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Barbara Densmore, Wedding Celebrant & Officiant

Vancouver Island , BC
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Vancouver Island, BC CA V9R4X2

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877-290-5065

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ABOUT US

Your wedding ceremony is the reason for your celebration…it is - surprise! - the only part of your big day that you can’t do without.

What if your wedding ceremony could be... Read more
Your wedding ceremony is the reason for your celebration…it is - surprise! - the only part of your big day that you can’t do without.

What if your wedding ceremony could be exactly what you wanted? (I know…you likely don’t know what you want!) But what words, what feelings would you use to describe it?

Go ahead…take a second and imagine. I’ll wait…:)

(Ok, here are some of my clients' words: relaxed, original, light-hearted, engaging, joyful, authentic, elegant, spiritual, natural, full of love, unforgettable, different, real.)

With me as your Wedding Celebrant, we'll start with your words. Then we'll work collaboratively to weave the essence that is you into a one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony. It’ll be a true reflection of who you are, a symbol of your unique relationship with a dash of you as individuals as well.

As you stand before your loved ones, you will be transformed from “me” to “we” in a way that is joyous, meaningful, and unstuffy. Your guests will be enthralled and delighted; they will remember your ceremony long after the celebrations have ended....because it will be you through and through.

And you will be present for that moment in time that will not pass by again, because you co-created your wedding ceremony...and the process allowed you to stay grounded and connected while a million other details swirled around.

Curious? 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 stories and what clients have said. 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 officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Jewish, Muslim, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes

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Kim & Greg
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
We could not recommend Barbara enough. In fact, we already have recommended her to several friends and family members, one of whom said "your ceremony is how ours should have been; I want to renew my vows with her at the helm!". But the thing is, Barbara isn't really the one at the helm. She's the one guiding you, so you can be there at the helm! Our ceremony was fun, inclusive of our guests, touching, unique, and SO us. We even threw a few curve balls Barbara's way, which she handled with ease. We never thought we'd be able to create such a unique ceremony that reflected who we are so fully, but we did, with Barbara's guidance and boundless creativity, and we are so happy with how it turned out.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
When we first decided to get married we wanted the ceremony to be the most important part of the whole day. We wanted our family and friends to share in our joy and relate to the vows. that we were going to offer each other. We wanted our ceremony to be relaxed, fun, spiritual, and meaningful.
Being the daughter of an Anglican minister, but no longer attending church, I went back to the Anglican book of common prayer, and read the wedding service. Not finding it to be "us" we started to search for a wedding celebrant, and wow, did we ever find the perfect match in Barbara Densmore! Funny, professional, articulate, and caring! She led us through the process of building our wedding ceremony, step-by-step, until together we had crafted what we feel was indeed a delightful experience us for all of our.guests
We wouldn't change one thing about our day, and Barbara had prepared us so well, we never felt nervous for a moment. Thank you for all that you do, Barbara!
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Maxine and Florence
Wedding:
4/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely the best day of our lives and we owe a huge part of that to Barbara. By the time we actually met in person, a few days before the wedding, we already felt that she was an old friend. Over the previous eighteen months, Barbara became an invaluable resource in helping us plan a wedding on Vancouver Island from Australia.

Co-creating our ceremony was made an easy process by Barbara's professionalism and knowledge and the result was a deeply personal, intimate and meaningful ceremony. Every single guest commented that it was the best ceremony they had been to as it was so personal and they all came away feeling that they knew us better than before.

Barbara's skills go far beyond just writing a ceremony and she really took the stress out of the day for both of us. She did a fabulous job of organising everything throughout the ceremony and had thought of every detail, from bringing along a table and PA system to positioning herself out of the photos at key moments! Her manner throughout the ceremony was a perfect balance, light-hearted, yet communicating the importance of every word.

