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 3........... Thank You Notes to Rev. Barbara Lodge

fairy Flower Girls  and Ring Bearer

Fairy Flower Girls and Ring Bearer

I told Benji after our meeting that I was so relieved to meet you and felt so comfortable about our wedding ceremony knowing that you will be presiding over it...

The ceremony is beautiful! I tried not to cry while reading it. Neither Benji or I could have put our innermost feelings into words any better than you were able to.

Heather and Benji

Alicia and Jonathan on their Wedding day at The Umsted Hotel and Spa

Thank you so much for all your efforts to make our wedding ceremony the most beautiful I have ever heard. Alex and I were thrilled with how you matched it so well to what we had wanted but didn't know how to say. Our family and friends are still telling us how great it was!

Amy and Alex

Thank you so much for all your help, time, support and kindness over the past few weeks. You showed us how to have a personal and meaningful wedding ceremony so that it really felt about us and not just lines to say. You helped us create moments that we will be able to hold on to forever, and especially throughout the coming months. [Tom was to leave for military duty in Iraq 10 days after the wedding.]

I have never before met such a warm, kind and generous person who I felt so connected to in such a short space of time. What a wonderful minister you are. For the first time, I really felt I met someone who preached similar values about religion as I...that is, a God of love and kindness that doesn't judge or preach or condemn. I feel that such a connection to you made the day even more special for me. It really was quite the most magical day of my life and for that I can never thank you enough.You helped Tom and I to feel a connection and intimacy that will help us hold on to each other over the times to come.

Liz and Tom

Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kindness. You have touched my heart. Everything in the ceremony really says what I want to be able to say but can't find the right words. Thank you.

Daniela and Sam

Rev. Lodge with Julie and Evan at their wedding - Raleigh Rose Garden

Julie and Evan

Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. My friends at work today loved the Star Trek gesture! You did a fantastic job and we so appreciate it! I know your brides will be thrilled with you, just as we were.

Heidi and Guy

Thanks, Barbara! You did such a great job and really captured the tone of the evening beautifully. Thanks so much for making it special and for playing such an important role. We will remember it forever.

Lisa and Gary

Heidi and Guy first wedding dance

Photo by Patty Derick Photography

Mark and I wanted to thank you for performing such a beautiful ceremony for us. Selecting an Officiant was one of the most challenging aspects of our planning and we now know we couldn't have made a better choice. Speaking to you over the phone, I felt instantly at ease. We're both very happy that you sent us a copy of the ceremony so we will always know the promises we made to one another and to God.

Jennifer and Mark

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Jill and Rich on their wedding day

Jill and Rich

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. We were so pleased with the ceremony and thank you for all of your work. You were perfect - we couldn't have asked for more. And thank you for the beautiful certificate and final version of the ceremony.

We were so fortunate to find your name in our searches. We feel like you were a perfect match for us.

Abby and Sean

Abby, Sean and Scottish kilts on their wedding day, Caffe Luna, Raleigh

Abby and Sean with all the different family kilts

Thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed. We had a wonderful time at our wedding and everyone said how much they loved the ceremony. Thank you also for the wonderful wedding certificate and for helping us turn our wedding day into something very special.

Tracy-Ann and Eric

Wedding Bubble Dance

Photo by Classical Photography

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed meeting and talking to you. I can well understand why Chris and Pete were so enthusiastic about your doing their was a lovely wedding and I was most impressed. I am sure if others give you a chance, they will see what we all see in you; a very sincere person that makes everyone feel very happy to be in your company.

Isabelle (Christina's grandmother)

It was a pleasure meeting you. Jeff and I talked all the way home about how happy we are that you are going to be marrying us. We are both excited about you being a part of our wedding.

Tara and Jeff

I am so excited we had the chance to work together. You performed a very thoughtful and touching ceremony that was enjoyed by the bride and groom as well as myself and the other guests. It was such a pleasure to work with you.

Kristin Tarpley
A Wedding to Remember

Sam and Tesh at The Umstead Hotel and Spa

...Samantha and Hitesh

Courtney and David wed at 1705 Prime in Raleigh

Courtney and David
Photo by Jim Colman Photography

Thank you so much for being such a special part of Hillary and Danny's wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and we owe so much of that to you. You fit right in as a part of our family and we were so happy to share such a special occasion with you!

Thanks again for all your hard work to put it all together. You are wonderful!


Groom first sees Bride at Highgrove Estate

Steven watching Hannah come down the aisle
Photo by Brian Mullins Photography

We wanted to thank you for our wonderful wedding ceremony! It was exactly what we wanted and everyone else liked it, too.

