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Rhode Island Weddings by the Sea

Wakefield , RI
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Justice of the Peace Michael Kelleher will prepare and present a Wedding Ceremony that will satisfy all your wishes and expectations. We encourage our clients to include some aspect of... Read more
Justice of the Peace Michael Kelleher will prepare and present a Wedding Ceremony that will satisfy all your wishes and expectations. We encourage our clients to include some aspect of their personalities and background in the Wedding Ceremony. Include readings, poems, songs and Ceremonial inclusions in your Nuptials. Many years of experience, with reasonable rates. Read less
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What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Black Judicial Robe
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes, Very flexible.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a list as examples. Readings are so personal that I assist a couple with this task.
How long are your ceremonies?
15- 30 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
No
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes
Do you supply a sound system?
No

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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/11/2014
4.9/5.0
Don't let the name fool you- Michael Kelleher actually travels all over Rhode Island and did a wonderful job for our ceremony! We met with Michael last fall and liked his personality immediately- he was laid back and funny and clearly very experienced with wedding ceremonies. He had lots of ideas to personalize our ceremony to fit our style and was happy to work in whatever we wanted to do. He sent me lots of examples of ceremony formats and readings and was available for any questions I had. Shortly before the wedding, I sent him our list of readings, and our timeline of events, along with a few requests for a theme. He put everything together perfectly for us! Michael doesn't do rehearsals- he assures you there is no need- and he really guides the show on the day of! He walked us flawlessly through an exchange of roses and a blessing of the hands and kept the whole ceremony to within 25 minutes (exactly as he predicted.) Also, I know he does a lot of weddings each weekend, but we never once felt rushed and he never once mixed up a name or confused us with one of his other couples. Highly professional service, I definitely recommend using Michael Kelleher for your wedding!
Don't let the name fool you- Michael Kelleher actually travels all over Rhode Island and did a wonderful job for our Read more...
Don't let the name fool you- Michael Kelleher actually travels all over Rhode Island and did a wonderful job for our ceremony! We met with Michael last fall and liked his personality immediately- he was laid back and funny and clearly very experienced with wedding ceremonies. He had lots of ideas to personalize our ceremony to fit our style and was happy to work in whatever we wanted to do. He sent me lots of examples of ceremony formats and readings and was available for any questions I had. Shortly before the wedding, I sent him our list of readings, and our timeline of events, along with a few requests for a theme. He put everything together perfectly for us! Michael doesn't do rehearsals- he assures you there is no need- and he really guides the show on the day of! He walked us flawlessly through an exchange of roses and a blessing of the hands and kept the whole ceremony to within 25 minutes (exactly as he predicted.) Also, I know he does a lot of weddings each weekend, but we never once felt rushed and he never once mixed up a name or confused us with one of his other couples. Highly professional service, I definitely recommend using Michael Kelleher for your wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.0/5.0
Mike made our ceremony light-hearted and entertaining. He spoke really loud, which is great, because I was afraid that not everyone would be able to hear him. He did a great job and made both of us feel at ease during the ceremony.
Mike made our ceremony light-hearted and entertaining. He spoke really loud, which is great, because I was afraid that not Read more...
Mike made our ceremony light-hearted and entertaining. He spoke really loud, which is great, because I was afraid that not everyone would be able to hear him. He did a great job and made both of us feel at ease during the ceremony. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Michael was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. We knew he would be a wonderful addition to our wedding! He was extremely helpful and responsive. He helped with setting up our vows and readings and went over everything two weeks prior to our wedding. He even gave really great helpful suggestions for our ceremony site. I highly recommend Michael!
Michael was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. We knew he would be a wonderful addition to our wedding! He was Read more...
Michael was absolutely fantastic for our wedding. We knew he would be a wonderful addition to our wedding! He was extremely helpful and responsive. He helped with setting up our vows and readings and went over everything two weeks prior to our wedding. He even gave really great helpful suggestions for our ceremony site. I highly recommend Michael! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
4/19/2013
4.9/5.0
Mike was a fantastic officiant. There was a question as to where we would be holding our marriage ceremony. My husband called him a few times before the big day and Mike gave us some great ideas for locations as we were not from the area. Mike was right on time and was able to chat with us for a few minutes before we got started. He was personable, which was great, because I was really nervous. During the ceremony, Mike read 2 beautiful readings (one from Bob Marley). My friend (one of two of our guests) told me that my wedding was the most beautiful she had ever seen and was very moved by Mike's selections.

Mike was flexible with his time frame and was very patient with us before our actual wedding day. He took time to speak to my husband and returned his calls very promptly. He really is a great guy!
Mike was a fantastic officiant. There was a question as to where we would be holding our marriage ceremony. My husband Read more...
Mike was a fantastic officiant. There was a question as to where we would be holding our marriage ceremony. My husband called him a few times before the big day and Mike gave us some great ideas for locations as we were not from the area. Mike was right on time and was able to chat with us for a few minutes before we got started. He was personable, which was great, because I was really nervous. During the ceremony, Mike read 2 beautiful readings (one from Bob Marley). My friend (one of two of our guests) told me that my wedding was the most beautiful she had ever seen and was very moved by Mike's selections.

