About this Vendor
Tell your story. Speak your heart.
Your ceremony is more than a ho-hum prelude to a rockin' party---it should be joyous (or hilarious) telling of your story---a love story that gives your guests a reason to celebrate! It should be a well-thought out reflection of your values---what love & marriage mean to you. Couples work with me because I am thoughtful, warm, intentional, and genuine in my approach---I see my role as a friend here to help you figure out what your options are, shower you with resources, and help you navigate the sometimes tricky waters surrounding weddings. Eight parents & step-parents to juggle? children? dogs? religious differences? Don't face it alone. I'll walk you through the creation process, tell your story & perform you ceremony with warmth & joy! I customize small weddings & elopements as well!
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Buddhist, Christian, Interfaith, Secular, Spiritual, Unitarian
Katrina was amazing! From the moment we first touched base with her, we could tell from our interactions that she would be the perfect person to lead our special day. Katrina writes beautifully and created a beautiful ceremony plan from our love story that represented us perfectly. She made sure that it was just what we wanted before the day arrived. When we met Katrina, it felt as if we had known her for years. She is personable, kind and made us feel at ease at a venue that was swarming with bees! Her presence at our marriage will remain in our hearts forever. As a follow-up to our ceremony, she emailed to check in with us and provided us with a beautiful script from which to celebrate our one-year anniversary and all other anniversaries. She truly exceeded our expectations!
I came across Spoken Heart Ceremonies after looking for an officiant that would let us create a customized ceremony that reflected our relationship; fun, light hearted and meaningful. Katrina was absolutely amazing to work with! She gave us exactly what we were looking for; a chance to build (and re-build) our ceremony from the ground up. After working with Katrina we had a truly customized ceremony (and story) that we love!! Katrina is a wizard with words and can guide you where needed. No matter what type of ceremony you are looking for, Katrina can make it happen! If you are unsure of what direction to take, Katrina will work with you to help narrow down choices and ultimately create something memorable and meaningful!! Thank you Katrina!!
The Perfect CeremonyReviewed on 8/25/2015 Jenna S
My now-husband and I were anxious about our ceremony. Really, really anxious. We are decidedly not religious and quite liberal but both come from Southern-rooted, conservative Christian families. We found Katrina online and were immediately drawn to her lifestyle and philosophy. When we met her, we instantly knew that she would be perfect. We expressed our anxieties about hosting a ceremony and wanting all people to feel welcome, and she knew exactly how to bridge the gap between our families' faith systems and ours. When I talked to some very good friends after the wedding, one of them expressed how much she loved our ceremony because she understood it as free from religion and religious-based ideals. Her fiance, a more religious person, however, said that he felt like religion was not absent. I don't know how Katrina did it, but this shows that she really knows how to cater to a diverse audience - and everyone can take something different away. I would recommend Katrina to anyone wanting a non-traditional ceremony filled with love, joy, and total harmony. Ours was so beautiful and so personal...I will treasure her words forever.
Katrina was a wonderful officiant! Even though we had a private ceremony it still felt beautiful and special. I highly recommend Spoken Heart Ceremonies :)
Choosing Katrina is the best choice you will make while planning your wedding! When we first met Katrina, we had no idea what we wanted for our ceremony or what direction we wanted to go. We had a few ideas, but it was really all over the place. After meeting with Katrina twice, she shaped our ceremony into something that was completely perfect for us. Katrina captured all of the greatest aspects of our relationship and created a beautiful story to share with all of our friends and family. Many of our guests thought she had been in our lives since the beginning of our relationship. Her experience and knowledge make everything so easy for the busy bride. We are so incredibly thankful that we found Katrina to be with us on our big day!
I don’t think I’ve ever been so passionate about a review before in my life. Katrina was an absolute delight to work with. I still tear up thinking about our day and whole heartily believe that I wouldn’t have been what it was without her there. She is a dream and you need her, trust me.
Katrina is the best you'll find! She takes the time to make your Ceremony personal and interesting. I've been to wedding after wedding where's it's "Blah blah blah say I do". Not with Katrina. I first saw her do a friend's wedding and she told all these stories about them - how they met, what they loved about each other, all these special and unique things I didn't even know about them! It was the most interesting and touching and meaningful wedding ceremony I had ever seen. I knew immediately I had to have her for my wedding. And it was amazing! And people were asking me for her info after. How often is the wedding ceremony that amazing?! Most people are just itching to get to the reception but not with Katrina. Everyone will be fully captivated by your ceremony with her. She also has wonderful ideas on meaningful ceremonies or poems, etc. you can chose from. Love love love! It was perfect!
