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

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  • We could not have imagined having anyone else officiate our October 2018 wedding at the Carolina Inn - and highly recommend her to everyone! Working with Barbara was an absolute dream - she took the time to learn so much about us ahead of our wedding, and worked with us to personalize our wedding ceremony every step of the way. She truly designed our ceremony specifically for us, and it was absolutely perfect for us and for our guests. And Barbara was warm, friendly, and a joy to work with every step of the way.

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    Thank you so very much, Megan. I loved being a part of your wedding and helping you and Kyle launch your married life. It was totally my honor. I wish for you all the grand things life is sure to hold in store.

    Kristin Brunn

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  • Rev. Lodge was absolutely wonderful to work with! She came highly recommended by our venue and planners and I could not agree with them more. She wrote a beautiful ceremony that reflected us perfectly and provided us with guidance in choosing the elements that were the best fit for us. Throughout the process and up through the day of, she made us feel comfortable and relaxed (not easy to do considering our personalities). She was also extremely helpful with the marriage license process. We are so happy we chose to work with her and highly recommend her to anyone else looking in the Triangle area! Thank you for such a lovely and special ceremony!

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    Thank you so much, Kristin. I am very touched by your words. I loved getting to know you both and sharing in your wedding joy. And I LOVE the profile pic you’ve used here. It makes my heart smile. Hugs to you both. Have a grand life together.

    Carrie

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    5 out of 5
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  • From our first meeting with Barbara Lodge, we knew our ceremony was in good hands. My fiance and I wanted something "custom" for our wedding, but having been to only a few weddings in our lives, didn't really know where to begin. Barbara was a lifesaver, educating us on the significance of many traditional ceremony elements, and giving us an entire booklet full of ways to break the mold. Her guidance was essential in creating a ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple, complete with a "four elements" tasting our guests thought was so unique! Barbara listed attentively during our meetings to craft a wedding address that felt like we'd known each other for years. You can tell she cares about the quality of her ceremonies, because she genuinely cares about the couples she's marrying. Can't say enough kind words about Barbara. She's an absolute gem.

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    What kind, kind words, Carrie. Thank you so much. I am very touched. Your wedding was so special and there was something magical in the air that evening. Thank you for including me in your wedding. It was an honor to help you begin your married life. Hugs to you and Raymond!

    Megan J

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  • Barbara is so great to work with. She really knows what she's doing and met with us to answer all of our questions and walk us through the process before we even signed with her. She is informative, friendly, and punctual. She let us know exactly what we needed and when. The ceremony she performed was perfect to our wants and needs. Highly recommend!

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    Thank you, Megan. i loved being a part of your wedding and know you both are going to be very happy in your married life. I happened to see part of your First Look pictures from a distance and got all choked up. The sweetness between you and Hang will stay with me all my life. ❤️

    Shannon

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    5 out of 5
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  • We absolutely loved Rev. Barbara Lodge. She did an amazing job at holding our hands the whole way through and walking us through every step. She is an absolute amazing writer and created a ceremony that encompassed every aspect of our lives. She is nothing short of perfect. I would recommend her to any couple looking to get married.

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    How kind, Shannon. Thank you. Meeting you and Mike and watching your interactions was wonderful. And being a part of your love story was the icing on the cake. 😊 I hope your Italian honeymoon was every bit as romantic as it sounded. So many grand things lie ahead for you both in your life together and I know you are going to face it all with the unbeatable power of your open smiles and hearts. Congratulations on the start of the next phase of your lives! 💕

    Andrea

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  • Rev. Lodge came highly recommended to us by the wedding coordinator at our venue. She was the first minister we met with and during the meeting we decided we didn’t need to meet with anyone else. We asked her to officiate our ceremony the day we met her. Her warm, welcoming and nonjudgmental approach made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Rev. Lodge will perform the ceremony you desire, as specific or generic as you choose. She is responsive, professional, and an excellent orator. I’ve been to weddings before where the minister’s delivery was subpar at best. This is far from the case with Rev. Lodge. You won’t be disappointed with her services. She takes care of everything and explains the marriage license process thoroughly. She was available for questions all the way up to our wedding day. She even wore our wedding colors to the ceremony! I couldn’t be happier with her service. She made our day truly special.

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    Oh, Andrea. Thank you so much. Your wedding was very special and the love in evidence that day was wonderful to be around. Hugs to you and Mark. I hope you will stay in touch from time to time and let me know how you are doing. 💛

    Katherine

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    5 out of 5
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  • Barbara Lodge was recommended to us by our planner (thank you, Sally Oakley!) and we absolutely loved working with her! She has such a warm, welcoming personality but is also very professional and well-organized in terms of how she gathered information from us and helped us through the marriage license request paperwork. She was very accommodating of and nonjudgemental about our desire to have a concise, nondenominational ceremony in which we could exchange fun, lighthearted custom vows. She was so adaptable and has such great experience with all different types of weddings that I know that she would make an amazing choice for couples seeking ANY type of ceremony whatsoever- it was clear to us throughout the planning process that she really just loves hearing about people falling in love and being a part of their special days. We can't recommend her highly enough!

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    Thank you so much, Katherine. I loved playing a small part in your love story and sharing in your wedding happiness with you, and I was completely honored to do so. May life bring you all the grand things it is sure to hold in store. Hope you guys have a wonderful life together.

    Sayre

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  • Reverend Lodge was absolutely amazing. She was so kind to us and our families throughout the whole wedding. She shared so many great tips and information and really went above and beyond. Plus, she treated us like old friends even though we just met! Thank you Reverend Lodge!

