Hey, not only can you come to Vancouver Island and marry each other legally, you can also marry each other whole-heartedly…every inch of you….whatever that looks like for you.
It might look like utter joy and massive celebration, the profoundness of the moment that you have been waiting for…or a whole bunch of both.
Neville Black Photography
H&E created a memory chest with mementos of their international travel, from their wedding day, and wishes for their future from all the guests. See more here.
Janayh Wright Photography’
S&B (above) said this:
My partner and I are convinced, after our wedding in September 2017, that Barbara Densmore is the best wedding celebrant on the planet. This might sound like an exaggeration but we honestly could not have imagined more of a perfect ceremony on our big day. Within about 2 minutes of our initial skype meeting with Barbara, I was nudging my partner in the ribs to try to indicate that this was obviously the person we needed to go with and from that moment on it was an absolute privilege to get to work with Barbara. Every time we met with her she managed to tap into exactly what it was we were looking for with such ease. To complicate things, we were living on opposite sides of the country (I in Vancouver, and my partner in Toronto) in the lead up to our wedding. We were slow to return to emails, late on all of the suggested “due dates” for revisions on drafts of the ceremony, and all around did NOT make it easy for Barbara. She never missed a beat, and went far above and beyond what I would have expected from her based on what she charges for her services. She drafted up a ceremony that captured the essence of our relationship, and that managed to make everyone present like that were a part of the ceremony. By the end, it felt like pretty much everyone was crying and afterwards we received numerous comments that this was the best and most genuine wedding ceremony people had ever attended. Other compliments received from others about Barbara’s style were the fact that she took her time and took pauses in the most appropriate places, that she moved around and didn’t stand in the typical “ministerial” position, and that she managed the crowd beautifully in the time prior to the ceremony. In the few days before the wedding, Barbara voluntarily stepped into a coordinator role that we did not even expect her to take on, emailing both the photographer and the resort coordinator to make things happen. I don’t know that I can put into words how fortunate we feel to have had Barbara officiate our ceremony, and I don’t think we could provide a more enthusiastic recommendation of her services. I hope she never stops doing what she does.
“Once again, we wanted to thank you so much. The ceremony turned out exactly as we wanted it. So many people came up and told us how much they loved it, how it was the ‘best wedding they’d ever been to..”, how it was ‘us’. So that is high praise indeed, so thank you for your guidance and knowledge to help us ensure it fit our vision. We loved that you just ‘got’ what we wanted it to be like right from our very first meeting and then led us step by step to achieve that…”
H and C, married in their back yard
Chelsea Dawn Photography
VERY LGBTQ+ Friendly.
Contemporary Minister/Celebrant and Wedding Officiant, Vancouver Island. Including Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay, Comox Valley and Campbell River. Tofino and Ucluelet as available.