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Carey · Married on 07/20/2013
We are extremely happy with the ceremony that we co-created with Derek. We contacted Derek less than two months before our wedding. We had an initial talk with Derek over the phone to discuss what we were looking for in a wedding ceremony. Throughout the process of creating our ceremony Derek provided suggestions and actively sought our comments. Derek was very responsive to our requests and flexible in that we did not meet face to face until our rehearsal. In the end our ceremony was a meaningful combination of Derek's original program with unique readings and a wine box ceremony that we requested.Sent on 08/05/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Katie and Carey, although we planned your entire day from out of state, I felt as though you ceremony could not have been more beautiful and unique. It was such a pleasure to work with both of you over the couple of months and then to finally meet you on your rehearsal day was the icing on the cake. I could tell from the first moment how in love with each other you both are. . the setting for your ceremony was perfect. thank you so much for inviting me to your fun, entertaining and delicious reception. I enjoyed myself all evening long! Many blessings to you and your family.
Jenna · Married on 07/13/2013
Derek did a great job! He lets you know exactly what he's doing and really takes pride in his job! My husband and I were very happy we chose him to marry us! We had met with at least five other possibilities before Derek. Once we met with him, we knew we liked him! He's also really willing to work with you to accommodate your needs. You will be happy you chose Derek!!Sent on 02/13/2014
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Jenna and Ryan, I agree with you- I am so glad you chose me, also. :) Both of you were so much fun and truly amazing! Your sharing was out of this world. I want to thank you for such a Beautiful experience co-creating your Wedding Ceremony. Peace, Happiness, Joy and Love are my wishes for both of you.
Mark · Married on 06/29/2013
We worked with Derek Dube - A truly great person. We reached out to him in an email and he got back to us with an amazing collection of inspiring and thoughtful ideas, and this made a huge impression on us. We went to meet him and within the first 5 minutes, we knew he was the one.Sent on 07/11/2013
We were greeted without any sense of judgement whatsoever - just a surprisingly warm and truly genuine person. We had a great conversation about our 3 unique perspectives on the world and our lives. This was the type of unique understanding and kindness that you can only dream of having on your special day.
From the examples that were provided to us and the questions he had us answer, we could tell that we were going to get an absolutely customized ceremony (without having to work too hard at it either). Over the next couple months, we proceeded to dial in on the ceremony language via email. It was fun, creative, and probably the least stressful of all the elements involved in planning the day.
He let us do whatever we wanted and had great suggestions along the way, letting us combine traditional vows guided by him as well as our own that were read by us. We incorporated a wine box ceremony - one of his many great ideas - and that really helped add to how memorable and perfectly awesome everything was. He attended our rehearsal dinner and filled in whatever logistical cracks remained, as he assured us he would when we were wondering about tiny impossible details a few weeks out.
The ceremony went off without a hitch. It was just such a great day. It was even better than we thought it would be. So unique. Not only does this guy know what he's doing, he loves what he's doing: Attending to love itself, in its most pure form.
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words. I so very much enjoyed working to co-create such a unique and beautiful wedding with both of you. Your input into your ceremony was awesome. It was such fun at your rehearsal and reception meeting your family and friends. It was my pleasure and an honor to meet you, work with you and officiate on your Grand day! You two are very special and the Love between you was and truly is amazing. Here's to a Long, Prosperous, Joyous and Loving Relationship that lasts forever! Stay in touch with all your important life events. Love you both.
Lauren · Married on 06/01/2013
Derek was the perfect wedding officiant for my husband and I's wedding. He made sure that our day was special and our ceremony was unique to us and our guests. He was extremely flexible with our schedules and made sure that even though we lived in a different state than him we were in constant communication leading up to the wedding. We highly recommend Derek for any occasion, especially a day as special as your wedding day.Sent on 07/21/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Lauren and Jack, I really enjoyed working long distance with you over the phone and through email. Although you were hundreds of miles away, I felt a great connection to you both as we worked diligently to co-create such a beautiful wedding ceremony. The two of you are fun and very much in love. That was very obvious at your rehearsal and at your ceremony. I can tell that you were both meant for each other. Wishing you a long and prosperous lifetime of happiness. :)
User3614839 · 2+ years ago
Derek was truly wonderful to work with!! Tony and I knew immediately after meeting with him that he was the perfect officiant for our wedding service, We didn't need to look any further. Our wedding ceremony was tailored to what we wanted it to be with the guidance of Derek. We were provided with sample ceremonies and were able to tailor these to fit what we wanted our ceremony to be. Any and all questions to Derek were promptly answered. Derek is so personable , we would recommend him to anyone for any type of service. Derek actually did a Baptism for my husband's cousins children. It was a pleasure to see him again. We would highly recommend Derek for his services and refer our family/friends. I found Derek on wedding wire myself and had a wonderful day with him leading off our day. Thank you Derek for making our wedding day so special!!Sent on 10/18/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:You two are great! I so enjoyed co-creating your Wedding Ceremony. You are both so much fun and your sense of humor is priceless - a trait that will take you far in your relationship together. I could tell while working with you how much in Love you are with each other. I look forward to staying in touch with you as your journey continues. Peace, Love and Joy always.
