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Officiant in Brooklyn, New York,
(718) 753-1993
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    CHRISHANA

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  • Kim officiated our wedding on 7/7/19 in Brooklyn and she exceeded our expectations! We booked Kim very early on in our planning process and from our initial conversation/consultation to going through drafts of the ceremony, she was a consummate professional. She listened to us and centered us and our love, never assumed or thought her ideas were the best and only ways. Our ceremony accurately reflected our love, personalities, interests, and passions. She captured and narrated our love story so beautifully. People laughed, cried, and nodded in agreement during the ceremony. We'd be remiss if we didn't mention Kim's beautiful, yet commanding voice. We highly recommend Kim, without any reservations!

    Julianna Marsh

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  • Kim was such a memorable, wonderful, addition to our wedding! We found Kim on line and within moments of meeting her, we knew we would love to have her as our officiate. We didn't anticiapate considering coaching lessons, but decided to take advantage of one of her packages; we're so glad we did. We thoroughly enjoyed the session, leaving each time with smiles and a deepened connection. It was such a beautiful, gentle reveal of loving truths within our relationship. Kim also introduced simple communication tools that any couple can benefit from as part of the coaching. Our wedding day was a whirlwind, It's hard to recount all the moments, but I can honestly say, the one thing I remember most, was our ceremony. Kim did such a phenomenal job! Her warmth, charisma and attitude for commanding a room, had everyone fully invested in that moment with us! Kim's earthy, grounded demeanor was so stabilizing and authentic. Her delivery was celebratory, and set the tone for the rest of the day. M... Read more

    Valerie

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  • Kim made our ceremony so memorable. She is pleasant, professional, and well-versed in marriage coaching too! Her voice, calm yet exciting demeanor, and charisma throughout the ceremony created such a great love-filled atmosphere. Our guests could not stop talking about how great the ceremony was...how great KIM was!! We are so lucky to have her be a part of our special day.

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    Dear Valerie and Anthony, It was a pleasure to get to know you and celebrate your beautiful union. Thank you for your review!

    Avia

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  • Kim made our wedding over the top with her warm loving touch of professionalism. Her ceremony was so personable that we felt like she had known us all our lives!! Thank you again Kim!!

    tasha

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  • We can not say thank you to Kim K. enough! What a wonderful wonderful ceremony!!!! You blew us and the entire room away!!! We highly recommend Kim! She is thoughtful, professional and extremely good at what she does.

    Raechelle

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  • Married July 2017: After researching for some time an African American, female officiant I was fortunate enough to find THEE Officiant, Kim Kirkley. From the initial consult to the premarital counseling sessions to the wedding, Kim was phenomenal! My favorite part of the whole process was the Premarital Counseling Sessions. We purchased a package that included 3 sessions. I am a big believer in counseling in general but wasn't really sure what to expect from the PCS. I have been with my husband for 10 years before we tied the knot and one would think I would know him well and there isn't much left to discover. Well, I was wrong. Not only did I learn more about my husband but the sessions brought us CLOSER! I cannot recommend her sessions HIGHLY ENOUGH!!!! I am so grateful for the work she did with us, which ultimately led to a beautiful ceremony. Icing on the cake, we received feedback from our guests and they said they had never been to such a "personalized" ceremony before / they ... Read more

    Irim

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  • Kim Kirkley advertised herself as a wedding officiant. The honest truth is, she was that and quite a bit more. Kim became a friend, a confidant, a mentor and a counselor to us prior to our union as husband and wife. She offered us counseling sessions as part of her package, and I immediately thought, “well, we don’t need any counseling.” As it happens, Kim’s sessions were extremely helpful in improving communication and understanding between my husband and I. The amount of energy and time that Kim invests in her couples is astounding and goes a long way. We could not be happier or have received more compliments about our ceremony thanks to Kim. She is caring, genuine, detail oriented and a true professional. We highly recommend using Kim as an officiant!

    Yolanda

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  • Kim was such a pleasure to work with. She was thorough, pleasant, and she made our wedding ceremony unique and personal to us. She even followed up with us after the wedding to make sure the marriage license was processed. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to get married.

