Today we’re sitting down with Young Hip & Married Officiant Denise (Dee) Doerksen for our series “Ask an Officiant.” Leticia is new to the YH&M family but has been working in weddings for over 20 years. She is currently available to officiate weddings in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Describe yourself in 5 words:
Joyful, efficient, artsy, idealist and mystical.
What’s your most memorable wedding moment?
When 14 friends chosen to stand up for the bride and groom stood together and gave a promise of support to the couple in unison. I was blown away!
What advice do you have for couples planning a wedding/looking for an officiant?
‘The devil’s in the details’ they say – but a great wedding officiant knows that the details will get you an angelic ceremony. So, look for an officiant who cares about your dreamy details and can pull it together in the end!
What always surprises you about wedding ceremonies?
That the one to show the most emotion and nearly faint is usually wearing a suit.
And finally, what song always gets you on the dance floor at weddings?
‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ by Whitney Houston
For more information about Denise and to inquire about her officiating your wedding, visit Denise’s page here.