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Barbara Ann Michaels, Jester of the Peace

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PO Box 715 Planetarium Station
New York, NY, NY
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(646) 648-0128

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  • 167 Reviews


    Lysa

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  • Words cannot express how grateful my new husband and I were to have Barbara Ann Michaels create our wedding. She took so much time to learn our love story and created a magical ceremony for us and our guests. We worked with her for a few months before the wedding to co-create the perfect wedding experience. She guided us to write our personalized vows and create a unique ceremony full of love and meaning. Barbara Ann is kind, personable, grounded, easy to talk to, and her experience gave tremendous support before and during our wedding. She even was very considerate during the ceremony and would move to the side when my husband and I spoke to give us intimate moments. Her beautiful energy and way with words made our ceremony heartwarming and everyone was so moved. Our guests, my husband and myself were all brought to tears and laughed with joy during the ceremony. We are so grateful to Barbara Ann for giving us these beautiful memories and feel so blessed to have had her as par... Read more

    Estefania

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  • Barbara was amazing! She made our small ceremony exactly what we wanted!

    Nina

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  • We just got married at a wonderful place in Central Park in New York City on 9/22/2018. Barbara was our Officiant. From the first time we spoke with Barbara through today — WE LOVED HER!! Our ceremony was beautiful and it was wonderfully done by Barbara!!!

    Fiona Goh

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  • Nothing short of a pleasure working with Barbara who took pains to get to know us (remotely no less as we are based in Singapore) n telling our story w much sincerity n love.

    David

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  • We are thrilled that we selected Barbara Ann Michaels as our Wedding Officiant. Barbara is a professional who takes the stress out of planning the perfect ceremony. She listens carefully and then works with you to create a unique presentation of your love story. Barbara is an artist who is easy to work with and reviews every detail from beginning to end. She is a walking encyclopedia on "everything wedding". You can ask her for advice on photographers, accessories and traditions and have excellent answers in an instant. When the big day finally came, Barbara's delivery was superb and our guests alternated between laughter and tears of joy. Our personalized ceremony spoke volumes about how our love story came to life and set the tone for the rest of the day. Thank you Barbara for a job well done!

    Andrew

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  • From our initial contact with Barbara Ann, we knew we were in good hands. We documented our love story, the basis of our ceremony, from a starting point that was founded in caring interviews Barbara Ann conducted with us individually. From this exercise of having us each relive how we came together, what we mean to one another, how our families are blending, and the vision we share for our future together, Barbara Ann designed a ceremony that was unique to us. As the big day approached, we finalized the details together, Barbara Ann reassuring us at each step. And, as we readied ourselves for what is often a ‘nervous moment’, Barbara Ann held our hands in hers, told us that our only job was to love each other and repeat after her, we were reassured that everything would be perfect. It was. The comments we received from our guests praising the beauty and spirituality of the ceremony speak volumes more than I can attest here. People were touched, deeply. Barbara Ann’s warmt... Read more

    Priscilla

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  • Coming from Australia to NYC for our wedding was made easy with Barbara - we could not have ask for a better day. We highly recommend Barbara and can't rate her high enough. Barbara was an excellent Celebrant - she is a fantastic communicator and organiser. Best of all, she's a very nice person.

    Jill

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  • It was truly a pleasure working on our ceremony with Barbara! She is a very talented story teller and we received many compliments from our guests on her delivery and on our vows, which were tailor made for us. Neither my husband or I are religious and we were not sure how to create a ceremony and vows that would be meaningful, personal, and interesting to others. Barbara walked us through her process of telling our story and creating the ceremony we wanted. We are also not very sentimental and are a bit more reserved. Barbara understood our style and never had us do anything that felt unnatural to us. She had good recommendation to make things more unique and personal that helped us create our ceremony. We highly recommend working with Barbara to share your love story!

    Paul

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  • Barbara is absolutely amazing! From the beginning to the final moment, she helped us through the entire process with ease, excitement, and splendor. She made our ceremony more than the usual process, she helped make it a moment to treasure and adore forever! She handled so much of the process and challenges that it made everything go so smoothly for our perfect moment. Barbara is amazing and she possesses a unique talent to bring love and happiness to each couple she assists in there special moment of marriage. She even had great ideas and recommendations for other aspects of the ceremony which proved extremely successful! I full-heartedly recommend Barbara and words are just not enough to express how AWESOME she really is!

    Chelsea

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  • We reached out to Barbara last minute to officiate our wedding. She was flexible and easy to work with, even though we gave her a super tight time frame. Our ceremony was perfect - exactly how we wanted it. She takes direction and makes you feel comfortable with whatever decisions you make about your day.

    Jenette

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  • What a pleasure it was working with Barbara Ann Michaels!! I feel truly lucky we used her for our wedding ceremony. She had the most beautiful way with her words!! Her soft spoken, kind and sincere ways exceeded our expectations in every way Barbara always got back to us with any questions or concerns we had very quickly, which really helped during such stressful planning days I hope everyone is as lucky as we were to be married by such a beautiful person like Barbara

    Risa

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  • We absolutely loved working with Barbara! She is a true professional who immediately feels like a friend. The ceremony was one of the most intimidating parts of the wedding planning process, because we are not a traditionally romantic couple and didn’t know how to even begin expressing our love for one another in front of everyone we care about. However, Barbara took us step-by-step and showed us how we could be sweet and deeply personal without being cheesy or forced. She helped us put into words what love means for us: imperfect, enduring, fun, maddening, and a little bit nerdy. :) She had the extra challenge of combining Filipino Catholic and Jewish traditions into a non-religious ceremony and thanks to her openness to creative solutions, as well as her calm and nurturing energy, the combination of cultures felt seamless and even fun. Not to mention, her delivery on the day of our wedding was flawless. My husband and I got married almost 5 months ago, and our friends and family ar... Read more

    Kate

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  • Barbara was everything we could've wished for our wedding. The ceremony was so personalized and was exactly what we had always dreamed of. Our friends and family post the wedding all raved about the ceremony. Barbara was professional, spoke with emotion and really got us as a couple. Would highly recommend her!

    Xiao Li

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  • Barbara is a great person to work with. We created a beautiful ceremony with her, pulling readings from Buddhist, Hindu, Christian holy books. She gave us a list of profound meaningful questions to ponder before she interviewed us individually to write our love story. She is a great storyteller and a kind compassionate loving soul, she'll certainly add to your ceremony, and it won't be a generic ceremony experience, she's one of a kind special.

    Bow

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  • Choosing the right officiant is one of the most important parts of your wedding, it sets the tone for the entire day. As my husband had been married before, he was already wary of the ceremony in front of all our family and friends. I knew to get to agree to it, I had to find just the right person. A mix of humor, warmth and someone who wouldn't just read - but would share our story. After reading Barbara's reviews and looking at her web site, I knew she was a contender. And after speaking with her on the phone, where she listened intently to the story of how we met, of our "blended" family and how to integrate them into the ceremony, I knew she was it. Barbara offered suggestions for poems to read during the ceremony and I chose Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which I adore and had never read before. She also asked what she should wear, and when I said something blue to match our flowers and MOH...she showed up in a beautiful blue dress and scarf - making our whole presence look flawless... Read more
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