Melissa · Married on 05/11/2013
Derek Dube was the officiant for our wedding and he did an amazing job helping us create the perfect ceremony! I admit we were a bit overwhelmed with the whole process of creating a ceremony, but Derek assured me that everything would be great. He provided us with many examples and samples that were extremely helpful. He was quick to respond to any questions I had and I really appreciated his professionalism and guidance at the wedding rehearsal and on the day of the wedding. I highly recommend him!Sent on 05/26/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Melissa and Scot, thank you so much for taking the time to fill out the assessment. It was great working with two really die-hard Brewer fans. The Love, respect and support that you so willingly share with each other is obvious in your communication and just the way you look at each other when talking is such a great reminder to all that Love is alive and well! Thank you for such a high honor of allowing me to be a part of your 'big day.'
Brenda · Married on 05/04/2013
Reverend Derek Dube officiated our wedding and I have only positive things to say about him. He was wonderful!!! Many of our guests told us what a great job he did. He helped me with things the day of the wedding that I hadn't even given thought to. He went above and beyond what I expected an officiant to do. I really can't sing his praises enough!!! He was so nice and caring and just all around wonderful. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone who needs the services he offers!!Sent on 05/25/2013
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Brenda and Jason, I also have only positive things to say about you. Your sense of commitment to each other is simply wonderful. I value what the two of you stand for: communication, compassion, sense of humor, respect for each other and a very serious Love for each other. Thank you so much and I wish you both a long and Loving life for many, many years to come.
User2721997 · 2+ years ago
I absolutely loved our Reverend. Derek Dube was amazing to work with. I honestly could not have found a better person to officiate our wedding. He helped us customize our ceremony to exactly what we wanted, he was attentive to our wants and needs, he assisted with and offered other vendors, he kept us informed on our timeline for getting the marriage license and offered all the requirements to do so. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding who wants someone who is going to to do an amazing job!Sent on 10/18/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Wow, thank you! It certainly was my pleasure to be of service to both of you. I am always happy to recommend other Wedding Professionals that I know and trust will do a wonderful job and provide the highest level of integrity for a couple that is getting ready to begin their new life together in Marriage. Wishing you a long lasting love in your commitment to each other.
Shannon · Married on 09/29/2012
We have gotten so many compliments from friends and family on our ceremony. It was perfect for us! Thank you so much!Sent on 11/30/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank both of you so much. I had a lot of fun working with you on your ceremony. Thanks also for adding the personal touches to the ceremony. Blessings for a long, healthy and prosperous life together.
Marty · Married on 09/15/2012
Our wedding was wonderful. Derek made us very comfortable and worked with us to ensure that everything was how we wanted it. It was an honor to have him officiate our wedding and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to have their special day a perfect day also.Sent on 09/24/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you, it was my pleasure to co-create a ceremony with you. Your backyard wedding was one of the most beautifully decorated I have ever seen. I wish you both a long, healthy and abundant life together.
Cassie · Married on 09/15/2012
Reverend Derek Dube was referred to us by my Aunt. After our initial meeting, we immediately decided that we wanted Derek as our Officiant. He is a kind, caring, and fun man and we enjoyed having him be a part of our big day!Sent on 09/27/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:It was so much fun getting to know both of you and create the perfect ceremony together. You certainly chose a wonderful venue with the waterfall in the background. I truly enjoyed meeting your friends and family. Here's wishing you a long and happy life filled with Love.
