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Kathleen · Married on 05/18/2019
Unique, Personalized and Professional
My husband and I chose to have Kayelily officiate our ceremony about a year before our wedding. We first found her based on the phenomenal online reviews and then scheduled a time to meet in person. At this meeting Kayelily walked us through her entire process for creating each ceremony and she also gave us helpful information on obtaining our marriage license and getting a name change after the wedding.Sent on 08/12/2019
We left the meeting confident that we'd be able to create a ceremony unique to us and our story, which was very important to us. Kayelily was helpful with input throughout the process, but also let us take our time on figuring out how we wanted the ceremony laid out. It's up to each couple how customized they'd like the ceremony to be.
I can't begin to tell you how many people came up to us after the ceremony, wrote to us afterwards, and are still telling us months later how amazing the ceremony was. I would highly recommend working with Kayelily. She's professional, has a great sense of humor, and really wants the ceremony to be unique to the couple.
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you, Kathleen! I loved working with you and Matt and telling your wonderful story during your ceremony. I could tell the guests were really engaged and loving every minute. I love your feedback that they are still talking about your ceremony. That just warms my heart!
Meena · Getting married on 11/02/2019
just nowSent on 09/12/2018
Absolutely the best!! I am so glad we found her, she truly made our wedding special. She is very good with high stress situations and helps out alot. I have never read/heard a ceremony so beautiful. She meets with you and ask you your background and any other information you want in the ceremony, she truly takes your life and writes it into such beautiful words. You the option of doing your own vows or she can take what you want to say and create vows for you. She sent us several different options of vows and introductory things. we went back and forth for a couple weeks changing an editing it and she was so easy to work with and had no problem editing those things to create something beautiful that was finely attuned to us. What I love about her is she will travel to any place you're having your wedding at or if you're having a smaller wedding she has a beautiful garden in her backyard called The Wedding Garden. she has Ann Arbor that she puts flower garlands on and benches and it's absolutely stunning back there. I am so lucky that I found her because trust me I have spoken with many other ministers and none of them was as cooperative nor as talented as her. My husband and I were not as good with wording as her so she truly Incorporated everything we wanted into something so unbelievably beautiful.
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you, Meena! I loved working with you and Matt to make your ceremony perfect. I think your families enjoyed every word and seeing you and Matt so happy to be married! Best always!
Samantha Somerville · Married on 04/13/2019
So thankful we found Kayelily to be our officiant!
Reverend Kayelily officiated our wedding on April 13, 2019. She was so sweet and welcomed us to her home so that we can have our initial meeting and talk about the type of ceremony we wanted. She’s so down to earth and funny which helped make the planning process that more enjoyable. Kayelily was very thorough and even walked us through the process of getting our marriage license, marriage certificate and even changing my last name. She was so accommodating and allowed much flexibility so that our ceremony matched our personalities. My favorite part of working with Kayelily was that she had us answer questions about each- From those answers, she prepared our beautiful background story and even shared secret paragraphs about what we loved about each other during our ceremony. This made our ceremony so personal and special. So glad we chose Reverend Kayelily as our officiant. Thank you, Kayelily from from the bottom of our hearts!Sent on 07/18/2019
Kony C · Married on 03/10/2019
Wonderful, professional and kind!
Without Kayelily we wouldn't have been married - and I don't just mean it literally. She helped create and amazing story about how we met, what made us fall in love, and our journey together. She made the day so special and important, and even the guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was.Sent on 03/19/2019
Moreover, we were both kind of scared about saying things out loud, so she said our vows for us and that was so helpful! Neither of us are religious and she took that into account to still make the most beautiful ceremony ever. I also have to say that I find her voice so pleasing to hear, and that was great during the ceremony too. She also coordinated her outfit with us which looked beautiful.
Thank you again Kayelily, you're absolutely wonderful.
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you for your kind words, your time in writing this review, and how quickly you posted it! Yours and Patrick's wedding was truly about the two of you and that is my goal--an expression of your love and commitment, your personalities and your beliefs. The way you each thanked your parents during the ceremony melted my heart! I wish you all the best!
Rene Oliver Goral · Married on 12/23/2018
She is the best
My wife and I are very grateful for the wonderful and individual ceremony that Kayelily held for us. She is very professional and with her warm, kind nature she made us feel very comfortable during the preparations and on the wedding day. We feel blessed that we found her as our minister and will not hesitate to choose her again.Sent on 08/28/2019
Kelsey Hanlon · Married on 12/08/2018
We had the pleasure of having Kayelily for our Christmas Wedding in December. She was amazing! She made our ceremony so unique and personal to fit us exactly. She even incorporated a bell ceremony that fit our Christmas theme and tied into Daniel's Irish culture. We still have family members that will bring up how awesome our ceremony was. Highly recommend!Sent on 05/13/2019
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:I loved your wedding and telling your story to the guests. The Celtic Bell ceremony was perfect for your Christmas wedding. I am so happy to hear that your guests are still talking about how much they enjoyed your ceremony. Congratulations to you and Daniel!
