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Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle areas

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Kind Words and Happy Smiles............ Thank You Notes to Rev. Barbara Lodge

Rev. Lodge and Phil at JC Raulston Arboretum

Rev. Lodge and Phil planning to surprise his wife of 35 years at their vow renewal

photo by Serenity Photography

Thank you very much for the role you played in our special day. We really appreciated your calm, kind, professional and engaging manner - and our parents did, too. They mentioned how much they liked you and the intimacy of our wedding. Thank you for making our ceremony so incredible. We are so happy it all worked out the way we had anticipated. Thanks for making it happen!

Alison and Justin

Our ceremony was beyond beautiful. Thanks for making it so!

Heather and Neal

We loved the ceremony you wrote for us and really enjoyed actually getting to say the words out loud and perform the actions. It was everything I thought it would be! We had such a great experience working with you on our wedding - before and during - and we would be more than happy to write a glowing review. In fact, when we were in Jamaica for our honeymoon, we met a couple from Raleigh whose daughter was recently engaged and planning a local wedding! The mother wrote down all the recommendations we gave her, including your name.

Jennifer and Brad

Thank you so much for the beautiful presentation and conductance of our ceremony. You made the words leap into life from the page. Gail loved every moment of it and I was so pleased that everything came together on the day! God really did smile on us.

Phil and Gail
(Phil had planned a surprise vow renewal for their 35th anniversary)

Rev. Lodge, Jennifer and Brad at Caffe Luna
Rev. Lodge, Jennifer and Brad at Caffe Luna

Jennifer and Brad with Rev. Lodge

Rev. Lodge, Jennifer and Brad at Caffe Luna

photo by A. J. Dunlap Photography

Thank you so much for our beautiful ceremony! I am still getting compliments a month later. It was exactly how I pictured it would be and I am so thankful to you. I will always be grateful and hold you dear to my heart for making our day so special.

Amy and Boyd

We are so glad we chose you to marry us! Thanks so much for your flexibility and understanding. The ceremony was beautiful and will hold a special place in our hearts forever! We are glad you were a part of our special day!

Jaspreet and Itay

Thank you very much for officiating our wedding ceremony. We really loved the personal and touching ceremony that you wrote for us. It was fun for us to be involved in creating the ceremony and we enjoyed our meeting with you to plan the ceremony. The wedding was such a meaningful and special day for Jim and I and our families and we all appreciated the thought you put into our ceremony.

Thank you again! Please feel free to use us as a reference in the future if you ever need to.

Sarah and Jim

Thank you! The ceremony was amazing and very special. Everyone complimented that it was so personal and heartfelt. Thank you for making it so great!

Meghan and Tyler

Meghan and Tyler at MacGregor Downs Country Club

Meghan and Tyler

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Words cannot express the joy we feel that you shared the beginning of our new life together. Thank you for giving us a lasting memory of your kindness and generosity. Thank you so much for getting our new life together started. It was a perfect day we will never forget and It all went so smoothly we hardly noticed we were nervous!

Carol and Michael

Thank you for the lovely ceremony you performed on our wedding day. Vicki and I felt very comfortable knowing that you had things under control. We felt that the ceremony, and indeed the whole wedding, went very smoothly. It was just as we had pictured it.

We are very happy that you could be a part of our wedding celebration. The fact that we are neighbors makes it even more special.

Brett and Vicki

Barbara, Meghan and Tyler have chosen each other for partners in life. Their families think they are a perfect match and loved celebrating their joy with them. But another great choice they made was finding just the right person to say such meaningful words about the bonds of marriage. Above and beyond your words was your very caring attentiveness to the ceremony. Thank you for being so wonderful to them and our families. We will treasure the memory of that day. We are so blessed!

Pam (Tyler’s mom)

Barbara, you were SUCH a big part of our special day. We were so blessed to find you. You were our minister and now you are our very dear friend. Please send anyone our way that is thinking of you for their special day. We’ll sure sing your praises!

Joanna and Garnetta

Joanna and Garnetta - Commitment Ceremony
Joanna and Garnetta - Commitment Ceremony

Joanna and Garnetta

Joanna and Garnetta - Commitment Ceremony

Photo by Steve Rubin Photography

Thank you so much for officiating at our wedding. Everyone, especially Ed and I, thought the words you spoke were beautiful. We could not have asked for more perfect vows or a more perfect reverend. I plan to make the complete script a calligraphy so I can remember every single phrase. We cannot thank you enough.

Amanda and Ed

Thank you for giving us the ceremony that we dreamed of. We have heard over and over again it was the “best,” “most sincere,” “sweetest” from everyone that we have talked to.

I showed my [grade school students] the video from the ceremony today. You would have loved to see their faces. They thought that you were amazing (as do Dan and I) and they LOVED that they were a part of our ceremony. I have never seen a group of 21 kids sit so still for so long, be so quiet, and listen so intently.

