“Deanna gave us the most perfect ceremony. Nate and I both knew we wanted our Ceremony to be tailored to us and our love story, and she did just that! She met with us, and also got us questions to fill out about one another. She went through the ceremony with us step by step and made it our own. She also gave many suggestions on things to add, as we had no idea what it should look like. We decided to leave the parts out about what we said to each other as a surprise until the day of the ceremony, I was a bit nervous, but it was perfect. We wanted it short and sweet, she was able to include everything we wanted in 15-20 min ceremony. It was unlike any other wedding ceremony, it was personal, emotional, funny and intimate. I am so glad we chose a celebrant, especially Deanna. She is easy to work with, made sure all the bases were covered and even helped with the rehearsal. Thank you Deanna for helping to make our day so memorable.”
"One of the best decisions we made in our wedding planning process was to include Deanna. While flowers, the perfect dress, venue, etc. are all essential to the perfect wedding - the right celebrant/ officiant has the ability to set the tone for the day. Deanna was professional and responsive to all of our questions and needs. She demonstrated a keen ability to capture our individual perspectives in order to weave it into one holistic love story. Not only does this require hard work and attention to detail, but a rare talent that necessitates a ton of emotional investment and energy. Some of our guests commented that this was the most engaging ceremony they had attended. Thank you Deanna, for making our day personalized, unique and special to both ourselves and our guests."
"From Day 1, it was an absolute pleasure working with Deanna. We might be biased, but we believe it is the most special and personal wedding ceremony we've ever seen, let alone be a part of. We hosted a full-out wedding and reception and when we asked our guests their favourite part of the wedding their answer was almost always "the ceremony". She told our story about us as individuals, how we met, how we got engaged, and looking ahead to the future for what we are excited for. She is a fantastic public speaker; our guests were so engaged you could've heard a pin drop in the audience. My partner and I are not super religious and wanted the ceremony to be a reflection of us as two people coming together to form a union. She did all of that and more - would recommend her to anyone looking for a great officiant. Thank you Deanna! "
"We can’t thank Deanna enough for our BEAUTIFUL wedding ceremony 💕 She is so down to earth and kind and made our day so magical and personalized to us! In the planning process she’s super organized and asks all the right questions so you don’t forget anything! I felt really supported knowing she had everything handled (especially in the stress and chaos leading up to the big day). I love that she made the ceremony all about us and she told our story so beautifully. The crowd loved it and so did we! Thank you so much Deanna!! 💕"
"Meghan and I are back home now from what was the most magical wedding weekend we could have ever asked for! We just wanted to thank you SO much for everything you did to be a part of our special day
Everyone commented on how intimate and personal our ceremony was and that was because of you and your work! You truly made our ceremony so special and we loved it! (we can't believe that we both got through reading our vows, we thought for sure you'd have to jump in and save us!) Lol. "
“Deanna’s understanding of ritual, empathetic listening skills, and love of people enable her to design memorable services for a variety of occasions. Through her thoughtful words and grounding presence, she holds space that is rich with meaning and warmth. Deanna is truly a gifted officiant who is able to draw out the significance of life in both formal and informal settings.”
"Deanna is an outstanding officiant and an incredible person. She is charismatic, articulate and a professional communicator.
Public speaking for most people is a major fear, Deanna has a way of passing along her calm demeanor and keeping you grounded each step of the way.
Deanna understands people are busy, and makes every aspect of the planning easy and enjoyable.
When it came time to execute, she masterfully led our rehearsal, and knocked the ceremony out of the park.
Rest assured, with Deanna Balcarras you are in good hands for any ceremony or life event.
What more could you possibly ask for? Contact her already wouldn't ya!? "
"You are way more than an officiant/celebrant. You helped keep us on track every step of the way, including helping with music selection, writing our vows, etc. Your services were worth every penny.
And we had so many people come up to us after the ceremony asking who you were/how we found you. One of our friends is a wedding planner and she loved your work and I am sure will be referring her clients to you. ”
“I knew it was going to be incredible judging on how beautiful you did at another wedding I was a part of. Honestly it’s totally different when it’s your own ceremony. I never could have imagined how beautiful the day was, mainly because of you and your incredible ability to project your passion and energy in the work that you do. I honestly felt like you were a part of our family that day, you were really humble and genuine and you made our day even more special than we could have anticipated. It was the most beautiful, meaningful ceremony and I feel so blessed that it was ours, our families both agreed. Sometimes we pass through life and don’t give enough credit where it’s due, and I needed to share this with you! Endless thanks.“