Barbra of I Do Santa Barbara is a renowned wedding officiant in Santa Barbara, California, who crafts a personally written ceremony for each couple. As an officiant for over a decade, Barbra's greatest goal is to help you create a heartfelt wedding ceremony that truly captures the special love between you and your beloved. As a relaxed and very experienced "no-drama officiant" she is known to really take care of you from concept, through rehearsal and the wedding day itself, so you are able to relax and enjoy your amazing wedding day!
Through Barbra's relaxed way of meeting with you personally, discussing options, planning, and premarital counseling (available/not required), I Do Santa Barbara will create the unique wedding ceremony of your dreams. Barbra prides herself on presiding over a variety of wedding styles, including non-religious, interfaith, same gender weddings and vow renewals. For religious ceremonies, she is happy to work with couples of the following religions and beliefs:
37 Reviews for idosantabarbara
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Amelia · Married on 12/06/2020
The best officiant!
We are SO glad that we chose Barbra to be the officiant for our wedding! We connected right away after I first reached out, and my now-husband and I both felt so comfortable when meeting with her and going over what would go into our ceremony. Our March 2020 wedding was cancelled just a week before due to the first shutdown for COVID-19, but Barbra was so sweet and supportive during the whole postponement process.
As we got a few months away from our rescheduled date in December, we made the tough decision to reschedule a second time to an entire year later, but we knew we still wanted to get married in a small ceremony this year. Hours before another shutdown, we finally got married, and it was the most beautiful ceremony. We didn't have audio set up, and everyone was standing far away for social distancing, but Barbra's words about us still touched everyone! She's going to repeat the ceremony for us at our larger wedding next year, and we're so glad we get to work with her again!Sent on 12/13/2020
Genavieve D. · Married on 02/12/2020
10+ Stars to Barbra
From the first call to the day of the ceremony Barbra was so wonderful to work with! We wanted something relaxed and unplanned for our elopement ceremony. I was worried about not knowing all the details and Barbra was so caring and easy going about letting the day unfold perfectly for us. I could not have asked for a better day and Barbra was a huge part of making it so PERFECT! I will be forever thankful to her for the light, loving, thoughtful energy she brought to our wedding day.Sent on 01/06/2020
idosantabarbara's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! It was entirely my privilege and honour and I wish you many years of laughter and love!
Sarah · Married on 07/27/2019
Wonderful Officiant with a Personal and Touching Ceremony
We absolutely loved our experience with Barbra from our initial phone call to our counseling sessions and to our ceremony on the day of. It was such a great value and experience to do pre-marital counseling with her along the way. For one thing, the sessions are a nice quiet pause along what ends up being a very hectic and busy planning period and second it gave us a chance to get to know Barbra better and for her to get to know us. By the time our ceremony came around it didn't feel like a stranger was marrying us, but an old friend who knew so much about us and how we got to that day. She organized the ceremony so well and also incorporated some Filipino traditions into it for us. We would recommend Barbra whole-heartedly and also suggest going to counseling with her before!Sent on 09/27/2019
idosantabarbara's reply:Thank you so much For taking the time to write this that means the world to me! It was my honor to be a part of such an amazing wedding! Love to you both
Barbara loves what she does - shes a natural and a great pleasure.
Absolutely! Excellent professional work. A pleasure to work together.
Barbra is a wonderful, compassionate and caring officiant and is a joy to work with. She will add a personal touch to your wedding and will do a beautiful job getting you married!