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Barbara Boyd Ceremonies

Santa Cruz, California View map

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Barbara Boyd Ceremonies is a wedding officiant service in Santa Cruz, California. Barbara Boyd will collaborate with you to create a ceremony that is unique and that speaks to you both. From honoring traditional or spiritual philosophy, to contemporary and personal she will bring warmth and humor to your special day. Barbara's warm personality and lighthearted yet meaningful words will transform your special day into a "Celebration of Love!"

Experience

Barbara Boyd was raised in an interfaith family, and spent much of her life traveling to many parts of the world where she experienced the knowledge and the traditions of other cultures. She earned her degree in Cultural Anthropology from UCSC and then became an ordained interfaith minister. Barbara has served as a non-denominational officiant since 1998, helping couples tie their lives together in meaningful and memorable ceremonies.

Services Offered

Barbara Boyd offers personalized ceremonies for religious, spiritual, interfaith, and secular weddings. She will bring her experience, enthusiasm, order and clarity to all of the chosen rituals and readings that are important to you. Barbara Boyd will also gift you a keepsake copy of your ceremony in a wedding book. The book will have extra blank pages to preserve your wedding day memories on one of the most important days of your loving relationship.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$450

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
Jewish
No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

CA

What languages do you speak?

English
Spanish
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    The BEST Officiant Imaginable!!

    Barbara is the most sensitive, dynamic officiant we would have ever hoped for. She took all of our ideas into consideration, and turned our ceremony into the most loving, unique, beautiful experience ever. We couldn't ask for a truer, more vibrant wedding officiant! If we ever renew our vows, we'll be calling on Barbara again.

    Barbara Boyd Ceremonies's reply:

    Jennah, I'm smiling! Thank you for your beautiful words and heartfelt thoughts. I'll forever remember that "barefoot" ceremony on the balcony overlooking the blue pacific ocean. I wish you two a lifetime and beyond of Joy, Friendship, Passion, all in the name of Love!!
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    Barbara is a GEM. We loved working with her from start to finish. She made us feel like old friends in our consultation, where she gathered information on our love story and what we hoped to have for our ceremony. She involved us in the process of creating the perfect ceremony and then executed this beautiful and thoughtful ceremony. We received so many compliments on having Barbara officiate and many thought she was part of the family. We highly recommend Barbara to be a part of your special day or event.

    Barbara Boyd Ceremonies's reply:

    Dina, Thank you so much for the glowing review. I truly felt part of your family too! Everyone was so elegantly dressed and full of smiles knowing they were there to lovingly witness your and your husbands wedding. I wish you both all the best as you continue to weave your lives together...forever!!
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    Mimi Married on 09/11/2021
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    Amazinggg!

    My husband and I were both apprehensive about having an officiant we didn't know marry us.. however, after one coffee date with Barbara - we walked away feeling confident and excited about her being a part of our ceremony!

    We had some ideas of what we wanted our ceremony to look like but couldn't really envision it. Barbara listened to our vision and effortlessly incorporated them into our ceremony. It truly was a magical experience. Thank you so much Barbara!

    Barbara Boyd Ceremonies's reply:

    Mimi, Thank you so much for your beautifully written words. I felt every word of gratitude that you carefully crafted into a heartfelt thanks. It will truly be a day to remember for all of us. Standing on that windswept coastal bluff with the expansive view of the ocean, will forever be lovingly engraved into our hearts. I'm so happy we had the chance to work together. I wish you both the best in your journey as husband and wife!
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

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Duke and Pearl Weddings Duke and Pearl Weddings Wedding Planners

I cannot say enough about Barbara's warmth and true interest and connection she has with every person she meets. The wedding ceremonies that she creates with each couple are beautiful, creative, meaningful and so very lovely!

Music Now DJs Music Now DJs Wedding DJs

We have worked with Barbara Boyd for many years. It's very comforting to know when we will be doing a wedding together. She's very professional and personable. Love Barbara Boyd!

Expressive Photographics Expressive Photographics Wedding Photographers

Barbara is a true Master of Ceremonies. Very experienced, professional and articulate, bringing a heartfelt presence to every wedding. I recommend her as a top-tier choice, for nuptials and special ceremonies!

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P.O.Box 7830 Santa Cruz, California, 95061
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