The second wedding I did last weekend was at the Madison Children's Museum. What a super fun venue for a really fun couple to work with! Wishing Claire and Brendan all the best in the years ahead!
Thank you Hannah and Kyle for this very great review you wrote for me on The Knot.
"Pat was absolutely amazing to work with! We were able to customize our ceremony to make it really personal. She made sure we were comfortable and prepared for the day. The number of compliments we received on our ceremony blew me away. Thanks so much!!"
Hannah and Kyle married on October 19, 2019 at the Barn at Harvest Moon Pond, Poynette, WI
On Saturday I had the pleasure of marrying Mary and Chris at Blackhawk Country Club. What an amazing family and a pretty amazing day. The leaves are just starting to turn as we looked over the golf course and Lake Mendota.
I also had the great pleasure of working with two fantastic vendors- Bailey with Blackhawk Country Club and Katie with MatKat Productions! Simply the best!
What a great experience it was working with Bob and Clouds North Films! We will be sharing the videos we created in the upcoming weeks!!
Here is what they wrote in a recent Facebook post:
"We couldn’t wait till Thursday to show this throwback of our summer shoot with Koru Ceremony: Celebrating New Beginnings. Keep checking back for more updates on our production process with them." 🎥 #production
Kelsey and Kyle, you are the BEST. Thank you for writing this great review for me on both Wedding Wire and The Knot. I really appreciate your taking the time to do this for me.
"Pat was absolutely amazing! She was wonderful to work with throughout the entire process. She was available to meet several times prior to the big day and helped us customize our ceremony just the way we envisioned. Everyone at the ceremony said how beautiful the readings were and how nice the ceremony was. We could not recommend Pat more :)."
Kelsey and Kyle were married at The Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake, WI
Thank you Anne Marie and Michael for writing this glowing review for me on The Knot. It was a complete joy to work with both of you. You are an amazing couple and I was honored to be there on your wedding day.
"We chose to work with Koru after meeting with Rev. Pat. We were blown away by her organization and felt she was the right fit for us because she was flexible in what we wanted to do with our ceremony. She helped us create the most meaningful ceremony we could have imagined! We met with her a couple different times to align on everything we wanted and felt like we really got to know her. At the rehearsal dinner, she really helped orchestrate our big wedding party and helped us all feel prepared. The ceremony was perfect and we had so many people comment on how special it was. In addition, she is an excellent resource for post wedding to-dos! Our only wish was that she could have made it to the reception and dinner :) she was an excellent addition to our special day!"
Photo by Dave Stremikis Photography.
Anne Marie and Michael were married at the Bridle Barn and Gardens in Mt. Horeb, WI.
Amanda and Will wrote this super nice review for me on Wedding Wire. I greatly appreciated it and truly enjoyed working with this really sweet couple that were married at the Monona Terrace.
"Pat from Koru Ceremony was awesome! She helped us design our whole ceremony and was so organized and helpful through the entire wedding experience! Would definitely recommend her (and Koru Ceremony)."
On September 28, 2019, I had the privilege to officiate Taylor and Jeff's wedding. It was truly a joyful event for all present. The rain stopped, the clouds parted and the sun shined upon this beautiful couple as they stood before their family and friends and declared their love and faithfulness to each other. To add to this special day, the Father of the Bride is a dear friend of mine. And so, from my heart to theirs, I send Jeff and Taylor wishes of a full life together filled with health and happiness.
Thank you David and Sarah for writing this very nice review for me on both The Knot and Wedding Wire:
Pat was a phenomenal officiant for our wedding! She was very helpful in the planning process that made our wedding truly one-of-a-kind. She was very organized and helped make sure that the ceremony went off without any problems.
Pat met with us several times to make sure that our ceremony reflected our values. She went above and beyond to make our wedding day amazing. She wrote individualized sections for the ceremony that made our day feel truly special.
(Married on September 22, 2019 at The Fields Reserve, Stoughton, WI)
Today was a beautiful day to get married at the Historic First Lutheran Church in Middleton, WI. I really enjoyed working with Julie and JR, a sweet and fun loving couple. Wishing them all the best in the years to come.
Had a wonderful day officiating the wedding of Amanda and Tyler. So many giggles, and a few sweet tears, made the perfect ceremony.
One of the most heartfelt ceremonies I have had the honor of officiating- I even choked up during the ceremony and the photographer said he did too. Congratulations David and Sarah! Wishing you a wonderful future together. Today was a great start. @ The Fields Reserve
Thank you Jo Wittmann from Witt & Co. Events, LLC, for all your help. It was a delight to work with you!
Thank you Aislinn and Austin for writing this amazing review for Sarah on both Wedding Wire and The Knot:
"Rev. Sarah with Koru was absolutely wonderful to work with! We were comfortable with Sarah from the first conversation we had with her throughout the entire planning process. Koru makes planning your entire ceremony easy from start to finish. Sarah worked great with us to make sure that our wedding ceremony was personal and really spoke to our relationship. During our wedding ceremony we even had a reading where we incorporated 10 of our closest friends and it did not even phase Sarah to help us plan and coordinate it during the rehearsal so the transition was effortless! Sarah was warm and personable was also professional the entire time. Thank you Koru and Sarah for giving us the perfect wedding ceremony!"
Married on 6-15-19 at the Monona Terrace.
