Rev. Barbara Lodge - North Carolina Wedding Minister - Officiant

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle areas

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Kind Words and Happy Smiles 4............ Thank You Notes to Rev. Barbara Lodge

Rev. Lodge, Joe, Heather at Highgrove Estate
Rev. Lodge, Joe, Heather at Highgrove Estate

Joe and Heather with Rev. Lodge

Rev. Lodge, Joe, Heather at Highgrove Estate

photo by Amy Free Photography

We wanted to thank you sincerely for all of your help, support and the beautiful ceremony that you created for us and delivered wonderfully. We felt so comfortable and relaxed in your presence and that made the experience even more memorable and enjoyable! We love the keepsake of our ceremony and will always cherish it and revisit it every year. Thank you again - it was just perfect!

Katie and Charlie

Thank you so much for putting together our ceremony. It was everything we wanted! The ceremony really captured our personalities and everyone keeps telling us what a great ceremony it was. Thanks again!

Sarah and Dave

Just wanted to say thanks again. You did a beautiful job and everyone loved the ceremony and you... especially me. You were the only one who was able to make me calm. There are a couple of girls at work getting married next year and I plan on giving them your name as a reference.

Sherry and Chris

Rev. Lodge, I cannot express enough gratitude to you for your time and ceremony.  Perry was so impressed that it was all we talked about for the rest of the day! Your words were very profound and we listened as a couple and will try to live in those verses. Hopefully we'll see you in 20 years for a re-dedication!!

Kara and Perry

Rev. Lodge at Doreen and Robert wedding ceremony

Dodie and Robert

Thank you so much for marrying us. You did such a wonderful job and we were so happy with how every part turned out. You made our day so special. Thank you very much!

Stephanie and Patrick

Hello Barbara! We want to say thank-you again for officiating our wedding ceremony.  I hope I didn't look too bad when I started crying during the vows! We really appreciate you allowing us to speak from our hearts. 

Also, thanks again for your help with the maid of honor dress!

Tamera and Marc

We wanted to tell you how much we appreciated everything you did for us in preparing for and officiating our wedding. It truly was the most exciting day and we can’t thank you enough for helping make the most important part of it - the ceremony - so special and meaningful. You so wonderfully helped us address all of our concerns of meshing what we wanted with what our families would like to expect, which allowed us to truly have exactly the ceremony we wanted. We knew right away that you were ideal for us and I loved how you related to us in so many ways. It was also extremely nice to have one aspect of the day - you! - that I had the utmost confidence and assurance would go perfectly. I knew you could tactfully handle any situation that arose. Best wishes to you, your family and future weddings! We have highly recommended you to several folks and will continue to do so.

Katie and Chris

Thank you so much for organizing, writing and executing such a sweet and beautiful marriage ceremony for us. It was a joy to get to know you and work with you over the past few months! Many heartfelt thanks.

Claudia and Mischa

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Claudia and Mischa

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You are so kind and full of energy! I always enjoy our weddings together and so appreciate the way you understand the inner tempo of a ceremony. You always take the time to notice and stay in touch with all that is going on during the ceremony. Your peaceful and kind presence is a treasure. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with.

Mary Page Block
Arioso Strings

We wanted to say thank you for officiating our wedding. The wedding turned out great and everyone has been complimenting on everything. We couldn’t have had a better minister. You’re the best.

Michele and John

Corbin and I really enjoyed the ceremony and we are so glad that you could be part of our special day.

Thanks for being so easy to work with. Everyone on both sides of the family commented on how nice it was to work with you and we agree.

Michelle and Corbin

Thank you so much for the beautiful baptism ceremony. We are so happy that you could be part of another amazingly special event in our lives.

Thank you for the picture CD as well. Your camera and kindness saved us from missing out on capturing the day.

Lori, Greg and Brayden
(I had married them a few years earlier and it was a treat to christen their son when he arrived.)

We wanted to thank you for your understanding of all our wishes for the ceremony, and for doing such an absolutely wonderful job! You truly did an amazing job and made everything so special and flow so smoothly. It was all perfect. Our guests especially loved the wine box ceremony!

Lauren and Everett

Lori, Greg and Brayden - NC christening, baptism

Words can not express our gratitude to you for making our commitment ceremony absolutely perfect. As Kelley and I know, God has a way of bringing people together and we sincerely feel that He brought you to us !!!

