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Santa Barbara Ministers

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Forever Yours Weddings
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Cheri P.
Verified review

REV Jeanie did a great job meeting our needs. She is vey personable and goes out of her way to make things special. Highly recommend her for your wedding needs, big or small.

Sacred and Unique Weddings
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Staci A.
Verified review

We needed an officiant at super short notice. We were having a small, standing only ceremony in Solvang, CA. Our guest list was only 12 people. We wanted a short & sweet vow exchange, but we did not write our own vows so we also needed the officiant to provide vows. We asked to keep it fairly traditional, but not super religious. Fortunately for us, we had a few responses to our last minute request. (Thumbtack rocks!) Dani responded with a quote almost immediately which is huge to me, customer service-wise. We hired her Wednesday morning for a Friday wedding. I actually called her on the drive to CA to touch base with her since we wouldn't have time to meet in person. She was warm and friendly and easy to talk to and work with. She emailed me a copy of the short ceremony (10-15 minute per my request). The ceremony included a couple of blessings and mentions of God. She asked if I wanted to include them or not, and requested approval of the ceremony & vows. My husband is not religious, whereas I have a strong religious background. Our guests were of mixed religious views as well. I thought her ceremony and blessings were perfect so I asked her to include them. The day of our wedding Dani was absolutely wonderful. She could not have done a better job. Even my non-religious husband said he was glad I kept the "blessings & God-stuff" in our ceremony. From the uber-religious (eek! female clergy?!) to the totally atheist, every single person in our party gave her rave reviews. I would HIGHLY recommend Dani Antman to anyone who needs a wedding officiant or any other service she offers.

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Cristen C.
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Our good friend became an ordained minister so he could perform our wedding ceremony. Unfortunately he became ill so we had to find someone else quickly! Luckily we found Pastor Mark! Not only was his price beyond reasonable but during the ceremony, we felt as if he truly knew us. It is evident that Mark genuinely cares about the act of marriage and the binding of two people together. We are so blessed to have found Mark to officiate our wedding on such short notice. Highly recommended!! Thank you Pastor Mark!

  • 38 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Bruce S.
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This guy is a wedding planner, DJ Minister and a friend wrapped up into one stop shop. (Everything but decorate the cake) My wife and I had a super day. Couldn't be happiert

Rabbi Gary Spero
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leona B.
Verified review

Our experience with Rabbi Gary exceeded my expectations. All of our guests appreciated the thoughtful yet succinct explanations of all of the traditional elements of the ceremony (the huppah, the glass, the kettubah, the wine, the prayer shawl, the seven circles, the rings, etc). Most importantly, he is a kind person who accepted us as we were - a same-sex inter-racial inter-faith couple - and always made us feel cared for. I would highly recommend that anyone seeking a Rabbi for their life events or celebration to have a meeting or a chat with Rabbi Gary!

Santa Barbara Minister
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
Verified review

Anita is amazing. When you are looking for someone to officiate the most important day of your life, you always want to find the best fit. Anita was that person. She is full of life and so helpful in deciding which location (out of many!) in Santa Barbara that we could get married-- without having to pay a big fee or get a permit. Anita is also very fair and reasonable with her cost of services, and she also made sure that we had good pictures to remember our big day! If you are looking for a minister that can be your one-stop shop-- and guide you through the process of getting married, where to go for a license, the entire process of getting hitched without any hiccups, definitely book Anita as your officiant. She is the best!

SB Wedding Guy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Blair N.
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Pastor Jono is so great to work with! We met with him before the wedding and he made us feel so comfortable. I loved that he got to know us and really cared about our love story. He truly made our ceremony so special with adding little facts about our relationship. Thank you Jono!!!

  • 34 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda G.
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We planned a beautiful backyard wedding. It was so reassuring to have Michael Mirth as our wedding officiant -- he kept everything running smoothly and his confidence was contagious. Also the words he chose for our ceremony were moving and perfect. =)

Alexander Ministry
4.8
from 5 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Marj G.
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We only had a few months to prepare our wedding and we were lucky to find Laurie from Alexander Ministry. She offered us the most affordable and reasonable price. She was very helpful from day one. She answered all our questions promptly and made sure to assist us with all our needs. It was a pleasure working with her. Our ceremony was lovely and heartfelt. We could not ask for more. We highly recommend Laurie Alexander as a wedding officiant. She provided us with great service and outstanding professionalism. :)

  • 7 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel S.
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Nancy was wonderful. She's outgoing and loving and performed a sweet and simple ceremony for me and my husband. I highly recommend her!!!

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Your ceremony needs to reflect your beliefs, personality, and lifestyle. All beliefs, philosophies, and traditions, are honored and included. Call us if you want the most memorable, original, and meaningful ceremony. Opt out of a cookie-cutter ceremony; instead, speak up as the bride and groom, so we at The Ventura County Wedding Minister can best understand what you want to achieve. Are you into something fun, crazy and comical, or is it conservative and traditional? Perhaps it is unique with a sand ceremony on Ventura County beach? Whatever your dream wedding ceremony consists of or whatever venue you choose, The Ventura County Wedding Minister will make it happen!

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a gifted officiant who brings a deep LOVING PRESENCE to each ceremony, enveloping family and friends in a touching sacred connection with the bride and groom. "Barbara took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple. It was abundantly clear that she really cared about us and wanted our wedding day to be everything we dreamed it could be... and it was! Thank you Barbara for encouraging us to dive into the essence of our relationship and connect deeply with the joy and love of our momentous day!

About

I was in seminary training for 12 solid years in preparation for ordination as a Catholic Priest. Since then I have spent more than 30 years in working with couples through Marriage Encounter, Engaged Encounter and wedding celebrations. When I was eight years old I was an altar boy, serving weddings on Saturdays. I have helped plan and then celebrate weddings for 39 years and I bring that experience and knowledge to your wedding. Some ceremonies are very religious and others are not so much, but each of them are holy in their own way. God is present in the love of husband and wife.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Your wedding ceremony is unique to each of the couples I wed. Meeting with them in advance gives us the opportunity to understand your desires and your relationship. You may create your own vows or we can work together to make your vows personal. Your wedding vows are the most important part of your wedding and strengthen your relationship. My professionalism, compassion, and commitment to you makes me unique.

  • 34 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Being united as one should be one of the happiest days of any couple's lives. Let your journey begin right either on the beach, at a park, in a back yard, or in a place of worship.

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