37 Reviews for Michael Lance Barrett Wedding Ministry
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Michael is the BEST! From the initial planning meeting, Michael had so many great ideas for our ceremony. We weren't really sure exactly how we wanted things to flow but Michael had so many ideas and options we could put together to create exactly what we wanted. Any questions we had, were answered quickly. On the actual wedding weekend, Michael helped the rehearsal go seamlessly and the wedding ceremony itself couldn't have been better. Michael's personality was so adored by us and all of our guests. We couldn't recommend Michael more!
It was a great experience to have Michael Lance Barrett as my wedding officiant. My husband and I met with him months in advance to get a feel for him and he is so welcoming and kind. He gave us samples of wedding ceremonies to help us choose what would be best for our big day. He got along well with the guests of the wedding and we were glad he stuck around for the reception as well!
Mike is absolutely wonderful to work with! He was so helpful in helping us write our ceremony, and made sure we were comfortable and happy with every last detail. Our ceremony went perfectly, and we could not have done it without him. I couldn’t imagine our wedding with anyone but him!
Mike's warm personality is infectious from the start, his genuine love and appreciation of what he does cannot be hidden. He guided us through the process and helped us create a ceremony that reflected our personalities, Always quick to respond to questions or adjustments we needed, Mike put us both at ease and performed a beautiful ceremony. He especially did a great job with a special tradition we wanted.
As a bonus, he joined us for our rehearsal dinner, and his pleasant conversation and personality helped ease the anxiety our parents had about meeting each other for the first time. After that dinner, we considered him less our officiant, and more our friend.
Side note - it's a week later, and my mom is still talking about how much she liked Mike and how he performed our ceremony. And she's hard to please!
Mike did an amazing job with our wedding! He got us started with various ceremony ideas and worked with us to tailor one that was perfect for us. He was able to be completely respectful of our secular views, while making sure our more religious guests felt welcome.
You can tell Mike genuinely loves what he does and takes a special interest in each couple he works with. The ceremony was beautiful and touching and we will never forget it. Also, our families had a delightful time chatting with him at our reception. Thank you so much, Mike!
Michael was everything and more we hoped for! He was very responsive, calming and organized during the entire process. From day 1 we felt like we new Michael forever and referred to him as our "long lost uncle". I would highly recommend anyone to contact Michael!
We were so lucky to find Michael Barrett to ordaine our wedding on June 10th 2017! He was very friendly, charismatic and extremely organized. His passion for family, love and couples really shines through in his work and readings. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for this service in the future.
What a wonderful couple to inspire a beautiful wedding ceremony!
Michael was fantastic to work with! He created an amazing ceremony and we were lucky to have him perform our ceremony.
It was a pleasure having Michael as our officiant. He did an excellent job. He was very professional at all times, organized and he was on time on the day of our wedding. When I worked on my wedding programs and I needed his help with the order of the service he was very helpful during that process as well. I am truly grateful for that. From the Day we meet him he always returned our phone calls in a timely manner. After our ceremony, we received compliments on him from some of our guests. He was worth every penny.
Michael is great ! we enjoyed his company a lot.
Michael was wonderful to work with. He was very communicative every step of the way and he really took a vested interest in getting to know me and my wife. He is really passionate about what he does and has lots of experience with different types of weddings. He gave us great advice and offered up many sample readings and wedding scripts as suggestions. He is familiar with multiple prayers, readings, and different rituals at weddings. Ultimately, he let us decide how we'd like our ceremony to look and we valued his input. He was very helpful at our rehearsal and helped everyone get ready. The day of the wedding, Michael arrived to the venue early and did a wonderful job with our ceremony. We received lots of great feedback and would recommend Michael's services to anyone getting married.
Perfect if you are looking for a personal, spiritual ceremony and don't want to jump through all the hopes with traditional religious ceremonies. Most couples have to do counseling classes, or fill out surveys and questionnaires or have to meet strict requirements from their clergy in order for them to get married. I just didn't have time for this and I felt like I grew up in my church but they weren't very accommodating when I wanted to get married there. Plus if your partner isn't a member of your church, it seemed to be a problem. Mike worked with both of us, no questions asked and offered suggestions and gave us recommendations based on our backgrounds. My husband did not go to church and really had no religious background and Mike was very accepting and accommodating. He offered us sample ceremonies and sent us examples of readings to do during the ceremony, since we both had no idea what direction to go in. There were options from all religions, works of literature, and secular choices. He took the time to meet with us in person, explain his background, and asked us questions before we chose him as our officiant so he could get a good feel of what ceremony would fit us best. We also me with him a few days before the wedding so we could go over everything and calm our nerves and he had created a ceremony just for us! My husband is not the warm and fuzzy type but he really opened up to Michael, and Michael didn't push or force anything on him. Michael and I had a couple of things in common in our personal lives so we really clicked from the beginning. He also came and had dinner with us for the rehearsal, which really was more of dinner for out-of-town guests, since my venue didn't allow rehearsals. He fit right in with my family (which is hard to do!). For our ceremony, we each chose a reading to read out loud and Michael did the Hand Blessing. A lot of my guests thought he was family! He was a wonderful choice for us overall! Highly recommend
Dearest Holly: you did make me feel like family!
