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Reverend Kayelily Middleton

Raleigh/durham/chapel Hill And Surrounding Areas , NC
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LOCATION

Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill and surrounding areas, NC US 27612 (map)

PHONE

919-345-4608

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ABOUT US

Your Ceremony:

Weddings are Kayelily's passion and have been for the past 16 years! You book vendors who specialize in weddings so why not book a minister who specializes in... Read more
Your Ceremony:

Weddings are Kayelily's passion and have been for the past 16 years! You book vendors who specialize in weddings so why not book a minister who specializes in weddings, too. Together with Kayelily you will co-create the most romantic wedding ceremony--one you will love hearing on your wedding day and your guests will be so touched by! Kayelily will officiate your wedding with confidence and grace speaking the words of your beautiful ceremony that warmly welcome your guests, pay tribute to your loved ones, and tell the story of your love as she guides you through your vows and ring exchange, the pronouncement of marriage and happily presents you to your guests as husband and wife! Your ceremony will be an original-- romantic, inclusive, interesting and fun. Your friends and family love to hear the story of your love, laughing and crying at all the right places. This feeling of closeness and celebration flows right on into your reception.
About Kayelily:
Kayelily has been officiating weddings since seminary ordination in 1997 and her services are highly recommended by wedding professionals in the Triangle area. Kayelily would be honored to work with you to create your special ceremony and officiate your wedding. She books up quickly so call or email her ASAP to check her availability for your wedding date and time and schedule your free consultation.

Marriage Optimization:

Your wedding day is just one day in time and while every couple expects they will be together for the rest of their lives, even the most carefully planned wedding does not guarantee a lifetime of marital bliss. Data shows that couples who participate in marriage preparation classes have a much higher percentage of creating a satisfying and enduring marriage. If you are interested in marriage preparation classes, Kayelily offers (but does not require) a series of three Marriage Optimization sessions following your completion of an online inventory to assess your relationship and compatibility in more than 20 areas vital to a good marriage. She teaches communication and conflict resolution skills, financial management and so much more in her educational and fun interactive sessions with you. Couples who have done Kayelily's Marriage Optimization find that they learn a lot about each other they never knew, acquire relationship skills and consider it a very wise investment in their future together. You can read more here: http://raleighweddingblog.blogspot.com/search/label/Marriage Optimization

Other Services:

In addition to officiating weddings, Kayelily also performs commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows ceremonies, baby blessing/christening/baptism/naming ceremonies and memorials. She has also done house blessing ceremonies and could also create meaningful rite of passage ceremonies if requested. She recently created a ceremony for a sixteen year old young man who changed his name and wanted to celebrate this rite of passage. He was into The Lord of the Rings, Hobbits, Knights of old and so we incorporated all that into his celebration ceremony. 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
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
I perform weddings wherever the couple want--even did one in a lake once! I officiate weddings in gardens, hotels, homes, restaurants, my wedding garden, resorts, churches and chapels, historic estates, B&Bs, plantations, in the woods, public parks,and in my wedding garden in N. Raleigh.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
For formal weddings with attendants, I typically wear a long flowing dress and prayer stole that matches or blends with the bridesmaids' dresses. If a couple requests I wear a certain color, I try to oblige.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
My couples are encouraged to create their own ceremony from my large collection of ceremony material and are free to modify words and import material from other sources such as books and the internet to make the ceremony uniquely "theirs." I will write their love story based on answers they give me to questions I ask them. Then they edit it to their liking.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I encourage my couples to make their ceremony uniquely theirs which includes writing their own vows. I send them examples to get them started. They can even write secret vows to be heard for the first time on their wedding day! Or they might find the perfect words in my collection of words for vows and rings.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Couples are free to import readings wherever they find them. I have a compilation of readings that I email them that keeps on growing! Every time I see a new reading, I add it to my collection. There is scripture plus poems, Native American stories, quotes from children's books, funny poems, romantic poems, etc. You name it--it is probably in my collection which is presently 82 pages.
How long are your ceremonies?
I think the ideal length of a ceremony is 20 minutes. Any ceremony less than 15 minutes is skimpy and leaves the guests wondering if they really witnessed a wedding! A ceremony more than 25 minutes seems to lose the attention of the guests.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No, but I do highly recommend it if the couple is interested. My Marriage Optimization program consists of a comprehensive inventory they take on line, then we meet for 3 sessions to go over the relationship profile that is generated by their answers. It is very comprehensive and covers over 20 different areas which are necessary for the relationship to be happy and satisfying. Most couples spend thousands of dollars on just their wedding day and very little if anything preparing for their marriage. The Marriage Optimization program is a very wise investment in their future.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes. If there is more than one attendant each in their wedding, we will need a rehearsal to make sure everyone knows how to stand, where to stand, how to enter, what to do, how to exit, etc. A rehearsal is recommended to make sure the wedding ceremony flows smoothly and does not look shabby or slipshod.
Do you supply a sound system?
Yes, I have a large sound system (Fender Passport 150D) and a smaller one (Nady) and use the one most appropriate for the number of guests. If there is no power at the site, I bring my battery to power the system. If there is a DJ providing ceremony music, I bring my own personal ear microphone to plug into his system.

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Christine
Wedding:
6/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Kayelilly was fantastic to work with! We knew we wanted to have vows that were unique and personalized to us, but also knew we weren't creative enough to come up with them ourselves. Kayelilly listened to everything we wanted in a ceremony, asked us how we met, what we loved about each other.....then, in practically no time at all had exactly the right script for us. Also, since the groom has two young daughters and I would become their stepmom, Kayelilly suggested we do a "sand ceremony". Its a symbolic beautiful option that allows the kids to participate in the wedding to create a new bond between father, kids and new stepmom - highly recommend it for any new couple with children from a previous marriage. Not a dry eye in the house and we had so many compliments from our guests about how perfect the ceremony was for us.
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Brian
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Words can not express Kayelily. She did a beautiful job with our ceremony. She made everything involving it so much easier then we thought it would be. She spent as much time as we needed going over details finding out what we wanted and didnt want in our ceremony. After our ceremony all our guest came to us to express there feelings on how much emotion into the entire ceremony. We both would 100% recommend Kayelily to anyone. Kayelily, if your reading this as well thank you so very much once again.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Brian! Your hard work and diligence really paid off in a wonderful ceremony that reflected the two of you. I was honored to be a part of your big day! I think your mother cried tears of happiness during the whole ceremony!! Can't ask for much more!
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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I couldn't be happier with the wedding ceremony Reverend Middleton put together for my wedding. I contacted her about 3 weeks out from my wedding date and she put together a very thoughtful and personal ceremony. We couldn't be happier, the ceremony was truly the best part of the day!
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Erin
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is a wonderful Reverend! She helped us to customize our ceremony to make it really special and unique to us! She has also married my two sisters and has become a great friend of the family in the process. She is reliable, experienced, easy to work with, understanding, and incredibly organized and helpful! It really took all the stress and guess work out of everything for the big day! She is a great option for anyone looking for a Reverend in the area!!
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Greg
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is everything you want in a professional service AND a wedding-oriented service. She is the consummate professional. Words that come to mind to describe her: responsive, reliable, kind, thorough, funny, warm, and professional.

We had a very simple service (80 people) and did not have any planner other than ourselves. A huge value-add Kayelily brought was adding structure to our ceremony. She gave us a rough plan for our ceremony and set up rehearsal times, gave us rehearsal guidance, where to position the band, etc. Day of, we all showed up and she didn't like the chair layout. She suggested we rearrange them, and she was right -- and we did! She even helped!

With her guidance, our ceremony was completely catered to our desires. We wanted something secular and natural, and she helped provide that. She made it about *us*. It was truly perfect for us.

