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These are testimonials from previous couples I've had the privilege of being part of their wedding celebrations.

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Alyssa  &Josh

Where do we even start! From the very first time we met Barb we knew she was the celebrant we wanted to be part of our day. Barb made the lead up to our day so easy and hassle free, always checking in to see if we needed help with anything at all and always happy to help when we did.

She was so accommodating and helpful in making our ceremony perfect for us and we couldn't recommend her highly enough!

Barb is such a kind hearted and beautiful person, she instantly made us feel comfortable and relaxed from the first time we met.

We are truly lucky to have met Barb and we are so thankful for everything she has done for us.

- Josh and Alyssa McCoy


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Erin & Dan

Barb did a fantastic job for our wedding. I am fortunate enough to have known Barb my whole life, so my ceremony was extra special. However regardless of this she was so professional, had excellent communication with myself and the wedding coordinator, made the whole wedding party feel at ease and gave us a few excellent ideas for photos that we didn't think of. I would recommend Barb to any couple wanting a wedding ceremony perfectly tailored to them. Thanks Barb xx

- Erin OBrien 


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Teb & Heath

A million thanks wouldn't be enough for this special lady!

Barb is not only the most professional and organised lady you'll ever meet but she is the calm within the storm that is a wedding day. She made us feel so comfortable, travelled 2.5 hours to our property and made our dreams of marrying each other come true!

She worked with us to create the perfect ceremony and even did a FaceTime rehearsal to save us stressing! Nothing is too much for this lovely lady and we couldn't recommend her enough.

- Teb Nelder 


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Karinda & Ethan

We could not have picked a better celebrant for our big day. Barb is so good at what she does, I have read over our ceremony many times since our wedding in June and it brings tears to my eyes every time. We only met Barb a few months before the wedding, and it was like we had known her for years!

She is happy, calming, organised, friendly and made our ceremony fun and relaxed. Thank you so much for making our dream a reality.

- Karinda Dunn


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Melanie & Tristan

The first time we met Barb, we knew she was the one we wanted to share our special day with. She is kind, caring and took into consideration what we wanted for our day. Barb is very organised and gives you all the resources you could possibly need to create the ceremony of your dreams. Our wedding day was perfect and we couldn’t thank Barb enough! I was speechless when we received a ‘Thankyou’ gift from Barb, we love it.

- Melanie Little


Karla & Travis

Barb was incredible for our special day. We knew we had to choose her after seeing her wed our close friends. Barb was so accomodating every step of the way! We knew she would be. She not only made myself and Travis feel comfortable on the day, but our flower girls and page boy as well. We can’t recommend Barb enough!

- Karla Sim


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Meryn & Dylan

We have had so many compliments about how amazing Barb was and is! Not only is she a lovely lady but EVERYONE in our wedding couldn’t believe her attention to detail and so quick to respond with any questions nothing was too much trouble. She also made everyone so comfortable and we absolutely loved having her be a part of our day.

- Meryn Mattingley


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Rachael & Baylee

I don’t even know where to start, when we first reached out for celebrants back in 2019 something just stood out about Barb, we sat down with her for the first time for a coffee, and from then on in she became not only our celebrant but a friend as well. She always checked up on us and had heaps of tips and ideas throughout all the planning, and then COVID happened and we had to postpone not once but twice! Both times she was so reassuring and made us feel so much more at ease and was very very accommodating. I felt so comfortable and didn’t stress once about the ceremony. Once the day was here she was beyond amazing, she kept all the boys calm and organised, she helped all our guests and just made everyone feel so comfortable. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and that’s all thanks to her. We were also gifted such a nice keep safe at the end which is something we will treasure forever. Could not recommend this beautiful lady enough and feel so warm hearted to have made a long life friend along the way to watch us grow as a couple and as well as a family.

- Rachael Shaw


Jenna & Kerrod

We cannot recommend Barb enough! She is amazing. So friendly and easy to communicate with and explains everything clearly. Barb went above and beyond to make our day perfect and exactly how we envisioned it to be. Thank you Barb, we will miss our chats with you.

- Jenna Power


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Wattle & Fig Photography

As a photography, I have worked along side Barb several times and she does a wonderful job making everyone feel comfortable. She also understands how important photographers are and runs her ceremonies to ensure all the important moments are able to be captured. Barb is always professional approachable and genuinely cares about her couples. I highly recommend Barb to anyone looking for a marriage celebrant in the Mackay region. 

- Lyndsay Hood


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Paige & Jacob

Barb was incredible from the first conversation we had up until our big day. We cannot recommend her enough! Our ceremony was perfect. Barb made everything so stress free, she really listened to us and helped entwine our story and personalities into the ceremony!

Barb was so professional and is such a lovely women we couldn't imagine our day without her! Thank you so much again!

- Paige and Jacob Preston



Tegan & Richard

I don't even know where to start Barb.  I think we ended up with you officiating our wedding for a reason.  Not only are you the most kind hearted, genuine soul who literally brings warmth to those around you, your work ethic is impeccable.  You make sure every detail is perfect and all the little finer details down to the ceremony packs we receive are just amazing!  You are professional but also a friend through the crazy chaos of wedding planning.  Truly lucky to have met you and could not recommend you enough to anyone who wants to have a wedding ceremony with ease!

