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Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

3707 Carriage House Court
Alexandria, VA 22309 US (map)

PHONE

703-403-4645

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ABOUT US

I will create the ceremony that tells your love story with the rituals and elements that most resonate with you giving you the wedding you envision. You deserve the ceremony that... Read more
I will create the ceremony that tells your love story with the rituals and elements that most resonate with you giving you the wedding you envision. You deserve the ceremony that represents both of you. I am ordained and authorized by the state to perform weddings in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I also officiate weddings in Maryland. Having graduated from the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, I am a Certified Wedding Celebrant. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
CA, MD, VA

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
After our first meeting with Barbara we were convinced she was the right officiant for us! She was very experienced and guided us through all of the steps to write our personalized ceremony! All of our guests loved her too!
The fee was fantastic given all of the services Barbara provided! We would recommend her a million times over!
Amazing experience! Thank you Barbara!
After our first meeting with Barbara we were convinced she was the right officiant for us! She was very experienced and Read more...
After our first meeting with Barbara we were convinced she was the right officiant for us! She was very experienced and guided us through all of the steps to write our personalized ceremony! All of our guests loved her too!
The fee was fantastic given all of the services Barbara provided! We would recommend her a million times over!
Amazing experience! Thank you Barbara! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Barbara is a dream come true. We chose Barbara as our celebrant and it was the best decision we could have made. She met with us and got to know us as a couple and as individuals. After completing a questionnaire for her, she created the most beautiful personalized vows I have ever heard. The vows captured our story and the love we had for each other in the most perfect way imaginable. Barbara is kind, thoughtful, professional and responsive. She will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. Everything was organized and she even worked with our venue and DJ to create our vision exactly as we imagined. We have received so many wonderful compliments on our wedding ceremony. Everyone has said it was personal, intimate, funny and filled with love and joy. We highly recommend Barbara and will always cherish the efforts and beauty she put into our wedding. Thank you Barbara!
Barbara is a dream come true. We chose Barbara as our celebrant and it was the best decision we could have made. She met Read more...
Barbara is a dream come true. We chose Barbara as our celebrant and it was the best decision we could have made. She met with us and got to know us as a couple and as individuals. After completing a questionnaire for her, she created the most beautiful personalized vows I have ever heard. The vows captured our story and the love we had for each other in the most perfect way imaginable. Barbara is kind, thoughtful, professional and responsive. She will work with you to create the wedding of your dreams. Everything was organized and she even worked with our venue and DJ to create our vision exactly as we imagined. We have received so many wonderful compliments on our wedding ceremony. Everyone has said it was personal, intimate, funny and filled with love and joy. We highly recommend Barbara and will always cherish the efforts and beauty she put into our wedding. Thank you Barbara! Read less
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Asa
Wedding:
11/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Barbara was great to work with. She helped us with ideas, but was also very receptive to the changes and ideas we had. We even ended up with some last second changes that she incorporated seamlessly. In the end, the ceremony really reflected our relationship perfectly.
Barbara was great to work with. She helped us with ideas, but was also very receptive to the changes and ideas we had. We Read more...
Barbara was great to work with. She helped us with ideas, but was also very receptive to the changes and ideas we had. We even ended up with some last second changes that she incorporated seamlessly. In the end, the ceremony really reflected our relationship perfectly. Read less
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Kursten
Wedding:
11/13/2016
5.0/5.0
I am that bride that actually really doesn't like weddings, so I wanted a short, sweet ceremony that was sincere but authentic to my partner and I. Nothing sappy. Short and to the point in a way that reflected what getting married meant for us. Barbara was incredible. She was receptive to our ideas and responsive to our suggested edits. She had great ideas for how to incorporate our son into the ceremony in a way that was meaningful to all of us. She didn't try to push any ideas on us that we didn't like and in the end we had a ceremony that was pitch perfect and totally us. Our small group of guests commented several times after how perfect the vows and readings were for my husband and I and our relationship. Barbara also made things very easy and didn't require a lot of back and forth. Very efficient, reasonably priced, and just a lovely person to work with. I highly recommend.
I am that bride that actually really doesn't like weddings, so I wanted a short, sweet ceremony that was sincere but Read more...
I am that bride that actually really doesn't like weddings, so I wanted a short, sweet ceremony that was sincere but authentic to my partner and I. Nothing sappy. Short and to the point in a way that reflected what getting married meant for us. Barbara was incredible. She was receptive to our ideas and responsive to our suggested edits. She had great ideas for how to incorporate our son into the ceremony in a way that was meaningful to all of us. She didn't try to push any ideas on us that we didn't like and in the end we had a ceremony that was pitch perfect and totally us. Our small group of guests commented several times after how perfect the vows and readings were for my husband and I and our relationship. Barbara also made things very easy and didn't require a lot of back and forth. Very efficient, reasonably priced, and just a lovely person to work with. I highly recommend. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Barbara delivered a ceremony for us beyond anything we could have expected. We still have guests saying to us how well they think Barbara did. She drafted such a complete and thorough proposal that captured everything that was important to us, but then also respected our input as we worked together to make the final product exactly what we needed. During the event, everything went so smoothly. The entire time, we were assured that we were in the capable hands of a professional. Barbara takes so many things off your mind as a couple planning an amazing day. We could not have been more pleased.
Barbara delivered a ceremony for us beyond anything we could have expected. We still have guests saying to us how well Read more...
Barbara delivered a ceremony for us beyond anything we could have expected. We still have guests saying to us how well they think Barbara did. She drafted such a complete and thorough proposal that captured everything that was important to us, but then also respected our input as we worked together to make the final product exactly what we needed. During the event, everything went so smoothly. The entire time, we were assured that we were in the capable hands of a professional. Barbara takes so many things off your mind as a couple planning an amazing day. We could not have been more pleased. Read less
