"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our special day Extraordinary!"
“Didier made our wedding planning and execution very easy and stress-free. Our goal was to make it fun for us and our guests. We wanted simple and non
traditional. Didier was ready, willing and able to jump in and work with us to
create the exact type of experience we wanted.”
"It was so wonderful working with you! Thank you for bringing our vision of an intimate, personal ceremony to life."
"We couldn’t have asked for a better officiant for our ceremony. Didier was very attentive and caring from the very beginning and made the whole process and planning a lot smoother as we encountered some hiccups. He provided us with amazing local information and was an excellent critical thinker. He was the perfect man for our perfect day and future brides and grooms will be very lucky to have him at their wedding."
"You were absolutely instrumental for everything to have gone as smoothly as it did. You truly ensured that we ended up with the perfect day."
"Such a wonderful time, so appreciate you guiding us through that special moment."
"It was an absolute pleasure working with you and getting to know you during the course of our wedding planning and celebration. We were so honored and pleased that you played such a pivotal role in the most special moments of our lives."
"I truly cannot thank you enough for your help with our wedding. The vows were wonderful, and the coordination was so helpful. You helped us make memories that will last a lifetime."
"Didier did an amazing job officiating our elopement. He was very flexible and happy to go with the flow as our plans changed and developed over time. He provided invaluable advice and information about the area, making our planning that much easier. We loved his beautiful writing, and will cherish the vows he wrote for us forever. He is such a wise and thoughtful individual, exactly the person you want to lead your ceremony and to share such an important moment in your life. I highly recommend Didier, our experience with him was wonderful!"
“Our experience with Didier was exceptional!”
“Didier 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. With Didier's help, it was a perfect day!”
"Thank you so much! I really appreciate how quickly we were able to hand things over. You have a calming energy and hat was so critical-thanks for helping me keep my cool through the entire planning and wedding day. You allowed me to let go and enjoy without worrying."
"It truly does not surprise me that Didier has a 5 star rating on all sites I have seen. He is eloquent and heartfelt, easy to work with and easy to bond with. He gets to know his people and wants to deliver what will make their day feel right in all the ways he can. He also inspires a splendid kind of dialogue between bride and groom that will carry into the marriage. Something truly special and unexpected. Also, your wedding party will love him. He is exceptional, the individual who inspired this man to start on his path down being apart of unifying couples and bonding families taught him well and would be proud. He fills his role in a unique and joyous way. If Didier is available for your wedding, look no further. You will not regret it."
"Thank you so much for the ceremony. You did a beautiful job and we are both grateful and happy with the thoughtfulness that you put into it."
"The ceremony was exactly as we'd hoped: genuine and relaxed, beautiful and meaningful."
"Thank you so much for your rehearsal dinner related hep. Your aid and your cheerfulness are both appreciated."
“I knew he was the right guy as we talked through all of the wedding details and his attentiveness to all the questions that we had. His warmth and thoughtfulness has made a lasting impression on us.”
"Thank you! This last week has been absolute bliss. Your participation in our ceremony was truly outstanding, and we couldn’t be any happier with how everything turned out."
"Best. Officiant. Ever. Highly recommend! We were so lucky to have found Didier for our wedding ceremony! He is very kind and easygoing, very articulate, and very respectful of what we wanted for our wedding. He helped us through every step and made our day extra special with his thoughtful words. Didier asked questions confirming how we wanted things and personalized our ceremony so that it was just right for us. We loved our wedding and it was perfect for us. He was a major hit! Everyone loved him! Thank you so much, Didier!"
"Didier was wonderful! He was so accommodating to our wishes."
“Didier is friendly easy to talk to and knows how to make the process smooth and comfortable. I highly recommend him.”
"Our wedding on Orcas Island was a wonderful experience. Didier is an amazing dude, super chill, and really listens. I mean listens... Didier was super flexable with timing, location, and helped calm us down with any concerns that we had. We had a beautiful experience and Didier was a great part of it."