Thank you so much!

Christina and Dan
(Both are elementary school teachers at the same school and each had their students write why they should get married. The responses were then used in the ceremony, accompanied by lots of laughter from the guests.)

Christina and Dan at Pine Lake Pavilion
Christina and Dan at Pine Lake Pavilion

Christina and Dan

Christina and Dan at Pine Lake Pavilion

Jonathan and I wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding such a wonderful occasion! So many people commented on how much they liked our officiant. You helped us so much in making sure we had all the details covered. We so appreciate everything you did. We are happy to serve as a reference for you any time you need us to. Feel free to have people contact us.

Thank so you much again for helping to make our wedding be perfect!

Rachel and Jonathan

We are so thankful that you were able to do our wedding. We knew we had to have you after we saw you at Terry’s [her brother] wedding! You made our wedding so personal and special and everyone was commenting on how perfect it was. We owe that all to you!

Thank you for all your help. You are part of the family now and hopefully we will see you at Tessa’s [a sister] wedding!

Lauren and Sean
(I married her brother and his wife a few years earlier.)

We would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony that you put together for Phil and I. It was beautiful, everything I wanted, and just so “Us.” We are so glad that we chose you to marry us - you really took your time to make our dream come true. We have gotten a lot of compliments about our ceremony; the readings, prayers, and just the whole thing. Thank you very much. We will always remember those moments and you, because you made our ceremony so touching.

Olga and Phil

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. You put us at ease with your professionalism and care. We appreciate that you could lead us on our special day.

Charlotte and Brock

Jonathan and I wanted to thank you again for officiating our wedding. The ceremony was everything I dreamed of and more. Throughout the whole process, you were so warm and inviting, which made the planning so much easier. Thanks again for your professionalism and love.

Molly and Jon
 

Thank you again for everything! You were so wonderful and all our family loved meeting you and having you at the wedding. It meant a lot to me that you came, and cannot express how much I loved having you there.  You did a wonderful job on our ceremony too. Will thought you were great, and was glad we had you as our officiant. It all went by so fast. Thank you so much, I really cannot tell you how wonderful you made our wedding day!

Jennifer and Will

Just a short note to thank you again for officiating at the wedding of Meg and Kris. Herb and I both felt you did such a wonderful job and I so enjoyed speaking with you.

Elizabeth and Herb (Meg’s parents - see immediately below)

Jennifer and Will at The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Jennifer and Will at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Jennifer, Will and their daughter

Jennifer and Will at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Rev. Lodge, we can’t thank you enough for your part in our wedding. To us, it was a perfect day, and without you it would not have been possible. It was such a beautiful ceremony, so reflective of us. It was so special and you were such a joy to work with. You will always have a place in our memories, Thank you so much.

Meg and Kris

Thank you so much for officiating our ceremony. It was truly a pleasure meeting you and we were honored to have you do our ceremony for us. It was exactly how we always pictured it. Thanks again for everything - we really appreciate all you did to make our wedding so special.

Tracy and David

Barbara, we would like to thank you so much for the superb job that you did at our wedding. It is a daunting task to pick someone on the internet to be such a huge part of such an important day, but we are 100% confident that we could not have chosen better. You are such a kind and comfortable person, we both felt like we had known you forever. So thank you for the great job. We will remember you forever!

Kim and Edward

Rev. Lodge, thank you so much for the beautiful wedding ceremony you performed for us. You are and were awesome! Your calm, take-charge presence made our day a special one in spite of all the wedding jitters. We will always highly recommend you. And we loved your blog page [about our wedding].

Jo Ann and Don (“The DonJo Show”)

JoAnn and Donald - photo by In His Image Photography
JoAnn and Donald - photo by In His Image Photography

Jo Ann and Donald

JoAnn and Donald - photo by In His Image Photography

We wanted to let you know that we LOVED having you as our minister and we pass your name along to everyone we know. Thank you so much for being such a wonderful part of our wedding and for really understanding us.

Laura and Zum

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Thank you so much, Barbara. I know our wedding is just one of hundreds that you perform, but you made us feel like you have married only us, and it was very special. We had such a good feeling about you when we met at your house, and your sense of calm and spirit made our ceremony one of the most special moments of my life.

Allyson and Taylor

Everyone has commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how you made them feel like they knew both of us. It was absolutely perfect. We cannot thank you enough. Thank you again for writing such beautiful vows - they set the tone for the rest of the evening.

Jackie and Jimmy

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. We had somewhat unique ideas and demands and not only were you flexible but incredibly helpful. We got so many compliments on the vows and emailed them to some of the guests. I loved that during the ceremony Lester and I could relax and laugh a bit. We both thought it was just perfect. Thanks again for going beyond our expectations.

