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    Shirley · Married on 07/29/2017

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    You would be cheating yourself if you don't hire Nanette. EVERYONE at our wedding raves about how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Nanette personalized our love story so well and the way she delivered everything was so perfect! There is no doubt she was born to do this. She brings a warmth and a sense of peace and tranquility, which only added to the magic of our wedding day. Nanette, thank you for being a part of our special day; we loved how professional, responsive, and lovely you were throughout the entire process.

    Sent on 09/03/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Thank you, Shirley! I loved sharing your special day!
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    Carlee · Married on 07/22/2017

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    If Wedding Wire offered 6 star reviews, Nanette would be that!

    We can't even begin to thank her for what a wonderful job she did writing our ceremony, and walking us through the process of "all things ceremony".

    From our first meeting, I knew that she was full of light and love, and it radiated through her vibrantly. It was an obvious choice for us after one coffee.

    Nanette wrote us a beautiful, personalized, positively gorgeous ceremony that was unique, had wonderful flow, and full of relevant stories, quotes, and personal affects. Usually the ceremony is not the part of the wedding that people remember or rave about, but our guests could not stop asking me where I found Nanette and how amazing the ceremony was. Plenty of tears in that audience!

    As far as the pre-wedding planning went, she was quick to respond to emails (something I found was priceless in the wedding planning process), made things simple and easy, with kind nudges and reminders. She stuck to deadlines, was always available if we had questions.

    She also handled our post-wedding clerical work, and promptly mailed our marriage license the day after we were married.

    Without a doubt, I would recommend her services 1000 times over and I know you will not be disappointed if you choose Nanette to be your wedding officiant. THANK YOU NANETTE! We will never forget this!

    Sent on 08/12/2017
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    Xochitl · Married on 07/07/2017

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    Nanette is GREAT! She was available anytime we had a question. She made us feel important and was so supportive throughout our entire marriage journey. Her vows for our ceremony were genuine and BEAUTIFUL! Thank you Nanette for doing an amazing job as our officiant! We wouldn't have had it any other way!!!

    Sent on 07/18/2017
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    john · Married on 07/03/2017

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    Nanette was absolutely fabulous in every regard. We (my new wife & myself) can be very tough critics but there are not enough nice words in our language to describe just how highly we think of Nanette & how fantastic the job she did for us was. We had no idea what we wanted or how to go about it & she guided us through it & created something very special & personal that reflected us perfectly. The ceremony & how she conducted it was truly a thing of beauty & we simply couldn't have dreamed of anything more perfect. Not only did we think it was excellent but everyone there raved about her & quoted her words over & over in the days since the wedding. Nanette is an angel & made our special day everything we ever dreamed it could be & more.

    Sent on 07/13/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Thank you, John! You both brought such love to the moment and I will always remember the experience of working with you and sharing your special day.
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    K · Married on 07/01/2017

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    In the early stages of planning our wedding, my now husband was adamant about having a family member officiate, while I wanted to hire an experienced professional. We compromised by looking into ceremony script writing services, which is how we found Nanette. We ended our initial 45-minute phone consultation feeling completely comfortable with Nanette and her ability to both write and perform a ceremony that felt authentic to us and incorporated our families in a meaningful way (which is just what we ended up with).

    With the package that we chose, Nanette provided us three sets of detailed questions that, over the course of our engagement, required us to reflect on various aspects of our relationship. Our responses helped Nanette compose a beautifully personalized ceremony - and we both agreed that writing out and sharing our answers with each other was a valuable exercise in and of itself.

    We were able to meet in-person with Nanette on several occasions throughout the planning process, and she was always readily available to address any questions or concerns. Her professionalism and calm, supportive demeanor helped us feel confident and stress-free leading up to and on the day of the event.

    Our ceremony stands out as one of the clear highlights of the wedding day. We had so many guests comment on how touching and special it was (and more than a few admit to crying like babies).

    Thank you, Nanette!