"My husband and I were married in a very intimate, small wedding on San Juan Island, made perfect by our wedding officiant, Didier Gincig. If you are looking for a wedding officiant who is both kindhearted, warm, and sensitive to the needs of the bride, groom and guests, as well as full of good cheer and humor, look no further than Didier! He was marvelous with us and our guests and felt more like a dear friend officiating than an uninterested stranger. We wanted to write our own wedding vows, but that can be overwhelming. Didier had wonderful suggestions for vows and provided words that we then edited to fit our exact needs. We also added some more traditional elements to our vows - which was exactly what we had wanted to do. In the whole process, Didier was patient, and easy going. Whether you have a small gathering for your wedding or a large one, Didier is your best choice! We thank you, Didier, from the bottom of our hearts, for making our special day unforgettably lovely and meaningful! "
"“Didier has great energy & communication. He's professional & enjoys his work.”
"Thank you for putting so much time and thought into writing our wedding ceremony and helping with wedding details. We are thrilled to have you be a part of such a special day for us."
"We couldn't be happier, and we will remember your beautiful words forever."
"All of it was more than we could have hoped for. Thank you for all you did to make it that special. Thank you for going above and beyond."
"Thank you so much for your help and coordination! Everything was great!"
"Didier wasn't just doing his job and running through the steps. He cared and listened."
"My husband and I searched for someone special to perform our wedding ceremony, Didier did a fantastic job, everyone just loved hi., Words can not express what a special person he is, our ceremony was unforgettable."
"Thank you for all you did for the wedding! You exceeded our greatest expectations!"
“Didier worked to get a sense of what was important to us and asked very specific questions about what we wanted in our wedding ceremony. He also gave us wonderful guidance and encouragement on how to write our own wedding vows. We regularly corresponded with him via email and met with him over video chat in order to get to know each other better and finalize details. Didier wrote a beautiful ceremony that clearly reflected how well he listened to each of us and what we valued as a couple. He worked to incorporate our family members and our guests so that they actually had a small role and felt included! He also officiated the Persian part of our wedding ceremony - the Sofreh Aghd - which he admittedly had never done before, but with a little help from my mother in law, he approached this with confidence and absolutely nailed it! Didier is one of the most professional people I have ever worked with, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. He approaches his work and the people around him with a sense of kindness, non-judgement, and pure love. I feel incredibly lucky that we were able to include him in arguably the most special day of our lives.”
"Didier was an incredible officiant and day of coordinator. The vows he wrote were so moving and special. He was great with coordination too. We had a mix up with one of the vendors on flowers, and he handled everything perfectly. My husband tore his ACL 3 weeks before our wedding, and Didier provided a wheelchair and made sure he could get around safely. I feel so lucky that we had Didier for our wedding, and I would gladly recommend him to anyone getting married on Orcas."
"Didier is such a genuine and engaging person. We could not have asked for a better officiant! He took the time to get to know us, and he really listened to us. This was reflected in his service. We would absolutely recommend him. Thank you Didier for giving us the perfect service!"
"You helped us to shape the wedding of our dreams, and your style, presence, and the way in which you made everyone feel a part of the ceremony was very specia
"Didier truly is a gem. He made it so special for all of us. He has truly found his calling. How fortunate he is and the people he works with are."
"A heart filled of love and appreciation for what you do with such skill and attention for the importance of the vows and the storyline that brings us all together. You weave it all so beautifully....we thank you. We both feel such a close connection with you. So pleased it was you on Orcas Island."
"Thank you so much for helping us put together our wedding."
"Thank you for your help in making our wedding day amazing! Everyone was very complimentary on the message you delivered and how meaningful it was."
"Wow. There's not enough words to describe how crucial Didier was to our special day. He worked with us for months prior to really get to know us, both individually and as a couple. Everything important that he learned about us he managed to weave into our ceremony, which was poetic and lovely (definitely made the moms tear up!) He was responsive, kind, and flexible all the way through. He made our ceremony work on a tight schedule and was an absolute joy to work with. If you want an amazing officiant who makes the process both easy and meaningful, pick Didier."
"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."
"My wife and I had an amazing wedding experience thanks to Didier. He took time to get to know us and wrote and performed a great ceremony that our 9 guests and us thoroughly enjoyed and will cherish forever."
