Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant is a wedding officiant based in Alexandria, Virginia. She will create a celebration that communicates the love of you and your partner. As a Certified Wedding Celebrant, she can ordain weddings in Virginia and Maryland. Past couples who have been wedded by Barbara Watts praise her guidance, responsiveness and personalized ceremony. She respects all religions and is able to accommodate any ceremony to fit the needs of each couple and their beliefs.
Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant offers licensed services along with customized vows. Barbara can officiate the following types of ceremonies:
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51 Reviews for Barbara Watts, Certified Celebrant
Recommended by 100% of couples
John Boatman · Married on 06/29/2019
So personal. So perfect.
If you have a chance to hire Barbara Watts as the celebrant for your wedding you should do so without hesitation. Barbara transformed our wedding day into something extraordinary -- a day even more full of warmth, love, joy and laughter than it was already.Sent on 08/19/2019
It's hard to describe how effortless she makes it all look. We met at a coffee shop, hit it off immediately and hired her on the spot. She asked each of us to fill out a pretty lengthy questionnaire ('how did you meet', 'what do you love about your spouse-to-be', etc.) and submit it to her directly without sharing the details with each other. It seemed like a bit of a chore -- until we started writing, and then the words just flowed.
Barbara took this volume of information and through successive collaborative edits and markups, forged it into a written narrative that both of us loved. (She is also extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the more mundane mechanics of wedding licenses, etc.)
But the real magic happened when Barbara stood before all our family and friends at our wedding. In her words that day, she didn't just bring our romance to life -- she brought the room to tears (and laughter) and had the same effect on us. We honestly were bowled over. I've never seen anyone take a story written by other people and so wonderfully retell it in her own calm, clear voice. It was simply beautiful. And funny. And perfectly us.
Many of our guests remarked on what an amazing ceremony it was. But the best compliment came several weeks later when a friend, reminiscing about our wedding day, said: "Oh, that ceremony felt so personal, I figured she (Barbara) had known you both for years, and that you had asked a close family friend to be your celebrant."
You would be very lucky indeed to have Barbara Watts as your family friend and celebrant.
Veronica · Married on 11/03/2018
Very sweet to work with
Barbara was amazing to work with. She was so kind. She created a ceremony so specific to us and told our story perfectly. She was very responsive and professional.Sent on 05/08/2019
Erin · Married on 10/07/2017
Barbara was just wonderful to work with, and we were extremely pleased with our ceremony. Barbara was open to all ideas and offered wonderful guidance on creating our own ceremony, tailor made to fit everything we wanted, especially including our 4yr old son. Barbara was responsive and easy to work with throughout the process. During the ceremony she took her time, and even when my poor husband almost completely passed out (!) she kept everything going very smoothly. Even with that "dramatic event", it seemed like our ceremony was hardly disrupted, and for this we truly appreciate her, and our ceremony has become unforgettable!Sent on 11/15/2017
Barbara is by far one of my favorite celebrant's. She has a very warm and friendly personality and will always make the bride & groom feel very comfortable. She is very professional and skilled at our craft. I am sure anyone that works with Barbara will be very happy with her amazing services.
Barbara is a fabulous officiant. She has a warm and confident personality that is truly desirable in an officiant. Her calm and professional manner are reassuring on a hectic wedding day.