My Personal Cantor

A Marriott Kind of Interfaith Wedding Weekend!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of performing two Interfaith weddings that were very special to me. Bevin and Brian were married at the Marriott Biscayne Bay, and Elaine and Larry were married at the Marriott in Marco Island. It’s funny that they were both at Marriotts, because one of the first things I … Read more

Double Header Interfaith Wedding Weekend in Juno Beach and Miami – What Fun!

What a busy Florida wedding weekend it was! I love a day that starts with an Interfaith wedding, and Saturday was no exception! Beach Wedding at the Juno Beach Park Matthew and Valeria were married at the Juno Beach Park, in a private beach wedding ceremony with their closest friends surrounding them. The weather on … Read more

A Great Website for Unique Wedding and Bridal Party Favors: My Wedding Favors

I came across a great wedding website today, and wanted to let my readers know about it – in case they were searching for the perfect wedding favors, or favors for their bridal shower.  Myweddingfavors.com offers a great variety of items, for every style wedding, and every type of bride! When I came across their … Read more

Pamela and Jason’s Spiritual Family Wedding Ceremony in Delray Beach, Florida

Last Friday, I had the privilege of marrying Jason and Pamela together in a beautiful afternoon, intimate family wedding ceremony, on Atlantic Dunes Park in Delray Beach, FL. What made this spiritual wedding ceremony unique was that Jason has 3 children, and it was important for them in incorporate the children into the ceremony.  Not … Read more

Serin and Greg’s Interfaith Wedding Ceremony at the Hilton in Clearwater Beach, Florida

Greg and Serin were married last weekend, on Clearwater Beach, FL.  A beautiful west coast sunset, and beautiful cool weather were on hand for a magnificent Interfaith wedding ceremony and family gathering.  I really enjoyed working with The Hilton hotel, and Joanie, the Wedding coordinator was amazingly helpful!  The coming together of Greg and Serin’s … Read more

Interfaith Destination Wedding: Jen and Ilan in St. John … Amazing time in paradise!

I just got off the plane from St. Thomas, and I’m so filled with love and joy from the amazing Interfaith destination wedding in St. John, that I just had to write about it right away, even though I have a million blog entries to write that are past due..well, maybe not a million..but you … Read more

Underwater Weddings: It’s Official – Cantor Debbi Ballard is Certified by ProDiveUSA

Yes, you heard right, underwater weddings! Suffice to say – there is a long story about how this all came about – but…. Yes, I am the first Cantor and Rabbi to become certified in performing weddings underwater!  Using full Guardian scuba face masks, and through ProDiveUSA in Fort Lauderdale, we are going to be … Read more

A Beautiful Day for a Sister’s Interfaith Wedding!

So, no sooner did I finish Jared’s Bar Mitzvah, that it was time to prepare for the exciting upcoming week! First stop:  Greenville, NC, where I had the pleasure and privilege of officiating the Interfaith wedding for Leigh and Matthew.  Leigh is Meridith’s sister, whose wedding ceremony I officiated back in December of 2007.  The … Read more

A Magnificent Chuppa gallery, from Flickr

Woke up this morning and was checking out the Jewish Wedding Network’s recent activity, as I’m really hoping their site does well! I came across a Chuppah photo gallery, and wow – some of these are amazing. In my opinion, Seth & Dana’s chuppah still takes the first place award of weddings I have officiated, … Read more