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Reverend Barbara Laughray

Topanga , CA
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LOCATION

3439 Dorothy rd
Topanga, CA US 90290 (map)

PHONE

818-225-8044

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

rev. barbara laughray | a hallmark wedding

warm & personalized wedding officiant. religious and/or non-denominational ceremonies. baby dedications and baptisms. pre-marital... Read more
rev. barbara laughray | a hallmark wedding

warm & personalized wedding officiant. religious and/or non-denominational ceremonies. baby dedications and baptisms. pre-marital and post-marital counseling available. wedding vow renewal. wedding license available. 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 - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

REVIEWS

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Lana
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Barbara is simply the best there is. Our ceremony was so beautiful. Words can't even express how happy we are. It just wouldn't have been the same without her. If you are looking for a true professional that will create a beautiful and unique ceremony, your search is over. I can't tell you how many of our guests come up to us to tell us how amazing she was. Thank you Rev. Barbara for giving us the perfect ceremony. It is exactly what we wanted. Everything was so personal and our love letters were a very special touch that I will cherish forever. I can't wait to watch our video to relive that special moment. I still get tears just thinking about how special she made it. Thank you again. We truly appreciate you to the fullest.

Lana and Brian Filice
6/28/2014
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Susan
Wedding:
6/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Gary and I were married on June 22, 1994. Yes, this recommendation is coming from way back, which means as great an Officiant Rev. Barbara was then, she is 20 years' more experienced and more fantastic now. Our wedding was personal with humor inserted, which we loved. I think my groom and I laughed louder than anyone else. Everyone had such a good time at the intimate and small service in my sister-in-laws's beautiful backyard. My husband's daughter was so impressed that she tried to get Rev. Barbara for her wedding in NV. Unfortunately, Rev. Barbara's wedding calendar was full at that time. Rev. Barbara is professional and makes a point of getting to know the bride and groom's personalities through pre-wedding interviews, making the wedding event an experience beyond expectation. Our wedding service was professional, intimate, funny and friendly; and Rev. Barbara was an exceptional Officiant.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Barbara is an extraordinary officiant. In fact, after seeing her perform a friends wedding ceremony, I knew I couldn't get married without her. She takes the time to get to know each of her clients well. She knew what we liked and didn't like without really having to ask. She is so kind and heartfelt with her delivery of readings. There is not one thing I would change about our ceremony, and I would have paid double just to have her! She is that good!
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Kristine
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
During our first meeting with Barbara we both left with chills. Her voice is so comforting and warm, she will add so much to your wedding! She was also very helpful in creating our vision for our wedding ceremony. We recommend Barbara to everyone.
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joel
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
From day 1 to the final day Barbara was so great to work with. She laid everything out in an easy to follow and organized manner that kept it very simple for us to give her everything she needed to make a beautiful reception that our guests loved. She is so sweet and made our day very special for us, I couldnt recommend her more. Thank you so much.
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Alison & Brian
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Barbara Laughray is absolutely the loveliest woman and I feel so blessed and fortunate that she performed my wedding ceremony on June 1, 2013. She is so elegant, poised, and sweet. She worked with us to create a PERFECT ceremony that had so many lovely personal touches. Thank you Barbara. If oyu are lucky enough to find Barbara and she is available on your wedding day, stop your search and hire her! She is AMAZING! LOVE!!!
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Lauren
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Barbara is AMAZING! She is so warm and friendly and makes you feel at home instantly. Her words, ideas, readings, everything really...are differnt then any other wedding I have been too, and we loved that! She helped us make our whole ceremony personal and special and got to know us as a couple. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful and personal our ceremony was, and said it was the best ceremony they have ever witnessed! We couldn't agree more!!! Thank you Barbara!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Laughrey did an excellent job of performing our ceremony. She made it so easy to plan our ceremony and include all of our own personal aspects that were important to us. Her voice is very soothing and she kept our guests engaged.

Thanks again Rev. Laughrey!
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Jon and Angie
Wedding:
7/15/2012
2.7/5.0
We received a recommendation for Barbara from our wedding coordinator. Our initial impression was good. Everything seemed to be working well until the day of the wedding (obviously the most important part). Prior to the ceremony we had gone over very specific things that Barbara was going to say & do. We wanted it as short as possible in order to maximize our reception time. She lengthened our ceremony by adlibbing & making several glaring mistakes throughout. We had specifically asked Barbara not to ask "who gives this bride in marriage" & she asked anyway, which then caused confusion as this question was unexpected. We had also written a love letter to each other that she read. At one point she was supposed to say "I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you" instead she decided to selectively edit it to say "I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my WEEKENDS with you." So Monday through Friday we are on our own apparently. We had also included our nicknames, which she edited out & simply read our regular names. These were some of several errors she made while simply reading what we wrote for her. At another point, in the middle of the ceremony she asked "which way do we want the microphone facing?" Something she should've covered beforehand instead of during the ceremony. Barbara also didn't complete our wedding certificate, she had our witnesses sign it without us, & never asked us to sign it. Plus, she recommended a notary that botched the wedding license so we had to resubmit it & didn't get our certificate until 4 months after our wedding. We only used her notary to make it easier & in the long run, with all the calls we had to make to the county, it ended up being a much bigger hassle & was much more expensive than if we would had done it on our own. In all honesty we loved our wedding & had a great time but if we had to do it again we would have went with someone other than Barbara & we would certainly not recommend her to others.
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hannahz27
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev Barbara,
Thank you so much for helping us create such a beautiful, personal wedding ceremony. I can't tell you how many compliments we've received on that spectacular ceremony. Makes me want to cry thinking about it. Thank you so much for keeping me grounded when I thought I might faint and for reminding me to breathe when you could see I wasnt :) I'll be in touch for the vow renewals :)
Best,
Hannah and Wiley 9/26/10
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