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Lorie Beam · Getting married on 08/02/2021
Our minister was the best decision we could have made...
Countless people remarked how much they loved our minister. Not the music. Not the food. Not the flowers. Not the jewelry. It's difficult to describe the perfect inflection, tone, readings, controlled yet free flowing structure that made everything perfect. It's not so much about perfect logistics of the service but the messaging and the emotions that Barbara is able to effectively bring about in everyone. It was amazing what Barbara added to our service and her presence should be her signature trademark. Yes, there was plenty of hand holding, which we appreciate. She has templates prepared to for those of us who are lost in wilderness of choices. Thank you for a great day that I will always remember.Sent on 05/07/2020
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Oh, Lorie, you are a poet. And I am deeply touched by your words. My goodness. Thank you. It was an honor to be a part of your and Rhonda’s wedding and to share in all the love of your family and guests, not to mention your fur children welcoming committee. It was a beautiful time of love and I was so lucky to get to share it with all of you. Thank you for including me. I know you are going to have a beautiful life together.
Deb Krumholz Musson · Getting married on 03/03/2022
Barbara was amazing
Barbara worked with us in short order to create and perform a wedding ceremony. We were getting married during the midst of the COVID 19 outbreak and we had to keep modifying our plans and she was very accommodating to continue to work with our changes.Sent on 03/31/2020
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you, Deb. You and Will had a very special wedding, despite the Covid requirements pulling the rug out from under you. So glad your friends’ home was available for us so you could begin your marriage on the day you had planned. Hugs to all of you in your family as you go forward in your lives. Stay safe!
Amy and Eric Boerner · Getting married on 02/05/2021
Personal, Intimate, Perfect!
Reverend Lodge provided us with the wedding of our dreams! Professional guidance and helpful tips, plus a service tailored to our desires and beliefs. Could not be better! Barbara is a delightful person who obviously loves her profession!Sent on 05/31/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:How kind of you, Amy and Eric. Thank you. I loved playing a part in your love story and came away from your wedding every bit as touched as were all your guests. Hugs to all of you!
Peter Mann · Getting married on 01/05/2021
Professional, Warm Officiant
We are so happy that we chose Rev Barbara Lodge to serve as the officiant for our wedding. She was recommended by our wedding coordinator and has been so great to work with. She was flexible in meeting with us over facetime and tailored the service to what we wanted. Barbara is punctual, professional, communicates well, is warm and really cared about us. She did a fantastic job in crafting and delivering the service.Sent on 05/29/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you so much, Peter. I really loved getting to meet you and Sylvia and sharing in your love on your wedding day. And what a beautiful wedding it was. Your vows were were so beautiful and heartfelt that they were sure to have touched everyone there as much as they did me. Many happy trails to you both.
Hilary Delbridge · Married on 04/11/2020
Best of the Best
We can't say enough great things about Rev. Lodge! It was truly a pleasure to work with her throughout the planning process. She met with us and created an incredible, custom ceremony that captured our relationship beautifully. We received so much positive feedback about Rev. Lodge from our guests, as well. She is absolute perfection.Sent on 11/25/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you, Hilary. It was a joy to get to help you and Will launch your marriage and I will always remember your happy faces during the ceremony. You were both beaming with joy! Have a beautiful life together.
Julia · Married on 12/21/2019
Amazing to work with!
Barbara was amazing to work with! She helped us with our vows, coordinating the ceremony, and added personal nuances throughout the ceremony. Barbara calmed our nerves on the big day, and we were so thankful to have her by our side when we said "I do!" We highly recommend Barbara for couples that are interested in spiritual ceremonies, however she was able to add any religious undertones that we requested.Sent on 01/07/2020
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you, Julia. I loved being a part of your wedding and the peanut-butter-and-jelly ceremony idea was a HUGE hit with all your guests. It was as one-of-a-kind as you guys are and a perfect addition to your wedding ceremony. Enjoy your path of being there for each other - you make a perfect team!
Stephanie · Married on 10/19/2019
So happy with our decision to hire Reverend Barbara Lodge!
