Wedding Santa Barbara
Miriam is an amazing officiant, and she really personalizes the ceremony and vows to the couple's tastes and wishes. She officiated our outdoor wedding on Bella Cavalli Farms in Solvang (outside of Santa Barbara). The wedding couldn't have been more picture perfect.
Our guests were really moved by the ceremony. She is very personable and was a complete joy to work with, so I would recommend her in a heartbeat. Miriam also has this incredible, spirited personality. We absolutely loved...
Miriam was our officiant for our June 25, 2011 wedding and we just adored her! Due to an emergency, the officiant we had previously lined up for our wedding had to cancel two weeks prior to our wedding. This was quite stressful, but Miriam stepped in and couldn't of been better! We met about two weeks before the wedding and by the time our day came, I felt like I had known her for much longer! She really wants to get to know you and your family to make your ceremony unique and personal. I just loved the ceremony she performed. It was touching and most of all, it was us.... Miriam is not only a beautiful woman outside, she is also a beautiful woman inside. I'd recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat...
Miriam is truly an angel. She is so sweet and was so easy to work with. My husband and I didn't want a regular cookie cutter ceremony, we wanted it to speak of us, not of readings and versus. Miriam made our ceremony about us. It was perfect! Everyone complimented on what a great job she did. She made us laugh, cry and enjoy our day.
And to top it all off, she wore the colors of my wedding to match and blend. The photos looked great!
Not being from Santa Barbara, my husband and I had no idea who would perform our October 22, 2010 wedding ceremony. We both wanted to feel as if we knew the person who would marry us, but knew having chosen a destination wedding that would be difficult, if an option at all. We had picked the Four Season’s Biltmore as our location and during one of our early on meetings had obtained a listing of their recommended vendors, which included Miriam Lindbeck.
Within an hour of meeting Miriam I knew she would be the one who would perform our wedding ceremony!!! I felt completely at ease and after a 2 hour meeting left her office feeling excited and blessed to have met her. She was absolutely wonderful- personable, caring, kind, calming. I went home after our meeting and looked up her reviews on the internet and found nothing but the best. We had the opportunity to meet with Miriam three more times prior to our wedding. During our meetings we would talk about our relationship, past experiences, views on life, and share past stories. Miriam led our rehearsal and attended the dinner afterwards. During the dinner she gathered further stories and insights into our lives by talking to our family and friends.
On our wedding day Miriam delivered the most personalized, guest engaging, beautiful speech I’ve ever heard at a wedding. She spoke about how my husband and I met, our journey together, and gave us the best blessing I’ve ever heard at a wedding. During our reception, besides my husband and I, she was the most commented on guest. EVERYONE had such nice things to say about her!
Summation: If you are getting married in the Santa Barbara area, then make it a point to meet with Miriam Lindbeck. You won’t be disappointed! She is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!
Miriam Lindbeck is a wealth of advice and delivers a beautiful and meaningful wedding ceremony. Our son and daughter in-law had a beautiful wedding experience. Miriam, has a good heart, which can be felt in her words as she explained their wedding vows. We would highly recommend Miriam to anyone getting married as she is an amazing person who we are so happy to have met.
Joe and Cecilia
Miriam married us this past fall in Santa Barbara and she was amazing. She took the time to meet with us and get to know us before the ceremony so she could speak about us on a personal level. She even came to our rehearsal dinner and met our family and wedding party. She took the time to get to know them, learn their names, made sure to speak to everyone, etc. Miriam ran our rehearsal, kept everyone informed, gave clear directions to our wedding party, and wrote (with our input) a wonderful ceremony that was just what we wanted... meaningful, personal, something that wouldn't bore our guests and non-denominational (although she knows a lot about many different religious and cultural traditions). Miriam is just a wonderful, vibrant person with a lot to offer a couple. I couldn't give her a stronger recommendation!
