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Friday, May 13, 2022

Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding

 The Santa Barbara Courthouse is an iconic and historic place to have your wedding!   I have done so many weddings in a variety of Courthouse locations, including the tower, with spectacular views overlooking the city of Santa Barbara and the harbor and ocean beyond; to the Mural Room, with its historic and almost sacred Spanish art and architecture; to many lovely and lush garden areas, to the elegant stage area, which can be set up with chairs. The Santa Barbara Courthouse is one of the most cost effective venues to hold your wedding, and many iconic Santa Barbara restaurants are within walking distance, should you desire to have your post wedding reception nearby. Truly a classic Santa Barbara wedding! ...
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

2022 weddings, here we come!

  Love is Here to Stay! ...

Gorgeous Sophisticated San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

 Happy New Year to an amazing couple, who have vacationed often at SYR and were engaged there as well.  Such a romantic, elegant and beautiful place!  The bride was absolutely stunning, and sweet as well.   The frosting on the cake was a most generous gift and this lovely card of gratitude: " Thank you for being such an important part of our very special day! We love your energy and coule not have asked for a better officiant.  You are so genuine and true, and you just put Larry and me at ease.  We are so grateful to have met you and we hope we can share some bubbles in the future as Mr. & Mrs.!  Thank you again; we will cherish these memories forever!"  Love, M&L ...

Canary Rooftop Wedding

  I totally fell in LOVE with this couple!  Tanner & Donny were so full of love and excitement and good energy it was a delight to marry them on the lovely Canary Hotel Rooftop.  What fun!!  Here are a couple of pix and sweet words from the darling grooms: " We are so grateful to have met you and to have had you as part of our wedding day!  You are such a caring person and truly made our day and our ceremony special!" I am humbly touched by their lovely WEDDING WIRE REVIEW:   " It was extremely important to us that we had a genuine connection with our entire vendor team.  From the first video call with Barbra, it was clear she would bring something special to our wedding day. She is calm and caring and truly listened. She took time to understand who we are as individuals and what brought us together as a couple. She perfectly captured our love and relationship and beautifully shared it with our friends and family during the ceremohy.  We are so incredibly grateful t...

San Ysidro New Year Wedding

 " Dear Barbra,  Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so incredibly memorable!  We are so grateful, and appreciate and can't thank you enough.  Happy New Year, M&C...
Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Soul-felt Vows at Gorgeous Golf Course Wedding

 Wow...the depth of vulnerable, soulful personal vows exchanged by Alana & Zach at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo were so beautiful and moving!  Truly a match made in heaven, Love manifested under a beautiful blue August sky on a green golf course, with the mountains in the background. Here are their comments on the beautiful ceremony: "Thank you so much Barbra! You helped make our special day so magical and everything you said was so personal and captured the essence of our relationship! We will cherish your words forever! You are such an amazing, wonderful, and gifted writer and orator. It was beautiful to have the space to share our thoughts and vows!!! We both thought about and meditated on them a lot, and it was so special so share. Truly the ceremony of our dreams!!!!  Thank you  "  Those words of gratitude echo my own for the privilege of uniting people in Love. ...
Thursday, June 10, 2021

Met at 16, Married in 70's!

 It was so lovely marrying this couple who had known each other all their lives, each married/widowed for over 40 years in the interim.  San Ysidro Ranch was magical with fairy lights, a roaring fire, and the preceding ceremony by trickling water and roses on the lawn. Kerosene lamps and lovely florals by Scott Hogue completed the romantic reception setting. The dinner was intimate and delicious!  So happy for this lovely couple, who split their time between their homes in Tampa, Florida and Birnam Wood, Montecito. "Barbra, you did an outstanding job in composing our very special wedding vows yesterday.  The wedding was as delightful as it was meaningful, and Doyle and I are so pleased that we were lucky enough to have you as our wedding officiant.  Thank you again for helping to make us a married couple in such a profoundly special way.  All our best and love, C&D."    I so appreciate it when couples take the time right after their weddings to express their appreciation,...