3 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/24/2012
My fiance' and I had been living together for a few years before we tied the knot and when it came time to find a preacher who would marry us considering the circumstances, it was not easy. My best friend who married in April raved about her officiant and suggested I contact Ken. Ten minutes after I textd him ( haha yes, i'm very professional ) I received A response back saying he'd love to be a part of our day and to call him later than evening. The call was short and sweet. We discussed a time and place to meet and a few small wedding details. I was immediately put to ease. My fiance and I met at his office the next week and 45 minutes later we had our ceremony planned. He emailed us the script and allowed us to make any changes we desired and after my changes were requested he sent a final version within days. It was breath taking. Our rehearsal went smoothly thanks to Ken, he ran the show with his boisterous voice creating order in a serious yet fun fashion. Even my dad liked him! On the day of our wedding Ken looking very sharp. I was impressed. When it was time for the ceremony I could her his voice thru the speakers and it gave me the chills. such force and meaning in his words. Half way thru the reading the speakers were giving out so he removed his headset, it was amazing, his voice was even louder w/o the mic and he didn't miss a beat. My fiance' and I chose to release doves for our unity and boy was that the best decision ever! Ken brought the doves in such secrecy that everyone was shocked when he made the announcement :) he handed us each our dove so carefully, and on the count of 3 they were released. Everyone went crazy, we were pronounced Husband and Wife and into the barn we went for paperwork. Ken did an amazing job. I would recommend him to anyone who wants their big day to be the best day of their life. ** our wedding wss on 7-27-13 outside on a farm, he was not concerned about weather, said I was the bride and if I didn't mind getting rained on- he'd carry on. It didn't rain but still... good to know. ** Thank you Kenneth Kibby for making our day so special!
Member Since: 11/7/2011
We got married on October 8, 2011. We had a "destination" wedding in Saugatuck, MI and while searching for someone to officiate the ceremony; I came across I Now Pronounce You thanks to great recommendations online and their website. I contacted Ken Kibby - we arranged a meeting and booked right away. Both my husband and I knew he was a perfect fit. With our idea/outline of the ceremony in mind, he worked with us to make sure our ceremony was unique, entertaining, and a good representation of the love we shared. He showed up promptly for both the rehearsal and ceremony. At the rehearsal, we followed his lead and were so grateful for his experience to pull the whole show together. At the ceremony, he was dressed to impress while coordinating his attire to match the wedding party (so it looked great for all the photos!). He had a strong, loud voice, that was entertaining and never boring. We felt so comfortable with him, throughout the whole preparation process and ceremony. He made us laugh and realize the uniqueness of the big day and the love we shared. Everyone complemented us immediately after the ceremony – saying how great Ken was, how wonderful the flow of the ceremony was, and that it was truly special. He was very easy to work with - from the first meeting, the proofing of the ceremony via email, a phone call a few days before just to touch base, the rehearsal and the ceremony. At the end, we felt he was a friend, and we were so happy / blessed that he could be there for us on our special day and make it perfect. We would recommend him to anyone, he has been in this business for a long time and has such a true passion – you couldn’t find anyone more dedicated to making your day as special as our day was.
Member Since: 11/2/2011
We found Ken from his website online and immediately knew he was one we wanted to talk with to do our ceremony. Plus, he had a lot of great reviews about him on Google. We arranged a meeting and booked right away. My fiance and I both felt wonderful about his personality, organization and how he presented himself. Plus, he made my fiance laugh at the meeting which was a huge plus because my fiance hated to help with the planning! -He is still taking credit for hiring Ken!
At the rehearsal, we followed his lead and were so grateful he has experience in sound for our music, big weddings and making people want to pay attention. It was a breeze!
At the ceremony, he showed up in our watermelon color for his shirt and tie to match with his suit--So impressive! His voice was loud and clear--He is a great speaker and we felt so comfortable! We had a ton of compliments and our friend called him right away to book their 2012 wedding because they had to be sure to get him.
From the meeting, to proofing the emailed ceremony, to the rehearsal and final wedding day--Ken and his team did an amazing job. He is busy and in demand--we understand that--We hired the best and that comes with the territory, but he blew our expectations out of the water and he also keeps in touch after.
My husband and I will recommend him to anyone. He,along with his team ,are the best--and believe us, we've been to a lot of weddings these days.
Officiant for your Grand Rapids area Wedding
Ken is an Ordained Minister with over 10 years of performing Ceremonies. Ken has officiated over 500 Weddings in the West Michigan Area. He is one of the most recommended Officiants at venues such as: Grand Volute Ballrooms, Amway Grand, Pinnacle Center, and more. Every ceremony is personalized.
- Denomination: Catholic, Christian, Civil Marriage, Commitment Ceremonies, Interfaith, New Age, Non-Denominational/Secular, Premarital Counseling, Same-Sex Weddings/Civil Unions
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013