Bridget and Chris-July 13th 2012
We asked Katie to officiate us knowing she would bring a professional yet genuine experience to our wedding. She went above and beyond, writing our vows personalized to what she knew about us and her delivery was kind with a bit of humor which perfectly reflected our family and ourselves. Katie is unique as she truly and empathetically enjoys the love she unites.
Teresa and Pio-July 7th 2014
Backstory: Pio (now husband) and I are on a train in Europe planning the wedding; creative (inexpensive without plastic forks), personal (I didn't want people I didn't know watching me as I said very intimate things), frosted sugar cookies (never happened). At some point I suggest his guitar playing friend dress as Elvis Presley and officiate while interjecting sweet chords (using humor to evade making decisions). This ended up being one of the last decisions we made.
The suggestion: I met Katie at work and was completely smitten by tenacious romanticism. When I saw photos of her officiate on Facebook, I casually mentioned to Pio the possibility of having her speak at our wedding. (Side note: Katie and I were friends at the genesis of my relationship with Pio.) Liking the idea, Pio told me to ask her. I did, nervously, would she take as much care with us?
The words: Pio and I got married on the patio of a bar. Our 6 week old son was in attendance. Katie quickly outlined the service. Around 6 or so, she made rounds, informing our friends that we would start in a few minutes. She gathered the two of us and got everyone's attention. From this worn notebook, Katie read the most touching (consoling) words, I had ever heard. It was so stirring and real that when she asked if we had anything to say (part of the plan), I was kinda embarrassed that I had only copied the lyrics to Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes". Her laugh was so genuine. I wish I remembered what she said, but I do remember looking at my friends, family and Pio. It was so perfect and Katie's participation was integral.
Footnote: I'm writing this carefully and pause around the description. Am I underselling this? Katie loves love, that's what makes her brilliant. Also, Pio thinks "she was really good".
Ali and Bryan-August 29th 2015
Choosing Katie to do our wedding was very easy as she has been a great friend for many years. Her words were very sincere, thoughtful and artistic in form. She has a beautiful way of putting words together and really took the time to personalize it. She sat down with us ahead of time to go over some of the fine details of our relationship to help her write something appropriate for our relationship and our ceremony. The guests and us were in awe as she gave the perfect speech on our special day. We had many people at the reception compliment us on Katie's words and her delivery of them, and it doesn't hurt that she has a beautiful voice. She speaks very flowingly and easily adjusted to our responses and isn't just reading from a set in stone script. We couldn't have been happier with choosing someone to marry us.
Sherry and Kristen-June 18th 2016
Katie was wonderful! Katie incorporated her own touch while remaining true to what we wanted for our special day. It was so helpful to have someone there to guide us through uncharted territory and she stayed in touch the whole way through. We loved the genuineness and energy Katie added to the ceremony. You can tell she cares and she is really good at what she does.
Cassie and Michael-June 18th 2016
I have known Katie a long time and I have always been in awe of her. Her artistic and creative mind is a wonder this life is lucky to have. Asking Katie to be the key that locked us into a life together was by far the easiest decision we had to make throughout our planning process. We were not planning a traditional wedding, and we knew Katie was our person. She had to be the one to perform our ceremony. We wanted something special and specific to our relationship and Katie ROCKED it. Her attention to our quirks and requests, mixed with her personal touch was amazing. Katie has the ability to capture the attention of everyone in attendance, its a gift in itself. We received a ton of compliments about Katie from our guests. Anyone that is fortunate to know Katie knows a passionate and beautiful woman, and this carries over into her ceremonies. We were beyond honored to have her with us on our wedding day.
Caitlin and Jno-October 1st 2016
Katie was a DREAM COME TRUE officiant. She exceeded all of our expectations and made our wedding ceremony what it was. She is so wise and thoughtful and spent a lot of time and energy into understanding us and our story. We are so grateful that we had her up there with us, and that she was the person who made our forever "official"!!!
Angela and Dane-November 18th 2017
Katie is absolutely amazing. She came recommended to me by a friend and I am so glad that out of all the recommendations that came to me, the universe guided us to choose her. From our first meeting you could tell that Katie took pride in her work and she cared deeply about us. She took time to get to know us both as individuals and as a couple. She asked all the right questions to find out what our vision was for the ceremony. Once we got a rough draft of our ceremony Katie was very receptive to changes we requested and understanding of our reasonings for the alterations. Our ceremony was everything that we desired and more. One of the things people commented on about our wedding the most was our ceremony. I cannot rave about Katie enough and if you are looking for an officiant that cares about you and your spouse, stop your search now and hire Katie!
Tina and Steve-December 31st 2017
Upon our engagement I knew Katie was our girl. I’m not great with words hence hiring her to write our vows. How can a virtual stranger actually pin point our feelings and put them to song? Seriously she is freakishly in tune with people. At the rehearsal she had everyone crying (including the event planner), laughing and glued to her every word. We included our blended family of 3 children in the ceremony and she was SO good with them. Our ceremony would not have gone so smooth without her, it was definitely my favorite part of the entire wedding. We received so many compliments about our non traditional ceremony and the venue staff that watched actually pulled her aside to say “I see several weddings every week and you have been the best”. That to me says it all. Thank you Katie. You are amazing and I will cherish you making our day the best day.
