About Katherine Barr
Katherine Barr is a wedding officiant and licensed couples therapist located in Montreal. She truly believes in the power of relationships and the strenght of commitment.She is acknowledged as a generous, warm, joyful and caring celebrant. Working together with the couple, she creates unique ceremonies with them, ceremonies which reflects the couples values and personnalities. She also handles all the paper work and legal process of the marriage ceremony.She makes it a priority to get to know and help her clients feel heard and reassured throughout the wedding ceremony planning process because she believes that couples should feel completely comfortable and have a certain connection with their officiant.
Katherine offers a first hour meeting so you may get to know her and have a first contact to talk about your vision of your ceremony and specific needs for that day.If you decide to use her services she then offers unlimited meetings and works together with you and your partner to create and plan the perfect ceremony. With respect, generosity and simplicity she will guide you through the entire process. She also arrives 30 minutes before the ceremony in order to have time to meet with your friends and family and help prepare the last details.
Katherine provides services for religious, non-religious, interfaith, and intersex weddings. It is important for her that your ceremony be reflective of who you are as individuals and as a couple , and so she is encouraging of your vision and needs while also offering to you her ideas, suggestions and expertise. Her goal is that you feel that your ceremony is a perfect reflection of who you are.
She also offers couples counselling and communication workshops for couples in french and english in Montreal and on Skype.
She officiates for weddings at any venue, including hotels, , manors, museums, house weddings and more.
It is with great humility and joy in her heart that she will have the honor of marrying you on your special day !
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Frank Melios · Married on 15/12/2018
Exceptional! Thank you doesn't even begin to express our gratitude.
We could not picture our wedding day without Katherine. She was WONDERFUL. Katherine is kind, warm, thoughtful, attentive and made us feel at ease from the very first moment we met.Sent on 18/12/2018
It felt like we'd known her for years, and ALL, and I mean ALL of our guests commented about what a incredible, heartfelt and fantastic job she did and how she made them all feel comfortable, welcome and included.
On top of her warm demeanor, Katherine has a creative soul, and regularly encouraged us to make our ceremony unique and our own. The end result was magical.
She will forever be in our hearts.
We can't recommend her enough!
Frank & Nick
Tamara Paice · Married on 28/07/2018
Thank you Katherine!
Words cannot describe the crucial role that Katherine played in making our wedding day so perfect. We found Katherine via this site and after just one meeting we knew that we wanted her to be our officiant as we felt an instant connection. Katherine has a calm and gentle demeanor, and truly cared to get to know us. She was extremely easy to deal with throughout the process, and took our ideas and suggestions and made our dream ceremony. The recommendations go beyond us as well, as numerous family and friends are still commenting over a month later about how amazing Katherine was at capturing our love and helping to make our ceremony unique. Many people were surprised that we had just met, as Katherine made us and everyone around us feel like she knew us for many years.
Katherine, you are very special to us and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You brought so much joy to our day and we will forever be grateful to you. Thank you so much!!!!
William & Tamara CroweSent on 04/09/2018
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Tracy Smith and Thierry Goldschlager · Married on 21/06/2018
The most genuine and warm celebrant
Dear Katherine,Sent on 29/06/2018
We are so grateful for all of the love, warmth and beauty you brought to our ceremony with both your heartfelt words and kind soul. We were so incredibly touched by the care you took and the warmth with which you delivered our ceremony. It exceeded our expectations even though we knew you would do a beautiful job. I’m sure our smiles and tears on the day can communicate better than any words I could choose just how happy and touched we were by the whole experience. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Our guests also commented on what an amazing, open and warm celebrant we had chosen. Some even asked for your coordinates so that they could thank you properly. We feel incredibly blessed to have had you marry us. When we met you it felt right instantly and we feel like our ceremony felt exactly like us. People said the love coming from everyone was palpable and you helped to create that. Many said it was the best wedding they had ever been too and many also said that your wonderful words about love made them think about and reconnect with their own love and commitments. Thank you.
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Vanessa and Dov · Married on 04/09/2016
Katherine was able to bring so much Joy and symbolism to our ceremony. She quoted us perfectly, with lots of humour and explained cultural symbolic items in a very comprehensive and accurate way. She gathered information from both of us in our meetings and used this infused with her sense of humour in a very natural way that was pertinent to our personalities. She married us twice ( the signing and the ceremony) and both times she was excellent. I highly recommend her as she is very talented and passionate about this. We could not have had anyone better for our spiritual wedding. Our guests were also very impressed with her.
Sent on 16/10/2016
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Anne-Olivia · Married on 09/08/2018
thank you for making our day so special
There are not enough works to express our gratitude.Sent on 22/10/2018
From our very first meeting we know we had found the right person for us. We immediately felt like Katherine understood us . She was reassuring and warm and so open, it was full of emotions from the get go.
The rest of the process was the same. Katherine is extremely easy to talk to, she is such a kind person. We felt absolutely comfortable with her, asking questions and designing a ceremony that was true to us.
On the day Katherine delivered the most amazing ceremony we could have imagined and absolutely surpassed our expectations ! She beautifully integrated both our faiths, our families as well as our 50 guests... and did so in both French and English !
It felt like we were married by someone who knew us and that's what made all the difference. You can tel just how much Katherine cares about what she does. Every single one of our guests raved about a very touching, joyful ( and tearful) ceremony. Everything was perfect thanks to Katherine's empathy, kindness and sense of humor.
Thank you so much Katherine for the beautiful memory we will cherish forever. You are a wonderful person and will always be a part of our lives.
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