320 Reviews for Reverend Kayelily Middleton
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Kayelily was a dream to work with!! She gave us tons of examples of different styles, wordings, etc. from her previous ceremonies and let us pick, choose, and tweak what we wanted. Then, after asking both of us to tell our story, she intertwined our accounts to tell it from a perspective that no one had heard before. Brilliant. On top of that she asked us both what we love about each other and kept that part secret until she read it so beautifully on our wedding day! She is a true professional and knows all the good tips... which she is happy to share with her couples! Her delivery is thoughtful and touching and she keeps the crowd engaged. We simply loved working with her and are truly thankful to her for bringing our dream ceremony to life! Thank you Kayelily!!
Kathleen, you and Steve were a dream to work with and the story of how you met and fell in love was amazing. I love your creativity and talent and that you two are such a good match for each other--it shows! Your wedding was such a wonderful expression of your relationship and your love for each other and your sweet families. I still can't get over how well Liam (age 7) presented his reading! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you in the future!
My husband and I originally planned to get married at the courthouse, but we were happy to find Kayelily's wedding garden instead. This is a fantastic option for couples who want to have a small wedding without all the fuss, or those who don't want to spend a lot of money! We met with Kayelily a couple months before the wedding and were immediately very comfortable around her. She sent us a ceremony script and we could make any changes that we wanted. She also gave us a ton of information on getting the marriage license, changing last names, etc. which was very helpful! The wedding ended up being absolutely perfect - it was simple, the garden looked beautiful, and Kayelily did an amazing job performing the ceremony. She is a great speaker and knows how to throw in a bit of humor! Overall, my husband and I loved working with Kayelily and would highly recommend her!
Thank you, Kirstin! Wishing you and Brian the best life can bring you both. Joining you in marriage was my honor and I thank you!
Reverend Kayelily is absolutely amazing. We initially were going to go for a courthouse wedding, but after seeing a video of one performed in the Wake County courthouse I did not want that flourescently-lit basement of a place to be my memory of starting our marriage. I found Kayelily on this site and she responded very quickly and was able to accommodate our slightly hectic schedule to meet with us. Her energy is fantastic, so kind and calm and she really listens to what you want to happen. She sent us the script ahead of time so we could make changes if we wanted (we didn't - she really has a way with words!), gave us good direction on writing our own vows and gave us a perfect ceremony. We held our wedding in her adorable wedding garden in her backyard with our families in attendance and both of our moms agreed that it was such a wonderful, intimate ceremony. My eyes were leaking a bit and Kayelily was so prepared with a handkerchief in her wedding book that she expertly and unobtrusively dabbed my tears without missing a beat! Thank you so much Kayelily for giving us a fantastic memory that we will remember for all the years to come. If I could give you 6 out of 5 stars, I would!!
Christina, it was truly an honor for me to join you and Matt in marriage. It was such a pleasure to get to know you both from the moment we met to introducing you to your families as husband and wife. So thrilled that our paths crossed in such a meaningful way and hope our paths will cross again in the future! Blessings to you, Matt and the wee one!
Kayelily made our wedding truly unique and worked with us to create a beautiful, deeply personal, ceremony.
Thank you, Lieke! You and Roy were a dream to work with. So glad you were surrounded by your family and closest friends. I am honored to have had the privilege of joining you in matrimony.
My fiancé and I were originally going to do a courtroom wedding, as I wanted a small event with immediate family only and did not want to spend tons of money on a venue. Luckily, my mother found Kayelily and we decided to go with her instead. She listened to our concerns (for instance, I did not want a long wedding nor did I wish to speak much due to nervousness with public speaking) and incorporated our family members' names to give the ceremony a personal touch. She was also quick to respond to e-mails and met with us in person to break down the ceremony prior to us selecting her. She hosted our group of 12 in her own garden and made the process as stress-free as possible. I would highly recommend Kayelily for a straightforward minister that will still make your day very special.
Thank you, Caroline, and I thank your mother for finding me! Your wedding was so sweet and joyful. You didn't seem nervous at all either! Sweet family weddings are so intimate and comfortable. It was my delight and my honor to join you and Rashad in matrimony!
Kayelily was so kind and super helpful when it came to our ceremony. We are so happy we found her and got to use her garden!
I was so glad we could have your wedding in my garden surrounded by the people you hold the dearest. Thank you for your kind words. I wish you and Steven and Jaxon all the best!
