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  • Value 5.0
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    Jessie Fredrickson · Married on 03/09/2019

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    Barbara Lodge did a fantastic job!

    Barbara Lodge was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I was pushing to have a friend do the ceremony, but my fiance wanted someone more official, and I am so glad we went his route. Barbara is extremely kind, down-to-earth and easy to work with. Her ceremony is thoughtful and well done. We had her come to our rehearsal and she helped us get through all the kinks since we didn't have a wedding planner. She is worth every penny and I am so happy we decided to hire her. You should, too!

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so much, Jessie. I loved being a part of your wedding and I am very glad you went along with Andrew’s suggestion, too! Your wedding was very special and I really loved the addition of the bagpipes. But most especially, I loved watching you and Andrew share your vows. Life is sure to hold many wonderful things in store and I hope you guys have a grand life together.
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    Scott Townsend · Married on 02/16/2019

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    Wedding officiant.

    It was our pleasure to have Reverend Barbara conduct our wedding. She officiated the ceremony with grace and ease. My wife and I were very happy to have her with us on this most important day.

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so much, Scott. I loved being a part of your wedding story and that we will always share a wedding anniversary date. My husband and I will toast the two of you every year. Hugs to you and Cindy!
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    Joann Chea · Married on 11/10/2018

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    Professional, personal and simply a joy to work with

    Rev. Barbara Lodge was amazing. I attempted the task of planning the wedding on my own and hiring a day of coordinator. After a failed attempt with a different wedding officiant I was slightly panicked. I lived out of state and had trouble finding an officiant I thought i could trust. My day of coordinator recommended Rev. Lodge and I could not have been more please. She was truly a professional! Her responses were always timely and she was VERY WELL organized. Rev. Lodge was able to guide me and fiance (now husband) through the process of outlining our ceremony program and even some suggestions on how to pen our ring vows.

    When I finally received the program from Rev. Lodge, complete with her homily, I was completely moved to tears. She was able to personalize the message to me and my husband's history and current relationship and it seemed as she had known us for so much longer than just a few short months.

    I fully recommend Rev. Lodge - you will not be disappointed. I am thrilled she was able to perform our wedding and could not have asked for more.

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so much, Joann. I will always love that I got to be a part of your amazing wedding at Forest Theater, and watching you make your grand entrance down those regal stairs will always be with me. My best always to you and Scott for a perfect life together!
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    Marianne Elizabeth Dotson · Married on 11/03/2018

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    The Best Ever!

    I don't even know where to begin. Rev. Barbara Lodge is simply the best. She was so accommodating, not only with simple changes to the ceremony script but also with assisting us to plan from long distance. She is so kind and professional, she becomes like family in not time. We wish we could do it all over again, if just to share this experience with her. You will not be disappointed.

    Love,
    The Kellehers
    November 3rd, 2018
    The Angus Barn
    Raleigh, NC

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so much, Marianne. You had such a romantic wedding and the photo you used for your profile here says it all. LOVE it! I know you and Brian are going to have an amazing life together and I think you for including me in your wedding. It was an honor.
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    Jian · Married on 10/27/2018

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    Highly recommended

    Bryan and I are so happy we chose Rev. Lodge as our officiant. She helped us create a beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony. We were able to include special elements of a Filipino wedding. She makes the ceremony unique to the couple. She is very organized and provided a lot of resources for the ceremony. Thank you again, Rev Lodge!

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    I am just now seeing your very kind review, Jian. Thank you. I am very touched. It was wonderful to share in your wedding day with you and I wish you and Bryan all the best Life has to offer.
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    Zach C · Married on 10/21/2018

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    Well-Delivered, Calm and Reassuring, Poignant

    Rev. Lodge was exactly what we were looking for in our officiant! She took our cares, desires, and concerns in regard to the ceremony and crafted a sweetly pragmatic rite that succinctly captured what we wanted in a wedding ceremony: a celebration of our respect for each other and our desire to grow with each other, with no mentions of religion or patriarchal traditions. Delivery was perfect, and she expertly handled some last minute instructions from our event coordinator.