Indira and Gaby

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We really enjoyed meeting you and are both very happy that we found you. Everything happens for a reason. We must have been meant to meet you and we are very lucky for that. I felt a sense of relief after we left your house that everything will turn out beautifully...I keep telling everyone how wonderful you are.

Kelly and Randy

the wedding path at Duke Gardens, Durham

Photo by Lance Richardson

Thanks again for doing such a beautiful job on our wedding. As hectic as it was, you made it personal and special for us. God bless you.

Tess and Trevor

We would like to thank you for the great job you did at our wedding ceremony. We appreciate the warm and heartfelt prayers and vows you developed for us. It was perfect.

Pat and Bobby

Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for us. We cannot tell you how many of our guests told us that our ceremony was one of the most sincere and memorable ceremonies that they have ever attended. You captured the essence of our relationship and love in the address and also in the vows that you helped us create. Thank you so much for all that you did to help us create the wedding of our dreams and memories that we will cherish always.

Claire and Ryan

Thank you for taking time with us to help plan our wedding ceremony. Your information and guidance is tremendously appreciated. We are so happy and relieved you have agreed to officiate our ceremony. I see a wonderful memory being created here!

Cindy and Cameron

We just wanted to send you a quick note to say Thank-You for making our wedding so special. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. You were outstanding.

Thank you for the copy of the ceremony. That is something we will treasure forever.

Thank you for everything!

Corrine and Jeff

Leigh and Tony exit St. Mary’s Chapel in Raleigh

Leigh and Tony exiting as husband and wife
Photo by Shane Snider Photography

You are the best! You made everything so easy and special. Our ceremony was beautiful and completely "us". Just what we wanted. We love you!

Shelly and Jim



Photo by KPO Photo

Barbara, we can't remember ever attending a nicer wedding than our own and it was all because of you. You put so much effort into making it fit us just right and the idea of using [our dog], Max, was the hit of the day. Thank you so much for everything you did for us. We will never forget you.

Mary and Sam

We couldn't be more pleased with what you did for us. The ceremony was beautiful and touching and so perfect. Our parents have commented several times about how it fit us so well. We will never forget you and all that you did to make it special just for us.

Thank you for everything.

Alison and Matt

Thank you so very much for sharing our special day and helping to make it just that way - special. You are truly a very unique person and we were thankful and appreciated finding you to marry us. Also, thank you for our "lucky" penny that you sent to us after finding it where we were standing.

Roxie and Nathan

Thank you for the most beautiful wedding ceremony. It was exactly what Tom and I had hoped for and you really found our voice. I can't tell you how many compliments we received!

Thanks again for your guidance.

Erin and Tom

cowboy couple at Lake Johnston

Roxie and Nathan
Photo by Doug Pitts Photography

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It was wonderful meeting you. We feel blessed to have you marrying us.

Anne and Ryan

Barbara, you were absolutely fabulous in our ceremony! Your ability to "roll with the punches" makes you a cut above the rest. We especially appreciated your ability to recognize subtle omens and will always remember their significance as we go forward.

Please feel free to use us as a reference. To us, you were a perfect choice.

Thanks again.

Nikole and Lawrence

We were so thrilled to find you. We knew right away that you were the perfect minister for us. We have had so many compliments on the beautiful ceremony you wrote for us. Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. It wouldn't have been the same without you.

Robin and Edward

kissing the Groom at the wedding ceremony

Nikole and Lawrence
Photo by KPO Photo

What a wonderful day we had and we owe it all to you! Thank you for all the little sweet things you noticed. We will be sure to remember them.

We loved our ceremony. It was so perfect for us and everyone has told us how much they enjoyed it.

Thank you for everything.

Lisa and Mike

We thank you so much for the lovely ceremony you performed. We were both very touched and it exceeded our expectations. So many of our guests commented on how much they liked it.

We also appreciate the copy of the ceremony and the certificate you provided. I'm getting ready to frame the certificate now.

Best wishes to you. We're so glad you could spend our special day with us.

Michelle and Vern

Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness and for being a part of our wonderful day. We had a lovely time. Thanks for everything.

Jackie and Kito

Jackie and Kito wedding at La Residence

Thank you so much for helping us design such a special and personal ceremony. We very much appreciate all the information you gave us and how accommodating you were through the entire process.

Ashleigh and Jim

Our wedding ceremony was very special and meaningful for us. Thank you for all that you did to make it so lovely and memorable.

Amy and David 

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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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