Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant
Nanaimo V9R4X2 Nanaimo (British Columbia) View map

Reviews from Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

119 reviews
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5.0 / 5

  • Quality of service

    5.0

    Value

    5.0
  • Professionalism

    5.0

    Responsiveness

    5.0
  • Flexibility

    5.0

    117 of 119 couples recommend it

  • Jessica Havens, Married on 05/08/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
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      Excellent
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      Excellent
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      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.

    Sent on 14/08/2017
  • Billy

    Billy Ho, Married on 11/07/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    Barbara is an absolute delight. She was a very big part of our wedding and it was so important for us to find and work with someone like Barbara who not only brought a wonderful joy to our ceremony, but worked with us on making it truly ours.

    She has great ideas, has a wide range of knowledge of different cultures and customs, and has this great ability to control the guests and crowd on the day. She worked with us over time to craft, write and create a ceremony that was so very personal to us. We are so happy with how our ceremony turned out and were so grateful for the day, and a big part of that was Barbara.

    Sent on 31/07/2017
  • Kara

    Kara Hanson, Married on 29/05/2017

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    Barbara was AMAZING! She took the time to get to know us, both individually and as a couple. She used this information to create a one-of-a-kind ceremony that was so perfectly us! She made sure that we happy with it and even did a read through with us before hand to make sure there were no wrinkles. This put both my husband and I at ease. Both the videographer and photographer (who obviously attend A LOT of weddings) commented on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was and loved how she made sure that she situated herself strategically during the ceremony, as to not take the focus away from us. I would VERY VERY VERY highly recommend her to anyone and everyone! :)

    Sent on 07/06/2017
  • Hugh Stainsby, Married on 17/09/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    We are in our early 50's and wanted to have a wedding celebration that was meaningful and personal to us. Barbara was very professional and personable and together we came up with the perfect ceremony that brought all our friends and family together as a "community". Even the weather cooperated as it rained up until 5 minutes before we walked down the isle (path) to the beach in the beautiful sunshine. Barbara guided us through the process with ideas that led us to creating our own very personal ceremony.
    We at first thought it to be a bit costly but now realize that it was money well spent as we, as well as everyone else there will remember this as a very unique and special day.
    Thank you Barbara!

    Sent on 28/09/2016
  • [Private User]

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    What an incredible experience with Barbara! We couldn't have asked for anyone more heart felt, personable, professional, fun and down to earth. She was the perfect match for us, so understanding of our needs, flexible with our requests and gave 100% of her attention to the details. We felt so relaxed about the ceremony as she had it all under control, we didn't need to do a thing, apart from remember the rings! What a fantastic experience, we would recommend Barbara hands down for your special day!

    Sent on 19/09/2016
  • Kraig Cooper, Married on 09/09/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
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      Excellent
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      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
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    At first when planning our wedding, we were not all that excited for the wedding ceremony compared to the reception afterwards. That all changed after we started working with Barbara. Not only did she walk us through the process of creating a wedding ceremony but after a little knowledge sharing and prodding, she custom-tailored a ceremony specifically for us that was so beautiful and special that words cannot describe it. Her experience and expertise allowed her to walk us through this whole experience with ease, making it a very enjoyable and meaningful experience for both me and my wife. We cannot thank her enough and would recommend Barbara if you are planning to get married and want your ceremony to be as great the party afterwards.

    Sent on 20/09/2016
  • [Private User]

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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      Excellent
    • Professionalism:
      Excellent

    Barbara truly helped us to make our wedding special. We had a very small wedding and it was important that our wedding felt intimate, personal and that it wasn't just a ten minute exchange of legal formalities. Barbara helped us to achieve that, she made it very easy for us to personalize the ceremony and make everyone feel included. Barbara was always available to help us to prepare and did not rush any part of the process. By the time the wedding day came along we felt like we knew her and trusted that our ceremony was in great hands. I would highly recommend Barbara, she had great suggestions and made us feel like our day was special to her as well as to us.

    Sent on 26/09/2016
  • Emily

    Emily Fowler, Married on 01/09/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    Working with Barbara is beyond phenomenal. She truly understood us and created a ceremony that demonstrated who we truly are, both as individuals and as a couple. Beyond being professional, organized and calming, she is the perfect example of leadership. She listens deeply to desires (both spoken and unspoken), she comes with her own ideas, and she melds it all into the perfect moment. We are truly grateful for her magical abilities.

    Sent on 13/10/2016
  • [Private User]

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      Excellent
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    When we first arranged to meet Barbara, we intended to also interview other celebrants and then decide who was the best match. As we drove away from that meeting, we knew we didn't need to look any further; Barbara was a perfect fit and she understood our vision. She asked the right questions, listened and got to know who we are. She was organized, easy to work with and communicated well with us. We found Barbara to be both fun and professional and our ceremony could not have been more perfect! It was intimate, personal and so completely 'us'.

    Sent on 27/09/2016
  • Donna

    Donna Panton, Married on 20/08/2016

    • Quality of service:
      Excellent
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    Unique, Meaningful and Full of Love...that is how we would describe our wonderful wedding ceremony on August 20, 2016. Through individual questions provided to us a few months prior to the ceremony, we shared information with Barbara about the journey of finding each other and our love and this allowed her to get to know us and begin the process of creating vows and a ceremony to share with our family and friends. After receiving the first draft from Barbara and with only a few additional meetings via skype to provide our input and make any changes we wanted, we were excited to have a ceremony that was completely unique and reflected who we are as a couple.
    Barbara is extremely gifted and created a ceremony that was perfect for us. Our wedding day was incredible and we heard time and again from our 50 guests that it was truly one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had every attended. We thought so too and are both incredibly happy Barbara was the one to marry us. Thank you Barbara from the bottom of our hearts for being a very important part of our wedding. Doug and Donna xo

    Sent on 24/09/2016

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