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I cant say enough about Pastor Barbara. She was there for us during our engagement/commitment ceremony and we also hired her to officiate our wedding. Pastor Barbara was very flexible and very understanding to our needs. Thank you so much Pastor Barbara for making our day very memorable!Sep 17, 2018Verified
It was a pleasure having Barbara officiate our wedding. She made herself available to discuss details of the wedding and seemed genuinely interested in learning about myself and my husband. She arrived early the day of the wedding and took time to meet with my husband, which helped to calm his nerves lol. I would recommend her services to anyone in need of an officiant.May 31, 2018Verified
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Barbara! She made our event FUN... Barbara stayed in touch and kept us in the loop about everything, from beginning to end! Even when we changed our date she worked with us. I love the vows she wrote. They were personalized to "our" taste and not just the traditional "I do's." Thank you for being so easy-going Barbara... You certainly took the stress out of things. Would I recommend Barbara Hawes to officiate your wedding? "I Do!"Sep 14, 2016Verified
Pastor Barbara did a great job executing our ceremony on Sunday. We rewrote a lot of the ceremony script after getting some ideas from various resources online, and she was OK with it! We added a "jar of life" lesson (twist on sand ceremony), mini opening meditation lead by a friend, and the Art of Marriage reading by my now-husband's uncle, a mini singing duet, in addition to a bubble send-off. It was the perfect mix of spiritual with a hint of religious. We also had a few pre-marital sessions with Barbara, which helped us work on our communication and get comfortable with her as well before the wedding. We also appreciate that her price was reasonable compared to other officiants, and she was so flexible. She spoke with the perfect done during the ceremony and covered everything, even though we made unique changes down to the wire. We definitely recommend her! Thanks again Barbara! :)Nov 1, 2018VerifiedWeddings Your Way's reply
A very unique ceremony for a very unique and wonderful couple! Thank you for the opportunity to work with you!
All of the a above. I found our officiant responsive and pleasant and handled our changes and somewhat disorganization with professional quality. I would recommend her to anyone interested in using an officiant.May 16, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I believe that the officiant's work is important, but the price should not be so much that it is prohibitive. You are never charged extra -- I estimate my price from the time spent researching and writing your ceremony, and the distance/tolls to travel. Signing forms, rehearsals, etc are all part of the quote.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I like to meet with someone in person or on the phone get to know them a little better and what they want in the ceremony. I then draft up a service and the couple approves it. I can help with organizing the wedding party at the rehearsal, or offer other resources as needed.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Ordained minister for the past 5 years, double major in Philosophy/Religion and Psychology; PhD in Clinical Psychology.