My husband, Ben, and I are so grateful that we found and hired Kayelily to be our officiant! She is a joy to work with, and helped us create a ceremony that fit us perfectly. We wanted something less traditional and unique to us, while still keeping a spiritual feel that would make all of our guests feel comfortable and welcome, and Kayelily delivered! Our friends and family loved it, and many of them told us it was the most moving ceremony they had ever heard. We agree - even after months of putting it together, we were both overwhelmed with emotion while hearing it read by Kayelily for the first time. We are incredibly thankful for her thoughtful advice, her friendly support, and of course her talent!
Allie and Ben! Thank you! What a wonderful wedding you created--I am honored to have been part of it and the honor to join the two of you in marriage after 14 years of togetherness! Congratulations!
Kayelily is such a genuine person and we couldn’t have asked for more! She guided us on a unique path to help create the ceremony. I recommend her to officiant your wedding if you want someone personal, fun, and helpful! She even gave us all the information needed to change last names, do marriage licenses and go to the social security office!
Hi Katie, Thank you for your kind words. It was very special for me to join you and Jacob in marriage. You have such a sweet love story having been sweethearts since high school. Your wedding was unforgettable from the beautiful natural setting and of course the losing of your ring--thankfully found in time for the ceremony! I have not gotten any photos from Michelle and would love to have them to post on my blog if you talk to her. Thanks again and I wish you and Jacob all the best!
I'm so happy my Husband and I chose Reverend Kayelily Middleton to be our officiant for our wedding. My husband and I have a big wedding set for next year but decided we wanted to have a small ceremony with just us and our parents. It turned out the only time we could all be together was just 3 weeks away from the day we made our decision. Kayelily returned my call within a very short time and I was instantly drawn to her energy and personality. I knew right away she was the officiant I wanted for my wedding. My husband and I didn't have a place in mind for the ceremony but knew we wanted it outside and Kayelily's garden was the PERFECT place. I was even allowed to include my dog, which was a very important thing to me. Kayelily and her husband John were so warm, friendly and welcoming to us, our family and my dog. I truly believe there was no one else out there that could have done a better job. The ceremony Kayelily wrote for us was absolutely beautiful and really captured mine and my husbands beliefs and relationship. It was all "written in the stars" and worked out better than I could have imagined. Kayelilly was very attentive and super easy to work with and talk to. I only wish we could use her again for the wedding we are planning for next year! Thank you Kayelily and John. I still tell people how amazing you both were and will continue to.
Thank you so much, Elizabeth! Your wedding was a lot of fun to put together keeping what you wanted in mind. And what a sweet wedding it was for you and Jason and having both sets of parents and Daphne, your precious doggie, there made it all the sweeter. I am so glad you found me.
We had Kayelilly for our wedding on 9/9/17 and let me tell you, she was the most personable, friendly, and amazing officiant we could've asked for! She came highly recommended and after reaching out to several officiants and receiving automated messages and non-personsonable responses, I knew Kayelilly was the absolute perfect officiant for us as she was the complete opposite! As my husband and I live in FL but were getting married in NC, she was kind enough to set up a Skype call with us so we could get to know her and her services. Needless to say, we HAD to choose her. I loved that she really catered to what we wanted in a service and made the process so incredibly easy for us! As any bride knows, wedding planning is not an easy process, but it is so refreshing to work with a vendor that knows exactly what they're doing and make sure things are super easy for you. Kayelilly did just that! So to anyone who is looking for an amazing, friendly, and fun officiant, she is THE best of the best. Even months later, we still have guests saying how our ceremony was one of the best they've seen and how our officiant was amazing. Thank you, Kayelilly!!
Thank you, Meredith! I am happy to find out that my individual and personal responses to inquiries made a difference for you and won me the honor of joining you and Thomas in marriage. What a great job you did planning your wedding from Florida! I also appreciate how graciously you took the fact that Hurricane Irma prevented some of your guests from coming to your wedding too. I wish you both all the best forever!
NC couples, stop your search right here! Kayelily is absolute perfection! Don't look any further, this is the officiant for you!