We loved everything about our big day and our experience with Kayelily. And we received very many compliments on the ceremony! Do not hesitate to hire her -- you will not regret it!
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Darice
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Middleton is a complete blessing to work with! She wrote a beautiful wedding ceremony for us which included a blessing for my son. We got married in her beautiful wedding garden which was just perfect for our small wedding. We couldn't have imagined our wedding being officiated by anyone else! Rev. Middleton is the absolute best!!
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Brent
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was the absolute perfect officiant for our wedding. She is very reliable, highly professional and truly cares. Thanks to Kayelily's guidance and coordination in preparing our ceremony, we received numerous compliments from friends and family. It truly was a special day, thanks in large to part to Kayelily.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was wonderful. She is very flexible and easy to work with in regards to preparation and goes above and beyond to help ensure everything goes smoothly on your big day. We received so many compliments on how she made our ceremony so beautiful and special!
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was GREAT!!! She was above and beyond our expectations!!
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Felicia
Wedding:
4/20/2014
5.0/5.0
She was so sweet and made sure everything was personal and perfect!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Can not say enough good things about Kayelily! From the moment I first contacted her, I knew that she was going to be amazing. We felt so comfortable from our first meeting and her organization and kindness and thought into our ceremony, made it so special. We wanted to make sure that our ceremony was truly about us and including my son into our wedding as he became our son. There wasn't a dry eye! And I appreciate the tissue as well :) She really does know how to take care of everything. The immediate comments after we concluded the ceremony was that it was the sweetest and most sincere ceremony anyone had ever seen or heard. Kayelily was so good at taking personal information from both of us and making and wonderful story that kept our guests engaged, laughing and crying. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to have the most special ceremony.
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Ashlee
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did amazing job! All of our guest kept coming up to us saying how they loved our ceremony! Kayelily makes your ceremony so personable. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant!
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Chelsea
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
KAYELILY was so amazing, and our wedding ceremony was so personal and beautiful. She helped us create a ceremony that really fit for who we were, and it was non-denominational which is what we were looking for. She really works with you to ensure everything is exactly what both of you want, and she gave us some great ideas! She was very professional, timely, and she executed everything perfectly.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Kay made our wedding ceremony so wonderful and special. I don't believe there was a dry eye in the house. Yet their was some laughter involved too which also made it very personal and our friends and family couldn't say enough great things about our wedding. The common word I kept hearing after the ceremony and my husband and I do concur was "Perfect". It was all about us and the wedding captured what we wanted to express to each other. Many guests told me it was the nicest most personal wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed! Thanks to Kaylily!!!!!!!!
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jenna
Wedding:
1/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Matt and I knew what we wanted from a ceremony. Our fears of any other ceremony were that it would be bland, impersonal to us and something our guests would be bored in. We searched around for a good while for an officiant that would let us do what we wanted with guidance of what is typical in a traditional ceremony. We loved Kayelily when we first met her because she seemed like a pro and knew what the guests loved. When we signed our contract, the list of materials from her was incredible! We had so much fun reading through other ceremonies all while constructing something that was unique to us. On the day of the wedding, many people commented how much they loved our ceremony but also how Kayelily was able to capture every individual in the room. We will always treasure our ceremony and what Kayelily was able to offer us!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Jenna and Matt! Your wedding was surely unique, incorporating a slide show into it, but you knew what you wanted and what your guests would like and to me, that is what a wedding is all about! You did a fabulous job making your dream wedding come true and I am honored to have been a part of it!!
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Sherri
Wedding:
1/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverent Kayelily was wonderful! She was extremely accommodating despite the fact that we gave her 1 days notice. I highly recommend her and will tell everyone I know about her!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was a fantastic officiant! She put both my husband and myself at ease and really helped walk us through planning the ceremony. She was great at tailoring the wedding to fit us. She had an awesome sense of humor, which was great, both during the stressful planning process and the wedding itself! The ceremony was a ton of fun and also very meaningful. A bunch of our guests told us that it was the most fun, and meaningful wedding ceremony they had ever been to! It was the perfect length and very engaging. I would definitely recommend meeting with her, and I'd be willing to bet you'll hit it off from the beginning as we did!
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Liz
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did a wonderful job of really capturing the essence of what we wanted our wedding to be! She helped guide us to get us started and then helped lead us through the process of making it very personal to our story and our lives. The service was beautiful and she did a great job of being very sincere and authentic. A pleasure to work with! She was very organized and pleasant always which meant no stress! Our children were part of our ceremony and although the two younger ones were being a bit silly, she handled it with grace and kept things moving smoothly! We were very pleased and blessed to have her officiate!
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Anne
Wedding:
12/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Wow! My brand new husband, Alan, and I feel so lucky, blessed really, to count Kayelily Middleton as a friend and our wedding minister. She is so thoughtful, kind, sensitive and beautifully expressive. We knew this from the start, but were unprepared for the intensity of the warm and touching ceremony she created with and for us.
As a committed couple of many years (eleven, but who’s counting!), we knew each other inside and out, gotta say. I guess we didn’t want to rock the boat, but soon after my father died, we decided that getting married was important to both of us. Kayelily agreed to do the ceremony as well as spiritual/pre-marital counseling in preparation. The counseling was helpful, and assured us that we were strong and united.
The Big Day was awesome. Of course, some things were forgotten (okay, so I forgot my contact lenses and maybe a couple of other things!) In any case, Kayelily was rock solid and reassuring. We never tire of hearing compliments about the wedding. I think the ceremony set the tone for a fun, spirited celebration at our reception!
Alan and I would absolutely recommend Kayelily to any couple. She will tell you that she loves what she does, and this is clearly apparent! Thank you Kayelily for your tender care and attention to what is now the sweetest day ever.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Anne, thank you for the glowing words! I was thrilled when you and Alan asked me to officiate! I was hoping that you would. It is not often that I know the bride and groom before they knew each other! You were fun to work with and sincere about creating a solid and secure marriage by doing my Marriage Optimization classes. Your wedding was so much fun, one of the rare ones where I stay for the reception! Blessings to you both!
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Dana
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
If you want your ceremony to be personal and special and uniquely YOURS, you NEED to hire Reverend Kayelily Middleton to be your wedding officiant. My husband, Todd and I met with Kayelily shortly after he (finally!) proposed to start planning our wedding. Despite several alterations in our plans, the one constant that remained was our wish to have her officiate for us. Kayelily has the most amazing spirit and kindness and her experience and resources brought forth the most personal, special, and unique ceremony we could have ever imagined. She worked closely with us both and as a collective, we created a ceremony that felt spectacularly "US". She was tremendous to work with and our day was all the more special because of her. :-)
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Tracy
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend choosing Kayelily as your officiant! She was great to work with from our first meeting, to running the rehearsal, and finally officiating our ceremony! Kayelily helped us write a ceremony that told our love story, and represented our families joining together. The ceremony was my favorite part of the day because of how unique and special it was to us as a couple. Our guests are still talking about it!
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Megan
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot begin to say thank you for EVERYTHING you did for us to make our day so special :) My goal was to have a very personalized wedding ceremony and my DREAM came true! :) Everyone the entire night and still yesterday after the wedding were talking about how wonderful the ceremony was and how amazing you were! I am so grateful to have connected with you and thank you for taking the time to make the ceremony so personal :) One mom told me that she 3 three daughters get married and she didn't cry near as much at their weddings as she did ours - she was so touched!

Kayelily was so open to listen to what we wanted and make our ceremony as personalized as she could. After meeting face to face, she sent us over 20 different documents to pick and choose what we wanted to use for each party of our ceremony. I loved that she sent each of us questions to answer that she used for our secret paragraphs and to write "our story" of how we met. I wanted to try a unity painting and Kayelil was excited and open to try something new. She wrote the most beautiful set of words for our unity painting to make it special for us :)
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Allison
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kayelily was fantastic to work with, I would recommend her to any couple looking for a very personalized ceremony! From the first meeting, she makes you feel so comfortable and at ease in picking out the right ceremony for both your wishes as a couple as well as the wishes of your family. I have gotten so many compliments in the weeks following the wedding of how special our ceremony was, and how great it was that it was tailored to our personalities and our story, and we only have Kayelily to thank for that!
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Liz
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough good things about Kayelily! We met with her well in advance of the wedding date and she absolutely delivered on material. Dozens of ideas on ceremonies, a huge selection of material to help us decide, and best of all, an amazing attitude throughout.

Kayelily helped us refine our vows through her experience and the ceremony was beautiful because of it. We loved the secret passages kept from each other and it was such an amazing experience hearing them at the altar. Thanks so much Kayelily!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Kayelily. She is easy to work with, responsive, helpful, and professional. She helped us craft a very special ceremony that made our guests (and the bride and groom), both laugh and cry. It was perfect, and we were so lucky to have her be a part of it!
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Emily
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough positive words about our experience with Reverend Kayelily Middleton. She was so invested in our ceremony, staring from the first moment we met with her at her home. We had an interfaith ceremony and Kayelily came HIGHLY recommended by the Rabbi we had already selected. As we worked with her, it became very clear why she has such a great reputation. Kayelily took the lead on our ceremony, personalizing it perfectly for us. She created a ceremony that incorporated the traditions we favored as well as inventive aspects that allowed our guests to connect with us. I was blown away by the number of guests who commented positively on our ceremony. Honestly, I knew the ceremony was a big part of the wedding, but I did not think that the guests really put much thought into it. Perhaps that's how it is with other officiants, but not with Kayelily! I received compliments from so many guests of various religions and ages--comments about being able to relate to the ceremony and to connect with us as a couple. My husband and I were also very pleased with how the ceremony turned out--we could not have asked for anything better for our wedding. Be prepared, there is a lot of prep as far as catering the ceremony to your individual taste, but you will really see that it's worth it when you stand up there with your spouse. We highly recommend Kayelily.
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T
Wedding:
8/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was simply fabulous. From the first moment she was responsive and that continued until the ceremony was over. Gene and I met with her personally in May and she provided guidance on a ceremony that was uniquely ours in so many ways. Many of our friends and family asked where we found her and they thought the service very wonderful and as well, her demeanor very professional and calming.

I would not hesitate to recommend her for your wedding.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Tami! I loved working with you and Gene and loved how your ceremony plans evolved into the most wonderful wedding celebration that fit the two of you perfectly!
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with the service we received from Kayelily. She not only helped us customize our ceremony to make it personable and special, but was also very helpful in answering other wedding questions we had (i.e. about our marriage certificate, etc.). Our ceremony was absolutely perfect! We loved every second of it. We also received many compliments on it from our friends and family. Kayelily is an "on point" gal! She does her job extremely well and won't let you down... it's not in her DNA!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Melissa! It takes one "on point" gal to recognize another "on point" gal! Your wedding was so fun and diverse. I love it when my couples are as creative and innovative as you and Chris! I am honored to have been part of your big day!!
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David
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Middleton was a joy to work with. She gave us a ton of resources to help craft the exact ceremony we wanted and is open to including any sort of ritual in her ceremonies. My wife and I had a number of guests at the reception tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony Rev. Middleton performed.

My wife and I also took Rev. Middleton's "Marriage Optimization" course before the wedding. We both found it helpful in bringing up important issues we hadn't discussed before and making sure we were both grounded in our expectations of what marriage is like.

We wholeheartedly recommend Rev. Middleton to anyone getting married in the Triangle area.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you, David! I loved working with you and Denise and making your ceremony exactly what you dreamed of and having the Marriage Optimization sessions with you. You are a very well-matched couple and I know you will be very happy together forever!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Love her! She was just what we were looking for....very down to earth and let us customize our entire wedding. She made sure we would know EXACTLY what she was going to say so there were no embarrassing surprises. She even color coordinated her stole with my bridesmaids dresses. Love how she gets the groom to write a special statement about what he loves about the bride (and vice versa) and then you hear it for the first time at the ceremony. She has every resource you could imagine.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind words. I thought your wedding was spectacular and the ceremony a grand success. Little did I know that your funny groom, now husband was animating with his face at the same time. He is such a fun guy and I can see how he keeps you in stitches all the time. Have a wonderful marriage and if ever I can be of service to you in the future, don't hesitate to contact me!
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Kayelily worked closely with my husband and I to create a unique and personalized wedding ceremony that we received an endless amount of compliments on from our guests. Our ceremony was warm, heartfelt, sentimental, and even funny! We had guests laughing and crying -- both my husband and I thought it was perfect and we couldn't have done it without Kayelily's help and organization. Do not hesitate to hire Kayelily for your wedding, she will not disappoint!

Not only did Kayelily officiate our ceremony, but we also took advantage of her marriage optimization course before our wedding. It was an interactive and educational class where my husband and I took a relationship assessment and then Kayelily walked us through good communication and conflict resolution techniques and helped us see where we might experience disconnects in the future. It helped us learn more about each other and feel closer as a couple -- I would recommend this course to anyone!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Jocelyn, many thanks for the glowing review. It was such a pleasure to get to know you and Abe so well and make sure you had everything covered to insure a happy marriage. Your high compatibility profile is a wonderful thing for me as an officiant to know as I join you as partners in marriage. Despite the weather challenges, your wedding was so sweet and the celebration a blast! Blessings!
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Alexandria
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was so amazing and so thorough with our ceremony. We probably changed our ceremony five times, and every time we did she sent us a revised copy to make sure we were happy!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Alexandria! In working with you and Chris, I quickly discovered that you are the free spirit, anything goes person, and he is the rock! I loved working with you to create that perfect balance that the two of you have as a couple in your ceremony. I also love your sense of humor. It is refreshing! I thank you for choosing me to officiate for you!
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
This was our second marriage for both of us and I was a little nervous. But Kayelily being the Professional and very warm Officiant she is put us at ease. We look back on our wedding day as Amazing and very special and we owe our thanks to Kayelily!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thanks, Kelly! I was happy to be there for you and be assured that your decisions were right on! You and Jim deserve all the happiness, and peacefulness, in the world!
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Kim
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone loved our ceremony!! They all said how much they enjoyed it and loved hearing our story...they felt so involved.
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bob
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Kayelily Middleton married my daughter, Jennifer Madison and Steve Snook on Saturday May 25, 2013. She provided a very detailed and heart felt service including comments from Jennifer and why she loves him and from Steve on why he loves her. Very touching and from the heart. The most beautiful service I have attended.