"Thank you so much, from the bottom of our hearts, for being a part of our special day. We really appreciated how much time you spent to get to know us and personalize everything around our unique story. We can tell you love what you do and are truly gifted at it. It's been a pleasure working with you through the process!"
"It was indeed our dream wedding and we thank you once again for being a central part of it. From our first call with you, it was clear that we were working with a warm and genuine person. We deeply enjoyed working with you, and thank you for all of your guidance and suggestions along the way -- we think the ceremony ended up being exactly what we wanted: short, sweet, and sincere. And we wanted you to know that a number of our guests commented on how lovely a job you did, and how you had a way of setting a calm, peaceful mood for the ceremony."
"Thank you so much for being a part of our special day, Didier! We couldn't have asked for a better ceremony."
"We are so thrilled with how the ceremony worked out. You’re so fun to work with. You really captured the essence of what we wanted and everyone thought it was such a beautiful ceremony. I know people always say that kind of thing at weddings, but I really think we did a fantastic job of working together to create a truly “unique to us” ceremony . I am so glad we found you!"
"Look no further, you have just discovered the best wedding officiant! Now you can check off one of the most important items on your wedding list and reduce some of your wedding planning stress! Didier worked with us for 2 years as we navigated the pandemic together and I'm so happy we had him by our side. He is easy to talk to, very quick at responding, highly focused on your ceremony wants/needs/goals and overall just makes the entire process so easy and stress free. Thank you Didier for the lovely ceremony and good memories! We can't wait to visit Orcas Island again and remember all the fun and love we had that day!"
"What a fantastic person. My (now!) husband and I were completely blessed to have Didier as our officiant for our Covid Valentine's Day wedding. He really took the time to get to know us, personalized our ceremony, and made it feel special before he ever even met us. Extra bonus points for being willing to perform a ceremony in the middle of the only 2021 snowstorm on Orcas Island! We were absolutely grateful and so thankful to have someone so loving and kind share this special day with us. We would HIGHLY recommend him!"
"Thank you so so much Didier! It was an absolutely beautiful and special ceremony!
We appreciate it so much! "
"Thanks so much! The ceremony was perfect."
""If I had to describe it in one word, it really would be 'magical'."
Thank you again for the time, detail, and thought that you put into our ceremony. It will always be a special moment in our lives and we are so grateful that you were leading the helm. "
"I don’t think either of us knew exactly what to expect, and we appreciate all of your ideas/suggestions/etc."
"Didier was truly amazing. In the months prior to the wedding, he was generous with his time, spending hours with us on the phone to plan the perfect words and flow for our ceremony. He proposed ideas, but was always focused on making sure that the ceremony was exactly how we wanted it. During the ceremony, he was outstanding. He has a gentle, but confident tone of voice and our guests commented that he make a concerted effort to make eye contact with every guest, which made everyone feel special and included. Didier is the best and made our wedding day everything we hoped for. He comes very highly recommended."
"Thank you so much for helping us get married. Your calming presence and prose were highlights in our planning process."
"Thank you again for helping make our day such a special time and one to remember forever!"
""Thank you very much for being our officiant on our special day. The ceremony was perfect. Everything was perfect. We will cherish it forever."
"We couldn't have wished for a better officiant. It was perfect."
"We would never had known about our beautiful location for our wedding. We would not have had our amazing photographer or the delicious and beautiful cake. You were so helpful to us with organizing our wedding from a distance. Thanks for everything!"
"Thank you so much, Didier, for making our day special. We appreciate the time you put in to creating a personalized ceremony. You have a gift with words and with your presence."
"Thank you very much for the incredibly meaningful and special ceremony you conducted on our behalf . We were so honored to have you join us, and your words were profound. As I said, you have a true gift. Do take good care, and thank you for being a part of our journey."
“The moment we first saw Didier, my husband and I knew instantly that he was the one. Didier is warm, cheerful, gracious and professional. All at the same time! He is a kind person and has great sense of humor. He is a people person and is genuinely interested in getting to know you. …We had so much fun with Didier!”
"Didier was the perfect fit for my wife and I as we got married on Lopez Island. He took the time to get to know us and our vision, and then worked with us to create the perfect service for us."
