Recommended by 100%
Andrea · Married on 06/08/2019
Kevin made our ceremony meaningful and special!
Kevin Yell, who owns the Ainsworth House Gardens (where our ceremony and reception were held) created a most beautiful and meaningful. We wrote our own vows, and had a lot of input for the ceremony, and still, Kevin said the most wonderful and beautiful words, his blessings and reverence of this sacred act were incredible! I would highly recommend him - even if the wedding is not at Ainsworth House & Gardens. Highly recommended!!!Sent on 06/18/2019
Kristine · Married on 07/03/2016
Kevin was an absolute pleasure to work with and was key in making our ceremony beautiful! He tailored the ceremony to fit us and offered ideas that we had not considered. Not only is he eloquent and experienced, offering great incite, but he has a subtle wit & a lovely British accent :) He is also incredibly kind & considerate! He took the time during his vacation in NYC to meet with us to discuss our ceremony, since we live on the East coast. We loved working with him and highly recommend him to all!Sent on 07/14/2016
Le · Married on 09/26/2015
Wow... we were blown away by Rev. Kevin Yell.Sent on 10/06/2015
We met with Kevin a bit on a whim. We had originally lined up an officiant with the church that was marrying us. When her schedule fell through in the last minute, we weren't terribly pleased with the alternative that they offered, so we asked our coordinator who she would recommend. She gave us Kevin's name on the advice of a colleague (weird on distant this advice can get, right?). We sent him a message to meet up and he was very prompt in his reply.
We met Kevin at his home and business, The Ainsworth House, in Oregon City. If you haven't been there, you should find an excuse to go, as it is an absolutely decadent restored home from the mid-nineteenth century. We introduced ourselves and soon got to know Kevin and his particular philosophy of love, relationships, and spirituality. The man is poetic, and his philosophy is incredibly warm, accessible, and welcoming. It was exactly what we were looking for. He emphasizes the retention of individuality within the relationship, and the active choice of two distinct people coming together to love one another.
Kevin met with us several times in preparation, was very encouraging and creative in developing the type of ceremony that we were looking for, and nailed it when it came down to the big day. I can't wait to get the video back so we can listen to the whole thing again.
We plan on meeting with Kevin in the future for couples counseling, and could not recommend him enough for those interested in a thoughtful, compassionate, poetic officiant who will create the romantic, accessible ceremony that you're looking for.
Cassandra · Married on 07/26/2014
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Kevin marry us 7/26/2014. Not only was he a pleasure to work with, he created our dream ceremony. He worked with us regarding our semi non-traditional ceremony and blew everyone's mind with his amazing words, prayers and confidence. If we could do it all over we wouldn't change an thing!Sent on 08/05/2014
Marit · Married on 07/18/2014
Kevin Yell is a passionate, eloquent priest who caters to all denominations and couples who are truly in love and passionate about being together. He has a beautiful philosophy and way with people, and added some traditions we hadn't seen before and now can't imagine having not had in our ceremony. He really tailored our ceremony to us and made us feel comfortable before and during the ceremony by guiding us through it gracefully. He has a great sense of humor, humility and respect for everyone. I can't say enough about the man himself, or how happy we were that we chose him to marry us!Sent on 04/19/2015
Danyel · Married on 03/16/2014
Kevin is the most amazing person that you would ever meet. Not only does his British accent capture you, but his amazing energy will stun you. He really captivated all of our 120 guests with making sure everyone was included and comfortable with "their type of prayer." He had great ideas for us and made sure that we had an opportunity to create our own experience. He also did our sand unity ceremony during our reception time. We really appreciated having him officiating our special day. Thanks Kevin!!Sent on 04/02/2014
Kathryn · Married on 08/31/2013
Having Father Kevin was one of the best parts of our wedding. He made our ceremony personal and engaging. Everyone I talked to after the wedding mentioned how amazing he was.Sent on 10/19/2013