Bob Madison
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Bob! How honored I am to have a review by a father of the bride--a first! Your kind words touch my heart just like getting to know Jen and Steve in the process of creating their ceremony did. They are a remarkable couple and I wish them and their families much happiness!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I recommend Kayelily Middleton to all! She was very understanding, organized, and helpful. Her garden was perfect for small and intimate weddings. It was absolutely perfect!!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Stephanie--I am so happy it all worked out for you and Justin to get married in my garden. It was touch and go getting the marriage license before their office closed that Friday of a holiday weekend but you and Justin did it! Congratulations on your marriage and I thank Justin for his service to our country!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was the officiant at my wedding and she was absolutely wonderful! She was great to work with in the months leading up to the wedding. She let us have lots of input into the ceremony but also saved a few secret paragraphs for us to enjoy for the first time on the day of the wedding. She was organized and very supportive throughout the process. The ceremony surpassed our expectations! It was very personalized for my husband and I which made it so special for us and our guests. We can’t thank you enough, Kayelily!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

I loved your wedding, Becky!! All your hard work in getting the big and little details in place really paid off in a beautiful wedding day! You thought of everything! It was my honor to marry you and Paul and be a part of your special day.
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Tamra
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kayelily was amazing and helped create a special "surprise wedding ceremony" for our guests. Her personal touch and graceful style were commented on by many of our family and friends! She's the best and I reccomend her whole heartedly!
Tamra Finn
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Tamra! I love surprise weddings and I am so glad you decided to marry this memorable way and include all your dearest family and friends. You and Charlie are special people and I was happy that we could reflect the love you have for each other in your ceremony.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Look no further if you want an organized, timely, awesome, funny officiant! Kayelily helped us to create a memorable and personalized ceremony which everyone loved. Make sure you get her for your rehearsal as well. It went very smoothly and was succinct - which our wedding party much appreciated. Highly recommend!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin? My husband and I were married at Duke Chapel where 145 of our closest friends and family gathered to celebrate. Our Ceremony was incredibly personalized and moving. The most unique and the most heartfelt Ceremony I have ever witnessed to date. I was in tears, my now husband was glassy eyed, as were the majority of our guests and the entire bridal party. My mother-in-law was in joyous tears. Afterwards, both Steve and I were taken back by the number of guests whom independently approached us to express that our Ceremony was the best Ceremony they had witnessed to date. Comments included (but were not limited to) the originality, the emotional sentiment, and the thoughtfulness which moved the entire Chapel. Kayelily is a master in her profession. She weaved in elements such a secret paragraphs and meaningful passages honoring us as a couple. My husband and I held hands the entire Ceremony aside from the occasional incidences where Kayelily (prepared as always) handed my then fiance a handkerchief to blot my tears. I would recommend Kayelily to any Bride-to-Be reading this post. I hope to give to you what Kayelily so kindly and genuinely gave to us... the most meaningful and memorable Ceremony a Bride could dream of... Best Wishes! Kate.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Kate, thank you for your kind and sweet words. I am overwhelmed! I loved working with you and Steve to create the perfect ceremony for you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to officiate your wedding and be a part of your wedding day!
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Lea
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy that Kayelily was available to officiate our outdoor wedding in Raleigh. She put together a unique and beautiful ceremony which combined both Hindu and Christian traditions. Her flexibility in working with us while we are living in Texas was helpful, from video conferencing on skype to providing confidence of a smooth wedding when we met her in person on the day of. We received numerous compliments from our guests on a personalized and "never a dull moment" memorable ceremony. Thank you so much Kayelily for a priceless day!!
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words, Lea! It was great working with you and Rupal and I felt like I already knew you so well by the time we met in person the day of your wedding. Your plans worked out so well in creating the wedding of your dreams! Thanks for allowing me to be part of your wedding day!
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Angie
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better officiant than Kayelily. We found her through her blog, and I just knew she would be perfect. When I contacted her via email, she responded within the hour and set up a meeting with us at her lovely home. She was so warm and personable, as well as organized and professional. We didn't like the idea of being married by a stranger, but Kayelily felt like a friend. We wanted a simple, non-religious ceremony with no attendants and no rehearsal needed. We got married in front of 50 close friends and family at a downtown restaurant where she has officiated many times. Everything went off without a hitch. Kayelily has a variety of programs that she allowed us to edit to fit exactly what we wanted. We incorporated poems, acknowledgements to family members and our own secret vows. The best part, Kayelily printed out the vows and kept her finger on the words for us to follow along as we spoke. That was a big help because it eliminated the need for us to keep up with a copy during the ceremony. She even wiped the lipstick from my hubby's mouth before we did the recessional, so he wouldn't have red smudges for the photos. She also brought a microphone so everyone could hear what was being said. She also took care of mailing off the forms so by the time we got back from our honeymoon, a certified copy of our license had arrived from the Register of Deeds office.
If you're thinking about using Kayelily, don't hesitate. She made our special day more memorable by being low-maintenance (just like us), taking care of the details and focusing on us. Our guests loved her, too.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Angie! I had a blast at your wedding. You and Chris are such a laid back fun couple I knew your wedding would be so special. Loved working with you to create your special ceremony and wish you the best of everything in life!
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lisa
Wedding:
1/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Mrs. Middleton made our new years eve wedding very special. Her words were heart warming. I would highly recommend her.
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Kay
Wedding:
12/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily Middleton officiated our wedding on December 22, 2012. She was fabulous!!! She was so professional and made our wedding very personal. The words that she used in the ceremony were so moving and bought us all to tears!!! So many people at the wedding wanted to know who the minister was. They commented on how personal and special the words were. I would HIGHLY recommend Kayelily for your special day!!!

Dwight and Kay Johnson
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Markus
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife & I could not be happier with Kayelily. We had a very nerdy- / science- / future-themed wedding, & Kayelily jumped in with both feet. She performed a ceremony that had just the right mix of romance & humor. She could not have been more perfect. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was a god-send! I was so lucky to find her! She worked with us every step of the way and made our ceremony the most memorable I've ever heard. It was all about us. She's a sweet and relaxed woman and was really willing to go that extra mile. We even got a discount because we had such an odd day and money was worrisome. She's very reasonably priced for the wonderful and memorable ceremony you will get. My wedding was perfect and it really wouldn't have been as amazing if it wasn't for her wonderful ceremony that so perfectly illustrated my relationship to my husband. If I have a child we will definitely be going back to her for his or her dedication. I love her!
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did an amazing job helping us design our own ceremony. She provided tons of material for us to look through and great feedback on every draft. She spoke very well and all of our guests enjoyed our ceremony.
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Tatiana
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is absolutely wonderful! We were looking for a ceremony that would be beautiful, personal, intimate and a little funny. She helped us to craft our story exactly this way, she managed to read with a perfect tone in her voice making us and every guest feel very special. We think that her presentation set up the mood for the entire wedding and turned it into a beautiful affair. She is very easy to work with, always responsive to every little detail and need that every bride runs into before the big day. We would definitely recommend her to everyone. Our guests liked her a lot as well and several couples said that if they were to marry again, they would trust their ceremony only to her presentation. Tatiana and Roger Rosenqvist.
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Robin
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was great! I lost count of how many family and friends made specific note of her kindness. I especially liked her ability to "gather the troops" as our wedding was fairly casual! In all it was a wonderful experience and we are both very glad Kayelily was there to see us into our first few moments of wedded bliss!

THANKS!
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Lawrence
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is the absolute best!! So many of our guests told us that they were blown away with the ceremony she created for us. Kayelily does a remarkable job getting to know the couples she works with so that she can create an original ceremony that is totally unique to each couple she marries. If you need a wedding officiant, I would absolutely recommend that you use Kayelily!!
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Kristin
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
We would highly recommend--Kayelily was awesome. She helped us create a memorable and meaningful ceremony that included my two young daughters and our parents. In addition, she was a dream to work with. Could not have been better!
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I wish I could mark a 6 for flexibility on the rating chart- that is how flexible and accommodating Kayelily was for our perfect, October 13th ceremony at the Carolina Inn. When I first met Kayelily, I was immediately impressed by her professionalism and decorum. I was equally impressed by her honesty and humor. She is someone who is easy to get along with, yet also takes her job very seriously. Your ceremony is her top priority and she will work with you time and time again to perfect it! Over the months Tom and I crafted our ceremony and it was by far the most important and fun thing we did together. Kayelily provides you with ample material to go through and we were able to find poems and bible verses that best described us and varying ceremony formats to choose from. I can honestly say the finished product 100% represented Tom and I. Kayelily worked with us frequently to update our ceremony because of Tom's sister and Mom being unable to attend. She not only helped us craft the perfect words to bring them to memory, but also reached out with spiritual and emotional support. After the ceremony, we got nothing but rave reviews from our guests. So many wonderful comments like: "That was the most touching and beautifully unique ceremony we have ever been to." Tom and I give Kayelily our highest of recommendations. Thanks to Megan from A Southern Soiree for recommending her.
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Kristy
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was perfect. It was funny, sweet and just what Vaughn and I wanted. Everyone has raved about the ceremony since the wedding. It was so intimate and we loved it!
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Natasha
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Whether you have a pastor and you want a different but special ceremony or if you are new to the area and do not have a church home yet, Reverend Middleton will be the PERFECT choice! My familys' pastor was a no show for counseling and the rehearsal and my wedding planner found Rev. Middleton and she provided a ceremony that was special, personalized, professional and she reassured us that she would be in attendance. Upon this short notice, she let us review, correct and approve of the ceremony and vows and surprised us with personalized vows that almost made me cry! Countless guests commented on the warm, sincere vows/ceremony. My cousin was so engaged in the words that she opted not to remove her toddler from the ceremony so she could hear all of the words! It was just a lovely, lovely day!
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kaeleigh
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony turned out great! It was very personal and full of humor. Many people commented afterwards how much they loved it and that it was the best they ever heard. Kayelily was always prompt in responding to emails and returning the updated versions of our ceremony prior to completion. She was a joy to work with!
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brian
Wedding:
10/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you so very much...this day was everything we imagined and more,,,,thank you Kayelilly
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Kate
Wedding:
9/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily Middleton was the officiant for my our wedding Friday September 14, 2012. She had officiated for my sister two years ago so when we got engaged we knew exactly who to go to!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend her to any couple! She gave us a ton of material to look at to choose our "perfect wedding ceremony". We choose a modern ceremony and even put together our own vows so we were able to express exactly what we wanted to! She has a little bit of everything from traditional, modern to spiritual. The ceremony went flawless and so many people commented how personalized our ceremony was! She is the best around!
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Kyla
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely LOVED working with Kayelily to create the most perfect wedding ceremony we could have dreamed of. From the moment we met in Raleigh, she was kind, gentle, and clearly knowledgeable about exactly how to make a ceremony unique and special. She gave us all the time we needed on the front end to work through logistics and patiently advised us on details such as length, order, content and flow. We feel so lucky to have played such an integral part in the writing of the words that were spoken on our wedding day and have since heard, from our guests, that the ceremony was one of the most sincere, romantic and moving that they've ever been involved in. And I say involved because Kayelily made it a point to honor our wishes that family and friends be "participants not just spectators." She literally had them on the edge of their seats the whole time! The day was filled with tears and laughter and more love than we could have possibly asked for. Highly recommend Kayelily to future brides!!
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Laura
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kayelily is amazing! Our guests are still talking about how wonderful our ceremony was. It was so hot that day at our outdoor wedding, but many didn't even notice since they were so caught up in listening to our story. Kayelily was very responsive throughout the whole process of creating our ceremony. She was quick to answer any questions that we had. On the day of the wedding, she helped everything run smoothly, even though the bus with the groom/groomsmen and much of our guests was running a little late. I can't thank her enough!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Kaylilly makes sure she captures the energy of love amoung each couple and writes the ceremony to fit them perfectly! You must book her!
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Tracey
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was a dream to work with and I can't even count of the number of our guests who remarked on how wonderful and personal our ceremony was! I would recommend Kayelily to anyone looking for a wedding officiant that will allow you to really personalize your ceremony so that it fits the couple and the theme of the wedding.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
When we started planning our wedding, it was important to both my husband and I that we have a ceremony that was personal and meaningful...not just the same ceremony that is at most weddings in different forms.

