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"I had no idea how special our ceremony was going to be and my heart, mind and soul have been blown apart with love and sweetness. I am amazed! You provided us with an outstanding, extraordinary, ceremony. Thank you so much! You will forever be a huge part of my heart. Again, I didn't know what to expect, I thought it would be really simple and it was but the immensity of it was off the charts. Didier, thank you so much."
"We are so grateful for your willing spirit and adventurous attitude in officiating our zoom wedding yesterday. The result was an unforgettable beginning to our life together!"
"What a week my fiancé and I had, we found out that due to the circumstances of the world right now (March 2020), we had to cancel our wedding in Costa Rica only 3 days out! We decided that we would elope and have an intimate ceremony on Orcas Island, our favorite spot in Washington, if we could. We contacted Didier 3 days before we wanted to get married on Orcas to find out if he was available and would be able to accommodate a small/short ceremony in such a short time. From the onset, he heard our story, and worked with his schedule to ensure he was available and really understood our story so that he could create a special ceremony for us. He even met us in person (while remaining 6ft apart :) ) on orcas the day before the wedding for an hour to talk with us about our love for eachother, and what we wanted out of the ceremony. The ceremony was perfect, and Didier managed to create something that was tailored to us after only knowing us for less than a few hours. We absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to get married on Orcas! He is genuine, kind, and makes the entire situation as fun and comfortable as possible. We are so grateful we were able to work with him!"
"What an absolute joy it was to work with Didier. He went above and beyond to work with my wife and I to develop a ceremony we loved. He was thoughtful and insightful, helping my wife and I to draw out what we truly wanted the ceremony to represent and helped us focus what we had in mind through his extensive experience. We heard dozens of compliments from our guests as to how beautiful the ceremony was. He created an atmosphere of reverence and beauty, with just the perfect blend of humor. Didier contributed greatly to making our wedding something special that we will remember fondly forever. We immensely enjoyed working with him and cannot recommend him enough."
“We want to say thank you again…our ceremony was more than we could have hoped for. We want to thank you for an amazing personal ceremony. So many people have commented on how great it was. What a blessing! We definitely felt the love, and so did our family and friends. We will forever be grateful that it was you standing there with us.”
“Didier took time to really understand who we are. We were amazed at how thorough he was and the amount of care that was taken to personalize our wedding. During our planning, Didier’s calm spirit soothed us and when the time came, Didier put our most special thoughts and feelings into the ceremony! We are grateful to have such a special person to unite our love!”
“My husband and I could not be happier with our decision to have Didier officiate our wedding ceremony. Beforehand, Didier spent time getting to know us and what makes our relationship special to customize the ceremony. He worked hard to create a beautiful, memorable and meaningful ceremony that resonated with us. Didier is particularly skilled in creating a sacred space for us, the couple, and all of our guests to genuinely feel the love present. All of our guests raved to us after ceremony, many saying it was the best they have ever witnessed. Didier is an exceptional officiant; we cannot recommend him highly enough.”
“We searched high and low for an officiant that would meet our needs. We wanted a certain amount of gravitas, but also humor, as part of our ceremony and Didier delivered. From our first Skype meeting to our in person meeting on Orcas Island finalizing our details over breakfast, to our last phone call before the wedding day, we felt accommodated, heard and like we were in great hands. Didier was able to write us a wonderful ceremony for us after talking to us and having us write up what we love about each other. My husband and I then reviewed it and edited particulars to our liking and then Didier delivered the best ceremony we could have asked for. I will never forget his sincerity and authenticity when talking to us during our ceremony. Highly recommend Didier to officiate your wedding. Thank you so much!“
“Didier did a great job communicating with us prior to our elopement and made the officiating personal to who we are as a couple. He is friendly easy to talk to and knows how to make the process smooth and comfortable. I highly recommend him.”
“I felt as though Didier’s words were not only for the bride and groom, but they were also reminders for all of us listening as guests. His ceremony meant so much to me and my wife as he reminded us of what is truly important in life, such as living day to day according to our highest values.”
