124 Reviews for World of Wisdom Ministry
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Thank you Derek for everything you did to make our ceremony so special! We highly highly recommend Derek as a Wedding Officiant. If you are fortunate enough to be able to select Derek as your officiant, we're confident you will be pleased with the ceremony. My wife and I do not regularly attend church, but we do consider ourselves spiritual people. Derek was the perfect choice to create an emotional, spiritual, and meaningful ceremony. We received many many compliments on our ceremony and we have Derek to thank for helping to make it everything it was. We enjoyed our relationship with Derek throughout this whole process - it was very genuine. He had some extremely kind words for both of us before the ceremony that brought both of us to tears (in a good way!) :-). Selecting an officiant off of Wedding Wire started out as something that didn't seem super personal but we ended up with a great personal relationship with Derek and we couldn't be happier with our choice ... so go with Derek, it is well worth it!!!
Hello Eric and Lexi, I truly enjoyed the whole process, co-creating your ceremony, meeting both of your families at the rehearsal and having a great time at your Wedding Ceremony. I especially enjoyed your first dance together as a married couple, it really symbolized how perfect you are as a couple! You are surrounded by a wonderful and supportive group of people. I really enjoyed my conversations with many of your friends and family as they confirmed what I already knew - you two are perfect together! Please keep me informed of any new and important life experiences.
Derek is amazing!! His communication is great and very professional. He told me from the start when we met with him that all the stress I was explaining to him about where to even begin how to put together the ceremony will be gone. He did just that and took care of all of it. He asked for my ideas and made it clear there are always room for changes in samples he would send me. He would check in on us to see how things were going. He was more than we budgeted, but her was worth every penny. Thank you so much Derek for everything you have done to make the day go as smooth as it did.
Derek did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He made sure our ceremony was tailored just the way we wanted and had great suggestions on how to include our children in the ceremony. He was quick to respond to e-mails and very thorough with any information we needed. We highly recommend Derek and World of Wisdom Ministries LLC.
Greetings Ashley and Mike, thank you so much for allowing me to be part of your beautiful wedding ceremony. Having the children stand up with you was a wonderful addition to your ceremony. Your choice of venue was simply stunning, having the lake as your background. I had so much fun meeting your family and friends - you are loved very much and this new journey that your family is starting with be blessed many times over.
My husband (Matt) and I cannot say enough nice things about Derek! He was so wonderful overall and we would recommend him in a heartbeat. Derek is easy to work with and made our day so special. He is very thoughtful, even to the point of grabbing Matt and I something to drink during our seemingly endless family photos after the ceremony :) He is very genuine, kind, and detail-oriented. Derek kept us in the loop along the way and provided us with lots of great information to help us craft the perfect ceremony and what to expect with marriage licenses, etc. We could not have done it without him and are so happy to have had Derek there! Thank you, Derek, and you won't be sorry you booked him for your big day.
Side note - the wedding was 7/20//18 but it keeps changing to 7/19/18... sorry!
Ah, Cassidy and Matt, what can I say besides what an honor it was to meet both of you and co-create your beautiful ceremony! I had so much fun at your rehearsal dinner and wedding reception; meeting many of your friends and family members. The speeches from your best man and maid of honor really did both of you justice. They were heartfelt, honest and showed how much the two of you belong together for many, many years of marriage. I am grateful to have stood with you as you shared your vows and exchanged "I Do's" in front of all your guests and begin this amazing new chapter in your lives. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your big day!
Our officiant was Derek Dube and there was no other person in this world who could have married my wife and I. Derek is the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back if it was needed. He really took the time to get to know and understand my wife and I and really made our day an everlasting memory. You don’t find people like Derek anymore, he is one of the most genuine people we have ever met. It was a blessing that we found Derek as he is the best. We not only had a phenomenal wedding because of him, but we now have a life long friend and couldn’t be more blessed to have Derek in our lives.
