Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant
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  • Value 5.0
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    Jan and Jean Paul Gentes · Married on 11/06/2016

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    Barbara took our wedding ceremony to the next level and surpassed both ours and our guests expectations of what could be. Barbara understood our vision and with her talent crafted a wonderful interactive emotion filled experience for all. We continuously get reminded of how beautiful it was. Thank you Barbara

    Sent on 21/06/2016
  • [Anonymous]

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    Barbara was really great. We wanted something special for our ceremony that wasn't cookie cutter and would be personal and memorable, and Barbara delivered. She tailored the ceremony just to us and had great suggestions to add to further include our family and friends as active participants. She has really great ideas to help you write your own vows in a way that isn't overwhelming or overly cheesy. Many of our guests specifically told us how unique it was and how much they enjoyed the ceremony. My one disappointment is that she flubbed up my name (at least once, she referred to me by the wrong, albeit very similar, first name). This was a simple mistake but especially surprising and disappointing because one of the things that makes Barbara so great is how much interaction she has with her clients beforehand -- we skyped several times, and extensively emailed -- so it really caught me by surprise.

    Sent on 26/06/2016
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    Shalyn Przada · Married on 28/05/2016

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    Barbara is the THE best. From the first meeting we had to the actual ceremony, the process was amazingly smooth and easy. She received so much praise from our friends and family, our ceremony a hit! Barbara was extremely easy to communicate with and professional. We couldn't have imagined a better person to lead our ceremony. If you get the opportunity to use Barbara you will not be disappointed. Such a fantastic experience!

    Sent on 20/06/2016
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    Margaret · Married on 27/05/2016

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    We knew Barbara was the one! From the get-go, we could see her genuine passion for her work as a Celebrant- she loves people and really understands others- and brings a wealth of career experience. Barbara met with us in person to discuss our wishes for our ceremony (and perhaps most importantly, what we didn't want). Throughout the whole process, Barbara was always incredibly insightful, flexible, supportive, and fun. She gave is an extensive ceremony questionnaire to complete and used this to guide the development of the ceremony. Barbara wrote an incredibly personal ceremony that captured who we are, what we wanted to say, and how we wanted to say it. She was totally open to our feedback, changed what we wanted, and offered excellent suggestions when we felt stumped. Barbara wove a funny story about us into the ceremony and suggested that we incorporate a special toast at the end- it was a special surprise for our guests & brought much laughter! She always remained sensitive to those who would be in attendance and made sure our guests felt welcomed and included. Most importantly she helped us make our wedding ceremony meaningful to us, staying true to ourselves and our values, while marking a very important transition in our lives. We feel so fortunate that we found Barbara. It is an unforgettable day. We cannot recommend her enough! Book her already! :)

    Sent on 16/06/2016
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    Richard Powell · Married on 22/05/2016

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    It was a second wedding for both of us. We both have grown children and extended family, and we wanted the wedding to help everyone see what our relationship was all about. Barbara helped us clarify what we wanted and craft a truly unique and personal ceremony. From the feedback we received people were touched, informed, and delighted with the result. From the our perspective, the ceremony was comfortable, light, joyful, and very authentic to who we are. Barbara listened to our needs and re-assured us when we were feeling anxious about a variety of things. She has great ideas, and a warm and engaging personality. We literally have nothing negative to say about the whole experience, it was fun, joyful, and fulfilling.

    Sent on 30/05/2016
  • [Anonymous]

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    Barbara was absolutely fantastic to work with: we felt comfortable and at ease both in the process leading up to the big day, and throughout the ceremony. We had a number of people tell us that they wish they could do their ceremony over, and have Barbara facilitate it. Even more people told us it was the best wedding they've been to, and we both attribute much of that to Barbara's work, as we found the ceremony lays the groundwork for a fantastic rest of the evening. It reminds everyone of why they are there. We both agree that the entire process, and not just the end result, was well worth the extra cost above what a traditional JP would charge. There was just no comparison. She worked hard with us to make our day exactly as we wanted it. We wouldn't have done it any other way - Barbara is a pro!

    Sent on 13/06/2016
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    We were told by many people that our wedding was the best wedding they've been to, and we credit much of that to the amazing work Barbara did, both before and during the ceremony. Our on-site wedding planner excitedly told me "that was, HANDS-DOWN, the best ceremony I've ever seen", and she's seen a lot! The process that Barbara has developed is as important as the ceremony. She really had us think about what is important to us and our relationship. She was a dream to work with: easy-going, flexible and knowledgeable. Barbara has perfected her craft, and is well worth the cost. We know that our ceremony set the tone for the rest of our wedding.

    Sent on 04/07/2016
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    Meghan Thomas · Married on 07/05/2016

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    Barbara was amazing I cannot think of enough descriptive words to describe her awesomeness. She wrote an entire ceremony for us from scratch. She involved everyone at our wedding and made it feel like it was not just an event between the two of us, but a community event. If you are thinking of hiring her as your officiant DO IT you will not regret having a one of a kind ceremony tailored to your personalities and wants.

    Sent on 30/05/2016
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    Danielle Woppenkamp · Married on 09/04/2016

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    Barbara is a captivating individual who is perfect at what she does! My husband and I wanted something different for our wedding, as typical wedding traditions held little meaning for us. Together, with Barbara's knowledge and organizational guidance we were able to create a special wedding ceremony that was all about us, and focused on what we found important. We could not have been happier with the end result! Our ceremony was intimate, yet inclusive. Our guests absolutely loved it and had endless complements of Barbara and her ability to lead the ceremony. Barbara's personality is infectious and easy going, I felt like I had known her for years within the first 5 minutes of our first video call. She is very professional, and was readily available throughout the entire process with prompt email responses. Barbara kept us on track timeline wise, without ever feeling pushy or last minute; the whole process was stress free, fun and exciting to create! I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone looking to create something special for their wedding day.

    Sent on 05/08/2016
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    Neil Roed · Married on 02/04/2016

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    Working with Barbara was a delight. We contacted her within 3 weeks of our elopement weekend and she bent over backward to ensure she provided the ceremony we imagined. She was extremely responsive, very flexible, attentive to our needs, and thoughtful in helping us consider details we hadn't planned. She was full of fantastic recommendations and referrals, several of which we used. She's GLBT friendly and made us feel accepted and valued as a same-sex couple. Everyone present raved about how well she facilitated our ceremony. We couldn't have been happier with having Barbara officiate our wedding and we would quickly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun, unique, and meaningful ceremony!

    Sent on 23/04/2016
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