Reverend Dupree is an ordained SBNR wedding officiant that creates authentic ceremonies for individuals and couples of all backgrounds and traditions. Be it romantic, spiritual, lighthearted, silly, refined, or unconventional… your ceremony should honor YOU. Let’s make some memories!
Serving All of North Carolina
Hi, I’m Katherine, and I can’t wait to get to know you.
I’m not your typical officiant. When I’m not working with and loving on my incredible clients, I help produce The Monti (themonti.org), a live storytelling event series, where I coach storytellers and get to share my own stories. At the Monti, we understand that authentic, raw, mindful words have the power to make moments and build community. I have seen firsthand how the profane can become profound and how words can transform and connect us.
I apply my work at the Monti to my ceremonies. I work closely with couples to craft authentic moments and create the feelings they want to feel. I enjoy creating moments that draw guests in. I love interweaving moments of laughter with moments that are tender and thought-provoking. I enjoy the process of creation and doing things that have never been done before. But at the end of the day, I believe in creating whatever it is a couple needs and wants for their special day. By the time we’re done working together, my clients feel like my friends and I consider it an honor to help be a steady calming presence for them on the big day.
Couples often ask what my spiritual or religious affiliation is. I consider myself to be Spiritual But Not Religious. I honor all traditions and beliefs, or lack of beliefs. I believe deeply in something bigger than me but I don’t identify with any specific religion or way of thinking. I’m open to exploring as I go, to changing my mind as I learn, to adjusting when needed. But overall, I believe everyone should value their own internal wisdom and that there is beauty in all sorts of perspectives and beliefs.
I chose to get ordained because I believe that everyone can and should benefit from ritual, whether they identify as religious, spiritual, or strictly secular. Rituals are simply activities or gatherings that usher in a new era in our lives or a new feeling. Humans have been involved in rituals since the beginning and I hope to empower people to create and ritualize moments that are meaningful to them.
Weddings of course are one of the most important rituals we go through in our life. And they can be whatever we want or need them to be. They can be fun or silly. They can be solemn. But they should always, always feel authentic.
It is such an honor when a couple lets me in. Lets me really SEE them. In this profession, it’s not uncommon to meet someone for the first time and then have a deep discussion about love and change and vulnerability and spirituality, while exchanging some stories and laughs over a beer. I get to form such beautiful and fun and deep connections. And because I get to know them so well, I get to create ceremonies that are perfect for them.
A few fun facts about me: I am an INFJ, an Aquarius, a yogi, a late blooming queer, an admissibly talented violinist. I am a sucker for travel, the outdoors, a good day planner, pizza, books, bad memes, very small goats and meaningful conversations with kindred spirits. I love travel. I love play. I love emotion. I’m curious about life and in awe of the human experience. And if there’s anything I’m good at, it’s creating the feeling you’re looking for during your special life moments.
“Katherine went above and beyond her job to craft an intimate, meaningful, and curated ceremony for my fiancé and I. We are two queer women and don’t often feel safe or comfortable sharing our relationship with just anyone. She catered to our unique preferences while also adding details that made the experience more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend her services to anyone I know and love!”
— Morgan & Kendyl
A: Since I’m still brand new, I’ve only had one. But it was on The Durham Hotel Rooftop on a beautiful day. Very intimate with only the bride’s parents invited. It felt so quiet and peaceful and right up there above the city.