Hello, my name is Rev. Carolyn K. Barkley. I am an ordained Interfaith Minister serving beautiful Hilo, Hawaii and surrounding areas. I am respectful of all spiritual paths and traditions. Your wedding service can be a religious, non-religious, or civil ceremony tailored to fit your situation and lifestyle.
As a licensed Hawaii Wedding Officiant I will create a customized ceremony that honors and supports your beliefs and values, reflecting your exclusive ideas and wishes for your wedding day. With your input I will create the wedding of your dreams. Whether a traditional ceremony, civil ceremony, vow-renewal, or commitment ceremony, I will craft a meaningful experience for you and your partner. There are many options to make your wedding ceremony unique and unforgettable.
Many married-to-be couples get so caught up in the details of wedding planning that they forget that the ceremony is at the heart of the entire wedding day. Your ceremony sets the tone for the rest of the celebration making it a memorable experience for you and your guests. I will create a wedding experience that is heartfelt and joyful, while helping you feel calm and at ease during the ceremony. Come see me in Hawaii and let's have some Aloha!
"Rev. Carolyn Barkley definitely exceeded our expectations. We were looking for a non-denominational ceremony that could be customized to our tastes and Carolyn made that happen. We met with her in person to discuss our wishes and she whipped up a first draft of the ceremony. We were allowed to make any changes and additions and created our perfect ceremony. She was there at our rehearsal the day before and walked us through everything. I loved that she allowed our love to shine through in the ceremony - it did not feel dry or stressful whatsoever. After the ceremony, we signed our papers and she took care of sending the marriage license back to the state for us! We definitely recommend using Carolyn, she even jumped out of the way at our first kiss so she wasn't in the background of the pictures! "
" James and Lucy, It was my great pleasure to work with you. Thank you for the kind review. I wish you both the best that life has to offer. Sincerely, Rev. Carolyn Barkley "
"Carolyn was the perfect officiant for us. After our first meeting, she knew exactly how to construct a wedding that would be reflective of the two of us. Her words rang true and many of our guests commented that it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed. It was so touching and personalized and we loved working with Carolyn."
"Carolyn was wonderful and treated us like family throughout the whole process. She worked with us to write a ceremony in line with our beliefs and customized her words to express our unique relationship. She was thoughtful and went out of her way to get to know us in order to make our ceremony truly ours. Highly recommended. "