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!
Recommended by 100% of couples
Neil · Married on 01/16/2018
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.
Suzanne · Married on 10/05/2018
We’re so glad we found Kathy! We knew we wanted a ceremony that was spiritual, but not religious and a good reflection of our personalities and relationship, but had no idea where to start. Kathy is a warm, delightful person who was easy to talk to and made the process easy and a reality. We appreciated that she was open to suggestions and had a wealth of knowledge of different customs/rituals to incorporate- would absolutely recommend!
Colleen · Married on 09/15/2018
We had the pleasure of meeting Kathy and having her marry us just this past September. Finding the right person to officiate your wedding can be a challenge - but look no further, Kathy is the BEST. We were getting nervous because our wedding was a month or two away and we had not found an officiant yet. After briefly emailing and speaking with Kathy over the phone, we knew she was the one for the job. From our very first conversation, Kathy let us know up front that our ceremony style, length, etc. is totally up to us; she will/can do whatever we would like. This was so important for us because we had run into officiant's who were set on certain scripts and did not want to alter them. Kathy was the opposite - we must have made like 3 or maybe even 4 drafts before finalizing the ceremony lol. Kathy was patient with us throughout the entire process and gave us so many options and ideas to work off of, which we were appreciative of because it helped up to create the perfect ceremony that was customized to fit us. She was very inviting and friendly, we went over to her home in DC for our meetings (her rooftop view is amazing). We had such a lovely time because Kathy really takes the time to get to know you as a couple and we also got to know her as well. One other thing I would like to mention is that Kathy is well spoken, when the day arrived she did a beautiful job for our ceremony, we were very pleased :) she also took a picture with us and made this little memory card and sent it to us the next day, it was so cute! These are the little things that she does to go the extra mile - you get to really see how passionate she is about weddings and being an officiant, she truly loves her job. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone who is getting married in NOVA, she is simply wonderful!!
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