Kezia Bacon became a Certified Lifecycle Celebrant because she loves helping people honor and celebrate the milestones in their lives. She has extensive training in writing and performing creative, meaningful, personalized ceremonies, with a specialty in weddings. Kezia was certified by the Celebrant Foundation & Institute in 2010, and earned her licensure as a Massachusetts wedding officiant and non-denominational minister. She officiates weddings across all of Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the North Shore, the South Shore and South Coast, Cape Cod and Central Massachusetts, and throughout New England.
Kezia says, "My goal is to create a ceremony that is relevant to you, a ceremony that truly reflects who you are. It's all about what you want, what suits you, what represents your beliefs and values -- whether it's formal or informal; traditional, alternative or multicultural; religious, secular, interfaith, or spiritual-but-not-religious. We work together to make it happen. And there are no surprises. You get to sign off on every single word."
For weddings ceremonies, Kezia offers several different types/lengths. Her standard Custom Personalized Ceremony is 30 minutes, but for those working with smaller budgets and/or time constraints, she also offers the Simple Personalized Ceremony (15-20 min) the Quick Ceremony (5-10 minutes) and even a Simple License Signing (2 minutes). Please inquire about rates, as they vary considerably. Local beach weddings are most often "Simple" or "Quick."
Telling a couple's love story - it's Kezia's favorite thing about performing wedding ceremonies. It brings everyone in the room together, and makes them feel closer to the couple. And the story is so important - it's what the couple has already been telling their friends and families, the one that will be passed down through the generations.
As a professional writer, Kezia has extensive experience putting words together and making them flow. As a Kripalu yoga teacher, she brings a much-welcomed sense of calm to the sometimes unsettling process of planning a wedding. She is also available for Vow Renewals, Baby Blessings and Child Welcoming Ceremonies.
Kezia (pronounced Kee-za) lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts with her 11-year-old son. She is an avid fan of music, film and literature, and spends as much time as she can outdoors.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Katelyn · Married on 08/07/2015
Hiring Kezia to officiate our wedding was easily the best decision we made throughout the entire process. We're not particularly religious, but still wanted a meaningful ceremony and had no idea where to start. From the beginning we felt significantly more comfortable with Kezia than with other officiants that we had talked with. We also had the opportunity to meet her in person and talk through the process before officially hiring her, which added to our comfort. She made the overall process really easy and straightforward. We each answered a number of questions about our relationship and she gave us a ton of readings and vow options to choose from. We also picked a few rituals to add to the ceremony to make it really unique to us. Based on our answers, she put together an amazing ceremony that truly told the story of our lives together. We got a ton of compliments on the ceremony and it was the perfect fit for us as a couple and a great way to kick off our lives together. She was incredibly responsive leading up to the wedding and helped coordinate the ceremony with our other vendors as well. We had an amazing ceremony almost entirely because of her.
Gerard · Married on 09/02/2018
Kezia officiated my wife and I's wedding 9/2/18 in Boston. She did a fantastic job. We had 66 family members and close friends attend our wedding and everyone came up to us after the ceremony and shared what a fantastic job Kezia did. We met Kezia close to two years ago and from the moment meeting her we believed she was a perfect fit. She was very responsive to emails, had a very good timeline that she kept my wife and I too. She was helpful when we chose to write our own vows as well. She went above and beyond with instructions since we've been married on how to change our last name, getting a certified copy of marriage license etc. Kezia made our wedding day very special, I would recommend her to everyone.
Kerry · Married on 08/18/2018
My husband Elliot and I could not have chosen a better person to marry us than Kezia!! We are so happy that we worked with Kezia – she did a wonderful job and numerous people have told us that it was the best and most touching wedding ceremony they have ever been to.
Elliot and I are not religious but we wanted a personalized and meaningful ceremony. Kezia worked with us to get to know our story and understand our relationship. She put together a beautiful script about our love story that she read on our wedding day. Writing this script was a collaborative process - Kezia asked us a number of questions that made it easy for us to share details that would make our ceremony unique and personal. She then created a draft that we were able to edit as many times as we wanted before it was finalized.
Getting married also requires decisions about readings and music, choices around ceremony structure, as well as legal forms that need to be submitted. Kezia is incredibly organized and patient and walked us through every step of this process. With so many other things to manage with planning a wedding, it was so comforting to know that Kezia was on top of every one of these details. She helped us to make different decisions along the way and sent us reminders to make sure everything was completed on time.
Also – I should mention that our wedding was on Cape Cod – I was nervous with every vendor I booked that was located off the Cape as summer traffic can be very bad. I did not have to worry about this with Kezia whatsoever. She was early to both our rehearsal and our wedding, organized and ready to go. The day of the wedding she sent me a text once she was on the Cape (several hours early) so that I would not have to worry.
I absolutely recommend working with Kezia, she is the best!
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I worked with Kezia at Diana and Aseem's recent wedding and she did a fantastic job officiating their ceremony. She has a warm, positive and genuine personality which really set the tone for their ceremony.