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Officiant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina,
(919) 942-2808
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    Amy Broman

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  • Barbara was recommended to us by the Arrowhead Inn Bed and Breakfast as the officiant who has assisted couples with the celebration of their marriages for years. Barbara is extraordinary--both as a human being and officiant. Barbara welcomed us into her home and spent quality time getting to know the two of us as both a couple and individuals. Barbara offered suggestions that ultimately made our ceremony one-of-a kind and the way in which she was able to weave words together as a celebration of our love created memories for us and our guests that will last a lifetime. Barbara cares for those with whom she works and we will cherish our experience with her always.

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    What kind things to say, Amy. Thank you. It was an honor to help you and Eric have a wedding that fit you so well. You couldn’t have chosen a more perfect environment for your intimate wedding and watching your faces as you said your vows to each other was sweet beyond words. Beaming smiles always add a special magic to weddings. Have a great, adventurous life together!

    Kayla

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  • One of our best wedding decisions was hiring Reverend Barbara Lodge for our wedding ceremony. We knew we wanted our wedding ceremony to be unique, personalized and not too religious. After meeting with Rev. Lodge at her home, we emailed her the same evening to tell her we would like to hire her for our wedding-we didn’t even want to interview any other officiants. We left her house excited to start planning our ceremony and felt like we would be in the right hands. We chose to do her personalized ceremony and although she wasn’t the cheapest reverend we found we like that she gave us an abundance of information to help us while we planned. We met with her again in April to start the planning process. We had already chosen some elements of our ceremony and she helped us figure out the rest. We incorporated a blessing of the hands ceremony, a wine box ceremony, and a special reading. She was so easy to work with and we knew we could contact her throughout the ceremony planning proces... Read more

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    Such kind, kind words, Kayla. Thank you so much. I loved being a part of your wedding and watching you and Cody interacting in your special ways was icing on the cake. The beautiful anniversary box you and Cody made from your grandparents’ old barn wood is sure to become a treasure on so many levels. I hope all the love you place into your letters each year will manifest in your relationship through the years. Hugs to you both!

    Carissa Wolford

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  • Very professional, quickly responsive, made sure our day was perfect. Coached us through every step!

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    Thank you, Carissa. I loved being a part of your wedding. You and Keith are obviously so in love with each other and you looked STUNNING in your beautiful dress. Thank you for allowing me to help you begin your married life in such a beautiful way.

    Katie

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  • Rev. Barbara Lodge did an outstanding job officiating our wedding ceremony! She is very easy to work with and kept us informed every step towards the aisle! We appreciate the opportunity to work with her and highly recommend her. Katie & Robert McDermott Raleigh, N.C.

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    Thank you so much, Katie and Robert. It was a real treat to help you launch your married life. You are going to have grand things arriving on your shared horizon. My best to you and your families. And doesn’t your married name look wonderful written out!

    Sarah

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  • From our first virtual meeting with Reverend Lodge, we were struck by her sincerity and the genuine pleasure she took in getting to know us and our story. This was in stark contrast to many other potential vendors we talked to during wedding planning, whose enthusiasm was forced and shallow, and inspired us to book her for our wedding immediately after the consultation. We chose her complete personalization package, and it was evident from the final product and all of our interactions with her along the way that she took great care in crafting a meaningful ceremony that incorporated all the elements that were important to us. During our virtual planning meeting (all meetings before the rehearsal were virtual as we live in a different state from where we were married - these were extremely easy to schedule with Rev Lodge, who accommodated us with weekend meeting times), she patiently answered all our questions about how the ceremony would unfold and provided suggestions for how we could... Read more

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    Sarah, I am so touched. Thank you. I was just thinking about your and Eric’s wedding the other day and how beautiful all the little touches you included were. Watching you serve tea to your parents brought tears to my eyes at the time and again, recently, when I was speaking of it to my daughter. I know you are going to have an amazing life together. Hugs to you both!

    Brianna Moloney Hooks

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  • Rev. Barbara Lodge is professional, accommodating, and welcoming. When we first met her, we sat down and she asked us different questions like how we met, what kind of ceremony we envisioned, and basically just got to know us. We had another meeting with her a week before our wedding, where we went over the ceremony and got on any last minute details. Her ceremony was written perfectly for us, with the perfect amount of exactly everything we asked for. Rev. Barbara Lodge was absolutely wonderful from start to finish!

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    Thank you for your very kind words, Brianna. I loved being a part of your wedding and, although the rain moved us indoors, it created an extra intimacy for the ceremony. Of course, your and James’ glowing faces added to the beauty of it as well. Hugs to you both and your adorable son! What fun times are ahead for you are your family of love.

    Kylie

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  • Barbara was amazing to work with! She crafted a ceremony that was unique to my husband and I. We received so many compliments from our guests about how cute our ceremony was!

