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Rev. Kanta Bosniak

Blacksburg , VA
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“We LOVED having Kanta as our wedding officiant! She really took good care of us and made time to get to know us. She met with us personally prior to the ceremony and rehearsal (a couple... Read more
“We LOVED having Kanta as our wedding officiant! She really took good care of us and made time to get to know us. She met with us personally prior to the ceremony and rehearsal (a couple times) to get a better understanding of our relationship and who we are as individuals. She was also great in bringing together the crowd during the ceremony itself, no matter their background (we are a pretty diverse crowd) no one felt out of place or excluded. She made everyone feel very welcome and part of the celebration which was wonderful. We highly recommend her as a wedding minister. Happily married and very pleased with Kanta and our ceremony! ”
-Jacqueline & Jon Walker
Personalized, Meaningful Ceremonies
If you and your beloved would describe yourselves as “spiritual, not religious,” and you desire a ceremony that reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple, I would like to help you make that a reality. Whether it’s just the two of you or you’re inviting five hundred of your closest friends, I’ll be happy to tailor the service to meet your needs. art4spirit@yahoo.com

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Virginia's certificate is very plain. I thought, "I could do better!" So, I did. These are art prints of orginial paintings on canvas. Commitment Ceremony Certificates and Baby Blessing certificates are also available for ceremonies I officiate. I'm a folk artist and the certificates are in my colorful, folk art primitive style. I'll sign and give you the Virginia one, of course. And if you like my versions, choose one! My gift to you. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Quaker, Hindu
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, most of the weddings I perform occur in non-religious sites.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Usually, a simple black top and skirt and a white or off-white vestment (scarf), depending on wedding palette. (see photos) I have vestments in virtually every color, as well as some that are unique and handcrafted. I am happy to discuss colors and "costumes" for theme weddings, as you wish. I also have a wardrobe of wedding attire appropriate for informal and "creative" weddings.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, very much so.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Certainly, if they wish.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I make suggestions, if the couple wants readings. I'm very flexible and willing to be creative and accommodating. I meet the wishes and needs of the couple. There are often-requested readings and ones that are less so. I love to research readings and am constantly expanding my resources of classic and modern readings, as well as readings from various cultures and traditions. 
 
 In addition, my books of love poems and wedding readings, "Love Poems," "Awakened Love," and "Twin Flames" contain many original poems and classic quotes that can serve as source books for couples, if they wish. All three are available on Amazon.
How long are your ceremonies?
Most of the time I put into weddings happens before the wedding. Interviewing the couple. writing the ceremony, and checking back in with the couple. Once a ceremony begins, it generally takes about 15-20 minutes or so. Time varies according to what the couple chooses.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. I usually do weddings that also have rehearsals, but I can work without a rehearsal too. It's up to the couple.
Do you supply a sound system?
No. I can work with or without a mic.

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Brendan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I want to first say thanks to Kanta for making our ceremony one of the most memorable events in my life. Not only did she spend the time getting to know me and my bride through the interview process, telephone calls and emails but she was able to incorporate in our vows exactly what we feel about each other and our relationship. I would highly recommend her service for anyone that is looking to get married in the New River Valley/Roanoke area. I also want to say just how comfortable I felt working with her, and that she was very knowledgeable and able to help us put together exactly what we were looking for in our ceremony. Thanks Kanta!
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Choosing Kanta as our officiant was one of the best choices we made for our wedding day. As a couple who was returning to Blacksburg to get married we wanted to find an officiant who could create a truly memorable ceremony for us. We found Kanta and everything fell into place. She took the time to sit down with us on one of our wedding planning trips to the area and was genuinely interested in our love story. The ceremony that she wrote after speaking to us is something that we will cherish forever. Kanta was able to put our story into words in a beautiful way for our wedding guests. We highly recommend that if you are in search of an officiant in the New River valley area you choose Kanta. You won't regret it!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Kanta is amazing !! She provided us with a compassionate, warm, loving and personalized ceremony ... A day to remember !!!
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kgblue
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I could write volumes as to how amazing Kanta is as a wedding officiant! She put together the perfect ceremony for my husband and I, it was EXACTLY what we wanted for our wedding. We were incredibly impressed at our first meeting with Kanta - she cared very deeply about getting to know us as a couple and tailoring our wedding ceremony to our beliefs. She always had perfect suggestions for our ceremony (which we loved), and really wrote a beautifully worded ceremony which made all of our guests feel special. Not only did she do a great job getting to know us during the first meeting, but she was very open, excited, and flexible to having our grandmother participate in our ceremony by writing and reading a special piece for our ceremony. We really felt like we got to know her so well! We've gained such a valuable friend from this experience.

