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On July 29th, three days before our wedding ceremony the island was under a mandatory evacuation for all visitors due to the island wide power outage. Emotions ran high as we could not believe another obstacle would stand in the way of their dream wedding. Luckily we found a hotel in Nags Head for a few days and Barbara and Jenni ( Epic Photography) agreed to change the location off the island, to make their wedding dreams come true. It may have only been us and our three children, but is was the most beautiful wedding I could ever dreamed of. Barbara was so sweet and her sermon was so heartfelt it brought my husband and I to tears. The short time we had with Barbara made you feel like you knew her years and we will never forget the beautiful ceremony she performed.

See full details and more photos from Kimberly and David’s wedding over at Epic Shutter Blog

What a heartfelt ceremony!!! Reverend Mulford is an awesome officiant. She replied to our emails/phone calls right away (leading up to and the day of the wedding) i got married in front of our rental home and even our neighbors watching from their deck said it was a beautiful ceremony – we could tell that she put a great thought and effort in officiating the ceremony!! we highly recommend!

love, Zack and Cristine

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Dear Barbara,

Chris and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for officiating our wedding on 08-17-17 in the Outer Banks.

From the first moment I spoke to you on the phone to the last hug before you left us, you were so kind and attentive to our needs.

Our small, intimate, private wedding day was more perfect than we had ever imagined it could be.

You helped to make the day relaxed, calm, serene, private and full of love for Chris, myself, our children, and parents.

THANK YOU for being such an important part of our special day!!!

Jennifer & Chris Linville
Severn, MD

I must say that Barbara is the best and has absolute passion for what she does. When we met her, we felt her excitement and happiness for our decision of getting married. The ceremony was sweet and simple, but we loved how she included the history of the OBX. Andrew and myself truly have a complicated past and with all that we’ve dealt with our choice of marriage was a new beginning for us both. The words that Barbara spoke felt as though they were meant just for us. It was beautiful and heart warming. Thank you, Barbara for being a part of this special and truly blessed moment in our lives. God bless you!

Jenn L

Thank you so very much for a truly special ceremony 2 weeks ago in OBX!


You took the time to get to know us before hand, we felt so at ease, was so kind & wonderful with our family & our ceremony was beautiful. Your words were perfect. I hope we meet again!

The Braggs, Ohio.


Rev. Barbara was simply amazing from the beginning all the way to the end . She explained how everything would go and was always there no matter what time to answer questions . She officiated the most beautiful ceremony for my husband and our children. Everything was perfect , couldn’t have asked for a better wedding . She’s truly a blessing .

Thanks again,
Love Kevin and Natasha Taylor, Richmond VA

Rev. Barbara Mulford thank you so much a fabulous, relaxed and beautiful ceremony on 8/12/17 on Nags Head Beach.
It was a beautiful ceremony and loved the way you were so happy to see that we got the memories and ceremony we wanted.


Bless you and hope you bless many more ceremonies.


Barbara was such a pleasure to work with! She made our wedding ceremony very special and unique to what we requested. She gave us lots of great recommendations for other wedding vendors as well. Barbara is incredibly kind and professional. I would definitely recommend her!

Jennifer M.

Barbara Me and Sandy want to thank you for the beach ceremony. It was a memory we will never forget. Getting married on the beach of the Outer Banks was the perfect place. Thank you so much for taking time on our special day. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to get married on the beach of the Outer Banks.

Thank you,
Scott and Sandy.

Ryan and I want to say Thank You for the most beautiful wedding ceremony. You were extremely helpful through the entire wedding planning process! Even helping with things that didn’t necessarily involve you directly you were still there for support, advice and offering your opinion. Always willing to help and go the extra mile.

Ryan and I knew you were the perfect fit for us as soon as we met you, I think I knew the moment I spoke with you on the phone. You were always so prompt in returning phone calls and emails. You have an infectious personality and a beautiful soul that shines. You’re truly amazing at what you do. Our family and friends commented on how beautifully put together our ceremony was.

We love the book you put together for us with the entire ceremony and our vows in it! That is such a special gift and amazing that you take all that extra time to create that for your couples.

I could go on and on about all the wonderful things about you, but I know the greatest compliment is a referral, and I have already begun spreading the word! 🙂

Thank you again so much and may God continue to bless you and your family.

*All Brides reviewing these wonderful testimonies, contact Barbara NOW! I PROMISE you will NOT regret it!!*

Jennifer & Ryan


Scott and I just wanted to thank you for making our little ceremony so special and perfect! It was a day we’ll never forget, and you are amazing. It’s like you’ve known us forever. We loved everything you said, and everything you did. You are truly gifted, and I’m so happy we found you! Thank you again, so much!!


Tracey & Scott Schwerin


Your words during our marriage ceremony brought me to tears. Even though you had only known us a short time, you captured what was in our hearts perfectly. Mark and I are so grateful. You were flexible when rain darkened our plans and so supportive throughout. We are so happy that you were part of our lives that day and part of our marriage journey. Thank you so much!! You are the best!

-Alice and Mark


Jon and I would like to thank you so much for our beautiful beach wedding service. My one fear of having a destination wedding at OBX was how to keep in touch and convey my ideas for our special day to those people i didnt see on a regular basis.The ability to reach you, convey my ideas to you at any time, and your easy going and creative mind set my fears to rest. I knew that you were the right fit to conduct our wedding service after our first meeting, and you exceeded our expectations. Everyone loved our vows and our special seashell ceremony.

