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Kevin Bain - Wedding Celebrant & Minister - Contemporary, Inclusive, Non-Denominational  

New York , NY
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LOCATION

333 East 23 St, Apt 8C
New York, NY US 10010 (map)

PHONE

212-683-6428

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ABOUT US

Creative, respectful, heart-centered (and fun!) Non-Denominational Celebrant & Minister for your personal and memorable wedding ceremony. Together, let's co-create a lifetime moment that... Read more
Creative, respectful, heart-centered (and fun!) Non-Denominational Celebrant & Minister for your personal and memorable wedding ceremony. Together, let's co-create a lifetime moment that celebrates your loving relationship and your family/friends. All faiths, beliefs and traditions. Complimentary Consultation. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Absolutely...I will perform your ceremony at the venue of your choice.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I will wear a suit or other suitable attire.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, of course. Each word created for your ceremony will be approved by you!!!
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
ABSOLUTELY!
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have many, many suggestions for readings and vows that the couple can choose from. I will do research to find the exact emotion/feeling you are looking for.
How long are your ceremonies?
Usually 1/2 hour, depending on the # of readings, rituals etc.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Of course I will be at your rehearsal.
Do you supply a sound system?
If needed...yes.

REVIEWS

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Sarina
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how wonderful and professional Kevin Bain is as a person and officiant. Kevin feels like a friend from the moment you meet him. For our initial meeting he greeted us with a hug and a smile and provided us with all of the information we needed to make sure our upcoming wedding would run smoothly. Kevin even gave us suggestions for things we could incorporate into our wedding and answered all of our questions no matter how big or small they were. Kevin keeps in contact with you to make you feel comfortable and that he is thoroughly involved and interested in making your day feel important and special. I loved that whenever I had a question I could e-mail, call, or text him and he would respond within minutes, if not immediately! He worked with us to create a customized ceremony that was meaningful and reflected the relationship my husband and I have. We had a lovely ceremony where Kevin lead the way. We are so happy and satisfied with the service he provided. All of our guests enjoyed him as our officiant and had so many nice things to say. We highly recommend Kevin Bain to all of our friends and those reading this review. He is truly the best person and best officiant!
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Richard
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin was a pleasure to work with. He created a custom ceremony for us which fit our wedding perfectly. He took the time to find out what was most important to us and then tailored to meet our needs.

He was responsive, timely, most importantly he cares about his work and the people he works with. He was especially personable to all of our family and friends.
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James
Wedding:
6/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin was absolutely wonderful! He was serious when needed and knew the perfect times to throw in a bit of humor. He put on a truly wonderful ceremony. I will look straight to him for any other special moments my family may encounter.
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Nina
Wedding:
6/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Lovely man had sense of humour and wrote us some lovely vows
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We obtained Kevin's services through our association with "I Do NY" and we were very pleased. Kevin was prompt, arriving ahead of schedule so that no one would be nervous about his arrival.

The ceremony you performed for our daughter and her now husband was lovely. The kindness and sincerity you demonstrated were very much appreciated by all. Colleen and Rob were please and we have had several comments from guests indicating how much they liked the ceremony you performed.

You helped make their special day more special and we are grateful.
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Rob
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Very nice guy!! Great sense of humor !
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RJ & ML
Wedding:
6/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Simply put, Kevin is amazing. We are not sure where to begin. First, let us state that this was a same-sex wedding. However, our guests were mostly heterosexual married couples and family. We received phone calls from nearly every guest telling us it was the most beautiful, tasteful ceremony that have ever witnessed. (Considering our guests were mostly 60+ years of age, this is quite something!) Kevin truly worked with us. He made many suggestions that we welcomed. Nonetheless, he performed the ceremony as we wanted. And, may we add, he did so beautifully. He is thoroughly professional, yet, at the same time very warm and understanding. He makes you feel as if you're the most important couple with whom he is working. Yet, reality tells you that this is just his nature and an expression of his kindness and caring. I recommend him to everyone. Thank you, Kevin, for making this day truly memorable for us!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kevin worked closely with us in creating a wonderful ceremony. Thank you Kevin!
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lucy
Wedding:
5/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin was so lovely and personal he was a perfect addition to our wedding. our wedding planner had told us his is the best and he Definitely lives up to that title.
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Christopher
Wedding:
5/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I travelled from Manchester, United Kingdom to marry my Wife in New York City, Kevin was our first choice from the beginning.