Mike was flexible with his time frame and was very patient with us before our actual wedding day. He took time to speak to my husband and returned his calls very promptly. He really is a great guy! Read less
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Margo
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Michael was awesome and a true professional! He helped us create our dream wedding. He was so easy to get in touch with. We had lots of questions, he did not hesitate to call or write back immediately. At our meeting with Michael, we were totally at ease in creating the readings for our ceremony.
On the day of our ceremony, Michael arrived early making sure that everything was going according to plan. He made us feel totally at ease. All our guests commented how Michael truly captured our personalities and it seemed like he knew us our entire lives!
Michael was awesome and a true professional! He helped us create our dream wedding. He was so easy to get in touch with. Read more...
Michael was awesome and a true professional! He helped us create our dream wedding. He was so easy to get in touch with. We had lots of questions, he did not hesitate to call or write back immediately. At our meeting with Michael, we were totally at ease in creating the readings for our ceremony.
On the day of our ceremony, Michael arrived early making sure that everything was going according to plan. He made us feel totally at ease. All our guests commented how Michael truly captured our personalities and it seemed like he knew us our entire lives! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.5/5.0
Michael was friendly via email and phone, and gave us lots of great ideas for how to plan our ceremony. As the day got closer, he was more difficult to get in touch with and less flexible in terms of what we wanted to do. On the day of the wedding, he did not bring our vows that were emailed to him ahead of time, demanded payment prior to the ceremony starting (even though the payment was not in the same location as the bride), read several passages we requested him not to, and completely ignored the fact that we were to have music between readings from family members. He joked about the fact that he didn't bring the vows and we had to read generic vows he had pre-printed. After the ceremony, he left out of a back entrance and did not say goodbye, congratulations, or apologize to anyone.
Michael was friendly via email and phone, and gave us lots of great ideas for how to plan our ceremony. As the day got Read more...
Michael was friendly via email and phone, and gave us lots of great ideas for how to plan our ceremony. As the day got closer, he was more difficult to get in touch with and less flexible in terms of what we wanted to do. On the day of the wedding, he did not bring our vows that were emailed to him ahead of time, demanded payment prior to the ceremony starting (even though the payment was not in the same location as the bride), read several passages we requested him not to, and completely ignored the fact that we were to have music between readings from family members. He joked about the fact that he didn't bring the vows and we had to read generic vows he had pre-printed. After the ceremony, he left out of a back entrance and did not say goodbye, congratulations, or apologize to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Rhode Island Weddings by the Sea responded with the following comments:

Client indicates she e-mailed their Vows and we did not bring them to the Ceremony. Apparently, they were sent the day of the Wedding after we had left our Office.
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Elena
Wedding:
10/21/2011
2.9/5.0
We had a small intimate ceremony with less than 40 guests. Michael was very loud, especially if you're standing next to him as the bride and groom. He stood too close to us and even though we had to repeat he insisted on pushing is binder in front of our faces to read along. It made me feel nervous and also led to a few pricey and bad pictures. Very very loud, I wish we had our first officiant when we eloped follow us up to Rhode Island!!
We had a small intimate ceremony with less than 40 guests. Michael was very loud, especially if you're standing next to Read more...
We had a small intimate ceremony with less than 40 guests. Michael was very loud, especially if you're standing next to him as the bride and groom. He stood too close to us and even though we had to repeat he insisted on pushing is binder in front of our faces to read along. It made me feel nervous and also led to a few pricey and bad pictures. Very very loud, I wish we had our first officiant when we eloped follow us up to Rhode Island!! Read less
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nicoletaylor529
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Michael made the ceremony memorable. He put both of us at ease during a nervous time and directed everything behind the scenes before it started. He shows up early to meet with your vendors. And directs the groomsmen, guests, and groom before the ceremory. He writes each ceremony to be unique to the couple and keeps things both light hearted and touching. I have been complimented by everyone on how special and amazing my ceremony was.
Michael made the ceremony memorable. He put both of us at ease during a nervous time and directed everything behind the Read more...
Michael made the ceremony memorable. He put both of us at ease during a nervous time and directed everything behind the scenes before it started. He shows up early to meet with your vendors. And directs the groomsmen, guests, and groom before the ceremory. He writes each ceremony to be unique to the couple and keeps things both light hearted and touching. I have been complimented by everyone on how special and amazing my ceremony was. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Jenny
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Michael was a pleasure to work with. He did a wonderful job helping us plan the perfect wedding ceremony. He provided us with ideas for readings and was prompt and extremely professional.
Michael was a pleasure to work with. He did a wonderful job helping us plan the perfect wedding ceremony. He provided us Read more...
Michael was a pleasure to work with. He did a wonderful job helping us plan the perfect wedding ceremony. He provided us with ideas for readings and was prompt and extremely professional. Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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