Barbara was one of the best decisions we made regarding our destination wedding at OBX. From the minute we meet, her personality and easy going nature was evident and by the end of the initial consult i knew the search for our officiant was over. Barbara was always available and helped us every step of the way in choosing our vows, readings, and special seashell ceremony. She took our personalities and made it into a beautiful ceremony that we will never forget. If you ate looking for an officiant, look no further. ..

Barbara, Thanks so much for helping us create a lasting memory of our union.

Jon and Amy


Choosing Barbara as our officiant was the perfect decision. Barbara was simply wonderful from start to finish. The ceremony she prepared for our Nags Head nuptials was ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL and brought us to tears. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for being apart of our very special day ❤

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Bob & Sara Marshall


Elliott and I can not thank you enough! You helped make our wedding day one of the best days of our lives. From the start you were beyond accommodating and were extremely quick with your responses. We gave you such a short amount of time from the time we contacted you until the day of our wedding but you put us to ease with your assurance that we could depend on you. You took the time to get to know us and made sure our ceremony represented us well. You delivered a beautiful messaged with meaningful words and put us at ease with directions throughout the event. I honestly cant recommend you enough!! It is clear you put your heart into it and that you truly care about your clients. You have such a joyful demeanor that without a doubt transcended into our ceremony. We are truly so grateful for you and feel so blessed that someone so special married us!

The McConnell’s


We just want to thank you for being a part of our special day. Every detail of the ceremony is perfect and we couldn’t wish for a more perfect officiant. Communicating by email is very hard since were from another state but you gave us your assurance that we don’t need to worry because you’ll give us the perfect wedding ceremony that we have imagined, and you did. You exceeded our expectations. We really felt how passionate and good you are at what you do. From the bottom of our hearts thank you.

Meng & Marie

Thanks you so much for the beautiful ceremony you created for Anthony and I. We loved every detail and special touch you put in to our vows! Your willingness to work with us through every detail from ceremony site to rain was very much appreciated. Our family could not stop talking about the vows,shell ceremony and your presents. They said our wedding was the most unique, beautiful wedding they have witnessed. All in attendance loved the shell ceremony and blessings upon them. We even had a small break in the weather to return them to the sea and snap a few pictures. Our children were so pleased to have been made a special part of the ceremony. You made them feel so at ease after being so nervous. They are still talking about their role in the wedding. For all who are considering a OBX wedding as a local or destination wedding we highly recommend Barbara. You will not be disappointed. She is quick to respond to email or text and will answer every question you have with a smile. I could not have asked for a more caring, gracious Grandmother fill in. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! You are truly a blessing.
Anthony & Jessica Baker

test201609199Barbara was wonderful! I spent about a week searching for the perfect person to officiate our beach wedding. Barbara was so sweet and quick to respond to emails. She was extremely helpful with all the planning of our ceremony. She sent me helpful information on getting our marriage license and links to many photographers she recommends. Barbara and our photographer Ginger from GingerSnaps Photography were a great team! Our ceremony was beautiful and perfect for us. We will definitely use her services again for a vow renewal in the future!

I must say that getting married somewhere other than your home state was interesting. I had heard about Barbara through another officiant and let me tell you, she is absolutely WONDERFUL !!! She made everything so easy for us! I could not thank her enough for everything she did. The vows she helped us created were everlasting! If we ever do a vow renewal I will have her again in a heartbeat. She is so nice and caring and really takes the time to get to know you, I would recommend her to anyone!! Thanks so much Barbara!!

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babs mulford testimonialsBarbara, I wanted to say thank you so much for such a beautiful ceremony in Nags Head on 9/17/16. You did an amazing job and I’m very happy I choose you to be part of our special day. You made the process stress free by providing a ceremony packet for us to choose through and you walk us through everything to expect on our special day. Thank you from the happy couple, Mr and Mrs Chris Robinson

Barbara thank you so very much for a beautiful ceremony. It was PERFECT! I wouldn’t change a thing. Also thank you for making my son such a big part of our special day it meant the world to me. We are truly blessed. Michele and Bill

Thank you so much for performing our renewal vows on the beach on Monday evening, 7/18/2016. My daughter and husband were in cahoots on the surprise! Thank you so much for all of your special words that you said, as they were all very meaningful. I especially liked the shell part of the ceremony. I loved that it included our family and friends.

It’s hard to believe that Tom and I were married 36 years ago on the Outer Banks! It’s been over 10 years since we last vacationed there. It was wonderful to be back, now with grandchildren in tow, and renewing our vows was just icing on the cake!

Thank you so much for adding special memories to our OBX vacation,
Kyle M.

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Donna-RandyWe went through dozens of websites before finding Barbara. Once we saw her website, we knew she was the one.
We are in Ohio, and we had a ceremony up here so our family would be present to hear our vows and then we had a big party for friends and family. But, we wanted to be officially married in the Outer Banks which is like home. We are hoping to relocate down there after the last child is out of college!!

We got a hold of Barbara and she was to marry us on Valentine’s Day this year which fell on a Sunday. We needed to be at the government offices on Friday to obtain our marriage license.

Well, we were in town on that Friday, but we took our time checking into the beach house and shopping. A snowstorm actually hit that weekend, and it was bad enough on Friday to close the government offices early so we could not obtain our marriage license!

So, Barbara was gracious enough to meet us on Jeanette’s Pier anyway on Sunday, which was so cold and blustery, and we went ahead with the ceremony. But, Barbara could not pronounce us husband and wife without our marriage license. So, she had us meet at the government offices first thing the next morning with our witnesses in tow, and we finished our ceremony there!