Greetings Brenden and Chelsea, first and foremost, I am so glad to have both of you as dear friends. It was a joy to meet you and so much fun working with both of you over the past several months to create such an incredible wedding ceremony. The readings you chose were perfect and I loved the personal touch that you added to the wine ceremony. I am so looking forward to hearing all the great experiences and news that will be forthcoming in the many years ahead from you two fantastic people! Blessings.
Overall, Derek was a fantastic officiant for our wedding. He was always very professional and responsive during the planning phase. He has a lot of experience to draw from including various sample ceremonies and ideas for ceremonial rituals. At our rehearsal, he took the lead to make sure everyone knew exactly what they were doing for the day of. The day of, he made sure the various groups of vendors (DJ/Venue Host/photographers) were aligned for the key ceremony points. Lastly, the delivery of his message was smooth, compassionate, and truly felt personalized. I would highly recommend his officiant services.
Thanks again Derek for making our day special.
Colin and Jean, thank you so much for the wonderful words. I am so grateful that I had the honor of working with the two of you to co-create such a beautiful ceremony. I had so much fun getting to know you and your story. I enjoyed meeting all your friends and family at the rehearsal and then had a great time at the wedding and reception dinner. It is a pleasure to call you my friends. Thanks again for one of the most enjoyable experiences I've had as a Wedding Officiant!
Derek was great at keeping in contact with us throughout the whole process. He sent samples of ceremonies, reminded us of things we needed to do and when (like apply for a marriage license!), and conducted our rehearsal and ceremony with professionalism and the right amount of humor and personality.
Greetings Lisa and Mark, I just loved working with both of you! Each of you had so much to contribute to your beautiful ceremony. It truly was a co-creation. Congrats on this wonderful new journey you are about to embark on. Wishing you the best life has to offer. I am looking forward to all the new experiences in store for you.
Derek was great, he gave and helped us with so much more that what we could even imagined.
Hi Tina and Ross, it was sooo much fun co-creating your ceremony! I just loved the Unity Painting that the two of you completed together. I enjoyed meeting both of you and will cherish our time together.
Derek presented professionalism and personal care together to create a wonderful experience for our entire family! Every family has their uniqueness and with a celebration as special as a wedding you only want the best. Derek made sure all the details were covered and we knew exactly what to expect. The day was perfect even with the "good luck" rain! We are very grateful for Derek's part in our son and new daughter in law's wedding day.
Dear Kenn and Melissa, thank you so much for inviting me into your home and for hosting the wedding ceremony in your beautiful backyard. It was a perfect setting for your son and new daughter-in-law! Even with a little rain, the day was perfect. I was able to speak with many of the guests and they shared what a wonderful couple Sam and Samantha will be for many, many years to come. Thanks for all your support and love. You are great role models!
Derek was very helpful throughout the whole process and had many great ideas for the ceremony. We did most of our communication through email and he was very quick to respond when questions arose. My husband and I are so happy we decided to have Derek officiate our wedding. We had so many compliments on the ceremony. We would recommend him to anyone 100%!
What a wonderful couple the two of you make. Your love and respect for each other certainly was very powerful for me every time we met or spoke on the phone during the process of putting your ceremony together. Thank you for inviting me to your reception dinner as I had a great time speaking with your families and friends, dancing and just being a part of your celebration. What a gift it was to have met you.
It was wonderful to create our ceremony. We had an overwhelming amount of positive feedback on how beautiful our ceremony was. Derek was a wonderful help, very conscientious about the bride and grooms feelings and views. It was the best alternative for us because our home church would marry us, because we already lived together.
Erika and Darryl - it was so much fun co-creating your beautiful and unique wedding ceremony. I loved the venue that you chose, it was so energetically perfect! I enjoyed everything about you; you have a great, loving and supportive family on both sides. I was honored to meet many of your friends and family at the rehearsal and at your reception and it was unanimous - the two of you are perfect together! Wishing you both a long and happy life together filled with Joy, Prosperity and Love!
