Recommended by 99%
Ray · Married on 01/01/2016
Rev. Kathy Jennings is the absolute best! She was able to assist us from beginning to end. We advised our guests we had found the perfect Officiant, and after the ceremony they were in unanimous agreement that we had chosen the best. The ceremony was fantastic, it was exactly what we wanted. We highly recommend her to those looking to create a memorable event for themselves or others you may know that are planning an event.Sent on 01/07/2016
Rev. Kathy Jennings, Asheville Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you Ray! You and Carl created such an eloquent ceremony. Was such a pleasure meeting with you both in my home office, twice, consciously taking the time to choosing the words, the reading, and the vows that spoke to your committed relationship and deep shared LOVE.
Kendra · Married on 11/12/2015
Rev Kathy is one word AMAZING! We eloped on top of a mountain with 30 mph winds and she stuck it out with us! She was responsive and helpful throughout our process. We loved how beautiful and intimate our ceremony was!Sent on 11/16/2015
Rev. Kathy Jennings, Asheville Wedding Minister's reply:Yes Kendra and Craig, the North Wind was very present and so was your wonderful parents, sharing scripture, blessing your rings and finishing the ceremony with the "jumping of the broom". And Megan Gielow, your photographer, was a joy to work with and I can't wait to see the photos!
Andrew · Married on 10/23/2015
Kathy was absolutely fantastic! From guiding us through the ceremony building process to the big day, Kathy was always helpful, positive, and professional. Not only did we enjoy Kathy but all of our guests commented on how awesome she was as well. We would highly recommend Kathy as an officiant at your wedding!Sent on 11/28/2015
Candice · Married on 10/17/2015
I cannot say enough good things about Kathy! She put us at ease each time we met, and helped organize our whole ceremony with tips and suggestions that were extremely helpful! Our ceremony was beautiful and we received so many compliments!!! Thank you again Kathy for making our day super special.Sent on 10/27/2015
Heather · Married on 10/03/2015
Kathy helped make our ceremony special and personal. She is easy to talk with and has lots of great suggestions. I would highly recommend her services.Sent on 10/25/2015
Molly · Married on 09/20/2015
Kathy was extremely kind and helpful during our planning process! She was affordable and provided us with a lovely ceremony ! She was easy to communicate with and had a lovely home office to go and meet before the wedding to discuss the ceremony !Sent on 09/26/2015
Sarah · Married on 08/29/2015
We loved having Rev. Kathy Jennings perform our wedding ceremony. She's very helpful and easy to work with. She pays attention to detail and loves what she does. Highly recommended!Sent on 09/10/2015
Timothy · Married on 08/28/2015
Kathy was truly a pleasure to work with. She quickly responded to our initial inquiry. Once we secured her services to be our wedding officiant, she sent us a multitude of sample weddings for us to pick and choose from to customize our ceremony. We met with Kathy at her home the night before the ceremony, where she spent the time necessary with us to make sure that we were comfortable with the wording and how exactly we wanted the ceremony to go. To top it off, she brought a friend with her on our wedding day to act as one of our witnesses. Her manner and cadence in officiating our elopement ceremony put us both at ease to make the ceremony successful. If you plan to hold a wedding in Asheville, do yourself a favor and hire Kathy to officiate.Sent on 09/08/2015
Bonnie · Married on 08/08/2015
Kathy was a great Officiant for wedding! We loved her flexibility for the ceremony and felt that we could truly create a non-denominational and multicultural wedding to be exactly what we wanted. Everything went smoothly and she was very helpful with getting the marriage license turned in to the Register of Deeds. We would certainly recommend her services to anyone else needing wedding ceremony services.Sent on 08/18/2015
Keith · Married on 07/19/2015
Katrina and I were married by Rev. Kathy and feel so lucky to have chosen her to be our officiant. For those nervous couples looking for a wonderful person to help tie the knot, we strongly recommend going with Kathy. From the first contact, Kathy was extremely responsive and quick to communicate by phone and by email. She was professional and clear regarding contract and $, and there were no moments of confusion and weirdness. I say this because in trying to find the right caterer and band, we spent many hours of frustration due to bad communication or non-responsiveness, so knowing that the Rev. was so solid from day 1 was extremely calming.Sent on 07/26/2015
We wanted to write our own ceremony, and Kathy helped us immensely by sending numerous emails and attachments with examples from previous ceremonies. She would read through our drafts and offer suggestions. We Skyped with her and spoke on the phone, since we don't live in NC. She also made time for us before the day to meet and go over the whole ceremony in detail including a run through, which helped to assure the whole thing was practiced and smooth.