There aren't enough words to describe how perfect Katrina is. Let me just say, you get a BANG for your buck with her. She goes above and beyond and out of her way to provide you with guidance, feedback and structure. I had little to no idea how a wedding is typically structured/run, but she's done this so many times, she has it down to a science. Additionally, I grew up in a Hindu family and married an American man. We wanted our ceremony to blend in both of our cultures and Katrina made it so easy and was so flexible with integrating Hindu traditions into our wedding. She also provided wonderful guidance to make our ceremony smooth. Lastly, she has a calming influence and has such wonderful insight. She truly puts you at ease with her positive and relaxed energy. She truly gave us the perspective that this is not a theater, people are not paying to watch a performance, this day is about YOU and nothing you can do would ruin your day. Be exactly who you are and how you'd like to be, the moment is about your love. I don't have enough great things to say about her. Oh, there is one more thing - my hair was splitting and she busted a brush and hair spray out of her purse and fixed my hair before the ceremony! Like HOW much more perfect can she be!?!?
It was an absolute pleasure having Katrina tell our love story. She created a beautiful ceremony that truly reflected our personalities, interests and love for one another. Our guests came from a variety of cultures and religions, but Katrina was able to share our story in a way that each of them could relate, even thought it was unique and non-traditional. She spent time getting to know both of us and helped walk us thru every step of the ceremony. We are so please that we chose her and would highly recommend her.
Katrina did an amazing job! We were planning our wedding from a distance and she helped us throughout the whole process via both Skype and email. We wanted to write the ceremony ourselves and Katrina helped guide us in crafting a ceremony that was well-written, cohesive, and also unique and special to us (incorporating both English and Spanish as well as Jewish elements). We would highly recommend her!
Katrina was the perfect choice for our June wedding. We met with her almost a year ago, and found her so personable and relatable. We then sat down with her a few months before the wedding to go over our ceremony. We talked about what we loved about each other, how we grew together etc. We though she was taking notes the whole time, but at the end she asked if we wanted to hear it. She read us the most beautiful, personal, and touching ceremony that she wrote right there on the spot! The day of the wedding, Katrina came early and prepared. Not only did she have copies of our vows, but tissues folded perfectly sticking out of her portfolio for us to use as needed during ceremony. She delivered a beautiful and eloquent ceremony. Our family and friends are still raving over how personalized and unique the ceremony was. Katrina was a breeze to work with. She offered guidance and advice without being pushy or bossy. She was flexible when I decided that I wanted to change our reading. Overall, I can absolute say that Katrina is the best and truly loves what she does. Words can't express how thankful we were to have her as a part of our wedding. We will cherish our ceremony for the rest of our lives. Thank you Katrina!
My wife and I connected with Katrina about 11 months before our wedding. We met with her face to face so she could get to know us as a couple and explain to us how the ceremony creation process works. We instantly resonated with her kindness, warmth, and insight into marriage and life in general. We worked through the ceremony creation process and she was always available for help when we had questions. We met a few weeks before the wedding so she could put everything together and write our story. Her ability to take the words that we spoke about each other and translate them into such a beautiful ceremony was astonishing. It was as if a poet was writing the emotions directly from your heart. We didn't have a day of coordinator but Katrina was able to run the rehearsal and ceremony with exceptional efficiency and professionalism. Not only was Katrina a wonderful officiant, we feel like we gained a true friend after going through the ceremony creation process.
Katrina is absolutely amazing! My husband and I were thrilled with the personal ceremony she created for us. We had full control of the construction of the ceremony, and she provided the best help and guidance throughout the process. The ceremony she helped create brought us to tears- it was absolutely perfect. She has an amazing heart and soul that she puts into her work, and it shows! The day of the wedding, she was on time and very calm (while I was not). She made sure everything went smoothly prior to the ceremony and helped my husband and I calmly get where we needed to be. We opted out of a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, and Katrina stepped up to the plate and took on that role for us on the day of our wedding. She is a wonderful person that made our special day so memorable and unique. After the wedding, she handled the marriage license and sent us a personalized anniversary ceremony. She is truly a wonderful person to work with and we wouldn't change our ceremony one bit. It was so perfect and special, and she was the one to help us and guide us to create something so memorable.
I can't say enough amazing things about Katrina. Firstly, she is extremely well organized and responsive to your emails. She helped guide us throughout the entire process and helped us create a ceremony that suited us perfectly. Her work is absolutely amazing and she is an incredible person to work with. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a beautiful ceremony that is unique and personal :)
Katrina was amazing! We honestly could not have found a better officiant for our wedding. She made everyone very comfortable and the ceremony went so smoothly! She was everything we could of hoped for. The process to create our ceremony with her was fun and easy. She really got to know who we are and built our story and ceremony beautifully. I would suggest her to anyone looking for her services. She is great!!
Katrina was so wonderful! She was a calming presence on the wedding day and performed such a wonderful ceremony! She fit right in with our families and was extremely accommodating of our ideas and wishes on the wedding day.
