Inconceivable that its been 30 years since The Princess Bride first hit theaters. A classic tale of true love and "mawage".
Wow! Thank you Zelora Image Photography for sharing these STUNNING photos from Elly and Nate's wedding at Vesperman Farms in Lancaster, WI with us.
While studying couples Gottman found he could predict within five minutes and he has an accuracy rate of 94% if a marriage was going to thrive. According to Dr. Gottman, “Happy marriages are based on a deep friendship.” He adds, “The couple knows each other intimately and is well versed in each other’s likes, dislikes, personality quirks, hopes, and dreams. They have abiding regard for each other and express this fondness not just in the big ways but also in little ways day in and day out.”
At the heart of our approach is the simple truth that happy marriages are based on a deep friendship.
Couples that remain good friends know each other's likes, dislikes, hopes, and dreams. We call this having a richly detailed Love Map.
They remember the major events in each other's history, and they keep updating their information as the factors and feelings of their spouse's world change.
Without such a Love Map, you can't really know your spouse. And if you don't really know someone, how can you truly love them?
Thank you, Maureen and Will for sharing this wonderful and glowing review on both Wedding Wire and The Knot about Rev. Sarah officiating your wedding ceremony at Holy Wisdom Monastery:
My husband and I chose Sarah Harrison from Koru Ceremony to be our officiant, and she did an absolutely beautiful job. She kept in touch up until the wedding day, arrived early to meet and organize things the day of, and gave us so many options to choose from for the wording and structure of the ceremony. She has such a calming presence, and so many of our guests commented on how pleasant her voice was, and how much they enjoyed the ceremony she helped us put together. Sarah was such a wonderful person to have during the planning of our wedding, at the rehearsal, and on the wedding day--she helped us personalize it, gave suggestions, and made our ceremony something we both loved. I'm so very glad to have gotten the chance to get to know her, and we feel lucky to have had her as our wedding officiant.
What a complete joy it was to be a part of Amanda and Tyler's gorgeous wedding at Grace Episcopal Church this past summer. It was wonderful to work with this sweet and down to earth couple leading up to their wedding day.
Grace is the church where Rev. Pat works as the wedding coordinator, so it was so much fun to have Rev. Sarah be the wedding officiant in the front of the church and Pat helping out in the back of the church getting the wedding party down the aisle. Adding to that team of pros was Katie Ricard Photography (katiericard.com). She did an outstanding job of capturing this beautiful couples big day. Thanks Katie for sharing these beautiful images with us.
Glorify the struggle
All couples go through hard times.
When you ask happy couples about the story of their relationship, they tend to "glorify the struggle." They talk proudly about how they've overcome their challenges together. There is a strong sense of "we-ness" in the relationship.
When you ask unhappy couples the same question, they tend to feel resentful of their challenges. There is more disappointment than satisfaction. There is more "me" than "we."
How do you tell your story?
It was a pleasure to work with Reverend Pat at Koru Ceremony. She gave us all the tools (sample readings, prayers, vows) we needed to make customizing our wedding ceremony a less intimidating process. And she guided us wherever we had questions or concerns. I should mention that we live out-of-state, and Reverend Pat was willing to work with us over the phone to put together our ceremony. She was extremely flexible, and we could modify the sample options that she provided however we liked or even add things that we found on our own. After answering questions about each other and our relationship, she put together a bit to say about us to personalize the ceremony, while incorporating some of her own thoughts about marriage. She was patient as we went back and forth a couple times with revisions. The end result was a meaningful wedding ceremony that we both enjoyed. We really appreciated all the effort Reverend Pat put in to make it perfect.
I didn't anticipate we would get compliments about our officiant, but Reverend Pat was so amazing that multiple guests told us they were impressed by her. It speaks to how she was both great at helping put the ceremony together and great at delivering it.
I recently returned from one of the BEST wedding conferences I have ever attending, Camp Wed, hosted by the fabulous Cherry Blossom Events and One Fine Day Productions at Camp Wandawega. Not only did I learn so much during the amazing workshops that were presented, but it was also relaxing, fun, and I was inspired by being around other wedding professionals. The level of details and care that was put into every meal and activities blew me away. Plus Camp Wandawega was really amazing! Their old school approach that is marketed so perfectly made you feel like you were at a camp from the 1950's. Again, the level the detail was a complete delight to soak in. I look forward to returning again next year because it was such a valuable time for me to re-energize and dream about the future of Koru Ceremony LLC.
We couldn't have asked for a better officiant - Pat is perfect! We cannot say enough nice things about Pat, and we are so happy that she was part of our wedding day. Pat is kind, genuine, and hardworking. She did an outstanding job capturing how we felt about each other, and it created and emotional and love-filled ceremony. She tailors the ceremony to your personalities and beliefs - she truly wants to give you what you want. We loved working with Pat, and it was wonderful to hear that our guests were extremely impressed with her as well. Thank you Pat!
(photo by Kallidoscope)
Welcome to our blog. As an officiant and wedding coordinator I delight in assisting couples celebrate one of the best and most memorable days of their life. I hope you find this blog to be a source of inspiration and joy.