"My new wife and I had looked around for awhile to find a pastor to perform our ceremony. When we first met with Pastor David, and his wife
in their beautiful home, they welcomed us graciously and made us feel comfortable and, at home. They took the time to get to know us, to
understand what this day meant to us, and what he created in the ceremony was perfect. The highlight of the entire experience was a
couple of days later, when I was asked by a guest at our wedding who the pastor was and they commented: "He (Pastor David) seemed like
he really wanted to marry you two, it was almost like he was just as proud to be there as you and your wife". I could not have described him
any better. Thank you, Pastor David, for making our day even more special."
"They were warm, caring, and compassionate and to went the extra mile to ensure everything was perfect. Provided constructive tools to
ensure a Christian marriage during the planning and after wedding day. Highly recommended to everyone."
"Elaine was great! They put together a beautiful speech with minimal to no input from us. They were the first ones to show up at the
rehearsal dinner to go over important details with us. They were also one of the first vendors there the day of the wedding. We were glad to
have them be a part of our special day and we know you will too!"
10/30/2018 - Elizabeth D.
"Pastor David Barger was professional, organized, detailed, prompt and went above and beyond. When we first met him we were so
comfortable and definitely confident we wanted him to officiate our wedding. Our ceremony was the most important part of the wedding and
he exceeded our expectations with giving us direction, options, suggestions, immediately responding to our emails/calls and taking time to
read our vows. Our wedding was on 10/20/2018 today is 10/30/2018 and we are still getting compliments from our family and friends about
Pastor David and how engaged he was during the ceremony. I stated, “he went above and beyond” well the next day he had something very
dear and special for us. I won’t reveal what this was so he will have an opportunity to bring joy to another happily married couple. If you are
searching for an officiant you can stop searching because you have found the best!!! Pastor David Barger I would like to thank you for a
beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony."
"Pastor David is amazing. His super friendly and helpful. He really made our ceremony special. We had a Disney theme wedding and he put
a little bit of Disney in our ceremony. The ceremony was short and sweet, just the way we wanted. AMAZING! you cannot go wrong with him."
10/24/2018 - Elizabeth B.
"David and Elaine were so thoughtful and professional. They were both a joy to work with, and helped make our day that much more special.
Thank you again, David and Elaine!!!"
"Pastor Joe and the team were more than helpful in so many ways. They catered to our every need including writing a custom ceremony
after getting to know us over dinner, they included keyboard + pianist for the ceremony, they even went so far as to offer assistance in
tracking down a translator for a bi-lingual ceremony. Service was above and beyond! And what’s more is they actually cared about our
marriage. I couldn’t imagine lending a better recommendation to any wedding official/priest/pastor."
"I am so thankful to have had David marry us. He has a wonderful sense of humor and made our ceremony personal, intimate and light. He
took care of us on rehearsal day and walked everyone through how they were supposed to walk in as well as the handling of the marriage
certificate. He also had a go pro in his pocket day of the ceremony and recorded the whole ceremony. We are forever grateful for our
Pastor and highly recommend!!"
"David Barger was phenomenal! He made our wedding day truly special. He listened to our ideas and values and customized our perfect
intimate ceremony just they way we envisioned it. I am still getting compliments about the wedding ceremony and his beautiful words 3
months later! I would highly recommend David Barger to perform your wedding ceremony!!!"
"Pastor Dave was awesome! He worked with me to make sure we had all of the little details for the ceremony just right and made sure
everything went smoothly the day of! I would definitely recommend It's a Wonderful Life Weddings, specifically Pastor Dave!"
"Pastor David was incredible! He first talked to us to get to know us a bit and then worked with us to create a custom ceremony that reflected
our style, personality and relationship. He always responded to my emails promptly and was very flexible with our requests. He showed up
early to the rehearsal and the wedding to ensure he had time to get what he needed for our ceremony without having to come to us with last
minute questions which I truly appreciated. His actual delivery of the ceremony was perfect and he was always very professional. Extra
points for delivering our ceremony in 98 degree weather. I would 100% recommend Pastor David, he will make your ceremony truly beautiful
09/06/2018 - Elizabeth C.
"Pastor David was amazing! He was at our venue an hour before the ceremony to 1.) assure me it would be okay , 2.) meet with our
photographers to discuss details, and 3.) get our witnesses to sign our marriage license. We met with him and his wife to discuss what type
of ceremony we wanted and he kept in contact prior to the ceremony to get just the right words down. He did not disappoint! The ceremony
was absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Perfect. His words were quite moving with a touch of humor. If you're getting married in San Antonio, Texas, I
HIGHLY recommend Pastor Dave. You will NOT be disappointed."
