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Jessica · Married on 10/04/2014
We would highly recommend World of Wisdom Ministry-Rev. Derek Dube! We initially found World of Wisdom Ministry on WeddingWire.com which through many positive reviews we decided to reach out and make contact. We met with Derek and immediately knew we found our officiant to perform our wedding ceremony. We enjoyed every moment working with Rev. Dube. He guided, made suggestions, kept us aware of all the expectations such as wedding license requirements and the rehearsal. He coordinated the morning of our wedding making sure other vendors knew what/when moments would occur, met the groom and groomsmen as well as the coordinator of the facility to ensure all necessary procedures were as expected. He met with Jon and I separately prior to the ceremony to give words of encouragement and last minute wisdom as well as a small blessing which was greatly inspirational. Both Jon and I will never forget our wedding ceremony and Derek for making it so meaningful and unforgettable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!Sent on 10/08/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Oh, Jessica, you and Jon were wonderful to work with throughout the process of creating your beautiful ceremony. The two of you are perfect for each other and I could tell from our very first meeting how in love with each other you were and are! Wishing you both a long, happy, abundant and love filled life together. Thank you for allowing me the honor of serving you as your Officiant!
User4037901 · 2+ years ago
Reverend Derek Dube officiated our wedding and it couldn't have been better. We met with him and together came up with the ceremony. We were able to incorporate our ideas with his suggestions and came up with the perfect ceremony. We got so many compliments from our guests and a few were going to recommend Derek to people they knew.Sent on 10/16/2014
Derek was professional, personable and very easy to work with. We highly recommend him!!
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words - I really appreciate you and it is always a Joy for me to help couples create the perfect ceremony for their 'big day'!
User4433944 · 2+ years ago
The Rev. Derek Dube was the officiant at my son's wedding. He was an extremely personable gentleman who was quick to return phone calls and emails to my son and now daughter in law which made both of them feel very comfortable. The outdoor wedding service was special and unique based on the personalities of the bride and groom. As an example: They enjoy brewing beer as a hobby and the Rev. Dube included a "Beer Ceremony" in the service. To a "traditional mom" this sounded odd but the explanation at the wedding was explained well and very meaningful to the couple and all the guests. The wedding was not religious in nature but topics such as love, respect, compassion, trust and committment were woven into a wonderful and very personal ceremony. Derek Dube took the time to not only get to know the wedding couple but he mingled with guests at both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception as well. Derek was on time, in charge and engaging. It is an honor and a priviledge to recommend Derek Dube for a future wedding. In fact I have already had calls from a future bride and a future groom's mother who attended the wedding asking for his information. He made my son's wedding very special for our entire family and I'm sure he would do the same for your family.Sent on 09/29/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:WOW! that's all I can say is wow - what a beautiful compliment coming from 'mom'. Thank you for taking the time to express such a wonderful assessment of my services. It is my pleasure and an honor to help co-create a personalized and unique ceremony for each and every couple I am privileged to work with. The beer ceremony was awesome and it really did add a personal touch to the ceremony and all the guests certainly enjoyed the meaning behind it. Also, thank you so much for passing my name on to the future groom's mom - I appreciate your confidence in my abilities.
User4420846 · 2+ years ago
We were very happy with our choice to have Derek as our wedding officiant. He did a great job and we got lots of compliments on how nice our wedding ceremony was. He was very easy to work with and personalized our ceremony to be exactly how we wanted it. He was very easy to work with and responded promptly to all our emails and requests. We would highly recommend him.Sent on 09/23/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you so much for the kind words - I think it is so important to respond to each person who is considering my services in a prompt and professional manner. Planning a wedding is fun, exciting and sometimes a little bit stressful and the sooner I can answer your questions and assist you in any way, I feel that it can take the anxiety away and help make the process of creating your ceremony a joyous experience. Wishing you a life filled with love as you enter this new chapter in your lives.
