About Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace

Creative Weddings for Inspired Couples

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.

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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. 

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Regions serviced: New York City

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Coming from Australia to NYC for our wedding was made easy with Barbara - we could not have ask for a better day. We highly recommend Barbara and can't rate her high enough. Barbara was an excellent Celebrant - she is a fantastic communicator and organiser. Best of all, she's a very nice person.

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It was truly a pleasure working on our ceremony with Barbara! She is a very talented story teller and we received many compliments from our guests on her delivery and on our vows, which were tailor made for us. Neither my husband or I are religious and we were not sure how to create a ceremony and vows that would be meaningful, personal, and interesting to others. Barbara walked us through her process of telling our story and creating the ceremony we wanted. We are also not very sentimental and are a bit more reserved. Barbara understood our style and never had us do anything that felt unnatural to us. She had good recommendation to make things more unique and personal that helped us create our ceremony. We highly recommend working with Barbara to share your love story!

Profile Picture Jill, 9/23/17, 4 Reviews
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Services Used: Customized Vows, Licensed, Non-religious

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$1500
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$650

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

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!

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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