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Officiant in Newark, Delaware,
(302) 438-8092
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    Taylor Clark

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  • LD was absolutely amazing! I met her at a bridal show and instantly fell in love with her bubbly and loving personality. I knew instantly that I wanted her for our wedding. She was quick to respond when we needed her for a private ceremony with just a little over a months notice. She was very accommodating and made the ceremony very personal to us and our family. She arrived early, got to know our families and chatted with us a while before performing a short & simple (per our request), yet heartfelt, ceremony. She really made it a point to get to know me and my fiancé (now husband, thanks LD!) before the ceremony in order to make it even more special to us. I HIGHLY recommend LD! Everything was perfect!

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    Hi Taylor and Pat, When you know--you know! That's what I always say! I too knew that we were a great fit when we met at the bridal show. You were so cute and excited because you won my prize. But then, later we all three soon realized the great synergy between us. Thanks so much for this awesome testimonial--I am touched and proud to be that person. You have one amazing family! Peace and Gratitude Forever, XO "LD"

    Evaleen

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  • L.D. was an exceptional wedding officiant. She was so personable and open to all of our ideas and thoughts. She performed our ceremony exactly how we wanted it and with such warmth and kindness. She was organized and on top of things the whole time. She was prompt and professional at all times. We met with 3 wedding officiants in the area before deciding on LD., and I am so glad she was one of them. None of the others were as kind and personable as L.D.; we truly felt like we had gained a new friend. I would highly recommend L.D. to any couple needing a wedding officiant.

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    Oh my goodness! What a beautiful surprise and sentiment Evie! I miss you guys so much! Thank you ever so much for touching my heart with your kind words. You were both such lovely-lovely brides. I enjoyed every second being with you and your family. XO, LD

    Alyssa Bean

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  • Lynda gave us the most incredible wedding ceremony we could have ever asked for! She is very genuine and personable and she took the time to consistently check in on us, to ask if there was anything we needed. She went above and beyond for us and we are extremely grateful! Many of our guests asked for her information after our wedding. She is top knotch!

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    Hello, my darlings! Alyssa and Jason, was this not one for the books? Right? I swear the wedding and bridal magazines should have been there filming your ceremony. You two were the perfect bride and groom because you were so vested in it--your participation was desirable and it showed! Many of your guests approached me after and expressed that they felt it was so wonderful and that they had never seen anything like it! That's because the love story started with you and so you made my job easy! I love you both! Thank you for putting your feelings into words by way of this review. It will help others understand the value and importance of why the CEREMONY really is the most important part of the event! Peace, Love & Much Gratitude, "LD"

    Stephanie Mitchel

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  • We were first e-introduced to our wedding officiant Carolyn, only a few short weeks before our wedding day (when our previously arranged officiant became suddenly unavailable). My fiance (at the time) and I were planning our wedding in Maryland while living in Boston and we were very nervous about hiring a new officiant last minute, and having no opportunities to meet face to face before our Big Day! Little did we know, Carolyn Hildenbrand was going to be THE BEST addition to our wedding day team. Carolyn was exceptionally flexible in speaking with us well into the night given our busy work schedules. Carolyn was always personable, speaking freely and giving us a beautiful picture into who she was as a person which made us all feel more comfortable and much less like strangers. So much so, that she was the first person I reached out to when I thought my nerves were getting the best of me just two days before the ceremony! Then came our wedding ceremony, it could not have been be... Read more

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    With everything I have in my heart, I thank you both so much! As I said, you are the kind of people we love celebrating with! You value each other and your marriage! I wish you nothing but happiness always! I look forward to seeing you again soon! Much love, Carolyn Stephanie & Alex, We are so appreciative that you have composed such a beautiful testimonial. As I mentioned before, I knew Carolyn was your girl when I met you both. She couldn't say enough wonderful things about your ceremony and your family and friends. I am so proud of her and count my blessings every day that she is on my team. Much happiness and fun for your future! XO, LD

    Kristina Davis

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    5 out of 5
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  • We loved working with LD! We put off looking for an officiant towards the end of our wedding planning because we really had no idea what we were looking for. We had met with a few other officiants before meeting LD, and none of them seemed right. When we met LD, we felt comfortable with her and knew we had to have her officiate our wedding. She was so friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. When COVID-19 happened and our 150 person planned wedding changed to a 10 person backyard ceremony, LD just rolled with the changes and was so accomodating. The ceremony was special and we are so happy we decided to go with LD.

