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Officiant in Rochester, NY,
(585) 406-1557
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    Kristen

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  • Reverend Cathleen was wonderful to work with. My husband and I were so confused on what we wanted for our ceremony and she walked us through the whole thing. She is incredibly flexible too. I was raised Catholic and my husband Jewish so we had thoughts of having a rabbi and a priest at the ceremony in addition to an officiant and Reverend Cathleen was fine with anything. She met with us in person to discuss and gave us plenty of suggestions for readings and other parts. Our ceremony turned out to be perfect in large part thanks to Reverend Cathleen.

    Amy

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  • Revarnd Brauen saved our day. Our original officiant could not do our ceremony at the last minute and we reached out to her at the last second.She was at our home within an hour to save our ceramony.After just meeting us and not knowing any part of our story,preformed a ceremony that had all in tears. If your looking for an official we would strongly recommend her

    User4835233

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  • My fiancée and I were looking for something a little different with our ceremony. We wanted a ceremony that would be personal, yet “spiritual”. Reverend Cathleen was the first and only officiant that we met with. It was pure luck that we met with her first, but we don’t regret not meeting anyone else. She has an inviting, comforting demeanor that makes you feel like you’ve known her for so much longer. We decided to do something a little different – we wanted her to create the ceremony, and the first time we would hear it would be on our wedding day. We answered questions about ourselves, our relationship, and each other. Reverend Cathleen delivered exactly what we wanted with only the responses to our questions, and some readings that we had picked out. Reverend Cathleen is truly talented – she listened to what we wanted during our meeting, and created exactly what we wanted from our responses. All of our guests commented on how perfect the ceremony was – they loved ... Read more

    Bryan & Mary

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  • We are so fortunate we were able to have Reverend Cathleen as our wedding officiant. She is so kind and easy to work with but she is also professional and very well organized. Reverend Cathleen was very easy to communicate with as she responded quickly to all of our emails. She provided tremendous guidance for us in planning our ceremony. The amount of material she had for us made it extremely easy to create the perfect ceremony. From the outline to the abundance of blessings and readings to choose from, we were so impressed. We also really enjoyed the questionnaire she had us fill out to get to know us better. It was such a fun exercise to make us truly reflect on our relationship up to this point and our future. Additionally, she was very helpful at the wedding ceremony rehearsal the night before, which really showed how much she cared. The wedding ceremony could not have gone better with Reverend Cathleen leading the way. The flow of it all was perfect and the words she ha... Read more

    User5312883

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  • Rev. Cathleen is so incredible. She is so patient, flexible and accommodating to our needs. We found out ten days before our wedding that the judge we had could not preform the service. She saved the day coming in last minute to officiate over our wedding. I will never forget our her words were so touching and caring it brought tears to everyone's eyes. Many of our guest commented how wonderful the service was. She is amazing.

    User5142598

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  • Rev. Cathleen was amazing. She helped us create a perfect ceremony, and she was there to support us through the whole process. She had so many ceremony options and suggestions, and we ending up going with the Wine Box Ceremony, which turned out beautiful. We had people raving about the ceremony, saying it was one of the best ceremonies they had every been to and that they cried (happy tears) the whole time. Rev. Cathleen made us feel so comfortable and at ease, and it really helped to make our wedding day perfect. She was also so flexible, and easy to work with. We are so thankful that she was a part of our big day, and couldn't be happier with everything she did for us. We would definitely recommend her!!

    User4477615

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  • Just perfect. Reverend Cathleen was everything we could have asked for in an officiant. She made us feel comfortable, was quick to reply to emails, and super flexible and accommodating. We asked if she could incorporate a scene from Friends into her words -- when Joey was a "ministainer" and talking about having, giving, sharing and receiving -- and she did it without batting an eye. She had us and our guests (especially our parents) in happy tears for the entire time.

