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    I love performing weddings...especially for my lesbian and gay "family" members.

    It is so sacred to honor love ...and to finally be able to get legally married is definitely something worth celebrating. My intention is to create a ceremony that integrates the personal and spiritual values of each couple. I encourage you to include any traditions, readings or rituals that will make your wedding an unforgettable event that reflects the uniqueness of your relationship. I want every word to be perfect for the two of you.

    Having lived in Hawaii for 30 years (10 on Oahu, 10 on Maui and now 10 on Kauai), I can help you find the ideal location - whether it is a secluded beach, a tropical garden or a gay-friendly church. I even create a personalized map for you to share with your guests...so no one gets lost on their way to the wedding.

    I have been on a spiritual path since I was a child. I cried when I was 13 because I wanted to be a minister (in 1963 I didn't think that girls could be ministers). I was raised a Methodist and now consider myself a believer... I believe in life and in love. I am ordained as a non-denominational minister and am as comfortable performing a pagan ritual as I am a traditional Christian ceremony. I embrace all philosophical and religious points of view.

    As a video producer I made an award winning video about same-sex marriage in 1994. I was in the room when the Hawaii Supreme Court heard the first legal arguments for gay marriage and it has been a long, tearful struggle. After performing "commitment" and civil union ceremonies for years, it is such a thrill to finally say, "and now, by the powers vested in me by the state of Hawaii, I declare you to be legally married."

    In addition to officiating, I am also a wedding planner, a photographer, and a travel agent. Connected with the best local resources, I can assist you with lodging, transportation, activities, catering, babysitters...whatever you need. I love sharing my knowledge of the islands.

    Yelp review: "We did a lot of research and found Kate... Her web site does not come close to telling you how magical her ceremony is.... her inspiringly bright aura, our photo shoot that made us feel like we were on a Hollywood set. We will always be grateful to you for making our wedding truly a dream come true."

    One day, after performing a ceremony, I was headed into the water at my favorite beach. A perfect stranger looked at me and said, "You are radiant." I looked at her a bit perplexed. She said, "You are glowing." Then I realized what it was...I was reflecting the energy that had surrounded us at the wedding. I was in a state of bliss. That is the feeling I want everyone at your wedding to experience...pure love and joy.

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Vendor Category: OfficiantsVendor Tags: celebrants, ceremony, georgia, hawaii, justice of the peace, justices, kauai, Kilauea, ministers, officiating, pastors, and wedding officiants