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Barbara Densmore, Wedding Celebrant & Officiant

Vancouver Island , BC
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Vancouver Island, BC V9R4X2 CA

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877-290-5065

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ABOUT US

Getting married just may be the most planetary, real-deal, sincerely meaningful, and everlasting thing you'll ever do.

What if your ceremony could reflect that?

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Getting married just may be the most planetary, real-deal, sincerely meaningful, and everlasting thing you'll ever do.

What if your ceremony could reflect that?

What if the joy factor was bumped up a notch...or 10? What if it set the tone for the whole monumental day?

What if your loved ones were right there with you in that magic moment? What if they said it could have been 10 minutes longer (vs 10 minutes shorter)?

What if they remarked that your ceremony was indeed planetary, real-deal, sincerely meaningful, _____ and _________ (insert your favourite words here). That it was totally you, from the first words to the epic kiss?



You can have that, you know.

Come join me on the adventure of crafting your very own wedding ceremony.

One that is fresh, personal, authentic, and fits you like a glove...not stuffy, starchy, standard or syrupy.

That will allow you to actively marry each other...100% wholeheartedly, ______ and _________(insert your favourite words here).

To feel like you are really, truly getting married.

And to actually love it...:)

A wedding ceremony that will lodge in everyone's hearts, allowing you (and those you love) to hold the memory long after it’s over.



Curious? Start off with my reviews. Then mosey on over to my website. Pretty well everything is there: who my clients are, how we work together, ceremony types and pricing, some real live stories.

Then if this feels like the way you want to enter married life, please get in touch. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Episcopalian, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Presbyterian, Quaker, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins., <30 Mins.

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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
Barbara was very fun to work with. She is very upbeat and bubbly which made it really comfortable working with her. She made our ceremony from scratch, which made our ceremony very personal,one of a kind and very special to us in every way as we did not want a "Traditional" wedding ceremony . If I could do the ceremony all over again I wouldn't have it any other way because Barbara is awesome and made our day as special as it was :) I would definately recommend her for anyone looking for a celebrant for their wedding.
Barbara was very fun to work with. She is very upbeat and bubbly which made it really comfortable working with her. She Read more...
Barbara was very fun to work with. She is very upbeat and bubbly which made it really comfortable working with her. She made our ceremony from scratch, which made our ceremony very personal,one of a kind and very special to us in every way as we did not want a "Traditional" wedding ceremony . If I could do the ceremony all over again I wouldn't have it any other way because Barbara is awesome and made our day as special as it was :) I would definately recommend her for anyone looking for a celebrant for their wedding. Read less
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Paige
Wedding:
12/6/2014
5.0/5.0
The ceremony was unbelievably perfect, and everybody raved about how amazing it was. So personal, unique and unlike any ceremony they'd ever seen before. Truly amazing. Barbara helped us create a ceremony that was perfectly us in every aspect. I can't imagine not having her at our wedding to marry us.
The ceremony was unbelievably perfect, and everybody raved about how amazing it was. So personal, unique and unlike any Read more...
The ceremony was unbelievably perfect, and everybody raved about how amazing it was. So personal, unique and unlike any ceremony they'd ever seen before. Truly amazing. Barbara helped us create a ceremony that was perfectly us in every aspect. I can't imagine not having her at our wedding to marry us. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not have been happier with our ceremony or with Barbara! We booked with Barbara a short 2 months before our wedding and she put together an incredibly thoughtful and reflective ceremony. She was very flexible with us - we were very busy and stressed, moving 2 weeks before the ceremony. Not only was she able to work with our schedule but she took our last minute words and turned them into something very meaningful. Every one of our guests was so impressed and my mom couldn't stop talking about how she had never seen a ceremony that was so perfectly attuned to the couple. We were so happy with our decision the moment we had our first Skype chat and we are so grateful to Barbara for the wonderful ceremony. We would absolutely recommend Barbara.
We could not have been happier with our ceremony or with Barbara! We booked with Barbara a short 2 months before our Read more...
We could not have been happier with our ceremony or with Barbara! We booked with Barbara a short 2 months before our wedding and she put together an incredibly thoughtful and reflective ceremony. She was very flexible with us - we were very busy and stressed, moving 2 weeks before the ceremony. Not only was she able to work with our schedule but she took our last minute words and turned them into something very meaningful. Every one of our guests was so impressed and my mom couldn't stop talking about how she had never seen a ceremony that was so perfectly attuned to the couple. We were so happy with our decision the moment we had our first Skype chat and we are so grateful to Barbara for the wonderful ceremony. We would absolutely recommend Barbara. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Savannah
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
The highlight of our wedding weekend was our ceremony. People are still talking about it. It moved us, our guests and even the staff at our venue.
The highlight of our wedding weekend was our ceremony. People are still talking about it. It moved us, our guests and even Read more...
The highlight of our wedding weekend was our ceremony. People are still talking about it. It moved us, our guests and even the staff at our venue. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Laura
Wedding:
9/10/2014
5.0/5.0
From the day we first met Barbara we knew she was the perfect person to marry us! She made us feel at ease and ensured that this whole process would be a whole lot of fun. She had loads of ideas on how to make our ceremony "us" and provided help when we got to writing our vows. We had so many ideas floating around and somehow she was able to put them all together in a beautiful ceremony! I can't say enough positive things about her and the work she does, thank you again Barbara for making our day so special.....and fun ;)
From the day we first met Barbara we knew she was the perfect person to marry us! She made us feel at ease and ensured Read more...
From the day we first met Barbara we knew she was the perfect person to marry us! She made us feel at ease and ensured that this whole process would be a whole lot of fun. She had loads of ideas on how to make our ceremony "us" and provided help when we got to writing our vows. We had so many ideas floating around and somehow she was able to put them all together in a beautiful ceremony! I can't say enough positive things about her and the work she does, thank you again Barbara for making our day so special.....and fun ;) Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We first saw Barbara in action when a couple of our dear friends got married in May. My girlfriend and I were really impressed at how the stories in the ceremony seemed like the speeches you'd normally hear at the reception (and the speeches in the reception got to cover new ground, too :) ). I proposed the week after, and the first thing my new fiancée did the day after the engagement was to see if Barbara was available. Luckily for us, she was!