Kanta was very easy to contact (whether by phone or email), and always reached out to us early to confirm details. Because of her, our wedding ceremony was beautiful, personal, and stress-free! I highly recommend Kanta as a wedding officiant. You will absolutely get the ceremony you've always wanted!
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TRACI
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Kanta, I really don't think that there are words to describe just how amazingly fantabulous you are and how much we appreciate you for doing what you do. From our first conversation to the ceremony that you personalized to fit Jason and I, we could not have asked to find a better fit. Thank you for taking the time to personalize and make it about he and I as individuals and as a couple. You have helped make our union exactly what we feel a union should consist of! We are forever grateful! <3 Traci and Jason
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Catherine
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Kanta is a superb officiant. I recognize my bias, but I have been to innumerable weddings and couldn't have asked for better. Even working from a distance (for our destination wedding in Virginia) she was able to take the time and carefully create a beautiful, efficient and heartfelt synopsis of our love story without being overly wordy or boring the guests. It was a perfect length and the appropriate amount of personal to be shared with friends and family. We greatly appreciated how flexible she was as how easy she was to work with.
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Megan
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Kanta was an absolute dream to work with--we really felt like we knew her through our phone calls and emails, even living in the Midwest during our entire wedding planning process! She does a fabulous job getting to know her couples and understanding their story, and she really listened to what we wanted our ceremony to be like. Our wedding was beautiful because of her gorgeous ceremony, and I really don't think we can ever thank her enough.
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Shelly
Wedding:
4/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Kanta did an excellent job for us and we couldn't have been more pleased with our wedding ceremony. On short notice, she was very flexible and cooperative, and put together a program to perfectly meet our desires and expectations. She is a lovely woman, quiet and considerate of your personal requests, who will share her artistic and literary talent to make your event unique and special for you. She took time to get to know us without being too intrusive, so she was able to prepare a meaningful marriage eulogy incorporating the vows we prepared for ourselves. She dressed perfectly to fit our setting and our style, and she provided a beautiful colorful bouquet which added just the right touch of color to our simple black and white attire. The unique marriage certificate she provided will be framed and treasured as lovely original artwork as well as representation of our special day. If you are looking for someone to put a special touch on your event, we highly recommend Kanta as a very experienced and talented professional.
Shelly & Randy Irvine
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Sara
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Could not have asked for a more wonderful experience...very connected and attentive ...a beautiful person & we feel blessed to have be joined together by her :)
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Martha
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta is a lovely lady with a big heart! She wrote the most beautifully perfect ceremony and really catered to our preferences. Her genuine and peaceful disposition are unmatched. She loves love and I couldn't recommend her more!!
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Amber & William
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta was the perfect choice for us on our wedding day. She was extremely accommodating for a quick planning period and was a big part of making our special day peaceful and stress-free. Kanta spoke with us over the phone to get to know our individual personalities as well as our relationship dynamic – with that knowledge she was able to craft a ceremony that felt personal and appropriate for us. She was very thoughtful in all decisions, including bringing our two children into the ceremony and giving them a special part in the service. Kanta created a service for us that reflected our own spiritual understandings while managing to keep our family of varying beliefs comfortable. We had a perfect day, and Kanta was a huge part of that. Thank you!
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Tara
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta was wonderful. She really took the time to get to know us beforehand and delivered a very sweet and personalized ceremony. Many of our guests commented on how beautiful it was, and we thought so too!
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louanne
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
