Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant
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    Anda Pascu · Married on 10 of August of 2019

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    Everything we hoped for in our wedding ceremony

    Barbara officiated our wedding ceremony in Victoria, BC, and it was everything we could've wanted! This was a destination wedding (we live in California), so we only got to meet her in person once, about a year before our wedding. Even after that quick coffee shop meeting, she seemed to clearly understand our vibe & what we're looking for. She was extremely responsive, she was prompt with email, did multiple (lengthy) video calls with us, and even practiced our entire ceremony via video call a few weeks before our wedding.
    Everything was extremely organized, she took care of printing out our vows, making sure we had mics (and knew how to use them in advance), coordinating with our planner & our bridal party to make sure everyone knew their role where necessary.
    We got a ton of compliments on our ceremony from our guests, and she did a great job of making us relaxed, keeping it human & conversational, and taking pauses so that we have a chance to look around and enjoy our own ceremony. I asked her for something meaningful, not boring, and not too long, and that's exactly what she delivered :) HIGHLY recommend.

    Sent on 29/08/2019
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    Paul Mccormack · Married on 27 of July of 2019

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    Professional officiant who takes those extra steps.

    From the start Barbara made us both feel comfortable with creating a celebration that met our expectations. She worked with us, giving us confidence and ideas to create a day we will never forget. She gently draws out your story, adds her own flavor and humor mixed in with yours and then walks you through your celebration so there are no surprises. On the day Barbara was excellent, making sure everyone understood their role with humor and grace, and did a fantastic job as celebrant. All our family has told us that they really enjoyed the ceremony and Barbara played a huge role in that. We would definitely recommend her for your wedding.

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    Sent on 02/09/2019
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    Ryan Elizabeth Hileman · Married on 20 of July of 2019

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    Do yourself a favour and contact Barbara for your ceremony. You’ll be so very glad you did!

    Barbara is absolutely amazing. The entire process was so enjoyable and brought my husband and I even close together. She did a fantastic job of making the ceremony true to who we are as a people and made it so much fun for everyone that attended. She took the time to really get to know us as a couple and created a beautiful ceremony full of love and laughter unique to us. (We had so many compliments after on how wonderful of a job she did and how enjoyable she made the whole experience). It was everything and more that we could have dreamed and something we will never forget. Would recommend this amazing woman and her service again and again!

    Sent on 26/08/2019
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    Robyn Smalley · Married on 29 of June of 2019

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    Professional and Flexible

    We couldn't of asked for anything more from Barb. She was professional but let us be us. She created the perfect ceremony that reflected our personalities and vision for our wedding. She kept calm in last minute music confusion and helped us breathe and relax and enjoy! I would recommend Barb to anyone looking for a unique and special ceremony.

    Sent on 02/07/2019

    Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant's reply:

    You know what I loved about you 2? You had a clear vision for your wedding, what you wanted it to be. It was out-of-the-box. And TOTALLY you. And we fit your ceremony right inside it...nice and snug. And boisterous...:) I can still hear the cheering...ha ha.
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    Sanki Tennakoon · Married on 12 of June of 2019

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    Beyond perfect experience

    Barbara was phenomenal, from her thoughtful words, her considered guidance of the ceremony to her flexibility and willingness for adventure! Brad and I had a simple and private elopement and it was so beyond anything we had ever expected due to Barbara’s care. While it’s still fresh, we are so stoked with how the ceremony went and would do it all again exactly the same - thank you so much, Barbara!!!!!

    Sent on 16/06/2019

    Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant's reply:

    I'm still blown away by how the perfect setting and time chose you. Actually, the perfect settingS, given how we did your ceremony in steps. And how absolutely present you were. It was all so wondrous. Such a privilege to be part of.
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    Kurtis Noble · Married on 11 of June of 2019

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    Barbara is Fantastic

    Barbara is an amazing person and jumped into action to provide a quick, yet very personal and heartfelt wedding ceremony for us.

    She was professional, flexible, friendly and more than willing to help.

    I found it so easy to open up to Barbara and tell her details of our lives, and she drew on our conversation and what I shared to help create a perfect ceremony.

    Thank you Barbara!!!

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    Sent on 15/06/2019

    Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant's reply:

    In 2 days, we managed to pull together the coolest Dr Who surprise handfasting. You were so much fun to work with, Kurtis! You even pulled off the bow tie! We were a pretty good team..:)
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    Caitlin Lott · Married on 18 of May of 2019

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    Barbara knocks it out of the park

    Barbara was amazing! She took our vague concept of the ceremony we wanted and turned it into something beyond what we could have hoped for. We’ve had so many compliments on how warm, welcoming, funny and engaging our ceremony was. Barbara made my husband and I feel so comfortable that we were present and enjoying every moment. We’ve also had people asking for her details for their own weddings - she is that good!

    Sent on 14/06/2019

    Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant's reply:

    Wow, the energy in your ceremony was really unforgettable. Everyone right there for you. You were so present. You even ad-libbed...when a couple is that comfortable, my heart wants to burst out of my chest. I so LOVED working with you both.
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    Autumn Riley · Married on 03 of May of 2019

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    Wonderful wedding ceremony

    Barbara did an amazing job! The seeming stayed very true to us as a couple and she is very engaging! Everyone said it was the best wedding they had ever been to! She totally went with the flow (which was great cause we adlibbed a ton) and included everyone and knew everyone’s name. She is a very go with the flow kind of person, which we loved. She is also amazing at staying out of the way for the photographers! Overall a great experience!

    Sent on 05/05/2019
  • Sabrina

    Sabrina Carver · Married on 30 of March of 2019

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    Absolutely amazing

    Barbara was all that we wanted and more. She took so much time and care to customize the wedding ceremony we dreamed of. She drew our group of family and friends together into a moment in time where everyone was just present. The space felt warm and full of love.

    Sent on 11/04/2019
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    Krystal · Married on 17 of December of 2018

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    Heartfelt, Just for Us

    We were the best of friends for 3 years and have been together 21 years as a couple. We have raised a family together, faced family health issues, death of loved ones and pets, provided hospice for parents in our home, tackled the legal system of WorkSafe (and won) - we've been busy. We have talked about doing the deed many times over the years but for one reason or another, the timing wasn't right. In October, we talked again, chose a date and began planning our wee wedding (8 people)

    It felt right and we wanted to take time to celebrate and honour one another, our lives so far and our future. Barbara heard our desires as a mature couple, and crafted a beautiful ceremony that caught the essence of our experience, our deep love for one another and our excitement for our very long married life. Barbara wove quotes and spirituality to reflect who we are to one another and that even in your 60's, one can love, truly, madly and deeply and look forward to more life together. She was always available for consult and guidance. Barbara's thought provoking questionnaire began a two month process of happy tears, increased awareness and deepening appreciation for one another and set the stage and our hearts for our special day. We are most appreciative for Barbara's gentle heart and caring spirit and her talents and skills as our Celebrant.

    If you choose Barbara as your Officiant/Celebrant/Minister, know that you will be well cared for, that you will feel honoured and valued during the process and most especially at your ceremony.

    We wish you a joyous journey and many, many years of health, happiness and prosperity in your new lives together as Mr. & Mrs.

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    Sent on 26/12/2018
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