We had quite a few people call our wedding "Best Wedding Ever". Barbara was spectacular in getting our stories in our words (even if we took a little longer than we should have to get everything to her), in staying in touch with us through the process, in crafting a ceremony that was extremely meaningful, and in rolling with the punches. We also learned from her how our personalities reflect the places we come from (I from Ontario, my wife from Vancouver Island), and some of the differences in how we communicate with each other. The ceremony was spectacular, and she has a skill for making it different and better than conventional ceremonies. She also weaved in stories and advice from our parents, which were special.

I would heartily and unreservedly recommend Barbara for your wedding.
We first saw Barbara in action when a couple of our dear friends got married in May. My girlfriend and I were really Read more...
We first saw Barbara in action when a couple of our dear friends got married in May. My girlfriend and I were really impressed at how the stories in the ceremony seemed like the speeches you'd normally hear at the reception (and the speeches in the reception got to cover new ground, too :) ). I proposed the week after, and the first thing my new fiancée did the day after the engagement was to see if Barbara was available. Luckily for us, she was!

We had quite a few people call our wedding "Best Wedding Ever". Barbara was spectacular in getting our stories in our words (even if we took a little longer than we should have to get everything to her), in staying in touch with us through the process, in crafting a ceremony that was extremely meaningful, and in rolling with the punches. We also learned from her how our personalities reflect the places we come from (I from Ontario, my wife from Vancouver Island), and some of the differences in how we communicate with each other. The ceremony was spectacular, and she has a skill for making it different and better than conventional ceremonies. She also weaved in stories and advice from our parents, which were special.

I would heartily and unreservedly recommend Barbara for your wedding. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Your events are unlike any other. Even months after guests continue to tell me how special and unique our ceremony was, and how much they enjoyed themselves both in moments of laughter and tears.

Working with you in the months leading up to our wedding was such a special way to stay connected and to remind each other of our journey together. You bring humour, honesty, kindness, and creativity to your work and for that we are so grateful.

Thank you for helping us create a ceremony, a feeling, and the heartfelt words that were a real reflection of us, and what we wanted to honour in our celebration. Those memories will resonate throughout our marriage, and the vows we created, with your guidance, will form the foundation for our life together.

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Your events are unlike any other. Even months after guests continue to tell me how special and unique our ceremony was, Read more...
Your events are unlike any other. Even months after guests continue to tell me how special and unique our ceremony was, and how much they enjoyed themselves both in moments of laughter and tears.

