Riley’s Baby Blessing, June 17, 2011
“Thank you so much for the absolutely perfect baby blessing that you designed and facilitated for our sweet Riley. We talked about it for days afterward…how simple and wonderful it was to be surrrounded by the energy of our friends. We LOVE the special heart bowl and the stones charged with good wishes and blessings from our Asheville family…Thank you for all the time and love and energy that went into planning it!”- Elizabeth and Eric Barbour
From the baby blessing I co-created with Elizabeth and facilitated for Elizabeth and Eric’s newly adopted daughter, Riley
“Dearest Barbara, Thank you for leading such a love-infused, joy-bringing birthday ritual last night. It was a sacred space you helped to create which was exactly what I wanted for my special day…I was also very touched by the depth of your love and friendship…” – Shonnie Lavender
From the 40th birthday ritual I co-created with Shonnie and faclitated on December 30, 2011
HOME & FAMILY WELCOMING RITUALS:
“Barbara Brady provided a deeply meaningful and profound ritual experience for myself, my 11 year old daughter, and my fiancee. I had asked if she could create a ritual where my daughter and I could welcome in and make space for my fiancee who would be officially moving in when we got married. It was very much our “girl house” and I wanted to make it as welcoming and spacious for him as well to call HOME. As well, I was looking for another bridge for my daughter to open up to having a new step-dad.
Barbara and I communicated for a few weeks prior to the ritual and she asked very thought provoking and wonderful questions for both myself and my daughter to answer. In doing so, she really got to understand what we were looking to create. She came in on the appointed day and the ritual was so beautiful and perfect. Perfect that she met me and my daughter where we were at and walked us through the entire ritual with grace, ease, and laughter, lots of laughter. At the very end of the ritual she had previously asked and we had invited my fiance to join us at the end after we had made the space for him. He did and it was a wonderful way for all 3 of us to connect.
With Barbara’s clear understanding and vision of what I could only dream of, she accomplished in a very meaningful ceremony. I am extremely grateful for Barbara’s wisdom, intuition, grace, and skilled facilitation of a ritual that was at a pivotal turning point in the two biggest loves of my life, my daughter, and my fiancee. I would highly recommend Barbara for leading any celebration or ritual.” -W.M., Black Mountain
From the Home & Family Welcoming Ceremony I co-created and led with W.M. and her 11 year old daughter on May 13th, 2012
WEDDINGS & MARRIAGE CEREMONIES:
“The ceremony was perfect, thank you so much!!!!” – Laura Lewellin
From wedding ceremony of Laura and Joe Lewellin, May 28, 2011 in Kingsport, TN where I wrote the couple’s personal love story, co-created the rest of the ceremony with them, and officated at their ceremony.
“You, my dear friend, contributed so much to the wedding ceremony – your words were so heartfelt and so specific about how Jon and I feel about each other…” -Laura
“Thank you so much for your words at the wedding. You were wonderful and I thought what you said was the most meaningful or at least as meaningful as our vows!” – Jon
From wedding ceremony of Jon and Laura, October 31, 2009, where I didn’t officiate, but wrote and read the couple’s story and my personal wishes for them.
“Thank you so much! The wedding went exactly as I had hoped. It was perfect.” – Ashley
From the wedding ceremony of Ashley and her partner, October 2009, where my colleague created the ceremony, and I officiated.
More testimonials to come…