WHAT MAKES DARING CELEBRATIONS & CEREMONIES DIFFERENT?
Daring Celebrations & Ceremonies opened for business on March 2, 2016. Owner, Lynda "LD" Daring is naturally intuitive, warmly authentic, and emotionally intelligent. With a love for couples in love, and a well-honed business acumen, LD has reimagined, and re-created the process of selecting and working with a professional wedding officiant so that it is easy, stress-free, and fun for couples!
LD is the rare person whose business perspective is in full alignment with her heart space. As such, she personally coaches every couple, leading them through the process to articulate precisely how they want their ceremony to be.
PEOPLE - PLANNING - PROCESSES
It's always the people that make the difference no matter what! In person meetings with dinner, coffee or cocktails give us time to get to know each other, take our time, and plan the details of your ceremony.
From the initial "Meet and Greet" to recessing up the aisle, the process is incredibly smooth, and you are involved every step of the way--working closely with "LD".
LD invests about 25 hours on average, working with every couple and giving them their undivided attention with unlimited emails, phone calls, dinner meetings, and text messages.
Frequent communication and a fierce dedication to co-creating memorable ceremonies are just of few of LD's core values.
Working in tandem with other wedding professionals is critical to maintaining integrity and setting a shining example.
Since 2016, our couples have consecutively voted DC&C as the Couples' Choice for WeddingWire.
what people say
"Lynda is ridiculously, indescribably amazing.
Literally, she was the most important part of our entire ceremony - we could not have done it without her! She dropped into a crazy, stressed out day (with pop-up thunder- and hail-storms, no less!!) and got us to pause, be in the moment, and really experience our ceremony together. Her genuine enthusiasm and care for you starts during your planning meetings and stays throughout the whole process, so you feel like you've made a new friend by the wedding day! Her ceremony address was exactly on point for what we wanted, and her delivery made it sound like she'd known us her whole life. If you're looking for someone to put the love back into your wedding day, I cannot give you any stronger recommendation than to reach out to Lynda ASAP! We would never have wanted anyone else to be our officiant - she's the perfect choice!"
Libby & Jerry, May 2021
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Lynda "LD" Daring, Owner
LD is inspired by the people in her life! Her natural humorous personality is met with an intense sincerity that is immediately noted by the people she touches.
LD answered to a higher calling as a Life Celebrant since 2011. She helps others express themselves through her as she leads them through the loss of a loved one with ceremonies and rituals. Today, LD continues her calling, for which she officiates an average of 70 life celebrations (funerals) each year.
Shortly after LD became active with families and grief, she expanded her desire to use ceremony and rituals as an associate ceremony officiant, where she trained and officiated weddings, for five years, under the guidance and tutelage of Rev. Laura C. Cannon out of Ellicott City, MD.
One of LD's greatest joys is listening to the hearts of those she serves in either capacity. Her innate ability to capture personalities and retell their story leaves those in the room astounded that she hasn't known them for years! Occasionally, she gets requests to perform a baby blessing for her former couples when they become parents. Bringing others through the Cycle of Life is positively LD's sole purpose in this universe.
LD holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.
Music plays a huge role in LD's life.She was the lead singer in a rock band many moons ago! That is how she met her husband Brian (who is a professional bass player in a classic rock band in Delaware). Two weeks after they dated, he proposed, and one year later, they married!
LD, Brian, their son Kenny, and his new wife, Amanda, reside in Newark, Delaware. They spend as much free time as possible visiting extended family and enjoying the great state of Maine. Boston Terrier pups are the family fur babies, Cici & Teddy. Pick any crispy-cool fall evening, and you'll find the Daring's hanging around the backyard fire pit, engaged in challenging chats and laughing their butts off! "We attract such fun people! ", LD says with a grin.