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    You are most welcome, Sayre. Thank you for choosing me for your wedding minister. Your wedding was incredibly sweet and seeing your beaming faces that day was confirmation of how your married life together is going to be. May you have as bright a future as the looks on your faces foretold! 💞

    Maggie

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  • If you want a beautiful, sweet, and personalized ceremony, you have found your officiant! Barbara is the absolute best. From the second we met her we felt so comfortable and taken care of. The ceremony is such an important part and Barbara will tailor it to your needs and wants. We had so much fun meeting with her and designing our ceremony and she really took the time to get to know us and help us make our day special. She is a wonderful listener, has great input and suggestions and will make planning the ceremony an absolute breeze. She truly cares about her couples, their stories and puts so much time and effort into creating a perfect ceremony around that. Even though we knew it would be wonderful, Barbara still went above and beyond our expectations. All of our guests couldn't stop complimenting just how great she was! We adore her and are so thankful and blessed she was a part of our day.

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    What kind words, Maggie. Thank you. I loved being a part of your wedding and helping you create a ceremony that fit you perfectly. Hugs and thanks to you and Seth for choosing me for your wedding minister. I adore you right back and know your marriage will have many wonderful gifts in store. 💛

    Mo

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  • Rev. Barbara Lodge is a thoughtful and sweet lady:) Thanks a lot for her arrangement. My wife is still in the school of another state. The schedule is tight and not so flexible. Rev. Barbara helped us arrange the schedule very well. She is like a sweet mama and take care of things smoothly since we met her on the marriage day. We really appreciate her help and highly recommend her to the couples who plan to have marriage in RTP area.

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    Thank you, Mo. Helping you and Di begin your married life, with your friends watching, was very special for me. I will always remember your smiles and the sincerity in your eyes. As a long-distance Mama, I send you both my love and thoughts for a bright, bright future. 🌸

    Lennon

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  • Rev. Barbara Lodge was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. We were nervous about selecting someone with whom we had no previous relationship, but her warm demeanor alleviated those concerns immediately. Barbara is so kind and calm and will work with you to make sure the ceremony is exactly how you envisioned it. Our wedding party could not believe that we had not known Barbara for years with her level of customization and detail for our service. I would highly recommend using her as your officiant in the Triangle area!

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    Thank you, Lennon. How very nice of you. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your beautiful wedding and hope you and Travis are loving married life. Wish I had known when you wrote this kind review that I could have responded to you and thank you then! (((Hugs))) to you both. ❤️

    Taylor

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  • Hiring Reverend Barbara Lodge was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! She completely customized our ceremony and made it very special for us. We did not want a generic ceremony and she spent a lot of time going over our options and readings with us to make it fit perfectly with our expectations. We are over the moon with how it turned out! Barbara is very kind and sincere, her calmness and direction helped me get through my vows and the ceremony itself. I couldn't imagine having anyone else! Thank you for everything!

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    Thank you for your very kind words, Taylor. It was really special to get to know you and Jason and to be a part of your wedding. I LOVE this photo of your wedding kiss - it makes my heart smile. 💟 May you and Jason have the most incredible life together. Please do stay in touch every now and then and let me know how you are doing.

    Ivy

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  • We cannot commend Rev. Barbara Lodge highly enough. As it turns out, planning a wedding is quite an involved task, and Rev. Lodge was an expert at guiding us through every wend and wind of the ceremony. Early on she provided us with a good portfolio of resources to learn about a lot of ceremony options, and from there helped us to craft the ceremony. Things important to the bride that she was able to accommodate included an Lutheran Vows, Irish handfasting ceremony, and the same Irish blessing that the bride's parents used. She was even able to change some things at the last minute when we said we wanted to change the tone a little, and she did it quickly and expertly. In terms of the ceremony itself Rev. Lodge is a consummate professional. Our wedding venue was Duke Chapel, and she was more than equal to the task of what I can only imagine must be a daunting venue. Her pacing was great, and her diction was clear and carried well for everyone to hear. Her use of subtle ... Read more

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    What a very nice review, Ivy. Thank you. Wish I had known when you wrote it that I could have responded to you then! I loved being a part of your wedding at Duke Chapel and how absolutely beautiful everything was. It must have been magical for you and Matthew. Please give my regards to your families and giant hugs to yourselves. I hope you and Matthew have a grand life together. And thank you again for your very kind review. 💜

    Mary

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  • Barbara was wonderful! From our initial meeting at her home, we knew she would be perfect. She spent the time to get to know us personally as a couple and ended up making the ceremony run smoothly when we both were extremely nervous. She is kind, professional, and passionate about her job.

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    Thank you so much, Mary. I was very happy you chose to work with me for your beautiful wedding. Seeing your faces glow during the ceremony absolutely touched my heart. Happy trails to you both. You are sure to have a great life together. ❤️

    Kristen

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  • Rev. Barbara Lodge was a pleasure to work with for our wedding in April! She is kind, very professional, quick to respond via email, and delivered a truly memorable personalized ceremony. During the reception many guest commented on how they loved the ceremony she created for us. She is very thorough when it comes to putting your ceremony together-she has plenty of suggestions if you aren't sure were to start, and always wants the couples opinion to make sure if feels right for them. We highly recommend Barbara!

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    I am so happy to know how well your ceremony was received by your guests. That means we made it fit you and Shane just right. Hugs to you both in your life together. I hope you will stay in touch every once in a while and let me know how you are doing. ❤️

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