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I do everything possible to make each wedding a complete success. Being a part of something so grand fills me with wonder and a great sense of purpose. Witnessing sharing of vows, expressions of commitment of love in front of family and friends--it’s pure joy! I get great satisfaction in creating a ceremony that reaches the hearts of couples' guests, seeing smiles on their faces, meeting the needs of couples on their wedding day.


When my wife, Kathryn, and I were married in the Bay Area in 1989, we postponed our honeymoon. We came to Orcas Island to honeymoon in 1995 and have been here ever since! We are best friends and have two adult children, Thaddeus (29) and Emilie (26), enjoying life here on Orcas Island: adventures in nature, kayaking, hiking, hammocking, growing food, enjoying a wonderful community, close friends, and the gifts of all seasons.


As a husband who is now in our thirty-fifth year together, I enjoy sharing anything I can with couples and their that can be helpful and encouraging. 


Meeting elders, children, and honored guests who travel to the islands to witness celebrations of love is a pleasure. It's fun to witness people getting together from various parts of the world, sharing enthusiasm for the natural beauty of the islands, knowing that when they get home they will carry a slice of the islands with them in their hearts.


I love officiating weddings and being part of something with so much meaning in people's lives.


Didier Gincig, Wedding Officiant

"There may be times when it may seem more important to be right than loving. But for there to be true harmony, it is more important to be generous and loving than right."