Rev. Barbara Laughray | A Hallmark Wedding-conducting 5,800 weddings
Warm & personalized wedding officiant. religious and/or non-denominational ceremonies. baby dedications and baptisms. pre-marital and post-marital counseling available. wedding vow renewal. wedding license available.
The reason why so many wedding professionals and couples choose Rev Barbara to conduct their ceremonies, is no mystery: she changes lives. She is a charismatic speaker whose words are filled with love, support and tenderness. She is able to help couples clarify what is really important to them and guide them to the understanding of the wedding ceremony as not just a one time ritual between two people, but a lifetime commitment to themselves, their families and their communities. In short it awakens her clients to the higher purpose of marriage.
WHY A HALLMARK WEDDING? " If you are looking for a left-brain ceremony, I'm probably the wrong officiant for you," states Rev. Barbara. "For me, the wedding ceremony is completely right-brain...it is an art form."Though each ceremony is individually tailored to reflect the values of the bride and groom, a constant theme running through every ceremony is the power of unconditional love. Rev Barbara's ceremonies are organic creations. She doesn't READ from a book, but speaks from the HEART! Always present in the moment, she is able to draw on the emotions, humor and energy all around her to express words that touch people profoundly. What she shares to the bride and groom is extremely personal to them, but also meaningful to all family and friends. They walk away from the ceremony sensing that they received a gift too.
Rev. Barbara started out as a traditional pastor, with her own church, but quickly realized her true calling was nuturing relationships. Now years later and performing over 5,800 weddings she knows she has found her higher purpose. She sees many couples through the years, and for many; baptize/dedicate their children. She has conducted pre & post counseling for many, although not required.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alexi Cartagena · Married on 06/21/2019
Barbara is the absolute best!!
Barbara is one of the most kindest and warmest people we've ever met, and we absolutely loved having her as our Wedding Officiant and Premarital Counselor. Through counseling, we more deeply understood our relationship and what we could look forward to in our marriage and life ahead, and Barbara got to know the two of us to help craft the perfect ceremony. She helped us craft vows that made our family and friends cry (happy tears of course), and she kept the waterworks going with her message to us and those gathered.Sent on 07/13/2019
Sandy · Married on 11/17/2018
Strathern wedding 3/9/19
Barbara was amazing and we truly felt like she was there for us! She is so warm and kind and walked us through this journey. She was on time and performed a wonderful and beautiful ceremony.Sent on 03/30/2019
Molly · Married on 10/20/2018
Barbara was amazing!!!
We live far away (NY) from our wedding venue (CA) so worked with Barbara over the phone. She did a great job explaining the process to us and helping us design a ceremony that felt right for us. Neither my husband nor I are particularly religious and Barbara gave us readings to choose from that were non-denominational. She focuses on you, the couple, rather than dogma. Plus, she even reviewed our vows for us before the big day to make sure they weren't too off base/far apart. She struck a humorous tone with our guests and managed to bring real authenticity and uniqueness. Many people complimented us on the ceremony afterwards!Sent on 02/17/2019