- Tegan and Richard Armstrong

(PHOTOGRAPHY - Western Arrow Photography)



Alex & Barry

Could not recommend Barb enough. From our first catch up, I knew I didn't need to talk with anyone else. The whole process was so easy, Barb knew exactly what to do and was always happy to help. She knows how scary the whole process can be and was always calming for both myself and my husband.

Thanks for my our day perfect.

- Alex and Barry Pollitt



Josh & Dakota

From the moment I first met Barb she has welcomed me with open arms.  She is a dedicated woman with a heart of gold who adores making your wedding the most memorable day!  Due to Covid, our wedding date changed three times!  Barb was there every step of the way ensuring our decision was the best for us.  In the lead up to our special day she made sure everything ran smoothly and that our day was perfect!  Even down to the finest details.  We couldn't have achieved the most magical day if it wasn't for Barb.  We appreciate her so much!

(PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography by Jess Edwards)

(VIDEOGRAPHER - Tanya D'Herville Photography & Videography)



Tiff & James

What an incredible woman Barb is! James and I knew from the moment we started speaking, that Barb was going to be the one to make us husband and wife.  Barb does it all and nothing is too much for her, she is calm, extremely organised and relatable with such an approachable manner, that we just felt so comfortable with her.  What an amazing ceremony she created with such ease.  I messaged Barb sometimes at 5am in the morning saying "I'm freaking out! Help!"  No questions, everything was fixed.  Thankyou a million times over, we are so happy we chose you to share our day!!

(PHOTOGRAPHY - The Lost and Wild)



Michelle & Justin

Barb was amazing during the whole process!  She made it a breeze to put our ceremony together and on our special day made us feel relaxed & at ease.  Nothing was too much for Barb to do for us and communication was excellent! Would highly recommend!

(PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography by Jess Edwards)

(VIDEOGRAPHER - Carissa Morgan Videography)


Jacqui & Luke

We want to say a MASSIVE Thank You. Luke and I are so happy we chose you to be our celebrant.

- Jacqui and Luke Bovey

(PHOTOGRAPHY - White Fox Wedding Photography


Natalie & Luke

We were so lucky to have Barb a part of our special day. From the first time we discussed our ceremony to our last hug goodbye, Barb was a pillar of strength. She provided us with advice ans was a perfect guiding light throughout the whole process. Her warmth and compassion made our day even more memorable, Thank you so much for everything.

- Natalie

As a groom the wedding is usually pretty hands off, but with Barb I felt included during every step of the ceremony planning. Barb came to meet with us, and we spoke regularly in the lead up. She was so easy to get along with, and I couldn't have imagined waiting at the alter with anyone else. Thanks Barb!

- Luke

For a Mother of the Bride a wedding can be a stressful event, as a Mother who's husband has passed away the big day can be even more daunting. Barb took a stressful and sometimes sad moment and turned it right around. She found a way to include my husband and Natalie's Dad in a tasteful and special way. It felt like he was right there on the journey with us. I thank you Barb for your attention to detail, wisdom and love during both a happy and sad time for us.

- Cheryl (Mother of the Bride)

(PHOTOGRAPHY - Alan Hughes Photography)


Donald & Kirsty

Barb was an amazing choice of marriage celebrant.

She was able to offer us a huge amount of options for the day, yet if we wanted something more custom she was more than accommodating.

Barb was there to help us with decisions throughout the whole process and open to all ideas to make our wedding day dreams come to life!

She was very professional and gave us the intimate ceremony that we always wanted. It felt like it was only us up there!

We will always be able to look back on our wedding day with pure delight because we had Barb Baretta as our Marriage Celebrant, thanks a million Barb!!

Much love.

- Donald & Kirsty Muscat



Barb was an amazing Celebrant to work with!  From the start, she was so prompt and informative.  Previously we did not have a good run with celebrants, one double booked our day and the other had to cancel as another couple just beat us to or date.  But they say things happen for a reason because when we met up with 

Barb she was exactly who we needed.  After bringing our date forward due to COVID19 Barb only had 48 hour notice and she managed to put our entire ceremony together making all arrangements that she could to help out and make the day happen.  Barb has gone above and beyond the "normal Celebrant criteria", she is a fantastic Celebrant, a genuine person who cares about your day and now a great mate. Barb will help you in any way she can, we can not recommend Barb enough!!!!

Thanks so much again for all your help!!

Mr & Mrs Bourke


(PHOTOGRAPHY - Photography by Jess Edwards)


Jasmine & Spencer

Tara &


Barb, thankyou so much for being our celebrant and our surrogate mum!!  Yesterday really was our dream come true.  We had the best day and it was just full of love.  We are so happy.  Thankyou for being a part of our day and for helping us with making it happen during this time.  Thank you again, my family are so thankful that we had you there and they loved how you incorporated them into the ceremony. Thank you for the gifts that you have given us.  It's so special.  Sending you a big hug and much love.


 The Marquardts. 

(PHOTOGRAPHY - Tanya D'Herville Photography & Videography)


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