    Erica

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  • Rev Cathleen is AMAZING! My family and all of our guests loved her custom ceremony. Several guests commented to me on how nice the ceremony was. Rev Cathleen was easy to work with and really listened to what we wanted in our ceremony. She provided advice where needed. Most of all, Rev Cathleen is the type of person you feel like you have known for years, I immediately was drawn to how comfortable my husband and I felt in talking with her and meeting her. I am so grateful to have found her to be our officiant.

    Brielle

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  • My husband and I are so happy that we hired Rev. Cathleen as our officiant. We were both really nervous about the whole wedding planning process and had no idea what to expect, and she made us feel so at ease right from the start. She came well-prepared for our first meeting and was able to walk us through a large number of potential elements for our wedding ceremony, helping us to really start envisioning the most important part of our day. She paid a great deal of attention to the feel and spirit we were trying to evoke, and was able to help us customize a beautiful ceremony that felt truly meaningful to us and our families. Almost all of our guests took time to tell us how lovely our ceremony was and how special and true to us it felt. Rev. Cathleen helped provide a calming presence during the ceremony itself, taking time to remind us to breathe when things got emotional, and not failing to appreciate the humor in unplanned moments. This all contributed to making our wedding day tru... Read more

    Katelyn

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  • Reverend Cathleen was amazing! Meeting with her was great and she was there for help and support all the way up to the day of! She made our ceremony absolutely perfect. It was extremely personal and tailored to us. We told her we wanted to do a knot tying ceremony and she created one especially for us. I was a bit of a high strung bride and she was able to keep me calm and relaxed! All of our guests said they have never been to such an amazing ceremony and kept commenting on how wonderful our ceremony and Reverend Cathleen were. They said they had never been to such personalized ceremony! It truly was perfect! - Thank you so so much Reverend Cathleen!!!

    Brittany

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  • Upon meeting Cathleen my fiance and were put at ease, we felt like we had known her for years. She is so personable and down to earth, throughout our marriage counseling and wedding preparations she was easy to get in touch with and accommodating to our desires for our ceremony. She was able to tailor a ceremony to suit both of us and our families as though she had known us personally for years. We were so worried about organizing our rehearsal and ceremony that despite Cathleen's assurance that she would take care of organizing our bridal party we hired another coordinator to help out... big mistake. Cathleen would have been wonderful on her own and we have no doubts about that now, our coordinator only got in the way and was an unneeded expense. You can rest assured if you hire Cathleen you will get the entire package... she is so kind, and sensitive to your needs and desires.

    Katie

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  • We recently got married this past Friday and reverend Cathleen was our officiant. She was not only amazing but she made us feel so comfortable and at ease. My husband was nervous to be in front of our guest and she made him feel like we were the only ones in the room. She was on time, made our whole Wedding party confidant and she was so sweet and loving. Couldn't have asked for a better person to marry us!!! Would recommend her to anyone:)

    Kristin

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  • Rev. Cathleen was wonderful to work with, and we had many comments after the ceremony about how much people enjoyed her ceremony!

    Sarah

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  • I really enjoyed working with Reverend Cathleen. She was very flexible and was willing to make the ceremony very custom to reflect our values. We needed a ceremony that reflected a little bit of religion for our older family members, a little bit of secular bits about love, and she was even able to incorporate the EMS prayer and the Fire Prayer into our ceremony. Our venue was outside and Reverend Cathleen was able to project her voice so that even the back row of guest could hear the ceremony, even the older guests. We keep getting complements about how nice our ceremony was.

    Lisa

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  • Choosing Reverend Cathleen to design and officiate our secular ceremony was one of the best decisions we made throughout the entire planning process! She really took the time to sit down with us and tailor the ceremony to fit our vision and relationship with one another -- so many of our guests have said that the ceremony was not only "incredibly beautiful" but also "perfectly us." She has a true gift for the written and spoken word, and we could not have been happier with her as our officiant. Thank you so much, Cathleen, for your absolutely perfect contribution to our day! We were so lucky to have found you!

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