    Sent on 07/20/2017
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    Julia · Married on 06/30/2017

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    Nanette was amazing and we highly recommend her! She worked with us before our wedding ceremony to help create vows that reflected us and our relationship, had great advice, walked us through everything, and answered our questions promptly and thoroughly. On the big day she helped us feel calm, prepared for everything, and encouraged us to just take a few moments to enjoy. We had several guests comment on how lovely the ceremony and vows were, as well as how friendly and well-presented Nanette was. We loved working with Nanette and can't express how happy we are to have found her and to have had her be a part of our wedding ceremony. Thank you Nanette!

    Sent on 07/19/2017
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    Alicia · Married on 06/24/2017

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    Nanette was amazing!! The words and experience during our ceremony was one of the most important parts of our wedding and we could not of picked a better person to write our vows and deliver them with such grace and beauty! Our guests commented on how moving our vows were and reminder of love! We are not big at expressing our selves but after a few meetings and answering a few questions with Nanette, she drafted up the most beautifully scripted and perfect flow for our ceremony that really captured us as a couple. She listened to our needs and wants. She understood us most importantly. She added in all the small parts we wanted such as the Irish blessing and rose ceremony. She was calm and on time every time we met and especially on the day of. She helped us to feel relaxed and breath which we both needed as we were nervous before our ceremony began. She handled all the details of our license and even printed out our vows to save on nice paper. We loved her and would recommend her to anyone who needs support with writing their vows, an incredible officiant, and loving person to be apart of their special day. Our wedding was held at Apple Creek Ranch in Santa Ynez Valley.

    Sent on 07/06/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Alicia, thank you so very much! i loved every minute of working with you and sharing in your beautiful day. :)
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    Amy · Married on 06/23/2017

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    My husband and I were recently married in Santa Barbara, CA, with Nanette as our officiant. She is amazing and we highly recommend her services. The ceremony she created was romantic, intimate, and perfect. She also gave us the courage to write our own vows and helped us stay relaxed during the ceremony. She was extremely professional, punctual, and a true expert at her craft.

    Sent on 07/23/2017
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    Robert · Married on 06/09/2017

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    Nanette wrote a beautiful and meaningful ceremony, which our good friend used as a script to officiate our destinatin wedding. We had procrastinated quite a bit.... By the time we realized we needed help, it didn't give Nanette much time. But she came through, and the result was spectacular! She incorporated lovely personal details like vows to our children. I loved the quotes she included. I would highly recommend Nanette to anybody who finds themselves in our position - in need of a ceremony, short on ideas, and running out of time. Thanks Nanette!

    Sent on 07/15/2017
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    Gage · Married on 06/04/2017

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    Nanette McIntyre is more than an officiant, her talent and presence is a true gift. Nanette guided us through the process of creating a ceremony that was authentic to who we are as a couple. All of our guests were convinced that she was a long time friend of ours, I feel like that is the highest compliment for an officiant. I would highly recommend her.

    Sent on 06/27/2017
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    Trina Husak · Married on 06/03/2017

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    Nanette 5 star!

    Nanette was so easy to work with and her guidance was perfect. Her timing, words and grace will be with us forever. We are so grateful to have found her. She made our day absolutely beautiful!

    Sent on 04/03/2019
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    Mary · Married on 05/15/2017

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    We were planning to have a large wedding in the fall but then decided to do an intimate wedding mid-May so had to put together a new plan quickly. We knew we still wanted to be selective about our officiant and couldn't have been more pleased that we decided to work with Nanette. She met us for coffee to make sure we were all on the same page and would be happy working together. My fiance and I left knowing that we made the right choice. Nanette was extremely professional and dedicated to her craft but most importantly open, available and added a loving ease to all that went into our special day that turned out absolutely perfect!

    Sent on 05/31/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Mary, thank you for your kind words! It was a joy to work with you and your honey...I loved meeting your family also. :)
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    Monica · Married on 05/04/2017

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    If you are looking for a wedding officiant, look no further than Nanette McIntyre! From the beginning to the end of our wedding planning process, Nanette was right there with answers to any questions we had.

    She made us feel at ease and was very professional!

    Thank you, Nanette for everything. We will never forget you and your beautiful touch to our wedding day.