“It all felt unforced and graceful…..It was all just magical!”
“Didier was personable, warm and engaging. He has a very amiable spirit. We knew it from the moment we met him! If you are hesitant, arrange a meeting immediately and let him take care of your needs!”
"Didier was great to work with for our small elopement wedding on Orcas. He was very responsive and thorough in his work. He made us feel comfortable and customized to exactly what we wanted for our special day. We would highly recommend working with Didier!"
"We loved the local gift basket. What a special touch!"
“It was more than we imagined!! Much, much more!”
"It was our pleasure to have you officiate our ceremony (renewal of vows). It was a memorable event we will cherish for a lifetime."
"We were so happy with everything! Well done!"
"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!"
"Didier officiated our wedding, and I could not be any happier with how the ceremony occurred. He was thoughtful, playful, and well spoken. He provided us many recommendations for locations to hold the ceremony, as well as restaurants and locales to enjoy ourselves. He was very welcoming! He offered great advice on all accounts. If you are looking for a great officiant, look no further!"
"My husband and I honestly could not have asked for a better elopement experience! We highly recommend Didier for any ceremony! He was extremely communicative and timely and took the time to really personalize our ceremony. Even though we just recently met him it felt like we had known him for years. We now consider him to be a great friend and look forward to visiting him next time we are on Orcas!"
"Our wedding with Didier was great. He was responsive and easy to work with in planning our small ceremony. On the wedding day, he was sweet, fun, and managed to capture our relationship and personalities."
"Thanks so much, Didier, our ceremony was so special and we're so happy to be married now!"
“My wife and I had an excellent experience working with Didier. He was warm and professional throughout the process. I would not hesitate to recommend Didier to any couple who is looking to get married in the Orcas Island area.”
“There's no way I could put into words the magnitude of Didier's peaceful presence and guidance at our wedding. In addition, he had great recommendations for the local area!”
"I wanted to reach out to you to let you know how happy we were and so grateful to have you perform our wedding ceremony. We had such a great time and so honored to have you perform our ceremony we just loved the ceremony. Everybody complimented you and we have some friends that were attending that will be reaching out to you."
"We could not have asked for a more perfect officiant to perform our elopement ceremony! Didier was professional and timely, even with a 3-hour time zone difference! He took the time to really get to know both of us so that he could create a ceremony that neither of us would ever forget! He was extremely knowledgeable and caring and made the entire process seem like a piece of cake! We cannot thank him and his lovely wife (one of our witnesses) enough for helping make our wedding day the best day of our lives! What a blessing!"
“Our wedding turned out to be a perfect memory, and Didier was no small part of
“Didier was such a pleasure to work with and everyone, family and guests, loved
him. We received multiple compliments about him, his joyous personality, and
would highly recommend him. You won't be disappointed.”
"After having to delay our original wedding date due to Covid, my now Wife and I decided to have an intimate ceremony with our immediate family only. Didier was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. He asked us questions about our relationship and included details during the ceremony that made us feel like he was an old friend. Didier made the whole experience of planning our ceremony simple and was really friendly and easy to communicate with. Thank you Didier for helping to create a day that we will never forget!"
"It was so great!"
“Didier was like a member of the family; he was amazing so personable and very
flexible. My husband and I planned our wedding from across the country and when we arrived on Orcas Island we met up with Didier and had a great talk and
finalized details. He is so fun! Always quick to respond to messages too, highly recommend!”
“Although we had just communicated over thousand of kilometers before he knew exactly what we wanted. He was also very flexible with the location and gave us great recommendations.”
“Didier is truly passionate about what he does and he honestly cares about making your wedding day special and memorable.”
"Didier was wonderful. He took the time to talk with us and get to know us, and it really showed in the ceremony he wrote for us. He made us feel relaxed and comfortable, which was great. The ceremony was really touching and felt personal, and it's something we will always remember."
“Didier was very accommodating. He worked with us to understand our wishes,
and helped make our day a memorable experience.”
“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 knows what he is doing and is very easy to work with!”
“Very personalized and a joy to work with.”