We can't thank her enough for making our ceremony so unforgettable and would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking to make their ceremony a memorable part of their wedding day.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Barbara was amazing. She was easy to reach anytime we needed her. We used skype and had phone calls on a regular basis. She talked us through every step. When the day came I was not nervous I knew exactly what was going to be said and done.. We had so many ideas and new things and Barbara was game for all of them. The best compliment we got was from a groomsmen who said," your day was awesome it was like a giant party all day not a stuffy wedding". and that's what we wanted. Thanks to Barbara we got a unique perfect day..
Services Used: Officiant
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Gae and Gavin
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
When we decided to get married we knew we wanted an intimate ceremony at home with a marriage celebrant officiating. I searched online and found Barbara and read all her reviews. We set up a meeting and knew she was who we wanted to marry us. She is warm, funny and very approachable.
We built our ceremony together and it was beautiful! Everyone at the wedding loved ther ceremony and felt very included, which was what we wanted.
We would highly recommend Barbara if you are looking for someone to marry you.
Services Used: Officiant
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Marnie and Rob
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for someone who can create a very personal, uplifting, motivational and memorable wedding then look no further! Barbara is an absolute star. She made our day so magical and everyone who attended said it was the best ceremony they have ever been too. I have to admit, Barbara nailed it, it was like she knew us for our entire lives. From the initial meeting to the actual event she made things so easy and seemless - we highly recommend her and if you want people talking about your wedding and how magical it was then hire Barabara.....
Services Used: Officiant
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Stacey
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend Barbara! Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted and more. She had lots of great ideas and incorporated all the ideas we had as well. All of our guest we so impressed with how "not" boring our ceremony was! Very original:)
Services Used: Officiant
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Rike
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Barbara for making our ceremony exactely what we wanted- the most important part of our wedding day! Our guests were touched and delighted by our unique and personal ceremony. We will always have a wonderful memory of our ceremony :). Thank you, Kelly and Rike
Services Used: Officiant
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Adina
Wedding:
9/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara... from our first emails, to meetings and phone calls, and hugs goodbye after the ceremony, we appreciated your professionalism and positive energy every step of the way. You always made us feel taken care of and at ease and this allowed us to really, truly be present and savour every minute of our ceremony.

It was so important to us to have the ceremony be the "heart" of the day - something that was meaningful, heartfelt, intimate and reflective of us - and largely in part of how you shaped and executed our ceremony, it was all of that and more. I'm sure you hear this all the time but every one of our guests commented on how perfectly the ceremony suited us, and many of them (even the guys!) remarked that it was the best ceremony they'd ever attended.

It was also an immense pleasure to get to know you during this process. You are so lovely, warm, gracious...and fun! We couldn't have chosen a better person to share such a special time in our life with us.

You are forever a part of the beauty of our day. Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude.

xx, Adina & Keegan
Services Used: Officiant
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Cathie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara's unique style and ease to work with helped make her the perfect fit for this joyous event. The day ended up being a truly special memory for all of us. It was as if Barbara had know the bride and groom from their childhood and was a family friend doing the officiating.
The ceremony was casual and yet meaningful in every way. I particularily loved the way the guests and family were included in the ceremony, which was significant for all. Many guests commented on the perfection of the ceremony ,and were delighted by the inclusiveness.

Thank you Barbara for the perfect ceremony for my special daughter and son.

Cathie Lane
Services Used: Officiant
Barbara Densmore, Wedding Celebrant & Officiant responded with the following comments:

You absolutely have to love a Mom that gifts a wedding ceremony! Cathie, I was so impressed by your mindfulness.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have picked a better person to be with us on this journey. Barbara was beyond my expectations and really made our wedding day not only special for us but also our guests. We initially chose her because she was bubbly and had a very excitable personality which is what we wanted on our wedding day. Little did we know she turned out to be a mind reader.
Barbara was able to turn skype conversations into a story about our lives that was eventually shared with our guests. She wrote and re-wrote our ceremony with finesse. Even when we needed parts changed 2weeks prior due to a death. She never complained but rather came up with original ways to make sure all of our guests felt special, connected and a part of our lives. I don't think there was a dry eye in the place.
Barbara we can't thank you enough for all you did for us. You are a special person and we were so lucky to have you!
Best wishes in the future
Jenn & Ryan
Services Used: Officiant
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Christian
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
What can we say about Barbara that others have not already said? From the word 'go' she has been simply amazing. She is super easy to work with, talk to, and collaborate with. She is funny, witty, and easy going. We loved the entire process of making our ceremony. Everyone commented how it was so very us and totally unique.

