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My Happy Day

Voorhees , NJ
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Voorhees, NJ US 08043 (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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Joelene
Wedding:
6/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Susan Talbot was incredible! She really made our day perfect.
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Meg
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Barbara was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She really took the time to get to know us, and created a ceremony that completely fit our personalities. I would highly recommend her!
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Henry was the perfect officiant to my wedding. He saved me when i forgot to print my vows i had written myself. He is amazing.
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jennah
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Very flexible and worked with us to make it how we envisioned our wedding day. Made it very personal for us and for our families.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great officiant. Highly recommend Barbara. She was great to work with
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Henry Hallett was our Officiant. He was wonderful to work with. He was flexible with times and meeting places. He offered great suggestions regarding our ceremony and he created a warm environment for us and our guests with his kind and heartfelt presence. I couldn't have asked for a nicer and more experienced and insightful Officiant.
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan performed a wonderful ceremony personalized to us. We continue to receive compliments on the service. She was at our rehearsal for a matter of minutes before knowing everyone's name and relation to us. She is incredibly sweet, friendly, and professional.
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Amelia
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot speak highly enough of Barbara and My Happy Day! Barbara married my husband and I on a beautiful Saturday at the Greendance Winery in an outdoor, natural amphitheater. She truly captured both of our unique and polar personalities and religions and she united us two in a romantic, flowing, and peaceful ceremony.

Rather than pour sands together or light a candle, we chose to paint a picture together. Although new to Barbara, she immediately embraced the idea and wrote a beautiful piece as we painted our canvas! After we had finished and walked back to the center, a gust of wind blew our paining over, smearing it in the grass. Everyone gasped in horror, but Barbara quickly jested that "that's life!" and everyone laughed and smiled!

She was always flexible and offered many suggestions and advice. She always responded quickly and precisely, answering all of our questions. We met a couple times in advance to prepare. She then conducted an efficient rehearsal at the winery and joined us for our rehearsal dinner!

Above and beyond all, she made us feel so comfortable, as if we had known her for years. Her professionalism and casual, comforting demeanor eased my nerves every time I spoke with her; as a stressed-out bride, I cannot thank her enough for that!!

If you would like to see pictures of Barbara in action at our wedding, please visit this link :)

http://blog.photographybylyndsey.com/2013/08/28/amelia-and-eric-greendance-winery-wedding-photographer/
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Tammy
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Once we decided to be married in our home and all of our family could be there with us - I had exactly 2 weeks to plan the wedding! I called many magistrates and went on-line to find an officiant that would accommodate this last minute wedding request. My search led me to Barbara - who was very flexible and very interested in finding out just what we wanted for our wedding day. She arranged to meet with us one week prior and during our meeting was able to gather personal information and sentiments that we wanted to include in the ceremony.
We were very pleased with her professionalism, and ability to work with us and our family on our special day.
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Jeff
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara did a wonderful job with our wedding. She made things personal, asked friends for stories, got to know us and gave a beautiful talk during the ceremony. I would highly recommend her.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Barbara was a great officiant. She took the time to really get to know my fiance and myself. She even attended our rehearsal dinner and talked with friends and family, which really personalized our wedding ceremony. We would definitely recommend her services.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Marguerite was wonderful! She took the time to get to know my fiancee and I prior to the ceremony and did a great job incorporating our children into our vows. We would definitely recommend her.
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David
Wedding:
1/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara was nothing short of amazing!! Our original plans were going to make our wedding very simple and humble, but with Barbara’s support and great ideas, it turned out to be the most magical time of our lives. It was still a small and intimate wedding, but Barbara’s words made it a delightful ceremony. She was very accommodating when we told her we wanted to get married within one week and also when we changed the time of the ceremony at the very last minute. We were so busy trying to get everything together for the big day that didn’t have time to write our own vows so she helped us with that as well. She did an excellent job overall. We laughed, we cried, we had a great time. We feel very lucky to have found Barbara because she made an already special occasion, exceptional and unique. We feel lucky as well because we call her now our friend and we will recommend her for anyone that plans to get married in the future!!!
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Chris
Wedding:
9/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Dr. Barbara Schwarck did a very good job for us officiating our wedding ceremony. We were looking for someone who was flexible and insightful in helping us plan what kind of ceremony we wanted and Barbara was very helpful is this regard. Her service and professionalism was excellent, she was easy to get in touch with when we had questions with planning, and we received much positive feedback about the ceremony. We were very happy to have worked with Barbara and would recommend her for the variety of reasons listed above.

Chris & Danielle, 09/02/2012
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Blair
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Barbara was the glue that held our wedding ceremony together, it was perfect. She is genius- we had perfect ceremony content. She's extremely flexible regardless of any situation, religion or venue. Her patience of bride-zillas are also very appreciated! We received countless comments and positive feedback from our guests regarding Barbara. Not to mention she's a great dancer!
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Debbie
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want to have a wedding ceremony where your family and friends ask where did you find that minister, then follow with comments like "she was awesome" and "that was one of the best ceremonies I've ever witnessed;" then you would want Barbara Schwarck to officiate!! How personal and comfortable and special the whole process was; and people still talk about how great the ceremony was!! I think you're getting that I can highly recommend her without hesitation!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Hiring Susan from My Happy Day was the best decision we made! Our wedding ceremony was the highlight of our wedding day! The day was full of stress and anxiety with so many of our vendors not coming through as they had promised, but Susan was just wonderful and fulfilled her role as our officiant beyond what we could have ever hoped for. She met with us separately before the ceremony and said the most beautiful and calming prayer, and then proceeded to officiate the most eloquent, personal, and meaningful ceremony... Looking back on that day we still go right to those moments on the staircase with Susan. We are are so thankful that on a day that so much went wrong, the most important part - the ceremony - was so perfect for us! We are so thrilled that we found her!!!
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abbycat412
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
"As an interfaith couple, we took the search for the right officiant very seriously. After an extensive search, Barbara proved to be the perfect fit. She understood both of our religious backgrounds, as well as the nuances of what they meant to each of us, and to our families. She expertly guided us through creating a ceremony that interwined our traditions and reflected our personalities, individually and as a couple. She also provided unique insights and resources, including the idea to give our parents and close friends roles in the ceremony, and lending us some unique ceremony texts to inspire us when we decided to write our vows together. The result was a beautiful, meaningful, one-of-a-kind ceremony that gave our guests a window into who we are as people and our love for eachother. Numerous guests have raved that it was the most engaging and emotionally touching ceremony they've ever attended. We have so much love and gratitude for Barbara - she continues to be a source of comfort and wisdom as we build our life togehter, and has a rare gift for helping people articulate the best side of themsevles to the world."
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/15/2012
4.9/5.0
Barbara was wonderfully accommodating to our needs! We asked for a non-secular ceremony and that is exactly what we got; both of our relatively religious families could not have been happier with the way the ceremony was handled. She really took the time to get to know us so it was not at all generic. In fact, I have been to some church ceremonies where the person officiating doesn't even get the couples names and information right.

We could not have been happier!

Tara & Todd
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Barbara is a very modern officiant who works closely with the couple to make the event a success.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Susan listened to what we wanted incorporated in our ceremony and performed a beautiful ceremony.
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My Happy Day responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Many blessings.

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