The queer, feminist, cosplay-loving, Boston wedding officiant you've been searching for

September 27 2016 | meggyfin
This is Reverend Katherine in her Star Trek finery.
This is Reverend Katherine in her Star Trek finery.

Engaged people of Boston! Are you searching for an officiant who is all kinds of awesome, will embrace you literally and figuratively, and give one amazing wedding ceremony? Then allow me to introduce you to our sponsor Reverend Katherine, who is the freaking coolest. Aside from being a cosplayer, Reverend Katherine is an ordained Christian minister, and self-described as such:

I'm no canned officiant. I'm a queer, feminist, cosplay-loving poet. I'm about crafting the coolest wedding you've ever been to – yours – whatever your and your partner's shape, size, color, gender, quirk, or kink.

Here's Reverend Katherine being the coolest during a wedding.
Here's Reverend Katherine being the coolest during a wedding.

Reverend Katherine got into the marrying people biz in 2012, when her BFF from her childhood Girl Scout troop said, "I know you're studying to be a minister. Would you maybe want to officiate our wedding?" And a wedding officiating career was born. Since then, she's done it all, from a science-y, stardust wedding for rocket scientists to a dinosaur-themed wedding at the La Brea Tar Pits. (See, I told you she was the coolest.)

This is how Reverend Katherine gets down when she's officiating a dinosaur wedding in Los Angeles.
This is how Reverend Katherine gets down when she's officiating a dinosaur wedding in Los Angeles.

So… she's an ordained Christian minister, does that mean you have to have a religious ceremony if she officiates? Nope. Or as she put it on her FAQ:

What's the sacred text of your relationship? Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, the Bible, punk rock, Sappho, Star Wars, the Kama Sutra? Whatever is important to you and your spouse-to-be, that's where we will start to craft a meaningful wedding ceremony together.

Religion is in the eye of the beholder. We never have to mention any sort of deity; your wedding will nevertheless be sacred, because you are declaring love to another person. That said, if you want it to be religious, let's talk about what that means to you and your partner. If she's Christian and you're atheist, we can make that work. If he's Jewish and you're Muslim, I read both Hebrew and Arabic. If they're Wiccan — well, I don't know much about that, because it's a mystery. But I'm always happy to learn.

Here she is looking super reverend-y.
Here she is looking super reverend-y.
Reverend Katherine is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide!
We got a cool ordained officiant, who cosplays, and will shape an amazing ceremony to your tastes (religious or not)… she must cost a bazillion dollars. Also nope! Reverend Katherine keeps it budget friendly. Most of her FAQ section addresses why she's so affordable. But it boils down to helping low-income, queer, offbeat, and otherwise awesome couples make a public declaration of their love brings her joy. That said, her fees are also negotiable. (Psst: She's a sucker for people who work for social justice and have been known to take partial payment in chocolates.)

Leave it to a cosplayer to have the perfect outfit for all types of weddings.
Leave it to a cosplayer to have the perfect outfit for all types of weddings.

Clearly, you now see why Reverend Katherine is the coolest. And you totally want her to officiate your wedding, because you are also the coolest. Now what? Schedule an appointment to start crafting your awesome wedding ceremony!

  1. Great article on the awesomeness that is Katie! And. . . her mother did our medieval themed wedding way back in 1994! So you might say she's a second generation Offbeat Wedding Officiant. Katie truly is one of the coolest people I've ever known!

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