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About Wedding Belle Rev

Congratulations on your engagement and your decision that life with your partner is way better than life without. You have decided to legally formalize your union and shout to the world: “This is my husband!” or “This is my wife!” Wonderful!

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Rev. Kristen Barner, MDiv of Wedding Belle Rev would be honored to:
Officiate your wedding…
Bless your Same-Sex Holy Union…
Help you renew your vows…
Bless your Christening/Naming Ceremony for your child…*

I am based in Charleston, SC but yes, I DO travel if that’s what you need…

The short of it is this:
I am an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ (like Presbyterian or Methodist but a little more progressive) and I have a husband and two dogs. I'm from Virginia but moved back to Charleston with my husband after serving a church for four years in Arizona. My undergrad is from Mary Baldwin College (English, Theater, Secondary Ed) and I have a Master of Divinity in Theology (emphasis in homiletics and political and religious ethics) from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. I have lived in Scranton, Pittsburgh, Staunton, Americus, Ghana, Phoenix and now Charleston. Of all these places, Staunton and Charleston are home. My husband is an actor and we are super close to our families. A few of my favorite things in the world are boogie boarding at Folly Beach and listening to African drumming. And weddings.

*I am also available for funerals, memorial services, and other ministerial services. Please let me know what your needs are and I will certainly assist you.

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A Season of Thankfulness!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!! Yesterday was the Turkey Drive at One80Place.  Super fun!  A few of our Wedding Belle Revers couldn’t make the event but dropped turkeys off earlier with me or during the day at One80Place.  What a terrific operation!  I am very excited for us to become involved with One80Place on a regular basis.  Stay tuned for more opportunities! In the meantime, have a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!  Great big fat love to you from Charleston! XO,                                                     … Continue reading


Loving Charleston Back!

Hey Y’all!!!! It’s November, a Season of Thanks!  Have you been doing that, along with everyone else? Posting on FaceBook a Day of Thanks for each day of the month?  I have.  Here are mine, so far…. Day #1: I am thankful for this beautiful day, walks with David, Monty and Viva, and a great visit with former bride and groom and their brand new healthy baby. ❤                               Day #2: I am thankful that there’s a baby named Isabel who has amazing Mommies and amazing … Continue reading