What an outstanding job! Michael was excellent. He was calming, organized, professional and extremely helpful through out the entire process. We enjoyed his company so much we asked him to stay for the dinner! All our guests loved him as well. Great job!
Michael does this because he loves seeing couples in love. It was clear to us that he genuinely cared about our beliefs and wishes. Not once did he attempted to sway our opinion. In fact, he had many great lay outs and options for us to start with. We then were able to completely structure the rest of the ceremony. At the rehearsal, Michael really took charge and made sure I was happy. When the big day came, he spoke beautifully. Our day wedding would not have been the same without him.
I don't know where to begin. My wife and I planned and financed our wedding. To go from not having a clue on how to do things and to end up having an almost perfect wedding was all because of Mike. He had everything laid out for the ceremony. All we had to do was choose which way we wanted it. And I'm sure if we had our own specific way, he would've catered to us. I say almost perfect because we started a half hour late and I apologized to Mike and he responded "it's ok, I'm going to greet the guest to let the know." He was so patient, flexible, and professional. It would not have went as well as it did if it weren't for him. Thank you for everything.
Michael has been doing this for ages so knows all the ins and outs. He guided us through the process but gave us the opportunity to personalize it just how we wanted. He knows his stuff!
We were extremely happy with Michael officiating our wedding! We were impressed by how warm and genuine he is. He wants the ceremony to be unique to each couple, whether that be religious, not traditional, etc. He provided us with a structure of how his ceremonies typically go, and allowed us to fill in our own personal touches along the way. He is very knowledgeable and gave us some great suggestions. We received plenty of compliments about our ceremony. We were thrilled with Michael and so were our families. Thanks, Michael!
Michael Barrett impressed us from the moment we met him. He was thoughtful, kind, genuine, and so witty. He was always cognizant of our wishes and was attentive to our emails and phone calls. He even met with us a month before the wedding to iron everything out. The ceremony was perfect. He was serious in all the right places, funny at all the right times, and remained classy the entire length of the ceremony. Hiring him was the easiest decision we had to make as we planned our wedding. We would recommend him to any family or friend getting married in the future. We love you Michael, thank you for all that you did to make our wedding so amazing!
I would highly recommended Michael to anyone out there looking for an officiant to marry them. Michael was awesome, he made myself and husband feel so comfortable, and he always assured us whatever we want he could make work, and he certainly did. During our wedding and after I had multiple family and friends ask me who he was because he did such a great job. Michael has a soothing way about him that will make you feel stress free. I am so happy with him and I found him on this website!
Mike was a gem! He was flexible and open to our own words and passages. He even went to the level of matchi8ng our colors in the wedding. We enjoyed his company during the reception as much as we enjoyed the professional and caring way he handled our ceremony!
We were so incredibly pleased with Michael. He is the best! He gave us really good suggestions on things to include in the ceremony, we listened, and the end result was a very personal, meaningful ceremony. Everyone at the reception kept talking about how great the ceremony was. Our ceremony was interfaith Jewish and Christian and Michael handled that beautifully. We are truly grateful to Michael and the wonderful job he did at the wedding!
Michael Barrett officiated our August 16th wedding and it was amazing. He was so patient during our initial meeting, he was very easy to talk to and very accommodating. He helped us through the entire process and helped write our ceremony which turned out beautifully. I received many compliments on how beautiful and meaningful it was even though is was also short and sweet! He made any changes we suggested and helped with any aspect we were unsure of. He coordinated the rehearsal and the entire wedding party felt much more at ease after his directions. The ceremony went smoothly and was just perfect. I would definitely recommend Michael Barrett to future brides!
Mike was amazing to work with. We met up with him almost a year before our wedding. We explained to him that my husband was not religious at all and that I am a Christian. He was able to create a ceremony that was beautiful and not offensive to either of us.
He offered us readings and poems that would work for us. Mike also assisted with our wedding program and mailed off our marriage certificate to the courthouse.
He was so friendly and easy to work with. I highly recommend him.
Mike was really great to work with! We met several time before the wedding and emailed back and forth over the months. He's very open and comes off as pleasant and inviting. He took the time to get to know my fiancé and I and gave me any and all ideas that I could take from to help me create my ceremony exactly as I wanted it. It couldn't have been a more perfect day and I would recommend Mike to anyone that asks. When he arrived at the wedding (early), he took the time to touch base with the guitarist, groomsmen, my dad and my bridesmaids and I to make sure everyone knew their parts. Perfect!
Mike married my husband & I going on five years ago this July. He was absolutley amazing and our ceremony still resonates in my mind. We were from two different cultural backgrounds and he was able to work both into the ceremony. Mike is amazing with words and helped us write vows that truly were for us and our "hands prayer" was my favorite part. I felt like he was a part of our family from our first meeting. He is an amazing person and it was truly a blessing to have him coordinate the most precious moment of our two lives joining to one. On top of it all he helped incorporate a very emotional and private loss into the ceremony just for us without taking any attention from our ceremony and no one noticed except us. It was a beautiful moment just for my husband and I and Mike.