Heather · Married on 08/30/2014
Officiant Derek was very organized and easy to work with. He was professional and helped make our ceremony memorable and personalized. We highly recommend his service!!Sent on 09/10/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Heather and Donald - thank you for the pleasure of serving both of you! Your ceremony was beautiful and the tree planting really added a pleasant peek at your commitment to family by having your mothers add dirt from your childhood homes, integrating your past as individuals into your future now as a couple - just fantastic! I am so impressed with your love for each other, you are a perfect match! Thank you for this honor.
User4360449 · 2+ years ago
Derek was wonderful. Rain caused Plan A to become Plan B and he was prepared for anything. I am the mother of the groom and Derek helped the ceremony move along in spite of the elements. My son chose a woman I could not have hand picked any better, and they chose an officiant that suited their style. A big thank you to Derek for rollong with the changing weather and keeping everyone calm and organized. Job well done.Sent on 08/29/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Job well done by everyone, indeed! All the guests banded together to move the chairs, sound equipment and tables under cover with very little warning. And guess what - the ceremony turned out great! Thanks 'mom' for taking the time to share your thoughts - I am so glad that you have such a great son and now you have a wonderful daughter-in-law. May Joy, Happiness, Compassion and Love bless you and the two lovebirds for many, many years.
User3238052 · 2+ years ago
Derek exceeded our expectations. He genuinely cares about us as couple. Derek helped us develop a ceremony that was unique to us, with keeping traditions that we wanted. We received numerous compliments about how well spoken and heartfelt our officiant was. Our ceremony was beautiful and sacred. He guided us the entire way in creating a personalized ceremony to fit our beliefs and personalities. I would highly recommend Derek.Sent on 08/11/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:You are correct - I do care deeply about each and every couple that I have the Pleasure and Honor of working with as we co-create your Wedding Ceremony together! It is a process, that over time and consistent communication, I find out who you are as individuals and as a couple, that we add the personal touches that make your ceremony totally unique. Thank you both so much for the opportunity to serve you and help make your 'big day' special for you and your family and friends. Lots of Joy and Love to you both as your new journey begins.
User4258077 · 2+ years ago
Derek was very helpful accommodating our wishes while putting our ceremony together. It was such a beautiful ceremony, received several compliments from the guests in regards to him and the ceremony overall.Sent on 07/18/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words, I had a great time co-creating your ceremony with you! I am so glad I could help make your 'big day' a day to remember for life. May Happiness, Love and Gentleness follow you both.
Billie · Married on 06/14/2014
He was easy and great to work with. Made me smile very happy we picked him!Sent on 06/17/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Billie and Derrick, thank you so much for allowing me to serve as your Officiant on your Wedding Day! You are both very special and I cherish the time we spent creating your ceremony. The covered bridge was such a beautiful venue. Enjoy a long life together sharing Joy, Peace and Love.
Kelly · Married on 06/14/2014
We are SO happy with our decision to have Rev. Derek Dube perform our wedding ceremony. He made sure to make the ceremony special to us and he was a pleasure to work with!Sent on 10/01/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Kelly and Ben, thank you for such a lovely experience! The vows you chose to use were very heartfelt and I really enjoyed how you had both of your mothers participate in the wine ceremony. I want to wish both of you a very long life filled with Abundance, Joy, Kindness and Love - you are very deserving of all the Happiness there is!
User4197223 · 2+ years ago
Derek is professional,courteous, respectful, authentic, and a great guy! He made the ceremony warm, sacred, and very special for us and our loved ones. We were happy to have him officiate our wedding and would highly recommend him.Sent on 06/23/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you very much for your generous and thoughtful compliments. I truly love what I do am I am glad I could help make your Wedding Day a wonderful and memorable one for both of you.
Jeff · Married on 06/09/2014
Derek was easy to work with, very professional and flexible and he provided great ideas that we worked off of. We were very, very pleased with the results we received in working with him. We received many compliments from our guests on our wedding ceremony we created with him.Sent on 06/12/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:You two are such a perfect match for each other. I could tell by talking with your family and friends that the support you will receive in your married life will be endless. What a blessing it is to have such loving and caring family and friends. You both deserve the best!
