Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace

Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace

New York, NY
646.648.0128   Visit Website   Email Vendor
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Barbara is amazing at what she does and we cannot recommend her highly enough. From the moment we first made contact with Barbara we felt a sense of empathy, commitment and understanding. And from there on in, her professionalism, sensitivity, humor, grace and style never faltered. It was a great pleasure working with Barbara on our ceremony. It was a collaborative process but skillfully guided by her - always supportive, always ready to offer a suggestion, always ready to be sensitive and funny when required. Our wedding ceremony was incredibly special and pretty much all of the credit goes to Barbara for this. We opted for quite a lengthy ceremony, but many of our guests said they would have liked it to go on longer...their reason....Barbara Ann. In fact a couple of guests have asked us to do it all over again...just so they can enjoy Barbara once more! Our guests were universally full of praise for our celebrant. It's hard to find the exact words that summarize the mood and feeling Barbara created at our wedding but that is all part of her magic and charm. There is no method or theory you could study to do what Barbara just flows from here in a natural and wonderful way.

So if you are reading this and wondering whether Barbara is right for your wedding....don't wonder or hesitate. Barbara will be right for you - she just is wedding perfection.
We can't thank her enough for her amazing contribution to our special day, but we certainly know she helped make the day as special as it was.

So we fully endorse Barbara as a celebrant you will be one hundred per cent happy with. She is a woman who is full of integrity and humanity and whom it has been our absolute pleasure to get to know.

Go Jester Of The Peace! - we are full of gratitude to you and marvel at what you do and the fact you do it so well.

Thank you

Howie and David Xx

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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! Choose a Personalized wedding, an ... read more

Experience the truth and treasure of your love shared in an inspired custom wedding ceremony you help design ~ from elegant to sweet to playful! Choose a Personalized wedding, an Adventure setting or even a Costume ceremony for your ceremony or vow renewal. As we create your unique ceremony, you'll feel uplifted, relaxed, and in love together. 

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...

Cornelious and Alexis married on the Four Weddings reality TV show on The Learning Channel. Their sweet and chic ceremony stole the hearts of viewers nationwide, and their family and friends right there...

Josh and Liz, photographers who met in a photo studio, snapped two cute and sweet Polariod 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</em> 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 spontaeous 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?

Enjoy my website at Call me to celebrate your love story at 646-648-0128. Or email me at


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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Categories: Officiant
Event Types: Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Sweet 16s
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