She handled all the paperwork and even gave us marriage certificate with Valentine’s Day as the date! She was so wonderful about the whole thing and having to meet twice!

She made it fun and we have a great story to tell! She was kind and compassionate! She made our experience very special and we will always cherish what we shared with her on the pier and at the government office. She had beautiful words for us and it meant so much that she was the one to make it official for us!

We feel we made a friend for life and we will recommend her to everyone!

Donna & Randy

Barbara didn’t have much to go on with us and less time to plan. I think she heard everything I said, and some things I didn’t that mattered too! What a wonderful person and we were blessed to have her.

I couldn’t thank her enough.

Amy & Eric

I just wanted to say Thank You so much for your services for our wedding!!! We really enjoyed meeting you and everyone commented on what a wonderful service you provided!

All compliments to you!!!
Heather & Michael

Barbara was simply AMAZING! My now husband and I live in Maryland and she made planning a destination wedding a piece of cake. We met her via Skype the summer before our wedding and instantly loved her and knew we wanted her to officiate our wedding.

She was always very quick to respond to emails and helpful with answering our questions — anything from what type of ceremony we wanted to how to go about obtaining our marriage certificate. Our wedding was this past Saturday (July 9th) and it was everything we hoped it would be and more!

We met Barbara in person earlier that week at a local coffee shop and she was SO sweet and helpful. We ran through the whole ceremony and she made sure it was exactly what we wanted.

After the ceremony, I was told by a few people that this was one of the most beautifully unique ceremonies they had ever seen. Barbara truly listens to the couple and puts together a ceremony that is not generic, but fits them as a couple.

If you’re looking for a wedding officiant, I without a doubt would HIGHLY recommend Barbara!

Kacey, married in Kitty Hawk on 7/9/16 🙂

During the course of the wedding planning process, Barbara became a dear friend and someone I know that my friends, Lorna and David, and I will treasure forever.

I think it’s rare to meet someone like Barbara that listens… not just because she is a vendor contributing to your wedding… but really listening to get to know you better as a person. After the first meeting we all had with her, Lorna, David, and I came away with the same feeling that there was just something about her that was just special. That feeling continued all the way up until the last second of the wedding.

You never know what you will encounter selecting an officiant for a destination wedding, but Barbara was a beautiful exception. She made an effort to really know my friends and create a ceremony that not only fit them as a couple but also highlighted her personality and the uniqueness of the beach environment. If you can, make an effort to meet with her in person a couple times before the wedding.

She is the most amazing person to be around and you feel as if you’re in the presence of someone who is deeply spiritual without ever being preachy or judgmental. She is a true gem and you will be very happy you chose her to be a part of your big day!

Radi M
Friend & Wedding Planner to Lorna & David

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Tomlins Barbara is simply the best!
She was so helpful with finding us the perfect location, she spent time with us over the phone & emails getting to know us, & our ceremony went flawlessly! Her super sweet personality just tops it off! Barbara was born for this!

Lots of Love,
The Tomlin’s

Our experience with Barbara was fantastic.
She made all the crazy hectic planning easy. She’s definitely a joy to work with. My family couldn’t have been happier. It was like she was one of us.
The ceremony was great. She weathered the weather with us. Such a trooper.

We would highly recommend her. She helped make our day special.

Thank you from the bottom of our Hearts!
Don and Melissa

Barbara, you did an amazing job!
Thank you so much for making us feel at home right from the start. You were more of our “wedding planner” more than just an officiant.
You helped with any and all last minute details and made sure the family knew what to do and worked so well with the photographer to give us the most memorable day ever.

I would definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone!

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Kelly-Zach Hi Barbara!

We just got back to Pennsylvania yesterday…we did not want to leave Rodanthe!

We just wanted to thank you again for the beautiful ceremony. Our entire family was thrilled with the end result. It could not have been more perfect for Zach and I – spiritual but not religious!
You truly did an amazing job! With only communicating via email you never know what could happen…we felt like you truly personalized the ceremony and even included Cailin and Bailey!

Look forward to seeing you at our vow renewals in a few years!
Thank you!

Zach and Kelly

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Cathy-WesThank you for our beautiful ceremony! I will definitely recommend you to everyone.
Thanks for being so helpful answering our many questions.

Cathy and Wes S.

Dear Barbara,
Thank you so much for making our ceremony so special! We searched for a while to find an officiant that could meet our basic needs within our budget. After meeting with you in person, we knew you were the perfect person to marry us! We had such a small, intimate ceremony just like we wanted and you made it even more special by adding personal touches.

Everything from the rose ceremony for our mothers to the beautiful words you spoke and the “seashell wishes” that we all made truly made our wedding an unforgettable experience. How perfect was it that there were whales cresting in the ocean behind us too? Even the rain paused for the ceremony!

What a dream that day turned out to be!

Thank you so much!
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O’Neil

Barbara was wonderful! We only communicated through email as we were eloping to the Outer Banks and wouldn’t have time to meet her beforehand. We told her a little about ourselves and what type of ceremony and that was it!

She was early to the ceremony site and was very friendly and warm. It felt as if we’d known her forever! The ceremony itself was the perfect length and she had beautiful words. My husband, who was nervous about what or how much he had to say was very happy that his part was kept to a minimum (he’s a little shy).

We would recommend her to anyone!
Kim & Jeremy

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Annie-JacobBarbara was exceptional, throughout both the early stages of planning our wedding, as well as during the ceremony itself. She was always available to answer questions, and made the effort to meet with us both over Skype, and in person.