    Monica & Justin

    Sent on 05/28/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Thanks so much Monica & Justin ~ I loved every minute of working with you!
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    Matteo · Married on 04/20/2017

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    We contacted Nanette 3 weeks before our wedding date and she immediately get in touch with us. It was great to speak at the phone with her, discussing about the details of our ceremony and knowing each other. She was extremely precise about our preferences, offering three different ceremony packages. She provide us the ceremony draft in less then a week so we could review its content.
    On the wedding day she arrived well in advance and she was absolutely lovely during the whole ceremony and after it.

    Throughout the whole process she was always very kind, with suggestions and tips that allowed us to relax.
    We absolutely recommend Nanette for your special day!!!

    Sent on 06/04/2017
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    Angela · Married on 04/14/2017

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    Nanette is wonderful to work with--she has a wealth of ideas for wedding ceremonies, but also works with you to make sure that your own personality, preferences and style are part of the service. I wouldn't hesitate to use her services again, but alas, my wedding was for keeps, so I can only recommend her to others now!!

    Sent on 05/29/2017
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    Jenna · Married on 04/09/2017

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    STOP HERE!!! You have found your officiant!!! We recently got married in what was supposed to be a small elopement with our family and then at the tenth hour turned into a mini wedding..... I am so thankful and grateful to have found Nanette!! She was absolutely amazing! She guided us through the entire process from stat to finish! She knows this wedding stuff!!! We had no clue what to expect but after our first meeting we were pros!!! She even was able to keep calm and keep me calm when I was freaking out at the alter because i had forgotten my husband wedding band upstairs ..:/ (we got it taken care of )Thank you Nanette for everything :) WE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU

    Sent on 04/14/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Jenna, thank you so much! I will always remember you and the ring mishap ~ it was just perfect.
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    Freddie · Married on 04/08/2017

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    If you're considering Nanette as your officiant, don't hesitate! She did an amazing job making our ceremony feel personal, intimate and meaningful. She works with you to plan the ceremony just the way you want it, but her first outline was so good that it only needed one revision to be perfect for us. She was amazing during the actual ceremony as well, calm, collected and friendly- even though we were running late and under pressure! Overall, we could not imagine somebody doing a better job than Nanette!

    Sent on 05/29/2017
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    Lindsey · Married on 03/31/2017

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    Nanette. If your reading this and determining who should be your officiant and you want someone to make the process seamless while understanding who you and your partner are and speaking that into the ceremony then stop looking and connect with her. She brought magic to our ceremony. It spoke to our hearts. We chose the personalized ceremony and so happy we did as the extra bits that spoke of my husband and myself made the ceremony perfect. It was a true reflection of our relationship as she brought humor and deep love that comes with our story and it was breath taking. She is an eloquent speaker and has a big heart, which you can tell as soon as you connect with her. We actually met her at a Santa Barbara Wedding Expo and set up an appointment from there to connect 1 on 1 here. We knew as soon as we sat with her that we didn't need to search for anyone else. She was very responsive and easy to communicate with. It may be more money to do the personalized ceremony than with some other officiants or keeping generic, however it was 100% worth it to us as that ceremony is something we will remember and that our guests loved being part of as well. Thank you Nanette for your professionalism, but more so your heart that you brought while creating our ceremony and reflecting who we are as individuals and as a couple. We would hire you again in an instant!

    Sent on 04/17/2017
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    isabel · Married on 03/14/2017

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    My husband and I just got married in Santa Barbara. We're not locals and found Nanette via yelp. Not only did she officiate our wedding, she had a few marital coaching sessions with us prior to our ceremony.

    Nanette was awesome, as both an officiant and coach. She connected with us in a meaningful way, made our actual ceremony really meaningful, and was incredibly accommodating when we switched the venue at the last minute.

    Nanette felt like a really important part of our day and we're so glad she was.
    - Tony and Isabel

    Sent on 03/23/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Thank you Isabel and Tony ~ it was a joy getting to know you and sharing in your special day!
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    Sarah · Married on 01/28/2017

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    I grew up in Santa Barbara and married by husband 3 weeks ago at El Presidio. We spoke with Nanette when looking for the perfect officiant and it turns out that we didn't need to look any further. Nanette writes (with your help and words) an absolutely beautiful ceremony that is filled with love. She incorporated quotes from me and my husband, our love story, and beautiful vows. We had an emotional ceremony and she was even able to lighten the mood and bring our entire wedding party and all guests to laughter at one point!

