Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace

Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace

New York, NY
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I wish there were more than 5 stars- because Barbara deserves it all. I can't express how wonderful she was- from our first conversation I just knew she was "it." She's the whole package (I sound like I am speaking of a date with my now husband!). While I had high expectations for the ceremony (Barbara gives you confidence and peace of mind throughout the process)- she blew it away. We wanted to her to tell our "love story", and make it "ours." She told it with love, humor, and personality. It was more than I ever anticipated. After the ceremony I can't tell you how many of my guests came up to me to express their similar love for Barbara; my married friends said they wanted to renew their vows, just to have her there, my engaged couples asked for her info for their wedding, and my single friends- said they wanted to find someone just so they can have Barbara there. This is no exaggeration. Our wedding day was pure bliss and perfection; Barbara had a tremendous amount to do with that. I can wait to be a guest at a wedding where she is officiating - so I can experience it from another perspective. I will forever be grateful I found Barbara.

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PO Box 715, Planetarium Station, New York, NY 10024

Celebrate your Love and your Creativity in your Wedding.

Experience the truth and treasure of your love shared in an inspired custom wedding ceremony you help design ~ from elegant to sweet to playful! As we create your unique ceremony together, you'll feel uplifted, relaxed, and honored in love. Your families and friends

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Experience the truth and treasure of your love shared in an inspired custom wedding ceremony you help design ~ from elegant to sweet to playful! As we create your unique ceremony together, you'll feel uplifted, relaxed, and honored in love. Your families and friends will feel united and inspired with you on your wedding day, too. Call me to connect and celebrate!

Your Love is Your Work of Art

The promises you make in your ceremony are the foundation of your marriage ~ your home. I'm your Officiant and your friend in this process. You'll incorporate elements as they feel true to you two: traditions you hold dear, contemporary elements, including perhaps inventing your own, writing your own vows if you wish, roles for family and friends, music, and more. I'm your Jester of the Peace, celebrating your love and creativity at once. Our wedding writing motto is: Have Fun, Be True!

All Love is Welcome

As a non-demonimational Ordained Interfaith Minister, I welcome all spiritual and cultural backgrounds. I fully support Marriage Equality. I perform marriages, commitment ceremonies, and vow renewals in New York and beyond, including destination weddings. I marry couples from all over the world.

Melanie and Damon married on the famous dance studio floor at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with the city backdrop twinkling behind them through floor to ceiling windows...

Desiree and Carolee married in an indoors sports and game center, celebrating their love of games with a kid-friendly wedding. Their love story was a trivia game, with guests winning prizes. Their 3 year old son played a whistle blowing little referee...

Kevin & Anoosh married barefoot on the grass and included their artist friends singing and playing instruments. They also drank wine from a single glass...

Diana and Lacey married in front of Tiffany's jewelers on Fifth Avenue in the early morning. The film Breakfast at Tiffany's was a favorite, and part of their first date. Their ceremony adapted favorite lines. Then, they went to Breakfast...

Miguel and Sarah married in a helicopter, soaring in love with gorgeous views of Manhattan on a sunny day... and Naye and Jay married in a helicopter on a clear night, with amazing twinkling city lights like a sea of stars below them... 

Todd and Shirley renewed their vows for the 20th time in Disco outfits, entertained by Disco Roller Skaters in Central Park. I officiated... as Elvis...

Josh and Liz, photographers who met in a photo studio, snapped two cute and sweet Polaroid pictures of each other during their ceremony just before they took their vows...

Herman and Joel were married by Glinda the Good Witch of the North from the Wizard of Oz, who represented unconditional love to them, as well as the beauty of old Hollywood, which they adore...

Christine and Simon married in their living room, embraced by a small group of family from Ireland and the US, and their young children...

Ian and Sean married in Central Park and shared a spontaneous first dance with a folk band performing nearby. A hundred New Yorkers and tourists sang along, and then danced with them...

Stephanie and Lee, both foodies, fed each other one bite of delicious food they had created for each other in secret, presented to each other in a beautiful box on a beautiful spoon...


And you... what's your wonderful wish?

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PS: I have an Annual Anniversary Party to which all my married couples across the world are invited.  It's in a different season each year. See you there! 




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