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Emma D. · Getting married on 09/18/2021
Reverend Kayelily did a great job at my elopement ceremony. My now husband and I booked her services for a 2020 wedding. When we decided to scale things down from our original wedding plan, Kayelily was very flexible and happy to work with us and the changes that we made. She made the process of choosing our vows and type of ceremony very simple and she was easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend her to any couples looking for an officiant in the area.Sent on 10/01/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thanks, Emma! Loved working with you and Arthur on your story and secret paragraphs. It is important to me that the wedding ceremony reflect the couple and has deep meaning for them as well as being light-hearted too. It was a grand success when I could see all your guests paying rapt attention and laughing--especially Arthurs grandmother who told me she really enjoyed the ceremony. Congratulations!
Erin B. · Getting married on 06/05/2021
Kayelily did a wonderful job at our wedding! She responded promptly when we emailed her and was very professional. The experience to create our perfect ceremony was easy with her help! Everyone at the wedding loved it! Highly recommend.Sent on 02/02/2021
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you, Erin. You and Matt were delightful to work with to co-create your ceremony. Although you had to scale down your wedding, it was just as special. I’m honored to have joined you and Matt in marriage!
Leigh M. · Married on 04/12/2021
A beautiful, personal ceremony!!!
Jared and I want to thank Kayeliliy for an incredible wedding ceremony. We cannot tell you how many people told us how beautiful it was, and many said it was the most special they had ever seen - So personal and lovely... And so well-delivered, with the perfect combination of sentiment and humor. We were laughing through tears. So many thanks for her talents and efforts on our behalf!Sent on 01/04/2020
Rachel D. · Married on 04/10/2021
Perfect Choice for our Small Covid Ceremony
I'm so happy we connected with Kayelily and she was able to officiate our wedding! Kayelily was able to accommodate us fairly last minute when we decided to switch from a courthouse wedding to a small outdoor wedding. She was responsive and communicative as we were planning our small event. We were overwhelmed with were to start with a ceremony and vows and her guidance was a great help! And finally her delivery at our event was perfect! We loved the way she read the words we had arrived at and everyone present commented on how great the ceremony and her delivery was.Sent on 10/23/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Your intimate family wedding was so sweet. I loved working with you to get the ceremony perfect for you and Joseph. And the small picturesque neighborhood park you chose was simply beautiful. I’m so glad you found me. It was my honor!
Kietryn S. · Married on 04/09/2021
The most sweet and personal ceremony we could have ever hoped for!
Although Reverend Kayelily only knew us through our email exchanges, the ceremony she created made it seem like she had known us for years. It was extremely personal, sweet, and exactly what we were looking for. Our friends and family were extremely impressed! Kayelily was professional, responsible, kind, and supportive throughout the whole process. She also was extremely cautious with safety during these crazy times. We can't recommend her enough! If you are looking for the perfect officiant who will take the time to make the ceremony yours, please don't hesitate to reach out to Kayelily! Thank you again Kayelily! Jae and I are so happy you could be a part of our day!Sent on 10/03/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thanks, Kietryn! I was honored to join you and Jae in marriage and also bless your unborn little one within the wedding ceremony. And having your dogs there wiearing kerchiefs of Best Dog and Dog of Honor and so well behaved. Sweet wedding surrounded by your closest family in a beautiful pavilion. Many blessings!
Hope H. · Married on 04/02/2021
So personable and easy to work with!
Kayelily was the perfect officiant! She was incredibly personable and made things so easy. We loved the vows she wrote for us and many of our wedding guests praised her officiating.Sent on 04/11/2021
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:I loved working with you and Brett to co-create the perfect ceremony for you then "delivering" it on your beautiful wedding day! Thanks for everything!
Jessica S. · Married on 03/13/2021
Simply put: Kayelily is the best
Miss Kayelily truly captured the essence of my husband and I's love story, our personalities, and our hearts in her ceremony. I loved getting to work so intimately with her to help tell our story through our ceremony. I am so grateful to have worked with someone so compassionate and kind during such a tumultuous year to make our wedding day dreams come true. Truly a wonderful officiant and human being, inside and out!Sent on 03/17/2021
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Jessica! Your wedding was amazing and all yours and Austin's hard work and patience through COVID definitely paid off. I am honored to have been able to join you two in matrimony! Blessings!