“Didier was wonderful! He spent hours with us before the wedding getting background information on how we met and details on our relationship so that he could design a personal ceremony that was perfect for us. We felt so comfortable with him marrying us, like we had known him for years!”
“I have seen a lot of weddings. This is the most touching and best ceremony I have ever seen.”
“We felt at ease with Didier from the beginning. As a same sex couple, it was important to us to have a comfortable match with our wedding officiant. He accommodated all of our wishes and used humor to help us relax.”
“We planned a very simple, quiet, and private ceremony. Didier was our officiant and was so warm and calming in his words and actions. He brought his wealth of experience, but also allowed for us to share our own input and made it all feel really authentic to our relationship and our ceremony. One thing we loved was how seamlessly he merged the time before our ceremony, to our ceremony, to our celebration after. It all felt unforced and graceful. Didier brought both a sacred quality to our union as well as humor and deep insight. He also made our guests feel part of the ceremony. It was all just magical!
“Didier is a breath of fresh air and a fantastic human being. He curated an amazing summer elopement ceremony for my husband and I. We were so happy with the process from beginning to end. We both wanted something simple, yet memorable and we could not be any happier with the result. He was so kind, flexible, and very knowledgeable about his magical home in Eastsound. Our ceremony was incredibly special, and we look forward to spending many anniversaries in Orcas Island for years to come. We highly recommend Didier for all your wedding needs. Cheers!”
“Wonderful officiant who takes time to make the ceremony warm, personal, and fun.”
“Extremely helpful and accommodating. Made our wedding personal and intimate.”
“Didier was wonderful! He was so accommodating to our wishes, professional, and personable. We had a small ceremony on Orcas Island and his words were so meaningful. All of our guests loved the short, thoughtful service.”
“Didier was the perfect fit for our elopement. He was genial, was very communicative and really crafted a ceremony that was specific to us. He’s a great, honest, genuine human being, with a big heart and a real dedication to what he does. My wife and I really felt the whole process was bespoke, and not once did we ever think we were getting anything other than Didier’s complete focus. Thanks Didier! Hope to come back to Orcas and visit with you and your wife soon!”
“Wonderful heartfelt service. Very personalized and a joy to work with.”
“Our experience with Didier was exceptional! We decided to marry on the 4th of July on Orcas Island and were so luck to find Didier who worked with us long distance to create the wedding and ceremony. The ceremony was so personal and beautiful and made our day absolutely perfect. Didier was so accommodating when planning a time and place. We could not have experienced a better officiant or wedding. Thank you Didier”
“Didier was the best ever! He was so heartfelt and wonderful from the beginning. He made our ceremony completely personalized and geared towards the intimate wedding we had hoped for. His wife was amazing as well! I can’t say enough good about Didier and the whole process. Thank you Didier! You will forever be our recommendation to all friends and family for a special ceremony. Your words were beautiful and perfect.”
“Didier was wonderful to work with and so responsive! He provided helpful insight and was extremely flexible with my additions/changes. We received a lot of compliments from our guests! We would highly recommend him.”
“Didier is absolutely awesome! He was such a pleasure to work with and everyone, family and guests, loved him. We received multiple compliments about him, his personality, what he said, his joyous personality, and would highly recommend him. You won’t be disappointed.
"Thank you so much Didier. We loved the ceremony and feel like we picked the perfect officiant. We are already thinking about our next trip to the San Juan Islands and definitely have Orcas on the list. We'll see you then and in the time between will look back on the time we shared with you with fond memories."
“What a wonderful job Didier did officiating our son’s wedding on Orcas Island! He was professional, responsive, and a delight to work with. His warmth and sense of humor put us at ease from the beginning, and his knowledge of Orcas island and the local vendors was invaluable during the wedding planning process. Most importantly, he worked closely with our son and his fiancée to customize a beautiful ceremony that was personal, meaningful, and memorable for all in attendance. With Didier’s help, it was a perfect day!”