The process she has laid out for creating a ceremony was a uniquely special experience. We loved how she made us take the time to reflect and think about why we were getting married. It just reinforced, within us, how much we are in love and that this is what was meant to be.

During the ceremony, she was relaxed and helped us to be at ease as well as making sure everyone was present and involved. She was also very able to go with the flow. If something deviated slightly, she just took it in stride and made it seem like it was planned all along!!

Barbara is the person you want if you're looking for an extremely personal, memorable, and heartfelt ceremony. The entire process was an amazing experience and if we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't change a single thing!! Our friends and family loved everything that took place, and you helped make that happen!!

Thank you Barbara for all of your work, and we look forward to hopefully working with you again on an anniversary.

C&S... and Gryphon too.
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Barbara - Thank you for the many hours you spent with us making our dream ceremony
We could not be happier with how it turned out, we both are still absorbing it.
We cannot tell you how many of the guests were simply floored by how different and amazing the ceremony was - there was so much curiosity about how this ceremony came to be.
My father, in his speech at the reception said how uniquely us it was… and i am not sure if you can remember, but during the beginning process of writing the ceremony, when we were asked what was the most important factor -it was that we wanted the ceremony to be "uniquely us" and that is exactly how it was.

It was perfect - the rocks are incredible and we will cherish these forever.

You were such a pleasure to work with: you truly joined our team throughout the process, you are creative, kind and your loving character just beams through your work, your voice and in the ceremonies.

Thank you Barbara, we will be sure to spread the amazing work that you do; and the most awesome person you are.

We will miss working with you
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Phyllis and Rick
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Not knowing what to expect when we contacted Barbara we are so thrilled that we did. Questions asked about each of us were very thought provoking, which gave her the basis for a very personalized and memorable ceremony.Between phone calls, e:mails and meetings Barbara did a wonderful job in having us create our own vows and make it so much more special for the both of us. We really liked how Barbara involved kids and family in the ceremony ,her creativity in putting ceremony together was awesome and enjoyed by all.

Phyllis and Rick Perry :)
Services Used: Officiant
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Anne-Marie
Wedding:
7/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Hello everyone,

If you don't want just another boring wedding, and you want something a little more custom to who you are as a couple....book this awesome woman....she is worth every penny, I promise you. My husband (that is still fun and new to say ; ) and I had no idea what we wanted, just knew what we didn't want. Barbara sat down and had coffee with us and was able to find out what we wanted and came up with an awesome personal theme for us...she was available any time that we needed her, and really made us feel more relaxed and less nervous about the whole thing. Knowing exactly what was going to happen made me extremely calm for my whole day. We had a very interactive wedding on French Beach, all my friends are still talking about it, and several people said it was better then any wedding they had ever been too; including their own : o People got to talk and walk around, and it wasn't boring one bit...Barbara did that for us. She also had the speaker system included and she was very loud and fun on a loud windy beach. She co-ordinated with all of my helpers and I couldn't have asked for anything more. If you are hesitating at her cost, as we were originally, I fully understand...but it was the best expense of our whole entire wedding. I also have keepsakes to last me forever. She is really cool, she is whatever you want her to be, she really will help you a lot.....book her, you won't regret it one bit.
Services Used: Officiant
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/21/2013
5.0/5.0
When my partner and I started planning our wedding, we envisioned our ceremony being intimate, relaxed, and fully reflecting ‘us’. After selecting Barbara as our Celebrant, we were able to bring this vision to life.

We connected with Barbara immediately. She exudes a positive and comforting energy that allows you to feel at ease with her from the start. She was intentional throughout the planning process about getting to know us as individuals and as a couple.

