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Koru Ceremony

Deerfield , WI
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226 N. Main Street
Deerfield, WI 53531 US (map)

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608-213-7558

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Personal & Custom Designed

The ceremony is the heart of your wedding day. As someone who enjoys designing ceremonies that celebrates the transitions on life’s journey, it is... Read more
Personal & Custom Designed

The ceremony is the heart of your wedding day. As someone who enjoys designing ceremonies that celebrates the transitions on life’s journey, it is my desire to help you create a one-of-a-kind ceremony that is personalized, customized, coordinated with great care and with attention to details that celebrates the unique you. No two couples are alike. Your courtship story, your families, your religious and cultural heritages as well as those elements that have become meaningful to you as a couple can all be honored in your ceremony. Together we will create a personal wedding ceremony that is special, meaningful, warm, and distinctly you.

To help plan your wedding, I will offer you an extensive list of ceremony options that includes ceremonial text, romantic readings, scripture, music, cultural traditions, planning the beginning and end of the ceremony, information on how to acquire a Wisconsin marriage license, and much more.

Interested in knowing more?

Go to my website at www.koruceremony.com for additional information. Or contact me at patwerk@gmail.com or (608) 213.7558 to set up a free consultation so you can see if I am a good fit for the two of you. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Episcopalian
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely. I am willing to travel to wherever the couple is holding their wedding ceremony: barns/farms, resorts, hotels, museums, historic places, parks, public gardens, private back yards/homes, country clubs, the State Capitol or other public locations.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a black dress. I also have a white alb (robe) and a stole I wear around my neck if a couple prefers for me to wear religious attire.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
YES! As a wedding officiant, I enjoy working closely with couples in planning their ceremony. Each couple has a unique perspective that is reflected in their relationship story. My goal is to help couples find the best way to celebrate their love and honor what is most important to them and to their families in the ceremony. No matter what faith or spiritual belief, I want to help design a ceremony that is meaningful and significant for them.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I am happy to allow couples to write their own vows. I will also provide numerous samples if help is needed in writing the vows and ring exchange.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Finding a reading that is meaningful the couple and express their feelings to each other will make the ceremony more personal. I will provide an extensive and broad range of readings that could be used during the ceremony.
How long are your ceremonies?
The average ceremony is 20-30 minutes long but I am willing to adjust the length to whatever the couple desires.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, I do not require premarital counseling. But I do offer a one-day workshop twice a year that couples may choose to attend.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, although the rehearsal is not a requirement. Rehearsals for Saturday weddings are usually held on Friday evenings, but can be held at other times if necessary. During the rehearsal, details of the wedding will be reviewed and practiced. The rehearsal will take approximately one hour.
Do you supply a sound system?
No, as a former teacher I am able to project my voice, although a microphone is always appreciated, especially for guest sizes of more than 100 people.

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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Pat was awesome! She worked with us every step of the way to plan out our ceremony. She also provided tons of ideas on music, readings, and word selections for all the different aspects of our ceremony, and we were able to customize our ceremony just the way we wanted it. Highly recommend her!
Rev. Pat was awesome! She worked with us every step of the way to plan out our ceremony. She also provided tons of ideas Read more...
Rev. Pat was awesome! She worked with us every step of the way to plan out our ceremony. She also provided tons of ideas on music, readings, and word selections for all the different aspects of our ceremony, and we were able to customize our ceremony just the way we wanted it. Highly recommend her! Read less
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Denzil
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I (naive as we were) didn't realize just how important it was to have the right person be our officiant until we met Marie Langeteig. We are extremely grateful for everything Marie did (and didn't do) for us, leading up to and through our ceremony.

While planning our wedding, we didn't have any particular person in mind for the officiant, so we called and emailed a few places (including Koru) that had been recommended to us by friends. One person (from a different organization) told us that we'd be required to do 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", which we both understand is probably helpful for other couples. But we've been friends for 10+ years and dating for 5+ years (living together for almost as long), so these mediated "make sure you know what you're getting into" sessions felt more like a one-size-fits-all nuisance for us.

From our initial meeting with Marie, we realized we could stop looking--we'd found the perfect officiant for us. Instead of 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", we just talked with her for a while that first day. We wound up communicating with her many times throughout the process anyway, but none of it ever felt forced. It was all just part of the process of getting our ceremony right. And throughout, Marie was able to get to know us better.