After looking for officiants for some time, we get to contact Katrina, I'm not gonna lie we were soo worry about the ceremony. My now husband and I don't really like weddings or the ceremonies, most of the time half way we start feeling bored, and every time ends on the same thing wedding after wedding.... It was very important for us to have a ceremony that really defined us and expressed our feelings, committed, happiness, it was super important for us to have a ceremony were the people who share this day with us could actually feel the love we have to each other, without passing out lol Katrina did this and much more, Im still amazed by how much people has come to us to let us know how touch full, mean full, funny and cool was our wedding ceremony. Katrina did an outstanding job there's no way I couldn't ever think on better words, she was able to understand our personalities and characters right away, I did sent her some ideas and she put everything together on no time and was soo much better than anything my husband and I could do. Everything was soo personal and meanfull, everything was perfect I recommend her to 100%, we can't thank her enough for everything she did.
My husband I were from Houston and our wedding was in Austin. I met with Katrina once after making my selection on an officiant. Let me just say, Katrina was phenomenal! She made the whole process a piece of cake. During our rehearsal, I had guests who actually thought she was our wedding planner. To their surprise, she wasn't. They thought that because Katrina went above and beyond her duties as an officiant. I would recommend Katrina to EVERYONE. Do you want a flawless wedding? She's #1 in the industry, so save yourself some time and pick her. :)
I'm so glad Katrina performed our marriage. I grew up religious, but my husband and I do not belong to a church so I was worried about finding an officiant who could balance the formality I'm accustomed to with what we're really like. Katrina found a way to honor my upbringing and family while creating a ceremony that was totally personalized to us. I feel like our wedding was sacred without being stuffy, and many of our guests commented on how "us" it was. Working with Katrina was so easy and I felt relaxed knowing she was at the helm of our ceremony, guiding us into marriage with kind confidence.
Katrina was amazing! She was super flexible with our time availability and was able to Skype with us when we were out of the country. She took the time to really get to know our story and create a beautiful ceremony that truly represented us. We loved how unique she made our ceremony, and the guests even came up to us afterwards to tell us that that was the loveliest they'd heard. She was friendly and helpful even when things didn't go as planned. For example, when we had to order pizza because our catering order got messed up, she even carried the pizza in right before we were supposed to walk down the isle! She made us laugh and feel that there was nothing to worry about. I'm so glad Katrina married us, and we wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Hopefully she's available for our 10th wedding anniversary when we renew our vows!!
Katrina is amazing. She made us feel comfortable from the very beginning. Throughout the whole process, it felt as though we were communicating with a long-time friend. She eased us through the process and put together a beautiful personalized ceremony. Our guests still talk about it!
Katrina was amazing! My wife and I were concerned because we are pretty shy, and we were concerned about standing in front of everyone at our wedding, but Katrina's personality and relaxed manner made us feel very comfortable. She, in addition to our photographer (Peary Photography), made the ceremony go extremely smooth. They knew where to go and the order based on what we had a greed on, and even reminded us to have our rings at hand (which you wouldn't think, but it's very easy to forget). Our wedding felt intimate and very "us" because of how personal her ceremony construction process is. Though we met only on the day of the ceremony because we live in a different city, putting together our ceremony was easy as Katrina gives very specific instructions so that you get what you want. It was so wonderful that we both nearly cried.
Katrina was all I could have asked for in an officiant. She took time talking to us about the writing process, provided us with several options for readings and rituals, and really made the ceremony personal to us. I would recommend her to anyone, no matter what kind of wedding you want!
From the first meeting with Katrina, we knew she was the perfect person to officiate our wedding. It felt like she already knew us and what kind of couple we are. We wanted a more unconventional type of wedding service, not super traditional or religious. She made amazing suggestions and was there to help us with writing the ceremony every step of the way. She even suggested a few things that neither my husband or I had ever heard of before which made our ceremony feel more special and unique to us. Our families are a little on the religious side and Katrina was able to word and deliver the service in such a meaningful and personal way that no one even noticed the absence of a prayer or even the traditional exchanging of vows. There wasn't a dry eye in the house and our families couldn't stop raving about Katrina all through the next day. Katrina, we can't thank you enough for being such an important part of our big day <3
One of the best decisions we made for our wedding was selecting Katrina as our officiant. We had other officiant appointments, but after meeting her, we cancelled them as we could tell she was the right choice. She was very professional yet also very personable. She was extremely organized throughout the process and we were confident that this was one thing that we didn't need to worry about when there are so many things to be planning. We we're able to communicate via email as we revised the ceremony script (she had a ton of ideas for us as well), and it was resolved in plenty of time before the ceremony. She showed up early and was the cool, calming voice throughout the ceremony. Her presence really added to the specialness of the day. We had thought about asking a friend to be the officiant, but after having gone through the process, it would have been too big of a task to ask someone to do. Your wedding is about the couple, you want someone who can make it less stressful and a more magical, and Katrina is that person. I can't recommend her any more highly!
Meet The Owner
Katrina S. Baecht
I am a teacher, writer, thinker, reader, wife, sister, daughter, friend, dancer, vegetarian, dreamer, lazy Buddhist, bird-watcher, fire-spinner, gardener, improv-performer, and lover of life. In addition to officiating weddings all over Austin and the Great Hill Country area, I teach at St. Edward's University. My basic view of the world could be summed up thusly: Be good to each other. Help one another. Forgive one another. Love one another.