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Anna and Adam were married yesterday at Harvest Moon Pond. Adam loves to fish, so Anna surprised him with a sign carried by two of the ring bearers that said, “You could be FISHING instead.” They also surprised their moms by asking them to sign the marriage license as their witnesses during the ceremony. Overall, it […]
WOW! Check out these absolutely stunning photos by one of my favorite wedding photographers to work with, Tara Draper Photography. Tara knocked it out of the park in capturing the love for Caitlin and Andrew and their beautiful wedding day. Here is what Tara wrote about this delightful couple: “Caitlin + Andrew – What a […]
“Pat Werk recently married my husband and me. It was the 4th of July and a last-minute wedding by most planning standards. I connected with Pat on a level where I would consider her family. She made sure my partner and I were heard and fully understood for one of the most important days of our lives. She created a personalized ceremony we will forever cherish in our hearts. Even when it rained during our ceremony, Pat was quick to come to a solution that still led us to a happy and beauti […]
“Looking for a unique and memorable ceremony that will truly be your own? Look no further! We highly recommend Pat Werk as a wedding officiant. She prides herself in providing a ceremony that is personalized to the couple. You get to choose so much of what will be said and done. Our special moment featured a knot tying ritual which embodied our passion of the outdoors and rock climbing. Pat was excited to help us make that possible! She was so kind in preparing a personalized ceremony tha […]
Here is a review that Savannah posted on Wedding Wire, The Knot, and Google Business: “Pat was truly outstanding to work with! She took time and care to get to understand us, what was important in our relationship and what we wanted our wedding ceremony to look and feel like. The result was truly the […]
Rev. Rachel Tatge officiated Jill and Michael’s wedding Lilac Acres in Waukesha, WI. The ceremony went great, and the couple was thrilled by how well it went. The guests laughed, cried, and even clapped after the Charge to the Couple when Rachel shared Jill and Michael’s love story. Rachel said that after the ceremony, family members came up to her and told her how outstanding the ceremony was. Adding the extra element of sharing your personal story with your guests eleva […]
It was a delight to officiate Savannah and Cody’s wedding last Friday after I got a call on Tuesday that Cody’s childhood pastor came down with Covid, and they wanted to know if I could fill in for him. In two days, we put together a beautiful that had even their photographer, Caitlin, at @caynayphoto crying. Here is what Savannah wrote to me in her thank you note: “Pat- I’m not sure there are words enough to thank you for jumping in this week to officiate! Not only of […]
I adore every couple I have the honor of marrying, but sometimes I get the opportunity to marry someone I have known for years. Skyler is one of those kids I watched growing up in our small town of Deerfield. Our families have been friends for years, and I was the long-term substitute teacher for his mom, Jennie’s 4th-grade class when Skyler was born. So I was flattered when Skyler and Heather asked me to officiate their ceremony at Harvest Moon Pond. Skyler and Heather love rock climbing, […]
I received a really sweet thank you note from Katie and David: “Dear Pat- We will forever be grateful to you had the opportunity to get to know you. You graced us with your comfort, confidence, and overall warmth, which allowed us the space to breathe and take in every moment. You are a very […]
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.