Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant offers a wedding service across the Barrie, Midland, Orillia, and Muskoka areas. Barbara works with couples to craft perfect wedding ceremonies that match personalities and needs. She is a secular humanist wedding officiant with the Ontario Humanist Society, and she is also a registered officiant with the Province of Ontario.
Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant offers wedding services to couples seeking beautiful and meaningful ceremonies. Barbara is proud that her business is LGBTQ+ friendly. Her favourite part of working with couples is collaboratively creating a ceremony that reflects their personal journey, ensuring the experience is as unique as they are. Barbara can help guide couples through the process at every step of the way. She can create simple no-fuss ceremonies or services that tell the stories of clients as couples through readings, rituals, and custom vows. Contact her today to discover how you can create the ideal ceremony for your perfect day, together.
16 Reviews for Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant
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Trudy D. · Married on 10/10/2020
Fabulous wedding officiant
Barb was a pleasure to work with. She has an ease of humour and honesty that blended so well with us. She listened to our story, interviewed us to understand our beautiful story together and turned it into a flawless ceremony that brought tears to us both and summed us up perfectly.Sent on 03/11/2020
Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant's reply:It was my absolute pleasure to unite people who are so very compatible and deserving of happiness. Wishing you both an eternity of love.
Anna L. · Married on 16/08/2020
Having decided and planned our wedding with 3 weeks notice, we didn’t have high expectations, particularly for the ceremony portion. Not only did Barbara address all of our questions, she took the time to thoroughly get to know us and craft a unique story-based ceremony that represented our relationship so beautifully. We were honoured to have Barbara by our side on our special day. She even reminded my hubby to breath during the ceremony when he teared up (he keeps mentioning how helpful that was!).Sent on 06/10/2020
If you’re looking for something a little different, Barbara is your perfect person!
Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant's reply:You two are just the sweetest! Thank you for letting me be a part of your special day, it was truly a delight to serve you. I know in my heart you two will have a long, happy life together. I wish you the happiest future imaginable.
Sarah L. · Married on 26/01/2019
Barbara was a fantastic choice for our wedding! She was always professional, she took the time to meet with us and review our ceremony in advance of the big day and she exceeded our expectations on the big day! Our guests commented on how fun, bright and warm she was - she definitely made us feel at ease while standing in front of everyone. She took the time to really get to know us and developed a very personalized ceremony for us, which was very appreciated. For anyone looking for a secular officiant, we would recommend Barbara 100%!Sent on 30/01/2019
Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant's reply:Oh gosh, that is so sweet of you, thank you Sarah! Officiating your wedding was very special. I loved getting to know you and Derek; you're a very sweet couple who truly compliment each other. I'm honoured to have been a part of your big day. Wishing you both a long, happy life together!
Kaitlyn W. · Married on 03/10/2020
Kind and professional
Barb was exceptional to work with. She was very easy to communicate with and very helpful and knowledgeable about the steps to acquire the marriage license.Sent on 05/10/2020
She was very personable and asked all the right questions for her to be able to come up with a very beautiful and personal ceremony.
We received nothing but kind feedback from all of our guests about the ceremony she performed and how well she was able to get along with our group.
10/10 would not regret having Barb perform your ceremony!
Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant's reply:Hi Kaitlyn and Jesse, thank you so much for your kind words. It was such a pleasure, you are a beautiful couple with a beautiful family! I am so honoured I could be a part of your special day - thank you! Wishing you both a lifetime of joy ahead.
C S · Married on 25/09/2020
Professional, friendly officiant who kept the process about us
The process of finding the right officiant can be strange, and we feel very fortunate to have found Barb -- she's straightforward and down-to-earth, and we felt comfortable with her from our first video interview. She mentioned to us that, as an officiant with the Ontario Humanist Society, the ceremonies she conducts are secular and not to include any religious elements. We felt this approach aligned with our values, and indeed Barb consistently kept her focus on us as a couple.Sent on 30/09/2020
She used her polished interviewing, writing and speaking skills to craft a ceremony that was personal and meaningful to us, without being saccharine. (She also shares the draft ceremony in a Google Doc. At first, we worried about this spoiling the surprise for us...But it's actually much more important to have that opportunity to fact-check and make minor tweaks before they get read out loud to everyone!)
On the day of our ceremony, she arrived promptly, got along easily with our guests, and delivered the ceremony with just the right amount of feeling. Thanks again, Barb -- we're so happy you were there for our big day!
Barbara Rowlandson - Secular Humanist Wedding Officiant's reply:Hi Carmen and Dylan, thank you so very much for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Yours was a truly unique and fun ceremony to officiate and it was such a pleasure getting to know you both. I wish you all the happiness in the world as you navigate life's adventures together!
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