Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant
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Kristin O. · Married on 20/02/2021
Barbara is absolutely amazing.
We had Barbara officiate our wedding in Parksville on the beach and she was a key player who helped make it the most special day of our lives. My husband and I had to cancel our church wedding due to COVID and a pregnancy and we decided to elope. When we originally reached out to Barbara, our plan was to elope in June. Then we did our first ultrasound and things became REAL so I reached back our to Barbara and she was able to accommodate us with a ceremony in less than 30 days. It was perfect, it was customized to us, we got to pick what was said and our vows, but Barbara had a ton of examples so there was no pressure of having to come up with anything, it was like selecting from a catalog and then tailoring it to fit us.Sent on 23/02/2021
The day of the wedding we decided due to weather patterns in February we should move the ceremony up an hour and called Barbara the morning of.........once again, more than accommodating to our request. We met her at the beach area and she guided us through the most beautiful ceremony. There is no question she is someone who finds special meaning in performing a marriage. Then afterward when we needed witnesses Barbara took it on herself to approach another couple on the beach to sign for us. Afterwards she gave us a copy of the ceremony and vows which at the time seemed like nothing but the next morning once the rush had worn off it really was nice being able to re-read what had been said and take it in fully.
Without question Barbara is amazing at what she does and a special touch to any wedding ceremony.
Sarah H. · Married on 05/12/2020
An integral part of our wedding!
We could not have had a better experience with Barbara as our fabulous celebrant! We met Barbara in January, and in the chaos that was 2020 she helped us create and plan not one, not two, but three wedding ceremonies. Barbara's process really helped us to explore our feelings and intentions for our marriage, and she used that information to create an intimate and personalized wedding ceremony that truly reflected us as people and as a couple. Due to COVID-19, many of our family members and friends couldn't attend our ceremony. Barbara came up with engaging ways to involve everyone from a distance, and even sent some sneak peak photos out after our ceremony! This really took the pressure off of my partner and I to communicate immediately, and allowed everyone to really feel involved and valued.Sent on 11/12/2020
Barbara was so professional, flexible and responsive throughout our experience working with her. We can't recommend her highly enough! We look forward to additional opportunities to use her services to celebrate future milestones. Thank you so much Barbara for being such an integral part of our journey this year!
Tara J. · Married on 13/06/2020
Personalized ceremony from start to finish
If you are looking for an Officiant/Celebrant for your wedding and would like a customized ceremony that fully encompasses who you are as a couple, look no further! Barbara has been absolutely amazing and beyond expectations from day One. We met with her a few times so she could get to know us, then we answered a bunch of questions via email, from there she put together the most beautiful and personalized ceremony for us. We were able to edit anything she had written; together, with her guidance, we created something beautiful and perfect for our wedding day.Sent on 23/06/2020
Carolyn S. · Married on 29/02/2020
The perfect ceremony.
I cannot say enough about the fantastic Barbara Densmore! We had Barbara create our wedding ceremony and it was more than we could have ever hoped for, so personal and heartfelt. Barbara took the time to get to know us as a couple, she spoke to our children and designed our ceremony to honestly reflect our life together. We will cherish her words forever!Sent on 13/03/2020
Kayleigh G. · Married on 23/11/2019
The Best Celebrant We Could’ve Asked For!
My partner and I immediately hit it off with Barbara the first time we’ve met/emailed. We were having a small, Star Wars-ish wedding and she leapt into the concept 110%. She even dressed in Jedi robes for the ceremony! She held our hand throughout the entire process and made what would be a boring process so much more fun! All of our guests loved her, too!Sent on 05/12/2019
Would have her as our celebrant again 11/10.
Alexa R. · Married on 19/11/2019
Incredible talent and so accommodating!
We were referred to Barbara by a friend who had been a client of hers previous. We came with a tall order: Could you create a custom ceremony for us, perform it for us in Victoria to legally marry us, give it to us to take to Mexico so that someone who has never preformed a wedding can complete it for us in front of friends and family!? Haha.Sent on 18/12/2019
Barbara has an incredible vision when it comes to her writing, she was able to piece together the information we provided her to create a ceremony that felt so personal and specific to us - it was like she had known us our entire relationship. Not only was it beautiful, but she went above and beyond by creating a ceremony that could be easily duplicated by someone with no experience. Barbara went out of her way to create a book with the ceremony that also included cue's and helpful tips for our family member performing it in Mexico. We couldn't have been happier with the result and will be recommending her again and again! You will be so happy with your choice to hire Barbara. Thank-you for everything!
Nathalie Z. · Married on 08/10/2019
It was like being married by a lifelong friend!
Although we never saw her in person since we live in Mexico and organized the wedding remotely via emails, facetime and whatsapp she understood us perfectly and managed to give us the most perfect moment we could imagine. She helped us create a bilingual ceremony (Spanish / English) for everyone to understand. All of our friends and family were moved, there was not a single dry eye at the end of the ceremony.
THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!
Luis + Nathalie
Sent on 20/06/2020
Shasha D. · Married on 28/09/2019
Amazing! The best officiant ever!
I can’t express my immense gratitude to Barbara. From our first meeting we knew our wedding ceremony would be special and TAILORED to us . In my wildest dreams I couldn’t imagine a more perfect ceremony. It was meaningful, beautiful, emotional, magical and funny. My guest still talk about how it was the most romantic and beautiful ceremony they had EVER been to. You will not be disappointed with Barbara. Seriously. She’s so easy going and very professional. She does her research and includes things you would never even think about . Everyone participated in our ceremony and they felt a part of it. Honestly , 5 start isn’t enough. Thank you so much Barbara. Thank you for making our day the best day ever. Spencer & ShashaSent on 25/10/2019
Malissa F. · Married on 22/09/2019
Omg Barbara was so amazing! She worked with us over zoom calls numerous times to create our story and nailed it! She made our entire wedding party and guests laugh and they are still continuing to comment how awesome she was.Sent on 27/09/2019
Max · Married on 21/09/2019
Barbara was absolutely lights-out fantastic. She was well-organized, well-articulated, well-spoken, punctual, and a pleasure to deal with throughout the planning process. Her creativity and knack for getting to know us in a couple of short meetings we're truly impressive. The ceremony itself went off without a hitch and we felt like we had really made the ceremony largely about us as a couple while still keeping everyone entertained and engaged throughout the whole ceremony. Several people approached us after the ceremony and said that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. Barbara is an absolute rock-star.Sent on 30/09/2019