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    Thank you so much, Kylie. I loved being a part of your and Matt’s wedding. All that April rain washed away the pollen for you and made everything clean and new. Mother Nature was definitely smiling on you. Have an amazing life together!

    Emma Sternlof

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  • I can't recommend Reverend Barbara highly enough! She provided super-helpful resources to help us develop our ceremony, thoughtful "stage direction" for ceremony logistics, and an incredibly warm, gracious, calming presence at our rehearsal and on the big day. In addition to being highly responsive and professional during planning, Barbara brought a remarkable gravity and sense of the sacred to our agnostic-ish service. I am SO happy that we collaborated with her!

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    Such kind words, Emma. Thank you. I am so happy we collaborated on your wedding, too. It always makes a difference when you put your hearts into your ceremony creation. Hugs to you and Mike. You are sure to have a magical life together.

    Allison Palmer

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  • Rev. Barbara Lodge was our officiant for our March 2019 wedding and we were so pleased with her process. She was very organized and provided us with resources that helped us plan our ceremony efficiently. The style and message of our ceremony was exactly what we envisioned. We highly recommend her service!

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    Thank you for your very kind words, Allison. It was wonderful to get to play a part in your love story. I hope you and Robert have an amazing life together!

    Jessie Fredrickson

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  • Barbara Lodge was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. I was pushing to have a friend do the ceremony, but my fiance wanted someone more official, and I am so glad we went his route. Barbara is extremely kind, down-to-earth and easy to work with. Her ceremony is thoughtful and well done. We had her come to our rehearsal and she helped us get through all the kinks since we didn't have a wedding planner. She is worth every penny and I am so happy we decided to hire her. You should, too!

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    Thank you so much, Jessie. I loved being a part of your wedding and I am very glad you went along with Andrew’s suggestion, too! Your wedding was very special and I really loved the addition of the bagpipes. But most especially, I loved watching you and Andrew share your vows. Life is sure to hold many wonderful things in store and I hope you guys have a grand life together.

    Scott Townsend

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  • It was our pleasure to have Reverend Barbara conduct our wedding. She officiated the ceremony with grace and ease. My wife and I were very happy to have her with us on this most important day.

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    Thank you so much, Scott. I loved being a part of your wedding story and that we will always share a wedding anniversary date. My husband and I will toast the two of you every year. Hugs to you and Cindy!

    Joann Chea

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  • Rev. Barbara Lodge was amazing. I attempted the task of planning the wedding on my own and hiring a day of coordinator. After a failed attempt with a different wedding officiant I was slightly panicked. I lived out of state and had trouble finding an officiant I thought i could trust. My day of coordinator recommended Rev. Lodge and I could not have been more please. She was truly a professional! Her responses were always timely and she was VERY WELL organized. Rev. Lodge was able to guide me and fiance (now husband) through the process of outlining our ceremony program and even some suggestions on how to pen our ring vows. When I finally received the program from Rev. Lodge, complete with her homily, I was completely moved to tears. She was able to personalize the message to me and my husband's history and current relationship and it seemed as she had known us for so much longer than just a few short months. I fully recommend Rev. Lodge - you will not be disappointed. I am thr... Read more

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    Thank you so much, Joann. I will always love that I got to be a part of your amazing wedding at Forest Theater, and watching you make your grand entrance down those regal stairs will always be with me. My best always to you and Scott for a perfect life together!

    Marianne Elizabeth Dotson

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  • I don't even know where to begin. Rev. Barbara Lodge is simply the best. She was so accommodating, not only with simple changes to the ceremony script but also with assisting us to plan from long distance. She is so kind and professional, she becomes like family in not time. We wish we could do it all over again, if just to share this experience with her. You will not be disappointed. Love, The Kellehers November 3rd, 2018 The Angus Barn Raleigh, NC

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    Thank you so much, Marianne. You had such a romantic wedding and the photo you used for your profile here says it all. LOVE it! I know you and Brian are going to have an amazing life together and I think you for including me in your wedding. It was an honor.

    Jian

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  • Bryan and I are so happy we chose Rev. Lodge as our officiant. She helped us create a beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony. We were able to include special elements of a Filipino wedding. She makes the ceremony unique to the couple. She is very organized and provided a lot of resources for the ceremony. Thank you again, Rev Lodge!

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    I am just now seeing your very kind review, Jian. Thank you. I am very touched. It was wonderful to share in your wedding day with you and I wish you and Bryan all the best Life has to offer.

    Zach C

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  • Rev. Lodge was exactly what we were looking for in our officiant! She took our cares, desires, and concerns in regard to the ceremony and crafted a sweetly pragmatic rite that succinctly captured what we wanted in a wedding ceremony: a celebration of our respect for each other and our desire to grow with each other, with no mentions of religion or patriarchal traditions. Delivery was perfect, and she expertly handled some last minute instructions from our event coordinator.

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    Thank you so much, Zach. I loved being a part of your wedding and thank you for the honor. Have a beautiful life together.

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