Kathy is an interfaith minister, and this was extremely important to us - we're not religious but have certain spiritual and cultural tenets that she helped us to weave into the design of the ceremony and vows. Many people remarked at the wedding at how it all seemed to reflect us so perfectly - wouldn't have been possible without Kathy's accommodation and experienced guidance in this area.
When you're up there getting married in front of all your family and friends, with so many emotions and feelings running high, you really need to feel a strong and loving presence from your officiant, to know that your space is being 'held'. Couldn't imagine anyone doing this with more calm, professional, loving assurance than Rev. Kathy.
Lauren · Married on 06/27/2015
Kathy was great. Our rehearsal and ceremony went so smoothly. I was clueless going into this whole process and really needed a lot of guidance as far as vows, readings, etc. Her suggestions and advice were so helpful! I wouldn't change anything.Sent on 08/26/2015
Krysten · Married on 06/20/2015
Kathy was such a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. My husband and I are from Florida and our wedding took place in North Carolina. Kathy made the whole process easy and fun. We were able to put together a beautiful ceremony thanks to her advice and help. We got so many compliments on our ceremony. Family and friends gushed about how lovely it was and how we had a great balance of tradition in combination with making it unique to my husband and I. Kathy is knowledgable, fun to work with and overall a PERFECT choice. Couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Thank you, Kathy!!Sent on 07/11/2015
Rev. Kathy Jennings, Asheville Wedding Minister's reply:thank you Krysten and yes, you blended traditional vows and scripture reading into your ceremony with your own personal vows, a contemporary blessing and a contemporary prayer. I especially liked how you included your parents and grandparents in blessing your rings while the harpist and violinist played a beautiful piece of music. And the setting was beautiful at the Biltmore Deerpark courtyard with you both gleaming with excitement as you shared your vows! Thank you again for having me as your minister!
Krysten · Married on 06/20/2015
Kathy was such a pleasure to work with throughout the entire process. My husband and I are from Florida and our wedding took place in North Carolina. Kathy made the whole process easy and fun. We were able to put together a beautiful ceremony thanks to her advice and help. We got so many compliments on our ceremony. Family and friends gushed about how lovely it was and how we had a great balance of tradition in combination with making it unique to my husband and I. Kathy is knowledgable, fun to work with and overall a PERFECT choice. Couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Thank you, Kathy!!Sent on 07/13/2015
Julia · Married on 06/13/2015
Kathy was amazing. Very down to earth and helpful with planning how we wanted our ceremony to go. She provided us with great ideas and different ways to get what we wanted to say started. We are a very low key couple and didn't want anything over the top. Our ceremony was quick, sweet and deep all at the same time. Kathy is so sweet and our parents even complimented on how Kathy listened to what we wanted and was extremely respectful and open. She made us all feel so comfortable. Very pleased. Highly recommended!!Sent on 06/17/2015
Holly · Married on 06/06/2015
We loved working with Kathy!!! She was fun and such a glowing spirit!!! She gave us the confidence and direction we needed to make us feel 100% ready for our ceremony. We could not have asked for a better person to be our wedding Reverend! Thank you so much!!!!Sent on 06/11/2015
Adrienne · Married on 05/23/2015
Rev. Kathy was extremely accommodating from Day 1. She was prompt in email responses and helped us put together a lovely ceremony. On Wedding Day she helped us tremendously by making sure everyone was on the same page. She is very reassuring and her guidance really solidified the entire event. Thank you, Rev. Jennings!Sent on 06/16/2015
shae · Married on 05/23/2015
Kathy was great with helping us put together a ceremony that fit our personalities when we were clueless. She is friendly and professional and great in a pinch! (our speak system broke during ceremony and she was able to project her voice effectively) ;-)Sent on 06/17/2015
User4397207 · 2+ years ago
Kathy is absolutely wonderful! She made the whole ceremony go smoothly, everyone commented about how impressed they were with how professional and fun she was. My parents came up for the pre-wedding meeting with her and my Dad mentioned how grateful he was to have been able to attend that with us, because she is so detailed in helping prepare for the ceremony. She was extremely flexible in helping us pick our ceremony words and flow. She even drove 45 minutes to our venue, which was a new place for her!Sent on 05/25/2015
I would highly recommend her!