Kayelily met with us and talked about all the different elements we could incorporate into the ceremony. We thought about it on the drive home and signed the contract that night! She then sent us tons of info and other ceremonies to pull ideas from. We aren't religious, but that's what's so great about her--she can work with whatever you want to create the ceremony that fits you best as a couple.

Our wedding ceremony turned out beautiful. My parents, husband, and I got multiple comments on it being the best wedding they'd ever been to...and most of those people have put on weddings for their own children!

Kayelily is awesome. Book her ASAP! :)
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Danielle
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot recommend Kayelily enough. Our wedding ceremony was unique, personable, and absolutely perfect. Kayelily definitely made the ceremony one of the most favorable and memorable moments of the wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests. They said it was the best ceremony they had ever seen. We have Kayelily to thank for creating a beautiful ceremony. We love you Kayelily!
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did an amazing job with our ceremony. She communicated well with both of us and really worked hard to make sure that our ceremony was exactly as we wanted it. She responded quickly to emails and was on time and ready to roll for both our rehearsal and our ceremony - she did a great job!
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Danielle
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we chose Kayelily to be our officiant for our wedding on 7.7.12! Through her website, we found the most beautiful chapel to have our ceremony (Jones Chapel) and with her help, we wrote the perfect wedding ceremony for us. We did a sand ceremony, which I was super excited about and has a similiar meaning to a unity candle. This was also something I found on her website. I got many compliments on how beautiful and perfect our ceremony was. She told our personal wedding story, and the fact that our ceremony was totally different than any other ceremony anyone had ever heard, everyone really enjoyed it. She was also super quick to respond to emails and answer any questions that we had. I would definitely recommend Kayelily!
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was amazing! Every one of our guests said that the best part of our wedding was the ceremony. Our ceremony was so unique and special to us. From the beginning Kayelily was kind, informative, professional, and very easy to work with. She worked around our crazy schedule and helped to make our ceremony personal to us. One of my bridesmaids even said that she wished she could fly Kayelily to Massachusetts for her wedding. I would recommend Kayelily to any bride looking for an amazing and personal ceremony. Thank you Kayelily!
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David
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was everything that we could have hoped for and more!! We were looking for a ceremony that was personal and romantic, but showed our fun and laid back personalities without upsetting my religious mom. She gave us exactly that! Everyone said that our ceremony was the best that they had ever seen! Both my beautiful bride and I agreed that the ceremony was our favorite part of the entire night! I would highly recommend Kayelily to anyone!!
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Cheryl
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily Middleton officiated my daughter Sarah's wedding on June 30th, 2012. I contacted her by e-mail, having seen several glowing reviews regarding her services. She responded immediately and kept an open dialog going with Sarah (in SC) and me in NC. She collected information from the bride and groom in order to make their day as special and personal as possible, which was exactly what my daughter was looking for. Sarah and David wanted to celebrate their mutual Irish heritage, choosing an ancient Celtic hand fast ceremony and ring warming, with personally written vows. Kayelily was attentive to their desires, and excited for them, and it showed. Her commanding and professional presence kept the large bridal party paying attention to their duties without making anyone feel nervous. I would recommend her to anyone! Thanks Kayelily!
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heathur30
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was so great to work with and got us and what we wanted from our very first meeting with her. She helped to make our wedding ceremony very personal and exactly what we wanted it to be. We couldn't have asked for more and highly recommend her to all couples out there looking for an officiant!
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YJS
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kayelily Middleton is very organized, she provide guidance and gave us ideas to make our wedding truly our special day.
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cms1123
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily gave us the most beautiful ceremony! Initially, we were just going to have a friend marry us, but my mom saw Kayelily's blog and said I should consider hiring her. Of all the wedding decisions I made, I can honestly say that hiring Kayelily to officiate was the absolute BEST decision I made. She made our ceremony so personal and special, I know we will watch the video over and over again. Also, I can't tell you how many people came up to my new husband and I to rave about the ceremony. People actually said that they don't typically remember the ceremonies, but that ours was so incredibly memorable they wouldn't forget it.

I can't say enough about Kayelily. I thank her a thousand times over for making our day so amazing!!!
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Leb651@aol.com
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did a fantastic job and made our ceremony so personal and special! Consider yourself lucky if she marries you :)
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rodaylee
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you Kayelily! Our wedding was personal, beautiful and perfect. Brides: hire this woman. She is the best!
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Gayle
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was great in working with us. We live in northern VA and did most of our communicating with Kayelily by e-mail. She had excellent suggestions for the ceremony. She had just the right amount of input to let us develop it how we wanted, and enough experience to know where to make recommendations. She looked beautiful for the ceremony and was very personable in her delivery. Our guests loved our ceremony and so did we. Thank you, Kayelily!!
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mrsryanyoung
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
When it came time to set a date, my fiance and I chose the most popular weekend in the universe to get married. The officiant search was looking pretty bleak, as everyone was booked solid. Then we found Rev. Kayelily Middleton. I contacted her (not expecting her to be available) and was overjoyed when she told me she could work us into her schedule. I had heard many good things about Rev. Kayelily from her blog, reviews, and several officiants in the area. They were all true and then some! I cannot describe how pleased I am with the incredible personalized ceremony that she wrote for us. The vows, addresses, and prayer were so eloquently and beautifully written. She took our personalities, values, and relationship into such care and consideration, and with those things in mind, created such a lovely and meaningful experience for us on our special day. She was so patient and understanding through the ins and outs of our wedding planning, and was always available to offer guidance and support. One of the most memorable instances of the ceremony happened when it came time for the sand ceremony with our children. I had forgotten to bring the sand! Rev. Kayelily handled it so well that no one even noticed that I had made that mistake, and continued with the ceremony without the pouring of sand as if nothing had happened. She is truly a pro! We are so blessed she was available to join us in marriage, and will cherish that day and our memories of it for the rest of our lives. I recommend Rev. Kayelily wholeheartedly and without reservation; she was truly an integral part of our day, and I could not imagine anyone else having performed the ceremony!
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jls158
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was wonderful! She made the wedding planning process so much fun, and so easy. When planning our wedding, Mike and I knew that we wanted a meaningful ceremony that we would always remember. Kayelily helped us to create a beautiful and special ceremony that we loved and our guests can't stop talking about! When we first contacted Kayelily, she sent us tons of material to look through so we could get ideas. Kayelily has amazing material, and we easily found some readings that were special to us. We then met with her to craft our ceremony and discuss all the details, and we felt incredibly comfortable with the ceremony design and the process in general. My favorite part about our ceremony (and working with Kayelily) was that the ceremony was all about us as a couple, and she incorporated the story of how we met and fell in love. Throughout the planning process and during the wedding weekend itself, Kayelily was a joy and a pleasure to work with. I can't say enough good things about her and our ceremony, and would definitely recommend her to friends and family!
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Nichole
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was an amazing minister. We were able to write every part of our ceremony which is exactly what we wanted. We keep hearing people tell us our ceremony was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to because it was so personalized. That is what we wanted and what Kayelily gave us. She is a book of knowledge and resources. We also met with her for pre martial counseling and again, we were satisfied with that as well because it went exactly as we had planned.
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was great to work with. She laid out all of the information, gave you your next steps to take, and compiled the questions and responses to make the entire event smooth and simple. Her responses were quick, and notified you of upcoming deadlines. As for her personality, she was sweet and very professional. She made sure we were where we needed to be, and ran through the practice session with details and great advice. Oh, and my mother loved her, too!
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sarahjohnson81
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did an absolutely wonderful job as officiant of our wedding. We have had several people comment on how unique and personal our ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it. Kayelily helped us create a ceremony that was our own. She is very responsive and will work with you until you are 100% satisfied. We planned our wedding out of state and Kayelily was willing to Skype with us late at night. Not only was she such a huge help with the ceremony, she has aided in getting our marriage license and provided information on changing my last name. Snap her up before someone books her for your wedding date!
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M
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I would like to thank Reverend Kayelily Middleton for all that she did to make our wedding ceremony on April 28th special and memorable. It was a true pleasure to work with Kayelily along the way. Both my husband and I loved her personality from the minute we met her; we were confident with our choice of a wedding minister right from the start!

We would like to extend a huge thanks to Kayelily for all of her advice, assistance, and patience with us along the way and for helping us to incorporate elements from both our cultures into the ceremony. We thought the ceremony turned out beautifully, and we even had some good laughs along the way to help lighten the mood!

We loved the write-up on Kayelily's blog describing the ceremony and greatly enjoyed seeing the pictures that Marty (Kayelily's friend) took throughout to help us remember the wonderful moments. It’s fun sharing the blog with our friends and family who were not at the ceremony, gives them some insight into what they missed!

We will not hesitate to recommend Kayelily's services to friends who are searching for a warm, friendly, reliable, and down to earth minister for their special occasion!
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Dawg0412
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Simply wonderful! Helpful, accommodating, and lovely! Beautiful service! h
HIGHLY recommend!
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persistentC
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did a wonderful job! She was very kind and understanding of our circumstances, and helped us write a beautiful ceremony. She made many suggestions along the way. Everybody thought she did a wonderful job, and loved the ceremony.
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Elane
Wedding:
3/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kayelily is the primary reason why our wedding ceremony turned out much more beautiful than we have ever hoped for!

Kayelily's efforts truly exemplifies the phrase, "going the extra mile". We were not an extravagant couple, so we realized vendors would provide merely what we needed, but no more than necessary. We requested Kayelily's garden. Not only did she respond with swift promptness during every step of the communication, she worked with us to tailor the most personal, intimate ceremony. The ceremony speech Kayelily personalizes for you will move your guests to tears, because it is intimate, personal, and completely truthful. In other words, Kayelily doesn't write up cheesy purple prose: she will work with you to include details of your actual relationship into the ceremony.

