Amazing Officiant   

Rev. Judy Grimes was amazing! She was able to make my husband and I feel as though we had known her our whole lives. Our guests even commented that our ceremony was so personal they thought she had. She kept both of us calm the day of. I can’t say enough good things. Judy really felt like she was part of our family by the end of our wedding day.

Perfect Minister for our Double Wedding!

My sister and I had a double wedding this past July and finding a minister that we (and our fiancés) were comfortable with was one of our biggest challenges in the planning process. We both feel extremely lucky to have found Rev. Judy Grimes. Judy did a great job guiding us through planning a custom ceremony that was special for each couple. At our reception, we received numerous complements from our guests on the ceremony and specifically related to Judy (everyone loved her!). From a bride’s perspective, she is extremely professional, responsive, and personable – overall a pleasure to work with! I highly recommend Judy to all brides, especially any considering a double wedding!

Our day was perfect

Ken and Judy were two of the nicest people. Ken performed our service and Judy came with Ken to our rehearsal. Their suggestions for readings and vows for our service were so helpful. We had multiple guest comment on the beautiful words used for our service. A very thoughtful touch also was that Ken gave us a nice packet with everything said at our ceremony; we were so happy to have that as a keepsake. We couldn’t be happier with our ceremony and how it turned out.

Highly Recommended

Ken was extremely professional and friendly!! He made sure that my wife and I were really comfortable and that everything went smoothly. We walked through everything as he explained every single detail of what was to happen for the actual ceremony. Everything was perfect on our wedding day and made one of the most stressful times of the the wedding feel very easy and comfortable.

I would definitely recommend Ken and Judy to anyone who was looking for someone to officiate the wedding!!


Rev. Judy Grimes was fantastic. We had a preference in location and she met our need. The service, quality, and value was phenomenal. I had a feeling of total comfort, which is important for all brides to be on their wedding day. The ceremony was lovely and the words spoken from beginning to end was all I had hoped it to be.

If I had any questions or concerns prior to the wedding I felt comfortable asking Judy.

She read the “Union” by Robert Fulghum and “On Friendship” and then our vows that said, “You shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.” What more could I have asked for; only the rest of our lives together.

Ken Grimes- Wedding Officiant

Ken Grimes was the officiant for our wedding day. He and his wife, Judy, are both very experienced in officiating weddings which is great. Ken’s confidence during our Rehearsal and Wedding Ceremony really helped put us at ease. He has pre-written ceremony options and reading suggestions which are all super helpful so that you can select what you like but don’t have to start from scratch. I would highly recommend Ken for your wedding and you will undoubtedly be pleased with his service! We are so grateful we found him for our special day.

Truly a joy to work with!

My husband and I were fortunate enough to have Judy as our officiant for our summer wedding at Castle Farms on July 19, 2015. For our rehearsal, Ken graciously stepped in to be our “officiant” while Judy was conducting a different ceremony for another lucky couple. Judy and Ken go the extra mile, being so generous to even invite us to their home to have coffee and get acquainted with us and walk through the process and what to expect. This was particularly extraordinary as we are Western Michigan natives who recently moved to Denver, CO and were not able to meet with them in person for the 15 months of our planning duration (for any of you who know what planning a wedding 1,200+ miles away feels like, you know the appreciation we had for that). We kept in contact with them for several months going over details, our written vows (which she beautifully incorporated and prompted in the ceremony), and the readings and overall flow of the day. They were very knowledgeable of all the workings involved with the Queen’s Courtyard and were really helpful with organizing the sequence of lineup for my husband and his groomsmen. They are personable and accommodated us every step of the way to ensure that we would be prepared and comfortable. The biggest takeaway was how perfectly Judy officiated our ceremony, not making a single mistake and had beautiful readings and messages. She is sincere, kind, and has the best voice! So many of our guests commented to me afterward how nicely and seamlessly the ceremony was carried through. One other notable thing is Ken and Judy are also very mindful of your venue and wedding theme, having many different outfits available that they allow you to select from so as to harmonize with your ceremony and special day. I so highly recommend them. You surely will not be disappointed. They genuinely rejoice with you in your happiness and are a joy to work with. We cannot thank you enough for playing such a huge part in making our day so fantastic! We will have to catch up over coffee again in the future. Wishing you the very best!

Kayla and Nick

Perfect Ceremony and Wonderful Officiant

We had an extremely positive experience with Northern Michigan Ministers. Judy was the officiant at our summer wedding and we could not have asked for anyone better. She truly provided us with the perfect ceremony, taking the time to get to know us individually and as a couple prior to the wedding. The ceremony was beautiful and personal. She added such a feeling of warmth and every word she spoke was heartfelt, meaningful, and sincere. My husband and I are so grateful to have found such a wonderful officiant and definitely recommend her!