Rob and Sol-April 27th 2018
Katie is awesome. She’s personable, thoughtful, super cool, chill, professional and always one step ahead of what you need. From our first conversation she exceeded our expectations. Somehow Katie struck the magic chord of giving us the “short and sweet” ceremony we wanted, while also making it full of personal details and touches. Katie crafted a ceremony that was heartfelt with the perfect dash of humor. Katie knew to ask us for information we never would’ve thought of ourselves. These uniquely Katie touches brought so much love and warmth into our wedding day. She found the perfect way to weave these details into our ceremony. With Katie at the helm of your ceremony you are in great hands.
Matt and Matthew-October 8th 2018
When my fiancé and I were thinking about what we wanted in an officiant, we knew we wanted someone warm and positive, who we knew would understand our love. We asked Katie to officiate because we already knew her and we were confident she would be just what we needed. From the start she was warm and open, helping us to find the ceremony that was just right for us. She came to our house and talked through our relationship and guided us on crafting the perfect ceremony. She had a natural empathetic ability to notice the subtle nuances of our relationship as she met with us, and what we ended up with was a perfect ceremony that perfectly reflected our love. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice.
Kristen and Mitchell-March 30th 2019
My husband and I couldn’t have made a better choice than Katie to officiate our small ceremony at the Belle Isle Conservatory. Hiring an officiant was the thing I was the most worried about because I didn’t know if we would find someone who “got us" since we aren’t religious and don’t have traditional views on love and marriage. Finding Katie was like winning the lottery. She is so warm, likable and funny! She really got to know us, who are as individuals and as a couple. Our entire ceremony was perfectly catered to what we were passionate about and she made it uniquely “us”. Katie understood the essence of our values and what we care about deeply, not just what we like. It was as if we were being married by an old friend! Katie was so professional and perfectly prepared so the whole thing went off without a hitch. Our family still talks about how sweet and perfect the whole thing was. I cannot say enough good things about Katie. You will not regret hiring her!
Tyler and Ryan-June 1st 2019
Katie from the very beginning of writing our vows was uber friendly and we couldn't have asked for a better person. Her skills shine so bright! Last minute, I asked her to include song lyrics from my husbands favorite artist. The lyrics she chose was from one of our favorite songs and that personal touch made the ceremony even more perfect. 10/10. 10 stars. Definitely would recommend!
Tora and Jem-June 1st 2019
Katie was an absolute gift to our ceremony. I went in blind and she immediately came in with support and grace, making sure everything was perfect. She was cool as a cucumber and her writing for the ceremony was special and superb. I couldn't have asked for a better officiant.
Reanna and Denny-June 1st 2019
My husband and I (still so crazy to say that) were one of the lucky couples to get married at the Rust Belt Market during Ferndale Pride. Katie was the officiant who donated her service and time to make our day special, along with the others I’m sure. She made sure we were prepared and helped us along the way. She gave out couples homework, which gives her an intimate view about you and your partner. She wrote a beautiful ceremony! Not only that, she snuck in a last minute vow I wanted my husband to recite. It was perfect. Thank you so much!
Russell and Amadeusz-June 1st 2019
We could not have asked for a better officiant for our ceremony! As a non-religious couple, we weren't sure what our ceremony would look like or who would accommodate our requests, but Katie made sure that our ceremony was personal and beautiful! Katie was able to take our ideas and create a seamless, meaningful experience for us and our families. We ended up with an intimate, emotional ceremony that will be in our memories for life for all the good reasons! As someone who has a Type A personality, I felt 100% comfortable with the organization and timeliness that Katie provided. Again, working with Katie was a wonderful experience where all of our requests were honored and synthesized into a wonderful, beautiful experience.
Melissa and Derrick-July 6th 2019
Where to start? I left the job to my husband to arrange our officiant and he hit the jackpot. Katie has known my husband for a number of years so thankfully she understood why he waited until a few weeks before the wedding to ask her to be our officiant! Katie made the process very simple for us as you know the weeks leading up to the wedding are filled with a million tasks. Once we submitted our couples homework to Katie she created a beautiful ceremony for us. We made very few changes as we both loved our personalized ceremony. Thank you Katie for being such an integral part of our wedding day and for accommodating us at such late notice! We would definitely recommend Katie as an officiant!
Jenna and Logan-September 14th 2019
We are so thrilled about Katie’s contribution to our special day. She designed a ceremony that was not only so specialized to us but emotional, professional, and perfectly unique. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place! Of all the things our guests specifically complimented us on from our wedding day, our ceremony was at the very top of the list. Katie was not only an absolute pleasure to work with, she was personable, kind, and even helped my sister finalize our pastry table!!! (What a babe!) She went the extra mile for us and we are forever thankful and treasure her part in our big day, always.
Cara and Ron-October 19th 2019
Katie was a true delight to work with. Her pleasant and calm demeanor is exactly what we needed on our wedding day. Her words are so eloquent and full of passion that even though my husband and I read the words before, we had no way of knowing how hard they would hit us during the ceremony. You can tell Katie puts love, devotion and real emotion into her writing. All evening our guests were telling us how moving her words were and what a great ceremony it was. She takes the time to get to know you as a couple and individually to help fuel the words she writes. I would recommend her to anyone!!!