Norman J. · Married on 10/31/2020
Very Professional & Courteous
Our Special Day was made even more SpecialSent on 11/01/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you, Norman! So happy you found me! It was my honor to join you and Susan in matrimony! Blessings!
Risa W. · Married on 10/03/2020
Kayelily was amazing ! She took us through months and months of changed dates and changed plans during this difficult time (a pandemic ). She was super kind and responsive even if I just needed to express frustration. We finally married in her backyard !!! For Kayelily this is more than just a job. She truly gets satisfaction from bringing loved ones together and uniting soulmates in holy matrimony. Everyone at the ceremony was touched by her words. I would highly recommend Kayelily Middleton if you would love a heartfelt, warm, meaningful ceremony.Sent on 08/29/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Oh, thank you so much for your kind words, Risa! Despite all the changes in dates, I enjoyed working with you to make your dreams come true. As it turned out, your wedding in my garden was simply the best solution and included your family and Chris' mom. Melts my heart!
Emily M. · Married on 09/05/2020
So happy I chose Kayelily!
We were one of the many couples adjusting plans due to COVID-19. We could no longer have our mutual friend, but Reverend Kayelily was the best choice! She was flexible as plans changed by the day, she was responsible given the circumstances, and her assistance in creating a ceremony script was so helpful. Her words and energy made our day super special and we couldn't have been happier!Sent on 09/28/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thanks, Emily! I am honored to have joined you and Mitch in marriage surrounded by your families! So happy it all worked out beautifully. Best to you both!
Jasmine · Married on 08/29/2020
Kay was on time. She stayed in constant contact throughout the whole experience I would highly recommend her. She was very polite and she answered any questions we had.Sent on 09/09/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you, Jasmine! I was glad to help you all I could. I know getting the marriage license can be a challenge these COVID days so was happy to work with you on accomplishing that. Your wedding was beautiful and I know we were all thrilled that the sun came out and the rain stayed away. Blessings to you and Adaya!
Katie L. · Married on 06/27/2020
Effortless and wonderful!
Reverend Kayelily made the whole experience amazing. We decided to do a small ceremony sort of last minute and she made it effortless! She was also super informative about the whole process which was very helpful. Also her garden is absolutely beautiful. Highly recommend!!Sent on 06/30/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you for taking the time to write of your wedding and my services. I really appreciate it. Yours was the sweetest wedding in my wedding garden on a beautiful day. Glad you got to Zoom in your guests to enjoy the ceremony too! Best always!
Emily S. · Married on 06/06/2020
Working with Kayelily was an absolute dream. She created a thoughtful, funny and meaningful ceremony for our wedding day. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the area! In addition to her wonderful day of ceremony - she was also extremely helpful during the planning process and rehearsal. I'm so grateful that we chose her to be part of our day!Sent on 01/15/2021
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thanks, Emily! It was fun working with you and Sam and co-creating your wonderful ceremony. I am honored you chose me to join you in marriage!
Cecil J. · Married on 02/29/2020
If you are having anxiety over how to pick an officiant, know that you can't go wrong with this choice.
Reverend Kayelily Middleton was the officiant for our leap day 2020 wedding, and we could not recommend her more highly. She listened to all of our concerns and then helped us design a customized ceremony for our wedding that shared our story with our loved ones. We have gotten so many compliments about the ceremony, including how entertaining Kayelily was, and how she must be an old family friend because it seemed like she’s known us for years. She is amazing at her job, probably because she has married thousands of couples! She guided us through the logistics of getting the marriage license, knew exactly what to do in the rehearsal, and will help design a ceremony just for you.Sent on 05/07/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Oh WOW, Jake! Thank you! I loved working with you and Brooke. You both have a wonderful sense of humor and great outlook on life as well as a wonderful relationship. Your love story was so much fun to tell your guests who had never heard that version. What laughter we had. I wish you both all the best.
Gayle D. · Married on 11/20/2019
Reverend Kayelily was perfect for our tiny weekday wedding, and we could not have asked for a better officiant. She was very concerned about giving us the ceremony we wanted, and she definitely did that and more (helping the photographer and chatting with my sister about shiny shoe clip-ins). Could not recommend her more highly. Thank you so much Kayelily!Sent on 11/23/2019
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you so much, Gayle. I am so happy that you found me and that I was available to officiate. You and Will are such a sweet couple and I could feel the love radiating from you two! My honor to join you in marriage! Blessings!