Will · Married on 09/07/2012
Derek was a wonderful officiant who handled a little weather adversity with perfect aplomb. His demeanor and attitude was outstanding, and he provided a lot of helpful information to us along the way, too. Our wedding was beautiful, and we could not have done it without Derek!Sent on 09/26/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Will and Katy, thank you for allowing me to serve you as your Officiant. We did indeed have some adverse weather, but it was such a refreshing and warm rain. It certainly made the ceremony quite unique and one to remember for a long time. The umbrellas that went up during the ceremony made for a beautiful and colorful backdrop to a perfect day! Sending lots of Love your way.
Betty · Married on 09/01/2012
Derek was very easy to work with and help my husband and I have a wonderful ceremony. He let us add and subtract parts of sample ceremonies that he had to make it our own piece. We were complimented on our uniqueness from our guests well after our wedding. Thank you Derek!Sent on 09/25/2012
Betty and Cory Schmid
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:I totally enjoyed working with the two of you on such a unique and sacred ceremony. The reading you chose, "On Friendship" is one of my favorites. Your two boys, Reece and Landry were wonderful additions as ring bearers. They added an element of fun to your ceremony. Blessings to all of you for a long, healthy and loving relationship as a new family.
User2695139 · 2+ years ago
Brad and I absolutely loved our ceremony. We wanted to keep it simple yet meaningful, and Derek worked with us to develop exactly what we wanted. We had several people say it was the best ceremony they had ever attended. We feel very fortunate that we found him!Sent on 10/04/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Greetings, the feeling is mutual, I feel very fortunate to have worked with the two of you. You are such a fun and loving couple and I enjoyed every step of the way co-creating your simple, yet elegant ceremony. Prosperity, Joy and Love to both of you.
Joseph and Valerie · Married on 08/17/2012
It was a pleasure dealing with Rev. Dube and the World of Wisdom Ministry. They were very accomodating and taylored the service to our specific needs and beliefs. Great communication between all parties. We were never left wondering as to what was needed or what the process would involve. It was such a pleasure to know we were in capable hands. It was wonderful knowing the Ministry there for us.Sent on 08/29/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:It certainly was my pleasure to get to know both of you and your story. I enjoyed working with you to co-create the perfect ceremony. It was simply beautiful! Have a fantastic life and I wish you all the best that life has to offer.
Katrina · Married on 08/04/2012
Derek did a wonderful job with our ceremony. He was very helpful and a pleasure to work with.Sent on 08/20/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:I am so grateful to have worked with both of you on your ceremony. It was my pleasure to meet you and create a ceremony that was meanigful. The reading you chose, "The Key to Love" certainly fits who the two of you are in your relationship. Here's to a long and abundant life together.
Ashley · Married on 07/14/2012
Derek was very responsive and willing to help us with any questions or requests we had for our wedding ceremony. The ceremony turned out great and included some personal touches that my husband and I wanted added. Derek is extremely flexible- he gave us a few sample ceremonies to start with and we added to and eliminated from each until we had a perfect ceremony. On our wedding day Derek was very professional and helpful. We got many compliments on our ceremony. I would highly recommend Derek to any bride (and groom) who are going through the daunting process of planning a wedding. Choosing Derek will be one of the great decisions you make along the way!Sent on 08/03/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hi Ashley and Joshua, thank you for the kind words. I am truly grateful. Having that excerpt from the Velveteen Rabbit was a wonderful addition to your ceremony. I know that book was very special to both of you as children. And your sand ceremony was very touching and personal. I am so grateful to have been part of such a unique ceremony. Thank you for allowing me to be of service to you both. Blessings filled with love and happines always.
Shelly · Married on 07/07/2012
Derek was absolutely wonderful to work with! He was very knowledgable and helped us create an absolutely memorable ceremony filled with love and happiness. He made my husband and I feel so at ease and was so much fun. We highly recommend anyone to him.Sent on 07/09/2012
Shelly & Tyler Schmoll
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you for your kind words, it was certainly my pleasure to serve you. Wishing you both a long life filled with happiness!
Tracy · Married on 06/29/2012
Rev. Derek Dube was wonderful and made our day complete. From meeting him to the emails and the phone calls to make sure our ceremony was written to our approvel. He had great ideas and examples to chose from. He was earlier the day of to make sure we where good to go. And was a good sport for our "hot" outdoor wedding, along with the rest of our guess. I hope for him to renew our vows in Ten Years...and highly recommed him for your "Big" day...Sent on 07/03/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:It certainly was a "hot" day to say the least, but your ceremony and your personal touches made all the difference in the world. I really enjoyed working with you and meeting your friends and family. You have a great support system. I would be totally honored to Officiate your 10th, 25th and 50th anniversary. :) Enjoy your lives together. Wishing you success in all you do.