We had many of our family and friends comment on how intimate and touching the ceremony was, and we can’t help but to blame Barbara for that! Anyone considering getting married in the Outer Banks, whether it be a small or big ceremony, should absolutely get in contact with Barbara.

We could not have asked for a better officiant!

Many thanks to you again, Barbara!
Jacob and Annie

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Lynn-JohnWe were blessed to find Barbara as our officiant for the renewal of our wedding vows. We had the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony with her.

She provided wonderful suggestions and made our day very personal.

We would highly recommend her for any ceremony.
Lynn & John

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Amy-AaronDear Barbara,
Your beautiful blessings and deeply touching ceremony made our wedding day absolutely perfect. When Aaron and I decided to elope to the OBX, the search for an officiant began. We found you online and based on the testimonials, we made the call.

From that phone call, to our ceremony on the beach and after to follow up on the wedding license, you were simply wonderful!! You helped us in our search for vendors, sorted out whether a permit was needed, you name it, you thought of everything.

Meeting you in person on our big day was very special. Your calm presence and great happiness settled any nerves we had before the “I dos.” Our ceremony was incredibly heartfelt and your great joy as you spoke the words for our union is something we will always hold dear.

We cannot say thank you enough Barbara. Your grace and serenity, your kindness and thoughtfulness, everything you did, truly made our day one of the best memories we will treasure in our hearts. We are looking forward to seeing you again when the time comes for our wedding vow renewal ceremony!

With love,
Amy & Aaron Plunkett

Barbara did a wonderful job in making our special day the best it could be. She was more than professional, She showed a warmth and kindness that we were not expecting but joyfully embraced. If given the chance to do it all over again we would definitively include Barbara in our plans.

Thank you Barbara for going above and beyond our expectations.

Samantha & Jeremy

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister- Liz-Mike2Thank you so much Barbara for helping make our wedding day so beautiful. I couldn’t have asked for a better officiant.

Barbara was very sweet and caring. She made us feel welcome and was very helpful with any questions we had. I’d have to say she is by far the best in the outer banks.

Liz and Mike

View More: http://debbielaughlinphotography.pass.us/kristian--jamin--wedding-engagementBarb was absolutely fabulous and exactly what we needed to make our wedding day perfect. She was there when she needed us through the whole process, gave us space when we needed a moment, and comfort when it was necessary.

I’ve never connected so quickly with a person and it was awesome to know she would take good care of us. Full of pearls of wisdom about the area as well as about ceremony ideas and just basic wedding “stuff” that a lot of busy brides would miss. What a blessing.

Thank you so much Barb!!


Kristian and Jamin
(Photo by Debbie Laughlin Photography)

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Lisa-BobOur beach wedding turned out fantastic. Barbara turned a cloudy, stormy day into a bright sunny afternoon and was everything we expected.

Lisa and Bob

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-JenniferOur beach side wedding with Barbra was just perfect. Exactly what we envisioned. She made us feel so comfortable, she felt like extended family.

You can tell that she really loves what she does and is very thoughtful in individualizing your wedding. A beautiful day that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.


When we were planning our wedding we knew we wanted it to be small & personal. We found Barbara on the internet & based on the wonderful reviews we got in touch with her.

Barbara was perfect for us – she was so prompt in responding to our initial email & every email or call after that. She had great suggestions for our ceremony & really made it personal & about us.

We had our wedding in our home & everyone who came commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony. We would recommend Barbara to anyone getting married in the Outer Banks. She is a wonderful person & really made our day special.

Steph & Ben

Thank you so much for helping us put our day together. We could not have asked for a better moment!

You were just simply the best and we will be forever grateful for our wonderful hand-tying ceremony!

Leo, Mary Jane, Brittany, Brandy & Drew

The Bailey Family

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-StephanieOur wedding was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we pulled into the parking lot, we saw Barbara’s smiling face. She greeted us with hugs & immediately I knew that we had chosen the perfect person to unite us as one!

Barabara, I want to Thank you from our hearts for first, taking the time to get to know us & our story prior to meeting & for genuine love you have for your job. Jesse & I would recommend you to EVERYONE that is thinking of marrying in the OuterBanks!

You were truly amazing to work with! You answered all of my questions immediately & were so helpful in helping us find our Photographer (which was AMAZING also!)

Thank you again & God Bless!!


Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-ChristinaMy husband and I wanted a small, intimate gathering on the beach in the Outer Banks for our wedding. Barbara was the perfect fit as our officiant! She presented us with several options for our ceremony so that it was just the way we wanted, and at a very reasonable cost.
She offered excellent suggestions for photography, violin music, restaurants, and ceremony location. Barbara was absolutely lovely to work with and I would recommend her to any of my friends or family looking for a personalized, intimate experience!


Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-KimBarbara was perfect!

She was so kind and warm and flexible from the very first time I contacted her. We were not committed to a time on on wedding day because of rain and she just asked for an hour’s notice! The ceremony was everything we’d wished for.

Thank you, Barbara!


Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-ElaineMy husband and I decided to renew our wedding vows on the beach on our 25th Wedding Anniversary. It was also my 49th birthday! It was a perfect day. We had our son and daughter with us and our two friends.

The wording at the ceremony was perfect. Barbara supplied me with sample wording and I also pulled wording from the internet so it suited us. Even my husband shed a tear! My daughter did a reading. The whole day was perfect from start to finish. Barbara was a big help and performed the ceremony exactly as I had wanted – small and personal to us.