Hello future brides! First of all congrats to you! You are about to experience one of the most memorable days of your life. One of the most important thing you will want is find the right person to marry you. I found Miriam Lindbeck from the San Ysidro Ranch that's where I got married. The ranch told me only good things about her, so I called her up. I was blown away from talking to her over the phone. Her energy was amazing I new from just talking to her once that she was the women that would be there on our special day. She has this beautiful spirit and truly has a gift of how to marry a couple. She likes to meet with you at her office in Santa Barbara, which is a lovely thing. It made me feel so comfortable about how the big day would go. I was relaxed and so happy on my wedding day because I knew she would be standing up there with us. I can't tell you enough how much I love Miriam. Just call Miriam and you won't have to worry about a thing. Best wishes and I hope my review will give you some peace. Good luck ladies!!!!!
I found picking an officiant to be the most intimidating part of planning a wedding. It kind of matters, right? It's not an area I know much about - and while you can live through running out of couscous, a not ideal ceremony isn't really an option.
Fortunately, we found Miriam. Since I do not have the talent for words that Miriam does, it's nearly impossible for me to express how much her ceremony meant to me and my husband. We deeply appreciated the time she spent with us prior to creating our ceremony, but were truly blown away on all of the nuances and heart she captured of each individual - and of us as a couple.
I can't recommend Miriam highly enough, whether you're looking for a religious, agnostic, or straight up fun ceremony, she has an incredible knack for identifying the essence of people and capturing it in words. I look forward to reliving our ceremony on many anniversaries to come.
Miriam has an exceptional ability to be fully present, in our meetings preceding the ceremony she knew we wanted the guests of our wedding to walk away with a real sense of who we are to each other and the depth of our love. She took our stories and experiences and eloquently weaved them into our ceremony, her tender words deeply moved us and our guests.
I got married late last Summer at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Both the Biltmore and my wedding planner had recommended Miriam highly. I gave her a call and loved her energy. She has such a positivity to her; and is so genuinely excited about what she does. Her spirit of enthusiasm is infectious! I planned my wedding in about 4 months, and she really put me at ease. I knew that Miriam was a professional through and through, and that I could leave that part of the wedding in her hands, and get a wonderful result. And I did! Miriam met with us several times, to get a feel for us as a couple. Even though my husband wasn't that into sitting and talking about us or his feelings, she did a great job of drawing him out and getting who we were. The ceremony ended up being wonderful! I loved what she said and her level of "spirit" that she brought to it. Miriam showed up looking beautiful like usual, in colors that matched our wedding- which I loved- (and looked great in the pics). Some of our guests told me they wish they could have talked to her before she left to say what a great job she did! I would highly recommend Miriam!!
I have only amazing things to say about Rev. Miriam Lindbeck! From the moment my husband and I met with her to see if she would be a good fit for us on our wedding day, there was no need to shop around. We instantly loved her personality, sense of humor, professionalism and her warmth. Her prices are totally affordable and she was able to accommodate our wishes of having a non-denominational wedding ceremony. She took time to get to know us, learn of how we fell in love, and who we wanted to be acknowledged at our ceremony (i.e. mother, father, etc.) It was actually very therapeutic in a way and really gave us clarity on what we wanted our ceremony to look like. We needed help with vows and she offered us a packet of vow samples which was super helpful as well and even matched our wedding color scheme on the big day! Attention to detail is her middle name and clearly reflects on her experience as she has done this for many years. From all the time we spent talking to her and sharing our story she truly captured in 30 min. the most pertinent details and what I believe to be the essence of our relationship. To this day my wedding guests rave about the amazing job she did and how she moved them. Many brides are so caught up on the big day and stressed that they don't get a chance to enjoy the wedding but I will never forget the wonderful words Rev. Lindbeck spoke and the emotions I had that moment while looking into my husband's eyes. I can't stress enough what an incredible job she did and recommend her to all brides! You will not be disappointed when you meet her! Good luck!
What I think I loved most about Miriam was the fact that just meeting with her once, I felt she was able to being out the love and devotion my husband and I have for each other, which can be forgotten when you are in the middle of planning a wedding. We were able to reconnect with each other and Miriam did nothing more than ask us how we met. She is a passionate person and her love for you is the first thing you will notice. She is warm and comforting and truly wants to know about you. We had an amazing experience, after I met Miriam, we didn't meet with anyone else. We knew she was the one for us!
Miriam was my sister's officiant in her wedding five years ago. Years later, we called on her services again for our Santa Barbara Wedding. We wanted a simple wedding without a lot of ceremony and she was able to do that while still giving our guests a sense that they were part of something good.