"Our small wedding ceremony was incredibly special. I really had no idea how extraordinary the experience was going to be. Didier helped with the verbiage, as I really had no idea what to plan. His experience and personal touch brought a spiritual aspect to our special day. It was incredible and so, so much more than what I expected."
"Didier was absolutely amazing. He spent unlimited time with us though phone, email and text conversation. He listened to what we wanted, needed and requested."
“Didier was the perfect selection for us, a gay couple that had been together many years before getting married. Warm and personal he worked very well with us on crafting the ceremony and realizing the event that we had imagined. Wonderful attention to detail, his delivery was perfect and I will have to say that we think that we could not have made a better choice for our wedding.”
“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! Would highly recommend.”
"The ceremony was so very special. To the words you chose, the timing, the pauses and the glances--you connected us all. So many commented how delightful it was and how much they enjoyed you. Thank you!"
“Didier was the best ever! I can’t say enough good about Didier and the whole process.”
“Didier is genuine, quirky, kind, attentive, and he went out of his way for us more than once. He asked all the right questions and was easy to trust.”
professional, and personable.”
“It was really pleasant to meet Didier and he accommodated our needs. He made our day really special.”
“Didier Gincig took the time to get to know us and was very flexible with our
schedules. We felt so comfortable with him and really appreciated the personal
touch with our wedding on top of Mt. Constitution. He made our day so special and memorable and we highly recommend him for any kind of service! Best day ever!!”
“Didier was very attentive to us as individuals and as a couple.”
“Extremely helpful and accommodating. Made our wedding personal and
"Thank you so much for officiating our special day! The wedding ceremony is exactly what we imagined and it truly was an amazing day!"
“Didier was always extremely punctual, communicative, and easy to work with-
we highly, highly recommend!”
“Didier was very easy to build a real connection with and we found his true interest in getting to know us on a deeper level. We appreciated the process, the conversations along the way and especially the guidance he provided for some last minute adjustments due to weather. We consider ourselves very fortunate to hav
spent a special week on Orcas Island enjoying the island as well the company of Didier, as well as the people he introduced us to along the way.”
“Didier went above and beyond to make our day special.”
“Didier is a breath of fresh air and a fantastic human being. 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. We highly recommend Didier for all your wedding needs.”
“If you are seeking a relaxed, creative, eclectic, and warm individual to perform
your wedding ceremony you should definitely consider Didier. My husband and I were looking for a person who would not attempt to turn our vision of an outdoor informal mountaintop ceremony into an event not harmonious with our disposition as a couple. Didier was very open to our nontraditional vows and provided thoughtful feedback to us when asked his opinion, he hiked up a trail in near freezing temperatures and, with the addition of his own personal touches…the result was an amazing and meaningful day that we often recall fondly and will
cherish for a lifetime.”
“Didier was the perfect fit for our elopement…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.”
"I had NO IDEA how special our little 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."
“He has a calm, confident, gentleness about him. He gave us some ideas on sites to scope, things to do, and places to eat while we'd be on the island.”
"Thanks for everything! It couldn't have been better!"
"Thank you again for making our wedding ceremony the best! We are grateful for you and the time and thought you put into the ceremony. Our wedding day and time on Orcas was wonderful. We feel truly blessed."
“Didier gave us a beautiful ceremony to begin our lives together. He's sensitive,
charming, and has a great sense of humor.”
“Didier was truly amazing. From the first time we called him, he had such good
energy and made both my wife and I feel very comfortable and even more excited about our special day.”
'Thank you for taking the time to get to know us and making our ceremony so personalized, meaningful, and fun! We are so happy you were a part of our special day."
"I cannot thank you enough for the amazing ceremony you performed. It was personal and full of the truth's about marriage and life. Your voice is so soothing and relaxing, it was hard to stay nervous with you around. Thank you for your words and energy. We are so happy with how everything turned out."
"Thank you very much for officiating our wedding! It was absolutely wonderful! Thank you for everything!"
"I cannot express in words how much we appreciated the personalization, beauty, love, and connection you put into creating our ceremony. We didn't know it was possible to find someone so devoted to celebrating the love of others. Having you as our wedding officiant made a huge difference in making our day so special, memorable, and truly magical. Thank you a thousand times over for giving us memories that will last our whole life."