Here’s s to Craig and Jonna, May your life together be long and happy filled with love and laughter! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your special day, it was truly an honor for me to facilitate your rehearsal and officiate your wedding ceremony. The weather was beautiful, the venue was perfect, Glacier Canyon Conference Center and Hotel in Wisconsin Dells, and to work with the venue’s Events Coordinator, Jennifer, was a pleasure! So, here’s to you both... Congratulations
Thank you Katie and Brennan for writing this super nice and very flattering review for me on both The Knot and Wedding Wire.
I found Pat Werk through reviews like these, and let me tell ya, she's amazing! My fiancé and I were so incredibly nervous to find the right officiant for us (my family is Catholic, his is more agnostic) to make the ceremony meaningful for everyone. And she was the best decision we could've made. We had so many compliments on how personalized it felt, and she made it so easy for us. HIGHLY recommend!!
And then I received this very sweet thank you from Katie's mom this morning:
I just wanted to say a gigantic THANK YOU for making Katie & Brennan's wedding ceremony so special. The readings, the advice on marriage, oh my gosh, all of it!! Sooooo many people commented on what a beautiful job you did. We really appreciate you making the wedding day, something we'll never forget.
Jodi and Eric
Although weddings are the bulk of what we officiate, I love rituals of all kinds, including baptisms/christenings. What an honor it was to baptize Jason and Christen's son, Gavin at the Historic First Lutheran Church in Middleton, WI. I have had the pleasure of marrying Jason and Christen, baptize their 2 year old son, Jordan, and now their newest son, Gavin. I love working with this beautiful and amazing family and being a part of those special times in their lives.
Thank you Brittnay Nichole Photography for sharing these photos with Koru.
What an adorable couple! Congratulations Katie and Brennan! What joy to a part of your special day at The Oaks Golf Course in Cottage Grove, WI.
Here is a sweet thank you note they handed me at the end of the ceremony:
Thank you so much for being so amazing and for putting our minds at ease when it came to the ceremony! You made it so easy to customize it and always kept open communication with us. I was so worried about having a meaningful ceremony, but you made it so easy and stress free!! We really appreciate it.
Katie and Brennan
Thank you Trevor for writing this review for me on Wedding Wire and The Knot.
"Working with Pat Werk was a great experience. She helped us figure out how to have exactly the ceremony we wanted, with a plethora of options for us to choose from when we did not know what direction we wanted to go. The ceremony included religious parts for me, and secular parts for my wife."
Photo by Steve Daubs Studio
Thank you Steve Daubs Studios for sharing these AMAZING photos from Jasmine and Trevor's wedding. Love these photos! You nailed it!!
One of the great joys of photographing weddings happens when a couple truly embraces what makes them unique and builds their day around that. Trevor and Jasmine did just that, with a stunning intimate ceremony on Saturday morning at the UW-Madison Arboretum. The weather was beautiful, and the ceremony, performed by Pat from Koru Ceremony: Celebrating New Beginnings, was sweet, to the point, and highlighted by the origami flowers that Jasmine and her mother spent the past year constructing!!
It got better after their portrait session when the entire wedding party headed over to Vitense Golfland for some mini golf and snacks. They got a chance to relax together, have fun, and laugh. By the time the reception at Memorial Union was underway, family and friends were ready to dance the night away. And dance they did! Bucky stopped by, DJ Galaxy busted some moves on the dance floor as well as bringing the music and energy all night, and even Elvis showed up, as per family tradition!
Special thanks to all the wonderful vendors, starting with Heather Farr Events & Consulting. Heather went above and beyond to make the day beautiful and smooth! The Looking Glass Bakery provided the cake, DJ Galaxy of Madtown Moblie DJs provided music, Pat Werk Of Koru Ceremony: Celebrating New Beginnings Koru Ceremonies was the officiant, Vera's House of Bridalsprovided the dresses. A special thanks to Jasmine and her mother for their tireless work creating all the stunning origami flowers that decorated the tables.
Congratulations Jazz and Trevor, and we wish you all the best!!
It is unusual for me to have a wedding in the morning, but today was the perfect day to get married at the UW Arboretum. It was a delight to marry Jasmine and Trevor. What a sweet couple!
Thank you Heather at Heather Farr Events and Katie at the UW Arboretum for all your help coordinating this wedding. We made a great team together!
What a joy it was to marry Julie and Justin today at Lake Windsor Country Club. It was the perfect September day to get married. Congratulations to this wonderful couple!
Nathan and Katie said their "I do's" to each other and became husband and wife at the same place where they were engaged, EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, WI. Their passion for airplanes and flying brought them together, and continues to be a shared love, in addition to the love that has grown between them! Congratulations to them both, may their future together sore high! Rev. Sarah
It is rare for us to take photos at the rehearsal but we are working on an upcoming project and needed some photos of us helping orchestrate the flow of the rehearsal. Here is what I have from two rehearsals today. I am looking forward to marrying Jasmine and Trevor in the morning at the UW Arboretum and Julie and Justine in the evening at Lake Windsor Country Club tomorrow.
This couple is the real deal! Jarred and Katie lasted the test of time and distance to their dream come true on their wedding day. I am so honored to be a part of their magical day and officiate their ceremony. Thank you, Jarred and Katie, may all of your years together be happy ever after! The wedding ceremony was held at Free Congregation of Sauk City. Thank you to Ellen, Facility Coordinator, for a great day! Rev. Sarah
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