She does have an ethereal presence and her view of life seeps into her work as an officiant. Our pre-wedding session also helped her customize her ceremony, while also giving my fiance and I a renewed appreciation of each other's qualities. :)
My husband and I just got married this weekend and we will never forget Miriam Lindbeck. I was very fortunate to find her since she was on the Preferred Vendor List at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito.
I Googled her and found her website and immediately knew she was the one! Her website just spoke to me. Her love and spirituality just jumped off the page and made an instant connection with my heart. When you are getting married, you want someone who speaks to you and hopefully understands what this very special day means and can guide you into your future as husband and wife.
From the moment we spoke to Miriam to the first time we met with her, we knew our ceremony was just going to be perfect. She just "gets it". My husband, wow that feels good to say, is a conservative CFO, so I wasn't sure what he would think of her since she is especially spiritual but he said he loved her energy.
After the wedding, he even commented on how well she just took charge and made everyone feel at ease, especially the groom. :)
During the ceremony, Miriam knew how to strike the right tone, make us laugh, our guest readers loved her too, and was just perfectly "Miriam". Later, all of our guests, including our parents, commented on what a powerful and memorable ceremony she gave. I'm so glad she was the one to create our union.
Finally, one thing that I forgot to mention was how extremely responsive Miriam was. Miriam is a true professional and understands how important it is to have timely communication with brides. Not only that, whenever I asked her for a referral for hair and make-up or florists, she would send me only the best. I ended up using her recommended florist who was also amazing.
Thank you Miriam for all that you did for Roger and I and I'm sure all the couples that have been fortunate enough to have been married by you. Good luck to all the brides in the process and if you want someone amazing, book Miriam soon.
Miriam is an absolute joy to work with. She is warm and inviting and is extremely interested in who you are as people and as a couple. She is very conscientious of your thoughts and ideas and works closely with you to create the perfect ceremony. Miriam helps you create a ceremony that reflects your values, beliefs, and interests and every ceremony she writes is unique to the couple. She even takes the time to talk to relatives and friends so she has a true sense of the couple getting married. She infuses all this into a beautiful ceremony. Miriam’s own charismatic and graceful charm will add a quality to the wedding unique unto its own and it draws the audience in. She will orchestrate a wonderful rehearsal that is both fun and considerate of the importance of the event. When you work with Miriam you will feel like she’s not only the officiate, but also your friend. Once you meet Miriam you will feel at ease; she has a radiant personality and has a true passion for what she does and it shows.
we had such a WONDERFUL experience with Miriam. from our first meeting, we knew she was THE ONE! she's attentive and makes kind recommendations from her experience but always shows other options of how your ceremony can go. i love her personalization for the ceremony- she REALLY gets you, only after a few meetings! and she's so sweet. we skyped twice to work on our verbage and "agenda" of the ceremony bc we did not live close. she was really flexible with timing! yay! she's just fantastic and you won't regret hiring her!
My husband and I were married by Miriam Lindbeck, who did an absolutely amazing job. She met with us several times prior to the wedding to ensure that she knew us well and was able to create a beautiful, personalized ceremony. Even months after the wedding, I still have people commenting on our "fabulous" officiant and our "storybook" ceremony. Miriam has an ethereal presence and her sincerity and genuine spirit show brightly through. She truly created a memorable experience and I highly recommend her services.
We met Miriam through our wedding planner, Kiley Walker. We were then new to CA, so we relied heavily upon Kiley to help us locate vendors who could understand our specific vision and work closely with us in its making. When she introduced us to Miriam, we knew we were on the right path to creating something truly memorable.
We sat with Miriam on three occasions. We tried to make it all about the wedding, but when we found ourselves in her space we talked about everything! For her it was her process of really getting to know the couple. For us, these meetings created a sense of calm and contentment. It was like sitting down with an old friend and having the freedom to share you.
Miriam created for us a foundation on which we built not just a ceremony; she helped us share with each other and our loved ones the promise of our future. In the way only Miriam can
No words can effectively describe how amazing Miriam Lindbeck is...she is one of the most amazing women I have ever met. My husband and I connected with her from the first meeting. She takes her time and really gets to know your life story and your relationship. She is so real and takes so much time and energy to create a ceremony that fits you exactly. EVERYONE commented about how incredible and emotional our ceremony was. I cannot recommend her highly enough. You will absolutely LOVE her!
