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  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
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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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    amanda · Married on 09/23/2016

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    Nanette made our private ceremony absolutely perfect! She customized our ceremony to fit our exact needs. She was super responsive and flexible and SO easy to work with. We highly recommend her to anyone getting married in the Santa Barbara area! What a great experience!

    Sent on 01/16/2017
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    Alex · Married on 09/22/2016

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    Nanette officiated our wedding at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on 9.22.16. We knew as soon as we spoke with her on the phone that we wanted to work with her. She has such a beautiful, warm, soothing tone to her voice - it just puts you right at ease. We traveled from out of state for the wedding, and corresponding with her was so easy. She always responded to our emails quickly, and she helped keep us on track with writing our vows. We went thru several drafts of the ceremony together, and she was very patient with me while we worked to make it just right. And it was.

    Our ceremony was perfect! We didn't do a rehearsal, but Nanette gave us little cues as we went along to keep things moving smoothly. Sweet, poignant, and a little bit fun too! We were really able to make it our own and let our personalities come thru. I totally cried. We love Nanette, and we were so lucky to have her involved with our wedding!

    Sent on 10/25/2016

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Alex, thank you for your kind words ~ It was a joy to work with you and Mike!
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    Cassity · Married on 09/17/2016

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    Nanette was everything we were looking for in a wedding officiant. When our plans to have a family friend marry us fell through, we were worried that we would have a difficult time finding the right person to perform our ceremony-until we met Nanette. She was calm and very professional, but in the warmest way. Although a "stranger" at first, Nanette soon felt more like a relative or family friend. Her gentle demeanor combined with professional experience gave us a sense of ease- which I (a Bride with a slight fear of public speaking) very much needed. For anyone looking for a personal and "zen" like experience on your wedding day look no further than Nanette. She is amazing! We're so happy to have found her!

    Sent on 10/07/2016

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Cassity & Matt, thank you for your beautiful words! I enjoyed every minute of working with you and will remember how very happy you both were that day. :)
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    Teresa · Married on 08/13/2016

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    Nanette was such a pleasure to work with! We met at the "Simply the Best" wedding show at the Santa Barbara Women's Club and I knew right away that she would be our officiant. She was responsive throughout the whole process and wrote a beautiful ceremony for us. Nanette guided us with including traditions from our two different cultures/religions. When we forgot to bring the glass to break for the "Mazel Tovs", Nanette was quick to find replacements and always kept a calm and reassuring demeanor. Our family and friends loved our ceremony and spoke very highly of Nanette! Thanks, Nanette!

    Sent on 08/22/2016
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    Giselle · Married on 08/06/2016

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    Working with Nanette was a breeze for our small and intimate wedding at the Santa Barbara courthouse Mural room. Nanette initially sent us a suggested layout for our ceremony and kept us on track for fine-tuning it. While we had selected the smaller ceremony plan offered, she also graciously offered to help us write our more personalized vows.

    We didn’t meet Nanette in person until the day of and nearly all communication was via email. Somehow, though, she felt like family and fit in beautifully with our day. The ceremony went smoothly, and we and our guests had a lot of fun.

    Sent on 02/19/2018

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Giselle, thank you so much for your wonderful comments!
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    Amanda · Married on 07/17/2016

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    If you are looking for someone who really just wants your ceremony to be a reflection of you and your love for one another, Nanette is the way to go. We opted for the plan/package where we independently answered a few questions about each other and from that she created the ceremony ("our love story"). She set up a call to discuss our ceremony preferences 6 weeks out from the wedding and when she finished writing the ceremony (a few weeks prior to the wedding) she sent it to us for review/approval. Her demeanor was so pleasant...she really put us at ease throughout the entire process. She made herself available for our walk through and although we didn't meet her until the day before the wedding she is one of those people you just feel comfortable around. We highly recommend her. She really made our big day memorable and we got rave reviews from the guests on the structure/length/content of the ceremony.

    Sent on 07/26/2016
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    lisa · Married on 07/09/2016

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    This is one of the most important days of your life - and nothing is more important on this day than the ceremony that acknowledges and celebrates your love and commitment to each other - so hire the best celebrant possible - and that is Nanette! We were both immensely pleased with the ceremony Nanette wrote with us, and with her facilitation of it! Everything went wonderfully - and we trusted her completely - that is the greatest gift to us and the biggest compliment we could give her! One of the men that attended our wedding ceremony posted the following on Facebook:

    "It was one of the most beautiful, heartfelt and enchanting ceremonies I have ever witnessed. I was honored to be a part of it."

    That really sums it up! So many of our guests commented on how lovely the entire ceremony was, and how honored they were to be able to participate through the stone ceremony. I am very, very happy! I too felt it was a very personal and meaningful ceremony - extraordinary in its personalized content and quite moving as a result of Nanette's personal, heartfelt facilitation! Hire Nanette and you will not be disappointed.

    Sent on 03/22/2017

    Ceremonies by Nanette's reply:

    Lisa, thank you so much for your generous words ~ It was a real joy to share your special day!
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    John · Married on 06/25/2016

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    Nanette was thoughtful, professional, responsive, and creative. She's a wonderful, kind person and extremely easy to work with. My wife and I were delighted with the ceremony she created for our wedding. I cannot recommend her as an officiant more highly.

    Sent on 07/10/2016
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    Mariko · Married on 05/28/2016

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    My wife and I just got married in Santa Barbara on May 28th--and as it was sort of a destination wedding for us (we are from San Francisco), we had no idea where to start to look for an officiant.

