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Susan and Don’s UW Arboretum COVID-19 Wedding

Filed in Review, Wedding — July 1, 2020


I loved marrying Susan and Don in May at the UW Arboretum.  They were a sweet and unconventional couple.  Being able to create a unique, one-of-a-kind ceremony that fit them perfectly was a joy.  Here is the review they wrote for me on The Knot, Wedding Wire, and Google Business.

“We were delighted to have Pat as our officiant for a non-traditional, non-religious, socially distanced pandemic wedding and I cannot recommend her highly enough!

We were VERY specific about what we wanted, while simultaneously needing a lot of guidance. Pat provided that guidance in a wonderfully patient way and was very understanding of how much control I took of the ceremony text and planning.

We met in person a couple times before the pandemic but after that, every meeting was done remotely via zoom and by email. She was exceptionally punctual about responding when I made changes or had questions.

When the day came, Pat allowed us to be without masks while she and our witnesses wore them, and we maintained social distancing. She was a delightfully elegant, venerable officiant and spoke beautifully. It was truly a more perfect day than I had even imagined, and I am so glad we met Pat to walk through it with us!”

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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.

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