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so much, Zach. I loved being a part of your wedding and thank you for the honor. Have a beautiful life together.
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    Kristin Brunn · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Highly recommend

    Rev. Lodge was absolutely wonderful to work with! She came highly recommended by our venue and planners and I could not agree with them more. She wrote a beautiful ceremony that reflected us perfectly and provided us with guidance in choosing the elements that were the best fit for us. Throughout the process and up through the day of, she made us feel comfortable and relaxed (not easy to do considering our personalities). She was also extremely helpful with the marriage license process. We are so happy we chose to work with her and highly recommend her to anyone else looking in the Triangle area! Thank you for such a lovely and special ceremony!

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so much, Kristin. I am very touched by your words. I loved getting to know you both and sharing in your wedding joy. And I LOVE the profile pic you’ve used here. It makes my heart smile. Hugs to you both. Have a grand life together.
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    Megan · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Barbara was wonderful!

    We could not have imagined having anyone else officiate our October 2018 wedding at the Carolina Inn - and highly recommend her to everyone! Working with Barbara was an absolute dream - she took the time to learn so much about us ahead of our wedding, and worked with us to personalize our wedding ceremony every step of the way. She truly designed our ceremony specifically for us, and it was absolutely perfect for us and for our guests. And Barbara was warm, friendly, and a joy to work with every step of the way.

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so very much, Megan. I loved being a part of your wedding and helping you and Kyle launch your married life. It was totally my honor. I wish for you all the grand things life is sure to hold in store.
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    Carrie · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Barbara is the custom ceremony queen!

    From our first meeting with Barbara Lodge, we knew our ceremony was in good hands. My fiance and I wanted something "custom" for our wedding, but having been to only a few weddings in our lives, didn't really know where to begin. Barbara was a lifesaver, educating us on the significance of many traditional ceremony elements, and giving us an entire booklet full of ways to break the mold. Her guidance was essential in creating a ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple, complete with a "four elements" tasting our guests thought was so unique! Barbara listed attentively during our meetings to craft a wedding address that felt like we'd known each other for years. You can tell she cares about the quality of her ceremonies, because she genuinely cares about the couples she's marrying. Can't say enough kind words about Barbara. She's an absolute gem.

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    What kind, kind words, Carrie. Thank you so much. I am very touched. Your wedding was so special and there was something magical in the air that evening. Thank you for including me in your wedding. It was an honor to help you begin your married life. Hugs to you and Raymond!
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    Megan J · Married on 10/07/2018

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    Wonderful, Friendly, Dependable

    Barbara is so great to work with. She really knows what she's doing and met with us to answer all of our questions and walk us through the process before we even signed with her. She is informative, friendly, and punctual. She let us know exactly what we needed and when. The ceremony she performed was perfect to our wants and needs. Highly recommend!

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you, Megan. i loved being a part of your wedding and know you both are going to be very happy in your married life. I happened to see part of your First Look pictures from a distance and got all choked up. The sweetness between you and Hang will stay with me all my life. ❤️
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    Shannon · Married on 09/08/2018

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    We absolutely loved Rev. Barbara Lodge. She did an amazing job at holding our hands the whole way through and walking us through every step. She is an absolute amazing writer and created a ceremony that encompassed every aspect of our lives. She is nothing short of perfect. I would recommend her to any couple looking to get married.

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    How kind, Shannon. Thank you. Meeting you and Mike and watching your interactions was wonderful. And being a part of your love story was the icing on the cake. 😊 I hope your Italian honeymoon was every bit as romantic as it sounded. So many grand things lie ahead for you both in your life together and I know you are going to face it all with the unbeatable power of your open smiles and hearts. Congratulations on the start of the next phase of your lives! 💕
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    Katherine · Married on 09/01/2018

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    Barbara Lodge is wonderful!