Rev. Derek was outstanding. From day 1 his dedication to our ceremony felt like it was his #1 priority. His response time via phone conversations and emails was immediate and throrough. He provided us with enough material that I was able to co-create our own unique ceremony. The blessing he gave at the dinner reception was so heartfelt and meaningful that it felt like we knew him our whole lives. Prior to the ceremony he took the time to meet with my husband and I each seperately to pray and calm our nerves through reassurance. Our ceremony was everything and more than I could have imagined.
Hi Rachel and Michael, you are right, every couple that I have the honor to work with gets my utmost attention and priority! I love what I do and the two of you are one of the reasons I chose the path of being a Customized Wedding Officiant: it is fun, it is an honor, it is rewarding and it is above all, a true Joy! I am looking forward to keeping in touch and to hear about all the great news from this new journey that you are on.
We got married on June 30, 2017. Derek was amazing!! The ceremony was beautiful!! We were able to create our own special ceremony. Derek was helpful and gave great suggestions when trying to make decisions. Within our ceremony we wanted our parents to renew their wedding vows. Derek was excited and created a special part in the ceremony just for them. Everyone gave us complements about the ceremony! Derek is very easy to work with and always responded in a timely manner when needed. We would definitely recommend Derek!!
Wow, thank you for the glowing review! I am so glad to have been able to honor your request to include both sets of parents and renew their vows. My reward was the beautiful glow in each one of their eyes and their absolute sereneness as they recommitted to each other after 30 and 46 years married respectively. What a wonderful gift you both gave your parents. Thank you for your trust and your friendship - something I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Derek was excellent in all categories. He was very helpful with the entire process, which is really what we were looking for. My fiance and I had no idea how we wanted the Ceremony to go, what to say, how to do our vows, and Derek provided samples and examples for everything. All we had to do was read through, pick and choose, and tweak things to our own liking. He also had the personality that we were looking for! You definitely get what you pay for. All in all, an excellent Officiant and would highly recommend him.
Greetings Kelsey and Bryan, I thought that your ceremony was so perfect with what you shared about your dreams and desires for your wedding day. What a beautiful venue and I am so glad that we were able to have your ceremony outdoors despite some weather. As you begin this new chapter in your lives, I want to send you wishes of Peace, Abundance, Cherished Memories and much Love.
Derek was truly great to work with. He gave us a lot of options for the reading, vows, etc. and we were able to customize the ceremony to best fit us. He made us feel comfortable from the beginning planning stage to the "I do's". He gave us a beautiful ceremony and we couldn't be happier! We would highly recommend using his services.
Thank you for the wonderful assessment and thank you for the recommendation! Your ceremony was simply beautiful and having both of your mothers come up to light the tapered candles during the Unity Candle Ceremony was a nice touch. I wish you both a long and happy life together filled with Joy, Peace and Love.
Derek was great! He gave us guidance from the beginning with several ceremony outline options. He helped us throught the whole process and gave us timely reminders to make sure everything was ready for our wedding day!
Hi Evan and Michelle, what a beautiful day to have your wedding ceremony! The weather was great and the venue was beautiful with that stunning birch arbor. I thought that the three of us co-created such a unique and intimate ceremony that you and your guests will remember for years to come. Many blessings to both of you on your new and magnificent journey.
Derek was absolutely wonderful! We weren't really sure what to expect going into the whole wedding planning process, and he helped us with everything step by step. He sent us information that allowed us to make the ceremony completely our own, and we couldn't be more thankful. My husband and I both feel so blessed we were able to have Derek as our officiant on our wedding day, and we highly recommend him to everyone!
It certainly was my pleasure to be of service to you on your big day as you begin this new chapter in your lives. Many blessings to both of you. I enjoyed the tree planting ritual that you included in your ceremony. Like a tree, your marriage must be resilient. It must weather the challenges of daily life and the passage of time. As I got to know both of you during the process, I believe that you will both be as sturdy as the tree that symbolizes your love for each other.
