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idosantabarbara

Santa Barbara , CA

LOCATION

4727 Sierra Madre Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 US (map)

PHONE

805-895-7428

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ABOUT US

Look no further! Bride's Choice officiant for Santa Barbara, it is my heart's desire to bless your wedding with the essence of your individuality, personality and commitment. I am here... Read more
Look no further! Bride's Choice officiant for Santa Barbara, it is my heart's desire to bless your wedding with the essence of your individuality, personality and commitment. I am here to truly listen to who you are, and help you create a ceremony that reflects you both, and also moves those witnessing your marriage to deepen their commitment and appreciation of their own relationships. So much emphasis is placed on pre-wedding parties and the reception, that often the most meaningful aspect of the day is not given much thought. It is my goal to help you relax and enjoy the sacred union and vows at the core of marriage... the wedding ceremony itself. Interfaith weddings a specialty, non denominational... I am available for unlimited emails, and spend many hours personally scripting your individual ceremony. Guests always remark that they thought I had known the couple their whole lives, due to the personal, fun and romantic essence of them that is portrayed. 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, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Presbyterian, Quaker, Taoist
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.

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Diane
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Barbra was so great! We got so many compliments on how lovely the ceremony was. We also opted for the Pre-Marital Counseling sessions she provides beforehand, which I would highly recommend and made us feel that much closer to her by the time of the ceremony.
Thank you Barbra for being so supportive and thoughtful!
Barbra was so great! We got so many compliments on how lovely the ceremony was. We also opted for the Pre-Marital Read more...
Barbra was so great! We got so many compliments on how lovely the ceremony was. We also opted for the Pre-Marital Counseling sessions she provides beforehand, which I would highly recommend and made us feel that much closer to her by the time of the ceremony.
Thank you Barbra for being so supportive and thoughtful! Read less
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idosantabarbara responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this! It truly means the world to me, and I fondly remember our counseling and Wedding together, it was an honor !! Hugs :-)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Barbra was an absolute joy to work with. From our very first meeting, it was clear that Barbra was intent on getting to know my husband & me on a very personal level in order to make our ceremony as authentically "us" as possible. She created a beautiful, emotional and moving ceremony that suited our family just perfectly. We wanted my husband's two children to serve an integral role in the ceremony, as it was extremely important the day signified all of us becoming a family. Barbra worked with us to find the perfect reading for the children to recite and helped incorporate the children into a "family tree" ceremony. Her pre-wedding questionnaire was extremely thought-provoking and helped us both write our own personal vows to each other. She helped us keep our non-religious ceremony short and sweet, but full of rich words, love and strong, spiritual content. Barbra took all the stress and worry out of planning our ceremony and helped us to channel our focus in the right places. We would give her an extremely solid recommendation to anyone looking in the Santa Barbara area. She is a joy to work with.
Barbra was an absolute joy to work with. From our very first meeting, it was clear that Barbra was intent on getting to Read more...
Barbra was an absolute joy to work with. From our very first meeting, it was clear that Barbra was intent on getting to know my husband & me on a very personal level in order to make our ceremony as authentically "us" as possible. She created a beautiful, emotional and moving ceremony that suited our family just perfectly. We wanted my husband's two children to serve an integral role in the ceremony, as it was extremely important the day signified all of us becoming a family. Barbra worked with us to find the perfect reading for the children to recite and helped incorporate the children into a "family tree" ceremony. Her pre-wedding questionnaire was extremely thought-provoking and helped us both write our own personal vows to each other. She helped us keep our non-religious ceremony short and sweet, but full of rich words, love and strong, spiritual content. Barbra took all the stress and worry out of planning our ceremony and helped us to channel our focus in the right places. We would give her an extremely solid recommendation to anyone looking in the Santa Barbara area. She is a joy to work with. Read less
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idosantabarbara responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! This means the world to me :-)
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Nicole Ives
Wedding:
10/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Barbra recently officiated our wedding and was wonderful. She was clear and concise, worked seamlessly with the photographers, and received many compliments from our guests.

Initially we had a skype session with her and really liked her easy demeanor and professionalism. We were asked to email her a bit about ourselves individually, which she ultimately worked into the sermon, giving it a very personal touch.

We gave her a very broad vision of what we wanted the ceremony to encompass (we are not religious) and when the day came, it was spot on. She offered to let us read it before, but mentioned that it was sometimes fun and more spontaneous to let it be a surprise. We would recommend letting her surprise you.
Barbra recently officiated our wedding and was wonderful. She was clear and concise, worked seamlessly with the Read more...
Barbra recently officiated our wedding and was wonderful. She was clear and concise, worked seamlessly with the photographers, and received many compliments from our guests.

Initially we had a skype session with her and really liked her easy demeanor and professionalism. We were asked to email her a bit about ourselves individually, which she ultimately worked into the sermon, giving it a very personal touch.

We gave her a very broad vision of what we wanted the ceremony to encompass (we are not religious) and when the day came, it was spot on. She offered to let us read it before, but mentioned that it was sometimes fun and more spontaneous to let it be a surprise. We would recommend letting her surprise you. Read less
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idosantabarbara responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this, I appreciate it so much. It was my honor and pleasure to be a part of your beautiful day, big hugs !
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Barbra was absolutely amazing as an officiant for our wedding. We met with her several times before the big day, and she was always available to calm nerves with all the anxiety and craziness leading up to the big day. She was wonderful with providing advice for writing vows and arranging the ceremony exactly how we envisioned it to be.

As for the ceremony, it was perfect. Countless wedding guests commented after the ceremony that Barbra's service was incredibly personal. It was as if she knew my partner and I our whole lives. The ceremony was extremely individualized and personal, all of our wedding guests were moved by her words.

