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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!
Victoria Brown · Married on 09/28/2019
Nanette was wonderful to work with and we would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant! She put together an amazing ceremony for us. We literally got so many compliments on our ceremony - everyone was so touched. She also helped make the process so simple and easy. We didn't have to worry about anything for the ceremony, which was such a relief!Sent on 10/22/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Victoria, thank you so much - it was my pleasure to share in your beautiful and joyous day, as your Celebrant & Officiant!
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.
Larissa · Married on 08/10/2019
Professional & understanding
Very accommodating and professional.Sent on 02/13/2019
Andrea · Married on 07/20/2019
We are so thankful that we got in contact with Nanette! She officiated our ceremony at The South Bluffs in Elings Park a few weeks ago and it was absolutely perfect; everything we had envisioned for it! We felt that she really took the time to understand how we wanted our ceremony to flow from start to finish. We did not want it to be too religiously focused, but instead focus on our love and commitment to one another as we moved into this next stage of our lives and our relationship. The ceremony and quotes/passages chosen were beautiful and we felt really spoke to us as a couple!Sent on 08/06/2019
We loved writing our own vows and appreciated Nanette’s guidance on this. To us this was the most meaningful and unique part of our ceremony and it will be a moment that we will never forget.
We would absolutely recommend Ceremonies by Nanette to any couple in the Santa Barbara area. Nanette truly embodies the meaning of love and we were so happy to have her be a part of our special day!
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Andrea, thank you so much! What a beautiful day it was and that view...glorious! It was my pleasure to be a part of your special day.
Brittany · Married on 07/13/2019
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Nanette to officiate our wedding. We chose the personalized ceremony package. Nanette provided the perfectly phrased questions about our relationship so that, with our answers, she would be able to personify our love and articulate our connection. She then worked with us on making sure we were aligned in the draft she had written for our ceremony, and of course, because she is so talented, the most minimal of effort was required in finalizing what she had created for our day.Sent on 07/30/2019
I started to choke up and became emotional walking down the aisle but once I reached the altar Nanette provided such a calm and reassuring presence was able to whisper just the right words I needed to get through the ceremony in the right mindset and take in every word that was going to be said.
She truly captured the essence of our love for one another within our ceremony and we are forever indebted to her for making the most important part of our wedding day so perfect.
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Brittany, thank you so very much! It was a pleasure and joy to meet you both and share your special day.
Melissa Axell · Married on 07/12/2019
Nanette is amazing! She is so personable, and passionate about creating her ceremony to match the couple's personalities, and convey their love story. She is so helpful with writing vows, and giving support all along the way. During the big day, she had a presence and way of being that calms and holds the ceremony is such a supportive and natural way. Her authenticity, passion, and love for what she does officiating weddings shines through the whole process. We feel so lucky to have had her on our big day.Sent on 07/21/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Melissa, Thank you! It was my joy and honor and I loved every minute of it. Your vows to each other were amazing. :)
Hanna Mitchell · Married on 06/29/2019
AMAZING! Highly recommend
Nanette was incredible. She was kind, thoughtful, responsive, and collaborative through out our process of creating the perfect ceremony for both us. The ceremony was PERFECT. It was everything we wanted and more. She helped us stay calm and present during such an important part of our wedding day. Nanette created a warm and welcoming experience for us and our guests. We were overwhelmed with compliments by our guests on how amazing our officiant was. Hiring Nanette was one of the best decisions we made through out the wedding planning process. We highly recommend her!Sent on 07/01/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Hanna, thank you so very much! I had so much fun with you and Jonathan - your joy and love was a gift to us all. It was a pleasure working with you. :)
Laura Kovacs · Married on 06/22/2019
Best Ceremony Ever Witnessed
Nanette created an incredible ceremony so personal and beautiful that our guests couldn't stop raving about it at the reception. Our pre-wedding meetings with her were not only productive and easygoing, but they also made us connect even deeper as a couple as we discussed the meaning behind the ceremony words. Nanette truly understands what weddings are about and how to make couples and guests alike feel connected to the love in the air.Sent on 08/15/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Laura, thank you so much for your words. It was a pleasure to work with you and Kyle in creating your beautiful ceremony and I love the joy and love you both bring to each other.
Ross Kimm · Married on 06/01/2019
A present, kind, and genuine officiant
We spoke to Nanette over the phone to discuss our elopement at the Biltmore in Santa Barbara. She took the time to get to know us and was unbelievably kind. She truly made a positive impact on our private ceremony. Her script was beautiful and reflected us as a couple. Life can be very charming sometimes. Thanks, Nanette! We hope our paths cross again soon. - Ross and RobbieSent on 06/01/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Ross and Robbie, you made my day! Meeting and officiating your elopement was a total joy! Thank you.