    Nanette made the entire process so easy and painless. We never felt pressure or stressed about anything. She is a calming presence and a beautiful speaker.

    We had so many guests compliment her ceremony because it was unique to us and absolutely beautiful. We highly recommend Nanette for your special day that you will remember forever!

    -Happy Bride & Groom

    Sent on 02/17/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Thank you, Sarah! I will always remember your wedding and all the love in El Presidio that afternoon!
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    David · Married on 12/03/2016

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    If you are worried in the least about getting the ceremony you want, this officiant is a first rate choice. She was fabulous!...the perfect amount of attention, sincerity, and professionalism. She's 11 out of 10 (hopefully you are amused by the Spinal Tap reference)

    Sent on 02/22/2017
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    Elizabeth · Married on 10/30/2016

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    Nanette will be able to accommodate for the size/type of your wedding, whether you want something very personalized or something short and sweet and simple. Nanette takes the time to find out what vision you have and adjusts her ceremony accordingly! She was very professional and easy to reach.

    Sent on 12/11/2016
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    Grace · Married on 10/22/2016

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    We used Ceremonies by Nanette for our small, elopement style ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse 3 weeks ago. From my first conversation with Nanette over the phone, I knew she would be the officiant for us! Being from out of state, I was concerned that our ceremony might feel "cookie cutter" or cold considering we did not personally know an officiant in the area. Not only did Nanette ensure our ceremony would be very personalized, she even wove in writing from my Grandfather (a Presbyterian minister who officiated many weddings). This was such a special touch, and her willingness to accommodate this request made me feel so special. Nanette also did an excellent job of respectfully weaving in traditions from both of our religions and backgrounds so that our families felt well represented. On the day of the ceremony, Nanette was key in facilitating the perfect spot at the Courthouse for the ceremony to take place. She was considerate of our privacy, lighting for photographs, and of course, our preference. Our families were blown away by how meaningful the ceremony was, and couldn't say enough about Nanette's calm presence as well as her professionalism. I highly recommend Ceremonies by Nanette - she is detail oriented, professional, and considerate. Thank you, Nanette, for making our day so special!

    Sent on 11/06/2016

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Grace, thank you so much ~ I loved every minute of it and meeting your dear family!
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    Jared · Married on 09/30/2016

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    My partner and I, now husband, are from NY and hired Nanette as our officiant for our West Coast elopement in Paso Robles, CA on September 30, 2016. We couldn't have chosen a more kind, genuine and professional individual to marry us! Nanette was prompt in her responses via email/phone during our initial interview with her. We were excited to hear and eventually see how excited she was to marry us. We did ask her to write our vows and were pleasantly surprised with how well she captured our personalities. Her kind and compassionate nature as she read our vows during the ceremony made for an emotional yet joyous occasion. Thank you so very much Nanette for making our day so special. My husband and I highly recommend Nanette and her services.

    Sent on 10/09/2016

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Thank you, Jared ~ It was a pleasure to meet you both and share your special day!
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    Nikki · Married on 09/24/2016

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    Nanette was our officiant at our small wedding ceremony in September at the courthouse and there really aren't enough words to describe how wonderful she is. We knew from our first meeting with her over coffee that she was the right choice and that she wanted to help us make our ceremony as special as possible. We both wanted a ceremony that wasn't generic, but also did not want to write our own vows, so Nanette was able to solve that problem for us. We loved having a ceremony that was personal and a true reflection of our relationship and who we are as a couple. It was a great mix of both of our personalities and there were as many laughs as there were tears. She took time to meet with us before our ceremony, reminding us to be present and to enjoy some quiet moments together before walking down the aisle. Thank you Nanette for helping to make our wedding day such a memorable one!

    Sent on 02/06/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Thank you, Nikki! I loved every minute of working with you both. :)

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