Rev. Natasha Ballestena
Natasha is our primary bilingual officiant. A certified interpreter, she performs weddings in English and in Spanish. Originally from Argentina, she has lived and worked all over Spain. Natasha has used her bilingual skills working as a medical interpreter as well as a manager in retail stores and restaurants. Her travels have taken her all over South America, Europe and North Africa. While working in Europe she developed a deep appreciation and understanding for people of different cultural and social backgrounds. After meeting her husband in the tiny nation of Andorra, Natasha moved to the United States in 2008. The experience of navigating the U.S. visa process has taught her that love can be tested by borders and time, but always survives. It is this appreciation for the resilience of love that drew her to become an officiant.
Natasha writes poetry in her free time and her gift with languages can be helpful to those who would like personalize their ceremony. Natasha will work hard to ensure that your special day will be memorable and personal to you.
Natasha es uno de nuestros oficiantes bilingues. Ella puede performar bodas tanto en Español como en Ingles. Originalmente de Argentina, ha vivido y trabajado alredor de toda España. Natasha ha usado sus habilidades bilingues trabajando como Manager en diferentes tiendas y reataurantes. Sus viajes la han llevado por toda Sud America, Europa Y Norte de Africa.
Mientras trabajaba en Europa, desarrollo una profunda apresiacion y entendimiento por gente de diversos fondos culturales y sociales.
Despues de conocer a su esposo en la pequeña nacion de Andorra, Natasha se mudo a los Estados Unidos de America en 2008. La experiencia de navegar el proceso de visas de Estados Unidos le ha enseñado que el amor puede ser puesto a prueba por Limites territoriales y tiempo, pero siempre sobrevivir. Es este aprecio por la resistencia del amor lo que la llevo a convertirse en una oficiante de bodas.
Natasha escribe poesía en su tiempo libre y su don con diferentes lenguas puede ser de mucha utilidad a los que quisieran personalizar su ceremonia. Natasha trabajará duramente para asegurarse de que tu día especial sea memorable y personal para ti.
Reviewed on The Knot: We had the pleasure of working with Natasha as our officiant for our wedding this past weekend-we couldn’t be happier. We were planning our wedding from afar and only communicated with Susan and Natasha via email and phone-it was great. Natasha was so encouraging and always provided sweet words during the stressful time that is wedding planning. It was a huge plus that she is bilingual and was able to speak comfortably with my parents! The ceremony-wow. Rev. Susan is so talented in curating a beautiful ceremony and made it super easy!! It was meaningful, thoughtful, and people are still talking about what a beautiful ceremony it was, words and all. Thank you so much to both Susan and Natasha for making it an incredibly memorable wedding day for us.
Dear Rev. Susan and Rev. Natasha, We are so glad we chose to work with you for our last minute wedding! You were both very helpful and accommodating in helping us to incorporate traditions and readings that were important to us! Natasha did a wonderful job with the service and it meant a lot that she was able to perform the ceremony in English and Spanish. We thank you both so much!
Our experience with Rev.’s Natasha Ballestena and Marny Fyfe (dual-ministers for our bilingual ceremony) was fabulous! The two were punctual, professional, supportive, and caring throughout the ceremony rehearsal and wedding day. The transition between English & Spanish throughout the ceremony was flawless & therefore we were able to enjoy “our moment” even more. In addition, our guests were also impressed with the fantastic job the ladies did and we received many compliments after wards. I would highly recommend both Natasha and Marny to anyone looking for wedding ministers!
thank you so much Natasha was so warm and friendly the ceremony was perfect ….. thank you
Dear Susan, Thank you so much for your help with our last minute planning! Rev. Natasha was fantastic. It was a perfect ceremony, very smooth. She brought a calming presence which soothed everyone’s nerves and the ceremony you had prepared for us brought tears. It was perfect!