My husband and I cannot recommend Barbra highly enough! She is absolutely amazing and professional!!
Barbra was absolutely amazing as an officiant for our wedding. We met with her several times before the big day, and she Read more...
Barbra was absolutely amazing as an officiant for our wedding. We met with her several times before the big day, and she was always available to calm nerves with all the anxiety and craziness leading up to the big day. She was wonderful with providing advice for writing vows and arranging the ceremony exactly how we envisioned it to be.

As for the ceremony, it was perfect. Countless wedding guests commented after the ceremony that Barbra's service was incredibly personal. It was as if she knew my partner and I our whole lives. The ceremony was extremely individualized and personal, all of our wedding guests were moved by her words.

My husband and I cannot recommend Barbra highly enough! She is absolutely amazing and professional!! Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Barbra was an incredible officiant for our wedding. We could not have asked for a better ceremony -- it felt incredibly personal, intimate, and very special. Our guests raved about Barbra for weeks. We feel very blessed that she was there for us on our big day.
Barbra was an incredible officiant for our wedding. We could not have asked for a better ceremony -- it felt incredibly Read more...
Barbra was an incredible officiant for our wedding. We could not have asked for a better ceremony -- it felt incredibly personal, intimate, and very special. Our guests raved about Barbra for weeks. We feel very blessed that she was there for us on our big day. Read less
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Carissa
Wedding:
4/25/2015
5.0/5.0
Barbra was absolutely amazing! We came across her merely by chance through a last minute reference and are we glad that we did! It's been over a year since she married my husband and I, and our friends and family are still talking about the ceremony. They say it is hands down, the best wedding ceremony they have ever been a part of! We definitely recommend Barbara as a wedding officiant!
Barbra was absolutely amazing! We came across her merely by chance through a last minute reference and are we glad that we Read more...
Barbra was absolutely amazing! We came across her merely by chance through a last minute reference and are we glad that we did! It's been over a year since she married my husband and I, and our friends and family are still talking about the ceremony. They say it is hands down, the best wedding ceremony they have ever been a part of! We definitely recommend Barbara as a wedding officiant! Read less
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idosantabarbara responded with the following comments:

thank you so much Carissa! I so appreciate it, wonderful memories of an amazing day. Love to you both! xo
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Lee
Wedding:
1/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Words fail me for the dream we shared under the canopy of eucalyptus as we stepped into our future with Barbara at the helm. You have to appreciate our capricious nature and disregard for planning. Barbara was delightful and supportive in feeding our whimsical approach to ceremony. Everything was beautiful on that day and Barbara was a key component to the memory. In a ceremony as intimate as ours, the officiant plays a more significant role and she was up to the task. LOVE HER.
Words fail me for the dream we shared under the canopy of eucalyptus as we stepped into our future with Barbara at the Read more...
Words fail me for the dream we shared under the canopy of eucalyptus as we stepped into our future with Barbara at the helm. You have to appreciate our capricious nature and disregard for planning. Barbara was delightful and supportive in feeding our whimsical approach to ceremony. Everything was beautiful on that day and Barbara was a key component to the memory. In a ceremony as intimate as ours, the officiant plays a more significant role and she was up to the task. LOVE HER. Read less
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idosantabarbara responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!! It was my honor; your kind words are the frosting on the cake!! Xx
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
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. This started our quest to figure out who was going to marry us. I wanted a friend of ours to perform the ceremony while my husband wanted a professional minister. My mom suggested that we contact our family friend Barbra who specializes in interfaith marriages. After our first meeting with Barbra, it was clear that she was the perfect person to marry us. Over the course of nine 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 stories about our lives. We also wrote our own vows (which I highly recommend) and combined with Barbra's words, it truly felt like the perfect blending of 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 am so thrilled by the ceremony and am so grateful to Barbra for creating such a fantastic memory for us and our guests. I wish we could do it all over again!!!!
Choosing who is going to marry you is extremely stressful! My family is Jewish and my husband is Greek Orthodox so after Read more...
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. This started our quest to figure out who was going to marry us. I wanted a friend of ours to perform the ceremony while my husband wanted a professional minister. My mom suggested that we contact our family friend Barbra who specializes in interfaith marriages. After our first meeting with Barbra, it was clear that she was the perfect person to marry us. Over the course of nine 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 stories about our lives. We also wrote our own vows (which I highly recommend) and combined with Barbra's words, it truly felt like the perfect blending of 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 am so thrilled by the ceremony and am so grateful to Barbra for creating such a fantastic memory for us and our guests. I wish we could do it all over again!!!! Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbra delivered the most beautiful wedding ceremony. She created such a thoughtful, sweet, humorous, and joyous atmosphere. She made me feel comfortable throughout the ceremony. Her kindness and graciousness are touching.
Barbra delivered the most beautiful wedding ceremony. She created such a thoughtful, sweet, humorous, and joyous Read more...
Barbra delivered the most beautiful wedding ceremony. She created such a thoughtful, sweet, humorous, and joyous atmosphere. She made me feel comfortable throughout the ceremony. Her kindness and graciousness are touching. Read less
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idosantabarbara responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much!! I was 100% my pleasure, I loved you both!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbra was fabulous!!! She made it personal and had a great sense of humor. We loved her and so did our guests. Thank u!!!!
Barbra was fabulous!!! She made it personal and had a great sense of humor. We loved her and so did our guests. Thank Read more...
Barbra was fabulous!!! She made it personal and had a great sense of humor. We loved her and so did our guests. Thank u!!!! Read less
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idosantabarbara responded with the following comments:

thank you so much! I really care about what I do, and so appreciate the kind words. hugs!!

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