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

Reviews for Barbara Densmore, Certified Celebrant & Wedding Officiant

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  • Mel McNiece , Married on 28/08/2015

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    The whole experience of creating a ceremony with Barabara was wonderful. The preparation and work she puts into the ceremony is worth the money. We created something that was perfectly us. When it came to the wedding day, I knew we could trust that everything would be perfect on her end (and perfectly imperfect on ours). We've had so many people come up to us and tell us that they loved the ceremony and it was one of the best weddings they've ever been to. What else could we ask for?

    Sent on 19/09/2015
  • Pete Poggione , Married on 11/08/2015

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    My fiancee and I decided very last minute to plan a wedding around a trip where all of our children would be present. With only 6 weeks to select a venue and plan a wedding ceremony for a couple that lived in different countries, we knew that we were going to need to someone with an extraordinary skill-set and talent.

    In a very serendipitous way Barbara came into our life and from our first conversation with her (via Skype), it became quite clear that we had found the right person! It's not easy to have a long distance relationship and planning a wedding from two different countries only compounds that fact. Barbara quickly jumped on board, always positive and always accentuating the positive, she embraced our need for guidance through the process of creating something magical. She succeeded on all counts. Thank you Barbara for helping to create a fairytale wedding for a fairytale romance.

    Sent on 15/09/2015
  • Cassandra Workman , Married on 25/07/2015

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    Probably the most anticipated part of our wedding. Everyone knew we were doing a custom ceremony personalized to us and they were dying to hear it. Barbara was a treat from start to finish. She made the whole process a lot less daunting and understood when life situations got in the way of things. To start we weren't sure how to go about getting the ceremony done. We knew we didn't want it over in a blink of an eye (like one wedding we had been to) and we didn't want it to be spotty and all over the place (like another wedding we went to), and I'm a particular to say the least. So when one of our other vendors recommended her (after we spent hours on the internet - we had a destination wedding) we had to have a look. She was a perfect fit. We wanted it to traditional but not to traditional, as neither of us are very traditional. We also wanted our ceremony to be as inclusive as possible so everyone wasn't just sitting there twiddling there thumbs for 35ish minutes. So she took all of our wishes, and made us a perfect ceremony the first draft! it was so hard to cut it down so it didn't run to long. One Skype meeting and a detailed questionnaire and she knew us perfectly.

    Barbara is bubbly yet professional, she is very calming yet she knows when things need to be done, and she had us and our loved ones laughing, crying, thinking and eye rolling.

    She also helps writes the most perfect vows if you need it. Which I did. I am also an over thinker. She listened to what you wanted and then provided examples of past couples vows that feel within the same sort of things you were thinking. and then you could email them back and forth with her till they were perfect. Then she prints them out all fancy for you so you can read them if needed during the ceremony! This lady is full service.

    Sent on 11/09/2015
  • Glenn Wainman , Married on 19/07/2015

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    Barbra is like all my favorite teachers, she asks the best questions to help us co-create a ceremony that had and still has great meaning to us. Even though we supplied the bulk of the content, Barbara put it all together in a holistic (whole-istic) way for our family and friends. Our guests were made to be part of a celebration and even made the pronouncement of our Man and Wifness. If you are willing to do the work to create a meaningful heart and soul moving event, then Barbara is the person for you. I'm sure she can also create an outstanding event for those that just want the nice words made for them, but I think it would be just a little bit sad to let such an important day be spoken from outside your circle of love. If you let Barbara teach you to speak from your heart and soul, the words of love you have for each other, then your love story will be the most honored guest at your celebration.

    Sent on 20/07/2015
  • Suzanna Weimer , Married on 11/07/2015

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    Barbara was the most amazing celebrant and we are so grateful to have found her and had her prep us and design our own unique ceremony. She is clear, prompt, fun and quirky and we will forever remember how special she made our day. She is a real delight. (-:

    Sent on 28/07/2015
  • Kelly Murray , Married on 04/07/2015

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    Barbara was the most profound part of our whole wedding! She is in the business for all the right reasons - with the most important reason being to celebrate your love story and evoking emotion from the guests. She handcrafted our ceremony from start to finish with us, helped us discover who we really are to one another, and made us feel special. A most genine lady who truly cares deeply for her clients. We didn't just go to our wedding on the 4th of July, we fully arrived - body, mind and soul...
    No one else can compare to this woman in delivering your dream ceremony. Do not cheapen your experience by holding a basic ceremony where your words will easily be forgotten like the majority are. Instead, have the richest experience of your life as a couple with Barbara and feel pride in knowing you attained the most outstanding experience possible that will forever be etched in the memories of all who came! We love you Barbara! Thank you for making our day in to a fairytale! Eternal gratitude to you... signing off on cloud 9 -------------

    Sent on 07/07/2015
  • Courtney Conn , Married on 13/06/2015

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    Barbara was absolutely amazing! Every single person who attended our wedding has commented on how the ceremony was the best one they have ever been too! Barbara was so much fun to talk to and it felt like I was planning the ceremony with a good friend! I am thrilled with the way everything went and feel so lucky my friend told me about her. Thank you Barbara for making our ceremony the best ever!!!!!!!

    Sent on 15/06/2015
  • Joel Keddie , Married on 05/06/2015

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    Wow. Just wow. From our very first meeting with Barbara we knew our ceremony was going to be special. The way that she customized it all to fit us as a couple was so perfect. The guests continue to rave to use about how perfect and sweet our ceremony was. Many have said that it was the most fun ceremony that they have ever been to. Barbara was easy to work with, a real pleasure, and made what can be the most boring part of a wedding day, into one that will be remembered and talked about for years to come. Thank you so much Barbara for making our day so special.

    Sent on 08/06/2015
  • Tarilyn & Joel D , Married on 05/06/2015

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    Barbara was AMAZING!!! I cannot say enough good things about her, or recommend her enough! She put together the most creative, unique, thoughtful, personal, funny (I could go on....) ceremony for us and it was PERFECT! All of our guests could not stop talking about how amazing it was, and how they have never had so much fun at a wedding before. They are still talking about it! We wanted a ceremony that was different and fun, and Barbara gave us exactly that! She even had our guests involved! We had a few skype meetings with her, and email questionnaires to answer, and she waved her magic wand and turned it into something beautiful.

    You MUST have her at your wedding, pay for her travel if you have to, you won't regret it! And have someone film it, because that's something you're going to want to watch over again, unlike most boring ceremonies!!

    Love you Barbara!! Joel and I are just thrilled with everything! Xo

    Sent on 09/06/2015
  • Megan P , Married on 23/05/2015

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    We would highly recommend Barbara to other couples! Creating our ceremony was a great experience from start to finish. We were lucky enough to live close to Barbara so we had about four in-person meetings over the year leading up to the wedding. She gave detailed timelines and instructions for all parts of the process of creating our ceremony. We wanted to create a light-hearted, fun, relaxed, meaningful, unique, and personal ceremony that would allow our guests to learn more about each of us and us as a couple. Barbara gave us some great ideas for our ceremony but also listened to our desires and ideas for our ceremony. We were able to edit the ceremony back and forth until we were completely happy with it. Barbara was very professional and delivered our ceremony perfectly on the big day. We loved how our ceremony turned out and so did all of our guests. We can’t wait to see the video!

    Sent on 08/07/2015

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