Chelsea and Mike · Married on 06/07/2014
Derek was an absolute pleasure to work with for an officiant of our wedding! Being that we did not live in the area, we had to communicate and work together long distance, which he made so easy. We felt very comfortable with him, and he helped calm our nerves and made our day special. He provided so many wonderful tools to help make our ceremony personal and customized. Derek fit right in with our family and we received numerous compliments from family and friends about him and our ceremony. I highly recommend working with Derek for your special day!!Sent on 07/01/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Right back at you Chelsea and Mike, you were an absolute wonderful couple to work with over the course of co-creating your beautiful ceremony. I really enjoyed your input that made your ceremony so unique. I was able to spend a lot of time with your family and friends - and I must say, you are both surrounded with a whole bunch of love and support! Have just an amazing life together (which I know you will).
Dave and Lisa · Married on 04/12/2014
It was a joy working with Derek. He provided excellent suggestions and was very flexible in making our service exactly the way we wanted it. We view him as a friend that made our day very special. He is very organized and helped find other resources and reminded us when things needed to be done.Sent on 05/12/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:It is such a pleasure for me to help in any way I can. I so much enjoy being part of such a sacred part of a couples ceremony. I appreciate all the personal input you provided - it helped to create such a unique and beautiful ceremony that I hope you will cherish for the rest of your lives. My wish is for both of you a Long, Abundant, Joy Filled Life of Happiness and Love!
User3698920 · 2+ years ago
Derek was amazing! Very kind and genuine, super prompt in his correspondence.. And he made planning our ceremony a breeze! Can't say enough good things!!Sent on 11/24/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words. :) I can't tell you enough how much fun I had co-creating your ceremony. Wishing you Gentleness, Kindness, Joy and Love as you start this new chapter in your lives - Marriage!
Reilly · Married on 10/19/2013
Derek was amazing. We did the spiritual enrichment class which has really helped in our marriage and relationship, something that was absolutely worth doing.Sent on 04/05/2014
He was always very flexible with scheduling and always available. When it came to our ceremony he worked to put together a very memorable experience. Derek is wonderful, so happy we found him!
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Reilly and Nick, what can I say? I am so glad the two of you participated in my Relationship Enhancement Counseling Classes. Although they are not required, I think they are so helpful and powerful for two people in Love and planning to spend the rest of their lives together. I had so much fun going through the process with both of you that it was second only to your Beautiful Ceremony! I hope the information and tools that you learned from the classes built a strong foundation and adds to the excitement and Joy of your Married Life together. Lots of Love, Laughter and Joy to you both as your Journey together begins!
Kalli · Married on 09/29/2013
Derek was fantastic in meeting our needs. He took all of our feedback & used it to create a beautiful ceremony! I would recommend him to anyone!Sent on 10/10/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you so much Kalli and ben for the wonderful experience of your beautiful ceremony at the Botanical Gardens. I had so much fun getting to know both of you and really enjoyed your family and friends. Wishing you both a long, prosperous and Loving life together.
Jessica · Married on 09/21/2013
Rev Derek was a blessing to have officiate our wedding! He worked with us to orchestrate a beautiful ceremony. Was very personable and professional. We highly recommend his services! Thank you for being a part of our special day Derek!Sent on 09/30/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:I totally agree with you - your ceremony was beautiful. You were both so much fun to work with and your input into the ceremony as extremely valuable to create such a stunning and unique wedding day celebration. My wish for you is a long, happy, abundant and Loving relationship as your marriage blossoms over the years.
Lori · Married on 09/08/2013
Derek did an amazing job working with us to plan a wedding celebration that was both meaningful and memorable. We received many compliments from our friends and family on his work. Derek provided us with a lot of valuable suggestions and feedback during the wedding planning process. We are so happy that we chose Derek to be part of our special day.Sent on 09/17/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Lori and Guy, it was my pleasure to serve both of you and also Lucy and Olivia as you start this new chapter in your lives as a family. Your ceremony on the river was beautiful and heartfelt. I want to wish you a joyful life together filled with Peace, Compassion and Love.
