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My Happy Day

Voorhees , NJ
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Voorhees, NJ 08043 US (map)

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856-874-1747

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ABOUT US

Congratulations on your engagement!

My name is Barbara Schwarck. I am an ordained, non-denominational minister who has the honor of working with couples of all kinds to... Read more
Congratulations on your engagement!

My name is Barbara Schwarck. I am an ordained, non-denominational minister who has the honor of working with couples of all kinds to create their meaningful, personally tailored and unforgettable wedding ceremonies.

I understand how complicated planning a wedding can be, as well as how important it is to find the perfect person to perform and share in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you are looking for someone to guide you through this process with ease and grace, you have come to the right place.

Through My Happy Day, I represent a group of exceptional, experienced officiants who perform interfaith, spiritual and secular ceremonies throughout the greater Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. areas. So if I am not available on your wedding date, I can connect you with one of my colleagues – who may turn out to be your other perfect match on your wedding day.

After you peruse our site, please don’t hesitate to contact us. I look forward to answering your questions and to helping you to create your happy day. You can reach me at barbara@happyday.net or call me at 412.242.3971. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Depends on the ceremony. We can be formal or informal.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes. We like to talk about this with you. We can assist you with writing your own vows or we can pick some that are meaningful to you.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, we think it is a wonderful opportunity for the couple if they feel comfortable.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
No, we create the ceremony with the couple. Each ceremony is unique and written with the couple in mind. We take time to meet with the couple beforehand. We like to get know them if possible and find out what makes them special.
How long are your ceremonies?
About 15 - 25 minutes but it really depends on you. We can write ceremonies that are very short or some that are long. Some couples like to have other people read a poem or a blessing other couples prefer it to be very short. We are flexible.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No. We like to meet with the couple in person if possible.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. Many times we take care of this detail, especially of there is wedding planner involved. We assist the couples with figuring out how the ceremony should flow - from start to finish.
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was nice having Barbara officiate our wedding. She respected our wishes and made it a Nice ceremony. I would recommend her to anybody.
It was nice having Barbara officiate our wedding. She respected our wishes and made it a Nice ceremony. I would recommend Read more...
It was nice having Barbara officiate our wedding. She respected our wishes and made it a Nice ceremony. I would recommend her to anybody. Read less
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Jacquelyn
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan Talbott was our officiant for our wedding on October 4, 2014. She was absolutely wonderful, she made the rehearsal and ceremony a breeze. As the bride, I had no worries about the ceremony as I knew it was in good hands. We met with Susan and emailed her several times prior to the ceremony. She was prompt with her responses and was always willing to help us in any way she could. She made our ceremony so personal, stress free, and relaxed, just like we wanted.
Susan Talbott was our officiant for our wedding on October 4, 2014. She was absolutely wonderful, she made the rehearsal Read more...
Susan Talbott was our officiant for our wedding on October 4, 2014. She was absolutely wonderful, she made the rehearsal and ceremony a breeze. As the bride, I had no worries about the ceremony as I knew it was in good hands. We met with Susan and emailed her several times prior to the ceremony. She was prompt with her responses and was always willing to help us in any way she could. She made our ceremony so personal, stress free, and relaxed, just like we wanted. Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Marguerite was very thoughtful and kind and provided a great wedding service.
Marguerite was very thoughtful and kind and provided a great wedding service.
Marguerite was very thoughtful and kind and provided a great wedding service. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I do not attend church regularly and felt uncomfortable approaching a local church and asking their pastor to officiate our wedding. Rev. Susan Talbott was recommended to me by a friend and as soon as my husband and I met with her, we knew it was a perfect match! She really gets to know you as individuals and as couple and makes you feel so comfortable! She kept in touch during the months leading up to our wedding and even asked me for a list of names and relationships of people who would be at our rehearsal so that she could get a head start on learning who was who. At the rehearsal she began by getting to know all of my close family and friends and welcoming them all. She helped to calm all of our nerves and keep everything organized. On the day of the wedding, again, she helped to keep us all calm and our ceremony went on without a hitch! I cannot say enough about Susan as a person and how perfect our ceremony was! She even stayed after the dinner into the reception and had fun with all of my guests! I would absolutely recommend her to all!

Thank you Susan for helping to make our day so special!
My husband and I do not attend church regularly and felt uncomfortable approaching a local church and asking their pastor Read more...
My husband and I do not attend church regularly and felt uncomfortable approaching a local church and asking their pastor to officiate our wedding. Rev. Susan Talbott was recommended to me by a friend and as soon as my husband and I met with her, we knew it was a perfect match! She really gets to know you as individuals and as couple and makes you feel so comfortable! She kept in touch during the months leading up to our wedding and even asked me for a list of names and relationships of people who would be at our rehearsal so that she could get a head start on learning who was who. At the rehearsal she began by getting to know all of my close family and friends and welcoming them all. She helped to calm all of our nerves and keep everything organized. On the day of the wedding, again, she helped to keep us all calm and our ceremony went on without a hitch! I cannot say enough about Susan as a person and how perfect our ceremony was! She even stayed after the dinner into the reception and had fun with all of my guests! I would absolutely recommend her to all!