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    Hey Kristina & Davey, You two rock, you know that? We all rocked right through this crazy COVID-19, like you said...you couldn't have had a more beautiful day to get married even if it wasn't at your original venue with all your guests. Thank you again, for giving me the honor to get to know you, meet your families (they are awesome!), and especially to be the person responsible for bringing you together in marriage. Thank you for your sweet review. As you found out, I want other couples to know that being flexible and able to roll with the punches is so important. Stay in touch with me, PLEASE! xo, LD

    Preeti

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  • LD was easily the best decision we made for our wedding. I truly believe she made our day memorable. We had a very small COVID wedding, and she made the whole thing feel so joyous. Her speech was not preset or generic. She made it personable, and added personal touches about my husband and me. She mentioned things about us that we briefly said to her in passing, and I was surprised that she included it. Whenever I had a question via email or text, her responses were quick and informative. When I was a nervous wreck with the ceremony planning, she calmed me down and told me to leave it to her. Even when our date was delayed due to COVID, she was flexible and very responsive to our sudden crisis. I highly recommend Lynda. She will make your day as special as it should be!! (My husband cried several times throughout the ceremony, and that should be testament enough of her effect on us)

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    Preeti & Joe -- They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, however, your words go deep and far. I am beyond humbled. Thank you so much for this heartfelt testimonial on my behalf. If it wasn't for you, I couldn't be me. I wish many blessings for you and your marriage. XO, "LD"

    Gabby Messer

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  • So from the very beginning she treated us like family always checking in and helping us know what we needed and even helped us with covid and finding a place to reschedule for. The secret she has both people do is amazing and how she added both of our views included my christian belief and my husbands Buddhist views. She truly is the best you can find she made every moment personal and as if we had known her since birth. I highly suggest LD my wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without her she was a blessing to us and the best choice we made.

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    Gabrielle & Chris, Because, once you are in my heart and I start caring for you, you ARE family! You know that's how I roll, sister! Every minute we were together was a God-wink. Thank you, thank you for crafting these words and writing a testimonial. You know I will be keeping in touch and watching over your "progress", right? Love to you Mars and back! XO, "LD"

    Samantha Riley

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  • Daring Celebrations is a FAMILY. LD invited us to her home and prepared a meal for us as we discussed our plans for our wedding. Nothing was even set in stone yet but she was already investing in our relationship. Our officiant Jennifer encouraged us to write our own vows and to step out of our comfort zone. It made all the difference in the world. Our ceremony was SO SO personal and intimate to us. We will never forget the experience. They are the best in the business folks. True professionals.

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    Hello, my darlings! I heard all about the awesome details of your big day. Jen filled me on all the fun. Congratulations my friends! Thank you so much for your heartfelt and sincere words. We are FAMILY! And we love spoiling our couples! Best Wishes Always, XO LD Sam and Chris - thank you for your kind words. It was both an honor and a pleasure to work with you to create a meaningful and personal ceremony. I was so touched by the way your family and friends welcomed me at the rehearsal dinner and wedding. The setting was beautiful, the food amazing, and your love for one another contagious! On behalf of myself, and the whole Daring Celebrations and Ceremonies Team, I wish you both many years of love, laughter, and happiness! Best, Jennifer

    Kaila

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  • LD was beyond anything I imagined for a wedding officiant! She really took the time to get to know my husband and I. She made my ceremony very memorable. We were both so happy with our decision to choose her!

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    Kaila & Stephen, It went perfect! You were gorgeous, Stephen was so handsome and you two were READY for love! Thanks for submitting this review on my behalf. I hope to see some photos when you get them back. I'm so happy that you chose me and we were able to get down the aisle together. XO, LD

    Jennifer

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  • After our big day was over and all of my planning (and at times scrambling) was finally over, I knew it couldn’t have been better. Many things did go wrong in the midnight hour, but it COULD NOT HAVE BEEN BETTER. LD (Linda Daring) kept myself and my wedding party grounded and focused on the point of the night. It wasn’t about a fun Gatsby-seque party in a barn, it was about my then future husband, and our lives together. It was the joining of our families, of. Our worlds. LD was always the voice of reason. During our ceremony, she captivated our guests with her words. Our ceremony was outside in 40 degrees, but once LD began, everyone quickly forgot about the weather. We were all moved. After the ceremony, during the reception I was asked countless times “where did you find your officiant?!” “Who performed the ceremony? she was perfect!” All I could think was “what if we had never found LD?” My big day would have definitely been lacking. Some people are just meant to be... Read more