Kayelily made the extra effort to make sure her garden bloomed early for our ceremony. She arranged the procession for the bride, thereby transforming our humble, private ceremony into a graceful, organized, and beautiful formal event. We did not expect this, and we were truly moved.

Kayelily, you are the reason why our wedding vows will be etched in our memories as one of the happiest moments of our relationship. We thank you again!

With deep gratitude,
Chris and Elane
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KP23316
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kayelily Middleton is amazing! We had so much fun personalizing our ceremony with her help. She was always very fast to respond to my emails, and when our wedding date had to be changed she was very understanding. I've had so many people tell me it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever heard/seen!
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Audrey
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
thank you Kayelily for your quick responses when I had questions. Thank you for the beautiful blog
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Erica
Wedding:
1/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was our savior for our wedding. We wanted an intimate and personal wedding and she surpassed all of our expectations. Our family and friends are still talking about how special our ceremony was. Thank you again and anyone who is looking for an officiant for their wedding they should without a doubt select Kayelily!
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MPC1231
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was spectacular! She went above and beyond to make our special day just that much more special. Kayelily asked us some personal questions so that she could tell a story about us. It made our family and friends feel part of the ceremony. We are so happy to have had someone as special as Kayelily be part of our wonderful day!
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Andrew
Wedding:
12/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Very professional, but not stuffy. She made it a fun easy day. She help make it a very memorable day. Would highly recommend!!
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rshakoor
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily came up with the most wonderful ceremony I've ever heard for our wedding. As an interfaith couple it was very important to us that both our cultures were represented fairly in the ceremony and she succeeded. We received many comments from our guests (from both cultures) about how moving the ceremony was - in fact one of our guests even wanted to re-do her wedding with Kayelily as the officiant!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I am so glad that Rev. Kayelily was our officiant. She gave us tons of material to help us create a personalized wedding ceremony and wove together "our story" beautifully. I most appreciated her lightning fast responsiveness- since my husband and I lived in different states when we were planning our ceremony, so good communication via e-mail was a must. She was open-minded and supportive throughout the planning process. Kayelily ran the rehearsal efficiently and I appreciated she knew how to get things done since just about everyone in the wedding party showed up horribly late, including myself. On the day of, things went wonderfully and I had multiple people come up to me saying how much they liked the ceremony. One person even said "I really liked your officiant!" and my father in law asked if we had a written copy of the ceremony we could e-mail to him- which we did, thanks to Kayelily. I almost deducted half a star for value since her fee was a bit higher than I originally budgeted for an officiant, but in writing this review I realized how much she did for us- so bravo, Kayelily!
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julie
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily went beyond the call of duty! She put together a very special ceremony for our wedding. Our family is still talking about how warm and loving it was!
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Grapeape09
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily came very highly recommended to me from my Matron of Honor and she definitly didn't dissappoint. Kayellily personalizes each and every ceremony to fit the personalities of the bride and groom. She supplied us with so much information in which we could pick and choose what we wanted included in our vows. She even included the story of how my husband & I met and came to fall in love. Guests raved about how touching the service was and how we also included my now step children. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Even though Kayelilly wasn't able to make it to our rehearsal (due to a reunion) she gave us such detailed instructions, that the actual day went off without a hitch.
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rpweber
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was an absolute dream to work with! She was very professional and helpful but also very warm and welcoming when we met her. She had great ideas and embraced our non-traditional ceremony ideas with no hesitations. Kayelily provided us with mountains of materials for us to peruse and use when we were writing our ceremony. We would have been lost without her experience and her written materials.

Kayelily was always prompt in communication with us and was on time for everything. As a type A bride, this was fantastic and kept anxiety levels quite low.

Since our wedding was a little bit non-traditional (e.g., it included a wedding address about zombies) and it was on Halloween weekend, Kayelily added her own special touch to the ceremony, getting permission from the groom before she sprung her surprise on everyone. She came out wearing a red hood and a black mask! The wedding guests didn't know what to do....and I (the bride) was quite confused when I saw her as I processed up to the altar...but her fun idea worked quite well with the ceremony. It's now become quite the conversation starter and we can't wait to see more pictures.

Kayelily helped us make our wedding day very special, very "us," and very different and cool. It's not everyday you find a minister who (a) let's you include a wedding address about zombies in your ceremony and (b) has such fun with a non-traditional bride and groom! We can't speak more highly of Kayelily as our wedding minister!
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Mikesgirl
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Five stars all around! Rev. Kayelilly is very attentative to the couples' needs. We chose a small ceremony and chose Rev. Kayelilly's garden. For a small and intimate setting, her garden is perfect.

I need to mention here too, that since I had so much going on, my mother's passing and my dad has cancer; that I put off planning anything til the absolute last minute. I found Kayelilly through a website and she responded the next day and even gave me a list of vendors who do receptions, cakes, flowers and much more.

The actual ceremony she performed for us was perfect. We chose a non-demoninational ceremony; so no religious preference was given but there was prayer as I would have expected and am glad for. Since we've been married before and have children, we done the unity sand and it came out beautiful with all the different colored layers. I let the children choose their sand color. It is something I look at everyday and smile about.

Thank you, Rev. Kayelilly for all you've done for us and all you do in joining happy people together!
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schiu
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily helped us to put together a beautiful ceremony that was uniquely ours. We have had so many guests tell us how much they enjoyed the ceremony and loved the personal touches of the ceremony. Kayelily provided us with so many materials to put our ceremony together that we did not have to spend time looking all over for the words we wanted. We are so appreciative of everything Kayelily did to help make our wedding ceremony memorable for us and our guests!
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Sara Welliver Flythe
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was amazing! She was very easy to work with and accommodating of our individual needs. We had so many compliments after the ceremony, many saying it was the best ceremony they had ever attended!
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Mrs. Wilson
Wedding:
9/23/2011
5.0/5.0
From the first moment meeting Kayelily, Owen and I knew she would be the perfect officiant for our ceremony. Her calm, warm, and kind personality was perfectly reflected in our wonderfully personal ceremony. With all the materials she provided, our personal story came to life, with a few tears and some laughs! Our guests can't stop talking about how perfect our ceremony was and how much they enjoyed hearing our love story.
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JennBenn3
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did an excellent job at our ceremony & was very easy to work with in the time leading up to our big day. We met with her in person, she provided us with ideas for our ceremony, and was delightful to correspond with via email. I had great confidence in her & knew her delivery of our somewhat humorous ceremony would be done well!

I would certainly recommend her as an officiant.
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Hong
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
If you want the best then Kayelily is the one to go to. Our ceremony was beautiful and guests continue to tell me about how wonderful it was. Kayelily provides you with materials to help you write your own ceremony, this makes your day even more special because you were a part in creating it. She thinks of everything from having a hankerchief handy when I was reading my vows. You can not go wrong with Kayelily!
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Laura
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was the best!! She was very prompt with all email responses and quick to personalize anything we needed.
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BServidio
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
We got engaged on 5/9 and were married on 7/9. Kayelily worked with us to find a date that worked for all of us. Her garden was wonderful and the perfect location for a summer wedding. Shaded, cool and beautiful! The ceremony was perfect and brought tears to my eyes reading it weeks before the wedding. It was wonderful! I highly recommend Kayelily!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was everything we expected and then some. She guided us through the process to write our ceremony piece by piece. And then on our big day she delivered with humor and grace. Kayelily made the whole experience very stress free. She was willing and able to answer all questions and help in any way she could. We highly recommend her for your big day.
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mlb
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was amazing! Her ceremony was heartfelt and funny. Our guests couldn't stop talking about how great she was! She also ran our rehearsal like a pro. We had no idea how to run a wedding rehearsal so it was great to have Kayelily telling us exactly what we needed to do.
We highly recommend Kayelily!
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelilly did an excellent job creating a very unique and personal ceremony for our wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests on what a wonderful intimate message she gave.
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BaileyV
Wedding:
6/10/2011
5.0/5.0
We had the most amazing experience working with Kayelily as our officiant! She was incredibly well organized yet flexible to our needs, had great ideas for a unique ceremony and was such a pleasure to work with! Planning the wedding was a bit stressful for us and Kayelily was good at taking charge and helping us put the ceremony together. It turned out AMAZING, much better than I ever would have guessed and I give her all the credit! Also the blog she put together of our ceremony afterward was so cute! I give her my strongest recommendation!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When we first met with Kayelily, she was very open with a non-traditional ceremony. She was very flexible in last minute changes, and also attended a last minute rehearsal that we requested her at. For the ceremony, she incorporated everything that we wanted, but also put her own personal touch and really captured our personalities. We have since received dozens of comments from friends and family about how much they loved her and her ceremony and we could not have picked anyone better to officiate our wedding.
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spazmatron
Wedding:
5/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Far meet our expectation!! Absolutely incredible!!!!!
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Kerry
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kayelily Middleton perfomed a beautiful ceremony on our wedding day. She worked with us to ensure that our ceremony was unique to us. Her responsiveness on working with us was excellent. She always responded back in a timely matter. She was very professional and performed a wonderful ceremony. She made our wedding day very special.
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Patricia
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was so organized and responsive to every detail. She made wonderful suggestions and was even willing to help with ideas for programs. The rehearsal was well planned and we were finished quickly which pleased the wedding party. She was willing to walk our wedding director through every detail so she would be ready for the big day. Her calmness rubbed off on everyone, even me! Our family and friends were so impressed by the personal, meaningful ceremony that she worked with my daughter and her fiancee to write. She also has her own quality wireless microphone which many officiants don't have. This was critical in our outdoor venue at Duke Gardens.
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dhorichookri
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was the perfect choice for us to be our officiant. We were so comfortable with her and she did a wonderful job integrating our two backgrounds and really helping us have the ceremony we both wanted.
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EPV0406
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Perfectly wonderful in every single way. Seriously. We could not have made a better choice.
Elizabeth and Dan, Durham NC April 2011 Wedding
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Heather
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is wonderful! I am so glad that we had her by the officiant for our wedding. I would hightly reccommend her. She is very caring and very knowledgable and has helped both of us grow as a couple and individuals.
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Caitie
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily helped us create the wedding ceremony of our dreams. It was personalized and so meaningful to us both, as well as to our families and guests.
I would HIGHLY recommend!
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Mary
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily provides excellent personalized service as an officiant. She offers detailed guidance and suggestions for all aspects of the ceremony. She made sure that our daughter created a ceremony that was memorable and meaningful for her and her fiance and for both of their families. She is wonderful!
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kellyhouston
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was the perfect addition to our wedding! With her help we were able to make a ceremony that was designed specifically for the two of us.
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CourtneySilva
Wedding:
3/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kayelily Middleton helped guide us with examples of outlines of previous ceremonies. My husband and i were able to decide what words fit us bet. Our ceremony was personal and beautiful. We have recommended her to many close friends who have gotten engaged!
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silverdress
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
We LOVED Reverend Kayeliley! From the moment we met with her I knew she was absolutely the right person for us. I loved the fact that she wanted us to have a personalized, and tailored ceremony to suit our beliefs and our lifestyles. She was very flexabile and accomidating. Just over all great to work with! So glad she was the one to marry us on our big day!!!! Best of all she did a great job of keeping the groom calm, which is no small task!
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Barclay 2010
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Kayelily after our first meeting with her. She was up front about all pricing, had a back-up plan in case of any unexpected emergency on her end, and came across as being very efficient. We also liked her to-the-point style, as well as her being open to a variety of ceremony traditions and styles.

