About

Katrina BaechtAustin Wedding Officiant & Celebrant, Katrina S. Baecht

I am a teacher, writer, thinker, reader, wife, sister, daughter, friend, dancer, vegetarian, dreamer, lazy Buddhist, bird-watcher, fire-spinner, gardener, improv-performer, and lover of life. In addition to officiating weddings all over Austin and the Greater Hill Country area, I teach at St. Edward’s University.  My basic view of the world could be summed up thusly:  Be good to each other. Help one another.  Forgive one another. Love one another.

When my husband and I decided to marry, we discussed what marriage meant to us and what we wanted.  Writing our wedding ceremony was incredibly empowering.  It made me realize I want to share this gift with other couples, which inspired me to become a wedding officiant.  As your celebrant, we will start with some questions that will help you develop and articulate what marriage means to you as a couple.

03_28_2015_ceremony-101One question I frequently get:  “Exactly how is your last name pronounced?”  Good question!  It’s pronounced “Beck” –rhymes with “check.”

I trained with Spike Gillespie of Custom Hitches Weddings, Austin’s beloved wedding officiant.  I am ordained and qualified to perform your wedding.  Native Texan and Austin resident, I perform weddings and commitment ceremonies all over Austin and the greater Hill Country area.  I believe in the power of ceremony & also perform funerals or memorials as requested.