My son and his beautiful bride were married this weekend in Lewes, De and I could not believe how fortunate they were to find the MIBWO - Bishop Michael and Deacon Ken were so professional yet friendly, always thinking of what is best for the couple, an eye for photos, bringing humor and faith so that all were touched by the ceremony. If you need an officiant - they are the first people I would call!! And they are a veritable fount of information on any aspect of the ceremony as well as the reception, etc. - just wonderful!
We found Men In Black to be easy to work with, highly responsible, and provided us with ample information and guidance in preparation for our wedding. The ceremony was exactly as we planned it and they provided an excellent balance of professionalism, spirituality, and humor. We would highly recommend Men In Black for your wedding ceremony.
Ken & Michael were great! They were very helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. They send lots of helpful information. They were in touch the day before the wedding to check in and go over last minute details. They also made sure I was ok before walking down the aisle. The ceremony was wonderful, and Michael made it special while adding humor to get everyone laughing. Our guests loved them both! I would definitely recommend if you want a memorable wedding ceremony.
When tragedy hit our family and our “perfect” destination wedding was no longer possible, the Men in Black brought joy and hope into a not so perfect situation. Within hours, they agreed to marry us and provided the most incredible ceremony I could have ever hoped for. They were sensitive to our loss of loved ones as well as encouraging and excited for our new beginning. They even found a way for our two year old to feel part of the ceremony. I am forever grateful that Michael and Ken provided us a beautiful “not-so planned-for” but perfect beginning to our marriage in the midst of some really rough times. Steve and Michelle, June 21, 2017
Indeed, getting married can be both a happy and stressful event, but thanks to the Men In Black Wedding Officiants (MIBWO), marriage was all happy! We had reached out initially to MIBWO through online search, and immediately they got back to us. What was particularly impressive was that we made initial contact roughly 3 months before the wedding, and they were very flexible in fitting us into their schedule easily and without rush. MIBWO gave us the choice ahead of time whether we agreed to receive a plethora of email advice on wedding vendor choices, etiquette, things to remember, etc.; and we are glad we said yes because the info helped. We no longer needed to hire a separate wedding planner! Both Bishop Michael and Deacon Ken were fun to meet in our first face-to-face while, at the same time, addressed questions about submitting the marriage license form. Sure, both held all the theological credentials, yet they made us feel more comfortable with their earthliness and good humor. This humor even carried over to the actual wedding ceremony in which they added some unexpected tongue-in-cheek ad-lib to our wedding script. Everyone loved it! We are sorry that MIBWO could not join our reception as they were in high demand that day to officiate other weddings, but we’ll invite them to the next one….LOL! -Jay & Rick
Ken and Michael were fantastic. We were planning our wedding remotely which was stressful because we could not meet our officiants in person before the event. Ken and Michael made this process easier by being extremely responsive and understanding. They tailored the ceremony to our exact wishes, added some humor and helped make our day perfect. Everyone loved our ceremony and the MIBWO!
Ken and Michael were amazing! I was planning the whole wedding in only 3 month so I think I've found Men in Black only 2 month before our date. They were extremely helpful and patient with our responses and helped to create a very special and beautiful ceremony. They've made us feel as comfortable as we could be on our wedding day, even though the groom was almost an hour late and we didn't rehearse anything. We are extremely happy with how nice everything turned out, thanks to the Men in Black! They've also joined us at the reception dinner and our guests were very pleased to spend some time and talk to them. We highly recommend Men in Black, these guys are true professionals and are such a pleasure to work with! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
We decided to elope, and Ken and Michael performed a beautiful ceremony in Lewes DE. From the moment we contacted them we felt that they understood exactly what we wanted on this special day. They responded quickly to all our questions and offered many helpful suggestions. Although our wedding was very simple, they brought to it an elegance and a depth that made it truly a sacrament. Clearly, their experience, professionalism and humor served to put us at ease, yet embraced the commitment we were making to one another. Because we were eloping, they provided the necessary witnesses, and a friend of theirs even took wonderful photographs of the occasion! We will be forever grateful to MIBWO. Linda and Carl
I was married this past weekend by Michael and Ken and I can't believe I was lucky enough to find these two amazing souls. I first met them at my rehersal dinner where their infectious personalities instantly made me feel like I had known them for years and years. Both of them instantly clicked with my entire Family and husband. We talked the whole ride home about how amazing they were. The actual wedding ceremony could not have been more perfect. Ken and Michael have a way of making couples feel so at ease! They rocked our ceremony and made it sweet, yet humorous. They were able to read my husband and I like a book and they knew exactly how to make our ceremony perfect for us. I would recommend Ken and Michael a thousand times with the highest regard. My family and I could never thank them enough for their dedication to us, attention to detail, and most of all their amazing personalities. Truly wonderful people who are great at what they do.
