My daughter & I met Rev. Kathi Brinkman at the Wonderful World of Weddings 2005. What attracted us to her was her brimming enthusiasm and her willingness to perform a ceremony at any site. At that point we only knew the wedding would be outdoors.
The wedding rehearsal was held at our home. When Kathi arrived the members of the wedding party had divided themselves by family into various rooms. Although Kathi had previously only had contact with my daughter, Kate, she greeted everyone as if they were all dear friends. By the time we walked through the rehearsal she had everyone laughing and the ice was broken.
For the ceremony she had given my daughter a selection of services that she has used in the past. Kate was able to customize the service to selections that fit exactly what she and her fiance wanted to say. I remember thinking as I listened to Kathi speak during the actual ceremony that her words described marriage, commitment and love perfectly.
The wedding was held in a park on July 10th, 2005. Kathi's last minute instructions helped everyone remember his/her part. Kathi's cheerful comments gave the young ring bearer the confidence to stand in front of a crowd. Her remarks to wedding guests made them feel they too, were a part of the celebration.
Recently I discussed the wedding with a family friend and her comment summed it up. She said she remembers more than any other detail how much love was apparent. I believe Kathi's cheerful, relaxed guidance helped us achieve the celebration we wanted.