At Koru Ceremony, we love celebrating transitional moments in our lives. 

Special occasions and celebrations, such as birthdays, weddings, and funerals, are a chance to bring our loved ones together to mark and honor these important times through ritual. A ceremony performed with intention and great care makes the memories richer and more significant.

One of the most momentous events in a couple’s life is your wedding day. While many couples clearly envision their reception’s mood, look, and feel, when it comes to the ceremony, you might be less sure how to make the heart of your day feel personal, meaningful, one-of-a-kind, and joyful.

That’s where we come in.  We create memorable moments.

We provide professional guidance on creating an eloquent and heartfelt ceremony that honors your unique relationship.

On your wedding day, you can trust us to deliver a warm and inviting celebration that captivates your guests and helps you feel prepared for the next step in your life.

As non-denominational celebrants, wedding officiants, and ceremony coordinators serving Madison, Milwaukee, South Central, and Southeast Wisconsin, we have officiated hundreds of ceremonies since 2005 in countless locations, from churches to barns and back yards to the State Capitol.

It would be a joy and privilege to officiate your special day.

Wedding Services

Laura Zastrow Photography, Maison Meredith Photography, Stephanie Koppa Photography, Carly McCray Photography

What does Koru mean?

KORU (kor-roo) is the Maori word for “loop.” For the indigenous people of New Zealand, the koru spiral represents a fern frond beginning to unfurl. The koru symbol embodies new beginnings, a new phase of life, renewal, hope for the future, positive change, personal growth, working in harmony, bringing people together, and being mindful of the good things in life.

At Koru Ceremony, we strive to personify these ideals and celebrate a new beginning through ceremony and ritual.

Meet the team

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Caitlin and Andrew

"I genuinely don’t know if I can put into words what working with Pat meant to me. From the first meeting, I felt so comfortable speaking to her, and together we worked to make a wedding ceremony that truly reflected our life, love, and family. We will forever be grateful to her for her help in creating and executing pure magic on our wedding day."

Kaitlin and Jeff

"Rev. Pat Werk was truly wonderful to work with! Pat was very organized, making putting our ceremony script together easy and fun. She facilitated the rehearsal and checked in with our wedding party to answer all their questions. Pat's attention to detail made us feel confident that our ceremony would be perfect."

Courtney and Aaron

"Thank you so much for creating the perfect ceremony for us! We got compliments on it all night, which was so personal to us and our love. You were amazing, and we can't say enough good things about you and our experience working with you." 

Emily and Ross

"Finding the right words to describe all of the wonderful qualities about our officiant that can fit in one review is a difficult task! The entire process, from start to finish, was stress-free. And every part of our ceremony was personal to us; nothing was cookie-cutter. Her passion is second to none, and we couldn’t be happier or more grateful to have shared our day with her."

Stephanie and Ross

"You were absolutely amazing!! Afterward, everyone could not stop raving about how fabulous you were and how personal and amazing the wedding was. I do not know if you noticed, but there was not a dry eye in the room. Thank you so much!"

Desiree and George

"Thank you for making our wedding ceremony so personal and beautiful. We received so many compliments about it; some said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to. We feel fortunate to have had you as our officiant. You helped to make our day very special." 

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