Miriam Lindbeck really works with you to put together the ceremony that you want. You meet with her a few time so that she can get to know you, and she writes beautiful stuff about you as a couple that she works into the ceremony. She charges a little more than other officiants, but she also does more than a lot of other officiants. If you want a personalized ceremony, but don't have someone from your family church who's known you for years, or a friend who's really knowledgeable about wedding ceremonies, Miriam is a great choice.
We had a little miscommunication with her about where our rehearsal would be, so she went to our ceremony venue instead of the beach where we actually were. We held the rehearsal without her, but she did eventually show up. She also talked me through what do over the phone. We probably should have been more careful that she knew where to go, but she also could have talked to us if she wasn't sure. She also disappeared right after the ceremony, without getting our signatures on the marriage license. Then she sent it in. Fortunately, she got our witnesses, because Santa Barbara sent back our license about a month later to get our signatures (and one of our witnesses lives out of state).
She prepares a copy of your ceremony afterward for you to keep. It has all of the things that she wrote just for you, which for us included her speech about us as well as a parents tribute. This is a really nice touch. I thought she was just going to send it to us, but we had to email her about it.
All in all, I thought Miriam was a really sweet woman who put together a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. There were a couple of little things that could have gone better, but we probably should have communicated better. We booked her really late, and she was just great about everything.
Miriam is a very special person. This is her calling and she is very passionate about it. She has a wonderful understanding of the human spirit. She can take any circumstance and manage to remind you that there is a reason for it. In the midst of unusual circumstances she gave my husband and I the most beautiful and amazing ceremony that was exactly who we are to each other.
Does beautiful, heartfelt ceremonies ~ such a delightful person!
Greetings all brides and grooms! This is James Johnson of Events Unlimited in Santa Barbara. I have had the pleasure of working with Merium Lindbeck for well over 15 years. She has been preformed over 30 ceremonies for our clients and has always been the pillar of good taste mixed with heart felt spirituality that we find so important when recommending someone to help our valued clients create and write their sacred wedding ceremony wows-- it really is all about the ceremony, and Merium understands the importance of aspect of the wedding experience.
Fabulous Wedding Vendor!!
WHAT CAN I SAY? IT IS ALWAYS A DELIGHT TO WORK WITH MIRIAM. EVERY WEDDING CEREMONY SHE PERFORMS, IS UNIQUE TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM. SHE GOES THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE SURE THAT THIER WEDDING IS TRUE TO THEM. SHE WORKS FROM HER HEART AND GIVES NOTHING LESS THE BEST OF HERSELF.
Rev. Lindbeck is personal, friendly, and has a warm smile. She is a true people person and an amazing minister. We've even seen her inside one of the Action Photo Booths!
Miriam is an incredibly compassionate officiant who sincerely deeply cares about every wedding she does. As a planner, I love to work with people who put their heart into every "job" and that's exactly what she does. She is always positive, always helpful and will always be there for you as your officiant.
Miriam's personalization and eloquence in her execution as a wedding officiate create for such a memorable wedding for guests as well as the bride and groom. She takes the time to get to know the 'personalities' of the subjects and officiates a truly encapsulating ceremony.
She commits her time up to four meetings to get to know you, love you and see who you truly are as an individual and who you are for each other as a couple. She talks with you about your families, your dreams and your future. Her sensitivity and responsibility strike a trustworthy balance you can rely on completely.
She provides a wedding packet containing information and ideas you need to get started. In concert with your ideas, she creates your ceremony as your personal celebration to make it an extraordinary experience for you, your family and your friends.
She offers a non-obligatory interview to see if the three of you would work well together.
To learn more about her, you may visit her website at www.weddingsantabarbara.com. She is also commented about on the Santa Barbara Wedding Guide. She has countless references from her brides who have come from all over the world and the professionals she works with in making your day seamless and beautiful beyond your expectations.
This work is her life's purpose and her passion is to leave the light of eternal love in your marriage.