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Caitlin · Married on 05/25/2017
We asked Mike to officiate our wedding a couple of months ago, and were very grateful that we did. Mike was originally planning to head out of the state during the time of our ceremony, but was willing to rearrange his own travel plans to be able to officiate our ceremony for us. We really appreciated that he went out of his way to help us.Sent on 07/10/2017
Mike is sincere, friendly, and did a great job of catering the ceremony to make it personal and special for us. His ceremony was short but powerful, without being corny or shallow - it was exactly the tone that we wanted. It was money well spent, and we would gladly recommend him to anyone looking for a great officiant!
Bianca · Married on 05/12/2017
Mike was the most amazing officiant. We received so many compliments on how eloquently he spoke. We are from Chicago, yet he took the time to meet with us when we came into town and got to know us and our story so well in such a short time. He was professional, caring and an overall amazing person and officiant. Our ceremony was beautiful and he contributed to such a wonderful wedding ceremony that we will not forget. I would recommend Mike 1,000 times over.Sent on 05/25/2017
Aubrey · Married on 04/22/2017
What advice do we have for those looking for a wedding officiant? You've found him. Mike is so caring, sweet, and genuinely interested in your relationship. The ceremony that he performed was incredible, but we knew that going in as he performed a friend's wedding a few months prior to ours. What we didn't know is how amazing he would be throughout the process - he spoke with us on the phone, met up with us and just talked to REALLY get to know us. Mike - we are so thankful for you!! Love, the Bahramzadeh's!Sent on 05/06/2017
Brandon · Married on 03/19/2017
We could never even have imagined the amount of compliments we would receive from the ceremony and speaking of Mike Kennedy. Almost every single one of our 99 guest came up and expressed their compliments for way Mike ran the ceremony and the beauty in his words. Let me repeat that again because it is not an exaggeration, literally almost every one of our 99 guests personally approached us to tell us it was genuinely the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony they had ever attended. Arizona Grand had a great atmosphere, but Mike ran the show and made it an unforgettable moment that we will never forget!Sent on 04/14/2017
Our wedding Venue (Arizona Grand Resort | Amazing!) recommended Mike as an officiant, our photographers (Drew & Veronica Brashler | Amazing!) recommended Mike, so he was the first we called and now WE RECOMMEND Mike.
Words cannot describe how thankful we are to have had you be apart of our ceremony. It was everything we dreamed of. Thank you again for everything Mike, we truly appreciate it.
Brandon & Dachelle Evans ;)
Jen · Married on 03/18/2017
Rev. Mike Kennedy made our BIG DAY absolutely perfect! My husband and I talked with Mike via phone before an hour sit down so he could get to know us as a couple. Mike made our ceremony personal and one of a kind. He was perfect for us and I would definitely recommend him if you want an even more memorable day!Sent on 04/10/2017
erika grace · Married on 02/19/2017
Thank you, Mike for making our day so special and so PERSONAL. Everyone that recommended you to us was right when they said your ability to make our ceremony feel genuine and unique was a gift. We heard so many comments from our guests saying that they felt like you had known us forever. From the bottom of our hearts we are grateful for your time and willingness to work with us from afar since PHX was a wedding destination for us! Thank you for attending our rehearsal run through and for being so prompt to the ceremony. The organization of your thoughts and desire to understand our story made for every word that was spoken to have such a special meaning to Nelson and me!Sent on 03/20/2017
Debbie · Married on 02/03/2017
Mike did an amazing job on our ceremony. We felt very comfortable from the very beginning. Mike created a beautiful and memorable ceremony. We received several compliments and we would highly recommend Mike.Sent on 02/21/2017
Danielle · Married on 01/28/2017
My husband and I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mike !!!!! He was extremely professional and experienced in his work. He took the time to go through everything in detail, from wedding vows to the ceremony tips and insights, he knows it all and is happy to pass on his expertise to make sure your day goes flawlessly , our ceremony was beautiful and my husband and I both couldn't have been more happier with Mike we were so glad we chose him !Sent on 03/04/2017
Barry · Married on 01/10/2017
The choice of Mike Kennedy to be our wedding officiant was the absolute best choice we could have made! Mike was always so helpful in every way: email/phone communications prior to the wedding, sending us very helpful planning documents, suggesting the absolute best wedding venue for us, and last but not least, leading us through the most beautiful ceremony we could ever have imagined. It was like Mike had known us for a long time, laser-focused into our hearts, our love, our spirituality, and gave us the perfect messages and inspiration we needed to hear. We are ecstatic about the way our ceremony was led by Mike Kennedy, and will be forever grateful to him for making it so very special for us.Sent on 02/04/2017
Eddie · Married on 11/25/2016
