I have officiated hundreds of weddings, and every single one is special. It is always an honor and a joy to be present on one of the biggest days of a couple's life. But over the years, some couples' weddings stand out in your mind as some of your favorites. Amanda and Andy's is one of those. Happy 4th wedding anniversary, Amanda and Andy!
I found the review Amanda wrote after the wedding. Only one more year to go before you open the box your dad made and have the opportunity to read the love letters you wrote to each other on your wedding day.
"Pat Werk of Koru Ceremony did a fantastic job for our ceremony! We could not have asked for an easier and more relaxing planning process leading up to the wedding. The entire ceremony was catered to us as a couple and we received an overwhelming amount of compliments from guests saying that the ceremony was their favorite part of our big day! She traveled out of her way to be a part of our wedding weekend and happily attended our rehearsal and reception to get to know us better as a couple. Last-minute the afternoon of the wedding, we asked Pat to add in a part to our ceremony for a wine box that my dad made for our 5th anniversary. She so eloquently came up with a quick add-in to chat about the importance of the box and the notes we each wrote in the box for each other to read in 5 years. I can't recommend Pat enough! Thanks, Pat, for making our ceremony so memorable and stress-free!"
Last weekend I married Ellie and Jeff in the backyard of the new home they had just purchased. It was an intimate ceremony but made more abundantly joyful and celebratory because of the family and friends that joined us remotely. With the small number of guests able to physically be present, we did a ring warming ritual before exchanging rings.
In a ring warming ritual, the rings are passed around in a small bag for each guest to hold. Prayers, blessings, good thoughts, and wishes are bestowed upon the couple before the rings are exchanged.
We also were anticipating the possibility of some unexpected guests. Jeff and Ellie have 2 families of wild turkeys that roost in their tree at night. During the rehearsal the day before, about 11 turkeys ran through the yard.
Here is a review that Ellie recently posted on Wedding Wire and Google Business:
"We contacted Pat via her website, she replied to us very quickly, set up a video call with us to discuss our special day, and got to know us. Thanks to her, everything went smoothly, and she created our perfect day the way that we envisioned it."
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