Our ceremony exceeded all expectations! We've received (and are still receiving) a multitude of compliments on how engaging and meaningful it was. Our friends and family were amazed by how perfectly it represented ‘us’.

We are so thankful to have found Barbara to guide us through this exciting process. She was such a pleasure to work with and will be a friend for life!
Services Used: Officiant
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Siobhan
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara’s ceremony is still the topic of conversation amongst our friends and family when talking about our wedding.
We asked Barbara to help us build a ceremony that would be fun, relaxed and memorable. She nailed it! The task was not that easier either as my now husband and I lived in two different countries during the planning of our wedding. On top of that my laptop was broken, so communication was sparse. However Barbara asked us some amazing questions, and with the answers built a ceremony that was so personal and fitting to our brief.
The highlight for myself was building my bouquet at the alter. We had family members and my bridesmaid bring a flower of their choice to the wedding, and then our Mother’s built the bouquet together and gave it to me. It was so much fun, and so symbolic.
Barbara has a gift. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a ceremony that is outside of the box!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Kevin and Sarah
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very fortunate to find Barbara. Her style and methods made building the ceremony a very fluid process. If there were questions or hesitations, she was always able to provide and alternative point of view. We chose her because she seemed genuinely excited to be a part of our union. She wanted to work with us.
We were open to improvisation and involving our guests during the ceremony and we were excited to see there were a few tricks up her sleeve. She allowed what makes us unique to shine through.
Services Used: Officiant
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Eric and Katy
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
WOW about sums it up. We wanted our wedding to be about us and the people that matter to us in our life. Well we got what we wanted and more. Since the wedding we have received a lot of complements on our ceremony and vows. It set the tone for the day and we were very grateful how much attention to the details Barbara put into it. Very happy and would recommend it to any of our friends.
Services Used: Officiant
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Eric and Katy
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Thank you Thank you. What a great day, it rely represented us as a couple. Both Katy and myself are so grateful we used Barbara. It was a great process creating the ceremony that we both envisioned and the vows that represented us. Barbara was great to work with and had some very outside the box ideas that we loved. We have had many many complements from our friends and family. thank you.
Services Used: Officiant
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danielle
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
There are not enough words to express how happy that my husband and I are to have had Barbara be the officiant at our wedding. We knew we wanted original and meaningful vows, but didn't know how to do it ourselves. Barbara made it so easy to express how we felt. She was wonderful to work with and was very accomodating to our wants. The ceremony that she created was so special to us and to our guests. We recieved so many compliments, people enjoyed the ceremony just as much as the reception. I highly reccomend Barbara, she won't disappoint!
Services Used: Officiant
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Catherine
Wedding:
6/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara was nothing short of amazing!
She really took the time to get to know my husband and myself, and created a custom wedding ceremony around us as people. That in itself really resonated with all of our family and friends and we have been receiving many a compliment about the ceremony.
Barbara managed to find time to talk to us, competing with our hustle and bustle of life and made it such a breeze!!
Truly a delight, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to do a ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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lisa
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We didn't know what we were looking for or exactly how we wanted our ceremony to be but we new we wanted something different. We new we wanted a ceremony that resonated with us, was "us". We wanted our ceremony to be the "heart" of our wedding, not something to just "get over with" as we have heard others say. We wanted our wedding to be meaningful to us and to our families.
So we started looking.. and we found Barbara. She was invaluable in guiding us through the process of creating a very special, honest and "us" wedding ceremony. We worked alongside her with skype dates and emails over 10 months. She went the extra mile many times, visiting our wedding location prior to the wedding, communicating with our photographer, and using her creativity to create somethin' pretty darn special.
Not only did she help us create a ceremony, with her guidance we were able to dig deep and really set the tone for our marriage. The process in itself allowed us to reflect and really think about what makes us "us" and what is important for our relationship. Barbara was an amazing celebrant (our guests LOVED her!!) for our wedding day, but also had an important role in a much bigger way "behind the scene".
Thank you Barbara - without YOU our wedding wouldn't have been so US.
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Megan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara is nothing short of amazing. She worked with me and my partner to make a ceremony that was just for us, that was exactly what we wanted but didn't know we wanted. So many of our wedding guests have told us ever since the event that it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. We were so glad of our decision to have her as our celebrant, because she was above and beyond what we had hoped for and worth every penny of her fee. She is a truly creative and sensitive person and this is her true vocation.
Services Used: Officiant
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Jade
Wedding:
4/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara was absolutely amazing! She provided us with not only the most memorable and personalized ceremony we could have asked for but also made the process of writing this ceremony super fun. Our day was more than we could have asked for because of her - the ceremony was the perfect mix of funny, touching, meaningful and memorable. I can't rave enough about her and being a wedding photographer myself I will definitely be recommending Barbara to all my brides!
Services Used: Officiant
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Tanya
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
To make your day a special, engaging, unique, and perfect day, then Barbara is the person you want to conduct your ceremony. Barbara made our special day even that more special. She was able to capture us completely with the ceremony she designed. It included all the important parts we envisioned. The ceremony flowed so well and really made an impact not only with us but with our family as well.