As we worked with Kayelily to plan our ceremony, she provided a plethora of samples and selections to help us customize the perfect ceremony for us. You could tell she has done many, many weddings, and the amount of information she provided was a bit overwhelming. In the end, though, it definitely helped us.

Also, any questions we had during the planning phase, Kayelily was quick to answer via my preferred method of e-mail. She was always friendly and provided an honest opinion based on her expertise. We appreciated her honesty and guidance. She really wants to help each couple create the best ceremony for them.

During the wedding weekend, Kayelily was prompt, friendly and efficient. The morning of the wedding she even called to double check what accent color we had picked for the bridal party so she could match the group. Little details like that put Kayelily above and beyond.

Finally, she likes to include each couples story in their ceremony, and she did a perfect job of sifting through the stories my husband and I provided to create ours. It had just the right balance of sweetness and humor we wanted.

We recommend Kayelily to any couple who needs an officiant -- especially if you want a customized ceremony with your own special details included.
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Trish
Wedding:
11/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Reverend Kayelily Middleton was a wonderful experience.
She provided us with a beautiful service in her wedding garden. Our vows were beautiful and during our service her smile was warm and reassuring. Jim and I were so happy with Kayelily. She made our special day perfect!
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meghart
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kayelily Middleton was wonderful to work with!She really took the time to really get to know our story and created a ceremony that fit us. Our guests keep complimenting us on what a wonderful ceremony we had.
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Jess
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did a wonderful job with our wedding. She was on the ball and was able to squeeze us in on short notice.
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lanorth44
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Reverend Kayelily Middleton was amazing. She helped me customize our wedding ceremony so that it was all we had ever dreamed of.

I would recommend her to EVERYONE~!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Middleton was a true professional. She catered the service to our needs and offered wonderful suggestions to make our special day memorable. In the future, when my husband and I renew our vows, we definitely expect to request Rev. Middleton preside over our service.
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Butch
Wedding:
10/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Everything was top notch. Kim and I were pleased with all aspects. We rate all catagories a TEN! Great job Kayelily.
Butch Mullinix
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Morgan
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Kayelily to anyone. Our wedding was perfect from beginning to end. Thank you so much for a memorable wedding.
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Carolyn
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is extremely detail-oriented, timely, attentive, and makes every aspect of your ceremony special. She was easy to get along/work with and made an effort to get to know us. She went above and beyond her job description to make our ceremony represent us and to make it memorable. I would highly recommend her, she is one-of-a kind!
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pickle
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kayelilly Middleton created the perfect ceremony for us! It was original, personal, and fun - just what we wanted! Our guests are still raving about the ceremony. She was also a tremendous help on our wedding day - she's extremely professional and kind. I highly recommend Kayelilly Middleton!
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Shelley
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Kayelily. She was quick to answer my questions and to provide assistance via emails. She was professional and it is obvious she is great at what she does. We would definitely recommend to her to anyone needing a wedding minister.
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mlball
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was wonderful to work with. She was flexible meeting with us and worked us in the day after we called her. She has a calming effect on you at a time of extremely high stress.

Everyone commented on how beautiful and meaningful the vows were. They were non denominational and very personal to our lives and our families. I would recommend Kayelily to anyone! She is amazing!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was absolutely wonderful to work with. From the very begining she walked us through every step of creating our own ceremony to suit our personalities. She responded to all of my emails in record time and always had great advice and suggestions for us. When the time came for both the rehearsal and the ceremony she was even more amazing! She kept us both calm and provided us with a one-of-a-kind, perfect ceremony that all of our guests enjoyed. She was a pleasure to work with and we couldn't have asked for anything more.
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jonellyjojo
Wedding:
9/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was an absolute joy to work with. We cannot thank her enough for the personal, memorable and amazing ceremony she crafted for us and with us. So many of our guests have complimented us on the ceremony. Our guests felt such a part of the event and truly enjoyed the personal touches she added to the ceremony. Just lovely. We could not be happier. We feel so blessed to have found her and cannot imagine a more perfect day. She is just wonderful. She created such a personal ceremony that truly reflected us.
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csquared
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily allowed us to be as unique as we wanted to be with our ceremony, while providing us with the backbone template to get us started. She was always responsive to questions and chimed in with ideas that I'd never have come up with on my own. On the day of the wedding, she was the level head (thank goodness!) and helped guide us through the ceremony in such a professional and fun manner that the guests all commented on how great she was. She even matched our wedding colors! I would recommend Kayelily too any bride-to-be who wants a top-notch officiant.
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EMFelling
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did a great job for me and my husband! She was wonderful in helping us create our ceremony and did a fantastic job personalizing it to us. She is so kind and sweet! Any time we had a question, she always responded quickly. She ran the ceremony perfectly--Kayelily gave great advice on how long the ceremony should be and she helped lay it so there were no awkward silences or pauses. It was perfect. I would recommend her to anyone! All of our family and friends loved her and thought she did an amazing job as well!
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Cindy
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was very professional, organized and dependable. She sent us a variety of vows to choose from and was flexible as well. She offered some creative ideas for the ceremony as well. She kept things at the rehearsal and wedding organized and timely. Kayelily was very prompt in her responses re: questions, changes, etc. We would highly recommend Kayelily to any couple who wants an enjoyable wedding experience.
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hdrama98
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was the ideal Officiant for us. She was so helpful and always got back to me very quickly. As I was from out of state, she recommended vendors and helped navigate the Marriage license process for me in NC. She was incredibly professional yet very personable. She helped shape our ceremony into something that was uniquely ours and our guests couldn't stop commenting on how wonderful it was. She gave us a ton of material to look through and work with, and she made great suggestions for our ceremony, especially as she got to know us. Everything went so smoothly with her guidance. I couldn't say enough wonderful things about Kayelily, I highly recommend her as an officiant.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did a wonderful job helping out with our ceremony - every step of the way. We were given materials to help build our ceremony - Kayelily provided us with TONS of information. She was great at communicating and editing our ceremony. Kayelily is extremely organized and timely. All we've heard over and over since the day of our wedding was how much our guests enjoyed our ceremony and how personal it was. My husband and I are pretty outgoing, and we didn't want the typical wedding ceremony that we've heard over and over at all of the weddings we've been to. Kayelily allowed us to make the ceremony our own. There are so many unexpected things that can happen the day of a wedding, by using Kayelily we knew exactly what to expect as we stood on the alter!
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kgMac2010
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily guided us through the whole process of planning our wedding ceremony. She helped us to make our ceremony very personal and intimate. Our guests were so impressed- still commenting two days after the wedding how professional Kayelily was because she directed with ease, her voice was very soothing and that she was able to roll with the punches. We could not have planned this with out Kayelily's help.
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mshell1029
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is absolutely wonderful to work with! She really worked with us to create the perfect custom wedding ceremony that really represented who we are and what our relationship means to both of us. We got so much feedback from our wedding guests about how perfect our ceremony was. Kayelily made us feel so comfortable and she really calmed our fears about writing our own vows and being able to recite them in front of everyone. Kayelily's constant support and positive feedback during the process really made it a wonderful experience to plan our wedding ceremony.
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Lolanavin2
Wedding:
5/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev Middleton was wonderful, professional and personable. We were extremely pleased. We've received several comments from wedding attendies about how much they loved the ceremony.
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MBGillikin0205
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was very helpful in helping us plan a great ceremony for our wedding in May of 2010 that really fit our personalities. She provided a lot of great information and guidance and made the process very simple and painless. I would definitely recommend booking her for your ceremony!
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TylersTaproomBride
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I really enjoyed working with Kayelily. I've had many complements about our ceremony: it completely captured who John and I are and she helped us express the gratitude for the folks that could be there.
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flash8282
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was an absolute pleasure and made our experience one to remember! We needed someone flexible to incorporate our religious theme yet make it personal for our guests. The idea of writing a ceremony from scratch was scary and daunting but Kayelily provided vast amounts of material to make the process fun and easy. My husband and I were thrilled and look forward to working with her again in the future when we renew our vows. Choosing Kayelily as your officiant will lead a stress free and beautiful ceremony!
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Christy
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily has so much passion and pride in her work, it was such a pleasure working with her as I knew she'd make our day special to us. Our vows were customized through her wealth of materials and experience, I never had any worry regarding the ceremony or planning as I knew she'd take care of everything. If we renew our vows and/or have children I would only want Kayelily to officiate, choosing her for your wedding will allow one less worry from your big day!
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flash8282
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was fantastic in every way! She is experienced, professional and knowledgeable. My husband and I hope to see her again for a vow renewal!
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Kayelily officiated our wedding in April of this year. She did a fabulous job with helping us prepare the perfect words for our ceremony. Finding an officiant is the most important yet in some ways, the most difficult part of wedding planning. From the moment we met Kayelily, she made us feel at ease and she was able to provide a beautiful ceremony that we will never forget.
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cmcallister17
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelilly is wonderful. She helps you make your ceremony all about the two of you. She was great to work with.
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JEBollen09252009
Wedding:
9/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily officiated our wedding last September and I am very pleased to give her a well-deserved and glowing recommendation.

My husband and I were planning our wedding in Wake Forest, NC from our current hometown of Seattle, WA and were initially worried about how we would 1) find someone to officiate our wedding without having to make several trips to NC and 2) establish a rapport with an officiant without living in the area.

All of those concerns melted away the second that Kayelily called us (within an hour of receiving our email inquiry). She immediately put us at ease with her warm personality, good sense of humor and wealth of experience. It didn't take much deliberation on our part to select Kayelily as our officiant and were pleased to receive an abundance of sample wedding ceremonies to help us customize and design our own flavor for our special day.

My husband and I flew to NC several months before the wedding to meet with caterers, and other vendors, and spent some time meeting with Kayelily. She is truly one of the most charming and warmest people that we have had the privilege of meeting.

Needless to say, our ceremony went off without any glitches as Kayelily kept everything running smoothly. It's been over six months since our wedding and my husband and I still get compliments about how well the ceremony flowed and the beautiful vows that Kayelily helped us craft.

