Kim Kirkley is a renown wedding officiant and ordained minister in New York City. Her dedication to her work and genuine investment in your wedding will transform your ceremony into a living work of art. When you choose Kim Kirkley, your guests won't be waiting for the ceremony to end and the reception to start. Her weddings steal the show and exemplify the power of love as you celebrate this milestone and cross over into married life.
In addition to her status as an ordained minister, Kim Kirkley has been a successful actor, life coach and former LGBT civil rights attorney. She was a past president of her Toastmasters club, making Kim a practiced public speaker. She has also written six books, making her a leading authority on ritual, meaning, and personal success. Kim was an instructor with the Celebrant Foundation and Institute, which helped her to improve and gain deeper understanding of wedding ritual and ceremony.
Kim Kirkley performs wedding for all couples, including religious and secular ceremonies, cultural ceremonies and LGBT weddings. As a proud member of the LGBT community and former civil rights attorney, she advocates for everyone’s right to their special day (and not just a trip to City Hall). Kirkley developed the Elegant Authentic Ceremony Creation™ system to create love-based (not tradition-based) ceremonies that fit each individual’s and couple’s needs, ensuring your wedding is unique as you are.
74 Reviews for Our Elegant Ceremony
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Eric · Married on 02/05/2021
Kim was an Amazing Officiant
Kim was an amazingly kind and thoughtful officiant. She took care to craft a ceremony with us that centered our blended family and affirmed us culturally, all high priorities. She also was very clear and flexible with the changes we desired to keep our ceremony safe during quarantine. Overall, we can't say enough how happy we were that Kim was our officiant, we don't think anyone else would regret the choice either.Sent on 06/21/2021
Our Elegant Ceremony's reply:Thank you so much for your review, Eric. Getting to know you and Jasmine and delivering your love story wedding ceremony was an honor!
Sable A. · Married on 09/24/2019
Completely personalized, intimate, joyful and sweet!
Kim Kirkley was so amazing. She took the time to get to know our love story and masterfully, artistically, and romantically infused that story into our ceremony. The first time we read what she created we were close to tears. We were in shock that someone who was not us could capture the essence of us so beautifully. Our wedding guests were floored and honored that we invited them into the story of us through our ceremony. During the ceremony they laughed, cried, sighed, and were astonished to find out that it wasn't written by us or by someone who had known us throughout the entire journey of our relationship. However, we were proud to say that it was all Kim Kirkley.Sent on 09/25/2020
If you want a ceremony that feels intimate, joyful, honest, sweet, and sets the stage for your entire day, then Kim Kirkley should be your top choice.
Chrishana · Married on 07/07/2019
Kim officiated our wedding on 7/7/19 in Brooklyn and she exceeded our expectations! We booked Kim very early on in our planning process and from our initial conversation/consultation to going through drafts of the ceremony, she was a consummate professional. She listened to us and centered us and our love, never assumed or thought her ideas were the best and only ways. Our ceremony accurately reflected our love, personalities, interests, and passions. She captured and narrated our love story so beautifully. People laughed, cried, and nodded in agreement during the ceremony. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Kim's beautiful, yet commanding voice. We highly recommend Kim, without any reservations!Sent on 08/10/2019
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I've worked with Kim on countless weddings since our first one in 2005. She brings to each couple her keen sense of awareness that is essential when creating a unique ceremony. She is personable, warm, insightful and kind. Every couple that we've worked with together has felt blessed to have had their ceremony created by Kim.
Kim is an amazing and a wonderful Celebrant. Anyone who chooses Kim to officiate at their ceremony will not be disappointed. Kim introduced me to the Celebrant Profession and I am so greatful!