Thank you Barbara – we have a very memorable experience and a great video and photographs


Outer-Banks-Wedding-Officiant-Kate-DanDear Barbara,
We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day so perfect. From the moment we met you we knew that you were the one to marry us. And thank you for coming to our rehearsal even though we hadn’t originally planned on having one.
You went above and beyond and we are so grateful for that. You made us feel so comfortable throughout the planning process and our ceremony was beautiful and went off without a hitch.
It was an amazing day and we will always look back on it and be happy that we picked you as our officiant.

Thanks Again!

Kate and Dan

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Officiant-Jennifer-MikeWell, the beach is where I’ve always wanted to get married, and it took me till I was 49 to do it right! The beach, a few family members and friends and Barbra did a terrific job, everything she said and did was perfect, short and sweet just like we wanted!
Thank you so much, and I want to Thank a good friend Phillip that help us find Barbra Mulford!

Again, a million THANKS!

Jennifer and Mike

As I find myself often looking back at our wedding day in photos and videos, I sit back in awe. The day goes so fast, and there is so much that goes on around you.

Funny how as you look back and genuinely appreciate those that played such a large role. Barbara was one of those. Words just cannot express the gratitude we have for her. Our day was beautiful. As chaos storms around you everywhere, her only job that day is to marry you…and yet she does so much more.

Barbara played such a large role not only in our day, she was there to help in every step planning along the way. We are truly honored to have such a wonderful and genuine woman be in one of our fondest life memories


John & Kiersten

My husband and I decided to elope in a “destination” setting. So I organized everything via the internet, depended heavily on reviews and crossed my fingers. Barbara seemed to fit our budget and had good reviews, so we sent her an email. And we ended up very happy to have picked her to wed us.

Barbara was fantastic from the start. Soon after I sent her an inquiry, she called to speak with me and answer any questions I had. She even called us the day of to make sure everything was going smoothly and was on time.

Given the nature of a short, civil ceremony, we were expecting it to be pretty straight forward and kind of clinical. But what we got instead was an absolutely beautiful service that brought tears to both of our eyes. She exceeded both our expectations.

We would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in the OBX area.

Monica S (married September 2014)

We had a destination wedding which can be hard to plan. Barbara was so helpful and nice. I loved how she was so prompt in her replies. She also was very flexible in our wedding date, due to rain. We loved her and so did our families. I can’t say enough about how awesome she was to work with.

Trust me on this one, you’ll be so happy you chose Barbara.

Ashley & Nick

Barbara was a great choice! She did everything she could to make our day so special. Since we are from pittsburgh she helped us find a wonderful photographer in OBX. She is very thorough and prompt. I would recommend her services 100%.

Thank you Barbara!!!

Sharon & Caleb

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Lynne-Joe Barbara made our Vow Renewal even more special than we imagined it would be. She is such a kind and caring person and we highly recommend her to anyone looking to be married or renew their wedding vows on the OBX. Our ceremony in September 2014 was extra special because of her.

Thank you so much Barbara and may God bless you.

Lynne & Joe H

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Jefferson Barbara was so great – friendly, helpful, thoughtful, provided great suggestions without being pushy, and brings joy to the job.

She is everything you hope for in a celebrant.


Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Sandy-DwayneBarbara married us on December 27th. We couldn’t have hand picked anyone more sincere and kind as she was to us. So thankful for being lead when we picked her to marry Dwayne and I. The weather was perfect, and the ceremony was so heartfelt. Her words were a true reflection of how Dwayne and i feel towards each other.

Thank you Barbara for making our special day perfect!!

Sandy & Dwayne

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Autumn-RayBarbara married my husband Ray and I last Monday, October 20 on the beach near the pier at Nags Head. It was her suggestion and it was a wonderful one! We were not worried so much about the weather because she had told us of the many options there in any type of weather such as inside the building, on the pier or under the pier.

God blessed us with a beautiful mid 70 degree day with a slight breeze! And it was just a short drive from the Register of Deeds Office in Manteo where we picked up our marriage license.

Barbara was so warm, and even though I’m sure she does many weddings, you could feel her excitement for us. She was very organized and got all of the paperwork out of the way up front and even dropped off the signed marriage license to the Register of Deeds Office afterwards along with our money for a certified copy to be mailed to us. And the ceremony was so beautiful. It really couldn’t have been more perfect!

We highly recommend Barbara to officiate your wedding ceremony!

Autumn & Ray Jones

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Jessica-GregGreg and I have been blissfully married for over a week now and we keep reminiscing on how truly amazing our wedding was! You were such a major part of making this a beautiful day for the two of us. You are an amazing person and your energy just beams with the purest love for each life you touch.

We have received so many compliments on how touching your ceremony was. Greg and I can not thank you enough for taking the time with us to make our matrimony between ourselves and Hannah so incredibly special and perfect. You created a moment each of us will never forget. From the bottom of all our hearts thank you so much.

Jessica Steigleder

Barbara gave us a wonderful ceremony on September 7, 2014. I contacted her in August for a ceremony in Sept. She didn’t just email me she called me on the phone and answered all my questions and kept in touch with me at least once a week up until the wedding. She made the ceremony feel like it was just for us adding personal things about my husband and me. We cried and laughed. If you are looking for an Officant that makes you feel special on one of the biggest days of your life contact Rev. Barbara.

Tom & Ginny Ford

Barbara was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding in June. Since weddings are so stressful anyways, working with Barbara will be one less thing to worry about. She was so prompt in responding to any inquiries that I had and made me feel at ease from our first phone conversation.