I cannot express how sincere, professional and wonderful his ceremony was. Our guests were also very appreciative and commented on the aura he created that made our special day all the more perfect. What a genuinely lovely man, we couldn't of asked for more.

If you are seeking an officiant that will make you feel at ease on your big day, an officiant that will provide you with a quality service with outstanding professionalism, you have found him. You'd be making a mistake if you went anywhere else.

Chris Wadsworth (Manchester, United Kingdom)
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Carlos
Wedding:
5/14/2014
5.0/5.0
If words could only express the manner in which Kevin Bain developed and executed my wedding I would try to explain it, I will try anyway. His prefessionalism, his state of mind, his knowledge, and the love that he put into our ceremony could not be expressed, you would have to have been there. From the first time I spoke to him he said "Trust me I will make the best choices for you guys" and I did trust him and things could not have been turned out as perfect as they did. From The Wedding Ceremony, to the venue to the vowls we exchanged, Kevin gave 110% yes more then I ever expected, the tears of joy where not only expressed by My-self Carlos R Coto and My better half Jean - Franco Ortega, but the strangers in the park which Kevin choose, (Maddsion Square Park in NYC)... came up to me to congratulate the most awsome event they had witnessed in years. From the parks keppers, to tourist from Israel, Brazil, and locals with tears in there eyes they joined the crowd around us and rejoiced with us and family, OUR SPECIAL DAY. Kevin Will always be part of our hearts and the collective memory that he created in the simplist most natural setting that a Spring in NYC can Offer... With our love to you Kevin from Carlos R Coto and Jean - Franco Ortega. P.S. We traveled to NY From Miami Florida to get legally married in a State the captured Our Hearts...
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Lea
Wedding:
5/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin is a true professional in every sense. He knew exactly where, when, & how to perform a truly memorable and beautifully intimate ceremony. Our family is truly appreciative of the care he expressed at this special occasion. We totally recommend Kevin's services in planning the perfect affair from A to Z and stress free!!!
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Lindsay and Melissa
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were extremely lucky to have Kevin marry us last week in NYC! He made us feel comfortable and personalized our ceremony perfectly. He had just enough humor to take the nerves away, and let all of our guests enjoy our Central Park wedding to the fullest. He was very passionate about his role in our wedding. He talked with my wife and guest that arrived early, and he emailed before the wedding to check with us on our ceremony options. He was absolutely amazing and our wedding would not have been the same without him.
Once we got home and settled in, we emailed him to see if there was any way he could send the reading from our wedding so we could have it as a keepsake. He replied with the attachment within twenty minutes. He was phenomenal and I would recommend him highly! We adored having his presence on the best day of our lives.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I got married on what was the wettest April 30th on record in NYC. Two hours before the ceremony our wedding planners checked if we still wanted to go ahead with the ceremony in Central Park because of how heavy the rain was. We are so glad that we did as we got the park to ourselves!! The moment I met Kevin as I arrived at the ceremony I knew that everything was going to be fine, despite the rain and cold. He was perfect! Everyone soon forgot about how cold they were as Kevin conducted the most magical ceremony. He is warm, charismatic and we highly recommend him!!! He will always be a special memory from our day.
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Cynthia
Wedding:
3/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was intimate, fun, and personal. I am not sure how it would be without Kevin Bain as our officiant. He was warm and friendly from the start. Our email correspondence kept me from becoming a tragically nervous bride. He sent me a copy of the ceremony before so I may review the words and overall steps of the ceremony.
Kevin came well dressed and his big smile took away any edge you may have had prior to the ceremony. His professionalism and respectful nature was admired by my family. There is no doubt I would recommend Kevin to a friend or even use him again for an anniversary ceremony.
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David
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
My fiancè and I were put in touch with Kevin Bain through our wedding planners in New York. As we were travelling from Ireland to get married and bringing 60 guests we were a little nervous about how the whole thing would go. As soon as I heard from Kevin I felt more comfortable.

Kevin made initial contact via email and was eager to learn more about my fiancè and I so that he could go about creating a lovely ceremony for us. Due to work commitments and time difference I wasn't in a position to take a call from Kevin but he easily adapted and was able to communicate via email. Whenever I emailed Kevin I got a swift reply. Kevin sent us a copy of the ceremony well in advance so that we could familiarize ourselves with it and welcomed us to make any changes we were keen on.