Thank you Susan for helping to make our day so special! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Alicia
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I chose Marguerite to officiate our wedding, and we couldn't be happier with the results. She was extremely professional and easy to work with. Our ceremony turned out beautifully and we got so many compliments. I was really pleased and impressed with how well she understood our style and incorporated that into her work.
My husband and I chose Marguerite to officiate our wedding, and we couldn't be happier with the results. She was extremely Read more...
My husband and I chose Marguerite to officiate our wedding, and we couldn't be happier with the results. She was extremely professional and easy to work with. Our ceremony turned out beautifully and we got so many compliments. I was really pleased and impressed with how well she understood our style and incorporated that into her work. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan Talbott was an absolute delight to work with....from the time my husband and I first met with her (after we got engaged), we instantly felt a connection with her and knew she was the perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She is a warm, down-to-earth, generous, and incredibly intelligent individual who truly listens to clients' needs. We were looking for a spiritual, personal and Christian-based ceremony and she came through with flying colors in terms of the ceremony content and flow. Our families and friends really enjoyed her company and we plan on keeping in touch with her from here on out. We would highly recommend Susan to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.
Susan Talbott was an absolute delight to work with....from the time my husband and I first met with her (after we got Read more...
Susan Talbott was an absolute delight to work with....from the time my husband and I first met with her (after we got engaged), we instantly felt a connection with her and knew she was the perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. She is a warm, down-to-earth, generous, and incredibly intelligent individual who truly listens to clients' needs. We were looking for a spiritual, personal and Christian-based ceremony and she came through with flying colors in terms of the ceremony content and flow. Our families and friends really enjoyed her company and we plan on keeping in touch with her from here on out. We would highly recommend Susan to anyone looking for a wedding officiant. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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MELISSA
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Joyce was absolutely wonderful! We had a very short, but very meaningful ceremony and Joyce's reading were perfect. I couldn't have been happier and was surprised given that she was and unknown on the internet.
Joyce was absolutely wonderful! We had a very short, but very meaningful ceremony and Joyce's reading were perfect. I Read more...
Joyce was absolutely wonderful! We had a very short, but very meaningful ceremony and Joyce's reading were perfect. I couldn't have been happier and was surprised given that she was and unknown on the internet. Read less
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Rainy
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Barbara performed our ceremony and helped us with our rehearsal. She was professional, friendly, and created a wonderful ceremony for us. We felt comfortable with her and she made the ceremony intimate and personal. Thank you!
Barbara performed our ceremony and helped us with our rehearsal. She was professional, friendly, and created a wonderful Read more...
Barbara performed our ceremony and helped us with our rehearsal. She was professional, friendly, and created a wonderful ceremony for us. We felt comfortable with her and she made the ceremony intimate and personal. Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am not a man of ceremony, nor one to invest time in what many would find important as traditions. In my senior years of life I married for the first time a few weeks ago in a Same-Sex Relationship. My interests was our bond and not a ceremony. My first consideration for the marriage process was a license offered in PA, called a Self Uniting License ( nicknamed Quaker Marriage) but friends pushed that we should have the marriage officiated. We found Barbara Schwark on My Happy Day website. As the Officiant, what she brought to our ceremony, made it memorable beyond any expectation. She took the time to meet and formed a genuine sense of us as individuals and as a couple. She brought out those characteristics in the ceremony which made those moment memorable. She turned what I was viewing as a necessary legal process into a feeling experience we will always remember.
I am not a man of ceremony, nor one to invest time in what many would find important as traditions. In my senior years of Read more...
I am not a man of ceremony, nor one to invest time in what many would find important as traditions. In my senior years of life I married for the first time a few weeks ago in a Same-Sex Relationship. My interests was our bond and not a ceremony. My first consideration for the marriage process was a license offered in PA, called a Self Uniting License ( nicknamed Quaker Marriage) but friends pushed that we should have the marriage officiated. We found Barbara Schwark on My Happy Day website. As the Officiant, what she brought to our ceremony, made it memorable beyond any expectation. She took the time to meet and formed a genuine sense of us as individuals and as a couple. She brought out those characteristics in the ceremony which made those moment memorable. She turned what I was viewing as a necessary legal process into a feeling experience we will always remember. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan Talbott served as our officiant and she was an absolute delight to work with. She was very professional and easy to work with. She made our day a special one!
Susan Talbott served as our officiant and she was an absolute delight to work with. She was very professional and easy to Read more...
Susan Talbott served as our officiant and she was an absolute delight to work with. She was very professional and easy to work with. She made our day a special one! Read less
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