Thank you Rev. Lodge, from the bottom of our hearts. You are a remarkable woman and we were so honored that you performed our ceremony. We appreciated your poise and grace at our ceremony. A few "glitches" happened but you were calm, cool and collected and that kept everything and everyone, especially us, on an even keel. 

Thank you again for such a beautiful and heartfelt ceremony. We  feel that we have made a friend for life in you !!! You truly are one of a kind.

Cheri and Kelley

Thank you so much for marrying us! It was a perfect ceremony for us - you provided us with thoughtful words and a calm demeanor that helped us savor the moment. As we mentioned in our first meeting, it was so important to us that you’ve chosen to support all types of unions. This openness came across in the beautiful ceremony you created. Our families and guests commented on how they thought the ceremony reflected us as a couple. Thank you again for being there on our special day. 

Anna and Steve

Kelley and Cheri at their commitment ceremony

I just wanted to say thank you for marrying Morgan and I. We are so excited about our new life together. The ceremony you wrote for us was truly beautiful! We have received so many compliments on it. We enjoyed working with you and were pleased with how well we meshed with you. We can’t thank you enough for the awesome job you did.

Terri and Morgan

Married life is great! I wanted to thank you for the wonderful ceremony you put together for us. You did a great job incorporating the pieces that I wrote into the overall ceremony so that it flowed beautifully. We had more than one person tell us that it was the most touching wedding they'd ever attended. Thanks for making our wedding so special.

Elliot and Kim

Bret and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful ceremony you did for us. It was perfectly representative of the people we are and the way we feel for each other. We really appreciate everything you did for us!

Maria and Bret

I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for officiating our ceremony.  We can't even tell you how happy we were with our ceremony and how professional you were, and just awesome to work with! THANK YOU for everything you did and for helping make our day PERFECT!!! We have never been happier than we were on [our wedding day] with you leading us. You really took care of every detail and left nothing to chance. We could not be happier with your time and input for us. Thank you so much for being part of our day of celebration and commitment to each other. We couldn't have ever wished for a more perfect day!

Jamie, Richie and the whole family

Thank you for the wonderful ceremony you performed and all the help you offered to make our wedding special and stress free. Thanks also for the warm wishes. I am so glad we chose you to be a part of such a special day.

Ashley and Brad

Jamie, Richie and family on their wedding day at The Cottom Room at Golden Belt

Thank you so much for performing such a beautiful Christening service for our Sophie at Duke Chapel. Your words were so moving and memorable - it will be a day that we will long remember and cherish. God bless and thank you again so much.

Sarah, Dana and Sophie

Rev. Lodge, we both knew as soon as we met you that you were the minister for us. You have a genuine caring for people that comes through in your voice and we knew we would be in good hands with you.

The ceremony was AMAZING! All of our guests keep telling us ours was the most fun wedding they’ve ever attended and we owe it all to you. Thank you again for everything you did to make our wedding day so special.

Stacie and Alex

Dave and I would like to thank you for our beautiful wedding ceremony. We’ve had so many guests compliment us on the uniqueness of the service and you were such an integral part of that!

We truly enjoyed working with you and are so very thankful that you were willing to be such an important aspect of our new life together. We wish you many more amazing ceremonies!

Christiana and David

Derek and I want to thank you for an amazing and memorable ceremony on our wedding day. It really was perfect! I’m so glad we got to know you a little bit during the preparation months; it made it all the more special. Your personal touches were so appreciated and I think having you in front of us helped us to feel calmer, too. We had so many compliments from our guests on what a wonderful and unique ceremony it was and we have you to thank for that. It was a pleasure to work with you and I hope that we can keep in touch in the future.

Heather and Derek

Heather and Derek on their wedding day

Hi Barbara, I wanted to say thank you for conducting a simply wonderful ceremony.  Everyone thought it was original and touching. We appreciate all the hard work you put into making our big day special. And it was. I couldn't have pictured it any differently. Thank you again

Tina and Tim

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Thank you for all you do to make each wedding successful. It is a real joy to work with you.

Ami Wheeler
Social Catering Manager
The Umstead Hotel and Spa

It is difficult to express how deeply thankful we are for the eloquent and meaningful wedding ceremony you wrote. The packet of information and readings you provided was interesting and useful to us in understanding what is traditionally said at wedding ceremonies. We appreciate the time you took to meet with us, listen to our ideas, understand us as a couple and then translate that information into the ceremony. Several of our guests commented on the positivity of your address, which was important to us. It meant so much to me to have a special wedding ceremony. I had looked forward to that the most and you delivered in every possible way. Thank you.