I cannot say enough kind words about Kayelily and know that you will be very pleased to work with her. She is truly one of a kind and will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

Jennifer and Sean Bollen
Seattle, WA
Married: September 25, 2009
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abigailts
Wedding:
9/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was the perfect officiant for our wedding, which included many friends and family members of different religions and beliefs. She provided us a ton of information to use when deciding what we wanted to include in our ceremony; we never would have been able to come up with all of this on our own! We were able to put together a ceremony that spoke to us very personally and that many of our guests were very touched by (without the cheesiness or hassle of having to write our own vows or do anything like that!).
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Beth
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Reverend Middleton was great. I asked her a number of wedding-related questions that she was always prompt and happy to answer. She's done a number of weddings, so she's a wealth of information about all kinds of things - not just the ceremony details. Guests commented on how much they liked our minister, so I think that is a good compliment as well!
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Melanie
Wedding:
7/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was such a great officiant! So many guests commented on how professional and polished she was and on what an amazing job she did delivering our ceremony.
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JHudson09
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily is very professional and accepting of each couple's individual wishes. She is very quick to respond to emails and phone calls and solves every possible problem. I highly recommend her services to anyone and can't wait for her to be the officiant at my brothers wedding this year
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karen
Wedding:
6/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was wonderful. We are a blended family and she did an amazing job of bringing our children into the ceremony. I would recommend her for any couple getting married but I would tell anyone with children coming into the marriage that she goes above and beyond to include them. She is on time, professional and a wonderful addition to your special day!
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Dawn
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was absolutely wonderful. She was a blessing to have found her and we just loved her. She is very professional and does an amazing job performing the ceremony. She come highly recommended.
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Heather
Wedding:
5/31/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was fantastic. She is so patient, soothing, and has the most beautiful voice and spirit that made our ceremony sing with happiness.
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Emerald
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Reverend Middleton was awesome! She was very flexible and professional. I would definitely recommend her to any couple seeking an officiant.
Services Used: Officiant
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Lois
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Being a new resident in NC, we had no idea where to start looking for an officiant to perform our intimate wedding ceremony. Not knowing anyone in the area, we looked online for some guidance. We found Reverend Kayelily listed and started reading about her. It seemed she was exactly the person we were looking for and decided to meet with her. From the moment we met her, we knew she was the perfect person to perform our ceremony. Since we were having a small, intimate wedding, she suggested ways to make it special. One suggestion was that we name each person in attendance in the ceremony, which we did. Everyone in attendance was touched to be included personally in the ceremony. Since we were both married before and in our 50's, she put into our ceremony the perfect wording about us finding each other later in life and moving forward together. The ceremony was beautiful. Reverend Kayelily is kind and very personable. We felt like we knew her for a long time. She has great patience too. We changed some wording several times, but she never minded. We are so fortunate we found her to perform such a lovely and memorable ceremony. We highly recommend her, whether the wedding is large or small. She will work with you to make your wedding just like you want it to be.
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BrownDog2
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Everything was done over the phone until we met Reverend Middleton the day of our rehearsal. We were amazed at how smoothly everything went. I have since recommended her services to several other brides. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily has a gentle spirit that put me and my husband at ease when we first met with her to secure her services for our wedding. She gave us complete control of our ceremony and provided many examples of ceremonies she had participated in the past. I basically put together my own ceremony, and aside from a few edits, Kayelily left it as it was. She is helpful, supportive, and trustworthy. I would highly recommend her services!
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Robyn
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Thank you so very much for everything! The ceremony was wonderful and everyone, including my parents loved it so much! I received many compliments on how beautiful the vows were and the flow of the ceremony. Thank you again!
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Becky Smock
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily really helped us to develop our own ceremony - something that was really special to us.
Services Used: Officiant
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sethbw3
Wedding:
4/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did an outstanding job as the officiant for our wedding. She went above and beyond to make help us create a ceremony that spoke to our souls. Without a doubt we would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for the ceremony of their dreams.
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blzarbo
Wedding:
4/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Rev. Kayelily was a fantastic vendor! She was easy to work with and very professional. What I loved most was that we were able to choose our own prayers, vows, etc for the ceremony and then she helped format it so that it flowed beautifully. She has the most soothing voice, which helps to make the words sound even more beautiful. She helped to make my wedding more than I dreamed it could be! She is punctual, reliable and I would recommend her to EVERYONE that needs a wedding Officiant!!
Services Used: Officiant
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Brittany
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was a pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend her to anyone! Very professional and personal. I simply cannot say enough good things about her. wow!
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Sara
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
We felt so privileged to have you officiate the wedding! Great job and beautiful ceremony! Kevin still can't stop talking about how calming your voice was to the intense emotions we both were feeling. Thank you for making our ceremony so memorable!
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JSK
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily did such a wonderful job! I loved that I was able assemble the ceremony material myself, it really made the whole thing special to me and my husband. And I know for a fact that trying to organize many people to do something specific can be a lot like herding cats (practically impossible) but Kayelily came in and whipped everyone into shape to pull off the perfect ceremony! Thank you so much for everything!!
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Lori
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Where do I start? Kayelily Middleton is not any ordinary officiant. She is the most incredible lady that I've met. I am so lucky that she had time for me and she is the most talented, patient person. She officiated my sister's wedding and we did not know her at all. After I saw her ceremony, I just knew that I would always refer her and I didn't even know I would be married at that time. Then, one year later, I needed Kayelily and was just proud to have her perform our ceremony. She is so 'in' to your 'story' and family. It is as if she has known you forever. She connects with the audience and makes them feel a part of the ceremony and union. My family and guests have raved over our selection of Kayelily and I'm so happy that she was a main part of the beginning of our lives together. She wrote our vows as if she was in our own minds and she didn't even know me. She met with me for one hour and we chatted a few times via email and our vows were extraordinary!! I'm having trouble finding the right words to portray to her in our Thank you card......my heart is so full!
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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maggie
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Professional, well organized officiant with a number of helpful suggestions for orchestrating the ceremony.
Services Used: Officiant
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Gerritt
Wedding:
1/3/2009
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was very easy to work with, helpful, and enjoyable. We're very happy with our experience of her.
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mhouse
Wedding:
12/20/2008
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with Kayelily and our wedding ceremony. She helped us design a ceremony that was meaningful and memorable, not only for us, but for our friends and family. I would also recommend Kayelily's pre-marital counseling. The counseling helped us identify our strengths and weaknesses as a couple, prepare us for things we hadn't thought about, and gave us tools for strenthening our relationship.
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Laurin
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was great. She helped my husband and I create a meaningful and touching ceremony that included his 8yr old son and our parents. We've had so many comments on how personal and special the ceremony was and how all of our guests thought it was so unique and inclusive for everyone there. It was a wonderful day!
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AC
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I enjoyed working with Reverend Middleton. She helped us create the ceremony we desired. We wholeheartedly recommend her.
Services Used: Officiant
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Ellen
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with Reverend Kayelily Middleton. She helped us make our ceremony special and unique.
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Debbie
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Kayelily was recommended to us, and we are so glad we chose her to officate our ceremony! We really enjoyed being able to create our own ceremony - writing our own vows and choosing readings which hit home (and made the audience chuckle). The rehearsal went so smoothly that Bill had no idea the surprise in store for him on our wedding day. While we joked about it, he had no idea he (and our dog carrying our rings) really were going to walk down the isle to the Star Wars Death March!

While Kayelily is very knowledgeble and a great source of suggestions for any type of wedding ceremony, the fact that she is so supportive of a couple developing a ceremony that best reflects them is what makes her stand out in our minds. And her ability to work with crazy family dynamics really helped take the stress off me - and for that I am greatful!

The blog which Kayelily wrote up about our ceremony serves as a great narrative of our wedding day! I get teary-eyed everytime I read it! Kayelily, thank you for all your hard work helping Bill and I to put together the down-to-earth, funny ceremony we created, which you performed so exquisitely!
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Jiaku
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
We love Kayelily so much! She's really great to work with and has a wonderful personality! She helped us make a ceremony that was our own and worked with us very closely. She always kept in contact and made sure everything was perfect for us. She was very flexible with anything we wished to do and she even gave us plenty of suggestions! The rehearsal went smoothly and the day of the wedding was perfect. Her voice was very soothing and calm. The way she read the ceremony was so peaceful and emotional. It was perfect! Our guests really loved the ceremony and how she did everything! <3
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Donna
Wedding:
10/13/2007
5.0/5.0
We could not find a minister to marry us in the short time frame we had. We bought and sold a home, moved and planned a wedding in 5 weeks. And my future hubby was out of town. I think we finally found out about Kayelily 3 weeks before the wedding. We communicated by email to finalize our vows. I thought I had done a good job of writing our vows, but Kayelily put a few special touches on them and they were absolutely beautiful. She captured the essence of our wedding/lives perfectly. The wedding party was small, we each had one attendant, and we did not have a rehersal. Kaylily put my husband at ease and everything went off without a hitch. Friends commented that she was wonderful and I have referred her to others with no reservations that she will do a spectacular job for them as well. You can not go wrong with this minister.
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Charlene
Wedding:
7/23/2006
5.0/5.0
I know my wedding was a long time ago, but it feels like yesterday that I met Kayelilly. She helped me prepare a ceremony that was meaningful to my husband and I. Our ceremony did not stick to one religion but many brought together. I will always remember that day. Thank you again for that special day.
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Alison
Wedding:
6/14/2014
4.9/5.0
Kayelily was our officiant for our wedding, and we loved every minute of the ceremony! We had so many compliments about how sweet, funny, and personalized our ceremony was. She was helpful throughout planning the ceremony and quick to respond to my many questions.
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
12/29/2013
4.9/5.0
My husband and I loved working with Kayelily, she is very knowledgable and will do everything in her power to make sure that you have a ceremony that is a perfect fit. We had all sorts of people come up to us after the wedding to tell us that they have been to MANY weddings and that our ceremony was the most heartfelt representation of the couple that they had ever seen! --- We would recommend Kayelily to anyone, we had the ceremony of our dreams and wouldn't have changed a thing!
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Sierra
Wedding:
11/2/2013
4.9/5.0
We hired Reverand Kayelily almost a year before our wedding. She had wonderful reviews. We met at her house and she was kind and very professional. She responded to every email and did everything she said she would. A few of my hard to please family members were upset at her blunt personality during the rehearsal, but it was needed. We had a large family and people were not listening. Someone needed to take charge and that is what she did when needed. The ceremony was wonderful and I could not have asked for a more beautiful way to start my marriage.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Ha, ha, thanks, Sierra! Yes, I remember your rehearsal well. I preface my remarks when I begin the rehearsal to include that I will be very "ministerial" on the wedding day but at the rehearsal, I take the role of "drill sergeant!" Otherwise, we just won't get the rehearsal done within the time constraints of the venue and get everyone off to the rehearsal dinner on time. We had carefully planned out in advance each step of your processional due to your father's blindness, the 6 bridesmaids and 7 groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer and getting the logistics just right so we had to take extra care which can be frustrating to those just watching. Rehearsals are often the first event of the wedding in which relatives who have not seen each other for a long time get to visit and often the first time the bride and groom's extended families meet. So there is lots of visiting and socializing which I try to politely curtail until AFTER the rehearsal and save it for the rehearsal dinner. I guess I wasn't as polite as I should have been and you are right, I tend to get right to the point which can be "blunt." Oh well. I love the rehearsals where there is applause when I announce "it's a wrap!" And, thankfully there are many more of those than the disgruntled ones. Occupational hazard, I guess! I am so happy that you loved your ceremony and that it went smoothly without a hitch due to all our hard work and careful planning!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Rev. Kayelily Middleton was the perfect person to perform our outdoor marriage ceremony on September 28, 2013. She was very professional and provided just the right amount of guidance and support, helping make the day perfect! My groom was very happy with the vows that Kayelily and I worked out together, and we received many positive comments on her ceremony delivery - it was described as entertaining, interesting and thought provoking. People were smiling and laughing throughout the ceremony, and really paid attention to what was said! Most of our guests had never participated in a "ring warming," and it was a big topic of conversation at the reception. She provided a lot of resources to consider and was very accommodating to any ideas I had in mind, allowing us to make the ceremony uniquely ours. As an unexpected, but very appreciated bonus, a few of my very favorite photos were taken by her assistant, and they are a focal point of my wedding book. You cannot go wrong with including Rev. Kayelily Middleton in your wedding plans.
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Anna
Wedding:
6/8/2012
4.9/5.0
We had a great experience working with Kayelily. Her process allows for you to customize every aspect of your ceremony and she provides lots of materials to help you choose what you want. It is a little overwhelming, but the end result is a ceremony that is tailored specifically to you! For a little less $$, you can forego the customization option and go with a traditional ceremony. We were a little taken aback by the price of an officant's service, but some research showed us that her rates are competitive in the area, espeically if you don't belong to a church.
With Kayelily's help we created a great and memorable ceremony which our guests loved and had great things to say about. Kayelily was also particularly helpful during the rehearsal when the wedding party needed directions or questions answered.
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.9/5.0
Kayelily did a fantastic job officiating our wedding ceremony. She made it very personal and unique to us, which was exactly what we wanted. She brought tears to our eyes and made us laugh. It rained and we had to move locations at the last minute, and she helped us make the transition with ease. We received so many compliments from our guests on her and our ceremony! She works very closely with brides and grooms via email and has so many materials to help you create your ideal wedding. She also has great ideas and recommendations for local vendors. She charges a bit more than other officiants in the area, but it's well worth it in the end. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you again, Kayelily!
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sritchie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.9/5.0
While many brides spend months and months planning their wedding, I attempted to pull mine together in about 90 days. Short window when most others have everything booked 6 months out. Like most brides probably are I was taken with the 'Raleigh Wedding Blog' and fell in love with the magic that seemed to surround Kayelilly's ceremonies.