We had the pleasure of being married on 09/09/17 by Kayelily. She was the first vendor we booked and from the moment our paths crossed, I knew she would be the one to make our ceremony come to life. Kayelily truly is the best of the best. Every step of the process was a breeze, Kayelily took such good care of us leading up to the big day. She made the daunting task of writing vows and ceremony comfortable and was always just a quick email away when I had any questions or needed to revise anything. Our ceremony was more than we could have ever imagined! It was so unique to us as a couple and my family and guests cannot stop raving about how cool it was to have it be our story and all about us as a couple. Kayelily is so easy to communicate with, has a an extremely soothing and calming voice and her delivery of our ceremony was incredible. I love how she was able to incorporate all of our humor, wit and quirky qualities into a beautifully written ceremony. I cannot sing enough praises for how personal, professional and overall wonderful Kayelily is. She was calm, cool and collected the big day (when I was a nervous wreck) and really put my mind at ease. Also, I loved being able to see our ceremony on her blog with the lovely pictures her husband shared! I would without a doubt recommend Kayelily to any couple looking for their dream ceremony :)
Wow! Laura, thank you!! I adored working with you and Chris. What great senses of humor you have--a great match. The story of how you met and fell in love is unforgettable, generously sprinkled with humor, and it was my pleasure to tell it to your guests during the ceremony. I'm so happy to hear they are still talking about your ceremony! Many thanks and I wish you and Chris the best always!
Kayelily was our officiant for our wedding on September 3, 2017. We also had taken premarital counseling with her before we were even engaged! When we did get engaged, Kayelily was one of the first vendors that we booked as we loved our experience with her so much during our counseling sessions. I highly recommend them! Kayelily helped us create the perfect ceremony that was unique to us as a couple. She always responded quickly and was very personable. Our guests all loved our ceremony. Kayelily is truly the best!!!
Mollyann, thanks for these sweet words. Of course with both of us being in the wedding industry, I got to know you and Sean better than most couples. What with the Marriage 101 course, co-creating the ceremony with you, "delivering" it at your wedding, then staying and enjoying the reception the total experience was wonderful. As you know I rarely stay for receptions because usually I know no one but the couple, but at your wedding I knew so many vendors and people in the industry and best of all got to visit with a couple I married a few years ago who were also your guests. I thank you and Sean for choosing me to join you in marriage. Love you guys!
Kayelily was so wonderful to work with during this very special time! She walked us through the process, answered all of our many questions and helped us to create the unique experience that we were looking for. I feel that she listened to us and understood exactly what we needed for our family and made it a very easy process for us.
Thanks for your kind words, Amy. You and Chuck are the best. And your kids are delightful. Thank you for choosing me to join you in marriage!
Working with Kayelily for our wedding was absolutely amazing! She took the time to get to know us and worked with us hand in and to create a ceremony that fit our personality and the wedding we dreamed of. She was flexible and was great about checking in to make sure everyone was meeting the timeline. She is experienced and knowledgeable making everything from our planning, to rehearsal, to wedding day, and even getting our marriage license go so smoothly! We would recommend her to anyone looking for a five star officiant!
Many thanks for your sweet words, Mary Kate. I loved working with you and Ryan getting your wedding ceremony just right! You are a great couple and I wish you all the happiness in the world!!
Kayelily was amazing! From the moment we met with her, she made us feel very comfortable and took the time to explain the process leading up to our big day. I feel when building your own ceremony, from the heart, it is something you will always cherish and we will. She provided templates to start, but my husband and I spent many hours creating this important piece of our day. And the best part is that we get to keep it, and it will always be reminder to us each year we celebrate.
Kayelily did an absolute wonderful job at our rehearsal and ceremony. On our wedding day she likes to add a few touches to the script, which make it personalized.. from tears to cheers :)
Thank you for the bottom of our hearts, we are so glad that we were able to work with you and that you and your husband were a big part of our special day.
I highly recommend Kayelily Middleton as a wedding minister!
The Sutherland Estate & Gardens
July 15, 2017
Jamie, I loved that you had a vision for your wedding and made it come true. You and Marc were wonderful to work with. I love couples who are creative and participate in the ceremony creation process I have developed so that your ceremony is an expression of your love and commitment, your beliefs and personalities. I am honored that you chose me to join you in marriage and I wish you all the best forever!
Kayelily did a fantastic job on our ceremony! Her garden was a beautiful location for our low-key wedding. Would highly recommend to others!
Thank you, Samantha! Your wedding was so sweet surrounded by your lovely family. Touched my heart. Blessings always!