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Mike. He performed a very personable and beautiful ceremony. He added personal touches and was able to format it exactly as we had envisioned...it was absolutely perfect! We would not have changed a single thing. It was wonderful and we are beyond happy that we chose him for such a big part of our special day. Not sure how to say thanks enough. Everyone at the ceremony kept talking all night about what a beautiful job he did. There is no doubt that we would absolutely recommend him to anyone.Sent on 11/29/2016
Allie · Married on 11/19/2016
He was absolutely amazing and really took the time to get to know us. You can really tell he loves what he does and loves love! He is very reliable and gave us our dream ceremony!Sent on 12/05/2016
Paula · Married on 11/12/2016
Our ceremony at the Arizona Biltmore was personalized, sincere and beautiful because of Mike. He is extraordinary! Our guests are still commenting about how genuine my daughter's ceremony was because of they way he conducted it from beginning to end. You would have thought he spent every day with Kaytie and Alex. Our friends and family would all give him glowing reviews and HIGHLY recommend him. Thank you so much Mike ~ you are truly wonderful and such a sweet soul. ~ mom of the brideSent on 11/16/2016
Kaytie · Married on 11/12/2016
Mike Kennedy, was without a doubt, one of the best decisions we could have ever made. Our very first meeting with Mike was incredible, he made us feel so comfortable and answered all of our questions. Not being a super religious couple, we were nervous as to how our wedding ceremony would carry out. We were used to attending weddings with deep religious roots, which made us nervous because we didn't know what direction to take our ceremony. However, when we met with Mike, her explained that our ceremony could consist of anything we wanted - he truly believes in personalizing your ceremony to your wants and needs as a couple. After meeting with Mike again, this time closer to our wedding date, we knew our ceremony was going to be unforgettable - little did we know at the time, that was an understatement.Sent on 12/02/2016
Mike not only personalized our ceremony by telling our story but he also managed to move everyone in attendance. All night, we received compliments on our ceremony, all due to Mike and his incredible way of bringing our love to life for all of our friends and family to see and feel. He has a way and rhythm of carrying out the most beautiful ceremony we could have ever hoped for. It will forever be so memorable for both my husband and I but also all our friends and family. He is one in a million.
User6450128 · 2+ years ago
Mike Kennedy is very pleasant to talk with and made us feel comfortable from the first meeting. He gave us great ideas and guidance for our ceremony. His professional and thoughtful comments during the ceremony were above and beyond - he is truly one of a kind. We would enthusiastically recommended him to others looking to hire a wedding officiant.Sent on 11/15/2016
- Bobbie & Nick
Rachel · Married on 11/05/2016
My husband and I were extremely happy with the services provided by Mike as our officiant! He was professional, responsive, kind, caring, and really took the time to get to know us as a couple. By the time our wedding day came around, we felt like we had a friend marrying us rather than a stranger. He made sure our ceremony was exactly what we had imagined, and incorporated personal elements specific to our relationship. We were able to completely trust him to conduct our ceremony, and he did an amazing job! I would absolutely recommend Mike at Arizona Wedding Ceremonies to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!Sent on 11/18/2016
Janea · Married on 10/28/2016
Mike was a wonderful officiant for our wedding. He had officiated a wedding for some of our best friends a few years back so we were very excited to ask him to be a part of our big day. He put together a special and sincere ceremony that was personal to us. We met and booked with him more than a year before our wedding day, and he made us feel so comfortable along the way. He was open to our questions and ideas and offered his expertise based on his extensive experience. We were confident he would deliver on our wedding day and he absolutely did. We asked to include a reading by my husband's sister and a rose ceremony with our mothers and he made it all flow so seamlessly. Several of our guests commented on his ceremony afterwards saying how lovely it was.Sent on 11/10/2016
Christy · Married on 10/21/2016
My husband and I were married at El Chorro on 10/21/16. It was a fairy tale wedding and we cannot express in words how wonderful and amazing Mike was! Mike was attentive, quick to respond, and very accommodating from the first email to our first kiss as husband and wife. He provided different vows, readings, and asked meaningful questions to help us create the perfect ceremony. Many of our family members and friends asked how we met Mike and commented that the ceremony was so personal, heartfelt, and special. We are so grateful for Mike and have a special place for him in our hearts.Sent on 11/02/2016
Lorena · Married on 10/16/2016
Our ceremony was way on the top of what we were expecting, everything was so special, we asked him to made it kind of religious, and it was beautiful, his words were kind, sincere, and full of love. Mike took the time to know us, even when we are from out of town, and his questioner was more than enough for him to made it special and talk about how my husband and I relationship is.Sent on 11/02/2016
We highly recommend Mike for your special day. He will make it special, he will make it unforgiven.