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    DARE! Jenn & Michael - I'm trembling a little typing this response because my heart is pounding with gratitude. Thank you for taking your time to compose this review on my behalf. I can see the wheels in your head turning as you chose your words to tell your story. So sweet! So, you may have had a bit of a faux pa at the midnight hour, but like everything in life--it was only temporary. I cannot describe what fun I had with you, your parents, JAKE, your wedding party and the family members that I met. I pray for more couples like you to come into my life! Remember, just because the wedding is over, doesn't mean we are! Talk soon! xo, LD

    Nicole Franklin

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  • We had the opportunity to have LD officiate our wedding. She is awesome! We had so much fun meeting with her and planning all the ceremony details for our special day. LD was very informative and creative when it came to adding some cool things in to make our wedding unique. Our family and friends loved our ceremony. We are truly grateful to LD for the wonderful experience.

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    Nicole and Will—Oh my goodness gracious! I just love you two! We had so much fun and I know it’s not over! I’m typing all these exclamation marks because I just can’t help it! Aah! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sweet kind words. I can’t wait to get together with you to again. Your ceremony had me crying and laughing also. It was the first event I’ve ever done where The Joker, The Riddler and Poison Ivy all showed up! Smashing success—great job on your part. Best wishes! XO, LD

    Laurel Laluk

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  • We found LD (owner of Daring Celebrations) via a Google search, but you would never know that from our ceremony! Before finding LD – and realizing that we got so lucky and truly found the perfect officiant for us – I had this (pretty rational) worry that, because we were using someone we found online, our ceremony would be less personal. That couldn’t be further from the truth! It feels like we’ve known LD for years, and we have a connection that is so special. As for the ceremony, we had SO MANY people tell us how much they loved it. It’s true that at most weddings many guests are anxiously waiting for the reception to get started, and the ceremony can seem to drone on. Ours was engaging and fun – and most importantly, totally unique to us – which our guests thought was so cool. They WANTED the ceremony to keep going (!). I could go on and on about how thankful we are that we found LD, but I’ll end on this: I can’t imagine having had anyone else do our ceremony – ... Read more

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    Laurel & John, I am beyond overwhelmed by your testimonial. I keep reading it over and over thinking, oh my! Oh my! Has the Eagle landed? Am I connecting where it counts? Did we deliver a love story that folks loved hearing? I believe we did! Thank you so much for articulating your feelings the way you did. I agree that ceremonies have generally become dry to sit through or cookie-cutter content or, as you say, seem to drone on. Thank you also for sharing your hearts with me because the story starts with the bride and groom--always. The mere thought that guests were looking around the corner to hear more just slays me up to no end! OMG! My heart is on fire! I am so appreciative of our friendship. I pray I see you guys soon! XO, LD

    Ed Monroe

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  • Lynda made sure that we had the perfect officiant to meet our needs (Jen). Jen stayed in contact with us and ensured us that our Special Day would be exactly what we wanted. Can not thank Lynda and her team enough for making our day even more special and personal.

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    Ed and Deanea Thank you so much for your kind words. It was so great to work with you both and I am glad you were pleased with the ceremony we crafted. The setting was gorgeous and your family looked so happy! Best for a lifetime of love, laughter, and great BBQ! Jennifer

    Erica Marie

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  • Our ceremony was officiated by LD in September of 2019. She delivered a personalized and heartfelt message. Her delivery was perfect and almost every single guest came up to me and my parents afterwards in awe about the ceremony and Ld! We are so thankful she made our ceremony and day so special!

    Brian J. Lotkowski

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  • Daring Celebrations and Ceremonies, specifically Linda Daring and Jennifer Levy, are the best in the business. Linda welcomed us warmly into her home for an introductory meeting and by the time we left the decision was clear that we we're going to be hiring her for our ceremony. Jennifer Levy was our officiant and did a fantastic job! We always had an open line of communication and she worked with us to tailor our wedding vows in a way that worked perfectly for us. I would highly reccommend anyone looking for an officiant to look no further than LD and her partners.

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    Brian and Theresa - thank you so much for the kind words. Your wedding was one for the books and I had so much fun working with you both to craft a meaningful and personal ceremony. Your love for each other is an inspiration and I am so appreciative of your family and friends who welcomed me with open arms and lots of laughs. You are both surrounded by so much love! It was both my pleasure and honor to officiate your wedding ceremony. Best for a life of love and laughter! Jennifer
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