Lenore and Lester

We wanted to thank you for being such a special part of our wonderful wedding day. It is a day we will never forget. We are so glad we met you and that you were the one to marry us and we wanted you to know how much you mean to us.

Amanda and Bart

Amanda and Bart at Sunset Lake Lodge

Amanda and Bart

Wow, what a great ceremony! I could not be happier with it.  You did an amazing job, and everyone, including myself, was so impressed. I loved your address; it was right on, and you made Chris and I feel very comfortable up there in front of everyone. It was wonderful!

Bronwyn and Chris

Thank you so much for the meaningful ceremony you provided for the wedding of Megan and Kris. I have to confess that I was sort of leery of her finding an officiant online - but it was perfect. Thank you also for venturing out in such crazy weather. Hurricanes seem to follow Megan but we never imagined one finding her on her wedding day!

Susan (Megan’s mom)
 

Tim and I would like to thank you for performing such a wonderful ceremony. The words you chose hold a lot of meaning for us. We are excited to be sharing our lives together and are glad that, along with our family, you were a part of the ceremony.

It was nice to return [from our honeymoon] to your letter with the lovely card and copy of the ceremony. We will cherish it. Thank you again.

Cynthia and Tim

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding and helping us to put it all together. We love the personal touches in the ceremony and as soon as we met you we knew we were in good hands. It feels good to be able to know that the wedding will run smoothly because of the great people we have worked with!

Kate and Gee

You did such an amazing job, Barbara! I am SO thrilled that we found you. Thanks a million times!! Our ceremony was our absolute favorite part of the day and we would not have wanted anyone else to do the job! It was perfection!! Oh - and when Chris opened your card, he nearly cried. We love it!

Taylor and Chris

Barbara, we are still glowing and feeling totally blessed with each other. We are full of gratitude for the most perfect, magical, beautiful wedding ever! We were meant to find you. May the Karma that brought us together keep us connected for many, many years.

With fondness and deep appreciation...

Barbara and Douglass

Barbara and Douglass with a giant crane puppet
Barbara and Douglass with a giant crane puppet

Barbara and Douglass escorted by a giant crane

crane created by Paperhand Puppet Intervention

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We wanted to thank you for making our “Big Day” so unforgettable. We appreciate the time you took in getting to know us. It helped to make a very personal and touching ceremony. You were a joy to work with and your caring and professional attitude helped to keep us both calm for the big event. Thanks again!

Janna and Matt
 

Shelly and I just wanted to thank you so much for a wonderful ceremony at our wedding. We got many compliments on the great job you did. You helped make our special day perfect and we cannot thank you enough.

Chad and Shelly

Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. We truly enjoyed creating our wedding ceremony with you and could not be happier with how it turned out. The ceremony you wrote for us was beautiful and unique and your delivery was outstanding. We received so many compliments on you, your organization and the manner in which you officiated our ceremony. We are excited to recommend you to other couples.

Jenn and Matt

Thank you for celebrating our special day. Your written words were beautiful. We are so glad that our first minister did not work out. You will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Amy and Michelle

Amy and Michelle - Commitmet Ceremony

Thank you so much for being our officiant. You were the most pleasant person to work with through this entire process. Thank you for keeping things running smoothly at our rehearsal and the day of the wedding. It was such a wonderful experience and we will remember these memories for a lifetime. We look forward to living a long and happy life together.

Ally and Glenn

Barbara...we just returned home from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you for making our wedding so memorable! You took the time to weave every unique aspect we wanted together seamlessly into a beautiful cermony that everyone was talking about....and more importantly, we will NEVER forget!

Danielle and Adam

Amy and Michelle - Commitmet Ceremony

Amy and Michelle

Amy and Michelle - Commitmet Ceremony

Thank you so much for the incredibly wonderful job you did for Blake and I. We really could not be more pleased and will definitely recommend you to anyone we know getting married in the future!

Angela and Blake

Thank you so much for everything. We could not have asked for a better officiant on our special day. You really made everything very easy and pressure free and we wanted to extend a special thanks for that. Your blog post [of our wedding] is great and we really do appreciate all the kind words. You really did an excellent job and captured everything we wanted from our day.

Stacey and Len

Angela and Blake at JC Raulston Arboretum
Angela and Blake at JC Raulston Arboretum

Angela and Blake

Angela and Blake at JC Raulston Arboretum

photo by SugarShots Photography

Thank you so much for the beautiful wedding ceremony. It really means so much. You have been such a blessing in our lives and I knew the moment we met that you were special. Thank you.

Kenya and Jaime

Thank you for making our ceremony so special. We felt it was perfectly suited to our personalities and beliefs.

Nicole and Kevin

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Reverend Lodge was ordained in 1996 and is one of the most requested and recommended wedding ministers in the area. She is highly regarded by other wedding professionals and is a preferred minister and interfaith officiant at wedding venues in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC and surrounding Triangle locations.
 

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