We were married in October 2016 by the Men in Black Wedding Officiants and I can say without hesitation that our ceremony was amazing thanks to Michael and Ken's expertise, personalities, and their visible joy in officiating. Ken and Michael are true professionals yet they are also extraordinarily fun! Our ceremony was filled with just the right blend of tradition, attention, humor, and romance. Upon meeting Ken and Michael for the first time we knew they were the right fit for us and for our ceremony. So many of our family members and guests remarked on how much they loved Michael and Ken. They not only immersed themselves in our ceremony but they immersed themselves into our reception and family. They celebrated right along with us by taking selfies, dancing, eating, and drinking. They made our day extra special. We would recommend Men in Black Wedding Officiants to anyone needing an officiant. They are truly "the best". Louise and Todd Forney
My husband Jason and I highly recommend the Men in Black. Reverend Ken and Reverend Michael did such an amazing job! Our ceremony was customized to match our personalities. The Men in Black stayed in contact with us throughout the entire planning process, sending us emails with very useful information that made our wedding day highly successful. If you are planning to get married, please choose the Men in Black, I promise that you will not regret it!
The MIB were extremely professional, and made our day so very special. Our ceremony was able to be personalized to everything that we wanted so it was just right for our personalities. It was serious, yet simple and filled with so much love. We are so happy we found the MIB and we recommend them to anyone getting married and is in need of an officiant. THANK YOU KEN AND MICHAEL, YOU WERE FABULOUS! -Mandee and Hayley O'Dell
IMPECCABLE. FLAWLESS. PROFESSIONAL. KIND. UNIQUE. TRADITIONAL. AMAZING. There aren't enough words. Their years of experience certainly shine through when customizing your wedding ceremony. We wanted a mixture of a traditional ceremony and a Catholic ceremony to honor our grandparents (we got married at a country club not a church). So finding a balance between the two, plus us saying our own vows, plus us having a little bit of humor to keep it light and happy. Man oh man, I didn't even know it was possible to get all of that into one ceremony! We got so MANY compliments on our ceremony. About how it had just the right balance of everything and was a ceremony our guests would never forget because they were so moved! Men in black was an honor to work with and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!
The Men in Black officiated our wedding last May. They did an incredible job. They were reverent, professional, well-spoken, inclusive of all the different religions present at our wedding, and provided just the right amount of levity during the ceremony. They were easy to work with and easy to get a hold of. My wife is Catholic and I am not, which made doing a traditional Catholic wedding very difficult. We also wanted to get married on the beach. The Men in Black made all of this possible. Not only did they make it possible, they far exceeded our expectations. We got so many compliments on how well officiated our wedding was that we've now lost count. They did such an incredible job that when my sister got married this year, they also chose to use the men in black to officiate their wedding. Again, they exceeded all expectations. In addition, one of the guests at their wedding recently lost her husband and was having a difficult time at this wedding. During the reception Bishop Carroll and Reverend Warne noticed she was upset, and Bishop Carroll pulled her aside and gave her spiritual guidance. She was doing much better and looking much happier afterwards. They never looked to get credit for this or be recognized. They saw someone in need of their help and never thought twice about helping. Beyond the excellent officiating, it was the little things they did that really made both of these weddings spectacular. We are extremely happy we chose the Men in Black for our wedding. Not only would we recommend them to others, we have made the recommendation several times. Thank you for the great memories Michael and Kenneth!
Rev. Ken and Rev. Michael were great! We had sent emails back and forth and talked on the phone, but once I met them at our rehearsal, I felt like I already knew them. They made our ceremony very special by providing personal touches and were a hit at our reception! I highly recommend them!!