On the day of the wedding Kevin arrived more than a half an hour prior to the ceremony as promised. He was enthusiastic and chatted to arriving guests and made me feel comfortable from the outset. He explained the process to me regarding the license and how the ceremony would go. The ceremony was a nice length and everyone commented on how enjoyable it was. Kevin spoke clearly and could be heard by everyone.

We could not have been happier with how the ceremony went and couldn't recommend Kevin enough. Top marks.
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Nancy
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Kevin is amazing we loved having him officiate our wedding ceremony at the Essex house hotel here in NYC.
I highly recommend him:)
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Anne
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin was so easy to work with & professional. The ceremony was unique & amazing! My guests kept telling me how great it was all night. I could not imagine a more special ceremony!
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kevin
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin was an absolute joy to work with. He made our ceremony not only personal and touching but an experience we will never forget. He worked well to accommodate everything my husband and I requested for our ceremony. We loved working with him and could not be more satisfied with his profesionalism and compassion.
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Sara
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin was the first officiant we interviewed and from the first meeting we knew he was the one to help us with our ceremony! We could tell he really enjoys his job, is responsible, punctual, experienced, and will help you create a unique special ceremony. He is open to new ideas and ceremonial rituals, although if you want a standard simple ceremony he can do that too. I also recommended him to a friend getting married who had not hired an officiant and they decided to also hire Kevin. He stepped in at the last moment and I was able to see him in action before our wedding! He did a great job so I knew he would live up to our expectations! Thank you Kevin!
Sara and David
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Heather
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
We felt a connection with Kevin right away. He was so engaged and interested in our story and our vision. After our first meeting, we knew he was the one. Between the first meeting and the ceremony, all contact was via email, but Kevin was very responsive and open to changes to the ceremony wording, as well as providing suggestions to give our ceremony the substance and special moments it needed. On the day of the wedding, he was there before we were and coordinated with the musicians and venue manager so we didn't have to worry about that.

After the ceremony, friends and family told us that they LOVED Kevin. Many said it was the best wedding ceremony they'd been to because he made it so enjoyable and was such a lively personality. They were captivated with his energy and the special touches that he added. Laughter is a huge part of our lives and I am thrilled to say that we had many fun moments of laughter in our ceremony as well.

In the weeks (and hours) leading up to the ceremony I became a complete nervous wreck. Kevin was our rock. If he has to deal with brides and grooms like I was, I don't know how he does it. He was a soothing and boosting presence on our day and we are so thankful!

If you want a joyous, special, warm and brilliant ceremony that you and your guests will thoroughly enjoy, I cannot recommend Kevin enough. Kevin is love!
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Jason
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin officiated our wedding last month. He did an AMAZING job. He personalized the ceremony based on our personal history as a couple working in key details about our relationship throughout. He was also a pleasure to work with. Kevin was responsive, listened to our comments, and was a pleasure to work with. Our quests raved about his ceremony the entire night. You should definitely consider Kevin for your event.
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Laura
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We met Kevin just 10 days before our wedding and did not expect to get much more than a pre-scripted ceremony based on our lateness. From our first meeting to the final event we were impressed by Kevin's professionalism and the quality of his work. He created a ceremony from scratch together with us that was the perfect mix of tradition and creative with a touch of humor. We were so happy with the final results and he delivered a beautiful ceremony for us.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Kevin was an absolute pleasure. He was responsive, helpful, professional, and extremely passionate about creating our dream wedding service. He was a real partner, helping us to craft a truly personal and unique wedding experience. We definitely recommend Kevin’s services.
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Dani
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Would recommend kevin highly. He's ceramony was amazing and from the heart
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Kevin
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
He listed to our needs, our story, and delivered a perfect ceremony. He was simply perfect.
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Charlotte
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start with our experience with Kevin. Within 5 minutes of our first meeting I felt we were friends for 20 years. He just has a charm and kindness about him that most do not. We gave him a check and booked him INSTANTLY. The love story he wrote for us was funny, romantic, and traditional all in one. All we could have ever asked for and so much more.
Countless friends and family inquired about Kevin after the ceremony..." Where did you get him?" " how long have you known him". " He was fantastic and so funny". My cousin promised if he won the lottery he'd hire Kevin to read him the paper very day !
We are all looking to make our wedding the most special day of our lives. Kevin was as big a part of making that possible as anything . I've never seen a ceremony quite like it, and I probably never will again. He kept his promise of making our ceremony unique and memorable for everyone in attendance . Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xoxoxo xox.