Marcus · Married on 12/20/2014
Kathy was amazing!Sent on 01/09/2015
We planned our wedding in the span of a month and a half, and she was quick to respond to us and help us work through our ceremony until it was the one we wanted. We didn't want a "religious" ceremony, and she was very accommodating, having experience officiating all types of weddings. She was extremely personable, as she was the only officiant we talked with who requested to Skype and/or meet with us prior to our event. She really made us feel like she cared that our ceremony was what we wanted. We didn't really know how to arrange the proceedings or how it should flow, and Kathy had many options for us to form an outline and then mold it to what we wanted. During the ceremony she was calm, well-paced, and well-spoken while keeping it light and evoking a celebratory mood. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to tie the knot!
Rev. Kathy Jennings, Asheville Wedding Minister's reply:I do appreciate you both took the time to meet by Skype and meet together at my home office. That quality of time shared is felt the day of your wedding. Both by your guests, they can see and feel the ease between us and YOU feel the ease. As I always tell couples, the ceremony is not a performance, it is a ceremony. YOU are being blessed by all your witnesses...standing there in their presence, speaking words you have chosen yourself...and every ceremony is UNIQUE and sets the tone for a thriving marriage and a lively reception!
Caroline · Married on 11/22/2014
Rev Kathy was awesome to work with. She was very professional and made our day perfect. She is very open to creativity and shares guidance along the way. We would highly recommend her.Sent on 11/30/2014
Jerry(Ron) · Married on 10/27/2014
Our experience with Rev. Kathy Jennings was simply beautiful. We drove from Atlanta to Asheville for the ceremony and she made us feel special from the moment we first spoke on the phone. She helped make the entire processs extremely smooth and easy for us, especially considering that we were from out of town The Service she prepared for us was beyond our expectations. We can't express how special her words made our Service and were in line with what we would have chosen for ourselves. Asheville is a beautiful city and a wonderful place to get married! We most definitely will be recommending Rev. Kathy Jennings to our friends and family.Sent on 10/29/2014
Rev. Kathy Jennings, Asheville Wedding Minister's reply:I was honored to write a ceremony for you both. So easy to celebrate the love that you both have nurtured over the many years you have shared together. Was pure joy meeting you both at the County office and then performing the ceremony with your two friends as witnesses. The photos on my blog truly express the joy shared that day! Blessings to you and Mark!
Kelly · Married on 10/24/2014
Kathy was great! She was very professional and performed a beautiful service for us. During our initial phone conversation, she had numerous ideas about how we could personalize our wedding. She was very flexible with how we did things (no bridal party, our 2 year old son, etc). I couldn't have asked for anything more. I loved the options for the vows, readings, etc. Everyone was impressed and commented on how beautiful the service was! Thank you Kathy!Sent on 10/30/2014
User3543840 · 2+ years ago
I wish there were more stars to express how wonderful it was working with Rev. Kathy. We were planning our wedding from out of town, which isn't always easy but she made it easy and exciting. We were able to easily stay in touch and she really helped form our ceremony to fit us perfectly! We were even able to run through some details before the big day which helped both her and us! We can't thank her enough and would recommend her to anyone!Sent on 10/18/2014
Rev. Kathy Jennings, Asheville Wedding Minister's reply:thank you for your review and speaking to my flexibility and professionalism, working with couples who are planning destination weddings. Meeting a day before your rehearsal, together in my home office, was very helpful and I was glad you both took the time to meet with me.
Misha · Married on 10/10/2014
Kathy was a wonderful officiant to work with. My husband and I are not religious, and wanted to find an officiant who would help us create a ceremony with personal meaning. Throughout the entire process, Kathy provided us with support and guidance, helping us craft the perfect wedding ceremony that we'll never forget. During our wedding planning, we were also moving across country (from MA to CA, while getting married in NC!) and Kathy was very flexible and responsive to our ever changing schedules. We were able to meet in person prior to the ceremony, and the day of, everything went just as planned. Even with rainy day traffic, Kathy was on time and everything went off with a hitch (pun intended)!Sent on 12/17/2014
Elke · Married on 10/03/2014
Rev. Kathy was the perfect addition to our intimate ceremony. She was incredibly helpful in the planning process leading up to the ceremony (which was very important to me since I was planning our wedding from out of town), took the time to meet us while we were in town for one weekend, walked us through everything so we knew exactly what to expect the day of, and provided a seamless ceremony on our wedding day. Everything was perfect and it was great working with her!Sent on 10/13/2014