The vows were perfect in every way and she personalized the vows to fit us so well. We are so honored that she was part of our special day and would recommend Barbara to anyone being married in the OBX regardless of the type of wedding you are planning.

Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts!
Nicole and Cory W

Barbara, I wanted to thank you for officiating our vow renewal ceremony. I am certain that I was immediately drawn to your profile for a reason. You were indescribably patient and accommodating with our children and we truly felt that everyone was included. It was so comfortable and loving and warm…everything we had dreamed of. You undoubtedly have a gift in creating an environment that is welcoming and familiar. You are gracious and kind and compassionate and we feel so very blessed to have had you there.

Best Wishes,
Liz and John S

It can be a stressful task to plan a destination wedding, not being able to meet the vendors or officiant before the wedding week. But, from the first phone conversation to every correspondence after, Barbara made us feel comfortable, confident and certain that we made the right decision. When we were finally able to meet her, she blew us both away.

She helped us create a unique and memorable ceremony, that everyone who attended raved about. We would recommend her to anyone getting married in the Outer Banks, and cannot thank her enough for helping make our dream wedding happen!

Amanda & Eric

I would like to give a huge THANK YOU to Barbara. We researched many people to officiate our wedding this past June, and from the moment I spoke with her on the phone I knew she was the one 🙂 throughout the entire process she was there whenever we needed her help and guidance and was eager to please us and help us in the best way.

When the day came for us to meet she was so nice and charming and exactly how she was on the phone. We deeply want to thank you and we appreciate you being a huge part of our beautiful day. I pray that others seek you out so they can have the same experience we did.

Much thanks,
Jessica and Kyle S.

Barbara was extremely professional and passionate about the services she has to offer. From our first phone conversation and throughout our planning, she was easy to work with and eager to please. She listened carefully to what I had envisioned my ceremony to be and tailored it to meet my expectations. Even when I requested changes at the last minute, there was absolutely no hesitation on her part to meet my requirements.

Diane and Nelson

Barbara was so wonderful and amazing. She guided us through the entire process and gave us suggestions. She was very patient with us and worked with us to incorporate everything we wanted (including a poll the audience). She was so much fun to work with and I would recommend her to anyone. What a wonderful and amazing lady!!!

Jamie & Ryan

Barbara was wonderful to work with! She made it a point to get to know who we were, and what kind of ceremony we were really looking for. There seemed to be nothing she didn’t know or think of, right down to which way we should each be facing so that the wind didn’t blow our hair in our faces! All of our guests liked Barbara. After our “pre-wedding” meeting, we knew right away that we had made the right choice in choosing Barbara!

Kim A.

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-JessicaBarbara helped to make our wedding day as special as I have always dreamed of it being! I cannot say how impressed I was with her commitment to providing my husband and I with a unique and heartwarming ceremony!

She provided us with tons of great ideas and ceremony material to customize to ourselves! I definitely feel that she helped to make our ceremony truly reflective of my husband and myself as a couple.

We incorporated a rose ceremony for our mothers, and Barbara performed a handfasting ceremony at the end as a symbol of unity. We just loved it, and our guests loved that it was so original!

Thanks again Barbara!


Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding day perfect! We enjoyed working with you so much, and all of our guests loved the way you did the service. My grandma is still raving about you– and she is very traditional, so that is a big feat since we opted not to do a traditional church service.

We really appreciated that you were always just a phone call or email away, and you always responded to my inquiries so quickly. Planning a destination wedding while 12 hours away is a big challenge, but you always were helpful and willing to provide input on all aspects of our wedding planning. You were so timely in submitting our marriage license to the county that we even received our own copies the day we returned home from the wedding.

From our first phone call, to our meeting a few days before the wedding, to the completion of our ceremony, you always made us feel comfortable. I know we made the right choice, and we will always remember how special you made us feel on our wedding day!

Jon & Julene Ambuske

Thank you so much for all of your help and timely responses to any questions. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and just as I envisioned!


Barbara was such a joy to work with! She went above and beyond to help us as we planned our destination wedding. She was extremely timely with response any time I needed to ask a question. Provided that we aren’t familiar with anything in the destination we were planning our wedding Barbara provided precise directions and orders of events to follow.

She is so phenomenal I would recommend her again and again. Our special day was made that much better by having her conduct our wedding is such a way that was better than I dreamed.

Melissa A.

Barbara was so kind and helpful with the planning of the ceremony, as well as the day of. Our families and friends loved her, and Chris and I were thrilled with how the ceremony went.
We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to get married at the Outer Banks. She was wonderful!!!


Outer-Banks-Wedding-Officiant-Steph-EvanBarbara was a fabulous officiant for our wedding! From the first time I spoke with her over the phone until the actual day of the wedding she was nothing but helpful and kind! I worked closely with Barbara through email to plan the ceremony. She provided us with ideas but then we were allowed to pick and choose what we liked and ultimately design the wedding of our dreams!
I loved this flexibility and greatly appreciated her acceptance of any and every idea that we had. The night before our wedding she led a rehearsal dinner on the beach. She went over every step of the process with every person who was involved in the ceremony. Then, the next day, when it rained, she was amazingly helpful with helping us change things to still make it work inside. We were thrilled to have Barbara Mulford as our officiant and would recommend her to anyone!

Stephanie & Evan

Dave and I want to thank you so much for performing our 2nd vowel renewal in August 2013. We have used the messages from the rose ceremony several times since August. We keep the sand on our entertainment center in our living room and just love how beautifully it turned out. It is so special that our kids were able to participate in the ceremony. I have included several pictures from the day, please feel free to use them on your website.


Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-BDThank you so much Barbara for officiating our October wedding ceremony! It was a beautiful day and you helped make it so much more special. You are such a kind person and great to work with! Thank you for providing us with a wonderful wedding ceremony! I’m so glad we got to work with you!

Thanks for everything!
Daniel and Bethany

Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony unique and personal. From the first time we spoke over the phone, we felt at ease with you, and your caring and kind spirit was evident to all in attendance at our ceremony. It was a funny, sweet, and loving event, and we thank you for that. We’re so glad that you were a part of our special day!

Emily and Brian

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-CMYou were wonderful!
Thank you so much for your personable, professional, and warm ceremony. You knew what we wanted, but were still flexible enough to include all our family and friends.

Carma & Michael

Thank you so much for our wonderful wedding. You made it so simple to do everything long distance. It was exactly what we wanted and you made it special. You made everything stress free. Thank you again!

Roger and Amanda Hall

John & I want to thank you for an amazing beach wedding experience! It truly was everything we dreamed about. You made long distance planning simple and easy.
You were like family.
Thank you!

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-BowersBarbara, thank you for sharing your talents with us on our wedding day. The ceremony you helped us design was just what we wanted, intimate and special, and short and sweet! We especially love the bound copy of our ceremony–what a lovely keepsake for us to have! It’s been a pleasure 🙂

-Amanda and Christoper Bowers

We could not have been happier with Barbara’s services. We were married on a blustery, sometimes rainy day, on the beach in Corolla, NC. Between raindrops and 30 mph wind gusts, Barbara conducted the most beautiful ceremony. Her suggestions when we met prior to the wedding were very helpful and added so much to our ceremony. We feel as though we have acquired a new family member. Barbara is delightful and thanks to her, we had a wonderful wedding day.

Dottie McGinnis Nolan

Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister-Lauren-MikeHi Barbara,
We just got back from our mini honeymoon! Back to the real world now. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for creating such a beautiful ceremony for us. It was just perfect and you were amazing!! I will always be so grateful to you.

Lots of love,
Lauren and Mike Anderson

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for the exceptional service during our wedding ceremony!. not only were you diligent with your correspondence, but your friendly and comforting nature made you an absolute delight to work with!

Thank you as well for being such a great sport and toughing out the wind to provide such a beautiful and creative service. For that we are beyond appreciative!

We will absolutely be recommending you to future OBX brides and we wish you an abundance of happiness, health, and love.

Thank you again!!
Michelle & Andy

Dear Barbara,
We would like to say thank you for making our wedding day so special. We thought our ceremony was truly beautiful. You took the time to prepare everything beyond our expectations.

Thanks again!
Amber & Jeremy

Amber-Nate-My-OBX-Weding-MinisterThank you for the wonderful wedding ceremony in the Pamlico Sound! It was a moment in our lives we will never forget.

Thank you for making our wedding day more than we ever dreamed of! The ceremony was absolutely perfect.

Thank you!
Amber & Nate

Thank you Barbara,
For your wonderful service at our wedding!

Pam & Bill

Thank you so much for the wonderful service. We both knew we had chosen the right person to host our wedding the second we met you.

We also want to thank you for your patience as we scrambled to get a wedding license!

Meribel & Steve

Catherine-Tom-My-OBX-Weding-Minister Barbara,
Thank you so much for a beautiful & meaningful wedding ceremony!! Tom & I are thrilled to finally be married. Even though we’ve been together a long time it still feels momentous to us.

You are a very warm & special person and very well suited for bringing people together in love!
Thank you again – we will always remember you!!
Catherine & Tom

outer-banks-wedding-minister-amanda-tom_00002 Barbara,
I just wanted to thank you so much for being our officiant. Our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect! We love the wedding book you put together as well, it’s so special being able to have that and read it when we want, it makes us feel so blessed and happy to have it all time.

All of our family and friends said that it was the most beautiful wedding and ceremony that they had ever seen….and I can’t thank you enough for your help in making it so special.
Thank you again,
Amanda & Tom

outer-banks-wedding-minister-sue-michael Just wanted to say thank you so much Mrs. Barbara. You made my parents vow renewal so special. It really means alot that you could do this for us. We contacted you only days before our vacation, giving you about 5 days to get everything together. I know it was last minute, but the fact that you still pulled it off was amazing. It was nice meeting you.

Of course I will keep in touch with you, and if we ever come back to OBX for any other occasion, I will contact you first. Thanks again, and it was nice having you join us for this amazing day. I have to say the sand ceremony was really amazing. Not to mention the good luck we got from the dolphins and pelicans passing by. It was a beautiful experience. Thanks and God Bless you.

Have a great one!
Michael Jr. (For Sue & Michael’s 25 Anniversary – Vow Renewal

outer-banks-wedding-minister-tina Thank you so much to Barbara!!! She did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. It was everything that I dreamed it would be,mostly thanks to Barbara! We love you Barbara,and will always remember you for your kind, sweet, and friendly personality…and for doing such a pro job during the ceremony 🙂

Tina & Ryan

Dee-Scoot-Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister My husband and I wanted to renew our wedding vows to celebrate our 25th silver anniversary. We always do things at the spur of the moment, and Barbara was able to pull things all together in a little over a month! She was very prompt in returning phone calls and replying to email. I could not have asked for a better officiant! The ceremony was beautifully written and she definitely added a personal touch, making us all feel very comfortable from the moment we met her. We have 4 children, and the way she included them in the ceremony was very touching. The sand ceremony was just topped it all off, leaving us
with something to cherish forever. If you are planning a wedding or vow renewal on the Outer Banks, look no further! Barbara is wonderful!!! Thanks again, we couldn’t of asked for a more perfect day.