Erinn Crider · Married on 11/18/2018
Created the perfect unique ceremony for us
She was an absolute delight to work with and helped us to create a unique and very personal ceremony. I've received endless complements on how moving it was and how it fit us so well. I cannot recommend her enough!Sent on 04/02/2019
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you, Erinn. So happy that you and Kelsey chose me as your officiant. I love your story and knowing that your guests loved it too. You were a joy to work with. I wish you all the best!!
Richard · Married on 09/22/2018
The sections with the stars above say everything for us. We couldn't have asked for anything better. From the moment we met, until the time she left after the conclusion of the ceremony, Kayelily was nothing be the best the universe could have given us!Sent on 10/01/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Awww! I give you and Jesse 5 Stars too! Your guests were spellbound by the depth and sincerity of the words in your ceremony and I credit that to you! Many thanks for the glowing reviews!
Brooke · Married on 09/22/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton is an expert at what she does. She comes very highly recommended by several vendors, and stellar reviews. We didn't meet Ms. Middleton in person until the day of the rehearsal. We communicated via email and phone prior to that. She sends you a detailed questionnaire that you and your fiancé fill out together about your story and then has you write secret paragraphs about each other. She melds these together to tell a beautiful love story on your wedding day. Somehow without even meeting us she made it seem like she had known us forever! She customizes the ceremony exactly to your liking. All of my guests ranted and raved about how beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you so much for everything Reverend!!Sent on 10/07/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you, Brooke! I give thanks everyday for the internet because it makes it possible for me to serve couples who live in other cities and/or have careers that keep them uber busy. It was so sweet to meet you and Chase for the first time at your rehearsal and put faces with the bride and groom I had come to know so well from the process of writing your perfect ceremony! Your mom, too! I thank her for finding me for you and texting me and getting the ball rolling for me to officiate. You and Chase are perfect for each other and I know you will have a wonderful enduring marriage. I am honored to have joined you in matrimony!
Kita · Married on 09/02/2018
Kayelily was a joy. She is an awesome individual to have with you for your special day. Kayelily takes the time to get to know you, learn your story and truly make your ceremony special. Her attention to detail, professionalism and kindness makes it all worth it. We enjoyed our first meeting with her and knew that she was the best person to have with us. I loved our ceremony and appreciated the opportunity to make it our own. She's wonderful! I would highly recommend her for your event.Sent on 09/13/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you for your sweet words! Your wedding was so wonderful--despite the rain delay. It all worked out so well and I am honored to have joined you and Jarrod in marriage! You were a dream to work with and I wish you the best always!
Varun · Married on 08/25/2018
Kayelily is an absolute master of her craft. If you are thinking of working with her, do it! She has done tons of weddings, and her experience makes for a seamless process and a beautiful ceremony. At the same time, she somehow manages to make you feel like you are the only clients on her plate. Throughout the entire planning process, no matter what time we emailed her, we got a response within several hours. I truly don’t know how she does it.Sent on 09/10/2018
Kayelily knows the exact process of designing and executing a perfectly personalized and touching wedding ceremony from start to finish. She allows you to be as involved as you’d like to be. I remember reading in her reviews before we decided to work with her that many couples had gotten compliments from their wedding guests on the ceremony. I thought to myself how strange that was, I mean how often has a wedding ceremony stood out so much to you? Well, I have to say that the exact same thing happened to us! After the ceremony, wedding guests came up to us and said Kayelily was totally captivating and executed the most beautiful and personal wedding ceremony. Hire Kayelily! You won’t regret it!
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thanks, Varun! I loved working with you and Caroline. Your love story is so sweet and I loved telling it to your guests. So happy that they enjoyed the ceremony as well. Enjoy wedded bliss and an enduring satisfying marriage and call on me if I can ever be of service!
Kevin · Married on 08/18/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton was Outstanding. We met with her months in advanced and knew she the one for our wedding ceremony. Kayelily level of professionalism and attention to detail exceeded all of our expectations. We had numerous members of our family compliment her and kept asking where we found her because of how impressed they were with our ceremony. Kayelily takes it to the next level by allowing us to tell a story during our vows and kept the audience focused during the entire ceremony. Highly recommended!Sent on 09/07/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Kevin! Your and Nicole’s love story was great as well as getting lots of laughter from your friends and family. We enjoyed your reception too. Many thanks for inviting us. I wish you all the best!
Lisa · Married on 08/11/2018
Kayelily is an excellent officiant!!! Her words were perfect- made sure that they were meaningful to us as a couple. Creative ideas for seating and aisle arrangements! Ensured that we knew all the steps required pre and (post) wedding to be married in North Carolina :)Sent on 09/13/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you , Lisa! Loved your sweet wedding. Thank you for choosing me to join you in marriage!
