Lasting Moments Ministries
It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 49 times
10 years in business
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Type of ceremony
Service type (affiliation)
Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Barbara made our wedding most memorable. We were a little leary of hiring an officiant to perform our ceremony we didn't think it would be very personal. The opposite was true Barbara made it not only personable but very moving. She left this with the long lasting awesome memory of our dayAug 26, 2014Verified
Barbara was our 5-31-14 Wedding officiant. We struggled with who we wanted to marry us and were nervous about hiring someone we didn't know but Barbara put our nerves at ease. Barbara met with us as much as we would like and was prompt with responses if we had questions. She was very easy to work with and catered to our every request and made our wedding ceremony truly unique and one of a kind. Barbara is very professional and we felt she was genuinely invested in making sure we wanted a marriage and not just a wedding! :) A+++ work Thanks so much!Jun 9, 2014Verified
Barbara did a beautiful job as our wedding officiate! When we first hired her, she made a point to get to know us so that we had the perfect ceremony made specifically for us. She learned our story, shared her experiences with us, and offered her suggestions on the things that we weren't sure about. We had a good mix of religious and non religious guests attending our wedding, and she made a wonderfully tasteful ceremony to assure nobody felt uncomfortable, while at the same time held on to what we personally wanted from our wedding ceremony. It could not have been done any better. During the rehearsal, she took charge and made sure EVERYONE knew their duties and responsibilities, and she made sure to go through it several times to make sure it stuck in everyone's head for the big day. Barbara is a beautiful speaker, and can add just the right amount of flair to a ceremony for it to be enjoyable for the guests to listen to while still keeping it classy and professional. Barbara speaks from the heart, and offers good sound advice. She is friendly and down to earth and so lovable! We are so happy that we found her. I would also like to mention that she offers a few other services that are wedding related. So if you don't have solid plans for everything yet, DEFINITELY check with her and see if she can help in other aspects of your wedding as well. Her husband was our backup sound guy, and also provided the microphone and speakers for Barbara. I cannot recommend Barbara enough, she did an outstanding job for our wedding, and we are still getting compliments about how beautiful and touching our ceremony was. I recommend her to you without any reservations.Sep 22, 2014Verified
Barbara was great! She made planning the ceremony very easy for me and even offered to help with other wedding details. It was also very convenient to have her husband do our ceremony music. I was able to chose each song and with their high quality equipment, it all came together to make a beautiful ceremony!Oct 3, 2015Verified
The ceremony was beautiful and well thought out by the officiant, Barbara. She was incredibly helpful throughout the rehearsal and with timing of the music. She made the whole experience enjoyable and considerably less stressful for all involved. Thank you!May 21, 2014Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I have a base fee for writing, editing and performing the ceremony. Other additional charges that may be billed are rehearsal time, travel expenses, overnight accommodations and excessive wedding delays. Usually a wedding more than 50 miles away will incur travel expenses in the neighborhood of $50 or more. If rehearsal requires an overnight stay, that will need to be added. An added value is an amazing sound system used by professional bands. My husband runs the mixer board and makes sure all of the music sounds as if it was live. Wireless Mics, elevated speakers and high end mixer boards ensure the sound at a wedding ceremony is perfect. Pricing is very reasonable and less than a typical DJ would charge.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I have been involved in weddings in some form or another for close to 40 years. I have done flowers off and on all my life. I have also made wedding and bridesmaid dresses. I dearly love to do cakes and have perfected the art of making sugarpaste flowers that look incredibly real. Wedding guests really love how they look, taste and how beautiful and creative they are. I added a couple of photos of recent cakes I have done. I have also used my creativity to make amazing decorations for huge receptions. Along with these areas, I have also selected music, built playlists for both ceremony and reception, and catered the entire event. Anyway, since I feel I have always been involved in the ministry of weddings, it was only natural that I chose to become a certified officiant. It is this work that is most fulfilling to me.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I do your typical traditional ceremony, I also do more informal weddings. I have done vow renewals, re-marriages and even friendship ceremonies. All of these occasions can be done with as much style and elegance or be as relaxed and informal as the parties wish.