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Warm greetings!  My name is Kathy Gracenin, The Wedding ProOfficiant. I am an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, credentialed and registered with the Washington, DC,  Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, Marriage Bureaus.  My speciality is creating unique ceremonies that speak to the love a couple shares and what they believe. I perform religious and non-religious ceremonies. 

For those couples coming to Washington, DC  from a distance, or just down the street, I am most happy to act as proxy, making applying for your marriage license easy.

Please feel free to call my cell:  724-699-2217 or e-mail me:  KathyGracenin@gmail.com, with any questions that you might have.  We can also schedule an initial meeting in person, cell phone/FaceTime, or by Skype.  

Please check out my Facebook page:  The Wedding ProOfficiant.

Thank you so very much for considering me as your wedding officiant for a day filled with love, joy and memories!

Kathy Gracenin

Megan
7/1/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kathleen is a lovely Wedding ProOfficiant. My now husband and I contacted whilst overseas and she responded instantly. We communicated through FB Messenger and even Facetime at one point so that I could ensure she was the one for us. Her knowledge and openness was exactly what we wanted. Kathleen is very flexible and eager to understand the wants of the special day. Highly recommended!! C & M
Kristin
6/14/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Word can not describe how amazing Kathy is! My husband and I were very impressed by her at our first meeting. Kathy was flexible and made our ceremony beautiful and memorable. Kathy understood our vision of having a ceremony that was non traditional but still very traditional. I loved how she understood my husband and I and wanted to make our day special and stress free. My family loved when we tied the knot. The best part was she married us on her own wedding anniversary! I’m so glad we chose her.
Jessica
6/1/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I wanted to express my gratitude to Kathy. Kathy made our day absolutely seamless and truly magical, she really captured all the personal touches between myself and my husband. I am so grateful we chose Kathy and would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a beautiful memorable service. Kathy welcomed us with great ideas and a vast wisdom of previous knowledge along with such care and compassion towards the elements of our multicultural wedding. A huge huge thank you so making our day one we will never forget not only for the experience on the day but the added keepsakes your provided us.
Tevra
5/26/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were honored that you were able to officiate our wedding. You help in making our day special and we are grateful for that. You put together a ceremony that we will never forget. Our guest also continue to say to us how much they loved the ceremony. We will and have recommended you to others who are planning to married in the future.
Colleen
4/7/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kathy was the best officiant I could've ever hoped for!! My mother found her here on Wedding Wire and I'm so glad she convinced me to reach out. Kathy was so accommodating to quickly set up a meeting with us to determine if she was a good fit and my husband and I chose her immediately following that meeting. Kathy showed great hospitality by hosting us in her lovely home to iron out all the details. She was very willing to work with us for our non-religious handfasting ceremony. We were able to add unique elements to our ceremony that our guests really enjoyed. Kathy also emailed back and forth with us several times to ensure everything was perfect. Kathy was super accommodating to our unique venue. We were married on a boat, which meant a much longer time commitment than the average wedding ceremony. This made it more difficult to find an affordable officiant, but Kathy was absolutely perfect! She was there for the entirety of our rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. I would 100% recommend Kathy to anyone and am so thankful we found her to make our wedding day perfect.
Neil
1/16/18
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kathy prepared our elopement ceremony not as an officiant but as if she was a member of our family. My wife and I married in the presence of an officiant to placate my mother, and Kathy, who is well-versed in many religious and cultural traditions, knew exactly what to do to make her happy. When we did not have a venue for our elopement, Kathy opened up her beautiful apartment, which is just across from the National Cathedral. Her rooftop deck has THE best view in the city; better than the even the Kennedy Center and W Hotel. She preformed an amazing secular ceremony -- but it was multicultural, owing to Kathy's deep knowledge -- for us that she put together in less than one week. Kathy's husband took photos, moved around furniture to accommodate us, and was a very gracious host. After the ceremony, Kathy and her husband opened up their apartment, and allowed us to serve champagne and cake to our five guests. Kathy was also the most reasonably priced officiant we could find in DC; you can't go wrong with her prices! She was very responsive, flexible, and willing to put together an emergency ceremony in less than one week. We owe our family's peace to Kathy, and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone wishing to get married in DC.
Jenny
10/14/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a great experience with Kathy! We wanted a unique ceremony but did not have anything specific in mind. Kathy met us for coffee and gave us a ton of ideas and helped us build our perfect ceremony. She was very responsive and easy to talk with. She arrived early for our wedding and was willing to go over anything we needed. We ended up doing a hand tying ceremony, she helped us find the cords that we got to keep and she made us a beautiful book with our ceremony inside. The whole experience was wonderful!
Nicole
9/29/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We really enjoyed working with Kathy. We really had no idea what kind of ceremony we wanted, and that was OK because Kathy gave us a great template to work with and so much other material to choose from. While this was not part of either of our faiths/traditions, we loved the Celtic Knot portion of the ceremony. It was so unique and our families loved it. We had two in-person meetings and that was really all we needed! Overall we had a really nice experience and there was a great value in the cost.
Amanda
9/9/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kathy did a wonderful job of blending two different religious backgrounds - Christian and Hindu - to create a beautiful customized ceremony. We really appreciate all of the work that Kathy did - not only just working with us leading up to the ceremony, but on the day of - being well prepared and arriving early to the ceremony site and bringing ceremonial materials. We had accidentally gotten our marriage license in Virginia, instead of Maryland (where we were married) and Kathy was kind enough to come to our home to re-read our vows. She truly goes above and beyond. We really enjoyed getting to know Kathy and spending time with her!
Gloria
8/26/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kathy was AWESOME!!! She was full of great ideas, very intuitive and listened to whatever we wanted to convey in our ceremony. We are a blended family (4 kids) and she helped come up with ideas to include them. Even guests commented on her kind, upbeat energy. We are so happy to have found her for our wedding!
Pras
8/13/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kathy was awesome! We fully recommend her as officiant for any couple getting married in VA (or elsewhere). Our wedding was a non-religious ceremony, and we worked with Kathy to come up with something we liked and that felt just right for us. She had some great suggestions, including one unusual thing that we immediately loved - and all our guests thought was the best part of the ceremony. A few weeks before the wedding, she invited us to for a glass of wine at her place to discuss the ceremony (her rooftop by the way has the best views of DC we've ever seen). At the ceremony she made sure everyone felt welcome and that everything went smoothly. The ceremony went perfectly!
Kristen
8/12/17
Categories: Officiant
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved working with Kathy and are so happy that we choose her to be our officiant! We didn't have a clear vision of what we wanted our ceremony to look like besides it being spiritual and non-religious. Kathy provided us with lots of materials and helped us to create a beautiful and personalized ceremony. Being out of state, Kathy FaceTimed with us on multiple occasions and met with us a few days before the wedding. Kathy is not only a professional with lots of experience, but it’s obvious that she loves what she does. It was such a breath of fresh air to work with someone who was genuinely happy for us. She handled all of the legal details without any fuss too!
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed, Premarital Counseling
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Unitarian
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
Less than 30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
DC, MA, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV
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