Born and raised in Germany, I’ve also lived in Israel and Latin America, so I bring to the table the experience and understanding of many different cultures and traditions. I’ve dedicated my life to helping individuals reach their full potential. For me, officiating weddings and finding people the right officiant is both a calling and a joy. I love crafting your ceremony to be as creative or as traditional as you want it to be – whether it’s in the glorious outdoors or a more traditional church setting. I’ve enjoyed the honor of planning and designing the perfect ceremony for nearly every kind of couple.
Although most of the ceremonies I perform are in the Pittsburgh area, I am happy to travel. Also, I can gladly officiate weddings in German or Hebrew, if desired.
“Barbara took the time to really get to know us and make the day even more special. She understood our vision and helped us choose the perfect ceremony. She was a true pleasure to work with. We are so glad we found her.”
– Amanda and Denny
Being from different religious backgrounds can pose a daunting task when searching for an officiant, so we were very thankful when our paths crossed with Barbara! She invested time and emotion into understanding who we are as a couple, and what we wanted from our ceremony. Her blend of relaxed energy and attention to detail allowed us to truly enjoy the moments and memories as they unfolded. We couldn’t imagine our wedding without her!
-Tara & Andy Pakler
“As an interfaith couple, we took the search for the right officiant very seriously. After an extensive search, Barbara proved to be the perfect fit. She understood both of our religious backgrounds, as well as the nuances of what they meant to each of us, and to our families. She expertly guided us through creating a ceremony that intertwined our traditions and reflected our personalities, individually and as a couple. She also provided unique insights and resources, including the idea to give our parents and close friends roles in the ceremony, and lending us some unique ceremony texts to inspire us when we decide to write our vows together. The result was a beautiful, meaningful, one-of-a-kind ceremony that gave our guests a window into who we are as people and our love for each other. Numerous guests have raved that it was the most engaging and emotionally touching ceremony they’ve ever attended. We have so much love and gratitude for Barbara – she continues to be a source of comfort and wisdom as we build our life together, and has a rare gift for helping people articulate the best side of themselves to the world.”
– Matthew and Abby Bolton, Pittsburgh, PA
“Barbara was the perfect officiant for our wedding. She really took the time to get to know us, and created a ceremony that completely fit our personalities. I would highly recommend her!”
– Meg & Nick