Thank you Mike!!
God bless you!!
From Mike and Lorena Zuloaga
Ashley · Married on 10/15/2016
When deciding on vendors for our wedding, choosing an officiant was one of the easiest choses I made! I had the pleasure of working with Mike many times, so I knew he would be the perfect choice to officiate our ceremony! He went out of his way to meet and get to know us in order to ensure our ceremony would be unique and specifically for us. My family and friends were so impressed and said our ceremony was one of the best they have ever been to! Mike exceeded our expectations and I would recommend him over and over again!Sent on 11/10/2016
User6502780 · 2+ years ago
We selected Mike as our officiant for our May 12 wedding and we are so happy we did! He was incredibly responsive, professional and created the most beautiful ceremony for our event. We received so many comments from our guests at how moved they were by our ceremony. It was perfect! We highly recommend Mike for your wedding!Sent on 07/06/2016
Rebecca · Married on 04/09/2016
Choosing Mike as our officiant was seriously one of the best wedding decisions we made! Our ceremony was more than we could have ever imagined. It was perfectly lighthearted yet sentimental, which was exactly as we had described our vision to Mike. Being an out of town bride/groom, our planning with Mike was mostly over the phone with one meet up when we finally made it into town before the wedding. Through this planning process, Mike grasped our personalties dead on and made our ceremony so personal and touching. I seriously don't know how he depicted our relationship so accurately! It was incredible! Our guests were coming up to us during the reception expressing how they felt like Mike had known us as a couple for years! Mike is amazing at what he does and a true professional through and through. We can't begin to thank him enough for giving us such a beautiful wedding ceremony!Sent on 04/26/2016
Arizona Wedding Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so so much for all of the kind words!! It was such a joy working with you and Barrett and helping to make your wedding day a beautiful memory for the two of you.
EmiLee · Married on 03/11/2016
Mike Kennedy is so so so amazing! He put together the most beautiful ceremony for us and added personal bits and pieces he pulled from the "getting to know" sheets we filled out. Mike included a presentation called "Roses for Mothers" which was presenting a single rose to the ladies in our lives. Everyone absolutely loved that part!Sent on 03/14/2016
Mike let us write our own vows and messages to each other, which was very nice. We could say exactly how we felt about each other and the journey we were about to begin.
With his beautiful words, comforting voice, and amazing professionalism, Mike Kennedy gave my husband and I the perfect start to our married life and we would choose him over and over again.
Jenn · Married on 02/13/2016
After my husband and I found and booked our venue, we felt the next, most important, step in planning our wedding was to find an officiant. Not only was Mike on the preferred vendors list given to us by our venue, he had amazing reviews online. After researching all of our options, we knew we had to meet Mike. One month after my husband and I got engaged and 9 months before our wedding, we had a meeting with Mike and knew right away he was our guy. We were impressed with his professionalism, years of experience, and how prepared he was going into our first meeting. He spent over an hour getting to know us as individuals and as a couple and was truly interested in our story. Mike provided us with all of the information we needed to plan each aspect of our ceremony and gave us ideas on how to make it even more special. After the initial meeting, we didn’t see Mike again until about a month before our wedding, at which point we were reassured we made the right decision choosing him to be our officiant. We were confident that everything he told us was going to go as planned. On the day of our wedding, Mike performed an absolutely lovely ceremony and wrote a beautiful message about mine and my husband’s relationship. My husband and I are still saying, after being married for just over 3 weeks, how delighted we were and are to have had Mike officiate our wedding! We are so pleased with the way everything came together and are so grateful to have had Mike perform such an important role in the start of our marriage! We can't thank Mike enough for everything he did to make our day so special and memorable!!Sent on 03/06/2016
Airiqa · Married on 01/17/2016
Mike officiated my wedding two weeks ago and my husband and I could not be more thrilled! His personalized message made our ceremony so special and our family and friends have not stopped talking about how beautiful and sincere his words were. Mike was kind and professional throughout the process. He certainly made our day one that we will never forget!Sent on 01/31/2016
Tami · Married on 12/22/2015
Mike officiated our quiet elopement in Scottsdale, AZ and we could not have asked for a better person to do so. Mike was quick to respond to all of our questions throughout the process and was genuinely interested in our story so that he could make the ceremony meaningful and personal.Sent on 01/06/2016
Most importantly, though, Mike has a very gentle manner.... he is the kind of person you want leading you through your most important day. The words he spoke were so perfect, I almost didn't need to say any vows. He said them all for us... beautifully. For any size wedding, I think you'd be lucky to have Mike as your officiant!