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!"
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.
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.
89 Reviews for Barbara Boyd Ceremonies
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Jennah Baker · Getting married on 05/02/2022
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.Sent on 05/04/2020
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!!
Heather Soto · Married on 10/27/2020
Barbara was absolutely perfect In every way. She was well prepared with options for the perfect ceremony that fit to our personality and beliefs. She was so helpful in ensuring the ceremony ran smoothly. And was so nice and professional. We would definitely recommend her to anyone we know.Sent on 11/09/2020
Barbara Boyd Ceremonies's reply:Heather, Thank you for your warm-hearted review. I'm so happy you and your husband were pleased with my services. Meeting you on your rehearsal day and having a run-through of the walk-in and ceremony, which made your wedding day flow with ease and grace, was perfect! You both looked radiant as you walked along the sand, leading up to those two precious words, "I Do!" May your marriage be filled with deep gratitude and kindness, laughter and joy filled days.
Lisa · Married on 10/04/2020
Best wedding ceremony ever!
Barbara was so great, and easy to work with. She provided us with options for our vows, and we were able to refine them through a series of emails. Even though we had never physically met her prior to our wedding day (due to Covid), we both felt very comfortable with her, like we had known her for a long time. We highly recommend!Sent on 11/10/2020
Barbara Boyd Ceremonies's reply:Lisa, Thank you for your sweet review. Together, we created a wedding ceremony of your dreams. Overlooking the expansive Pacific Ocean, surrounded by your loving family and friends will truly be a day to remember. May your marriage be filled with kindness and compassion, laughter and joy filled days. All the Best.
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!
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!
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!