Lan · Married on 08/11/2018
We are so lucky to have had Kayelily as the officiate. I cannot find a better way to thank her! She made our wedding much better than we could have imagined. The ceremony was so special, personal, and unique. She helped us make our own story and she made it perfect. I would say the secret paragraphs was the highlight of my wedding day. My husband and I were tearing off when we heard that for the first time. We received tons of compliments from our guests. If you are looking for an officiate, do not miss her!Sent on 10/05/2018
Ian · Married on 07/21/2018
Kayelily is the best! Book her ASAP.Sent on 08/24/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thanks, Ian! Loved working with you and Melanie although we were hundreds of miles apart geographically which is no problem with the internet. My pleasure to meet you for the first time at the rehearsal. Felt like we were old friends by then!
Anne · Married on 07/14/2018
My son and daughter-in-law's wedding was extra special because of this wonderful person who helped them create a magical ceremony. It was warm and very personal, with vows that just brought tears to our eyes. She seemed to know them intimately and everything she said was so spot on. She helped them/us make memories to cherish for years to come.Sent on 09/16/2018
Mother of the groom
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you, Anne. It was so nice to see you again and I appreciate your taking the time and making the effort to write this review. It is helpful for couples who are evaluating officiants to have the point of view of parents of the couple. Hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Kayelily.
Margaret · Married on 07/08/2018
Picking an officiant was one of the most difficult parts of planning our wedding, since we're an interfaith couple, who didn't want religion to play a role. Kayelily was so easy to work with and gave us plenty of sample material from all cultures and religions to pick and choose how we wanted our ceremony to go. We were part of the entire process and had final say on all of the wording . It was more work for us on the front end than just choosing a set script, but it was exactly what we wanted in the end (and we got so many compliments on it and on Kayelily!).Sent on 08/13/2018
She is very easy to work with and adds a really romantic, personal, and unique touch with the secret paragraphs that the couple doesn't hear about each other until the wedding day. We were very happy with our selection of officiant :-)
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you, Margaret! It was my pleasure to work with you and Vince to make your ceremony exactly what you envisioned. I am so happy to hear your guests enjoyed the ceremony! They were quite engaged while I delivered it which is so gratifying for all the thought and creativity we 3 put into your ceremony. All the best to you and your family!
Stephanie · Married on 06/23/2018
From the moment we met with Kayelilly, and she read us a sample ceremony, we knew she would be a perfect fit for us. She did a great job at listening to our story and putting together a ceremony that perfectly represented us. She captivated our guests, and we received so many compliments about the ceremony.Sent on 07/28/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Stephanie! Yours and Josh's wedding was fabulous! I loved it--especially wowing your guests and parents with your great story. Loved all the laughter. The guests felt so bonded in their love for the two of you and just ate it up. So honored that you chose me to join you in marriage! Thank you for that and for this review! Best always!
Allison · Married on 06/02/2018
Kayelily Will Make Your Ceremony Special
Kayelily was wonderful to work with, and most importantly, will make your ceremony special. As soon as we hired her, she sent us a huge amount of resources and guided us in crafting a personalized ceremony that said exactly what we wanted it to say. We received so many compliments from our guests that our ceremony was so special and personalized, and it was a wonderful experience for us too. You cannot go wrong with Kayelily.Sent on 07/05/2019
LESLIE · Married on 06/01/2018
Kayelily you were WONDERFUL! You made every bit of the nuts-and-bolts part of the process smooth and easy. Every part of the creative process was personalized and fit the vision we had for our ceremony as well. We benefitted so much from your experience. Thank you for telling our story with such heart and humor. Serendipity brought us together ... it was SO special that another warm link to my mother (you) would be present in such a meaningful way on that HAPPY day!Sent on 06/27/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Leslie, thank you for your kind words. I am so happy serendipity and synchronicity were at work to bring us together and discover our link to each other. It was my pleasure to tell your wonderful love story to your guests and my honor to join you and Rich in marriage, at last! Best blessings ever!
Betty · Married on 05/18/2018
Kayelily made our day magical. The ceremony was perfectly tailored to us. Very personal, humorous and she just got who we were. She was also very helpful with all the legal "stuff" required. Highly recommend her.Sent on 06/27/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Betty. You and Jerry are so perfect for each other and it was my honor to join you in marriage! Bless you!
Kirstin · Married on 04/28/2018
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!Sent on 05/15/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply: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!
Kathleen · Married on 04/21/2018
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!!Sent on 05/01/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply: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!
Christina · Married on 04/13/2018
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!!Sent on 04/22/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply: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!
Lieke · Married on 04/03/2018
Kayelily made our wedding truly unique and worked with us to create a beautiful, deeply personal, ceremony.Sent on 04/10/2018
Reverend Kayelily Middleton's reply: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.