Working with you in the months leading up to our wedding was such a special way to stay connected and to remind each other of our journey together. You bring humour, honesty, kindness, and creativity to your work and for that we are so grateful.

Thank you for helping us create a ceremony, a feeling, and the heartfelt words that were a real reflection of us, and what we wanted to honour in our celebration. Those memories will resonate throughout our marriage, and the vows we created, with your guidance, will form the foundation for our life together.

I&A Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/21/2014
5.0/5.0
From the first initial phone call with Barbara, my future husband and I knew that she would be right for us. . From then on, the entire ceremony process was amazing. The ceremony that we created together allowed for it to be personalized to us and our history, but also allow for us to be engaged in the process. Our ceremony exceeded our expectations in so many ways - it was truly amazing. She truly cares about what each couple wants from their wedding - it is not another day, and another ceremony for her. I will 150% recommend Barbara to each and every person that will be tying the knot. From big weddings to intimate elopements, Barbara is the gal!
There is no one else who we would have rather had to marry us. Matthew and I are still in awe of our wedding day but most importantly the entire experience Barbara helped us to create for our special day.
Thank you for being you Barbara!
xo, Caitlin & Matthew
From the first initial phone call with Barbara, my future husband and I knew that she would be right for us. . From then Read more...
From the first initial phone call with Barbara, my future husband and I knew that she would be right for us. . From then on, the entire ceremony process was amazing. The ceremony that we created together allowed for it to be personalized to us and our history, but also allow for us to be engaged in the process. Our ceremony exceeded our expectations in so many ways - it was truly amazing. She truly cares about what each couple wants from their wedding - it is not another day, and another ceremony for her. I will 150% recommend Barbara to each and every person that will be tying the knot. From big weddings to intimate elopements, Barbara is the gal!
There is no one else who we would have rather had to marry us. Matthew and I are still in awe of our wedding day but most importantly the entire experience Barbara helped us to create for our special day.
Thank you for being you Barbara!
xo, Caitlin & Matthew Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Barbara if you are looking for someone who can help you create a customized and meaningful ceremony. Barbara has a passion for what she does and it shines brightly in her enthusiasm, and dedication to her work.

My husband and I went with our gut when it came to enlisting Barbara's help for our wedding and we are so glad we did. We received several positive comments on how unique and heartfelt our ceremony was.

Barbara helps turn what can be a very stressful process into something easy and worry free. She has a warm, inviting personality that makes you feel at ease.

There was one small snafu in our initial process where Barbara where she thought we wanted a more simple ceremony than we intended. After a bit of clarification we were able to move forward without any awkwardness or tension over the miscommunication.

Barbara does an excellent job of helping you to make your ceremony everything you want it to be. She doesn't pressure you to use cookie cutter examples, though she does provide you with lots of choices that help make the process easier and opens the door to more creativity.

She is an absolutely wonderful celebrant. My husband and I would definitely recommend her services and are keeping her in mind for any future celebration opportunities.
I highly recommend Barbara if you are looking for someone who can help you create a customized and meaningful ceremony. Read more...
I highly recommend Barbara if you are looking for someone who can help you create a customized and meaningful ceremony. Barbara has a passion for what she does and it shines brightly in her enthusiasm, and dedication to her work.

My husband and I went with our gut when it came to enlisting Barbara's help for our wedding and we are so glad we did. We received several positive comments on how unique and heartfelt our ceremony was.

Barbara helps turn what can be a very stressful process into something easy and worry free. She has a warm, inviting personality that makes you feel at ease.

There was one small snafu in our initial process where Barbara where she thought we wanted a more simple ceremony than we intended. After a bit of clarification we were able to move forward without any awkwardness or tension over the miscommunication.

Barbara does an excellent job of helping you to make your ceremony everything you want it to be. She doesn't pressure you to use cookie cutter examples, though she does provide you with lots of choices that help make the process easier and opens the door to more creativity.

She is an absolutely wonderful celebrant. My husband and I would definitely recommend her services and are keeping her in mind for any future celebration opportunities. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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John
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Barbara was AWESOME!!! I highly recommend her for any occasion.
Barbara was AWESOME!!! I highly recommend her for any occasion.
Barbara was AWESOME!!! I highly recommend her for any occasion. Read less
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