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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Convivo (Santa Barbara Inn) Summer Wedding

This adorable couple had a relaxed, yet elegant beachfront wedding, with every detail beautifully handled by Zohe with Felici Events. Here are some lovely photos by By Cherry Photography. We in Santa Barbara are blessed with so many amazing places to tie the knot!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Greengate Ranch Gorgeousness!

I had never been to Greengate Ranch before in San Luis Obispo; but I had already fallen in love with Tim & Amy...When I saw the gorgeous setting, a green grass peninsula jutting out into a vineyard pond, with gorgeous flowers and the sweetest couple in love, I was over the top smitten with this wedding. Their sweet comments were just the frosting on the cake! (BTW their dessert hutch was amazing too!) Every detail was over the top, oozing with ranch elegance. I will never forget this day and this sweet couple/new friends! "Amy said... Barbra officiated our wedding in beautiful San Luis Obispo. The ceremony was everything we could have dreamed of and so much more. Barbra did such a wonderful job - her words were heartfelt, personal, special, and fun! She took the time to really get to know my husband I before the ceremony and even asked us some fun personal questions that she tied in perfectly to the ceremony. We knew within minutes of skyping with her that she was exactly what we were looking for. She had everyone laughing one minute, and crying the next. We continue to hear from all of our guests that it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they have ever been to. She was a huge part of our wedding weekend and she felt like part of the family right away. We can't recommend Barbra enough! She is exactly what we were looking for and in addition to being our officiant, we also did couples counseling with her a few times before the wedding. The sessions were helpful, comfortable, and tons of fun. Barbra makes everything relaxing and stress-free, which is SO important to have for a bride/groom while they're planning a million other things around their big day. We love you Barbra! - Amy & Tim"

Amazing More Ranch Wedding

This was the quintessential ranch wedding, and I fell in love with Ashley & Devin! Their 5 star review and card to me meant to the world to me afterwards too! An amazing wedding I will never forget! Ashley said... "We hadn’t even thought about an officiant until our wedding coordinator set up an appointment, nor did we know what we wanted or what we were looking for - and then we struck gold! Barbara was personalized and intimate, with the perfect touch of humor, candor, and advice! She was interested in us, our story, what we loved about one another, and wanted to customize a ceremony that would reflect that. Weddings in general are unquestionably a very personal endeavor, however, this is even more the case when it comes to ceremony itself. After meeting with Barbara a couple times to share stories, get her advice on everything from ceremony to vendors, and learning what to expect, we felt incredibly comfortable with her. This was in no doubt an advantage of her personality overall, and skillset as a marriage counselor and therapist as well. When it came to the ceremony itself, we simply let her guide us along. We were able to lose ourselves in the experience and simply enjoy the moment. Of course we loved the ceremony, but afterwards we were floored by how many people came up and applauded the officiant too - even days later people were raving about Barbara! When it comes to those special moments in a wedding that you’ll reflect on later in life, and that your attendees will too, you’ll want the right officiant to help create that. For that, you’ll want Barbara Mousouris!" Check out the amazing family ranch wedding! The food stations by Rincon Catering were delicious, and the bar was set up in a very cool old truck. EVERYTHING was so special!

Friday, September 15, 2017

THANK YOU for fabulous review!

"I really wish I could give 10+ stars to Barbra.. My husband and I are forever grateful to Barbra and her amazing ceremony!! Not only was Barbra the most wonderful officiant we could have ever asked for, but she is the most incredible person!! She spent time with us and got to know us so that she could make our ceremony incredibly personal and absolutely perfect!! Her words were so heartfelt, personal and special that it brought tears to almost everyone attending. I still have people coming up to me to tell me how wonderful she was and that they have never been to a ceremony so perfect! She tied in special things that my husband and I thought of each other and also spoke about our heritage and made our ceremony so incredibly unique. She was able to have everyones hearts filled with love and crying and laughing all in the same ceremony!! Barbra put her heart into officiating our wedding and that meant the world to me! Planning a wedding is not easy, but Barbra was there for us throughout the entire process and guided us along with her tips that were oh so helpful!! She was so wonderful at our rehearsal (and we had a very excited group ;-)) and connected so perfectly with our family and friends that we felt like we had known her forever!! She has this unique gift and talent to warm hearts and spread love! We cannot recommend Barbra enough!!! She is exactly the person you want marrying you and so SO much more!! I promise you, choosing Barbra will be the best wedding decision you make, because she sure was ours!!! Barbra - WE LOVE YOU!!! And cannot wait to share many years of friendship and memories!! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for EVERYTHING!!! Xo Brian and Christina"

Monday, August 28, 2017

Shakespeare Sonnet 15

Of all my loves this is the first and last That in the autumn of my years has grown, A secret fern, a violet in the grass, A final leaf where all the rest are gone. Would that I could give all and more, my life, My world, my thoughts, my arms, my breath, my future, My love eternal, endless, infinite, yet brief, As all loves are, and hopes, though they endure. You are my sun and stars, my night, my day, My seasons, summer, winter, my sweet spring, My autumn song, the church in which I pray, My land and ocean, all that the earth can bring Of glory and of sustenance, all that might be divine, My alpha and my omega, and all that was ever mine.