Barbara invested a great deal of time with the both of us to create our ceremony. She is quick to respond, provide insight into the entire process, and offer all the help needed to make the day a cherished memory.

We are so lucky to have had Barbara as our Celebrant/Officiant. It was so joyous, engaging, emotional, and loving ceremony. We also love the vow cards she made for us as a keepsake.

Thank you Barbara, none of use have stopped talking about the day yet. We will highly recommend you to everyone!
Services Used: Officiant
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara was absolutely amazing. Our ceremony was incredibly moving, humorous, unique, personal, meaningful and interactive. She was incredibly helpful throughout the whole planning process. She is very thorough and gets down to why you really love your partner. She completely exceeded our expectations. She went out of her way to make sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She works around your schedule and works WITH you. I would recommend her over and over and over again.
Services Used: Officiant
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Catherine
Wedding:
1/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was arranged by Barbara Densmore . All the ceremony and paperwork was completed. Communication gave us information . Choices and flexibility on the kind of arrangement we required. Recommend the management skills of an occasion with respect to a very important day from Barbara Densmore.
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Jim
Wedding:
1/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara is the person you want to conduct your ceremony if you want something different, unique and fun. A straight talking woman with a great sense of humour who is very flexible whilst charging around Beacon Hill Park at dusk trying to find the right spot to hold the wedding. All this the night before. Highly recommend Barbara to anyone.
Services Used: Officiant
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Jennifer
Wedding:
1/1/2013
5.0/5.0
When planning one of the most important days of your life, you need someone who can capture the essence of who you are as a couple, and who you are individually. Barbara Densmore is this person.

Not only was our wedding ceremony authentic and personal, but it was extremely representational of who we are. This was because Barbara invested the time to actively listen, ask questions, invite conversation, and remain engaged in our story in order to make our wedding unfold beautifully.
As a result, the ceremony was genuinely intimate and truly touched everyone present.

We will always remember Barbara’s flexibility with communication, her sincere and open approach to getting to know a couple and caring about who they are.

Thank you Barbara for making our day so memorable and very magical.
Jennifer and Gordon
Services Used: Officiant
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Kirsten
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Having Barbara perform our ceremony was probably the single best and most important decision we made about our entire wedding process! We knew we wanted something unique that would not only be special and memorable for us, but also for our guests. I am SO thankful for stumbling upon Barbara's website - fate was smiling down on us that day.

Many people have already said this about Barbara in other reviews but you can take this to the bank: Every single one of our guests told us with absolute sincerity that our wedding was the most unique, engaging, loving, fun, and interactive ceremony they have ever seen and been a part of. Period.