User2520023 · 2+ years ago
Rev Derek performed our wedding ceremony. Our ceremony was out of state, and Derek was very easy to work with. The ceremony was perfect. Our guests loved the ceremony. They all agreed it was perfect- not too long with a great message. We are both so thankful we chose Derek to perform our ceremony.Sent on 07/03/2012
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you for the very kind words. Since you chose to stay Anonymous, I am very grateful to know that you and your guests really enjoyed the ceremony and I wish you a long, prosperous and Love filled life together.
Michelle · Married on 05/19/2012
Derek greatly exceeded our expectations for an officiant! When we first met him, we knew right away that we wanted him performing our ceremony. We felt very comfortable with him from the start and he was very responsive to emails and phone calls. He suggested a few readings and let us choose what we all wanted. I couldn't say enough great things about him and our guests and family keep telling us how beautiful of a ceremony it was. Thanks Derek! We are forever grateful!Sent on 07/12/2012
Michelle and Joe
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Michelle and Joe, your ceremony was beautiful and that beauty continues between the two of you as this new chapter in your lives unfold. I really did enjoy meeting your family - they are quite a bunch of characters! And I definitely mean that in a good way (lol) You two are a lot of fun and I see a great couple whose love for each other will be a model for many people for many years to come. Wishing you the best experiences that life has to offer!
char · Married on 09/10/2011
Derek was the greatest! We met with him prior to the wedding so we felt like he had a feel for what kind of couple we are. Our ceremony/vows were personal. The entire ceremony was emailed well in advance and we were able to change and personalize anything. He also helped pass chanpagne, talked with all of our friends and family, participated in dancing and seemed to fit right in. It was a great experience working with him.Sent on 09/13/2011
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Thank you, thank you, thank you! I had so much fun at your wedding and reception. I love dancing and had a great time with your family and friends, you are surrounded by a very loving and supportive group of people. It was a truly amazing day! You are two very fun and loving people and I just know that each year will be better for both of you than the previous year! I raise a glass in your honor.
Christina · Married on 08/20/2011
Derek was amazing! He met with us prior to the wedding so we felt he had a very good idea of who we were as individuals and as a couple. He was incredibly organized and worked hard to create a ceremony outline that was perfect for us. He was always prompt and thorough in his responses (via both email and phone). We still get compliments about how nice the ceremony was! I would recommend him to anyone!Sent on 10/15/2011
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:I am so glad to have been such a big part of your planning and honored to have been of service to both of you as your Officiant. Thank you for sharing what your family and friends had to say about being with you on your special day. You are the reason that I get so much enjoyment out of what I do - working with two people on one of the happiest days of their lives. Thank you for the Honor. Have yourselves a wonderful life together!
Brie · Married on 07/09/2011
Our wedding ceremony was prefect thanks to Reverend Derek! We recieved so many comments on how unique and nice our ceremony was. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! We completely created our ceremony together, and Reverend Derek was so flexible whie also giving us guidance in areas when we needed it.Sent on 07/26/2011
Thank you so much!
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:It was my pleasure to be of assistance to both of you as all three of us planned and created such a beautiful, unique and loving ceremony together. Your input into your ceremony was invaluable. It added that personal touch that I so much enjoy and value when working with a couple. Thanks for sharing a part of your lives with me. I am forever Grateful.
Chad · Married on 10/15/2010
Rev. Derek was exactly who my wife and I were looking for to officiate our wedding. He listened to all of our concerns and wishes and worked with us to develop the ceremony. Rev. Derek was encouraging and supportive in all of our wishes along the way. We received compliments on the service for months after our wedding! I would recommend Rev. Derek to anyone that is looking for someone to be a part of their special day!Sent on 08/25/2011
Rev. Derek Jamie and I want to thank you again for all of your help and kindness you afforded us along our journey to the path of marriage.
Chad and Jamie Mashburn
World of Wisdom Ministry's reply:Hello Chad and Jamie, you certainly were lots of fun to work with. I am so glad we were able to work together and co-create such a beautiful ceremony. I could tell from the very beginning that the two of you were just right for each other and that you enjoy a very loving relationship. Love and Blessings to you and your family.