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Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace

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$1,500 Typical Price

About

$1,500 Typical Price

Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace, is an Ordained Interfaith Minister and wedding officiant in New York City. She creates personalized weddings that suit your style, whether you're looking to express your love elegantly, playfully or in the simplest of ways. Barbara Ann Michaels believes that weddings should be an artistic representation of the love you share together because your relationship and marriage are among the most profound and powerful creative collaborations of your lives. Michaels will design your wedding ceremony with you - side by side - in any artful style you'd like.

Services Offered
As a non-denominational Interfaith Minister, Barbara Ann Michaels welcomes all religions, faiths, and secular traditions in her ceremonies. Michaels embraces marriage equality, and feels honored and joyful to marry same-sex couples. She starts with an interview of the couple together, either live in person, by questionnaire, or both, to gather information about your beliefs, wishes, and ideas for your ceremony. From there she writes a custom ceremony that mirrors the special love and commitment you share. You either edit together with her, or she edits for you, to your desire. Michaels offers several wedding packages, from fully-customized ceremonies to pre-written ceremonies and simple elopements - all of which are personalized to you in some way... because your wedding day is truly all about you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,500

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$650

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.
30-60 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Estefania Married on 05/25/2019
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    Perfect Ceremony!

    Barbara was amazing! She made our small ceremony exactly what we wanted!
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    Best Choice for an Officiant

    Our experience with Barbara was better than we even had hoped. It was as if we had known her for years. She was a friend (even though we had only really just met). She prepared for the ceremony and created something that was personal, unique and truly special. I highly recommend her; you will not be disappointed.
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    Molly Married on 04/13/2019
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    A truly perfect ceremony!

    Our ceremony was everything we'd hoped and much, much more, all thanks to Barbara.

    She brought tremendous kindness and humor to telling our story, and every part of working with her—from our very first chats through the wedding day—was a pleasure. Guest after guest sang her praises and asked us how long we'd known her, or even how we were related!

    i can’t recommend Barbara highly enough.

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Kathi Littwin Photography Kathi Littwin Photography Wedding Photographers

Barbara Ann has a warm and loving personality. She creates personalized ceremonies and is a wonderful addition to your wedding day.

Chadwick Photography Chadwick Photography Wedding Photographers

Barbara Ann is one of the most fantastic ceremony leaders I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I recommend her on my web site and to all of the couple who meet with me. Her obvious love for Love is infectious and is conveyed with warmth, elegance, and eloquence. Her energy and creativity is something every couple should be blessed enough to experience, and I hope to photograph weddings in which she is participating, for many years to come!

Rev. Annie NYC - Wedding Officiant Rev. Annie NYC - Wedding Officiant Wedding Officiants

It's such a pleasure to confidently refer engaged couples to Barbara! She brings warmth, personality, humor, and respect to her custom ceremonies--she is truly called to honor YOU, your love story, and your wedding dreams. She is flexible, creative, confident, and here to serve you. Whether your ceremony is traditional or in full costume, you can count on her to make your wedding dreams come true!

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