Ceremonies by Nanette is a Santa Barbara, California-based wedding officiant who performs wedding ceremonies for all couples, including those with unique cultures and faiths and those in the LGBT community. Her specialty is in writing personalized, modern, and heartfelt wedding ceremonies, including your love story. Her goal is to inspirie you, as well as your friends and family. Nanette has been officiating weddings in the Santa Barbara and Ventura areas for more than 10 years.
Nanette strives to understand her couples in an effort to help her design romantic, intimate wedding ceremonies that express the love between you and your soon to be spouse. To ensure your service is the one you envision, Ceremonies by Nanette works closely with you, giving you opportunities to edit your ceremony long before your special day. She has written and shares with her couples Vow Writing Guidelines, if you are writing personal vows. She is happy to attend and/or coordinate your rehearsal. Nanette will gladly preside over civil unions, elopements, vow renewals, and non-religious or religious, interfaith, and single religion ceremonies. She also provides premarital counseling. Nanette would love to discuss your wedding and the various ceremony styles she offers over a cup of coffee or over the phone.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Jane McNicoll · Getting married on 03/21/2020
Perfect choice for our wedding day!
Nanette was an exceptional officiant from beginning to end. I knew from our first call with her that she was the right officiant for us. She is so experienced, easy to work with, and considerate. She was eager for our feedback to ensure ceremony was exactly the ceremony we had been imagining. With Nanette as our officiant, our wedding day was low stress and absolutely beautiful. We cannot recommend her highly enough!Sent on 04/19/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Jane, thank you so much for your generous words. It was my honor to be your Officiant and meeting you both, was a pleasure!
rachel · Married on 09/01/2019
The most personalized ceremony you will ever experience!
We really couldn't have asked for more with Nanette. Her calm and trusting nature put us at ease when we first met; it felt like we had known each other for years. We took advantage of her optional pre-marital couples' counseling and sessions greatly helped guide us through this stressful time in our lives. They also strengthened the bond between us greatly. My husband and I had many touching moments between the two of us when we answered her questions used for writing our personalized ceremony. We would answer them separately and then read our answers later to each other over a bottle of wine. It reignited our love for each other by reflecting on our past, how far we have come, and what we both wanted for our future together.Sent on 10/14/2019
On our wedding day, I couldn't help but get misty-eyed when I saw Nanette. I felt so fortunate to have such a wonderful woman marrying us on one of the biggest days of our lives. She wrote an amazing personal ceremony for us and it made the day even the day even more special and intimate than we could have ever imagined. We received SO many compliments from our guests about the ceremony; the majority saying they had never seen anything like it. That's exactly what we wanted.
Nanette is very special to us and we will continue to reach out to her for counseling over the coming years. It truly strengthens our love for each other and helps us to be present when life gets busy.
Thank you, Nanette!
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Rachel, thank you so very much. It was a real honor to share your journey and celebrate your love. I look forward to our continued conversation. Many blessings, Nanette
Amanda Nyman · Married on 08/26/2019
Thank you, Nanette!
From the minute we first engaged Nanette, we knew she was the officiant for us. She truly took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple and it was clear that she was genuinely interested in making our ceremony a memorable one, not just for us but also for our family that was present. Additionally, she is such a warm and kind, but still professional, person, making the entire process leading up to and throughout the wedding go very smoothly. We’re so glad we chose her most involved package that included filling out several questionnaires about our relationship and two pre-marital phone sessions with Nanette before our wedding. This process helped us grow closer as a couple and to Nanette so that by the time the ceremony rolled around we felt as if we really knew her and she knew us. We would not hesitate to recommend Nanette and look forward to keeping in touch with her in the years to come!Sent on 09/22/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Amanda, thank you so very much. I will always remember you and B. and the process of getting to know you, working with you to create your ceremony and then of course, standing with you in front of your family to celebrate you and your journey. I look forward to our continued journey together.
Nanette is one of the most heartfelt wedding officiants that you will ever encounter! Her ceremonies are beautiful, eloquent, and so genuine! I am truly honored every single time I get to work with her and I know her clients feel the same! I highly recommend her!!!
Nanette is the perfect addition to a wedding ceremony! Her infectious smile, and wonderful attitude, are sure to provide brides and grooms with the ceremony of their dreams. Not only that, but more importantly, you'll love to hear her speak. I love it when it is obvious that the officiant really cares about the bride and groom.
Stop right here! Nanette is the best around. If you want a ceremony that reflects YOU, and isn't a "fill your name in here" type of ceremony, call her now. We witness ceremonies weekly, and Nanette's is different EVERY TIME. How refreshing!