The things that stand out as most wonderful about her were her willingness to take part in our overall down-to-earth tone combined with her ability to make suggestions for aspects of the ceremony which we either hadn't considered or simply didn't feel strongly about one way or the other.

Certainly, my wife and I appreciate how well Marie can handle two people looking for something simple and personal over ornate and traditional. But we have little doubt she'd be capable of creating the perfect ceremony for any couple--traditional, religious, or otherwise. Marie's warmth would serve her and anyone around her well in any wedding.
My wife and I (naive as we were) didn't realize just how important it was to have the right person be our officiant until Read more...
My wife and I (naive as we were) didn't realize just how important it was to have the right person be our officiant until we met Marie Langeteig. We are extremely grateful for everything Marie did (and didn't do) for us, leading up to and through our ceremony.

While planning our wedding, we didn't have any particular person in mind for the officiant, so we called and emailed a few places (including Koru) that had been recommended to us by friends. One person (from a different organization) told us that we'd be required to do 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", which we both understand is probably helpful for other couples. But we've been friends for 10+ years and dating for 5+ years (living together for almost as long), so these mediated "make sure you know what you're getting into" sessions felt more like a one-size-fits-all nuisance for us.

From our initial meeting with Marie, we realized we could stop looking--we'd found the perfect officiant for us. Instead of 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", we just talked with her for a while that first day. We wound up communicating with her many times throughout the process anyway, but none of it ever felt forced. It was all just part of the process of getting our ceremony right. And throughout, Marie was able to get to know us better.

The things that stand out as most wonderful about her were her willingness to take part in our overall down-to-earth tone combined with her ability to make suggestions for aspects of the ceremony which we either hadn't considered or simply didn't feel strongly about one way or the other.

Certainly, my wife and I appreciate how well Marie can handle two people looking for something simple and personal over ornate and traditional. But we have little doubt she'd be capable of creating the perfect ceremony for any couple--traditional, religious, or otherwise. Marie's warmth would serve her and anyone around her well in any wedding. Read less
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lyndsyshow
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I (naive as we were) didn't realize just how important it was to have the right person be our officiant until we met Marie Langeteig. We are extremely grateful for everything Marie did (and didn't do) for us, leading up to and through our ceremony.

While planning our wedding, we didn't have any particular person in mind for the officiant, so we called and emailed a few places (including Koru) that had been recommended to us by friends. One person (from a different organization) told us that we'd be required to do 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", which we both understand is probably helpful for other couples. But we've been friends for 10+ years and dating for 5+ years (living together for almost as long), so these mediated "make sure you know what you're getting into" sessions felt more like a one-size-fits-all nuisance for us.

From our initial meeting with Marie, we realized we could stop looking--we'd found the perfect officiant for us. Instead of 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", we just talked with her for a while that first day. We wound up communicating with her many times throughout the process anyway, but none of it ever felt forced. It was all just part of the process of getting our ceremony right. And throughout, Marie was able to get to know us better.

The things that stand out as most wonderful about her were her willingness to take part in our overall down-to-earth tone combined with her ability to make suggestions for aspects of the ceremony which we either hadn't considered or simply didn't feel strongly about one way or the other.

Certainly, my wife and I appreciate how well Marie can handle two people looking for something simple and personal over ornate and traditional. But we have little doubt she'd be capable of creating the perfect ceremony for any couple--traditional, religious, or otherwise. Marie's warmth would serve her and anyone around her well in any wedding.
My wife and I (naive as we were) didn't realize just how important it was to have the right person be our officiant until Read more...
My wife and I (naive as we were) didn't realize just how important it was to have the right person be our officiant until we met Marie Langeteig. We are extremely grateful for everything Marie did (and didn't do) for us, leading up to and through our ceremony.

While planning our wedding, we didn't have any particular person in mind for the officiant, so we called and emailed a few places (including Koru) that had been recommended to us by friends. One person (from a different organization) told us that we'd be required to do 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", which we both understand is probably helpful for other couples. But we've been friends for 10+ years and dating for 5+ years (living together for almost as long), so these mediated "make sure you know what you're getting into" sessions felt more like a one-size-fits-all nuisance for us.

