Rev. Barbara Lodge - North Carolina Wedding Minister - Officiant

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle areas

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Rev. Lodge and a wedding kiss at Highgrove Estate

photo by Bill Loomis

As we brought in this new year and reflected on all the blessings of the year, I thought of you. Both Chris and I feel very fortunate to have found you to officiate our wedding. Your help and guidance in creating the ceremony was wonderful. It turned out so beautiful and personal - we will always cherish that day. Thank you for being such an important part of our wedding day.

Darlene and Chris

Thank you so much for making the ceremony so beautiful and helping us make it more amazing than I could have ever imagined it would be!

Kim and Brian

We just wanted to thank you for doing our service last weekend. We loved the ceremony. We knew you were right for our service after meeting you at your home and saw your heart. We felt that the wedding and your presence were pure substance and no flash, which is the way we like it. Thanks so much and please stay in touch.

Theresa and Dave

Thank you very much for a beautiful wedding ceremony. It was absolutely perfect! We have gotten so many compliments from friends and family about how unique and personal the ceremony was. Thank you for all your blessings.

Marissa and Russ 

Kaitlin and Mark with their dogs on their wedding day

.Kaitlin and Mark with their great danes

A thank you note does not seem sufficient to show our appreciation for all that you did to make our wedding beautiful. Your sense of organization and ability to manage a crowd of people with pre-wedding jitters was remarkable. We feel so lucky that we found you! The ceremony turned out exactly as we had envisioned. Thank you so much.

Sarah and Stephen

We wanted to thank you for the lovely job you did performing our wedding. We felt that it couldn’t have gone better and the ceremony got SO many compliments from our guests. It was a memory we will always cherish.

Emily and Greg

We cannot thank you enough for making both of the ceremonies as beautiful as they were. We could not have asked for anything more; they were absolutely perfect! We are both so happy that we chose you and so were our families. They couldn’t stop raving about you! Putting in all that extra time and effort for both ceremonies - and adding that special touch! Perfect!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Dana, Eric and Jeremy (their son)
(Wedding and Christening combined)

Our ceremony was just lovely, wonderful, and even better than I'd ever imagined. Thank you so much for making our day so special!

Abby and Seth

Abby and Seth wedding photo at Doubletree Suites, Durham

.Abby and Seth

We wanted to tell you that we thoroughly enjoyed working with you. It was a really nice experience for both of us. We received many compliments on the ceremony itself. People really enjoyed it and several people said it was the nicest ceremony they’d ever heard. Thank you for all you did for us.

Stacie and Manoj

Thank you again for all you did for us. Everyone said the ceremony was very moving and exactly "us," which was exactly what we wanted.

Shannon and Marty

Thank you so very much for officiating at Abby and Seth's wedding. It was absolutely everything and more than we could have ever anticipated. You were so very kind, gracious and patient with us -- which calmed this nervous mother down. We will be forever grateful to you for being such an important part of Abby and Seth's new beginning. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Karen and George (Abby’s parents)

I don't just like the ceremony, I love it!  You certainly have a wonderful way with words and really expressed everything that I think is so wonderful about marriage. When I read the end when you announce us as husband and wife, I got chills.  I can't wait to hear those words. Reading this ceremony just got me so excited for the wedding and really helped calm my nerves. Thank you for taking the time to write such a beautiful ceremony.

Erin and Chris

Thank you for officiating a beautiful ceremony. We loved it and everyone was raving about it afterward.

Joie and Ed

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Mimi and Tanner wedding day photo at Forest Theater in Chapel Hill

Mimi and Tanner

THANK YOU for everything. You did such a wonderful job. I love how you can just roll with the punches - and make everything come off so beautifully. Jim and I were just thrilled at how the ceremony came off. It was exactly what we both dreamed it could be!

Please continue to do your great work, and I hope our paths cross again at some point.

Lauren and Jim

Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed working with you at the wedding. You truly made my job easy with your calm mannerisms, style and grace. The mother of the Bride has called to let me know she is still getting comments on how smoothly it all went and how beautiful the service was. Kudos to you.

I would love the opportunity to work with you again and will definitely pass your name along.

Lu Ann Ely-Rudolph
(Wedding Coordinator)

I wanted to tell you how amazing the ceremony was on Saturday. It was absolutely perfect. It felt so personal and really about the love that Trent and I share. All the guests have commented that it was the nicest ceremony they have ever been to. Thanks for everything.

Chloe and Trent

Thanks again for officiating our wonderful ceremony. You are a solid outstanding for us!

Carol and Mike

Thank you for making our ceremony so beautiful. We knew you were the perfect person to perform our ceremony as soon as we met you.

Jen and David

wedding photo of Carol and Carol and Mike photo

We wanted to thank you for performing our ceremony. It was so beautiful and everyone enjoyed how you delivered it. My grandfather, who’s very involved in his church and ministry, was especially impressed.

Jenn and Bobby

We would like to thank you so very much for partaking in our wedding events. The ceremony was extremely beautiful and our families enjoyed getting to know you so much. You really became a huge part of the event. All of your work and open-mindedness to such a special event is truly the thing that we treasured about your services. Thank you for everything.

Brandie and Benjamin

Thank you very much for helping create a beautiful ceremony that we will cherish always! It has truly been a pleasure working with you!

Shawn and Brian

We want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job at our wedding. Your professionalism, grace and sincerity were apparent to all. We are so pleased with the way the entire ceremony went and we wanted you to know how much it meant to us.

