate everything we asked for. She had the best ideas and suggestions when we weren't sure what direction we wanted to go, and was more than happy to alter any ideas to fit our needs and desires. She was able to take a nebulous idea we had and craft it into an intensely personal and beautiful ceremony, and bring all of our dreams about the day to life. I would recommend her to anyone, from anywhere. Travel to see her. It's worth every second.

    Sent on 07/04/2018
  • 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
  • Alisha Mody, Married on 28/08/2017

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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 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.

    Sent on 29/09/2017

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