Love, your new friends, Charlotte and Valerie
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Janine
Wedding:
5/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin was absolutely wonderful as our officiant. He worked tirelessly on preparing our ceremony. He was a pleasure to work with! He was encouraging and very engaged in preparing a ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple. He was interesting and I received many compliments on the ceremony. Kevin is the best! He has a huge heart and we were proud to have him as our officiant. He was also the officiant at our friend's wedding and that ceremony was also great! It was tailored to them as a couple. No two ceremonies are alike and they are all unique, which I love. If you want a unique, special and very different ceremony Kevin is perfect for you. Kevin is the best!!!!
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Bill
Wedding:
5/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Kevin was tremendous in his support and made our day of commitment and celebration superb! Considering we are Florida residents, I spoke to a few wedding specialists. Kevin's prompt response, ease of communication explaining the NYC laws and process and his focus on creating the perfect ceremony made it easy to choose him. Kevin wrote a beautiful ceremony based on our responses to several questions. He helped us plan an simple event outside. His choice of Madison Park was perfect. Kevin made our a wonderful, memorable celebration. Our friends are still talking about it!
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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Dev
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Delivered everything promise and totally exceeded expectations. Will be forever grateful...thank u Sir Kevin Bain!
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Samantha
Wedding:
12/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing! The ceremony, the passion with which you performed it and the advice you offered every step of the way were more than we could have ever hoped for. Many of our guests have said that our wedding ceremony was the most personal, touching, humorous one they have been too; they are still talking about how wonderful it was. And we can't agree more! Thank you!
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Michael
Wedding:
11/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Customized love stories and presentation that wow the guests and make it memorable. Kevin Bain bring out the amazing details of the stories that make our special day extra special!
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cathy
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin was great and helped to make our ceremony so wonderful! He arrived early and coordinated with the venue to help my ceremony run smoothly. Not only did he do that, but he checked in on me in the bridal suite from time to time before the ceremony to give me updates about the ceremony set up so that I would be in the loop. From the moment, we met him, he gave us comforting advice that very much helped to de-stress a very stressed bride. At the ceremony, I loved how he spoke, the speed at which he spoke at and his eye contact with the guests. I felt like guests were hanging on to his every word. I enjoyed having the rehearsal with Kevin. Since my family had not attended any previous weddings, we really needed alot of help on how to walk in, where to stand, etc. and Kevin helped us work through all of that at the rehearsal so that at the ceremony, all of us including the bridal party and groomsmen, knew exactly what to do. Kevin also sent us reminders of what we had to bring and do the week before, which I thought was very helpful because during the last week there are million things on a bride's mind and it's easy to forget somethings. I loved how Kevin helped us customize our ceremony and formed our story with your questionnaire about us. The guests loved learning about how we met and our relationship. Whenever I had any questions or changes to make to the ceremony, I was able to send Kevin an email and he would respond within the day and I loved your quick responses! Ultimately, if it isn't already clear, I would definitely recommend Kevin as an officiant for your wedding!
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Nola
Wedding:
9/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I was lucky enough to be able to travel from Australia to New York for my daughter's wedding in Central Park. I was even luckier that my daughter and her partner had chosen Kevin Bain as their celebrant. He was brilliant! He made the day not only for Flic and Tanya, the happy couple, but for me and the others who shared the event. Thanks Kevin.
Nola Purdie
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Denise
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Dear Kevin,

From the very bottom of our hearts, we thank you so very much! Thank you for your warmth, compassion, and your genuine interest in getting to know us, even from our very first meeting. Thank you for the diligence and energy you poured into crafting such a lovely and perfect ceremony. Thank you for helping to shed the light of our love story onto those people we chose to gather around us, the people in our lives we most cherish in this world. And most of all, thank you for making our most special of special days into the perfect moment in our now joined lives, one that we will hold dear in our hearts and minds forever. With your tactful guidance, your spot-on dash of humor, and your eloquent and beautiful words, our wedding was the one we both have always dreamed of!

