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Orcas Weddings Officiant

$300 Typical Price


Don't let COVID-19 stop you from getting married.

With two witnesses and myself (the officiant) we can have a virtual wedding (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) that is heartfelt, personal, and certainly memorable! Legally binding.

"Under the circumstances, yes, I would consider that to be a legitimate wedding. San Juan County Auditor

"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!"---content bride

Located in the San Juan Islands, I travel to the three major islands (Orcas, San Juan, Lopez) and to the mainland to officiate weddings. My aim is to be of service to couples to create a meaningful and personal ceremony.

The San Juan Islands and nearby areas are amazing locations for weddings with locations that are as beautiful as the most beautiful places in the world!

We have everything you need in the San Juan Islands for a fantastic wedding, from elopements to big weddings: beautiful venues, delicious island-produced food, island-grown flowers, talented photographers and videographers, and great caterers.

Your guests are going to come home and wonder what kind of dream vacation they just experienced!

I think a wedding ceremony is not only intended for the couple who is being married–it is also intended for everyone who is present at the wedding.

I love meeting children, elders, family, and friends, knowing how important a wedding day is in people’s lives. It is a pleasure when the wedding party can feel confident and relaxed knowing the ceremony will be a success!

Ceremonies are flexible and non-denominational, religious or non-religious.

Let's work together to create a ceremony that will be a valuable keepsake for the rest of your lives.

It is my pleasure to help dreams come true by listening and creating a personalized ceremony centered around what’s important to couples to celebrate their love on their wedding day.

I like to gather from conversations (face-to-face, Skype, FaceTime, phone) and e-mails what couples admire about each and how couples enjoy sharing their time together, shared values, etc. Then I weave this into the ceremony so that it is personal and meaningful. The process is comfortable and fun. The wedding is a culmination of a relationship that is built by going deep and yet light and joyous.

Whether we have a rehearsal or not, I like to help guests feel at ease and valued no matter what their role will be in a wedding.

If you’re thinking of coming to the San Juans (or you are a local who already knows and loves this place), you will be so happy you came to these majestic islands!

If you would like to be married on the mainland, I am available for weddings in Anacortes, Mt. Vernon, La Conner, Burlington, Seattle, and surrounding Puget Sound area. There is an extra travel cost for ferries and time. I am also available for destination weddings.

Visit and let's talk to see if we’re a good match. If you would like some help with wedding logistics for your stress-free wedding, visit 360.298.0362

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Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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Premarital Counseling

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Baha'i Faith
No Denomination

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Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

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    Beautiful Elopement Ceremony

    We eloped this past December (2022) and made the wonderful decision to hire Didier Gincig as our officiant. From our first conversation, it was clear that Didier took time and care to really understand us as a couple and what we wanted for our ceremony. He offered guidance which put us at ease and reassured us each step of the way. He was easy to communicate with, over the phone and through email. We planned an outdoor ceremony, rain or shine, and despite a winter storm hitting the day before, Didier was game for the mile hike in the snow! His adaptability and willingness to accommodate our wishes made our wedding perfect. At the ceremony, his words and demeanor grounded us – he made us feel welcome and held space for us to experience the moment. We had a fantastic day and are so happy Didier was part of it!

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    I will treasure this memory for a lifetime. What great spunk and spirit you have. It was a truly beautiful winter day! I appreciate your kind words. We sure did it! Well done! I am so happy for you! May you have a lifetime of so much love and harmony.
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    Two weddings!

    We were planning to marry at Orcas Island in September with Didier, but decided to marry in June through our county clerk’s office. We contacted Didier and told him about the change, but asked if he would still perform an unofficial ceremony, which he did. The ceremony Didier performed was beyond magical. His words and demeanor were so touching and meaningful. We feel so fortunate that he still performed our ceremony. Now as we look at our photographs we think of the beauty of the island, the emotion of the occasion, and Didier who made it all work. I would marry my wife over and over every day if I could, and at all of those ceremonies Didier would be present as our officiant.

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    Neil and Pam,

    Thank you for your kind review. This reminds me of that fantastic movie "Groundhog Day". So much love! I am very happy for you two! Happy New Year!
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    A dream come true!

    My husband and I eloped this past weekend and were grateful to have Didier as our officiant. Cannot speak highly enough about him or the ceremony he provided. We reached out to him very last minute and Didier responded right away and was unbelievably flexible in making himself available for our day. Since we are not from the area, he was also extremely helpful in providing the best location suggestions. We went with the garden at the Outlook in and WOW it was everything I could have hoped for and then some. I also have to give a huge shoutout to his incredible wife for attending the ceremony as our witness (and ring bearer, flower holder, hairstylist, etc). You both made our day SO special, put us at ease, and walked us through every step with grace, enthusiasm, and expertise. We will be reliving this day and your beautiful words for the rest of our lives. So from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!!

    Orcas Weddings Officiant's reply:

    I am so happy for you! Thank you for your kind thoughts and words. We gave it our best. It feels good to hear that we were able to provide a ceremony that pleased you both so much on such a special day in your lives in a beautiful place. I'm glad you felt at ease. I enjoyed your enthusiasm and laughter! I am honored to have provided words and a feeling of celebration that you will cherish for the rest of your lives.
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Orcas Video Orcas Video Wedding Videographers

I couldn't recommend Didier enough. He's a great presence to have at your wedding with his calm energy, passion for love, and commitment to making your wedding your very own special event that it is. He knows how to bring beauty and professionalism to your ceremony with grace.

Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography Wedding Photographers

Didier is a warm, engaging individual, and was so wonderful to work with - we were in a tiny little church on the island and he was both accommodating and communicative....and he gave a lovely delivery officiating. I highly recommend him (and I know the bride and groom were also very happy!).

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