Hello, I am Kat Newman, Wedding Officiant, Writer and Proud Owner of Ceremonies by Kat "We live and work in the Paradise known as the Sunshine State." The Florida Keys and the West Coast (including Sarasota, Bradenton, Siesta Key, Venice Beach, Ft. Meyers) are internationally known as premier locations for destination weddings. As a writer and wedding officiant, my desire is to bring your expressions of love and commitment to life so they may be shared at your wedding or other life celebration. I am a mature and dependable professional who also knows how to laugh and transmit that humor and humanity to others. I am an actress and this is my favorite "part" to date; witnessing and participating in the unabashed exclamations of commitment and devotion between two lovers. I have been told I have a gift for "getting" people - for knowing how to get to the heart of what they want to say with ease. I want to share that gift with you in the form of the ideal ceremony. If it is just the two of you on a sailboat, on the beach in Islamorada or Key Largo, or in front of two hundred guests at an elegant waterfront venue - I will SCATTER JOY for you. When you are planning a wedding, especially a destination wedding, there is so much to do. Let me put all my resources into crafting every detail of your ceremony; whether it involves bringing your vision to life, advising you and making suggestions or keeping it simple and conventional. " I am a Notary Public in the State of Florida with many references from happy clients and respected wedding professional partners. CBK was borne out of love in the Florida Keys in 2013. In late 2017, we began our expansion to the West and Southeast Coasts of the state. In January 2018 we welcomed our new team member.......
Ashley Velez, as Associate Officiant Hello, my name is Ashley Velez and I'm the proud mommy to a beautiful and very funny girl we nicknamed Boogie! I'm happily married 9 years to the most amazing partner on this universe....... had to brag there for just a minute! Growing up in Florida has been the best place on EARTH! The sun, the beach, the ocean are all my favorites things to enjoy living in the GORGEOUS Florida Keys. I love new friendships, exciting adventures and memorable experience because I'm a true believer that life is too short to live with regret. Playing a part in the celebration of unity and true love, which are truly the best things in life is something I've always admired when watching a wedding performed. That leads me into my desire to share in your special day! I would be honored and humbled to share in your miracle of love and help you create an unforgettable wedding. I can perform ceremonies that fit the style of your relationship because your wedding ceremony should be uniquely YOURS. I'm excited to connect with you and answer any questions that you may have and look forward to sharing your special day with you. "Live Life, Love Every Moment & Take Nothing for Granted"
When you book with Ceremonies by Kat Wedding Officiant Services you can expect: Initial consultation (phone, Skype, in person - locally)
A complete contact form so we have all the necessary facts and information and there is no room for error
Unlimited emails and phone calls during the process
Full explanation of the licensing paperwork beforehand, signing, notarizing and filing of license afterword
A fun, "Ceremony Starter" questionnaire to help us get to know you and customize your ceremony. An outline of the basic ceremony structure.
Samples, resources, links galore. Research to help you find quotes, poems, readings and special touches.
Editing and stitching together, proofreading and finalizing the ceremony until we get it right
Printing your personalized vows and handing them to you at the ceremony
Adding unity and other rituals: Sand, flower, wine, "tie the knot", jump the broom, stomp the glass, candle lighting and so much more
Addressing special needs such as incorporating children, honoring parents, offering remembrances
Attendance at the rehearsal (*additional cost). Coordination with wedding planner if requested.
Arrive early on the big day
Co-ordinate attire to suit your color scheme (within reason!)
And of course, most importantly -- we will stand before you, set the tone, witness your vows and intent, keep us all going through laughter and tears -- and pronounce you married (or re-married, or joined in partnership forever).
Kat Newman Is Your Destination Wedding Ceremony Specialist
Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West, Florida Miami-Dade, Broward, Sarasota, Bradenton, Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island, Venice Beach, Ft. Myers
Ceremonies By Kat Phone : 305-942-0067 Email : Kat@ceremoniesbyKat.com