"I'm a wedding vendor myself, so I have seen many different officiants. The first thing I noticed about Pastor David is his friendliness and
professionalism. What really showed me how good he is was when he arrived on the day of the wedding. Many other officiants require a
certain amount of assistance in finding out where they need to set up. However, Pastor David already knew to speak with the DJ to get a
lapel mic, knew where to stand for the ceremony, and had a very confident/welcoming atmosphere during the ceremony. He even comes
with a "pastor cam" which he uses to record the wedding for us at no additional charge!! Honestly I was amazed that he included so much
value at such an affordable price. I know how hard it can be to find decent reviews so I'm making sure David gets the love he deserves!"
"Pastor David did such an amazing job officiating our wedding and I can't say enough great things about him! When we met him, both David
and his wife immediately made us feel comfortable. He let us decide how we wanted to do our ceremony and gave us a couple rough drafts
until the wording was just the way we wanted it. He also gave us advice on how to write our own vows. He is easy to communicate with and
made our ceremony everything I had hoped i would be. We received several compliments on how great our officiant was after the wedding. I
can't recommend him enough!!"
"My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better officiant for our wedding. Pastor Joe took two hours to sit down with us over coffee and
pastries with his wonderful wife and just talk about our lives and what we'd like our wedding to look like. He was accommodating and kind
throughout the entire process. The ceremony was the perfectly personal and meaningful, and everyone commented how lovely the
ceremony was at the reception. We would recommend Pastor Joe to anyone looking for someone to officiate their wedding."
06/10/2018 - Priscilla R.
"David was so helpful. We felt 100% comfortable from the moment we sat down with him to share our story. He was willing to change our
ceremony outline multiple times to ensure that it matched our style. During the rehearsal, David and his wife made us feel so comfortable.
He was very nice to our families and wedding party. He even made a last minute change to make sure that all our family was included. David
followed through on our wedding day and we received many compliments from our guests about how beautiful our ceremony was. I highly
recommend that you choose It's a Wonderful Life Weddings SA!"
"Pastor Dave made my husband and I feel very comfortable from the first time we met with him and his wife. We wanted someone who would
mix my Christian background with that of my husbands more agnostic beliefs. What he came up with was perfect. He took the time to get to
know our personal story and was so helpful with our questions and efficient in coming up with our marriage ceremony months ahead of time.
Having the most important part of the day taken care of really helped us feel relieved and also kept us focused on the direction we wanted
our special day to take. Thank you, Pastor Dave, for creating our perfect ceremony!"
"Pastor David was so nice and really did a great job with our ceremony. He worked with us to customize everything just the way we wanted.
Guests commented all night on what a enjoyable ceremony it was and they liked that he made us laugh."
"Finding an officiant to marry us was one of the hardest task in the wedding planning process. I stumbled upon It's a Wonderful Life
Weddings SA through The Knot and felt absolute joy from the initial conversation I had with David. My hunny and I met with him and his
lovely wife Elaine for a consultation and we knew instantly he was the one to marry us! They are both full of happiness, love and have a
great sense of humor. David made changes to our ceremony script days before the wedding without hesitation even after I had approved it.
During our rehearsal David was very patient, thorough and provided great feedback so that we could have a flawless ceremony. His wife
Elaine was THE BEST in guiding our wedding party down the aisle. I felt no worry at the beginning of the ceremony and as a bride this was
the best feeling. I was able to just concentrate on myself and getting down the aisle. I felt like we got so much more than we expected
considering the price we paid. His pastor cam is awesome! We are so grateful to have had the pleasure to meet these beautiful people and
have David marry us. My guest absolutely loved him! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you David and Elaine. Love always, The Ganoes."
"Pastor David is so great and I would recommend him to anyone. He is genuine, easy to work with, and has a wonderful calming and cheery
personality. He met with us almost a year out from our wedding since it was the only time we would be in town, and again on a visit right
before the wedding. He really gets to know you (but is a nice balance- quickly gets down to the task at hand too) and helped us create a
personalized ceremony that perfectly fit us and our families. This, for us, was "religion light" but still very meaningful. He was easy to keep in
touch with throughout the process. He made everything easy, from running our rehearsal dinner... down to the detail of sending in our
marriage license in. Thank you for getting us married!"