Love
Denise and Jay
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Erica
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin was a great wedding celebrant who made sure that we had a unique and individually tailored wedding ceremony. He guided us through the process and was there to answer any questions. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a celebrant, especially in NYC.
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin truly made planning our wedding ceremony special. He was extremely attentive throughout the entire process, working with us to bring our story together. He helped us to perfect our special rituals and readings and provided guidance on our vows to ensure that our ceremony was personal, heartfelt and unique.

On the day of our wedding, Kevin had this calming presence that helped settle our nerves and he delivered our ceremony perfectly. Our family and friends have been raving about it ever since. I was truly touched when our families told us they felt closer to us after hearing the ceremony created by Kevin.

Our ceremony was truly the most special part of our wedding day and the wonderful lasting memories would not have been possible without Kevin.
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin Bain was a wonderful wedding officiant. He created a memorable and entertaining ceremony that our guests truly enjoyed.
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Laurel
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
He was perfect, made our ceremony better than we'd hoped and we highly recommend him!
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin Bain ,we just want to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony on our wedding vow renewals this past Saturday,June 23.I just want you to know that after you left,several of our guests came over to us to comment on how beautiful and touching your words were.As I'm sure you noticed several of them were moved to tears.You far exceeded what I expected the ceremony to be.The way you kept in touch with us during the weeks leading up to our renewal,and offered your help was very comforting.And the vows you wrote for us were so personal,its as if you've know us for years.Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for making that day as special as it was meant to be.We will recommend you to all of our friends.Please keep in touch.
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Jeremy
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
My partner and I were married by Mr. Bain in a private ceremony in New York City. We are from Arizona and were recommend to him by the resort we were staying at. It was an excellent choice and he made our experience wonderful. Mr. Bain asked us questions about our lives, were we met etc, and included a short story in our ceremony. We were asked if we wanted to make our own vows, which we did, and if it we wanted a religious ceremony or not. He made it a forever lasting memory and we are forever grateful.
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michaelgallacher@aol.com
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Keven is exceptional and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a very personal, professional and passionate ceremony.
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Gregg
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin was absolutely fantastic! The ceremony he wrote and performed was perfect, and we could not have wished or hoped for anyone better. Not only was he extremely easy to work with, he also really cared about us and our happiness, and it added a very personal touch to our ceremony that several of our guests commented on. We would recommend him without hesitation.
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Sara & Michael
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
KEVIN WAS AMAZING!!! Our personalized ceremony was the first one most of our guests had ever seen. He was very easy to work with especially with us living in Missouri. I cant think of a more perfect person to have been such a huge part of our wedding. I would recommend him to everyone i know.
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mikenyc
Wedding:
2/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Kevin Bain officiated our marriage at our home on Sunday, February 19th. Kevin was so easy to work with and he helped make the ceremony a very special event for us. All of our guests commented on what a great job he had done and how personal and touching the ceremony was. Kevin takes the time to get to know you as a couple and will help make the ceremony as grand or as simple as you'd luck. He is truly a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend him to officiate your ceremony to make it a truly memorable day for all!

Mike and David
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JING
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Kevin was great. We got married in a once-in-50-year-time snow storm and you can imagine how frustrating i was as the bride! Nothing seemed going on well with the plan. But when i finally got to the venue and Kevin came to talk to me and tried to calm me down, i immediately felt much, much better! His attitude was so calm, and nice and dependable! i just felt so lucky at that moment.
And then everything just turned around. the ceremony was great. Kevin's words were heart-touching, convincing, also with a touch of humor, exactly the way i want them to be. After the reception, i kept on hearing my guests say: i really like your officiant's speech!
Thank you Kevin, deepest appreciation from Don and me!
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Jackie
Wedding:
10/10/2011
5.0/5.0
My partner and I were thinking of getting marriage at city hall and going out to dinner with some family and friends. After giving it some thought, and at the very last minute, we decided that it would be much more special getting married in our home. With only a week to plan the ceremony, I found Kevin Bain during my search for a wedding officiant, and was so happy that I did.

From the very beginning, Kevin’s support for us was very heart felt and sincere. We worked with him over the course of the week and finalized a ceremony that was perfect for us. His experience, suggestions, and support played a vital role in making our special day extraordinary.

It is with great pleasure & honor to recommend Kevin Bain for your wedding needs. We consider him a part of our family!