Karen and Ryan

wedding day photo at Preston-Woodall House

....Photo by Neil Boyd Photography

You gave us such a beautiful ceremony that we will never forget. Not to mention all your wonderful advice and attention to detail - and helping our fainting niece!

You are such a professional and so great to work with. We continue to hear compliments about how nice you were and what a great ceremony we had, all thanks to you! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Carol and Larry

We would like to thank you again for helping us create just the ceremony we were hoping for. We truly appreciated your excellent guidance, planing and conducting of our ceremony. It was a very special ceremony, thanks in no small part to everything you did. We are still reveling in the occasion and are so pleased we had the opportunity to meet and work with you.

Jessica and Marcus

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It was such a pleasure to have you officiate our wedding! When we first met, we were immediately comfortable with your genuine nature and were thrilled to find someone so understanding of our beliefs and wishes for the perfect wedding. Your words - both in preparation for and during the ceremony - mean so much to us. We will never forget how absolutely beautiful our wedding day was with the words and meaning you helped to create. Thank you!

Kathy and Ed

Barry and I would like to thank you for being our Reverend at our Ceremony.  You did a wonderful job and we have received several compliments from others on how nice of a job you did!  Thank you for working with us over the past several months.  We are both extremely pleased with how well the Ceremony turned out!

Corinne and Barry

Matt and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful job that you did officiating our ceremony. It was absolutely beautiful and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for making our wedding even more special than we could have imagined.

Rachel and Matt

Stacey and PJ wedding day photo

Stacey and PJ

We want to say thank you! When you arrived at our wedding site it was chaos and yet you were still calm, unlike myself. You didn’t even complain when we started about 15 min. late. 

Erwin and I just want to say that we completely appreciate how you helped our day go as smoothly as it did. Despite the typical wedding day disasters, your last minute instructions are what pulled us through. After the ceremony, multiple guests kept asking us where we got you from. When I told them that I found you online they didn’t believe me. They all agreed that you were extremely professional and very thorough. You even remained calm when the unity candles tumbled over and we thought we were going to need fire extinguishers. 

We would recommend you to anyone. God bless you.

Toy and Erwin

Thank you so much for being part of our special day and on such short notice. The ceremony was beautiful. Two brides-to-be commented that they wished you lived closer to Gettysburg [where the bride lived] so that you could perform their services! Many thanks

Laura and James

AJ and Vee wedding day photo - commitment ceremony

.AJ and Vee

Eric and I want to thank you for the beautiful wedding ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted and we are so happy with how it turned out. We were both a little nervous, but you have a wonderful way that put us both at ease. We also received so many compliments from our guests. They loved the personal and intimate nature of it. Thank you for making our day so special.

Lisa and Eric

We are home from our honeymoon and throughout our trip we relived our wedding over and over. There was one thing that kept coming up - how much of an impact you had on making our ceremony and special day meaningful and complete. We feel like we have a friend in you as well as an amazing Reverend who made our ceremony meaningful and complete.

Cynthia and John

We wanted to thank you for putting such a beautiful service together for us. It was very touching, it pointed to the heart of what Larry and I were trying to convey and it moved everyone, including the children.

All our great memories from a remarkable few hours will always include you and your wisdom and compassion.

Please know that should you need references or testimonials, you can definitely count on us.

Hava and Larry

Cynthia and John wedding day photo at The Matthews House in Cary, NC

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Thank you for being so patient, as I was SO nervous. I am not good in front of people and your calming nature really settled me down. You made our special day extremely special. Thank you so much!

Heather and Andy

We are really glad that you presided at our wedding. You are such a special person and it really made us feel like we were being married by family. It made the whole thing very special!

Deanna and Chris

Landon and I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful job you did in our wedding ceremony. It was exactly what we had hoped for and we so appreciate the thought and sincerity you brought to our day. We felt so comfortable from the day we met with you and the ceremony was truly memorable and so perfectly fit for us. Thank you for helping us begin this new chapter of our lives!

Tania and Landon

Brandon and I could only describe the day as Perfection. It was the PERFECT day! We can't thank you enough for everything you did. You fulfilled our wish for a simple wedding surrounded by love. It meant the world to both of us and we will cherish it forever.

Jenny and Brandon

We are so glad you will be doing our ceremony! I believe everything happens for a reason. From the moment we spoke on the phone I knew you were the one! Thank you.

Carol and Russell

Just wanted to send a quick note of thanks for the beautiful ceremony you wrote. We had so many compliments!

Jackie and Kevin

Jackie and Kevin wedding vows

Thank you so very much for the beautiful ceremony you wrote and performed for Tara and Mark. Your calm and gentle presence helped us all to relax and enjoy the special words you spoke about them. You were a sweet blessing on a gorgeous autumn wedding day. Thank you again for sharing your special gift!

Terri and Steve (Tara’s parents)

Tony and I wanted to send you a formal note of thanks for everything. The ceremony was beautifully executed. It was a pleasure to hear those words so eloquently spoken. You made Tony and my dream ceremony come alive. What a perfect day despite imperfect circumstances.

When the time comes and Tony and I have a child, we will want you to officiate the christening.

Samantha and Tony

We have received so many compliments on our ceremony - thank you for creating such a unique and personal ceremony, perfect for the two of us. You were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to seeing you in a few months at my brother's wedding.

Morgan and John

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Anthony and I cannot thank you enough for performing our ceremony. You have such a kind heart and made us feel very comfortable. Thank you for making our ceremony extra special.

Jessica and Anthony

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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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