“We loved Barbara! My wife wanted a non-religious ceremony and had spoken with Barbara about our wants after first contacting Barbara. Barbara set her mind at ease and she felt extremely comfortable with Barbara from the beginning. We had an in-person meeting with Barbara a few months prior to our wedding where she took the time to get to know us, learn how we met and was able to see the connection my wife and I share. She took the time at our rehearsal dinner to talk to our family and friends and even stayed and hung out with our close friends and family after all to get to know my wife and I better. She knows how to take command of the ceremony and rehearsal. Our rehearsal was one of the shortest I have been a part of. She listened to what was important to us during our ceremony, but otherwise we let her design the ceremony (we had no idea what would be said). Barbara was very accessible and responded to emails in a timely manner. Not only was she a wonderful officiant, I also had the chance to sit down and speak with her and she is an all-around wonderful woman who has wonderful views on the world. I would highly recommend Barbara for your ceremony.”
– Colli and Marcia


amanda-denny-happy day“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




0962_PaklerTAP_110730“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

mike-angie-wedding“We are very blessed to have had Joyce and John officiate our ceremony. Joyce and John worked with us through our engagement to help us create our perfect day for this special moment in our lives. Every interaction with Joyce and John was filled with grace, love, and nurturing support for us as a couple. They helped us develop our ceremony, envision our marriage, and establish the continued commitment we choose to make to each other to this day. We had many attendees approach us afterwards and share that our ceremony was one of the most beautiful they had attended. To this day, our friends and family still talk about it! Thank you, Joyce and John! We love you!”
– Angie and Mike




matthew_abby_barbara“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

“We had Marguerite Rafalko from My Happy Day as our wedding officiant. She was FANTASTIC! Highly highly recommend her. She had a calming demeanor (very necessary for a wedding day!), and a wonderful personality. She made our ceremony exactly what we wanted: short and sweet, but extremely meaningful. We have received TONS of compliments on our ceremony!”
– Mary Olson

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