Nanette, with “Ceremonies by Nanette” was our officiant for our small, elopement-style wedding ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. From my first conversation with Nanette over the phone, I knew she would be the officiant for us! Being from out of state, I was concerned that our ceremony might feel “cookie cutter” or cold considering we did not personally know an officiant in the area. Not only did Nanette ensure our ceremony would be very personalized, she even wove in writing from my Grandfather (a Presbyterian minister who officiated many weddings). This was such a special touch, and her willingness to accommodate this request made me feel so special. Nanette also did an excellent job of respectfully weaving in traditions from both of our religions and backgrounds so that our families felt well represented. On the day of the ceremony, Nanette was key in facilitating the perfect spot at the Courthouse for the ceremony to take place. She was considerate of our privacy, lighting for photographs, and of course, our preference. Our families were blown away by how meaningful the ceremony was, and couldn’t say enough about Nanette’s calm presence as well as her professionalism. I highly recommend Ceremonies by Nanette - she is detail oriented, professional, and considerate. Thank you, Nanette, for making our day so special!
Nanette was an absolute joy to work with for our wedding ceremony! She magically delivered an emotional, energetic, and personal representation of the thoughts we wanted to share, the love we have for each other, and our family & friends that were there. Of all my wedding planning decisions, I can honestly say she was one of the best we made, and if we ever renew our marriage vows, we will be giving her another call! I highly, highly recommend Nanette! Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so perfect!
STOP HERE! You have found your officiant! We recently got married in what was supposed to be a small elopement with our family and then at the tenth hour turned into a mini wedding... I am so thankful and grateful to have found Nanette!! She was absolutely amazing! She guided us through the entire process from start to finish! She knows this wedding stuff! We had no clue what to expect but after our first meeting we were pros! She even was able to keep calm and keep me calm when I was freaking out at the alter because I had forgotten my husbands wedding band upstairs. We got that taken care of :)Thank you Nanette for everything. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!
Dear Nanette, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating such a special, intimate and heartwarming ceremony for us. The entire ceremony was the perfect mix of love, humor and joy and everybody in attendance felt included in our special day. I have lost count of how many guests commented on how amazing our ceremony was and how many people were in tears during the stepparent vows you wrote for us and our children. Your recreation of our love story and the tributes you helped us pay to our grandparents were the icing on the cake. You are a remarkable woman and are so gifted and talented at what you do. We feel incredibly blessed to have been able to share this experience with you and will be forever grateful.
I don’t know what we would have done without Nanette. She HEARD us when we talked about what we wanted in our ceremony, and then gave us that and so much more. Nanette brings a sincerity to every interaction, be it formal or casual, and approaches her work as she does her life: with reverence, humor, kindness, and personal connection. Our ceremony was the most important part of our wedding to us, and we were asking a lot of our celebrant. We wanted a ceremony that honored the sacred but didn’t mention any particular religion; a holy, bigger-than-us experience while still having it be all about us. And Nanette allowed us to contribute along the way as she created the ceremony we could never have written ourselves, and yet was so perfect that now we can’t imagine having been married without it. I cannot recommend Nanette enough for couples that want a meaningful and personal ceremony worthy of the love you share.
Nanette, You were the best!!! Your calming smile told me that Cate and Frankie were in good hands. When I told you right before walking down the aisle that Cate was starting to get nerves you looked at me and said “don’t worry I will take care of her” you will never know how much your words meant at that moment. Nanette, I wish you could have heard all the complements we received from everyone about you!!! They told us what a beautiful and personal story you told about the kids. We were asked if you were family because the kids seemed so comfortable and calm with you! Thank you again, I believe we will see you again with daughter number two!
Nanette was the marriage officiant for our wedding at The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort and I cannot recommend her enough! I found Nanette online when I was researching officiants in the SB area and we met for coffee to discuss our relationship and what we wanted in a ceremony. I came in not knowing exactly what I wanted in our ceremony but I did know that I wanted it to be personalized and cover our journey as a couple. Nanette had a lot of great ideas for how we can customize the ceremony and make it our own. The passion and excitement for her work was evident, as was the connection she’s able to build with her couples. When she sent us our ceremony draft we were blown away. It was so beautiful and it really reflected the love between my husband and me. The day of the wedding Nanette conducted a perfect ceremony. She has a very calming presence which made me feel instantly at ease. During the reception and even days after we received many compliments on how wonderful the ceremony was and how beautifully our story was told. We also appreciated how she printed out our ceremony as it is something that we will keep forever. Thank you, Nanette!
Nanette was absolutely fabulous in every regard. We (my new wife & myself) can be very tough critics but there are not enough nice words in our language to describe just how highly we think of Nanette and how fantastic the job she did for us was. We had no idea what we wanted or how to go about it and she guided us through it and created something very special and personal that reflected us perfectly. The ceremony and how she conducted it was truly a thing of beauty and we simply couldn’t have dreamed of anything more perfect. Not only did we think it was excellent but everyone there raved about her and quoted her words over and over in the days since the wedding. Nanette is an angel and made our special day everything we ever dreamed it could be and more.
We can’t even begin to thank Nanette at “Ceremonies by Nanette” for the wonderful job she did writing our ceremony, and walking us through the process of “all things ceremony.” From our first meeting, I knew that she was full of light and love, and it radiated through her vibrantly. It was an obvious choice for us after one coffee. Nanette wrote us a beautiful, personalized, positively gorgeous ceremony that was unique, had wonderful flow, and full of relevant stories, quotes, and personal affects. Usually the ceremony is not the part of the wedding that people remember or rave about, but our guests could not stop asking me where I found Nanette and how amazing the ceremony was. Plenty of tears in that audience! As far as the pre-wedding planning went, she was quick to respond to emails (something I found was priceless in the wedding planning process), made things simple and easy, with kind nudges and reminders. She stuck to deadlines, was always available if we had questions. She also handled our post-wedding clerical work, and promptly mailed our marriage license the day after we were married. Without a doubt, I would recommend her services 1000 times over and I know you will not be disappointed if you choose Nanette to be your wedding officiant. THANK YOU NANETTE! We will never forget this!
Nanette was incredible during our entire wedding process. Not only did she help craft the perfect execution of the ceremony we envisioned, but she was an extremely calming and positive force for us throughout our journey. She even gave us wedding vow guidelines to help us write vows to one another. We recommend her to anyone!
You would be cheating yourself if you don’t hire “Ceremonies by Nanette.”EVERYONE at our wedding raves about how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Nanette personalized our love story so well and the way she delivered everything was so perfect! There is no doubt she was born to do this. She brings a warmth and a sense of peace and tranquility, which only added to the magic of our wedding day. Nanette, thank you for being a part of our special day; we loved how professional, responsive, and lovely you were throughout the entire process.