After shooting an initial email to inquire her availability I had braced myself for a response to say she wasn't available, but instead got a warm reply with her information saying she could do it. The internet is full of people who can 'perform' a ceremony cheaper for sure but indeed you get what you pay for. Despite our time frame and schedules Kayelilly was patient with us as she crafted a ceremony from start to finish that is 100% uniquely Sam and Ric.

Not only were we able to blend our family and recognize our children but also our other family and friends in attendance. I would even dare to say she knew how to write our ceremony and make it feel the way we wanted - before we even knew what we wanted! This is what makes Kayelilly a true expert at officiating and worth the extra expense, she is sincere about taking her couples and uniting them - not just performing a task and moving on.

I would recommend Kayelilly's services to anyone who needed guidance and wanted more control over their ceremony. Many times the couple's names are filled in the blanks and after a few paragraphs and an 'I Do' or two are done. I am happy ours was filled with warm and personality and brought so many smiles out in our guests - many fondly thanked us for letting them be part of our 'tribe'.
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Ilisa
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.9/5.0
Kayelilly was magnificant! I received more compliments about the quality of her service than I did about any other part of the ceremony. She made the wedding extremely personal and even though she did not know us (other than to meet for the purposes of hiring her for the wedding), she conducted the ceremony as though she knew us for years. I would highly recommend Kayelily to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding!
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Zachary
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.9/5.0
Kayelily was more than I ever expected in an Officiant. I was taken away by her from the first meeting we had. I loved the fact that I was able to build my own ceremony from an array of ideas she sent to me. I had so much fun planning the ceremony and she still added in a few pieces to "surprise" me. She was very professional and I had many compliments after the wedding about what a wonderful job she had done conducting the ceremony. I could tell she truly loves doing weddings.
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T
Wedding:
11/27/2010
4.9/5.0
We had the most warm and touching ceremony!
Our wedding ceremony was an event that everyone still comments on since Kayelily was instrumental in making our wedding day a very special and memorable event!
We are forever grateful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.. :-)
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Catherine
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.9/5.0
Kayelily is very welcoming and has a calming presence and voicewhich helps when you are nervous on the day. She is very responsive, helped us when we requested ideas for readings and also welcomed edits to her ceremony. We were sad she had to rush to another event and could not join our reception but we feel lucky she married us and would highly recommend her to others.
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Katherine Baker
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.9/5.0
Rev. Kayelily was very professional and provided suggestions to make the ceremony meet our needs.
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Shana
Wedding:
10/24/2008
4.9/5.0
Kayelily was wonderful! She was responsive and helpful. I could tell from the first meeting that she was a kind soul! She conducted the rehearsal and ceremony with the utmost organization and courtesy. The ceremony was beautiful and meaningful...exactly what my expectations for my wedding were. I would recommend her services to anyone. Thanks very much!
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
Kayelily was great! She is a busy lady but was always responsive, open, and very nice to work with. She event allowed us to meet with her for a initial introduction at her home at 8:00 on a weeknight! On the day of our wedding, she had another wedding just before ours but reassured us that she would be there and she was. She has a wonderful calming effect and is truly passionate about what she does.

She took the time to ask questions and offered up great ideas. Our ceremony was very small with minimal "flash". We had an "elopement" style service with her. She suggested a circle of rose petals to surround us at the beginning of our ceremony and we went with that idea. Our sisters dropped the petals and it was very sweet. Our vows were traditional but Kayelily suggested a secret paragraph. My fiance and I wrote Kayelily a paragraph which she read during our ceremony. We hadn't heard each other's words until that moment. She made our small ceremony very heart-felt and the guests were very complimentary of the layout and overall feel. Great job!!
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.8/5.0
My guests are STILL raving about how great our ceremony was. After our wedding, everyone said it was the most beautiful and the most personal ceremony they had ever attended. That's exactly what we had asked for. Kayelily does not disappoint. She is quite expensive, but spends plenty of time with you to make you feel like you are the only bride and groom on her plate.
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Laurie
Wedding:
1/15/2012
4.8/5.0
A lovely ceremony everyone was very complimentary of Reverend Kayelily. I enjoyed working with her!
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Kristin
Wedding:
12/17/2011
4.8/5.0
Kayelily was wonderful! She provided us with the personalized service we desired, and on such short notice too.
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jthompson
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Kayelily delivered a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. From the very beginning stages of providing us with material and ceremony examples, to helping us write our perfect vows and ceremony, to helping organize the rehearsal and wedding day, she was always extremely responsive, helpful, and professional. Kayelily was very open to doing the ceremony in the way we wanted, but at the same time was very helpful in guiding us to find the perfect words and readings. We received many compliments (as well as laughs and tears during the ceremony) from so many of our guests. We would definitely recommend Kalelily to others that want to have a very personalized ceremony no matter what your faith or beliefs may be.
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.8/5.0
Allowed us to create a ceremony that was distinctly ours. Highly recommended.
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schelleq
Wedding:
5/16/2009
4.8/5.0
Kayelily was a joy to work with and my husband and I were honored to have her officiate our wedding. We live in New Jersey, however, I am from Cary, North Carolina where our wedding was. With that, most of the communication Kayelily and I had was via email ~ actually all of it was until we met the day of the rehearsal. She was very professional, made EVERYTHING from the vows to the rehearsal, to the first kiss so easy and smooth, and was efficient and quick when responding to any email I sent her. If I emailed her with a question, I had a response by the end of the night. Anyone who chooses Kayelily to officiate their wedding will be nothing but pleased. She is great at what she does--she makes sure no stone is left unturned and wants to make sure this part of your planning process is smooth and painless.

I would recommend Kayelily to everyone!
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phunkyme
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.7/5.0
We loved having Kayelily officiate our wedding. She was very professional and made certain that we knew every word that would be spoken on our wedding day. She gave us many ideas for all parts of the ceremony--from the opening prayer to the pronouncement of our marriage, we chose it all! Kayelily has pages and pages of ideas to chose from when creating your ceremony. I would highly recommend Kayelily Middleton.
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dgonko
Wedding:
1/7/2012
4.6/5.0
Right from the beginning, we knew that Kayelily was the correct choice for our wedding. My wife and I (and our families) all have different religious beliefs and backgrounds, so we wanted to incorporate elements of everything out of respect. Kayelily got us going on the right track and we were able to compose a beautiful ceremony that was a perfect length and made everyone happy.
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Liz
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.5/5.0
Kayelily didn't have the most humble attitude of anyone I'd ever met, and I didn't like the way she treated suggestions at my rehearsal, but all in all, she knew what she was doing, she was able to give directions, and was familiar with my ceremony site, Caffe Luna.

She also gave us a ton of material to put together our own, personalized ceremony, which we did. She made some adjustments to make it flow well, and she was well spoken on our wedding day.

She was on time, informative, her pompous attitude just didn't sit entirely well with me.
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Reverend Kayelily Middleton responded with the following comments:

Wedding rehearsals are strange animals! The term herding cats gets tossed around in ministerial circles. I kid around at rehearsals saying that I am taking off my ministerial hat and putting on my drill sergeant hat to get the job done and get folks on their way to dinner. At rehearsals the members of the wedding party and the families of the bride and groom are typically seeing each other for the first time in a long time or they are meeting each other for the first time, resulting in delays in getting started on time. Most of them are late in the afternoon or early evening and people are tired and hungry and want to get the rehearsal over with and get to the rehearsal dinner. It is also unusual for everyone to get there on time, traffic snarls, new in town, etc. Frequently I have several rehearsals a day and have to get done in an hour and get on to the next one. I remember Elizabeth and Dustin's rehearsal. It was on a Thursday afternoon in the restaurant that was closed between lunch and dinner. I had a wedding following their rehearsal so we had to be done in the hour allotted. The couple's wedding director was a friend they asked to direct so it was my job to train her for her duties on the wedding day. So, once everyone was there, I took charge and started organizing the rehearsal so that everyone would know their role and the wedding would go smoothly on the big day. Everyone was very pleasant to work with and I recall no disputes or displays of unhappiness. I believe we even finished early. The room for the ceremony is large and I do have to practically shout to be heard when I am with the groom on one side of the room and the director and bride are on the other. I am sorry that I came across to Elizabeth as pompous.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.2/5.0
Kayelily was there for us to make sure that we our story was represented exactly as we wanted; making our day original and special for us and our friends and family. We were overwhelmed trying to write a ceremony ourselves and the methods that Kayelily uses to develop an outline and allow edits back and forth and the incorporation of a special story that we heard for the first time at the wedding was the most important part for us. We were thrilled that Kayelily was able to incorporate our words together and allow us to really share the magic of our marriage with those closest to us.
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