We would be honored to provide references for your service in the future and wish you all the best personally and professionally.

With sincere gratitude,

Emily and Jay

Rusty and I would like to thank you for all your help in making our wedding so memorable for all involved. Everyone has commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and that is all due to you!

Elise and Rusty

My fiance and I are still very early in the planning stages on exactly what kind of wedding we want but I attended a wedding that you officiated a few years ago and I was blown away by how personal and intimate you made their ceremony. To be honest, it was the first wedding I'd ever attended that was not held in a church and I was amazed that I found it more about them as a couple and so much more personal then a structured ceremony where certain traditions have to be performed. I am religious and do attend mass when my job allows but my fiancee is not. It is important to me that the ceremony be about us and the journey we are starting. I want to incorporate God in a way that is meaningful to our ceremony but I also want to respect my fiance’s beliefs by not making it overwhelming. I want the ceremony to mean as much to him as it does to me.

We look forward to meeting you!

Erin and Tim

Emily and Jay on their wedding day at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful ceremony you did for us! It was so perfect! We got so many compliments on what a good job you did! We thank you for making it everything we could have dreamed of!

Brittany and Zac

Rev. Lodge with Shannon and Steven on their wedding day at Greystone Inn and Conference Center

A funny moment in Shannon and Steven’s ceremony
Photo by Courtney Gray Photography

Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day the perfect day we dreamed of. The ceremony was truly beautiful and we couldn’t imagine having had anyone else performing it. You were the perfect fit to begin our new life together as husband and wife.

Linda and Marshall

Chris and I want to thank you for the beautiful job you did at our wedding despite all the chaos! We really loved the ceremony and I think everyone thought it was really nice! You were great to work with and we really appreciate all the efforts you took with our families. Thank you again, Barbara. Please use us as a reference any time!

Jessica and Chris

Barbara, you were an amazing minister and our ceremony was perfect! It was exactly what we wanted it to be! You were a pleasure to work with and you made our wedding day even more special. So many of our guests complimented you on your kindness as well. Thanks again for everything!

Erica and Steven

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The ceremony is just BEAUTIFUL!! We both love it . We knew that we could count on you! It says exactly what we wanted it to say - and mean!!!

Words cannot express how grateful we are that you were there for our ceremony. It was without a doubt everything we wanted it to be.

Jan and Ted

Thank you so much for delivering such a beautiful ceremony for our wedding. Your words were beautiful and perfect and made our day so much more special. We had so many compliments about our officiant, so thank you! We really appreciate everything you did for us.

Amanda and Kevin

Jan and Ted on their wedding day

We just wanted to send a note to say thank you for the beautiful job you did on our ceremony. Everything about it was just perfect and just as we had envisioned.

Andrea and Patrick

I just wanted to thank you for officiating our wedding . We really couldn't have asked for a more perfect day (even though it was rather chilly for the ceremony!), but we honestly just had one of the best moments in our lives. Thank you so much for being a part of it. You were such a joy to work with and we couldn't imagine having anyone else officiate it for us

Jessa and Ryan

Thank you so much for being our officiant. Erin and I appreciate your encouragement and blessing in our union! Everyone gave us so many compliments on the ceremony! We are looking forward to the rest of our lives together, so thanks again for all your help and guidance. You truly helped make our wedding unique and special.

Erin and Mark

jessa and Ryan on their  wedding day at The Carolina Inn

Thank you for the beautiful job you did officiating our ceremony and organizing our rehearsal! I felt instant relief knowing I could leave you in charge. It was a great feeling for a getting-stressed bride! We really enjoyed our vows and are so grateful you could be the one to pronounce us married. Thank you for Everything!

Melanie and Martin

Rick and I wish to thank you for the lovely wedding ceremony you performed for our children, Brooke and Al. Family and guests were so taken with the ceremony. Your kindness and gentle nature were so inspiring. Many thanks to you for making Brooke’s special day so wonderful.

Corrine and Rick (Brooke’s parents)

We just wanted to thank you for being such a big part of our special day. The ceremony was better than we could have imagined; moments we will remember forever. Thank you for the great words and energy that you brought to the day.

Our sweet Dixie dog was put to sleep [recently]. We are so thankful you made her a special part of our ceremony and that she could join us as the Ring Bearer. Thank you again.

Jenni and Paul

Brooke and Al at The Carolina Inn

Brooke and Al

Thank you for making our wedding ceremony so memorable! We couldn’t have asked for more!

Jane and Zac

You made our wedding SO very special. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Stephanie and John

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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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