Very sincerely yours,
Jackie & Hope
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much Kevin for making our wedding spectacular! You made people cry happy tears including me! I was so thrilled with your performance and it made the atmosphere just wonderful. You were incredible from the day we all met to talk about the wedding until the end of our wedding day and I had no doubt that you would make people cry. It was absolutely wonderful and you exceeded my expectations. You created our love story and expressed it with such feeling no wonder people cried! Your speech was just the icing on the (wedding) cake! :-) Thank you so very much for making our wedding day absolutely fabulous! I am going to write great reviews for you everywhere I can and tell everyone about you! Your awesome!.
-The Anghels
Services Used: Officiant
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ewrsw
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Kevin performed a beautiful ceremony on our wedding day. He was warm and welcoming and engaged our guests. Several people came up to me and told me how onderful Kevin was and how beautiful our ceremony was. I would highly recommend him. I would say I would use him again, but I do not intend on getting married again...:-)
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Roger
Wedding:
8/29/2011
5.0/5.0
kevin provided a very personal serice and took the time to really get to know us ahead of the ceremony.
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fred
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We waited long enough. We are now Domestic Partners! It is something we talked
about for so many years. And now we took the “leap.” We were so thrilled to do this.
This decision deserved celebrating. Thank you Kevin for creating just the right ceremony
for us. You took our emotions and put them into a beautiful and dignified presentation.
There was nothing needed to make it more meaningful. You told the story that was in
our hearts. This moment in time will stay with us forever. Thank you for your beautiful
words that expressed us and the love we share!
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Sheri
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Sheri and Alan

Kevin, you are amazing! You were at our wedding 25 years ago and now you performed our Vow Renewal Ceremony. It is hard to believe but you brought so much passion and emotion into our ceremony, it was like falling in love all over again! You know us so well and you really told our love story and our journey in life together. And having Jason part of the ceremony was UNBELIEVABLE! Having our son stand up for us was a perfect moment. What can we say? This ceremony comes at a perfect time in our lives. It was a re-awakening. It was a breath of fresh air. As you saw from our family and friends, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! You included!
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Julie
Wedding:
10/11/2013
4.9/5.0
So many of our guests complimented our ceremony and that is thanks to Kevin. He took our love story and used it to create a beautiful ceremony. I am so happy he married us. He is such an incredible person. He was there for us when we needed him and helped us to relax the day of our wedding. He is amazing!
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Ken
Wedding:
5/18/2012
4.9/5.0
We have been together for 30 years and were thrilled that the NY State legislature had finally allowed us to marry. We decided that we wanted to have a simple ceremony and a cocktail party for family and friends. We needed to find someone to officiate at our wedding and were fortunate to find Kevin Bain’s website. He responded to our email immediately and set up a meeting over coffee. We knew immediately that he was the right person for us. His warmth, enthusiasm and understanding hit all of the right notes. Kevin stayed in touch with us during the months leading up to our wedding and he made sure that we had all the information we needed to get our license and be ready for our wedding day.

The ceremony he composed was beautifully written, with just the right amount of emotion and humor. His delivery was wonderful and we could sense that everyone in the room felt a part of our wedding. After the ceremony many of our guests asked us if Kevin was a longtime friend because the ceremony seemed so personal – not like some stranger who read the usual script . They also said that this was the most wonderful ceremony they had ever witnessed. Kevin is a most talented man and we felt so fortunate to have found him. We felt overjoyed and our wedding ceremony is something we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Services Used: Officiant
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Newyorkbride171211
Wedding:
12/17/2011
4.9/5.0
'We decided to get married on the spur of the moment and only booked our flights over to New York the week before. Kevin was recommended to us by our hotel and even if we had had 2 years to plan it, in my husband's words, 'we couldn't have picked anyone better to marry us'. Kevin worked within our budget which was very important in our situation with honeymoon and wedding being rolled into one and he personalised the ceremony beautifully. He took the time to email drafts across and even though it was sorted in a matter of days, again I couldnt have organised a better ceremony. He even included how we met and our daughter, and the ring exchange was as traditional as we wanted whilst still being personal. Overall my wedding was more than I could ever have hoped for and considering none of my family were there it was still the best day of my life and I have Kevin (and Adrian) to thank for that x
Services Used: Officiant
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Maria
Wedding:
5/8/2011
4.9/5.0
MARIA & GREG
What a wonderful wayto begin our wedding! We could never even imagined the story you told. You were so right. Our ceremony truly was "THE HEART OF OUR WEDDING!" Everything was perfect. Everyone said so. For the first time people were actually listening to the ceremony & wanted more. Kevin, you did exactly what we asked. You worked so hard putting together the perfect ceremony with all the touches we requested. Our parents thank you. And we both cannot thank you enough. This is something we will remember and cherish always. And you will do our vow renewal too. YOU ARE BOOKED!!!
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David
Wedding:
3/23/2013
4.8/5.0
Absolutely fantastic experience with Kevin! My fiancee and I had been engaged for awhile, and were planning just a simple ceremony at the Brooklyn Clerk's office. But then we decided to make it more of an event, and hence needed an officiant. I found Kevin's website online, and called - he was the only officiant I tried who personally answered his phone, and I'm so glad we found him!