If you want a ceremony that isn't run-of-the-mill and easily forgotten, do yourself a favour and contact Barbara!!! She is simply amazing.
Services Used: Officiant
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Kevin
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife Nicole and I were married by Barbara on Nov. 3rd, 2012 in beautiful Tofino, BC. I can't say enough about what a unique, personal and emotional ceremony that Barbara put together. She is professional, creative and open to new ideas, yet provided us with guidance and thoughtful questions that helped build the ceremony of our dreams. If you are looking for something different, that is unique to you and your idea of what a perfect ceremony should look like, then I highly recommend using Barbara to plan your wedding. 2 thumbs up for sure!!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Jeff
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Barbara blew us away! Upon our first meeting she put us at ease and we felt completely confident that she would help us articulate some of our most intimate thoughts and feelings on the biggest day of our lives. She guided us in creating a ceremony that was totally unique to us and left our guests in awe. Barbara seamlessly told our love story, weaving why we love our parents into how we love one another and ending in vows that were funny and heartfelt. All 90 guests shed tears of laughter and joy, and walked away knowing and loving us as a couple that much more. It has been almost a week since our wedding and we have been receiving nothing but extremely positive comments - stating it was the best wedding ceremony ever attended. If we could do it all again we would not hesitate for one second to involve Barbara. She was professional and a joy to work with. And above all, brought us even closer as a couple and made our special day that much more memorable. We are so grateful to you Barbara!
Services Used: Officiant
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louise
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Hi Barbara,

Again thank you so much for all your work and patience with the procrastinators. We had a blast and so did everyone else, they were blown away by the ceremony as no one had been to a ceremony like that!! They just kept commenting on how much fun it was and not stuffy, they all so were not looking forward to stuffy. Will most definetly recommend you to any future brides and grooms, the only way to go, so not nervewracking.

One comment on my facebook was: Rob and Lou's wedding was awesome, different, but awesome.

Thanks again

Lou and Rob

PS: keep in touch especially when you are down this way on one of your jaunts, door is always open!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married Sept 8th, 2012. We wanted something different for our wedding. We wanted a ceremony that more greatly reflected us, that was more personal and intimate, and not at all scripted, generic, or stuffy.
We found Barbara Densmore online through a google search. I immediately was drawn to her, as her website showed what no other officiants came close too. Her reviews were fantastic and her website revealed her open and warm personality. I would say she was the best investment my husband and I made in regards to our wedding day. That what she did for us was exceptional.
She helped my husband and I write our own vows with ease. She significantly participated in making our day extra special and was helpful on every level. She was flexible and easy going, professional and extremely organized.
I have recieved a great deal of compliments about our wedding since the big day, and have heard repeatedly ours was the best wedding our guests had ever attended. I feel we largely have Barbara to thank for this.
She made our ceremony something noticably unique and amazingly personal. She included our guests, had everyone involved and participating. She made suggestions and gave us options that I would have never considered in regards to the processional and format of the occassion. I believe she helped my husband and I acheive everything we wanted in our ceremony.
I would highly recommend Barbara to anyone. She was and is phenomenal at what she does. I couldn't thank her enough for all her contributions and assistance in making our day wonderful.
Services Used: Officiant
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Caley
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you so, so much for being so brilliant on our day. We have had sooo many guests come up to us and say it was the most heartfelt ceremony they've ever seen. Many have also commented on how great you were, calm and lovely and gracious. Our ceremony was our favourite part of our wedding day and it was so special because we got to create it with you. The process of co-creating our ceremony was one of my favourite parts of the whole wedding-planning process and it made our ceremony so heartfelt and "us". Thank you :)
Services Used: Officiant
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Kate
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I want to share my experience working with Barbara Densmore this past summer, in part to thank her, but also with hope that others will trust her to be involved in ceremonies to come. Barbara helped my husband and I to create the meaning, the depth, and the sentiment that we hoped for in our wedding ceremony. Barbara encouraged us to spend our time before the wedding considering what we loved about each other, what we hoped for the future, what meaning marriage held for us as individuals and as a couple, and what purpose the ceremony held. Our decision to work with Barbara helped us to bring meaning, purpose, and intentionality into our ceremony, during a time when less personally significant things like colours, cake, and flowers competed for our attention. She pulled our stories, language, personalities, and preferences into the most beautifully crafted ceremony I could have imagined. When the ceremony finally came, we laughed and cried, felt the nerves and excitement, but above all, she helped us to stay absolutely present. We have not once said "that went by so quickly." Instead, Barbara helped us to stay 100% in the moment, enjoying every minute. Not only did Barbara help us create a perfect ceremony, she also helped us to start our marriage on the right foot. We will never forget the beauty of our wedding day, and no small part of that is because of Barbara.
Services Used: Officiant
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Shereen
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Barbara was a true professional who genuinely cared about crafting a ceremony that was reflective of who we are as a couple. We knew we wanted something unique and Barbara was with us every step of the way. The entire process was extremely refreshing and I don't think a moment went by that we weren't in the moment and having fun.