Choosing Reverend Barbara Lodge to officiate our wedding was such a wonderful decision. We absolutely loved working with her. She worked with us to make sure we had the ceremony that we were looking for and made the process so easy. On the day of, she guided us and took the stress out of knowing what to do and when to do it. She is very professional and exactly what we needed! If you are currently looking for an officiant, we highly recommend her!Sent on 12/13/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you, Stephanie. I loved getting to share in your and Robert’s love story and helping you begin your married life. Your love for each other was obvious and I you are sure to have a happy life together. Hugs to you both!
Gabrielle Hornung · Married on 10/13/2019
Barbara did such a wonderful job! She was so warm and welcoming from our first meeting and was super responsive any time we needed her. I would highly recommend the custom ceremony - we received numerous compliments on how personal and sweet our ceremony was.Sent on 10/19/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you so much, Gabi. It was an honor to help you and Taylor begin your married life in such a special way, with so much love and happiness surrounding you. It was as perfect as your love for each other. Hugs to you both!
Melissa Guido · Married on 10/05/2019
Such a great officiant!
We loved having Barbara as our officiant! We ended up choosing the completely personalized ceremony option and she wrote a ceremony that was perfect for us. She asked lots of questions and got to know us in order to write something that really felt personal. Everyone afterwards commented on how beautiful the ceremony was. We are so happy that Barbara was part of your day and would definitely recommend her to any other couples!Sent on 10/21/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you, Melissa. What nice things to say. I am very touched. May you and Sam have the perfect life together, full of the love and fun you share all the time. Thank you for choosing me to help you begin your married life. It was my honor.
Claire Manalang · Married on 09/14/2019
A personalized and perfect wedding ceremony!
We absolutely loved working with Barbara! She took the time and care to make our wedding ceremony exactly what we wanted. She took the time to listen to us, hear our story, and get to know us so that she could write the perfect ceremony that fit who we are as a couple. She's the sweetest officiant and everyone at the wedding talked about how great she was. I would recommend her a hundred times over to anyone looking for an officiant for their special day!Sent on 09/25/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you SO much, Claire. I loved being a part of your and Ross’ wedding and helping you create a ceremony that fit you so well. Your love has touched my heart and I will always be sending you my best wishes for a grand life together. What amazing horizons you will reach together!
Jahan Taheri · Married on 09/11/2019
Rev Barbara Lodge is Excellent
Rev. Lodge is an exceptional officiant and was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! She is highly professional, personable, and the ceremony she created for our wedding was both elegant and personal. She provided guidance through each step of the process and was very communicative. We couldn't recommend her enough!Sent on 11/22/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you so much, Jahan. It was a joy to meet and work with you and Rachel and to help you create the ceremony you envisioned. Please give my best to your parents and some hugs to each of you. May you have happy horizons and an amazing future together!
Dominique Casteel · Married on 09/03/2019
Barbara Lodge - Officiant Extraordinaire
My husband and I married on a weekday this past September, and when it came to our choice in officiant - we absolutely couldn't be happier. Barbara is the sweetest person, and one of the most organized professionals I have ever met. From our very first meeting, to our conversations via email, and even to our very late start day-of due to a transportation fluke: Barbara made us feel at ease - it was the easiest decision of our whole day! What's even more is that Barbara genuinely cares about her couples - which is quite evident in our pictures! If you live in the triangle area and are looking for an amazing person to share your day with - Choose Rev. Barbara Lodge!Sent on 10/28/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Such kind words, Dominique. Thank you. What fun it was to help you and Dereck create the perfect ceremony to celebrate your 9th anniversary. It was a total joy to be around your fun personalities and that shows up perfectly in the photos you posted. Hugs and happiness to you and your families!
Haley · Married on 08/31/2019
The Ceremony of Our Dreams
Having Rev. Barbara Lodge as our officiant was the best decision we ever made. She is so warm and kind and wrote an incredible wedding ceremony completely tailored to us. The ceremony she created was a complete expression of our relationship and the love and devotion that we share for one another. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Planning with Rev. Lodge was so easy and she genuinely loves getting to know her couples! We couldn't have asked for a better officiant and will cherish our beautiful ceremony forever!Sent on 09/12/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you so very much, Haley. What kind, kind words. It was an honor to help you begin your married life and to share in your love story with you. These happy photos you posted say it all... love, joy and happiness. Amazing tools to take with you into your future together.
