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Officiant in Washington, District Of Columbia,
(724) 699-2217
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    Elisabeth Bruce

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  • Kathy was great to work with and she helped us have a wonderful and unique wedding ceremony. We did not want a traditional ceremony and Kathy was very flexible working with what we had in mind and giving us some great ideas. I made several edits to the ceremony script and she was very responsive and easy to work with. The actual ceremony went very smoothly and both of our families thought it was very unique. Highly recommend.

    Katrina

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  • It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kathy. I can't think of another vendor that was so helpful and willing to work around all the changes we made. She was so sweet, responsive, and accommodating. If you're like us and don't have your own vows, she has a book handy of different readings to use. We loved her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant in the DC/Virginia area.

    Meghan Harris

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  • Kathy was amazing! Our ceremony was so fun and light-hearted. We truly felt it mirrored my husband's and my personalities very well and that is large in thanks to Kathy. She wrote a beautiful script and helped us organize everything. She is so kind and welcoming. Everyone loved her during the ceremony. She really made it feel special and unique!

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    What a wonder-filled wedding--the last one in this decade. Meghan and Alex were brilliant and so great to work with as we prepared the ceremony script. We had an amazing flow ~~~~~~~ Also kudos to the ToolBox in DC!

    Emily

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  • We recently used Kathy to officiate our 10.12.19 wedding and cannot say enough good things about her! She was so organized from the very beginning through the entire wedding ceremony! She helped us create the perfect ceremony, revising and making changes as we needed. She provided us with several different wedding ceremony traditions/rituals to incorporate to make the ceremony truly unique to us. We chose the "hand-fasting" ritual and used a "elements of love" ritual in which guests chose a blessing stone prior to the ceremony and held it during the ceremony to infuse with prayers and blessings for our marriage which were then returned to the vase that held a candle and water that we and our mothers used during the ceremony. It was really very special and Kathy provided everything we needed for these special rituals. She even found the vase at a thrift store for me!! She then provided a binder with the ceremony "script" for us to keep to remember the day. She even made herself availabl... Read more

    Katy Fisher

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  • We’re so glad we chose Kathy. We worked with her over several months in pre-marital work, which provided us a lot of benefit and helped her get to know us. Her interfaith (and beyond faith) approach made for interesting conversations with her and allowed us to balance and blend our faiths in the ceremony seamlessly. We had some major life events as we approached our wedding and had to change our wedding date several times. She was flexible, caring, and made herself available to us as we dealt with some difficult times. She celebrated with us when things were good, and made space for us to work through a lot. We made a genuine connection with her, which made it wedding ceremony experience so wonderful. I would highly recommend Kathy!

    Ava

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  • Kathy was an incredible officiant. She met with us to find out exactly what we wanted and from our first meeting it was obvious how passionate, dedicated, and professional she is! She created a beautiful, personalized ceremony that perfectly captured the essence of our relationship. We could not have been happier having Kathy officiate our wedding!

    Rachel

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  • We couldnt have been happier with Kathy as our officiant! She was a huge help in making our ceremony both modern, romantic, and most of all special. We even got several comments from guests about how much they liked our vows!

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    Dear Rachel and Matthew, Thank you so very much for the beautiful review! It was wonderful working with you and witnessing all the love and support from Family and Friends! Kathy

    Katherine Stackhouse

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  • Needless to say, there’s a lot to worry about on your wedding day. After a couple of champagne toasts, will the groom’s blue state relatives and the bride’s red state relatives still obey the “no talking politics” rule? Speaking of champagne toasts, exactly how much do they cost? Will the best man tell that story during his speech? You know, the one he’s absolutely not supposed to tell under any circumstances. Will the food be as good as it was during the tasting? Will we find the bustle on the train of the dress? Fortunately, in the hands of Kathy, you’ll never have to worry about the most important thing of all: the ceremony and the declaration of your love for each other. Kathy is prepared, professional, personable, and a steady hand on your big day. We were very impressed with her at all points of the process. When we first met her, she immediately put us at ease. Kathy was simply herself, and she asked us to be the same! She told us that this was an important ... Read more

    Ashley

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  • We are beyond happy that we found Kathy to officiate our wedding this past September. There are truly not enough good things to say about her. From the very first time we met her, we knew that we were in good hands. She was personable, caring, and engaged. She took the time to get to know us as a couple and was so gracious to invite us over to her home when it came time to work on the script. She helped us write the perfect ceremony that was customized the way we wanted. Kathy was extremely responsive to all of our emails and made any change to the script that we asked for. Our wedding planner was unable to attend our ceremony, and Kathy stepped in and ran the rehearsal without any problems! We received so many compliments from our guests on our ceremony and how great Kathy was! She truly went above and beyond for us!!

    Laura Collins

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  • Kathy was a wonderful officiant for us. She helped us create a personalized ceremony that felt like us and she was incredibly flexible with changes we made as the planning process evolved. She’s also just a delightful and warm person and a joy to be around. She made the wedding planning easy and we were so happy we found her.

    Mike Levender

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  • Kathy was a joy to work with. I was worried that having an officiant that we haven't known for years would make our ceremony seem impersonal and stiff, however, that couldn't have been further from the truth. She went out of her way to meet with us several times in person, including at her home, to establish the relationship. Creating a ceremony from scratch is a daunting process but Kathy helped to make it manageable. She has a religious as well as theatrical background striking the perfect balance of solemn ceremony and joyous celebration. Everything was fully customizable to what we wanted with guidance provided when needed. She makes every effort to stay "on script" and we had no worries that there would be any improvisation. Our ceremony was perfect thanks, in part, to Kathy Gracenin.

    Tabitha

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  • Kathy was so great to work with and really wanted to make our ceremony something special and really represent me and my husband. She has so much positive energy and just brings so much to every interaction.

    Brianna Middlewood

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  • We loved working with Kathy. She has a ton of ideas for ceremonies and readings, she was instantly supportive of whatever we wanted, and she is ALWAYS calm and warm. She has a very grounding presence because she's so centered and imperturbable. She met with us multiple time to try and think through the ceremony since we had an unconventional venue (tiny, no aisle), and didn't blink twice as I sliced the ceremony down to something less than 20 minutes. She is also an eloquent and graceful person, bringing lovely vibes to the whole event-- her presence both enhanced the ceremony for us and kept me from losing my head. Thank you, Kathy!

    Leah

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  • We are so happy we found Kathy to officiate our wedding. From our very first conversation with her, we knew we were in good hands. Kathy is experienced, professional and passionate about her work. She helped us feel comfortable and customized our ceremony to match our values and personalities. Day of, a few unexpected things happened and Kathy thought on her feet to make it beautiful. I received so many compliments from my guests about my ceremony.

    Amber

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  • We worked with Kathy for our October wedding ceremony. She was extremely responsive and accommodating to our requests. We wanted a simple, yet touching and personal ceremony and Kathy delivered! We received many compliments on the vows she wrote and the ceremony overall. It reflected our relationship well and it was a pleasure getting to work with Kathy throughout the process!
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