We knew immediately after our meeting with Kayelily that we wanted her as our wedding minister. She has a lovely calm voice and a way about her that just helps you and your fiancé to get comfortable telling her information about yourselves. She is kind, helpful and also extremely organized, which my fiancé and I loved! She made the ceremony planning so much fun and personal for us. She provides a wealth of excellent material that she has compiled for her couples to assist in planning your procession, ceremony, vows, and more. She responds very quickly to emails and is on top of everything, and goes above and beyond. I knew that putting her in the hands of our ceremony was the best choice we could make and I completely trusted her to do an amazing job and she did. Everyone loved Kayelily and her ceremony. She made our guests smile, cry, and laugh heartily. During the ceremony, while I was holding the hands of my fiancé as Kayelily read our story, I felt transported by her words, our story, but compiled in a way that is so much more magical by Kayelily telling it. She paused at all the right moments, had all the right inflections at each part, and connected with our guests very well. Kayelily made sure that each moment of the ceremony went flawlessly. In my personal opinion, her presence is necessary at your wedding, you don’t want to miss out on Kayelily Middleton! The video that my husband and I have of our ceremony is so special to us, and we have Kayelily to thank for all the perfect little details and the beautiful compilation of our story and wedding ceremony. Additionally, Kayelily even had a dress that matched the color of my bridesmaids dresses which was so special and a lovely personal touch. Our ceremony was beyond perfect in every way, thank you Kayelily!
Sophia and Brian, what a great couple you are and I loved writing your love story and sharing it with your guests. They were on the edge of their seats and enjoying every minute, laughing and crying in all the right places! Thank you for this wonderful review of my services. I was thrilled to be the one to join you in marriage. Thank you for finding me! All the best........
Kayelily was absolutely amazing to work with, and made the planning process so easy. She pays such great attention to detail, and makes sure no aspect of the ceremony is not planned for. Her style is one that caters to YOU as a couple and will be as hands-on or hands-off as you prefer, while providing plenty of example ceremonies and suggestions. She even walked us through exactly how to go about our marriage license! I would absolutely recommend her to any couple - hands down!
Thank you, Ryan and Kelsey! What a joy it was to work with you and join you in marriage!
Working with Kayelily on our ceremony was one of our favorite parts about wedding planning. My then-fiancé and I were planning from a different state, so we relied heavily on phone calls and email conversations and did not meet Kayelily in person until our rehearsal. Thankfully, the distance was not a problem because Kayelily is a total pro. Even though we didn't met in person until our wedding weekend, she understood us as a couple immediately: she listened to our needs and wishes for our ceremony, understood what our priorities were as a couple, appreciated what we wanted out of our marriage, was very responsive on email (so key for couples who have to plan from a distance!!), and was so graciously flexible when we asked her to "co-officiate" with my husband's brother (who we wanted to include in the ceremony). Her guidance and informational materials made writing the ceremony so easy and actually fun—Kayelily made us feel confident the whole time that our ceremony reflected us perfectly. Our rehearsal went so smoothly because she was firm, but kind, with us and our wedding party. Then, on the day of our wedding, she delivered the script flawlessly. Every one of our guests complimented us on our ceremony, many saying that it was the best they'd ever heard, and that they were weeping and laughing the entire time. Our friends and family absolutely loved how personal our ceremony was—something that we prioritized for our event and which was made possible with Kayelily's expert guidance. Finally, I should add that, among her many strengths, one of my favorite things about Kayelily is her sense of humor. She delivered the subtle jokes in our script so charismatically, she had me and my husband laughing through our tears, and helped us actually relax and enjoy the ceremony. Thanks so much for everything, Kayelily!
Hi Marie! Thanks so much for your wonderful review. It is my 300th review on Weddingwire so you have helped me reach a new level! Yay! I loved meeting you and Eric in person at your rehearsal, and your families too. It warmed my heart when all your parents walked out together! Matt was a wonderful co-officiant and did a magnificent job. He definitely has a calling. I wish you and Eric and your families all the best forever!
Kayelily was absolutely wonderful and more than we could have ever imagined in our officiant! She takes the time to really get to know you and your relationship so that she can craft an incredibly sweet and special ceremony. Multiple family members and guests said it was the best ceremony they have ever attended and thought it was very true to our personalities and relationship.
Thank you, Alex. It was my honor to join you and Mike in marriage surrounded by your family and friends. It was fun getting to know you and your love story and then weave that into your ceremony. Loved all the laughter and joy during the ceremony. I could tell folks were really enjoying it. My best wishes to you both as you pursue your careers, go on adventures, start a family someday, and create memories only the two of you can.
