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Officiant in Rochester, NY,
(585) 406-1557
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    Nicole James

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  • We couldnt be happier with her service! She made us feel happy and reassured us that the day would be perfect! We had someone to perform our wedding but backed out a few months prior to the event. Without skipping a beat Reverend Cathleen stepped in and saved the day! Her calm, loving, and sweet demeanor made us happy with our choice! I would recommend Reverend Cathleen to anyone looking for someone to officiant their wedding! The warm feeling she left us with when we left our first meeting was something we've never felt before! We appreciated everything she did for us! Shes simply wonderful!

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    Thank you Nicole. Although it was tough on you, I feel lucky that things didn't work out with original officiant; I had the honor of performing your ceremony! The choices you two selected made a beautiful and touching wedding ceremony. It was truly a pleasure to work with you and Edwin. The crates he made turned out fantastically, absolutely perfect for the cupcake table.

    Susan

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  • The Reverend Cathleen was very professional and knowledgeable, communicated with us to develop our own ceremony. She made some wonderful suggestions for readings! The only disappointing thing is that she had my fiancé turn his back to me as I walked up the aisle, and I had SO wanted him to watch me as I came up. But I would highly recommend Reverend Cathleen for your wedding!

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    I am so sorry Susan. I was waiting for your photographer to turn and capture his reaction to seeing you for the first time. I am sorry that I waited and you were disappointed. I am glad you were pleased in every other regard. Wishing you all the very best!

    Gary Buchmann

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  • Reverend Cathleen made our special day even more special. She is kind, considerate and fun to be with. Her ceremony was beautiful and she tied it in to where we were married, Lake Seneca. We were blessed to have had someone as special as Reverend Cathleen celebrate this special day with us.

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    Thank you Gary. It was a beautiful day and a lovely, intimate ceremony with just the 5 of us. Wishing you both all the best and a long, happy marriage!

    Kelsey

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  • Reverend Cathleen was very professional and made sure we were comfortable with her and her services before our ceremony. She held a beautiful ceremony and my husband and I were very happy with her services! Thank you so much for making our day so special!

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    Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with you two. What a lovely wedding! The whole day was memorable but what stood out were the vows you and Josh wrote, they were so touching.

    Sherry

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  • Cathleen was absolutely amazing. Cathleen got to who we were and what we liked as individuals and how we wanted our ceremony to be. At times when I thought I was gonna break down and cry,I'd look at her and she calm me down . She also gave us many choices to chose from,and she just so very helpful to both of us.. cathleen is brilliant and she left us speechless. . She hit our vows just rite.. if you want exactly what you want for your ceremony. You don't wanna hesitate t hire cathleen for her services. . You won't be disappointed. .she is absolutely stunning. Sherry and Rich. Belhurst castle 10/6/18

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    Thank you very much. It was wonderful working with you two, and it was a true pleasure to preside at your wedding. I love your sense of humor, and it was fun working some of that into your ceremony. It seemed to be a perfect day at the beautiful castle surrounded by those closest to your hearts. I wish you both all the very best!

    Katherine

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  • My husband and I were thrilled with how our ceremony turned out. Upon booking she presented us with a ton of options and possibilities for our ceremony, vows, and ring exchange readings. My husband felt very strongly about sections of some passages but not the whole thing. She blended our wishes and made a whole new ceremony just for us! There are many officiants who will not do Sunday weddings but she had no issue with that either. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and how well written everything was.

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    Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed working with both of you and am so happy to hear that everyone loved the ceremony. I wish you both every happiness and an abundance of love!

    Miranda

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  • We were referred to Rev. Cathleen Brauen by another minister who happened to already be booked on our wedding date. We're big on referrals, so we figured we would set up a meeting with Rev. Cathleen to go over what we envisioned for our ceremony. After speaking with her for an initial consultation, we knew immediately that we wanted her to conduct our wedding ceremony. She sent us plenty of readings and ceremony options to choose from and went over every detail of the timing with us. On the day of the ceremony, she arrived early to go over last minute name pronunciations and to go over the marriage license. She was very well spoken during the ceremony and seemed to be really genuinely interested in our day. She had a very calming demeanor so she was a breath of fresh air during a midst of stress and anxiety! We had an unexpected train run in the background during our ceremony but Rev. Cathleen laughed it off and didn't miss a beat (it definitely made for a few funny moments). W... Read more