    Barbara Lodge was recommended to us by our planner (thank you, Sally Oakley!) and we absolutely loved working with her! She has such a warm, welcoming personality but is also very professional and well-organized in terms of how she gathered information from us and helped us through the marriage license request paperwork. She was very accommodating of and nonjudgemental about our desire to have a concise, nondenominational ceremony in which we could exchange fun, lighthearted custom vows. She was so adaptable and has such great experience with all different types of weddings that I know that she would make an amazing choice for couples seeking ANY type of ceremony whatsoever- it was clear to us throughout the planning process that she really just loves hearing about people falling in love and being a part of their special days. We can't recommend her highly enough!

    Sent on 03/22/2019

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you so much, Katherine. I loved playing a small part in your love story and sharing in your wedding happiness with you, and I was completely honored to do so. May life bring you all the grand things it is sure to hold in store. Hope you guys have a wonderful life together.
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    Sayre · Married on 07/21/2018

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    Reverend Lodge was absolutely amazing. She was so kind to us and our families throughout the whole wedding. She shared so many great tips and information and really went above and beyond. Plus, she treated us like old friends even though we just met! Thank you Reverend Lodge!

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    You are most welcome, Sayre. Thank you for choosing me for your wedding minister. Your wedding was incredibly sweet and seeing your beaming faces that day was confirmation of how your married life together is going to be. May you have as bright a future as the looks on your faces foretold! 💞
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    Maggie · Married on 05/25/2018

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    If you want a beautiful, sweet, and personalized ceremony, you have found your officiant! Barbara is the absolute best. From the second we met her we felt so comfortable and taken care of. The ceremony is such an important part and Barbara will tailor it to your needs and wants. We had so much fun meeting with her and designing our ceremony and she really took the time to get to know us and help us make our day special. She is a wonderful listener, has great input and suggestions and will make planning the ceremony an absolute breeze. She truly cares about her couples, their stories and puts so much time and effort into creating a perfect ceremony around that. Even though we knew it would be wonderful, Barbara still went above and beyond our expectations. All of our guests couldn't stop complimenting just how great she was! We adore her and are so thankful and blessed she was a part of our day.

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    What kind words, Maggie. Thank you. I loved being a part of your wedding and helping you create a ceremony that fit you perfectly. Hugs and thanks to you and Seth for choosing me for your wedding minister. I adore you right back and know your marriage will have many wonderful gifts in store. 💛
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    Mo · Married on 01/26/2018

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    Rev. Barbara Lodge is a thoughtful and sweet lady:) Thanks a lot for her arrangement. My wife is still in the school of another state. The schedule is tight and not so flexible. Rev. Barbara helped us arrange the schedule very well. She is like a sweet mama and take care of things smoothly since we met her on the marriage day. We really appreciate her help and highly recommend her to the couples who plan to have marriage in RTP area.

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you, Mo. Helping you and Di begin your married life, with your friends watching, was very special for me. I will always remember your smiles and the sincerity in your eyes. As a long-distance Mama, I send you both my love and thoughts for a bright, bright future. 🌸
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    Taylor · Married on 11/11/2017

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    Hiring Reverend Barbara Lodge was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! She completely customized our ceremony and made it very special for us. We did not want a generic ceremony and she spent a lot of time going over our options and readings with us to make it fit perfectly with our expectations. We are over the moon with how it turned out! Barbara is very kind and sincere, her calmness and direction helped me get through my vows and the ceremony itself. I couldn't imagine having anyone else! Thank you for everything!

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    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you for your very kind words, Taylor. It was really special to get to know you and Jason and to be a part of your wedding. I LOVE this photo of your wedding kiss - it makes my heart smile. 💟 May you and Jason have the most incredible life together. Please do stay in touch every now and then and let me know how you are doing.
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    Lennon · Married on 11/11/2017

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    Rev. Barbara Lodge was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. We were nervous about selecting someone with whom we had no previous relationship, but her warm demeanor alleviated those concerns immediately. Barbara is so kind and calm and will work with you to make sure the ceremony is exactly how you envisioned it. Our wedding party could not believe that we had not known Barbara for years with her level of customization and detail for our service. I would highly recommend using her as your officiant in the Triangle area!