Kevin was warm and engaging from the beginning, and he wasted no time in starting the planning, which was important to us, because the wedding was in less than two weeks! Although we couldn't meet in person ahead of time, Kevin took sufficient time during multiple phone calls to understand some key things about us, and then sent us a fun questionnaire. On that basis, he crafted a lovely, personalized ceremony, which really captured something 'essential' about us as a couple.

In the days leading up to the event, Kevin was in close contact, finalizing the ceremony, and he made the process easy and non-stressful. Importantly, Kevin knows NYC really well, and suggested many good outdoor (free) public options.

While the above speaks highly of him, I also have to emphasize Kevin's voice, which is warm and full of genuine care. And wow, can he project that voice! Our ceremony was at the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, and it was a cold afternoon, and soon into the ceremony, Kevin had every onlooker in the vicinity paying rapt attention.

Overall, we could not have hoped for a better experience, and I would highly recommend Kevin to anyone.

David Bontempo

P.S. The only reason I put the Value at 4 (vs 5) is that Kevin was a bit more expensive than other officiants I saw advertised. But like they say, you get what you pay for, and it was very much worth it!
Services Used: Officiant
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Tiffany
Wedding:
3/15/2014
4.7/5.0
Kevin was fantastic to work with. Extremely professional and quick to respond to all emails. We loved the ceremony he wrote for us, which was very sweet and touching. He was also open to any readings or ceremonies we may have wanted to include and was also open to any cultural traditions we wanted to incorporate. We received a lot of great feedback from our guests. They were very entertained throughout and commented at how articulate he was. We would absolutely recommended Kevin to any couples looking for a memorable ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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Lyle
Wedding:
9/29/2013
4.7/5.0
Kevin put so much effort into writing a beautiful ceremony -- and the wedding day itself was his finest moment. Five minutes before the ceremony was to begin, our photographer and DJ still hadn't arrived! My wife and I were in panic mode until Kevin took our hands and told us to focus on each other and what was certain to be a wonderful event. Sure enough, the photographer and DJ showed up and we started the ceremony only a few minutes late. The rest of the night was fantastic.

Without Kevin's reassuring presence, I don't know what we would have done in those anxiety-filled moments before the wedding!
Services Used: Officiant
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David
Wedding:
7/21/2012
4.7/5.0
Everyone at our wedding loved our ceremony and told us now personal and moving it was. A lot of the credit goes to Kevin. When we first started talking to Kevin he urged us to put as much thought into the ceremony as the reception. It was in his words the point of the whole day. So we worked back on a draft with him emailing it back and forth. When it was all over everyone from my uncle to my boss asked us where we found Kevin. They loved his delivery and felt like he made the ceremony a personal moment instead of something to rush through so everyone can start drinking.
Services Used: Officiant
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Virginia
Wedding:
2/22/2014
4.6/5.0
Admittedly we didn't think we needed a celebrant for our wedding as we were going to keep it simple. As we came to find out, being simple meant we need to get all our details right. We were sold by Kevin's vision, experience and passion for creating a memorable, personalized and engaging ceremony. He makes it very easy for us to be the marrying couple with the care, the details before, during and after the wedding. Best of all, he really loves what he does and is particular about working with the right couple, meaning those that appreciate his personalized care in crafting a story of love and delivering that experience to your guests in the unique way he knows how, of course all while working with you to figure all that out. Thank you Kevin for making our special day more special. You were right, people did talk about the ceremony after the wedding.
Services Used: Officiant

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