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Ceremonies by Kat

Florida Wedding Officiants

Scatter Joy | Love Equally

Our Story

Ceremonies by Kat began during a very difficult time in my life. I was learning to be single again and was ignorant of the incredible joy awaiting me.

Disillusioned and struggling at a job that was not right for me, I was sick of my dead-end career where I was feeding other people's needs and bank accounts. Within six months, I lost my job, fell madly in love, made my first long-distance move independently, and took a chance on a new relationship and life in the Florida Keys and South Florida.

When I arrived in South Florida, I was greeted by the explosive wedding industry, and quickly learned that being a Wedding Officiant was a perfect fit for my passions and gifts.

  I started my business in 2013 at the age of 53. Since then, I have helped over 1,300 happy couples execute their ideal wedding ceremony.


It has changed my life, bringing joy, confidence, independence, and hope. Through my business, I meet amazing people, truly connect with them, and get the chance to build my skills along the way. Ceremonies By Kat also allows me to care for my health and travel to unique places, all while pouring my heart into my work. 

Among the most valuable aspects of my job is the ability to form a trusting relationship with the couple to ensure their vulnerable moments become beautiful memories. As a professional wedding officiant, the highest compliment sounds like, "You are now like a friend or family member, Kat." Indeed, there are many couples with whom I have stayed close. I even performed a baby blessing a year after marrying a couple!

It is never too late to find your voice and follow your dreams. I have only scratched the surface.

Thank you!

Our Services

Ceremonies by Kat offers a variety of services from weddings and vow renewals to blessings and memorials. 


Meet the Team

Kat started CBK in 2013 as a solo ceremony officiant. She has since grown to a successful team of 5 with an overall combined experience of 30 years.

Flowers from wedding ceremony


"We are so thankful we found Kat in our wedding planning process. We first attempted to ask a family friend to officiate our wedding and quickly discovered that was not the best idea. After that idea fell apart, we tumbled upon Kat! Her inclusivity and playful/friendly vibe are really what drew her to us…   we knew she was going to be the perfect fit.
She helped us so much in the ceremony planning process. We had no clue what to do. Kat walked us through every step, answered our many questions, and even helped us figure out our script. We would have never been legally married without Kat's guidance and assistance.
Kat was also a massive hit at our wedding! Our friends and family LOVED Kat. She fit right in with our group! We can't recommend Kat enough."

Chloe and Mike

Some of the Places 
We've Worked.....

We are proud to have performed our services at such a variety of locations throughout South Florida, including many picturesque and intimate beaches, parks, and private homes.

Check out some of our favorite venues.

Some of Our Favorite Memories


A Message from Kat

"I have been told I have a gift for "getting" people - for knowing how to get to the heart of what they want to say with ease. My goal is to share that gift with you in the form of your ideal ceremony experience. If it is just the two of you on a sailboat, on the beaches of the Florida Coast, in a lush tropical garden setting, rustic barn or in front of two hundred guests at an elegant venue - I will SCATTER JOY for you.

When you are planning an event, especially a destination wedding, there is so much to do. We will put all our vast resources into crafting every detail of your ceremony, including bringing your vision to life, advising you on options, and offering creative writing
and personal touches. We can also keep it “Short and Sweet.”"

Kat Newman

Scatter Joy | Love Equally

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