Working with her to compile the various drafts of our ceremony was an amazing experience. We've had nothing but compliments about our entire day, but specifically about how special, fun and meaningful our ceremony was.

We couldn't have done it without you Barbara, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming to North Vancouver to share in our special day!!

M&S
Services Used: Officiant
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Isa
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could give one piece of advice for all future bride and grooms to be it would be to hire Barbra Densmore as your celebrant!

If you ask anyone that attended our wedding they would all agree that our ceremony was their favorite part!

The process of writing our vows with her we will never forget. It made our ceremony one that people will not forget. It was 100% us, personal, humorous, and emotional with surprise twists that everyone loved.

Barbra was professional and accommodating to my many different requests. It was hands down the best most important money we spent.

Check out http://www.stylemepretty.com/2012/10/03/vancouver-island-wedding-from-rebecca-amber-photography/ to see photos of our big day.

Thanks again Barbra xo
Services Used: Officiant
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Sherrylynne
Wedding:
7/3/2012
5.0/5.0
When my husband asked me to marry him, and we choose july, the next step was to find the person who could marry us. We went with our FIRST Choice, dear barbara. She was and still is sooo very inviting, inclusive, and professional. She took the time with my nervous Allen, and allowed him to find his pace with the nupuals. I beleive that The Ancestors brought Barbara from the stars to do her majik for our wedding, which was the most memeorable day for us. We are truely Blessed ....by the Heavens.
Aho Mitakuye Oyas'in, All my relations. Allen and Sherrylynne
Services Used: Officiant, Unique Services
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Mark
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding day was absolutely wonderful well beyond expectations. All our friends and guests are still commenting on how great the ceremony was. It was unique, fun, entertaining and everyone enjoyed and loved being actively involved with the ceremony itself. There was laughter, joy ,and tears of joy, through the whole ceremony. Barbara was key in helping create and plan our wonderful ceremony. It was a unique and personal ceremony which could not have been created without Barbara and her expert guidance.. I would highly recommend Barbara to all my friends and family. Thank you Barbara for your great service. Mark and Teri
Services Used: Officiant
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Barbara was fantastic!

Barbara helped us to shape and experience the wedding we wanted. She helped us to create the space, time and energy to realize our perfect wedding. It was joy-filled, fun, relaxed and inclusive - just as we'd hoped! A real reverie in both senses of the word - dreamlike in its intensity and beauty and reverential in its sanctity. We are seriously grateful for Barbara's working in enabling this. And, for the record, many people mentioned how much they loved the ceremony and even asked for copies of our vows. (-: Hurray, Barbara!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Melissa Braun
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Barbara was everything we wanted in an officiant. She was interested in us as a couple and made sure that we had a ceremony that was representative of us. Barbara used her advanced facilitation skills to keep us on track, communicating and happy. Our wedding guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been too and were moved by the level of detail taken and the invitation for them to participate in the ceremony. There was laughter, there was tears, but most of all, there was a lot of love. Thank you Barbara for making our day the best it could be. Everyone in attendance will remember this day forever.
Services Used: Officiant
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TheHowards
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Barbara was a pleasure to work with. Not knowing what we wanted for a wedding ceremony except knowing that we DIDN"T want a marriage comissioner and your 'everyday' ceremony. She helped us create a ceremony that was uniquely ours. The process was fun too, I could hardly believe what we had written was translated into something so beautiful!