Emilie D. · Married on 11/03/2019
Reverend Kayelily created a unique and beautiful ceremony for our wedding that was tailored just for us. We had nothing but great compliments on our ceremony as Reverend Kayelily had done such beautiful work in telling our story. Not only that, but she also gave us so much help in organizing and giving us tips on wedding prep that we hadnt even thought of. Overall, I dont believe we could have picked anyone better to officiate our wedding.Sent on 01/23/2020
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you, Emilie! You and Russel were a delight to work with. I appreciate couples who take the time and creativity to be an integral part in scripting the ceremony. Your wedding was such a beautiful expression of your beliefs, love and commitment, and personalities and I thank you for choosing me to join you in marriage!
Meena · Married on 11/02/2019
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.Sent on 09/12/2018
Raleigh Wedding Minister'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!
Jordan S. · Married on 10/31/2019
You won’t regret it!
Sent on 09/13/2020
Kayelily was the perfect choice to officiate our wedding! When our wedding plans were significantly impacted by COVID, we had to adapt and we were lucky to find Kayelily had our availability on our scheduled wedding date. She was able to assist us with the marriage license process. The best part was the ceremony and vows which Kayelily provided to us and allowed us to add our own stamp on. Scheduling and planning our small ceremony was easy since Kayelily has done so many weddings in the area. Our intimate ceremony at the North Carolina Museum of Art was perfect! Despite these challenging times, we feel very fortunate we were able to still have our wedding while staying safe and Kayelily was so sweet, professional, and easy to work with. Whether you plan on having 50 guests or 5 at your ceremony, we would recommend Kayelily for your wedding officiant!
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you, Jordan! It was my honor to join you and Ryan in marriage! You were great to work with and knew what you wanted. Yours was the sweetest wedding at a beautiful location which was perfect for the two of you and your gracious witnesses and their little daughters. Congratulations on your marriage and I wish you all the best!!
Christopher B. · Married on 10/20/2019
Working with Kayelily before and during our wedding was exceptional! She had many great views and ideas for getting the most out of our wedding day, and everyone in attendance had a blast! She is a real treat, well worth every bit!! Thank you so much, Kayelily!Sent on 11/23/2019
Melissa · Married on 10/12/2019
Kayelilly was everything and more! She made the whole ceremony seamless and worked with us to make the day exactly what we wanted it to be! Look no further for the best officiant!Sent on 10/18/2019
Emily · Married on 10/05/2019
The perfect officiant for our wedding!
We booked Kayelily to be our officiant for our wedding on October 5th. Kayelily was the best choice we could've made! My husband and I live out of state, but she made it extremely easy to plan our ceremony and was very quick to respond to any emails or questions we had. I had multiple wedding guests approach me during the reception and tell me just how beautiful of a ceremony it was and how many even teared up hearing the beautiful words Kayelily put together about us. I loved how personal our ceremony was and I will always cherish the vows and special memories she helped us create of our day. We really appreciated all the hard work Kayelily put into our wedding ceremony and for helping make our wedding amazing! :) I would recommend Kayelily to any of my friends or family looking for a wedding officiant.Sent on 10/15/2019
Raleigh Wedding Minister's reply:Thank you, Emily! I love hearing that your guests enjoyed the ceremony although from their laughter during the ceremony, I suspected they were having a great time. I noticed some were sitting on the edge of their seats in rapt attention. You and Evan were a dream to work with and with the wonder of the internet, geographic distance really is inconsequential. Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Best always!
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.
Raleigh Wedding Minister'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!
Samantha S. · 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 · 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.
Raleigh Wedding Minister'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!
Melissa D. · Married on 02/11/2019
Wonderful personalized ceremony!!!
We could not have been happier with Kayelily as our officiant! We had her perform a personalized ceremony for us that left our guests alternately laughing and crying. She really helped us make our day special by letting us inject our personalities into the ceremony. We had several guests come up to us after the wedding to ask how we found her, if that tells you anything! Kayelily made the overwhelming process very easy by taking us along the way step by step and was very personable and professional.Sent on 01/25/2020