Rev. Genevieve Saenz, MA

expressive artist and ordained interfaith minister


Celebrant Services

A celebrant creates & performs Ceremonies for secular & spiritual clients.

I am one of the only celebrants practicing in Austin who has so much experience and does so much!

I am one of the only celebrants practicing in Austin who has so much experience and does so much!

Beyond the basics of show up and “read a thing”. I work intimately with my clients to create and officiate original:

weddings
vow renewals
house/office blessings

pet blessings
naming ceremonies
memorial services
divorce/separation ceremonies
coming of age rituals
celebration of life ceremonies
christenings
mother to be blessings
and many others!


This is the work I love!

When in the role of celebrant, I think of my self as a counselor, artesian, hostess, and performer.

First, I use my counseling and coaching skills to collect information about the tone and intention.


Then, I creatively weave together a unique ceremony for the client.


Finally, I pull out my inner emcee and lead the event with a gentle charisma.


Ask my clients, I invoke joy and peace in any occasion!
My work is calling everyone in to the moment and holding the magic; so that you can be fully present for your own ceremony.

“You were 100% the right officiant for us. Thank you.” -Meg, Austin

“You were 100% the right officiant for us. Thank you.” -Meg, Austin

"My husband and I were really worried about pleasing his family, while staying true to ourselves at the same time. We met with Genevieve, and she created a ceremony so perfect, that I wouldn't have noticed if everything else had gone wrong." -Jade, Austin

"That was SO WONDERFUL! YOU, my dear. I loved the flow of our blessing ritual, your intuitive guidance, and heartfelt Loving Kindness. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for blessing our new space." -Billy, Austin

"Genevieve helped friends grieve, breathe, and remain true to our friend as we planned everything together. There's something very soothing about her voice that carried through the planning stage with a small group and into officiating in front of a large crowd. Genevieve didn't steal the show but her presence remains with you afterwards. You know it wouldn't have been the same without her guidance and support." -Diana, Austin

"After 30 years of marriage, sometime it's difficult to remember all the things we mean to each other. Your ceremony to renew our wedding vows was inspired. Thank you, Genevieve." -Lee, Houston


Weddings and Vow Renewals

AT THE TOUCH OF LOVE, EVERYONE BECOMES A POET. -PLATO

Congratulations. This is a day all about your personal love story.  How will you tell it? What will you say? What joy and journey starts today? There is an art to making beautiful weddings, but the more important art is developing a beautiful marriage. 

Be Present and Prepared for "I Do".

Not sure if a celebrant is right for your wedding? Read 5 Reasons to Hire a Celebrant and figure out what a celebrant can offer.

*$480 - $700

  • 80 min expressive arts ceremony design session

  • 50 min Gottman based pre-marital counseling sessions

  • Original ceremony script and online editing

  • Travel within a 25 Mile radius of 78703 zip code

  • 45 min rehearsal with unlimited number of participants

  • Coordination with other wedding vendors as needed

  • Pre-ceremony emotional/spiritual support

  • Expert officiation of event and official signature on legal documents

*Price based on services provided

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 Ceremony Crafting Resources

Are you performing a ceremony for a friend? Trying to write the perfect vows or ceremony for yourself? Get support in your process with a ceremony design session.

I use the skills I have developed over the past decade of writing and performing weddings and vow renewals to help you craft a bespoke ceremony of your own.

Ceremony Design Sessions last 90min and can be done in person or online. After the design session you will have everything you need to write the ceremony on your own.

$150

Planning your own wedding ceremony can be overwhelming.
The following resources were developed by Genevieve Saenz and are offered for your use in your own ceremony planing. Feel free to use them at no cost to plan your event.
Many blessings in your life together!


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House or Office Blessings

If you have a new space or need to reclaim a place that is starting to feel stagnant or stuck, consider warming it with a ceremony of your own design. Your words, your objects, your power.
Starts at $180

  • travel within a 25 mile radius of 78723 zip

  • 30 min pre-ceremony design session on day of

  • Facilitation of a unique house or office blessing ceremony

  • Use of art supplies and ceremonial objects


Mother To Be Blessing

(Great idea for Baby Showers!!)

Starts at $180

  • travel within a 25 mile radius of austin city center

  • 30 min pre-ceremony design session on day of

  • Facilitation of a unique mother-to-be blessing ceremony

  • Use of art supplies and ceremonial objects

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Naming  or Welcoming Ceremonies

Starts at $180

  • travel within a 25 mile radius of Austin city center

  • 30 min pre-ceremony design session on day of

  • Facilitation of naming or welcoming ceremony 

  • Use of art supplies and ceremonial objects


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Separation and Divorce Honorings

Please consider honoring this time with a unique (and much needed) sacrament. It can be done as a private ritual designed just for you, something you do with your ex, or something done with a group of loved ones.

Starts at $180

  • travel within a 25 mile radius of Austin city center

  • 30 min pre-ceremony design session on day of

  • Facilitation of ceremony 

  • Use of art supplies and ceremonial objects


Memorial and Grief Services

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Memorial and funeral rates vary based on size, needs, and location. The typical service fee is between 200 and 600 dollars. Please get in touch directly to learn more and chat about your needs. 512-436-3843 or passagewayarts@gmail.com



Celebrant Events and Workshops

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Holiday Arts Workshops

The Holiday Arts workshops at Halloween, Thanksgiving, New Years, and Valentine’s Day, etc. offer an opportunity to drop deeper into the holiday experience through craft, art, community, and ritual. These events are co-hosted with local artisan, Amber Lackey and are open to friends, family, and celebrant clients. Look for more info in seasonal newsletters

ImPROV For GROWTH

The Improv for Growth series is co-led by seasoned improv teacher, Jessica Arjet. Join us for classes filled with playful and joyful improv exercises that generate a nurturing environment for personal growth. Learn how to cultivate your creative spirit so you can flourish as both an improviser and as a person.