Rev. Barbara Lodge
North Carolina Wedding Minister and Officiant
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle areas
Together We Can Create Your Beautiful Wedding Ceremony
Hello and Welcome!
Hi, I am Barbara Lodge, an ordained Nondenominational minister and interfaith wedding officiant, who specializes in creating fun, unique and personal ceremonies. The day you celebrate your love will become an important milestone in your life, so why not have a ceremony that fits your personality and your style. The most memorable ceremonies are always those that are a true reflection of who you are, how you feel about each other, and your hopes and dreams for your future.
Creating Your Ceremony
So what kind of ceremony do you have in mind? Bring your ideas to share and together we can make them into a beautiful reality. From the traditional to the unexpected, I can help you create a memorable, loving and romantic ceremony that fits you perfectly. Not sure what kind of ceremony you want, or have no idea how to begin? I can help you figure it out.
I provide a comprehensive resource library to help you personalize your vows and enhance your ceremony with readings and other additions that will highlight what is most important to you. I also write a wedding blog, where you will find lots of clever and heartwarming ideas you can adapt for your own wedding day.
Your ceremony will be far more meaningful to you and your guests if it is designed to include the special things that make you you - and your family and guests will delight in the unexpected warmth and intimacy this kind of celebration naturally creates.
A Wedding Video
In this short video of a wedding I wrote, you can see and hear how the love and sincerity of the couple were mirrored in their vows and the words of their ceremony, adding to the emotional impact of their wedding. This lovely video, created by Heart Stone Films, beautifully captures the heartfelt emotions of the day - and that is exactly what I like to achieve with all my ceremonies.
Julie, Doug and Rev. Lodge
I love this sweet photo of all of us caught in the moment, as Doug places the ring on Julie’s finger.
photo credit: Heather Swanner Photography
I am blessed to always be around people in the bloom of love and to share in their loving celebrations with them.
Rev. Barbara Lodge
I also write personalized christening, baptism and baby blessing ceremonies for parents who would like to celebrate their newest family member in a unique and touching way. See my Christenings and Baptisms page for more information.
Reviews - Thank You Notes - Wedding Ideas
Read reviews and thank you notes from wedding couples.
A Review on The Knot by Shannon and Patrick
Barbara was incredible. I had been to a friend's wedding a couple of years ago that she officiated and was amazed at the beautiful and personalized ceremony she officiated for them, so when we began looking was not surprised to find that she was recommended by numerous others, including all of our vendors. When we met her in person, my husband and I immediately liked her. She took time to get to know us and our relationship, and crafted a beautiful ceremony that reflected our personalities and story.
Her experience was apparent as we worked together to create our ceremony - she let us choose exactly what we wanted, but had really helpful suggestions, ideas, and guidance, and everything went so smoothly because of this! She was always helpful and responsive when we had questions, and followed up with us after the wedding. Her warm and caring demeanor was wonderful, and we got so many compliments from our friends and family on the ceremony. We cannot recommend her highly enough!!
Love is Love
It is an honor to help you celebrate your new beginning.
Everyone is welcome and honored, including LGBTQ+ couples.
All faiths, cultures, lifestyles and beliefs will always find sincere acceptance here.
A Little Bit About Me...
Over 20 years of experience helping couples celebrate their love for each other and their children
An extensive background with weddings, vow renewals, christenings, baptisms
Professional, caring, accepting, nonjudgmental
Highly regarded and recommended by other wedding professionals
A preferred minister and officiant at wedding venues in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle locations
Many years of ministerial and premarital counseling
Bachelor of Divinity
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother, with many children and grandchildren living close by. Lucky me!
I am married to a kind man who touches my heart in many ways.
My Spiritual life is deeply personal and resonant.
I am a photographer, a scuba diver, a lover of Nature and animals.
I find geology, astronomy and metaphysics endlessly fascinating.
My Super Power is being a grandma (says my grandson).
I love puns - even bad ones.
I have a life-long love of symbolism in all its forms.
I am a minister, a counselor, a Reiki master and a hypnotherapist.
Let’s Begin to Create Your Ceremony!
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Rev. Barbara Lodge
Learn how wonderful your ceremony can be when it reflects your love, your personality and your dreams for your future.