As a Jewish & Interfaith wedding officiant in South Florida, Cantor Ballard creates a warm, meaningful and personalized experience for couples on their special day. Cantor Debbi understands firsthand the challenge of incorporating 2 faith or cultural backgrounds into a wedding ceremony and works closely with her couples to include beautiul, timeless rituals with modern, inclusive descriptions. With her welcoming and warm personality, she will help couples and guests feel comfortable as she makes your ceremony as wonderful as it is meant to be.
Jewish & Interfaith Weddings by Cantor Debbi Ballard is licensed to officiate interfaith, non-religious, and single religious weddings and vow renewals in California, the District of Columbia, Florida, and New York. She offers to counsel couples to ensure they have a lasting marriage and will also create customized vows for ceremonies that last an average of 30 minutes or less. This bilingual cantor is happy to officiate weddings for the following religions:
Recommended by 99% of couples
Brian · Married on 11/03/2012
On November 3, 2012 I got married in St. Augustine Florida. My wife is Catholic and I am Jewish. We had an interfaith wedding that took place inside a Catholic Church. We had two officiates one of which was Cantor Debbi Ballard and the other was a priest. I would highly recommend Cantor Debbi Ballard. Not only does she go above and beyond but she is very knowledgeable, has a great personality, is always available to make time for you during the planning process, preforms a beautiful ceremony and is very punctual. Debbi showed up early to both the rehearsal and wedding. She was always available to talk and get advice from. She makes you feel very comfortable. I cannot say enough good things about Cantor Debbi Ballard. If you having an interfaith wedding Debbi Ballard is who you want!
Thanks for everything Debbi
Love, Brian & Michelle Erickson
Toby · Married on 03/11/2018
Cantor Debbi was an absolute pleasure to work with!! She was very attentive and helpful throughout the entire process and truly made our wedding extra special! She formed a bond with both me and my husband and I know we will continue to stay in touch! Both of our families also loved her and felt very connected and included (both the Jewish side and the non-Jewish side)!
N B S · Married on 10/28/2017
Cantor Debbie - 5 Stars - She Officiated Both of My Daughters' Weddings (and they're still married!)
Debbie got to know the couple and was also happy to meet with their parents. She encouraged incorporating everyone's values into the ceremony, and went above and beyond to not offend anyone by going "too far" or "not enough" (both were "mixed" marriages regarding religion). She incorporated as much "Jewish Traditions" as was requested. She met separately with the couple and then again with the couple and their parents. She was timely at the meetings and at the ceremonies as well, and always had a smile on her face. The ceremony felt like she has known our families and the couple for years.
SUGGESTIONS - Ask her not to wear her black "talit" as it didn't look pretty against the white wedding dress. Also let her know if you want her to sign and play guitar.
FYI - I really don't recall how much her fee was, but let's just say we used her twice and my niece is using her next month for her wedding.
What a great celebrant! Sparkling personality, full of life. She does a fantastic job.
Debbie is a pleasure to work with. She makes every event special in its own way and always has a huge smile on.
Cantor Debbie Ballard brings an abundance of happiness, love, and joy to all her ceremonies. I highly recommend her for your special day. You will have a beautiful ceremony.