Derek was an excellent resource in planning our ceremony and making sure that it went off without a hitch. From our first planning sessions to all the good ideas he had for the ceremony to make it unique to our preferences, to his help with the rehearsal and day of he was a great choice for our officiant.
Hello Nicholas and Kimberly, thanks for being so helpful and hands on as we co-created such a beautiful ceremony for you - one that I believe you and your guests will remember for many, many years! Having your 4 grandmothers as flower girls was such a sweet, charming and unique component of the day. I really enjoyed meeting both of you and feel that I now have two more life long friends. Best wishes and lots of love to you!
Very pleased w/ Derek - was early to everything we had planned, very accommodating and made sure we got what we wanted, was well prepared and did a great job, followed through with all promises, got all paperwork in order very quickly. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you.
Greetings Brian and Kim, thank you so much for all the wonderful input you had regarding your ceremony. I really felt the great love between you and this love will carry you through many years of joy, happiness and prosperity as you journey this new chapter in your lives. Congratulations!
Derek was amazing to work with. He actually helped me, the bride, feel very comfortable with how organized and planned he was. Even when I felt like I had a lot left to do, I knew the one thing that was covered was our ceremony process. Derek made it very easy and he was very accommodating.
Thank you so much for the kind words, and oh yeah - you two are a couple of the kindest and most gentle people I have ever met! It was a great joy working with both of you over the last few months and creating such a unique ceremony. Having Jordyn celebrate with you was so special on your special day. Thank you for being so helpful!
Derek was such a pleasure to work with. I found him online in my searches for an officiant and from the moment we met him, we knew he was the right fit for us. We were looking for a non-religious, yet spiritual wedding, and he did an amazing job of helping us create that. He provided tons of examples for us to look at and ceremony structures for us to choose from and helped us create a ceremony that was unique to us. He was super responsive and always on top of anything we asked. We had several people tell us what a great job he did speaking at the ceremony. Little things like him stepping out of the way for our first kiss so the photographer could capture the moment- that's someone that's great at his craft. I would definitely recommend!
Thank you so much for the beautiful and kind words! You were both such a pleasure to work with and together, the three of us created such a wonderful, intimate and unique ceremony. Wishing the two of you a long, married life while enjoying the journey and appreciating each other and sharing your love. Thank you again for the honor of being of service to you.
Derek was amazing and easy to work with. He really made us feel like it was our ceremony. He is extremely flexible and willing to put together whatever you'd like in your ceremony. I highly recommend Derek's services to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding.
Shelby and Lexi - what can I say? Did we not have a ton of fun putting your ceremony together? You are a beautiful couple and such great sense of humor. Thank you for the invite to the rehearsal dinner - I was able to confirm what I already knew by speaking with many of your family and friends - that you two are so in love with each other and make the perfect couple. Wishing you many Joys on your journey!
Amazing officiant, took the time to get to know us and helped us create the perfect ceremony!
Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to post an assessment of my Officiant services. I am so glad that you enjoyed the process and the ceremony that was customized just for you.
Derek Dube officiated our wedding and it was fantastic. He was helpful all the way through the process from suggestions on the ceremony to vow creations. He was responsive and professional. Our guests loved the ceremony and still talk about his great personality. Highly recommended.
Brandon and Maggie, thank you so much for the kind words. You both were truly a gift to work with. I thought your ceremony was heartfelt and worthy of remembering for many, many years to come as it symbolized the love you share for each other. Many blessings for a long and happy life with each other filled with Joy and Love!
Derek was extremely helpful.
He always answered our emails promptly and was very organized.
He provded us with plenty of options as to what type of ceremony we wanted, and customized it perfectly.
We are more than happy with his services and would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Salutations to both of you. I really enjoyed working with Michael and Vanessa on your ceremony. Including your two children in the ceremony was such a beautiful touch and tribute to them! The reading that you chose was so perfect for your celebration of this new journey that your family is traveling on. Please stay in touch as I am looking forward to all the wonderful experiences that are coming your way.