From our initial meeting with Marie, we realized we could stop looking--we'd found the perfect officiant for us. Instead of 10+ hours of "pre-marriage counseling", we just talked with her for a while that first day. We wound up communicating with her many times throughout the process anyway, but none of it ever felt forced. It was all just part of the process of getting our ceremony right. And throughout, Marie was able to get to know us better.

The things that stand out as most wonderful about her were her willingness to take part in our overall down-to-earth tone combined with her ability to make suggestions for aspects of the ceremony which we either hadn't considered or simply didn't feel strongly about one way or the other.

Certainly, my wife and I appreciate how well Marie can handle two people looking for something simple and personal over ornate and traditional. But we have little doubt she'd be capable of creating the perfect ceremony for any couple--traditional, religious, or otherwise. Marie's warmth would serve her and anyone around her well in any wedding. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Amy was amazing. My husband and I live in Las Vegas nv and were getting married in janesville wi. She worked with us over emails and on the phone. When we arrived to town, we found a midway point to meet up to finalize everything. She was able to laugh with the wedding party but got everyone to focus when it was time to get to business. She double checked everything was right the day of the wedding and did the ceremony perfectly. I couldn't ask for anything better! Thank you so much for make our day so amazing!
Amy was amazing. My husband and I live in Las Vegas nv and were getting married in janesville wi. She worked with us over Read more...
Amy was amazing. My husband and I live in Las Vegas nv and were getting married in janesville wi. She worked with us over emails and on the phone. When we arrived to town, we found a midway point to meet up to finalize everything. She was able to laugh with the wedding party but got everyone to focus when it was time to get to business. She double checked everything was right the day of the wedding and did the ceremony perfectly. I couldn't ask for anything better! Thank you so much for make our day so amazing! Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Pat Werk was our celebrant for our wedding on Sept. 20, 2014. When we first met her, we were impressed by her organization of all the details. She seemed intuitive of our wishes. She had a stack of handouts for us and we were told we could keep them even if we did not choose her. She was full of ideas for our not so traditional wedding and open to our views. She allowed us to write our own ceremony, which we could not have done without her amazing handouts of ideas. She had handouts for vows, music ideas, and readings both religious and non-religious. The stack was at least 2 inches thick. She was so dependable. All of our appointments were on time, she was quick to answer any email questions, and was to rehearsal and the ceremony right on time. She was awesome at coordinating with our DJ and other vendors. Everything was perfect. She also was very open when on the day of the wedding we wanted to move the time 30 minutes later to allow a thunderstorm to blow past since it was an outdoor ceremony. Pat is friendly, kind and simply a joy to work with.
Pat Werk was our celebrant for our wedding on Sept. 20, 2014. When we first met her, we were impressed by her organization Read more...
Pat Werk was our celebrant for our wedding on Sept. 20, 2014. When we first met her, we were impressed by her organization of all the details. She seemed intuitive of our wishes. She had a stack of handouts for us and we were told we could keep them even if we did not choose her. She was full of ideas for our not so traditional wedding and open to our views. She allowed us to write our own ceremony, which we could not have done without her amazing handouts of ideas. She had handouts for vows, music ideas, and readings both religious and non-religious. The stack was at least 2 inches thick. She was so dependable. All of our appointments were on time, she was quick to answer any email questions, and was to rehearsal and the ceremony right on time. She was awesome at coordinating with our DJ and other vendors. Everything was perfect. She also was very open when on the day of the wedding we wanted to move the time 30 minutes later to allow a thunderstorm to blow past since it was an outdoor ceremony. Pat is friendly, kind and simply a joy to work with. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
We had no idea how to plan our ceremony and Pat was a huge help. In fact, she was absolutely essential. She went through the outline, was able to help us fill in all the blanks and inspired us to create a really meaningful ceremony. I can't tell you how many guests told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had attended. Pat did more "wedding planning" than our wedding planner. She is very organized, had all the information we needed and more to plan out our ceremony. 

Pat wasn't just going through the motions. She was physically, spiritually and emotionally present during our ceremony. 

We could not have done it without Pat!
We had no idea how to plan our ceremony and Pat was a huge help. In fact, she was absolutely essential. She went through Read more...
We had no idea how to plan our ceremony and Pat was a huge help. In fact, she was absolutely essential. She went through the outline, was able to help us fill in all the blanks and inspired us to create a really meaningful ceremony. I can't tell you how many guests told us it was the best wedding ceremony they had attended. Pat did more "wedding planning" than our wedding planner. She is very organized, had all the information we needed and more to plan out our ceremony. 

