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Officiant in Washington, District Of Columbia,
(724) 699-2217
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    'Chelle

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  • Kathy Gracenin is, hands down, the best officiant I had the pleasure of consulting with before our wedding. Even after meeting with her for the very first time, my (now) wife exclaimed "She's the one!" Kathy was engaged and inquisitive, and was respectful of our wishes every step of the way. I have a culturally Buddhist background, and she was able to blend some of these elements with some Apache wedding blessings to create the perfect ceremony for my wife and myself. She was accommodating and warm, and VERY giving. Her amazing personality just radiates through her emails as well as in-person! She was easy to get in touch with whenever I had a concern or question. I was SO happy with the outcome of our small, intimate rooftop ceremony in Washington D.C.; I couldnt've pictured it going ANY better, even when we couldn't get the incense to stay lit in the wind! ;) Thank you Kathy. From start to finish, you were amazing and very gracious. For our larger ceremony including the rest of ou... Read more

    Rebecca

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  • My husband and I would definitely recommend Kathy! We really enjoyed working with her to make a ceremony that fit both of us. Everything was personalized, meaningful, and special to both of us. She has so many readings and ideas to choose from that you can feel certain that you will be happy on the day. She also offers a lot of guidance in how to go about planning the ceremony, writing vows, and getting your paperwork in. We never felt like we were a burden when we asked questions and we always felt like Kathy put us and our needs first. She came all the way our to my grandfather's home in Jeffersonton, VA from DC not just for the ceremony, but for the rehearsal too and also helped us get everything set up. She had a little trouble with my husband's last name, but everything else went beautifully. We are so happy that we choose Kathy!

    Diana

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  • Kathy was a replacement for our original officiant (who got sick and had to cancel) and we are so grateful for her flexibility and responsiveness given the fact that she only had less than a day to prepare! She crafted a beautiful ceremony and we are pleased overall with how everything went.

    Mandy

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  • Kathy conducted our recent wedding ceremony and we are so grateful to have worked with her. She is very passionate about what she does and takes great care to personalize the ceremony to each couple. She asked about our religious backgrounds to incorporate rituals we and our families might be familiar with. She selected portions of the ceremony that would be memorable but also let us make our edits so we were completely comfortable with the ceremony. Kathy provided us with pages and pages of readings to choose from but was also willing to deviate from those selections. She has a beautiful, melodic cadence. She even submitted the marriage license on our behalf so that we could enjoy the next few days as newlyweds without worry. Kathy was always available to us during the process and remains available to us as married couple.

    User7657985

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  • To make a long story short, Kathy was an amazing emergency officiant! She took care of us with no issues at all and was so kind to me and my now husband. We were so rushed to take care of this ceremony that she was able to fit us in the same day we called her. I cannot praise her enough, she was so kind and calming we couldn't have asked for a better officiant.

    Amy

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  • Kathy was truly amazing. I was incredibly stressed about our ceremony because my family is very conservative and I am far from it. Kathy worked with us for many hours to create a ceremony where both my husband and I AND my controlling mother walked away feeling like we all got exactly what we wanted--which never happens. She not only created the ceremony but she also helped coordinate our procession, my daily stress levels and brought sunshine on days I thought the wedding planning would consume me. If you want a ceremony that is unique to you and your spouse, look no further. All of our guest told us it was the best ceremony they had ever seen and I couldn't agree more- it was perfect!

    Kevin

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  • My wife and I are so happy we had Kathy officiate our wedding. She listened to everything we wanted in our ceremony and worked very hard to make sure we were both happy with the final day. She was always responsive to our emails and phone calls and she was very accommodating for any in-person meetings we requested. She made our big day truly special.

    Michelle

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  • My husband and I had Kathy as the officiant for our wedding. She was so kind and helpful every step of the way! She provided us with lots of options on what readings we could have for our ceremony and she is very knowledgeable about different traditions that we could have incorporated into our wedding to make it our own. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else to marry us. - Mr. and Mrs. Adams

    Vicki

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  • We "were" concerned with the details of our handfasting ceremony, When the universe connected us to this beautiful soul the concern quickly melted away. Kathy walked into our house and straight into our hearts. She worked with our crazy schedules, made certain that we were content and happy with each part of the ceremony. Her suggestions flowed with our vision- not to mention the beauty of Gaelic intertwined within the ritual. Our hearts will remain filled and our day was overflowing with love, thank you so very much Kathy, your loving essence is unforgetable!! Vicki and Michael

    Jordan

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  • Kathy was amazing throughout our whole experience. My husband and I live in western New York which is where our wedding was as well, and Kathy lives in the DC area. This didn't seem to cause any issues as Kathy was very flexible with phone calls and scheduled Skype meetings. Kathy gave us many samples to choose from and sent us drafts of our ceremony to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. She was very accommodating to our beliefs and values and really created a ceremony that reflected us. The ceremony was very personalized and we received many compliments on how well Kathy did. We would absolutely recommend Kathy as an officiant!

    Eve

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  • Rev. Kathy is awesome - my fiancee and I had an emergency need with our planned officiant having a last minute problem - We were freaking out as we only had a few days before our wedding. I found Rev. Kathy online and left her a frantic phone message - she got back to me within just a few minutes and was so kind, accommodating, and reassuring. She was willing to do our service any way that we wanted and was willing to meet with us via Facetime to sort out the details. Full disclosure, our original officiant was able to sort out her issues after all, and I had to let Rev. Kathy know we wouldn't need her; which I felt very badly about, but again she was nothing but sweet and gracious and extended an offer for me to call if I needed to talk/for any spiritual services in the future. Very impressive!

    Cheryl

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  • I had a pleasant time working with Kathy and Nick for my wedding recently! We had a Chinese ceremony delivered in both Chinese and English. Kathy made the experience unique and personalized. Highly recommend!

    Anthony

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  • Kathy welcomed us with a warm smile and open arms. She was very pleasant and kind. She was everything we could have asked for in an officiant. We had a rooftop view of the city and also provided us with cake and drinks to celebrate. Thank you so much Kathy!

    Melissa

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  • Kathy officiated my wedding in Virginia this summer, and she was wonderful. My husband and I live out-of-state, so much of planning was done via Skype — and Kathy made the process seamless, offering her expertise and guidance along the way. She also really took the time to get to know us (which was so appreciated!) and by the end of the process, she felt like family to us. The day of the wedding, she delivered the ceremony with grace and clarity, and you can tell that she's fully at ease in front of a crowd. During the reception, we received several compliments on Kathy and the ceremony — the wedding party especially talked about what a warm and gracious person she is — and we couldn't agree more. Thanks for everything, Kathy!

    Chris

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  • Kathy was so fantastic during our wedding ceremony. We are able to look back at our wedding DVD and have no regrets. Everything we wanted with a touch of her spiritual guidance made for a perfect day. Thank you so much Kathy G. -Chris and Michelle 8/24/08

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