I had the honor of officiating Arturo and Elizabeth’s backyard wedding this afternoon. Arturo’s parents were visiting from Mexico, so he surprised them by getting married. To make it more accessible for some of the guests, I provided a printed copy of the ceremony in Spanish so everyone could follow along. And Arturo’s niece stepped in as the translator during the declaration of consent, vows, exchange of rings, declaration of marriage, and the introduction of the newly married.I learned that Ar […]
”Pat Werk was our officiant for our wedding ceremony last week. We met via zoom, which was very convenient for us, to plan and organize our ceremony. During our meetings, working with Pat was simple, wonderful, and informative. We chose to have Pat share our love story during our ceremony since we met during Covid. Some of our extended family and friends didn’t know our whole story! I can’t count how many people came up to us during our reception and asked if Pat was a […]
It was a joy to marry Krista and Shane last weekend at The Fields Reserve in Stoughton, WI. After the wedding, I received this sweet quick note from Krista. “Thank you for everything! People were absolutely blown away by our ceremony. I had so many people ask me throughout the night if you were a relative because […]
No compliment is more appreciated than when a fellow wedding professional tells you the ceremony was the best he has ever heard. These words of praise are what Rev. Rachel Tatge heard from Greg, the DJ at Yes Weddings, after marrying Shaun and Ye following their wedding yesterday at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, WI.
One of the joys of officiating weddings is working with fantastic couples that want to create a meaningful and one-of-a-kind ceremony. Luke and Kris’ backyard wedding at their new home in Madison was precisely that. There were so many unique elements in the ceremony, and I loved that Sadie at Sadie Lawson Photography LLC captured all the […]
Dana and Chad were such a fantastic couple to work with. Sharing their funny, sweet, and endearing love story with their guests was so much fun. I always say, if there is laughter and tears during the ceremony, the guests think it is the best ceremony they have ever been to because they too are […]
UPDATE: Here is a review Becky posted on social media about Koru: “Pat was absolutely wonderful to work with for our wedding! Our ceremony was perfect, and the process of putting it together was a breeze with her help. One compliment we received the most throughout our wedding day was about how beautiful and romantic […]
What do you do when it begins to rain in the middle of the wedding? To finish the ceremony, you invite 200 guests to join you under the two massive willow trees. It created an intimate, bonding experience for everyone, and I’m sure Cassie and Austin’s guests will talk about their wedding in the days, […]
Kaitlin and Drew’s wedding yesterday at The Ivy House in Milwaukee couldn’t have been more perfect. It was so much fun working with them to create a meaningful, one-of-a-kind ceremony. They have been together for 13 years, so I loved sharing their love story. Including their dog, Olive, in the procession as the flower girl and the […]
There is no elevator to a healthy, successful marriage. You have to take the stairs. Happy Anniversary Christian and Sally!
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.