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Monday, November 17, 2014

Fancy Flower Girl!


Elegant El Encanto Wedding

This bride & groom were over the top in the classy design department.  With a lot of help from La Fete Weddings, Nico floral designs incorporating their rich colors and koi theme, and the beautiful photography by Ashleigh Taylor, I was honored to write and perform their heartfelt ceremony.  The lovely lily pond at the El Encanto was a perfect place for this elegant wedding.  What a privilege! 
Congratulations Kimberly & Paul!












Tuesday, October 28, 2014

HEARTFELT, GORGEOUS WEDDING at SB CHILD's ESTATE

Jess & Mike created the most enchanting, romantic wedding ever at the S.B. Zoo, with Soigne Productions and Nico Flower Design creating a dream team.  Here are a couple of photos:




And such a kind note from the lovely couple:

" Choosing who is going to marry you is extremely stressful.  My family is Jewish and my husband is Greek Orthodox, so after much debate, we made the decision not to get married in either religious venue.  My mom suggested we contact our friend Barbra who is a professional and also a friend, and specializes in interfaith marriages.  After our first meeting, it was clear she was the perfect person to marry us! Over the course of 9 months, she worked with us to craft the perfect ceremony that incorporated Jewish traditions such as smashing the glass, and Greek traditions such as the Stefana Crown Ceremony.  Barbra combined traditional vows with fun personal stores about our lives.  So many people came up to us afterwards to say how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how it truly felt like us.  My top priority throughout the wedding planning process was to create a weekend that truly felt like my husband and me--I wanted everyone to come to Santa Barbara for a wonderful and fun event that truly incorporated all of our favorite things, and Barbra did just that.  She is patient, kind, insightful and truly guided us through the process.  I was so thrilled by the ceremony, and we are so grateful to Barbra for creating such a fantastic memory for us and our guests.  I wish I could do it all over again! We couldn't begin to thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony so incredibly special and personal.  As you know, it wasn't an easy process for us to agree on how we envisioned our ceremony, but you made it so perfect and captured all of our ideas and thoughts and traditions, and turned it into the most memorable day, that we will cherish and love for the rest of our lives.  It was also so special to have you play such a big part, as one of our oldest and first friends in Santa Barbara.  Thank you again for being such a huge part of our day!  With love, Jess  and Mike "


Saturday, August 30, 2014

I Adore What I Do! Happy Happy :-)

Sweet Note from Recent MOB:
"To my dear friend of many years Barbra, who married my daughter and son-i-law recently...I send you my love, my thanks and my blessing.  The ceremony was beautiful, moving and humorous, and my guests have not stopped talking about it!  If anyone is looking for a minister in the Santa Barbara area, this fabulous lady is the best!  Now I can't wait to see the video so I can enjoy it all over again!!"  -AT

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lovely Day at Glen Annie Golf Club

"Hi Barbra, I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing ceremony!  It was fun, sincere, and reached all of our hearts!  I had so many people ask me about you and your services!  You helped to create a moment we will always remember.  Big Hugs, C&E  C.   "

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sweet Comments from El Encanto Wedding!

Thank you Kimberly & Paul for the lovely comments! 
It was my honor!
 
"Barbra was nothing short of AMAZING!  She worked seamlessly with us and genuinely sought to understand our individual personalities, our love story and unique dynamics as a couple. We felt that she totally “got us” despite the fact that we were planning from 6,000 miles away, and didn't meet in person until the wedding weekend!
  
Initially, we couldn't decide whether to ask a friend to conduct our ceremony, or hire a professional. Barbra gave us the best of both sides: her vast experience, gravitas and expertise imparted the “official” and professional atmosphere we desired, while her beautiful storytelling and care in getting to know us and authentically representing us ensured there wasn't a dry eye in the house! In fact, many guests assumed Barbra was a close family friend who had known us for years!
 
Working with Barbra was a flawless and stress-free experience – from our initial meeting to our final “I dos”, everything was beyond expectation! Thank you, Barbra!"
 
 
 


Monday, June 30, 2014

Gorgeous Tuscan Venue

Next week get to marry a lovely couple at the beautiful Sunstone Villa.  This is next door to Sunstone Winery, and is a magical place!  There are wonderful rooms in which the bridal party can spend the weekend, it is very private and authentically Tuscan.  Their website tells more! 

Monday, March 3, 2014

First Wedding of 2014: Storm Day at the Yacht Club!

Huge rain/crashing waves didn't keep us from having lovely Yacht Club Wedding! March 1, 2014
"We would just like to thank you again.  The wedding was beautiful and everyone really loved you!  We are so appreciative of the unique and lovely ceremony you put together?  It's perfect that all the numbers lined up.  When I proposed on 1/11 those numbers too were auspicious! All of these point to everlasting love in Chinese.  We thank you from the deepest part of our hearts Barbra!" --

Mark & Shen

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Gardens at Peacock Farms


This is such a wonderful, down to earth but chic venue for a wedding, like a day in the country!  The September wedding of the delightful Marcy & Brian was capatured by FigLeaf Video in San Luis Obispo.  Lovely!!  Sweet and fun, filled with humor and lots of love...

www.vimeo.com/83401995  PW: marcy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hope Ranch Wedding Thanks

Dear Barbra,
Thank you so much for performing such a beautiful wedding ceremony.  The way you incorporated our stories and personal elements made it such a special and touching moment!  Your poise, grace, and kindness made us feel so comfortable.  When I think back to the event, my mind is flooded with warmth, joy, and love.  You will always have a special place in our hearts.  With Love,  Joanna and Michael