"From the day that we met her in our first meeting, Katie was warm, welcoming, proved to be a wonderful listener. We found her to be very reliable, doing so much of her own research to create a rich and detailed ceremony that really felt lovingly made just for us. She offers a contemporary approach to creating a wedding ceremony, that allowed us to really make it what we wanted.
As we steered further and further away from the traditional, Katie used her knowledge of us as a couple (from wonderful chats over tea about everything from the first time we met, right up to our engagement - she really understood our journey as a couple ) to find just the right readings and poems that spoke to our hearts. It really felt like she had known us for years.
She brought a creative enthusiasm to helping us decide what our ceremony should include, while never stirring any sense of nervousness. She took on our themes of adventure, travel, as well as our secular ideals and wove it into the fabric of our ceremony. Our requests to include both an acknowledgement of country and voicing our opinion that all people, no matter who they are or who they love deserve the right to get married in Australia, were included with grace and warmth. She brought wonderful suggestions of ceremony elements from global traditions and at our request sang a beautiful Buddhist White Tara chant that she has used in her yoga classes we had attended to bring all of us back to earth after we exchanged our vows and signed all the papers. The wind kicked up in the trees when she sang and it felt as if the whole of nature was celebrating with us!
Adam and I can say with absolute certainty say that the actual ceremony was our favorite part of the wedding day. Katie's delivery and oration had such a warm quality to it, we would recommend her ceremony expertise to anyone looking for a unique, lovingly crafted, and personalised ceremony. She is always willing to listen to your ideas, find new and different resources for you, as well as offer books and readings to get your mind working!
Listen, we've been to a lot of weddings, and there is not a doubt in my mind that Katie is the best celebrant that we've ever heard. Some weddings are a standard by the book process - Katie's ceremonies are the furthest thing from that. You'll really be getting a ceremony that is made for you and your partner - a ceremony that has never been seen before and will never be seen again. It's your day, let Katie make it a unique one that's made just for you! "
-Amanda & Adam Blake, married Nov. 7th, 2015.
"Katie was the perfect fit for us, not only for her beautiful spirit and creative heart but especially her inclusive and generous attention to detail, as well as her professional skills which helped us immensely while navigating the wedding process."
- Jessica and Matt
"Katie was a fantastic celebrant for us. She guided us in making a ceremony that was personal, simple and representative of us. With her help we were able to find lovely readings and write meaningful vows. Our wedding was all the more special for having a celebrant we could relate to, had such passion for the role and extensive spiritual knowledge. Katie has a joyous aura which certainly contributed to the joy of the occasion."
-Clare and Michael
"Katie was fabulous! She understood what we needed from her as a celebrant straight away. She was so relaxed and a very calming person to have around yet still incredibly organized and helped us to stay on the right track. We were thrilled to have Katie as our celebrant as she helped us to have a smooth ceremony that was highly personal and completely focused on us and our relationship. Thankyou!!"
- Kalie and Will
"From the first meeting with Katie we were certain that we wanted her to marry us. She takes a lot care to know you personally and to capture the essence of your relationship. Throughout the process we got the feeling that she would spend as much time as needed to make our ceremony just perfect for us and went to extra effort to ensure our ceremony was reflective of us. We felt inspired, challenged to be the best we could be and supported each step of the way. The best part by far though was Katie's presence on the day - so many people asked us if she was a friend of ours as she was so obviously thrilled and happy for us! Her warmth, calmness and beautiful presence shone through and we couldn't have asked for more. It really did feel like a friend marrying us and we will be forever grateful to Katie for creating, sharing and celebrating in such a special memory of ours."
-Ack and Michael
"My husband and I were fortunate enough to be married by Katie in December 2014. Katie's care, sensitivity, wisdom, spirit, calmness, vibrancy, openness and absolute support were vital to the resounding success of making this the best day of our lives (and the best ceremony most of our friends have ever been to, according to them!) And it wasn't just the day, it was the months of lead in time, hours spent with Katie, talking, listening, researching, that culminated in the perfect ceremony for us. We couldn't have wished for a better experience, from beginning to end, and we are both so glad that it was Katie that stood beside us as we made our public declaration of love."
- Shoshannah & Lorne