Scoot and Dee Naylor
Brittany, Chelcie. Dalton and Cole

Ashley-Alex-Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister Thank you so much for officiating our wedding! As soon as I spoke with Barbara over the phone I knew I wanted her to officiate our wedding! She is amazingly kind and very helpful. Any questions or concerns I had she would address them with me and put my mind at ease. I couldn’t of asked for a better person than Barbara. She was truly wonderful! Thanks again for everything!!

Ashley and Alex Parkhurst

Kim-Paul-Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister Barbara was on the phone with me only fifteen minutes after I filled out the online form for additional information. At that time I was completely overwhelmed and had only three months to complete the plans for our May 20 wedding, but after our brief conversation I knew I had found our officiant! Barbara’s warm demeanor and openness truly put me at ease, and her suggestions for the ceremony gave us a great framework to create a meaningful and personal ceremony that we will cherish forever. Thank you Barbara for bringing your beautiful spirit to our special day!

Kim & Paul
20 May 2013

Kari-Chris-Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister From the time I called Barbara I knew I’d pick her has my wedding officiant, she was immediately very helpful and nice over the phone. I live out of state and couldn’t meet her until the day before my wedding but she was always available when I called or emailed her with questions. And when I did meet her she was SO nice! My wedding was perfect and the ceremony was beautiful, I loved all of the ideas she gave us for vows and ceremony readings. Also the book she gave us at the end was a great keepsake. Thanks Barbara!

Karri and Chris

Kristin-Bryan-Outer-Banks-Wedding-MinisterPlanning a wedding from another state was no easy feat. Ms. Barbara made me feel at ease right away. Our first phone conversation, I knew that I wanted her to be our officiant for the wedding. She was extremely kind and wonderful with her communication. I was comfortable with discussing each detail of the wedding ceremony, she was very flexible with my wishes and our religious views. Barbara is as kind on the phone as she is in person.

We had a wonderful experience before, during and after our wedding- she is amazing and I recommend her to anyone, near and far, who is getting married in the Outer Banks! Thank you Ms. Barbara for all you did for Bryan and I. We are forever grateful.

Kristin and Bryan

Thank you so much for your services at our wedding. I’ve attached some pictures that I think you’ll enjoy. Julie-Matt2-Outer-Banks-Wedding-Minister Our families are very happy for us, we had a wonderful vacation and a beautiful misty wedding.

Julie and Matt

Jason-Sherri-McFarlandThank you so much for officiating our wedding. We appreciate you for constantly communicating with us months before the wedding and our plans during the wedding ceremony. I was very impressed with the Wedding Vows folder that you personally made for us. We really enjoyed you being at the Wedding reception.

Thanks again!!!! Married March 28th of 2013 at the Outer banks in Corolla NC
Jason and Sherri McFarland

We recently attended a wedding officiated by Barbara. She was totally professional and added so many personal touches. Everyone was immediately put at ease. The bride and groom were so surprised at the end when Barbara gave them a bound copy of their ceremony. What a great touch!

If you’re getting married or renewing your vows, Barbara is the officiant you want.

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day so perfect. You made us feel completely comfortable from our first phone conversation. You were there every time we had a question or were unsure about something. We also loved the binder with everything from our wedding ceremony. We know we will go back and look at it many times in the future. It was so great to get to know you, you’re like family to us!

With love,
Hannah & Tom Rawson

So very happy to have Barbara join us for our ‘double’ wedding. Two sisters marrying their long time wonderful guys and Barbara made the event a special, memorable and thoroughly enjoyable time. Barbara worked with us on a short time line and just jumped right in with us! Thank you so much Barbara for laughing with us and sharing this day with us. You made the process easy and stress free. Your flexibility and open manner really put us at ease. Every couple you join will be blessed.

Mahalo (Thank you) from all of us
Ted & Ann and Tom & Cat

Dear Rev. Mulford,
Once again we wish to thank you so much for performing our wedding. It was just beautiful. Attached are some photos for you. God bless you and thank you!

Kind Regards,
Carlito and Sinah Schlemmer
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Thanks so much for such a thoughtful & meaningful service! you made our wedding very special for us! You are so easy to work with & our wedding was very stress free! We could ask for more!! Thanks again!

Carol Zimmerman

Barbara you gave us a wonderful wedding, . The shell cermony was really special . You made our wedding very personal & meaningful for us. We can’t thank you enough! God bless You!

The Vozars

Barbara recently did a vowel renewal ceremony for my wife and I. The ceremony was beautifully written and performed in a very professional way, but also in a way that made it very personal to us as a couple and to our children. Thanks again Barb for making it a great event in our lives

The Wills Family.

Matt and I wanted to say thank you for our amazing OBX wedding. You made it absolutely perfect and did a wonderful job. Everyone enjoyed being there and we couldn’t have ask for a better officiant. You took a lot of stress off and was great to work with.

Thank you again, Lisa & Matt Wright.

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Thank you so much for officiating at our July 25th wedding on the beach in Outerbanks! As you can see it was a beautiful day but you made it much more special. You are truly a wonderful lady and I am so glad to have met you! Here are some of the pictures from that day. Love ya and God Bless!

Roxanne Bradley

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