Thank you so much Rachel for writing this wonderful review. It was a delight to work with both of you and I was honored to officiate your ceremony.
"Reverend Pat officiated our wedding ceremony. She was so wonderful to work with and made planning out our wedding ceremony not only easy but also uniquely ours. We received countless options and ideas for ceremony wording, music, vows, and more. Once we had made our selections, she did a great job organizing everything so it flowed well. Additionally, she was very familiar with our venue (The Barn at Harvest Moon Pond), having officiated weddings there before. This really helped things to go smoothly during the rehearsal and day of the ceremony. If you are looking for someone who is warm, personable, and organized to officiate your wedding, my husband and I highly recommend using Koru Ceremony!"
Rachel and Bret were married on October 16, 2020, at Harvest Moon Pond in Poynette, WI.
My favorite moment during the wedding was when Rachel walked down the aisle. I was told right before the wedding began that the radar said it was supposed to rain right when the ceremony started. We decided to go ahead anyway to see if we could fit it in before the rain began. While the wedding party walked down the aisle, it was super windy. But right as the gates opened as Rachel and her parents walked down the aisle, the wind suddenly died, and it was calm for the rest of the ceremony. I leaned over to Bret and said, "Did you see how the wind died?" It was so magical. The rain stayed away for the entire ceremony, but then it started to rain as I left.
Here are a few photos of Harvest Moon Pond. Brian and Stephanie do an amazing job of running this incredible venue. It's true what they say on their website, "Owners who genuinely care, are super-organized and can’t wait to treat you like family." Be sure to check out the horseshoe picture and the close up of Rachel and Bret's horseshoe to commemorate their wedding day.
Today I had two weddings. The first one was an elopement at Magnolia Bluff State Park in Evansville, WI. ( I am also officiating Chelsea and Donny's bigger celebration next year too.) So today was an opportunity for immediate family, including their adorable 4-year-old daughter, to celebrate their wedding with them on the perfect fall day.
In some cultures, it is believed that if a ladybug lands on you then that’s very lucky. Or if you see a ladybug that means good weather is near or that a person will soon have luck with love or money.
Well, if ladybugs are a sign of good luck and love then this marriage is off to a great start. I was amazed at how many ladybugs were landing on us during the ceremony.
Chelsea and Donny were married on 10-10-20.
Katie and Shaun did a phenomenal job of not only creating a gorgeous wedding celebration but they did an amazing job of keeping their guests safe. This wedding was probably the most COVID conscious wedding I have been to all season.
Katie and Shaun were married on 10-10-20 at RiverStone in Fort Atkinson, WI.
Thank you Sommer for your kind words of praise for me on Google Business, and for the opportunity to baptize both of your children. It was an honor to do this for your beautiful family.
"We had Pat perform baptisms for both of our kids. We are not associated with a church but having our kids baptized was important to us. We loved that the ceremony was personalized and we were able to do it right in our own home! Pat was amazing! Highly recommend her!"
Thank you Shauna for writing this wonderful review for Rev. Amy Wedding Wire and The Knot.
"Amy made just about every step of the way extremely easy and that was invaluable when the stress of planning a wedding, especially during a pandemic, can be overwhelming. She was one of our few vendors that we knew we could count on to take control and make sure everything went well. We could tell it definitely helped that she used to be a wedding planner."
Shauna and Justin were married on September 19, 2020, at the WI Historical Society in Madison, WI.
Congratulations Marc and Jackie, who were married on October 3, 2020. I loved working with this super sweet couple and the ceremony we created together because they were creative and wanted their intimate celebration to be unique and meaningful. For example, they asked all 18 of their guests to be in their wedding party. Therefore, all the women wore dresses in the same color and carried bouquets and all the men wore the same color suits and had boutonnieres. During the ceremony, their plan was to release lanterns as a way to remember their loved ones that had passed away. Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate and it was too windy to light the lanterns, so it didn't come off quite as they had hoped. But it was still a fabulous idea. What did work was their guests tossing rose petals as the newly married recessed down the aisle at the end of the ceremony.
Many thanks to their amazing Day of Coordinator, Marsha VanArk, and photographer, Kate Frank, for helping the day come off beautifully despite the cooler weather.
Congratulations Melissa and Michael. They got married on Friday, October 2, 2020, at Blackhawk Country Club, Madison, WI. They got a hold of me 4 days before the wedding because their officiant came down with COVID. They were panicked trying to line up a new officiant the week of their wedding. Fortunately, I was free and was able to help them create a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for them on short notice.
One of my favorite parts of the ceremony was that they bought a jade plant and we incorporated a plant ritual into the ceremony that was symbolic of their relationship's roots and the continued growth of their love and the new family they are establishing. A jade plant is also known as a "good luck" or a "money tree" and is believed to bring good fortune, wealth, and prosperity to its owner. The vibrant green leaves symbolize growth and renewal, so it was appropriate that Michael and Melissa purchase a jade as a way to bring good luck to their new marriage.
Thank you, Austin from Juke Box Bandstand and Tara Draper Photography for being so good at what you do! It is always wonderful to have a team of wedding pros you enjoy working with at a wedding.
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