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Officiant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
(954) 646-1326
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    Faith Moore

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  • Cantor Debbi Ballard was the perfect officiant for our wedding! She was so easy to work with and made sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted! So many of our guests at our wedding told us how beautiful our ceremony was! We definitely highly recommend her!

    Whitney Coren

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  • I was very happy with Cantor Debbie and the way she was very personal with me and my fiancé and she sat down with us and asked us what we wanted and was very easy to get along with. She performed a beautiful ceremony and I was very happy with how everything turned out.

    Toby

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  • Cantor Debbi was an absolute pleasure to work with!! She was very attentive and helpful throughout the entire process and truly made our wedding extra special! She formed a bond with both me and my husband and I know we will continue to stay in touch! Both of our families also loved her and felt very connected and included (both the Jewish side and the non-Jewish side)!

    N B S

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  • Debbie got to know the couple and was also happy to meet with their parents. She encouraged incorporating everyone's values into the ceremony, and went above and beyond to not offend anyone by going "too far" or "not enough" (both were "mixed" marriages regarding religion). She incorporated as much "Jewish Traditions" as was requested. She met separately with the couple and then again with the couple and their parents. She was timely at the meetings and at the ceremonies as well, and always had a smile on her face. The ceremony felt like she has known our families and the couple for years. SUGGESTIONS - Ask her not to wear her black "talit" as it didn't look pretty against the white wedding dress. Also let her know if you want her to sign and play guitar. FYI - I really don't recall how much her fee was, but let's just say we used her twice and my niece is using her next month for her wedding.

    David

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  • First of all, Debbie is absolutely AMAZING!!! We did an interfaith wedding and she was so accommodating! She actually performed the ceremony with my mother in law who is ordained and they co-officiated. They performed wonderfully! Debbie is very thorough and professional, but also a lot of fun. She is always smiling and happy. We definitely plan to stay in contact with her and I would definitely recommend her for hire! Also, you should definitely have her sing at your wedding. Its a super cool touch and she is really good!

    Loren

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  • Debbi Ballard was the officant at our wedding and we were so pleased to have her by our side. Because this was an interfaith wedding she set up time to talk with us both about our beliefs and what we wanted our of our ceremony, blessings etc. We reviewed several passages until we found the one that was perfect for us. She guided us during the whole process and when it came to the day of, everything was perfect and you could tell the guests felt included and could relate to everything she was saying about love, life and the importance of a happy marriage. She even played the guitar and sang beautifully! Not to mention, she helped us find and even proof our Ketubah :)

    User6500747

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  • Beautiful ceremony. She does a great job of explaining the Jewish rituals during interfaith wedding.

    Veronica

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  • There is no one like Cantor Debbi. She is more than a ray of sunshine, she is the sun. She has given my husband and I the best possible beginning to our happily ever after. She has taught us, expanded our knowledge of one another and challenged our questions to start the most solidified foundation I could have ever hoped for my marriage. I fell in love with her the very first time we met her. Since then, she has become an incredible source of encouragement, influence and inspiration. I'm so thankful for having met her. And we are so excited to continue tackling life together as a Jewish couple with her love and guidance.

    Cindy

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  • Cantor Debbi was absolutely phenomenal !! From the first moment we made contact, I felt a close connection with her. She really took the time to get to know us and helped create our perfect ceremony. She gave us great advice for our ketubah and our couples reading. She explained all of the parts of our Jewish ceremony to our guests and made them all feel included. Our ceremony was on the beach in Key West, Florida and Cantor Debbi drove back and forth from Fort Lauderdale to be with us. She was always extremely responsive which was important when trying to plan things long distance. She is very talented with her guitar and singing - she has a beautiful voice and it was very spiritual. We were so fortunate to have Cantor Debbi as our officiant - she made all of our wedding dreams come true!

    Stephen

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  • Debbie made special day even more so with her professionalism, her sensitivity to our needs and most importantly her compassion .

    Danielle

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  • I highly recommend Cantor Debbi! She is very professional, accommodating and extremely passionate about her job! She really took the time to get to know my fiancé and I and helped us personalize the ceremony to make it exactly what we wanted.

    Jenny

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  • Debbi is an amazing officiant and person. She sets a warm, inviting tone for your event without taking away traditions. We had many guests of all ages at our son"s Bar Mitzvah that had never been to one before. Debbie creates an inclusive atmosphere for all and explains the ceremony and traditions throughout the service. So many of our guests, both Jewish and not Jewish said it was such a wonderful experience & "why can't they all be like that?"

    Michele

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  • Cantor Debbi is AH-mazing!!!!!!! She has officiated over several events for our family over the past 4 years, and she makes each one different, special and absolutely the best. Whether a mitzvah, wedding, or memorial service, Cantor Debbi gives her heart and soul each time. We always receive compliments on the service that she provides, and she takes the time to get to know her familes. She has a knack for being able to incorporate may different aspects into her services, so that no one feels left out or ignored. We consider her a part of our family now and we LOVE her!!!!!

    Christina

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  • Debbi was great! She really loves what she does! She incorporated who we were into our ceremony and she made it fun. She was professional and very thorough. My ceremony was amazing! I would highly recommend her!

    T

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  • Debbi was amazing to work with. We had another Officiant at the ceremony and they were able to create a beautifully harmonious ceremony together. She was very flexible with our requests and really listened to us to understand the type of ceremony we wanted. Would definitely recommend her.
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