    Nanette was on a preferred vendor list from our venue, and out of the 5-6 options, she seemed like the one for us. We emailed her, and she responded very quickly to let us know that the weekend was open and she was happy to have a chat to see if she was the right fit.

    As soon as we spoke on the phone, we knew she was our officiant. She has such a lovely voice, and her presence just puts you at ease immediately. We talked for a good hour just on the initial consultation, and by the end of the conversation, we knew we wanted to book her. And good thing we booked early, because she is very popular!

    Nanette guided us through the ceremony experience every step of the way, from allowing us to set the tone and pace, to getting to know us to customize everything for us just right. She kept us on schedule (which was great) and helped to gently guide us through writing our vows, which turned out beautiful.

    We had rave reviews from our attendees, as Nanette is a beautiful speaker. She arranged the ceremony with love and care, allowed us to see it beforehand to edit as we saw fit, and even helped us choose the perfect reading for our 12 year old niece.

    Thank you Nanette, for being a shepherd of joy into this world that needs it so much!

    Sent on 06/13/2016
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    Fiona · Married on 05/21/2016

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    All you need to know is: You've found your perfect officiant. Nanette is it. She will do an unbelievably amazing job for you. Look no further.

    Since we don't know each other you probably can't take my word for it so I'll tell you a little about our experience with her:

    During the planning Nanette wrote, and let us help write, a truly beautiful and moving ceremony. At every turn when we had a question or idea she was there to support, encourage and guide us. She balanced her know how and our sometimes unorthodox idea of how to make our ceremony feel like us, perfectly.
    During our wedding she delivered for us what I wanted most: a ceremony that felt sacred even though it wasn't religious. Her presence was joyous and calming in every moment.

    We just got married on May 21st, 2016 -- I was in your shoes not long ago at all-- so take it from a you a few months from mow: Nanette is your answer.

    Sent on 06/05/2016
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    My wife and I are so happy we chose Nanette to officiate our ceremony!! She was very thoughtful and sincere with every step of the process. She offered great suggestions when we were creating our wedding story and made edits as we requested them. Nanette was even patient with us when we arrived 45 minutes late to our own ceremony!!! Thank you Nanette for helping us create a moment we will never forget.

    Sent on 02/09/2015
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    Jennifer · Married on 03/26/2016

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    Nanette was the officiant at our March Wedding. She was amazing. She crafted a ceremony that was unique, beautiful and touching. She met with me, my now husband and each of our 3 young adult daughters one on one and then again with us as a couple several times in order to really get a feel for who we were. She guided us and our wedding into what was a truly beautiful and memorable day. I am so happy that she was our celebrant!

    Sent on 04/08/2016
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    RUSSELL · Married on 03/21/2016

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    It's very hard to put into words just how relaxed Nanette made us from the moment we met. As a couple eloping from overseas and not having the time to spend with your celebrant in advance, meeting Nanette was almost like meeting up with family. This was an extremely special day for us, as it is for many, and made all the more special as there was a strong connection to our vowels through our celebrant.
    Our first impression was through Nanette's photos on her website, and that natural disposition and ability to connect in person further strengthened our decision.
    We would recommend Nanette and her work to anyone seeking the perfect celebrant to make the most important part of your day memorable. Thank you Nanette from us both.

    Sent on 06/11/2016
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    Scott · Married on 03/12/2016

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    I highly recommend Nanette as your future wedding officiant. My wife and I did the whole thing on a spur of the moment and Nanette was extremely courteous, professional, personable, reliable, and above all accommodating and flexible. Our ceremony was wonderful, really perfect, and Nanette could not have helped more than she did. If you're even thinking of getting married in the Santa Barbara area, go with Nanette! Even if you're not sure about getting married, she will change your mind! (For the record, I was very sure, Nanette just ensured it was the perfect ceremony...)

    Sent on 04/28/2016
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    Regina · Married on 01/16/2016

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    My husband and I decided we wanted to elope to Santa Barbara. We was connected to Nannette by Melissa elope with style. Nannette was fabulous our vows were perfect for us she helped us with that. Because we didn't have any family there, she made it feel very personable and intimate. I would recommend her to anyone in that area one who is thinking about traveling to Santa Barbara to get married to definitely get in touch with Nannette.

    Sent on 01/22/2016
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    Nanette was everything we needed and she was so pleasant to work with, too. Any last minute request, including the date, was accommodated by Nanette. She was very patient with us. Her price was reasonable and fair, and she treated us with great kindness. We weren't one of her higher price/large wedding jobs, but Nanette made us feel just as important as any client she's had. My wife and I would like to thank Nanette for a job well done, we'd highly recommend her to any bride and groom that has the opportunity to work with her! - Robert+Lexie

    Sent on 01/26/2016
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    My now-husband proposed to me on 11/11/15, and we decided to elope and get married on 12/02/15. We wished to start our life as a married couple as soon as possible, and Nanette played a major role in making our wish come true.

    Nanette is a very warm, charming, and gifted woman. Furthermore, she is an active listener, was receptive to our wishes, and has been very professional and kind in her [regular] interactions with us.

    Given the short amount of time before our wedding ceremony date, Nanette went above and beyond and excelled in making our day so meaningful and perfect. We are very grateful for Nanette's time and generosity.

    Thank you!

    Sent on 12/13/2015

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