PERFECT !! We planned our wedding ourselves and the only thing that we never second guessed for one second was choosing Kanta to be our Officiant. She is very genuine and simply a pleasure to be around. You can clearly see that she cares deeply in making your memory just perfect. She goes the extra mile and it just comes so natural for her. It was truly a privilege to have found her and you will feel the same for certain!
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Meg
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta was wonderful to squeeze us in for a last minute elopement session. Our actual wedding was hosted by a friend and we needed a legitimate officiant, and we needed one fast! She even prepared a special little ceremony and found some beautiful flowers for me. We can't thank you enough for your flexibility and generosity!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kanta did a wonderful job. She tailored the ceremony to fit our wants and beliefs and did a great job blending the traditional elements with a more modern take.
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Catherine
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta was an amazing officiant. So wonderful to work with! First of all, I called her on incredibly short notice asking if she was available to marry us. I spoke to her on a Tuesday, possibly Wednesday, and we were getting married on Sunday! Due to our work schedules my fiance, now husband, and I were unable to meet with Kanta in person so she did a conference call with us. We all hit it off immediately. She's incredibly intuitive, and after speaking to us for just an hour or so crafted one of the most personal services I can recall. I've received a ton of compliments about how she just knew us and how her words fit us to a T! But that's not all, it wasn't until after I spoke with Kanta that my jittery nerves began to calm down about how our wedding was to proceed. Not only did she write this amazing service, she really helped to guide us with who goes where and when and I FINALLY felt like I had a clue on what our wedding ceremony was going to be like. Our service was interfaith, non-denominational most definitely, very loving, funny and left not a single dry eye in the house. You cannot go wrong with this wonderful lady handling your service!
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Brianna
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kanta was absolutely wonderful. She took time to get to know who my husband and I are as people and as a couple. She did a beautiful job making our ceremony personal. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding.
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Having Rev. Kanta officiate our wedding was amazing. She was very attentive to our needs. We were so pleased.
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I feel so pleased that we had Rev. Kanta to officiate our wedding. She accommodated our requests and was able to provide the unique ceremony that we wanted.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kanta was very personable. She wrote a beautiful ceremony for us including a Hawaiian Wedding Blessing for our Hawaiian themed wedding. She was very responsive. I was always able to get in contact with her for any questions. She was very flexible. We would recommend her to anyone.
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Lauren
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Rev. Bosniak at our recent wedding. She was extremely pleasant and cheerful, adding to our happy day. Her guidance and professionalism were much appreciated during the planning of the ceremony. She made fantastic suggestions based on her experiences that really proved to be worthwhile. She took the time to get to know us and created a ceremony that was personalized to our families, our desires, and our needs. Each member of our respective families complimented our choice on Rev. Bosniak as our officiant, and how she seemed to fit with our wedding perfectly. We truly feel like we have made a friend and hope that we will see her around town during other events that we may each be a part of. We are lucky to have picked her out of all the choices online :-)
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Donald & Whitney
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Bosniak provided an invaluable service on our wedding day by conducting a ceremony that was personal, intimate, and genuine. Rev. Bosniak took the time to get to know us as a couple, and was able to articulate characteristics about us as a couple and as individuals, even when we couldn't find the words ourselves. Because of her due diligence we were provided with a personalized ceremony that was exactly what we had hoped for. Rev. Bosniak was professional, open to our values, accepting, and non-judgmental. She was well prepared, on time, and very encouraging. Rev. Bosniak played a huge role in making our wedding day unforgettable.
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Kevin
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta was an excellent officiant who took the time to get to know us well in advance to our wedding date. She personalized the ceremony based on our personalities and made it an intimate experience between my wife and myself, although there were 100+ people in attendance.

