What did you do today on a Tuesday morning at 10 am? Why I officiated a wedding! I can't tell you what a joy it was to work with Susan and Don. Such a fun couple!
Together we created a very unique one-of-a-kind ceremony that spoke to exactly who they are as a couple and their relationship. And even though they are really laid back people and didn't want to make too much of a fuss, it was an emotional day and there was still laughter and tears.
Lilacs were a theme. Susan picked lilacs from their backyard and the lilacs were in full bloom at the UW Arboretum where we had the small and intimate wedding.
These crazy times call for crazy love stories, along with clever and creatives ways to get married. Watch John Krasinski's SGN (Some Good News) Episode 7 Virtual wedding. (Wedding starts at 6:00 minutes)
Here is the ultimate guide to throwing a virtual wedding by Brides. Read through this article for some great suggestions on how to host a micro-wedding.
The most important thing to know about weddings such as these in the state of Wisconsin is that you must have an officiant physically present to do the ceremony. The officiant cannot do it remotely via Zoom or any other platform.
Additionally, one couple was talking to me about "marrying themselves" without an officiant. Although this sounds like a great suggestion during a global pandemic, it is not legal in Wisconsin until your religious affiliation, such as Quaker, allows this.
Be sure to check with the County Clerk of Courts in the county where you live about the rules and guidelines if you want to be legally married by the end of the wedding.
This couple got super creative and came up with an out-of-the-box idea for getting married while we are social distancing- they got married at a drive-in theater.
Want to try something similar? Here is a link for drive-in theaters in Wisconsin:
Megan and John- Thank you so much for writing these incredible heartfelt words of praise. I am blushing but I am so glad not only that you loved the ceremony but that I was also helpful to you during such a difficult time. I thought you pulled off an amazing wedding and look forward to the big celebration next April. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautiful review for me on both The Knot and Wedding Wire.
"I wish I could give this rating ten stars! We were so lucky to find Reverend Pat on “The Knot”. We met with her once and knew immediately that we wanted her to marry us.
We spent the better half of a year planning and critiquing our ceremony with the help and guidance of Reverend Pat. Her wide array of ceremony suggestions, readings, vows, and styles were phenomenal! She created a very personal and customized ceremony for us, and it was beautiful!
Unfortunately, COVID19 struck a month before our planned date, and we had to backtrack and re-plan everything.
Pat was SO quick to help. She immediately gave us different “civil ceremony” options, as well as offered a shortened/revised version of our original ceremony (which we decided to do).
Our readjusted wedding day was more perfect than I could have imagined! As Pat read our shorter customized ceremony, there was not a dry eye to be seen. Our vows will be remembered forever.
Pat connected with my fiancé and me immediately. Her kindness and devotion to bring two people together shines through at all times.
We can’t thank you enough Pat! You are truly wonderful.
Anyone looking for an officiant.... look no further. Reverend Pat will make your day beautiful and intimate. You’ll remember it for the rest of your lives."
Megan and John were married on April 25, 2020, at John's parents' house.
Spring is finally here, which means it is time to vote for the Annual Wisconsin Bride Magazine Best of Awards. In 2017 Koru Ceremony was a finalist and then won the award for Best Officiant in 2018 and 2019. We would love to win again for a 3-peat. Winning this award gives us the “creds” we need to attract new couples looking for a professional wedding officiant.
Right now in the midst of COVID-19, people are making an effort to support small businesses and this is the perfect way to support Koru Ceremony. So if you haven’t already cast your ballot, please take a few minutes to go to the WI Bride website to vote for us as BEST OFFICIANT. Voting closes MAY 4!
As Koru Ceremony begins our 15th wedding season, we have been so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with so many amazing wedding couples and vendors. And we feel truly blessed to have family and friends that have supported us along the way. Thank you!
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