Laura · Married on 05/02/2019
Nanette is a very passionate, loving individual. You can really tell that she loves what she does and takes pride in her work. She wrote our love story for our wedding and it was thoughtful and simply beautiful. Any time you need support writing your vows or working on your questions she is there either by phone or e-mail. Even when I was really nervous the day of she offered to come out to practice the ceremony with us both. My mother-in-law wanted to add an Ukrainian wedding tradition and Nanette added it into our ceremony with no problem. And her pronunciation of some of the Ukrainian words were spot on! I couldn't have asked for a better officiant to be with my husband and I on our extremely special day.Sent on 06/10/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:I'm so happy to receive your kind words, Laura. Love the photo! Thanks so much for giving me the honor.
L. L. · Married on 03/30/2019
Warm, special, unique presence
We are so grateful to Nanette for being our wedding officiant. She made the entire experience feel so meaningful and yet so effortless. Her presence, both in-person and over phone/email, was immediately warm and calm -- and the more we got to know each other during the process of crafting our ceremony, the more we felt truly lucky to have her unique guidance. She was incredibly respectful and encouraging of our ideas for the ceremony and vows, and provided us with wonderful options for how best to include my daughter in our ceremony in a way that would be the most comfortable for her and all of us. We received many compliments afterwards from family/friends about how special our ceremony was, and how it felt "just right" for us. We will never forget our tearful thank you hug with Nanette after the ceremony was over -- we were not the only ones tearing up! It was so clear that Nanette cares deeply about her couples and felt a real connection to us, and she approaches her work with profound respect and importance. Thank you, Nanette!Sent on 06/16/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Thank you! It was a pleasure to get to know you both. Being your Officiant was a joy and my honor and I wish for you a lifetime of love.
Olivia · Married on 01/26/2019
A Beautiful and Personal Ceremony
Nanette did an amazing job writing and officiating our wedding ceremony. We knew we were not going to have a religious wedding ceremony but wanted to have a personalized and meaningful event. She even helped us work in some Jewish traditions and secular prayers that spoke to our individual backgrounds.Sent on 02/14/2019
Nanette did an amazing job getting to know us as a couple leading up to the wedding. She really "got" us and it showed in her work. We spoke on the phone, email and met for coffee leading up to the wedding. She provided us with the ceremony script a month before the wedding. This made us feel calm and confident that the day would go off without a hitch.
We highly recommend using Nanette for your wedding ceremony.
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Olivia, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure getting to know you and working together to create your wedding ceremony. You and Griffin brought the love and I'm so happy to have been a part of your beautiful day.
Laura · Married on 11/03/2018
What a great experience!
Wow! We absolutely love Nanette -- she is so amazing at what she does and she's an amazing person as well. From the start we knew we made the right choice working with Nanette as we immediately felt a warm and comforting connection to her. She took a lot of time to deeply understand us as individuals as well as a couple. She also had us do several activities which helped us think, reflect, and strengthen our own understandings of ourselves and our relationship. This was not something we initially had even considered for our marriage, but after going through it we are so glad we did it! Nanette's process was invaluable and she was so fun and comforting all along the way. She has such a warm and inviting way about her, it really was a joy to engage with her. She did a ton of work to deeply understand us, provide guidance, and ultimately she worked it all perfectly into our ceremony script. And it was at the ceremony that you could fully see the depth of her expertise. She did such an amazing job officiating the wedding and telling our stories! The whole family was blown away by how well she did and how personalized the ceremony was to not just ourselves but also to our guests. We got so many comments after on just how well she did. We were simply blown away by the overall experience, and cannot recommend Nanette highly enough! She's amazing, full stop. And we look forward to continuing our relationship with her in the future as another source of inspiration and guidance.Sent on 02/18/2019
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Laura, thank you so much for your review! We three were a wonderful fit and I'm so happy to have been a part of your process and beautiful day!
John Skovmand · Married on 11/01/2018
Nanette Made Our Day
Nanette made our elopement ceremony so special! Her honest and heartfelt approach made us feel so comfortable. Even though we did not have our family or friends with us, she made us feel very loved and celebrated in our union. She is a caring and loving person that truly enjoys rejoicing in others happiness. We just loved having Nanette be our wedding officiant. Nanette also willingly accommodated our change of venue from Santa Barbara to Ventura, which we really appreciated.Sent on 12/15/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Thank you so very much, John. Your love is an inspiration and I am honored to have been a part of your beautiful day!
Joshua Druia · Married on 10/13/2018
Exactly what we wanted
In your mind, you have an idea of what you want your wedding ceremony to be like. But it can be hard to convey those feelings to someone who has to actually make them happen. When we started working with Nanette, we could tell that this was the right path. She has a very good process of getting to know everything about each individual, as well as our relationship together. After 3 rounds of detailed questionnaires (via email because we both travel a lot, so bonus points for flexibility there!), we met to go over everything. It was an easy process, Nanette did a beautiful job with her writings, and also gave us great confidence in the entire ceremony ahead. She helped keep my wife calm, and was absolutely perfect when the time came to have the ceremony. I can honestly say we would change nothing about that moment. It felt personal, fun, special, and full of wisdom/inspiration. Thank you Nanette!Sent on 11/13/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Joshua, thank you so much. I will always remember the experience and loved being a part of the process and your beautiful and special day!
