This fun and loving couple said their I do's and became husband and wife on Oct. 27, 2018, at Fat Apple Farms in Columbus, WI. Cory and Pamela shared this very special day with their children and created a new family with the strong and ever-lasting bonds of love and laughter. Congratulations to you both!
It's not often that I have the opportunity to officiate a wedding during the week, but I really enjoyed marrying Dan and Suzy at Gates of Heaven yesterday. It was a small intimate wedding with 7 guests, but still included a biblical reading, duet, Charge to the Couple, photographer, videographer, and all of the same elements you might see with a large guest list. (Fun fact: every single guest had a role and actively participated during the ceremony.) I have always believed that it doesn't matter the size of the wedding, it is still a really special day and this delightful couple walked away saying the ceremony was perfect!
I had the pleasure of officiating Melissa and Dom's wedding at the Country Bluff Wedding Chapel in Baraboo, WI. It is a little chapel near Devil's Lake State Park. They personalized their ceremony by doing a tree ritual. The Sugar Maple tree that they watered during the ceremony will be planted on the family farm. They also incorporated a solo by one of the bridesmaids, and readings by her sisters, including the humorous one, "How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog."
What a joyful day to join Mario and Prashanth in marriage. I loved how personalized they made their ceremony at the Historic First Lutheran Church in Middleton, WI. Not only did I have the chance to tell their amazing and humorous love story, but they also asked their guests to participate in their candle lighting and they performed the seven steps or Hindu Saptapadi ritual. It was a beautiful blend of their two cultural backgrounds.
This couple's love and strength is a blessing to themselves and the people that make up their beautiful family and friends. May the sun shine brightly upon them all the days of their life together as husband and wife. Melissa and Todd were married at the Wisconsin State Capital Rotunda on Oct. 20, 2018. Thank you to them both for allowing me to officiate their ceremony and be apart of their family story.
I had the privilege of officiating Jess and Dell's wedding yesterday at The Loft at 132 in Sun Prairie. Such an incredible couple that met in 7th grade! Dell's vows may have been the best groom's vows I've ever had the pleasure of hearing. It wasn't only the words he wrote, but also the way he delivered them that was so outstanding.
UPDATE: Jessica wrote this really wonderful review for me on The Knot.
"Pat was truly amazing! She went above and beyond what we expected for the ceremony was willing to work with us with a short timeline and limited availability. All of our guests gave compliments to us about her and the ceremony, and there was not a dry eye in the crowd. She was so organized and made the whole process very low stress. I would recommend Pat to anyone looking for a wedding officiant."
One of the sweetest couples I had the pleasure of working with this wedding season was Lauren and Jake. They got married this past July at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Madison.
Lauren just wrote this really kind review for me on The Knot.
"Working with Pat from Koru was a dream! Pat is a warm and thoughtful woman, which made all the difference for us. After our first meeting with her, we felt extremely comfortable with her and knew our wedding day would be perfect with her as our officiant. Pat's ceremony options can be tailored to each couple and can be religious or secular, based on your needs. Pat was very responsive to emails and completed the ceremony script in a timely manner, allowing us to give input on what we wanted/did not want to include. On the day-of, Pat was such a calming presence when standing up in front of everyone, shaking while holding the hands of your partner. Pat is more than just an officiant - she takes the time to get to know the couple and you feel as though you get to know her in return. I would definitely recommend having Pat as your officiant if you're looking for someone who will really care about the couple and the journey they are about to embark upon!"
Derek and Michelle were married this past Saturday in the Senate Chamber at the WI State Capitol. The Capitol holds significance for them so it was the perfect place to get married. It's where they met and shared many happy conversations while working at the Capitol and where Derek proposed to Michelle. Congratulations to this wonderful couple.
UPDATE: I received this really nice review that Derek wrote for me on both Wedding Wire and The Knot.
Pat was absolutely wonderful to work with in helping us to prepare our ceremony and achieve the right flow. She met with us several times, provided great suggestions, and was available to us every step of the way. Most importantly, she smoothly and expertly guided us through such an important part of our day, and her positive energy really helped to make the moment special for us! I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Katie recently wrote me this fantastic review on Wedding Wire about their wedding at the Park Hotel. I loved working with Katie and Robert! And I particularly love the line she wrote in her review that said, "even those who 'don't cry at weddings', showed a great deal of emotion at our ceremony."
"Pat did a wonderful job officiating our ceremony. She worked with us to make it personal, and got down to every last detail. Our friends and family, even those who "don't cry at weddings", showed a great deal of emotion at our ceremony."
Photo by Karly Jo Photography
I received the nicest email from Erin today after marrying her and Shawn yesterday at Olbrich Botanical Gardens:
Just wanted to let you know I had so many compliments about the ceremony and everyone loved you! I got many people asking about who you were and how I found you. Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony it couldn’t have been more perfect for us."
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