    Sabryna

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  • Kim was the most wonderful, grounding & supportive presence for us on this day. We had so much craziness happen in terms of timing & she was so open & accepting of us & our guests. This was a destination ceremony for us, & unfortunately our fiancé visa took longer than expected to be processed. However we decided that we wanted to go ahead with the ceremony, & adjust it to a commitment ceremony so we could continue to celebrate & mark our commitment to one another in the spirit of what the day is truly about. Kim was open to assisting us with that & helping to create memories we will cherish for years to come! Then when our visa is processed we can easily go down to the courthouse & do the paper work.. But she was so supportive in helping us celebrate our spiritual & emotional connection to each other. We had approached her months ahead of time & she was so responsive & clear in communication. Especially because this was a destination ceremony, Kim Skyped with us, emailed us & was ... Read more

    Paul

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  • My partner and I wanted to get married in the best place in the world for a wedding - New York City! We searched on New York websites for someone who would be willing to marry us. Kim's reviews were glowing, and she promptly responded to our enquiry - unlike some other celebrants who did not reply to us reliably. Kim is courteous, encouraging, supporting and life-affirming. Our arrangements were relatively simple, being so far from home (Australia) and having a small gathering, but Kim made everything as smooth as possible, and all her helpful advice ensured that everything went very well. The ceremony was beautiful, Kim has great presence and you can sense the joy inside her when she speaks! We had a lovely, emotional ceremony and we could not have chosen a better person. To anyone in Australia who is considering getting married overseas, because some of us are not allowed to here, consider New York City and Kim Kirkley.

    Bruce

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  • My wife and I were extremely happy with the ceremony Ms Kirkley performed. It was tailored to suit us and incorporated personal details that touched both of us. We definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant.

    Shara

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  • Words cannot even begin to express how amazing Kim Kirkley is. We discovered Kim via New York Magazine early on in our planning stages. We were looking for someone who would allow us to customize a non-denominational ceremony. We also wanted someone who was personable, would get to know us as a couple, and expressed similar values and beliefs on relationships and marriage. The questions Kim asked at our initial meeting signaled that we were on the exact same page. She didn’t want to know how long we had been involved with a particular church, she wanted to know why we wanted to marry each other, what we loved about one another, and what we were hoping for in a ceremony – the important questions. Kim is calm, poised, and knowledgeable. We progressed through a series of sessions with Kim prior to our marriage. She works extensively with a book and workbook series called “Getting the Love You Want” and it’s incredible. We talked about communication, disagreements, showe... Read more

    Carla

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  • This is a well deserved review that I only wish I was able to write sooner. Almost a year ago, my husband and I were frantically searching for an officiant to marry us in NY. After following up on a recommendation by my wedding planner, I was so blessed to have found Kim Kirkley. She is an officiant based out of Brooklyn, NY (my hometown) and an alumnus of the college I too graduated from. It was clearly meant to be! I was planning the wedding in NYC while living out of state, my husband was stationed with the Navy in Sicily. Yet Kim patiently worked out how to effectively communicate with us so despite the difference in time zones, we could all be on the same page. She first had a couple of phone chats with the both of us to learn our history and get a feel for what made Us Us. We joked and laughed and confided and really got to know each other. Kim then sent samples of wedding ceremonies for us to go through and select which styles complimented the message we wanted to convey that da... Read more

    User4679136

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  • We reached out to Kim with less than 3 weeks out before the wedding due to another officiant double booking himself. She worked with us to give us the ceremony we were looking for. We declined the counseling and worked strictly on the ceremony script. All our guests commented on her delivery and presence and in making that moment so special. I'm glad we chose her. This was a gay wedding.

    Jackie

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  • I first got wind of Kim when she was featured in NY Mag as “The Officiant.” My fiance and I aren’t religious, so we wanted and officiant who was non-denominational. After reaching out and finding out that she was available for our date, she set up an in-person meeting with us. Kim is so welcoming that it feels like you’re talking to an old friend. She wanted to get a sense of us as a couple so we told her about how we first met and all the things that we loved about each other. Kim took detailed notes as we spoke. After our meeting there was no doubt in our minds that she should officiate our wedding. Over the next few weeks and months Kim send us several draft versions of the ceremony and gave us full liberty in editing it to fit our needs. Since we were writing our own vows separately, Kim offered to read over each of our vows to make sure they gelled. She worked with us to make sure that our ceremony was personable and represented us as a couple. During the actual ceremony I... Read more
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