Working with Kayelily was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. We do not live in the area and she was very flexible in scheduling calls and facetime meetings so we could get to know each other. Through these meetings, Kayelily helped us create the perfect ceremony-- it was so tailored and so many of our guests paid us compliments afterwards. She is so easy to work with and truly gets to know you as individuals and as a couple, and works so many personal touches into the actual ceremony. She will also walk you through the marriage license process (which was especially helpful when trying to stay organized while living out of state!). Thank you, Kayelily, for making our wedding truly amazing!
Shannon, you are the sweetest bride! Thank you for your compliments and I want to say that you and Rob were so fun to work with and so diligent in working with me to get your ceremony exactly the length you wanted yet include the elements that were most dear to you. A dream couple! I wish you the best always!
Kayelily's work on writing our ceremony script and delivering it was nothing short of amazing!
(1) You will be able to personalize it to the last detail
Kayelily has a library of ceremony scripts and a variety of rituals written by her, you can absolutely choose the pieces that you love the most! For us, we wrote our own version of a traditional Chinese wine unity ceremony and she worked with us to polish the words and made it beautiful
(2) Be prepared for the confession of love from your partner
During the composition of the wedding ceremony, Kayelily will ask both of you: what do you love about each other? She will write each person’s answer into a beautiful paragraph where you will hear it for the first time at the wedding. This really brings a personal touch to our wedding and definitely our favorite part of the wedding ceremony!
(3) Share the path with your guests
We love how Kayelily asked both of us important questions about the initiation and development of our relationship, she wove our answers into a love story that she shares at the wedding ceremony as part of the script. Our guest had a great time tracing through the path with us (as friends and families might only have heard pieces and bits here and there)
(4) A peaceful and heartwarming vibe
Kayelily has a heartwarming, peaceful and yet very infectious presence and she delivers the script beautifully. Being the person that presided the ceremony, she definitely set a great undertone for our wedding!
Having had our memorable wedding ceremony with her, we would definitely recommend Kayelily to my friends who just got engaged and are looking for a wedding officiant! THANK YOU for the great work at our wedding!!
Xiaoing, thank you for your meticulous and articulate review of my services. You and Robert were delightful to work with and even though we did not meet in person until your rehearsal, I felt like we had known each other for years. You are both such generous and loving people and it was my honor to be a part of your big day. I wish you much success in your marriage, careers and families!
Kayelily created an absolutely amazing ceremony for our wedding. She took time to get to know us and worked with us to create a very personal and touching ceremony that was tailored specifically to us. We received so many complements by our guest. She is amazing and so talented. Also, she helped guide us through getting our marriage license and the process of changing my name. Highly recommend.
Thank you for taking the time to post this review, Jenn. I loved working with you and Matt to create the perfect ceremony for your sweet wedding. I am so happy that you found each other and that you found me to join you in matrimony! Best always!
My husband and I had already had an officiant but due to scheduling we had to find another about 5 months before our wedding. After reading all the reviews I had to reach out to Kayelily and luckily she was available! Her services are worth the price because she creates a completely customized ceremony that is romantic, sweet and funny. My husband and I were very emotional throughout the ceremony and luckily Kayelily had hankies ready to dry our eyes! Our ceremony wouldn't have been as special without her.
Thank you, Leslie! What a sweet wedding you and Pablo had. I do love "emotional" weddings because I know your hearts are touched deeply which is what this is all about! Best wishes to you both and both of your loving families!
I can't say enough good things about Kayelily. We had a fantastic experience with her, and the real testament to her talent and passion came from the feedback I got at the reception: "Is the officiate a friend of yours? It seemed like she knew you two really well." And, from a friend of my parents, "Do you have a transcript of the ceremony? Would you share it? I bet a lot of people here would like to read that again." (Have YOU ever been to a wedding and wanted a copy of their ceremony?!?)
Kayelily has a definite outline and flow for her ceremonies, and it works really well. She also equipped us with the tools to personalize it, and every part of the final product was exactly what I wanted. Kayelily -- thank you for such a memorable, remarkable, and super-special contribution to our union!
Thank you, Barclay! I am so happy that you and Dennis found each other and then found me to officiate for you. Working with you to craft your ceremony was rewarding as you both put your hearts into it. Delivering the ceremony on your wedding day was so much fun. I could tell your guests were really enjoying every minute. I know you are enjoying wedded bliss and wish you the best always.