    Jenna

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  • Wow, wow, wow!!! I am blown away with how amazing Cathleen was at our super last minute wedding. My husband and I had been dating for almost 15 years and engaged for almost 2 years when we decided to throw a very last minute wedding. We planned a very intimate wedding with just out closest family and friends. We had an official arranged and most things in order. The night before the wedding, the original official backed out on us and left us in a complete panic. We stumbled upon Cathleen on wedding wire and are so, so glad we did! With just a short conversation about ourselves and our relationship, she was able to tailor our ceremony to represent all that we encompass. We highly recommend Cathleen to perform your ceremony! Jenna & James

    Kelly

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  • Rev Cathleen was so warm and welcoming. She was so interested in our story and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and personalized ceremony. We felt so much a part of how it was created. Of course we were nervous during the ceremony and she was so helpful to guide us through each part. She was prompt in handling our license and did not have to worry about a thing. She will always feel like a part of our family!

    Lindsay

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  • Cathleen performed our ceremony this past weekend, and it was perfect. Many people asked if she was a friend of the family that had known me and my husband for a while. Highly recommend her services!

    Jenni

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  • I'm not even sure what to say, other than our day would not have been complete without Reverend Cathleen. Her smile, her energy, her spiritual presence, she made our day complete. I'm so blessed that we found her and she helped make our day "Official". She took all the worries away for a process, I knew nothing about. If you are in need of an Officiate, you will NOT be disappointed in Cathleen, I've been married for just over 5 months now and still want to just give her the biggest hug for everything she did for us.

    Caitlin

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  • Reverend Cathleen preformed the ceremony for our end of April 2017 wedding. She was an absolute pleasure to work with! On our first meeting she had a binder prepared with various ceremony line ups, readings, and etc. we spoke about what we wanted and decided to book her right away. After our initial booking she kept up with us making sure our ceremony was crafted exactly how we wanted it. When it came time for the rehearsal she was there to coordinate our rather large wedding party and we went over everything until it ran smoothly. Our wedding day ceremony was absolutely beautiful. She did any amazing job and we are so happy we chose to have her marry us. She really cared and wanted to make sure we were 100% happy. Thanks Reverend Cathleen!

    Karly

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  • We had been to a few weddings that Rev Cathleen Brauen had officiated and each was so unique and perfectly representing of each couple, that we knew we would love to have her officiate our wedding...And she definitely did not disappoint, she is extremely professional and flexible to meet all your wishes for a perfect ceremony! We received so many compliments on our ceremony and couldn't have been happier on how everything turned out! She makes this process very stress free and enjoyable! Thank you again! Karly & Brian 09/17/16

    Danielle & Matt

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  • After meeting with Reverend Cathleen, I knew right away that she would be perfect to officiate our wedding. She was very soft spoken, and really took the time to learn about the history of our relationship to help us figure out what would work perfectly for our ceremony. Since we both entered into our relationship with a child each and then later had one of our own together, it was important for us to include them. She helped us do just that, and the ceremony couldn't have gone any better. We still to this day continue to be complimented on how beautiful it was. If you're looking for someone to help perfect your ceremony with grace and sincerity then Reverend Cathleen is the officiant you're looking for!

    Emily

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  • Rev. Cathleen officiated our wedding at Chapel Hill on a Friday in September 2016. She came recommended by another officiant who was booked the day of our wedding, and we feel lucky that it was she who ended up officiating our wedding. Rev. Cathleen helped us customize a ceremony, meeting with us via Facetime (from our home in Oregon), and in-person when we traveled to Rochester to discuss our preferences for readings, vows, and everything else that makes up a ceremony. We immediately felt very comfortable with Cathleen, who quickly caught on to our particular styles - pulling readings for us to review that she thought would speak to our hearts. Following the rehearsal, my husband's mother asked us if she could walk my husband down the aisle. We brought the request to Cathleen who said it would be no problem. The instant flash of joy on my mother-in-law's face said everything, and I know walking her son down the aisle will forever be a memory she keeps close to her heart. W... Read more
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