"While working with Katrina was a joy from beginning to end, I never fully appreciated the gift of a truly customized ceremony until I was standing at the altar. Sometimes the ceremony gets lost in the madness of the big day, when in fact, it's the most important thing. I've heard so many people say 'I know I got married, but I don't really remember the moment.' I'm happy to report that I'm not one of them. I remember everything about it because we helped create it. Katrina had worked so diligently to find what was meaningful to us, what marriage really meant to us, and she was able to translate into the perfect words what was in our hearts. It wasn't a ceremony that could be about anyone else--it was ours alone. And everyone seemed to pick up on that. It's rare that your guests comment as much about your officiant as they do about the food, but there it is. Nearly every single person present gushed about the ceremony and how perfect it was--how they felt they were part of something truly unique and special. And they were--thanks to Katrina! Not only was the day-of perfect, but the process of getting there was invaluable as well. My husband and I gained a deeper understanding of our relationship and each other through our sessions with Katrina--something of a surprise since we've been together for years. She is a rare find--both a detail-oriented professional and a gifted, creative spirit with a remarkably calming presence. Simply put, Katrina is amazing, and she made our wedding amazing, too!"
---Stefanie (on weddingwire.com)
Katrina you are amazing! Thank you for enabling us to put together a meaningful and personal ceremony and for making our surprise wedding such a success. We had a very unique ceremony and we are very pleased with the impact it had. Our family can’t stop talking about “the lovely lady who we just asked to take a family picture but she ended up marrying us instead”. And because we forgot to make a video we will be telling the story over and over again for many years to come. If your ears are burning, it’s us again. Sorry!
Katrina is professional, highly organized and a good listener; when we first enquired with Katrina, we had a vague idea of what we wanted to do but didn’t know how to put it together. Our plan was to surprise our family with a wedding on a family weekend away. By asking us the right questions, Katrina helped us realize how we could pull this off. Living abroad, we were able to plan the whole ceremony over Skype and email. Katrina always replied within a matter of hours and made time for us to talk things through. We highly recommend Katrina Baecht and Spoken Heart Ceremonies.
-Chris & Mariana from London, England (on weddingwire.com)
---Salina (on weddingwire.com)
"Katrina was warm, welcoming to our ideas, and an absolute joy as the officiant for our wedding at Beuscher State Park near Smithville. She spent time communicating with us about what our expectations for our ceremony would be, and was also very helpful with the design and content of our ceremony. Katrina reached out for personal information about our relationship, and was genuine about her interest in our lives together during the ceremony. She was very accommodating with our schedule, and was willing to travel from Austin to perform our ceremony. I felt that everything was perfect, and the way that we had imagined our special day would be. Katrina was also prompt and accurate with all of the licensing, and it was a surprise to receive our wedding certificate so soon. Thank you for the beautiful day!!!!" ---Bradford (on weddingwire.com)
"Katrina is amazing! She truly saved the day for us, and helped to make our wedding very special and personal. When our original officiant canceled on us a week before the wedding, I was scrambling to find someone who would give us the wedding we wanted. Katrina responded within a matter of hours. After we spoke, I was immediately put at ease. Over the course of a few days, despite her own busy schedule, Katrina helped us to craft a ceremony that reflected our views and our story as a couple. She knew every little aspect to cover—things I certainly had not considered.
The day of the wedding, she was prompt and professional. Since we lived outside of the area and had not had an opportunity to meet before the wedding, Katrina met us at our bed & breakfast beforehand to review how the ceremony would go, settle any remaining details, and answer any questions we had. Her organization and knowledge made me feel comfortable and confident. She did not dictate how we should do things, but rather guided us and asked us how we wanted things done.
Katrina is a very considerate and caring person, and she is excellent at what she does. I would be happy to have her officiate any ceremony for us again in the future. I highly recommend Spoken Heart Ceremonies and Katrina Baecht!"
---Jocelyn (review on weddingwire.com)
"I love working with Katrina. From the start of her training she exhibited an incredible eye for detail. She has a natural gift for listening and really hearing a couple's story, and for feeling the the love between them. She uses her tremendous sensitivity to create ceremonies that are original, heartfelt, and absolutely perfect for the couples with whom she works. I have so loved getting to know her and work with her. I'm really excited for the couples who will get the honor of having her perform their ceremonies."
---Spike (on weddingwire.com)
"Katrina was such a joy to work with and her ceremony was absolutely heartfelt. She really integrated the couple's history and their story into the ceremony and made it much more special to the bride and groom and their guests. I would recommend any of my clients to her as I know she would help make their ceremony so memorable."
---Lindsay from In Her Shoes Coordination (on weddingwire.com)