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105 Amherst Drive

Newark, DE 19711

302-438-8092

 

© 2019 by Daring Celebrations and Ceremonies 

Our team is protective of our couples' happiness. Since 2009 we have married hundreds of couples throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania,
and New Jersey.
 
Couples ask, "What makes you different from other wedding officiants?"
 
Our answer is simple.
"We are heart-based and passionate, and it shows. We start from scratch--we do not use pre-written templates --we speak from our heart and every ceremony is as unique as your own personality."
 
Your wedding ceremony will be remembered by everyone for years to come.

Lynda "LD" Daring

Officiant

Lynda "LD" Daring, Owner

"Actions speak louder than words."

I am inspired by the people in my life!  My natural humorous personality is met with an intense sincerity that is immediately noted by my clients. Couples understand that their needs will be met, and their ideas and thoughts will be heard. I adore meeting new couples, getting to know all their nooks and crannies, all their hopes and dreams, what they love and what makes them tick. I watch couples interact with each other and I ask them thought-provoking questions that reach far down to their very core. I am attracted to behavior and personality, and I am a romantic, so naturally, I feel my role is to get to what matters most to couples. 

I feel that we have to love people where they are. See them right now. Listen to their words. I take copious notes. I even cook for my couples. We laugh together and we share stories. Months after their wedding, I often hear from my couples to meet for dinner or drinks. Other times, my inbox dings to inform me that they just had a baby! And they want me to officiate the Baby Welcoming. Ahh...Eureka--I'm in! This is a life cycle and we are all peddling our very best to keep up. I get it and I love it, every step of the way.

My credentials are acquired through the Universal Life Church of Modesto, California as well as the American Marriage Ministries. I hold a B.S. from Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware, in Behavioral Science. Almost 19 years as a Career Coach and Training Manager has provided me with valuable life lessons in humility, temperance, and dealing with adversity. 

   

Music plays a huge role in my life. Several years ago, I was a lead singer in a rock band which is how I met my husband Brian. We have been married for 34 years, and we have an amazing 25-year-old son, Kenny, for whom we are extremely proud. Our little family lives in Newark, Delaware, however, we try to spend as much free time as possible visiting family and enjoying the great state of Maine. 

 
Carolyn Hildenbrand
Associate Officiant
 
 

Carolyn Hildenbrand, Philanthropist

 

Throughout my life, people often said I had a way of engaging them such that they felt they could tell me anything.  I guess that’s because I always want to know what’s important to others. With every new person I meet, it’s my hope they know they’ve met someone who believes they really matter.

My diverse background has afforded me experiences in the creative and formal; a history which has taught me how to be adaptable and relatable to just about anyone. My traditional education is in marketing and communications; I hold a B.S. in Communication Management from Wilmington University.  On the less traditional side, I studied music and theatre with professionals holding Tony and Grammy award credentials. In addition, I am an ordained nondenominational minister with the Universal Life Church Online at Folsom, CA and the Universal Life Church at Dublin, CA.

Passionate about giving back, my volunteer endeavors include Kids’ Chance of America (PA Chapter) and The Limen House. Both organizations are dedicated to supporting forward development following life challenges. With my two sons grown, the current recipients of my love and attention are our two cats and our Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Rufus.  The whole bunch and I are parked in Wilmington, Delaware. Although, at any point, you may find me in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

 
Jennifer Levy
Associate Officiant
 
 

Jennifer Levy, M.A.

 

“The path of love is meant to be walked on by all the human family.” Anonymous

 

I believe in the power of words, symbols, and rituals and that it is an honor to bear witness to the events in life that serve to deepen our ties and spur our personal growth. I also believe it is even more of an honor to facilitate these events, especially for couples in love.

 

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Speech Communication from the University of Maine in Orono. My credentials are acquired through the Universal Life Church and I have over twenty years of experience in developing and presenting face-to-face and online curricula for academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and a for-profit network of degree-granting post-secondary institutions.

 

On a personal note, my wife, Jane and I, have been married for two years, and live in Southern New Jersey with one unruly cat and hopefully one forthcoming puppy! Uniting two people in love is a wonderful, life-affirming event and I look forward to working with you to create the day you imagine!

 
Marjorie Mundy
Associate Officiant
 
 

Marjorie Mundy, Visionary Intuitive

 

One of my gifts is being able to see and nurture the light within others.  My career in business management has afforded me the opportunity to build strong, positive client relationships, while mentoring, training and developing the team’s I’ve had the great fortune to work with. 

Being a part of LD’s team and embracing her mission, enables me the joy of utilizing this gift to help couples create very personal and unique energy of their own ceremony.  I bring to ‘light’ the special blessings that have brought them to this special moment in their lives. 

Accredited from the Universal Life Church of Modesto, CA, I enjoy being a small piece in the story of the couples we serve, in the ways that most speak to their hearts. 

My husband and I have been on our own unique journey for 30 years.  Creating a special wedding 27years ago, as well as an exceptionally meaningful 20-year renewal celebration.  We are gifted with three wonderful grown children, two sons-in-law, and two delightful grandchildren.  We enjoy the beach, outdoor activities, disc golf growing as individuals and lots of time spent with family and friends.