“ I thank You God for most this amazing day…
I who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday;
this is the birthday of life and of love and wings:
and of the gay great happening illimitably earth
now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened.”
- E.E. Cummings
Your wedding has the potential to be the greatest day of your life.
Choosing a minister who connects with your personal spirituality adds a depth of meaning and quality to your ceremony.
My intention is to help couples create ceremonies that are unlike any other.
The only parameters I work with are your personal and creative instincts and desires. I understand the importance of creating wedding ceremonies that are individually tailored, personally meaningful and spiritually robust and magnificent!
HOW TO GET STARTED
Email me and I will send you my Questionnaire.
Complete the questionnaire and email it back to me.
I will contact you to arrange an initial meeting.
We will meet an average of two to three times for acquainting and planning.
And then we’ll blow your whole family away!
Lea and Ray
Reverend Kathrine is FANTASTIC!! She projects love and positivity. Kathrine took the time to get to know us, understand our relationship, our values, and what we wanted to capture in our ceremony. She was always there giving us guidance and advice throughout the whole process. She made the day we will alway remember so special!! She shared our vows which was the perfect combination of love and laughter. It was exactly what we wanted! Our family and friends are still talking about what a wonderful job she did!! Thank you Kathrine for everything ❤️
Lindsay and Ethan
Thank you once again for the absolutely lovely job you did in making our wedding celebration a day we will truly never forget. Katherine, your beautiful words surpassed any and all expectations either one of us could have ever dreamed of and we still to this day are receiving comments from guests regarding how heartfelt and simply spectacular the ceremony was from start to finish. You really made the whole thing so perfectly "us" and transformed our very vague, nondescript vision into a stunning celebration of our love for one another.
Vanessa and Steve
Not being practicing Catholics when it came time to get married we were looking for something that would replace the traditional church ceremony, but not lack in beauty and spirituality. We found Katherine through our wedding planner and completely fell in love with everything she had to offer. We had the most beautiful ceremony that really talked about our love for each other and brought in so many beautiful elements of religions and traditions. We burned sage, called upon the directions, and included our wedding party with the four elements (earth, water, air, and fire). The words Katherine read about us to each other made each of us cry. The beautiful words she offered us made our families cry. I can’t tell you how many people came up to us and told us it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever witnessed. We thank Katherine for being there and for making our wedding ceremony the best part of our wedding, not saying the party wasn’t awesome afterwards, but the most important part of getting married turned out to be not only our most favorite and memorable part, but our guest as well.
Bobby and Laura
Dear Katherine, Thank you so much for officiating our wedding ceremony. You went above and beyond what we could have even hoped for. It was not just perfect for us, but for the church and all its members to see the wonderful fruits of Christian unity. Many expressed their wonder at the beauty of your words and I know all were blessed by them. With love, Bobby and Laura
Roberta & Charles
When Charles and I met Katherine Silvan, we knew we had found a skillful and talented preacher and an extraordinary woman. Katherine took to the time to get to know both of us and help us identify (and in some cases discover) what was important for us to honor and acknowledge during the ceremony that accompanied our sacred union. Charles and I had a wedding ceremony filled with a powerful joy because of Katherine’s ability to gather our love for each other (and the friends and community we have built) and speak to its truth, strength and beauty. The kindness, good humor and exultation of spirit that Katherine brought to our wedding day are gifts for which we will forever be grateful.
Kate & Tareq
Katherine came into our lives at the perfect time. My husband and I faced the challenge of planning an interfaith ceremony with two officiants which proved to be very challenging. Katherine was extremely accommodating and patient with us throughout this process, as we were uncertain how to proceed with these arrangements. She worked with us every step of the way to make sure every aspect of the ceremony was exactly how we wanted it while respecting both religions and offering spiritual guidance along the way. She put in extra time to advise and support us during this planning time. She really got to know my husband and I, and she was able to personalize the ceremony making it very special and genuine. Her wise words will continue to live on with us throughout our lives, and we are both so grateful we had and continue to have the opportunity to work with her.
Hillary & Chris
Katherine has been a huge part of some of the most significant events in our lives. She married my husband and I in the Fall of 2010. It was a beautiful, spiritual and very awesome wedding. Katherine has the ability to perform such a heart-felt ceremony and most importantly one that perfectly reflected Chris and I in every way! We were also lucky enough to have our children, Sawyer & Isabelle honored& blessed in two very unique Baby Blessing's. Her gift for ceremony, ritual and connecting people together is really awesome!
Dan & Suzanne
I found a wonderful email from my dear friend, Tom Behr, sent shortly after the wedding. His words sum up what we experienced and what we heard from others; "I’ve attended, and performed at more weddings than I can recall, but nothing touches the deep love and spirituality Rev. Silvan contributed to the service. Most ministers bring themselves to a wedding (if that…). She brought God’s love."
Thanks and Love
Debbie and Betty
Katherine presided over our wedding in 2013 at Christmas time.
With her help and guidance, it was a lovely and intimate ceremony.
She made our wedding personal and meaningful to us.
It was our special day and Katherine made us feel just that way - special.
Lisa Claire Karmen
Katherine Silvan, presided over our wedding ceremony in October of 2003. She brought grace and spirituality to the occasion as well as friendship, understanding, and unswerving support. Katherine helped us create a magical and unforgettable ceremony... she also kept us calm and centered when things got emotional or hectic as the wedding day approached. She was a joy to work with as she listens with her whole being and gives of her whole heart. Our wedding would not have been the amazing and unique event that it was if it were not for Katherine's guidance, love, and grounded presence. I highly recommend Katherine Silvan as your Minister.
Cynthia and Rick Quintanal
Thank you so much for your generous gift of officiating at our wedding. We so appreciated all the time and thought you put into attuning the ceremony to fit our wishes and our spirits! You are amazing, all of your questions really helped keep us focused on our intentions. We love you.
Crista & Mike
Attached are some pictures of our wedding at Talmadge Hill Community Church and some comments made by our guests. Mike and I want to thank you for making our wedding ceremony beautiful... Many of my guests commented on how well you were able to make our ceremony about ‘us’ and our ‘love’.
Our wedding ceremony set the tone for the entire wedding. It was all about our love and commitment to each other and the relationship we continue to build
Katherine was able to reach out to all of the guests and make them feel apart of it
It was joyous,intimate, funny and most of all uplifting
It was very personal, all about who we are.
Dani and Justin
Thank you so much for such a wonderful ceremony! Everyone loved it. It was exactly what we were looking for. We are so glad to have met you and gotten to work with you on this, we thank you so much!