Creating and delivering personalized, meaningful wedding ceremonies to mark this important moment in your life. If you want a ceremony that reflects your values, that shares your unique story and that is what YOU want it to be, please contact me.
As a Humanist Celebrant, I specialize in creating meaningful ceremonies for humanists, atheists and agnostics, or anyone without a religious community who wants a non-theistic ceremony. I am a gay-friendly, non-judgemental celebrant who will work collaboratively with you to provide the wedding ceremony you want for your special day.
Wedding officiant make you comfortable? Why or why not?
Kathy took care to interview us and understand what we liked and where we were coming from. At no point did she make us feel pressured to go in a certain direction or in accordance with a certain belief system. As we gradually refined our ceremony planning, she accommodated all our new ideas and changes with enthusiasm. She kept us on schedule, got everything done in a timely manner, and showed up well before the ceremony.
What did the officiant or clergy add that was unexpected?
Kathy added a stabilizing force, both in wedding planning by providing clear deadlines, and on the wedding day by calmly but firmly gathering everyone and making sure everyone knew exactly what to do and when. It was a welcome touch, especially on a day when chaos may easily take over.
How did you personalize your wedding ceremony?
We custom-built our ceremony from the ground up, and Kathy made it easy for us.. First, she met with us to get an idea of what we wanted, then she presented a variety of options from which to select. For example, she offered dozens of vows and unity rituals to choose from. In three rounds of drafts, we were able to select what we wanted, cut what we didn't, and customize the wording to our satisfaction. We were even able to include a unity ritual of our own design, in which we and our guests stamped our thumbprints as leaves on a tree picture. Kathy also used our own words from our initial interview for some of the ceremony wording, including our hopes and dreams as well as our stories of how we met.
Favorite wedding ceremony comment from guests?
One guest said that as an organ player, she had attended some 30+ weddings in her life, yet this was one of those unique and moving. She noted especially how clearly the message of the importance of kindness in marriage came across.