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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.

Friday, April 14, 2017

New Orleans Destination Wedding!

Thank you for this kind review! I am always so honored and humbled that a couple, fresh off the excitement of a wedding and honeymoon, take the time to write to me in gratitude. So sweet! This wedding was over the top romantic and a true celebration!! "Barbra did a absolutely fabulous job at our destination wedding in New Orleans. She was personal, professional, and invested in her heart in making our ceremony as sacred and beautiful as we hoped. We have gotten countless comments saying, "That was by far the most romantic wedding I have ever seen in my life!" Barbra brought many of her own repertoire of ideas to the table and was always willing to tweak anything as I thought of more ways to make our ceremony special. She made people laugh, cry, and enter into the presence of what a ceremony is all about - two people committing their lives to each other. We did everything from hand washing ceremonies to sacred stones and candle lighting with special music and personal vows - and Barbra was the best cheerleader to have by your side on your big day. She knows how to energetically hold a space for people to unite their lives, and that is a tall task. She met with us several times beforehand to really understand our love story and to make sure it was represented in the clearest vision possible on our wedding day. We had met Barbra from a few different communities in town, but had we not, we still would have selected her and can't recommend her enough. She will go out of her way to make your ceremony spectacular, and she will be the first on the dance floor to help get your reception started. Plus, she looks fabulous in a little black dress, so you can be assured your wedding photos will look spectacular. Don't look any further than I Do Santa Barbara and Barbra. It's the best choice you can make."

Monday, February 27, 2017

Apple Creek Ranch: Gorgeous Santa Rita Hills Wedding!

Why do I fall in love with the couples I marry? Because they are so adorable and awesome, that's why! Case in point, this absolutely sweetheart of a couple, Jennalee & Matt! They were so sweet and beautiful inside and out. It was such a privilege to be a part of their fun rehearsal dinner at Mattei's Tavern, wedding and reception at the rustic chic Apple Creek Ranch! Her dress & beaded belt, bridesmaids in glam beaded gowns, rustic barn with donuts after dancing, delicious food, this wedding had it all! It was so much fun I'd love to do it all over again.