Evelyn · Married on 09/15/2018
Nanette was recommended by our wedding planner Tyler Speier... I am SO beyond happy we agreed! Nanette truly gave us a beautiful and memorable ceremony. She really got to know us and made it so personal and truly touching with all the details we shared with her. Thank you Nanette for marrying us!Sent on 09/19/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Love the photo, Evelyn and was my total pleasure. Loved every minute of working with you and celebrating your love!
Helen · Married on 09/09/2018
Nanette was our wedding officiant for our Santa Barbara wedding and she was incredible to work with. She is responsive with communication and after meeting to get to know each other, she wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. The ceremony and vows were personalized and included details about our relationship - which made the ceremony really special for us. We would definitely recommend Nanette for your wedding officiant needs! She is professional, warm, and sincere. We were so happy she was a part of our special day.Sent on 10/01/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Helen, thank you for your kind words. It was my pleasure to share the process and your special day with you and Godwin!
Christienne · Married on 09/08/2018
We are SO happy we choose Nanette to be our officiant! She really made our ceremony so personal and beautiful. Our wedding day went by so fast and many things were a blur, but the one thing we do fully remember is the ceremony and how special it was. We couldn't have found a better person to be a part of our day. Nanette has such a calming energy, we felt at peace during the whole process and really connected with her. We went with the full package (a fully personalized ceremony and two pre-marital coaching sessions), and it was beyond worth it! Nanette crafted the most beautiful ceremony we've ever heard and it was just for us, which made it even more special. She was lovely to work with with through the entire experience; from pre-marital coaching, rehearsal and wedding day. I would HIGHLY recommend Nanette to anyone looking for a really special experience. We could not be happier with how things turned out! Thank you Nanette for everything! You truly made our day so memorable :)Sent on 09/28/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Christienne, thank you so much for your beautiful words. It was my honor to get to know you both and share in your special day. Thank you.
Mary Kim · Married on 08/18/2018
Nanette was incredible to work with. She crafted a beautiful and fitting ceremony that captured us as a couple and resonated deeply with our guests. She masterfully guided us through the process of writing our own vows for each other. We uncovered much about ourselves as we worked with her to realize our unique ceremony and cherish very much the journey and the outcome. Her presence on our wedding day was one of ease, sincerity and joy; she found her words effortlessly and was a source of support for us both. Our parents and guests have all reached out to ask more about Nanette, expressing how moved and impressed they were with the ceremony. We are so grateful, thank you, Nanette !!Sent on 08/25/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Mary Kim, thank you for your generous words! I loved every bit of it.
Mark · Married on 07/15/2018
Nanette was fantastic! She made planning our wedding ceremony easy, was very available for communication as we planned our wedding from across the country, and made us very comfortable throughout the process. Our actual ceremony was beautifully done and with so many moving parts on the wedding day, we did not worry at all about the ceremony. Nanette is calm, experienced, organized, and warm. We could not recommend her highly enough!Sent on 08/05/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Thank you, Mark, for your generous words. It was all my pleasure!
Rochelle · Married on 07/14/2018
Nanette was great from the very beginning. Although we were long distance, she reached out to us over the phone to get to know us from an early point which we thought was awesome. She has a warm personality and is super easy to get along with. She is very organized, professional, and punctual as she was at our rehearsal before everyone in the wedding party arrived. Our rehearsal went smooth because of her coordination - she's a true professional and it's easy to tell that she's done this many times before. Our wedding coordinator even made a comment of how experienced she seemed. She performed a BEAUTIFUL ceremony for us and created a beautiful ceremony program - she gave us many options which we liked because it showed she was open and respectful. She also is extremely calming...definitely talented in her profession. If you're considering using Nanette for your special day, think no more, she won't let you down,Sent on 08/26/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Thank you, Rochelle! I loved every minute of working with you and Casey!
Nicole · Married on 06/02/2018
Nanette was amazing! She did a beautiful job writing our ceremony, and we couldn't be happier! She asked us questions to make sure the whole thing was personalized for us, and we got to review what she wrote for the ceremony in advance, which I really liked. I'd highly recommend Nanette to anyone.Sent on 09/16/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Nicole, thank you for your wonderful words and I love the photos! It was a pleasure to share your special day.
Jordan · Married on 04/28/2018
Nanette was an absolute DREAM. She offers 3 different styles of ceremony (with so MUCH flexibility within each), and I highly recommend her 3rd option, the most personal one. Her process of creating a personalized ceremony is such a wonderful experience to have before the wedding. She did all the heavy lifting by writing and creating the ceremony, but at the same time, made sure we felt like feel like we had a voice, and were involved in the process. She also made us both feel so taken care of, and relieved some nervousness about “public” speaking and allowing ourselves to be “publicly” vulnerable and open. She made something that could have been stressful and challenging feel really good. I would give Nanette 11 out of 10 if I could!Sent on 05/15/2018
Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:Jordan, thank you so much. It was my joy!