She was highly professional and flexible. I never had a single problem getting into contact with her. In the hectic week before the wedding, she called us and confirmed everything as opposed to us having to call her and make sure everything was in order. It made it one less thing we had to worry about.

There is nothing bad to say about Kanta, she held a beautiful ceremony and was 100% professional and reliable. If you're looking for a celebrant, look no further!
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Liz
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
As a somewhat unconventional couple looking for a spiritual, but not religious, ceremony, we were so fortunate to find Kanta! She was wonderful to work with and took the time to learn about our personalities both individually and as a couple. She was able to suggest modern alternatives to some of the traditional ceremony elements that wouldn't raise our grandparents' eyebrows. We did most of our planning long-distance, but I was never worried since we had built up a rapport prior to the rehearsal and she was such a calming, helpful presence throughout the entire process. The ceremony that Kanta created was beautiful, really fit both of us, and all of our parents, family and friends had positive things to say about it!
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Kat
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony performed by Rev. Kanta Bosniak was truly the highlight of our wedding day. It was very important to us for the ceremony to be inclusive of the various spiritual views of our families while still being a true reflection of our own values. Prior to the wedding, Kanta carefully interviewed us to learn about who we are as individuals and also about our love story and then crafted the most beautiful ceremony. In addition, she had an air of peacefulness that calmed us on what could have been a very stressful day. The ceremony was so personalized and special that our guests thought we had written our own vows! Several guests commented that it was the most unique, special ceremony that they had ever witnessed. Kanta understood exactly what we wanted in our ceremony, and then completely exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Kanta, for making our day so very special!
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Stephany
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta was such a pleasure to work with. She made our ceremony exactly what we wanted. When we couldn't find the words to explain how we wanted something she was right there to interpret and help us find the beautiful pieces to our ceremony. We enjoyed every second of having her as out officiant. With the high stress that wedding planning brings, she was the one thing that we never had to worry about.
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Emily
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Kanta did a wonderful job with our ceremony! She took the time to speak with both the bride and the groom and personalized the ceremony to fit our needs. She was more than happy to work with us when we wanted to add in a hand fasting ceremony and found the perfect blessing. From the first email to then end of the ceremony we had a wonderful experience and would recommend Kanta to any friends getting married in the area in the future! Thanks Kanta!

~Emily and Sidney Coleman
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stepahanie
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding couldn´t be any better if it weren´t for you thank you soooo much. Thank you for being patient with us when we werent ready to begin the ceremony and for guiding us through it.Thanks for taking the time to get to know us on a personal level so that you could properly conduct the ceremony in a way where the ceremony was for us. really all my thank yous don´t come close to express how greatful i am that we choose you and remember we will always carry you heart and memories! thank you Rev. Kanta love Stephanie and Enrique soto!
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Joel
Wedding:
2/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We wanted a small, simple, just-the-two-of-us ceremony. Kanta met with us... showed wonderful warmth, empathy and understanding... and gave great feedback. She offered an excellent venue, and conducted a brief, pleasing and perfect tone-and-pitch ceremony. If you want to elope, and can work out the logistics, we highly recommend Kanta!
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We were overjoyed having Kanta perform our ceremony. She took time to get to know us individually and as a couple and incorporated our personalities into our wedding service. She was there to help bring to life the details that make us who we are. Kanta felt more like a life long friend who was there to share our special day, than someone presiding over the event. We couldn’t be more pleased that we met Kanta!
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
We LOVED having Kanta as our wedding officiant! She really took good care of us and made time to get to know us. She met with us personally prior to the ceremony and rehearsal (a couple times) to get a better understanding of our relationship and who we are as individuals. She was also great in bringing together the crowd during the ceremony itself, no matter their background (we are a pretty diverse crowd) no one felt out of place or excluded. She made everyone feel very welcome and part of the celebration which was wonderful. We highly recommend her as a wedding minister. Happily married and very pleased with Kanta and our ceremony!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Kanta was fabulous to work with, listened to our wants and needs as a couple, worked with us to create the sort of ceremony we envisioned and yet added her own touch as well. Responded to all communications in a timely manner and always made herself available to speak with. Wonderful person and officiant and so glad that we had her for our wedding.
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Jessika
Wedding:
4/20/2014
4.8/5.0
Rev. Bosniak was one of the greatest people we had the pleasure to work with for our wedding. She was accommodating, professional and very comforting. She knew exactly what to do and it was a pleasure working with Kanta during our wedding planning process. While every other vendor was clearly all about business, talking to Kanta was always just about having the most beautiful wedding ceremony and it was always comforting. We were able to customize our traditional/spiritual wedding ceremony and we everything that we wanted was done beautifully. Thank you Kanta!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Rev. Bosniak did a very good job making our wedding personal despite the fact that the rehearsal was the first time we met face to face due to distance.
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Kristopher
Wedding:
4/26/2014
4.2/5.0
The wedding day ceremony turned out very nice. She wrote a beautiful summary of our love story. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions. (anothersoutherner@yahoo.com)
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