Being able to be part of the creation of the ceremony made it ours and I think it was a perfect reflection of the people we are (quirky, goofy, happy and crazy in love!) and all our friends and family were able to witness it...it felt like pure magic, we couldn't have wished for anything more!

Our loved ones are still talking about it! My parents were so surprised and touched to be honored during the ceremony. My brother was so appreciative of being included. Our family and friends loved being included, shouting their affirmations of WE DO! and being able to pronounce us HUSBAND and WIFE! Barbara definitely set the tone from the get go and got people geared up for a ceremony that was going to be a little bit different from 'the norm'. I've never been to a wedding where people started cheering and hooting and hollering when the father of the bride and the bride came walking down the aisle BEFORE the ceremony even began!

I would encourage anybody who is thinking about being part of writing their ceremony to go for it. It really made our day that much MORE special and memorable. Barbara is your girl. She was an absolute JOY to work with, available at all times for a phone call or an e-mail. She had a draft of our ceremony back to us quickly and was flexible when we kept changing our mind on different styles of vows. She was the perfect person for us to have as our officiant on our special day, I honestly can't say enough good things about her!
Services Used: Officiant
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silbs05
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Barbara is a joy to work with! We got a lot of compliments on our wedding ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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J-Ro
Wedding:
7/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Barabara was an absolute star. We had a beautiful ceremony that was unique, personalized, ad memorable to all who attended. We keep hearing from friends an family how amazing they thought the ceremony was.
Services Used: Officiant
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nikkie
Wedding:
6/29/2011
5.0/5.0
We had so many comments from our guests on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was. How personal and intimate Barbara had made it, and how they truly loved being able to participate in Taylor and I committing to each other for life by warming our rings. Several people told us shortly afterwards that Barbara had created the most gorgeous ceremony they had ever witnessed.

She provided us with everything we were looking for... a spiritual, personal exchanging of our love for one another versus a typical “insert name here” ceremony. The way she told the story of how we met, the hopes we had for our future and the incorporation of our wedding theme was amazing. Everything from start to finish was done first class with a personal touch, warmth and a true desire from Barbara to give us a beautiful, memorable ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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KIRSTY
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Barbara Densmore gave me a unique, fun, culturally sensitive and very entertaining wedding. It was the wedding of my dreams, and on budget, too! My house is still full of the photos from that magical day. I would highly recommend Barbara Densmore to family and friends! She has a unique sparkle that I've never experienced before and she was my favorite wedding professional!
Services Used: Officiant
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A
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
As a groom, I thought getting married would be a bit of a chore. Yet I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Barbara. She allowed me to have a personal say in the creation of my wedding day in a way that I had never heard was possible. Thanks for making the our day painless, fun, authentic and very personal too. You rock!
Anthony
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Thank you Barbara, you made our wedding perfect.
If you are looking for a wonderful lady to do your wedding ceremony do not hesitate to use Barbara. From the first meeting to the final good bye Barbara made getting married fun, stress free and beautiful. We had so many compliments from our guest saying it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever been part of.
Services Used: Officiant
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Stacey
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.9/5.0
Barbara did an amazing job. We live in a different province, and she Skyped with us regularly and involved us in the planning of our ceremony. It was very personal and well written. All of our guests had a blast, and some even said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to! Well worth it to book her services!
Services Used: Officiant
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Carrie
Wedding:
7/18/2013
4.8/5.0
Barbara was amazing! She designed a custom ceremony, tailored just for us. It was a perfect fit. Barbara was professional but friendly and down to earth, and was responsive and easy to reach even though she was creating our ceremony from hundreds of miles away. She even helped us find the perfect venue, we couldn't have asked for more! Our ceremony was everything we wanted. Thank you Barbara for making our special day perfect!
Services Used: Officiant
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Barbara worked with us personally and helped us realise what we wanted and the different options we had to say and share our feelings. It truly was the best day of my life and I remember and cherish every moment of it! Our ceremony was everything and more than I hoped it would be. Thank you Barbara.
Services Used: Officiant
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