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    Thank you, Lennon. How very nice of you. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your beautiful wedding and hope you and Travis are loving married life. Wish I had known when you wrote this kind review that I could have responded to you and thank you then! (((Hugs))) to you both. ❤️
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    Ivy · Married on 11/04/2017

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    We cannot commend Rev. Barbara Lodge highly enough. As it turns out, planning a wedding is quite an involved task, and Rev. Lodge was an expert at guiding us through every wend and wind of the ceremony.

    Early on she provided us with a good portfolio of resources to learn about a lot of ceremony options, and from there helped us to craft the ceremony.

    Things important to the bride that she was able to accommodate included an Lutheran Vows, Irish handfasting ceremony, and the same Irish blessing that the bride's parents used. She was even able to change some things at the last minute when we said we wanted to change the tone a little, and she did it quickly and expertly.

    In terms of the ceremony itself Rev. Lodge is a consummate professional. Our wedding venue was Duke Chapel, and she was more than equal to the task of what I can only imagine must be a daunting venue. Her pacing was great, and her diction was clear and carried well for everyone to hear. Her use of subtle cues also helped to calm our nerves, too.

    We received several compliments on our ceremony and how personal it was. In fact the father of the bride received a few phone calls the week after about how nice of an officiant Rev. Lodge was.

    Sent on 10/16/2018

    Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:

    What a very nice review, Ivy. Thank you. Wish I had known when you wrote it that I could have responded to you then! I loved being a part of your wedding at Duke Chapel and how absolutely beautiful everything was. It must have been magical for you and Matthew. Please give my regards to your families and giant hugs to yourselves. I hope you and Matthew have a grand life together. And thank you again for your very kind review. 💜
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    Sylvetrice · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Mrs. Lodge was a pleasure to work with! When we first met she treated us with a smile and welcomed us into her home as if we met before. She has a great heart and when we talked she fully listened to our story and for wife and I to be accepted for who we are was important! After our ceremony our guest spoke of how great she did! Absolutely love her!

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    Sarah · Married on 09/30/2017

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    Words cannot adequately describe how amazing Barbara is! She came recommended from our venue owner and I'm truly thankful she was available for our wedding. She is incredibly easy to work with and wrote us the most beautiful ceremony. She offers a bunch of options for your ceremony, but we went with the fully customized option. She is easy to get in touch with and very prompt with email responses. She takes the time to get to know you and who you are as a couple. Barbara has a true gift with words and we now have a ceremony we will cherish for the rest of our lives!

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    Zinter · Married on 09/23/2017

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    Rev Barbara Lodge was a dream to work with. She will make whatever ceremony the couple desires. During the rehearsal she had so many tips for how to remember the stages of the ceremony, we ended up needing all of her cues because we were an emotional mess the day of. She is really wonderful. I would recommend her to anyone.

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    Jonas · Married on 09/16/2017

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    Reverend Lodge is one of the sweetest people we have ever met. She will be there for you during every step of the marriage process. Before we even signed a contract, Rev. Lodge sat down with us and patiently explained how everything worked. She was easy to reach all the way up to the wedding. In the ceremony she helped us keep it together (lots of happy waterworks). Reverend Barbara Lodge has our highest recommendation!

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    Kendra · Married on 09/09/2017

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    We found Barbara on Wedding Wire and after meeting with her once, we knew she would be the perfect officiant for our wedding. She was so warm and easy to talk to that we knew she would do an amazing job. We met with her face-to-face twice and she put together a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted and very personal to us. She even had some great ideas to incorporate my grandma (who was unable to be there and was watching via live stream) in a fun and meaningful way. We can't thank her enough and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant!

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    Emily · Married on 09/08/2017

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    Barbara was awesome!! She put everything together perfectly for our ceremony and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She helped us incorporate our children in a very special day and we were so impressed by how personable she made everything! I would definitely recommend her! :)

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