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Enrique
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for the beautiful ceremony that you have prepared for our wedding last october 22. I will remember it forever. God bless you.
Enrique Costa
Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for the beautiful ceremony that you have prepared for our wedding last october 22. I Read more...
Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for the beautiful ceremony that you have prepared for our wedding last october 22. I will remember it forever. God bless you.
Enrique Costa Read less
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Nantika
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to have Barbara as our wedding officiant. She is so sincere, kind and, very professional. She truly cared that the experience was perfect. It was such a great ceremony...we both loved it! Can't thank you enough for making it so great!
We were so lucky to have Barbara as our wedding officiant. She is so sincere, kind and, very professional. She truly cared Read more...
We were so lucky to have Barbara as our wedding officiant. She is so sincere, kind and, very professional. She truly cared that the experience was perfect. It was such a great ceremony...we both loved it! Can't thank you enough for making it so great! Read less
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Rachael
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. My husband and I really wanted a very personal ceremony and Barbara executed that perfectly - I've had so many people remark on how beautiful and personal our ceremony was. She provided us with an extensive questionnaire that my husband and I really enjoyed filling out, and then took pieces of that and crafted a beautiful ceremony. Barbara made the whole process easy - from the initial meeting, to the planning and writing process, to the rehearsal and execution of the day we could not have done it without her. She was very flexible and accommodating , we had several last minute changes and added/removed pieces of the ceremony multiple times throughout the process and it was never a problem and she always had another draft ready for us within a day or 2. Barbara is truly amazing and it was a pleasure working with her throughout our wedding planning process!
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. My husband and I really wanted a very personal Read more...
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. My husband and I really wanted a very personal ceremony and Barbara executed that perfectly - I've had so many people remark on how beautiful and personal our ceremony was. She provided us with an extensive questionnaire that my husband and I really enjoyed filling out, and then took pieces of that and crafted a beautiful ceremony. Barbara made the whole process easy - from the initial meeting, to the planning and writing process, to the rehearsal and execution of the day we could not have done it without her. She was very flexible and accommodating , we had several last minute changes and added/removed pieces of the ceremony multiple times throughout the process and it was never a problem and she always had another draft ready for us within a day or 2. Barbara is truly amazing and it was a pleasure working with her throughout our wedding planning process! Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
10/1/2016
5.0/5.0
Barbara was an absolute joy to work with! We live in a different state so did not get to meet Barbara face to face until a week before the ceremony. This was not an issue at all for us though as she was so kind from our first conversation that we felt like she already knew us. She understood that while neither of us are religious we really wanted a meaningful and memorable ceremony that was more than just the 5 minute legal stuff. She had us both fill out extensive questionnaires separately to really get to know us individually and our relationship. She then sent us lists of potential readings, ceremonies, and vows. We were nitpicking details up until the last few days and she was very understanding. The final product was more than we could of excepted, we got plenty of compliments on how special our ceremony was, and plenty a happy tear were shed all around. If you are looking for someone you will feel comfortable with, who will help you craft a unique, touching, and memorable ceremony I recommend Barabara with no reservations!
Barbara was an absolute joy to work with! We live in a different state so did not get to meet Barbara face to face until a Read more...
Barbara was an absolute joy to work with! We live in a different state so did not get to meet Barbara face to face until a week before the ceremony. This was not an issue at all for us though as she was so kind from our first conversation that we felt like she already knew us. She understood that while neither of us are religious we really wanted a meaningful and memorable ceremony that was more than just the 5 minute legal stuff. She had us both fill out extensive questionnaires separately to really get to know us individually and our relationship. She then sent us lists of potential readings, ceremonies, and vows. We were nitpicking details up until the last few days and she was very understanding. The final product was more than we could of excepted, we got plenty of compliments on how special our ceremony was, and plenty a happy tear were shed all around. If you are looking for someone you will feel comfortable with, who will help you craft a unique, touching, and memorable ceremony I recommend Barabara with no reservations! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to find and book Barbara especially because our wedding was fairly last minute. She was easy to work with and her rates are better than the other two officiants (who are also featured on this website) that I got quotes from who were not as personable, responsive, patient, or flexible. From our first contact I knew she would make our ceremony warm and personal. She had a lot of great ideas and readings for us to consider which was nice since we were a bit overwhelmed at first. There was also not much homework on our part which was a relief. From a quick questionnaire Barbara was able to put together a ceremony script that was absolutely perfect for us. The rehearsal was quick and painless. I'm so glad we had that time to go over all of the day of logistics the night before. And on the day of the wedding Barbara was early and ready to go. She was also dressed professionally but not stuffy. Our friends and family had nothing but rave reviews for her. We could not be happier with our decision to go with Barbara.
We were so lucky to find and book Barbara especially because our wedding was fairly last minute. She was easy to work with Read more...
We were so lucky to find and book Barbara especially because our wedding was fairly last minute. She was easy to work with and her rates are better than the other two officiants (who are also featured on this website) that I got quotes from who were not as personable, responsive, patient, or flexible. From our first contact I knew she would make our ceremony warm and personal. She had a lot of great ideas and readings for us to consider which was nice since we were a bit overwhelmed at first. There was also not much homework on our part which was a relief. From a quick questionnaire Barbara was able to put together a ceremony script that was absolutely perfect for us. The rehearsal was quick and painless. I'm so glad we had that time to go over all of the day of logistics the night before. And on the day of the wedding Barbara was early and ready to go. She was also dressed professionally but not stuffy. Our friends and family had nothing but rave reviews for her. We could not be happier with our decision to go with Barbara. Read less
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