User2790762 · 2+ years ago
Derek was the only officiant we met with, and we knew we wanted to hire him before the meeting was over. He was very flexible with our ceremony wording. He sent us several different ceremonies and let us choose and edit them as we wanted. He was also really patient when it took us longer than expected to get our wording back to him - a major plus when we were stressing about every other aspect of the wedding! The ceremony was one of our favorite parts of our wedding day!Sent on 10/10/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you and please understand that it does not matter how long it takes to get the ceremony just the way you want it. It is your day and your ceremony, I am honored to change it as many times as necessary until it is perfect and just how you envisioned it would be. It was my pleasure to work with both of you.
john · Married on 08/31/2013
Debbie and I were blessed to have been referred to Derek to officiate our wedding. The ceremony was wonderful , Debbie and I could not be more happy; and Derek was a significant part. In the pre-planning ,Derek provided very helpful materials and options, along with his guidance, and was very mindful of our wishes and intentions for the Wedding. Derek also suggested matters that Debbie and I probably would have missed; and he was never presumptuous.Derek is also a very spiritual person which is very important for Debbie and me.Sent on 09/05/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:I had the most wonderful experience Officiating at your ceremony. To have all of your children stand up in your wedding party made all the difference in this spiritual and loving day of uniting two families in marriage. I can tell that the two of you are sooo in love with each other. What a blessing it is that you have found each other and will spend the rest of your lives together in Love and Happiness.
Natasha Katsman · Married on 08/24/2013
Reverend Derek Dube of World of Wisdom Ministry is one of the kindest, most compassionate and hardworking person we have ever met. He wasn't "an officiant" he was the kind, intelligent, genuine and caring person who brought the ceremony to life. His enthusiasm and genuine care for people flows through him. He made us feel at ease the whole time and added all of our thoughts, beliefs and contributions to our ceremony. He asked us many questions and did a custom ceremony based on who we were as people and as a couple. It is hard to put into words how amazing this person is. I was getting a little nervous right before the ceremony and he surprised me by coming to talk to me right before. His words touched my heart and really got me ready for the biggest and best step I have taken so far in my life. He is attentive, understanding and fun too! He even brought several different suits to wear in case we had a preference. My husband and I invited him to the reception as a guest and sat him with our grandparents. He said he had a ball and so did they. My mom and her partner, Eugene, loved talking to him as well. He made some rounds and left us a beautiful note in our photo booth scrapbook.AND WE LOVED HIS PICTURES. We are so glad that we found him. He was the perfect person to marry us! Thank you so much!Sent on 09/05/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:I don't know where to begin. :) First of all, you two definitely are a LOT of fun! Your sense of humor and your playful spirit will take you both very far in this relationship. The way you accept each other coming from two very different faiths, is an awesome tribute to the love you have for each other. Planning and combining rituals from both of your backgrounds was most enjoyable and a wonderful education for me. Your ceremony at the Domes was beautiful, light-hearted, spiritual, cultural and just a whole lot of fun! I am so happy to have served you in this way on your 'big day'. I can't wait to hear all the good news from you in the coming years.
Kara · Married on 08/17/2013
It was a great pleasure to meet Derek. He provided us with a wonderful ceremony. We hope to have a lifelong relationship with Derek. Fabulous man!!Sent on 08/27/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Kara and Clyde, thank you so much for the wonderful time we had together planning your ceremony. It was such a pleasure to meet both of you. Thank you also for inviting my wife and I to your rehearsal dinner. It was such a great evening of fun and meeting all your friends and family. I am looking forward to spending more time with both of you through the friendship we have formed.
User3487644 · 2+ years ago
Derek Dube did an amazing job at communicating with us throughout the entire process and made the creation of the ceremony very easy. We were able to add/delete whatever we wanted to make it our own. We would highly recommend his services.Sent on 08/24/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you, I really enjoy the consistent communication throughout the panning process. It brings me great joy to work with each and every couple to co-create a beautiful and unique ceremony. Wishing you both a long married life together filled with happiness!
User3441361 · 2+ years ago
Working with Derek was a great experience. He helped make our day very special.Sent on 08/04/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:thank you for the short and sweet feedback.