Erin Ross · Married on 08/09/2019
We changed our wedding plans from a quick elopement at the courthouse to a small wedding in Mordecai. After reading reviews, I contacted Rev Lodge. She was flexible and was able to officiate our wedding with only two weeks notice. We had the most thoughtful, personal, and lovely wedding ceremony we could have imagined. We can not recommend her enough for a wedding!Sent on 08/14/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:I so loved being a part of your sweet wedding in the charming old St. Mark’s chapel. You and Tommy were glowing through the ceremony and it made my heart smile to see it. Thank you for including me in the launching of your married life and for the lovely words you wrote above. I am very touched. Hugs to you both!
Amy Broman · Married on 07/14/2019
Barbara was recommended to us by the Arrowhead Inn Bed and Breakfast as the officiant who has assisted couples with the celebration of their marriages for years. Barbara is extraordinary--both as a human being and officiant. Barbara welcomed us into her home and spent quality time getting to know the two of us as both a couple and individuals. Barbara offered suggestions that ultimately made our ceremony one-of-a kind and the way in which she was able to weave words together as a celebration of our love created memories for us and our guests that will last a lifetime. Barbara cares for those with whom she works and we will cherish our experience with her always.Sent on 07/19/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:What kind things to say, Amy. Thank you. It was an honor to help you and Eric have a wedding that fit you so well. You couldn’t have chosen a more perfect environment for your intimate wedding and watching your faces as you said your vows to each other was sweet beyond words. Beaming smiles always add a special magic to weddings. Have a great, adventurous life together!
Kayla · Married on 06/22/2019
One of our best wedding decisions was hiring Reverend Barbara Lodge!
One of our best wedding decisions was hiring Reverend Barbara Lodge for our wedding ceremony. We knew we wanted our wedding ceremony to be unique, personalized and not too religious. After meeting with Rev. Lodge at her home, we emailed her the same evening to tell her we would like to hire her for our wedding-we didn’t even want to interview any other officiants. We left her house excited to start planning our ceremony and felt like we would be in the right hands. We chose to do her personalized ceremony and although she wasn’t the cheapest reverend we found we like that she gave us an abundance of information to help us while we planned. We met with her again in April to start the planning process. We had already chosen some elements of our ceremony and she helped us figure out the rest. We incorporated a blessing of the hands ceremony, a wine box ceremony, and a special reading. She was so easy to work with and we knew we could contact her throughout the ceremony planning process if we had any questions or concerns. We Facetimed with her two weeks before our ceremony to finalize everything. She had such great comments and suggestions during all of our planning. She was organized and helped our wedding rehearsal run smoothly. The day of our wedding she showed up on time and dressed very professionally. Our wedding ceremony was beautifully put together and multiple guests gave Barbara high praise. After our ceremony, she mailed our marriage license to the Register of Deeds office. We could not recommend Reverend Barbara Lodge enough and are sad that our planning time with her has come to an end. She was so incredible, and we would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant.Sent on 07/14/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Such kind, kind words, Kayla. Thank you so much. I loved being a part of your wedding and watching you and Cody interacting in your special ways was icing on the cake. The beautiful anniversary box you and Cody made from your grandparents’ old barn wood is sure to become a treasure on so many levels. I hope all the love you place into your letters each year will manifest in your relationship through the years. Hugs to you both!
Carissa Wolford · Married on 05/31/2019
Amazing. Professional. Very caring.
Very professional, quickly responsive, made sure our day was perfect. Coached us through every step!Sent on 06/02/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you, Carissa. I loved being a part of your wedding. You and Keith are obviously so in love with each other and you looked STUNNING in your beautiful dress. Thank you for allowing me to help you begin your married life in such a beautiful way.
Katie · Married on 05/25/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge did an outstanding job officiating our wedding ceremony! She is very easy to work with and kept us informed every step towards the aisle! We appreciate the opportunity to work with her and highly recommend her.Sent on 05/30/2019
Katie & Robert McDermott
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you so much, Katie and Robert. It was a real treat to help you launch your married life. You are going to have grand things arriving on your shared horizon. My best to you and your families. And doesn’t your married name look wonderful written out!