Pat wasn't just going through the motions. She was physically, spiritually and emotionally present during our ceremony. 

We could not have done it without Pat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
So organized and thorough. Takes initiative to make sure everything runs smoothly. Genuinely wanted the ceremony to be exactly what we wanted and imagined. So glad we chose Pat as our officiant!
So organized and thorough. Takes initiative to make sure everything runs smoothly. Genuinely wanted the ceremony to be Read more...
So organized and thorough. Takes initiative to make sure everything runs smoothly. Genuinely wanted the ceremony to be exactly what we wanted and imagined. So glad we chose Pat as our officiant! Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Pat was our officiant for our wedding day and I cannot even express how happy I was with her! She's an amazing person, very sweet, always responded in a timely manner, and she's laid back. 

Anytime I had a question she always had an answer. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable when it came to sharing our stories about our relationship as well as our vows. She kept me calm and collected and was very patient when rehearsing with our wedding party! 

Our friends and family loved our ceremony and gave us lots of compliments on how our love story was told by Pat and how custom it was to our life. 

I couldn't have asked for our ceremony to be any better than it was! I would definitely recommend Pat to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding because she really is the best!
Pat was our officiant for our wedding day and I cannot even express how happy I was with her! She's an amazing person, Read more...
Pat was our officiant for our wedding day and I cannot even express how happy I was with her! She's an amazing person, very sweet, always responded in a timely manner, and she's laid back. 

Anytime I had a question she always had an answer. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable when it came to sharing our stories about our relationship as well as our vows. She kept me calm and collected and was very patient when rehearsing with our wedding party! 

Our friends and family loved our ceremony and gave us lots of compliments on how our love story was told by Pat and how custom it was to our life. 

I couldn't have asked for our ceremony to be any better than it was! I would definitely recommend Pat to anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding because she really is the best! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Marie to be our officiant and couldn't be happier with how it all turned out! She was able to keep all our wedding party in line (not an easy task!), and keep us all on schedule. She worked with us personally to create our perfect ceremony, and everyone I heard from thought she was an old friend since she seemed to know us so well. I never had to worry about anything with Marie during the entire planning process - one of the few vendors I can say that about!! Overall just an amazing job. Thanks Marie!!
We hired Marie to be our officiant and couldn't be happier with how it all turned out! She was able to keep all our Read more...
We hired Marie to be our officiant and couldn't be happier with how it all turned out! She was able to keep all our wedding party in line (not an easy task!), and keep us all on schedule. She worked with us personally to create our perfect ceremony, and everyone I heard from thought she was an old friend since she seemed to know us so well. I never had to worry about anything with Marie during the entire planning process - one of the few vendors I can say that about!! Overall just an amazing job. Thanks Marie!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved Koru because we really were able to personalize the ceremony, so that the wording really reflected our relationship and our beliefs. Everything was very organized, and they are fantastic about keeping in contact and keeping you organized! 



We were blessed to have Marie Langeteig as our officiant. She is an absolute sweetheart and is very passionate about what she does. She really makes a genuine effort to get to know you and made the whole process so smooth. The day of the ceremony, she did a beautiful job, speaking clearly, confidently, and pacing it just perfectly to emphasize the meaning behind the words we so carefully selected. 

My parents told me after the wedding that they couldn't keep count of how many people commented on what a special, beautiful ceremony it was and that they loved how personal it was.

Side note: Marie celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary this year and her son is engaged. Congrats, Marie!
I absolutely loved Koru because we really were able to personalize the ceremony, so that the wording really reflected our Read more...
I absolutely loved Koru because we really were able to personalize the ceremony, so that the wording really reflected our relationship and our beliefs. Everything was very organized, and they are fantastic about keeping in contact and keeping you organized! 



We were blessed to have Marie Langeteig as our officiant. She is an absolute sweetheart and is very passionate about what she does. She really makes a genuine effort to get to know you and made the whole process so smooth. The day of the ceremony, she did a beautiful job, speaking clearly, confidently, and pacing it just perfectly to emphasize the meaning behind the words we so carefully selected. 

My parents told me after the wedding that they couldn't keep count of how many people commented on what a special, beautiful ceremony it was and that they loved how personal it was.

Side note: Marie celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary this year and her son is engaged. Congrats, Marie! Read less
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