Sarah · Married on 05/18/2019
A beautiful, completely personalized ceremony
From our first virtual meeting with Reverend Lodge, we were struck by her sincerity and the genuine pleasure she took in getting to know us and our story. This was in stark contrast to many other potential vendors we talked to during wedding planning, whose enthusiasm was forced and shallow, and inspired us to book her for our wedding immediately after the consultation. We chose her complete personalization package, and it was evident from the final product and all of our interactions with her along the way that she took great care in crafting a meaningful ceremony that incorporated all the elements that were important to us. During our virtual planning meeting (all meetings before the rehearsal were virtual as we live in a different state from where we were married - these were extremely easy to schedule with Rev Lodge, who accommodated us with weekend meeting times), she patiently answered all our questions about how the ceremony would unfold and provided suggestions for how we could most easily incorporate certain cultural elements, such as a Chinese tea ceremony. She was very flexible with scheduling a somewhat last-minute rehearsal session and patient in walking us through the motions, and on the day of the wedding she came dressed in a perfect match with our color scheme and delivered a beautiful ceremony for us despite the heat at our outdoor venue. We will cherish the video we have of our wedding ceremony all the more because of the personal touches she brought to it and the custom elements she helped us to seamlessly incorporate. We would highly recommend her to any couple looking for a personalized ceremony prepared and delivered by someone who genuinely cares about the couples she works with and works hard to capture the essence of their relationship in the ceremonies she writes.Sent on 07/17/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Sarah, I am so touched. Thank you. I was just thinking about your and Eric’s wedding the other day and how beautiful all the little touches you included were. Watching you serve tea to your parents brought tears to my eyes at the time and again, recently, when I was speaking of it to my daughter. I know you are going to have an amazing life together. Hugs to you both!
Brianna Moloney Hooks · Married on 05/05/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge
Rev. Barbara Lodge is professional, accommodating, and welcoming. When we first met her, we sat down and she asked us different questions like how we met, what kind of ceremony we envisioned, and basically just got to know us. We had another meeting with her a week before our wedding, where we went over the ceremony and got on any last minute details. Her ceremony was written perfectly for us, with the perfect amount of exactly everything we asked for. Rev. Barbara Lodge was absolutely wonderful from start to finish!Sent on 06/10/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you for your very kind words, Brianna. I loved being a part of your wedding and, although the rain moved us indoors, it created an extra intimacy for the ceremony. Of course, your and James’ glowing faces added to the beauty of it as well. Hugs to you both and your adorable son! What fun times are ahead for you are your family of love.
Kylie · Married on 04/13/2019
Rev. Lodge is Amazing!
Barbara was amazing to work with! She crafted a ceremony that was unique to my husband and I. We received so many compliments from our guests about how cute our ceremony was!Sent on 05/04/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you so much, Kylie. I loved being a part of your and Matt’s wedding. All that April rain washed away the pollen for you and made everything clean and new. Mother Nature was definitely smiling on you. Have an amazing life together!
Emma Sternlof · Married on 03/30/2019
So warm and wise - the perfect officiant!
I can't recommend Reverend Barbara highly enough! She provided super-helpful resources to help us develop our ceremony, thoughtful "stage direction" for ceremony logistics, and an incredibly warm, gracious, calming presence at our rehearsal and on the big day. In addition to being highly responsive and professional during planning, Barbara brought a remarkable gravity and sense of the sacred to our agnostic-ish service. I am SO happy that we collaborated with her!Sent on 04/10/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Such kind words, Emma. Thank you. I am so happy we collaborated on your wedding, too. It always makes a difference when you put your hearts into your ceremony creation. Hugs to you and Mike. You are sure to have a magical life together.
Allison Palmer · Married on 03/23/2019
Organized, personalized, and efficient
Rev. Barbara Lodge was our officiant for our March 2019 wedding and we were so pleased with her process. She was very organized and provided us with resources that helped us plan our ceremony efficiently. The style and message of our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned. We highly recommend her service!Sent on 04/08/2019
Rev. Barbara Lodge's reply:Thank you for your very kind words, Allison. It was wonderful to get to play a part in your love story. I hope you and Robert have an amazing life together!
Jessie Fredrickson · Married on 03/09/2019
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.
Scott Townsend · Married on 02/16/2019
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 02/24/2019
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!