As we were all dining last night, we were talking about how spiritual the ceremony was. We loved that you put your own experiences into it. Thank you so much for making our day so special. We truly felt the spirit of The Lord through your gracious prayer. Your wife's note card is beautiful, she has amazing talent in deed. Mahalo, Kelly
In Nov my husband planned our entire vow renewal ceremony with Pastor Niles. What an amazing man. He had all of our friends crying, especially the guys. It was so touching and romantic. We have recommended him to many people since then. He made our renewal ceremony incredibly special.
We were recently married on the beach in Kauai and it was frankly the perfect day. We wanted a small ceremony with just our family, but also wanted it to be a very spiritual experience. Although we only met Niles the day of the wedding, we felt immediately that he was like a friend/pastor that we had always known. He delivered a ceremony that was truly meaningful to us and we will forever be grateful. We'd highly recommend Niles if you are looking to get married on the amazing island of Kauai.
Keith and Turi
We look back to Hawaii with pleasure. Your words at the ceremony were perfect and your nature really was special. It was the only right thing to choose you! We miss Kauai very much and can't wait to come back again. We wish you all the best. Thank you for everything. Best regards,
Michael and Sina, Switzerland
I've known Niles Kageyama for 10 years, and I have attended several of his wedding ceremonies. He is very personable, performs a very heartfelt ceremony and blows the conch shell! He is also a gifted musician. I recommend him for any wedding or vow renewal.
Now that we are back to the mainland and the cold weather. Susan and I will always have great memories of the renewal you performed for us. Do not hesitate to ask if you ever need a reference!"
Jerry and Susan S.
Mahalo Niles! Thanks again all you did to help make our day a special one. Your flexibility, kind words, and beautiful music set the tone for a terrific start to our marriage. Kum and I both appreciate all you did; especially in having the sun come out as we recited our vows. :) Even with the rain and last minute location changes we still got to dinner on time where we were lucky enough to be honored with a beautiful rainbow throughout the meal. Aloha, Joe & Kum
Dear Reverend Niles,
Words cannot express our gratitude and joy we both felt from the beautiful and
heart felt nuptials. We have already begun reading the book you enclosed and will
Continue to read and review as we want to experience to happiness and longevity
you and you wife enjoy.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Mike and Judy
Thank you for all you did for us Tuesday. You went above and beyond your job to make this day happen for us. Thank you for waking up so early and driving to the beach. And thank you for being so flexible and making it to the hospital. I truly felt the spirit during your ceremony on the beach while you were praying. I am so happy with the decision we made asking you to marry us. I would also like to thank you for your book and postcard they are great, your wife does amazing work. This day will be memorable for all, I'm glad you could be apart of it.
Thank you for everything you did to make our wedding day special. The music you played and the ceremony couldn't have been better. Thanks for making the sun come out as you pronounced us man and wife. Best wishes.
Cameron and Jennifer
(editor's note: I pray for every ceremony I perform. For the above ceremony, it was overcast and raining before the ceremony. It drizzled a bit during the ceremony. Then just as I pronounced the couple man and wife, the sun came out and just about took everyone's breath away. It was an answer to prayer.)
Niles and Aileen,
Don and I and on behalf of our whole family want to thank you so so very much for the most beautiful and magical wedding ceremony. Being that it was a last minute decision we were not sure how it would turn out. You and Aileen made it such a joyful and inspirational occasion. We never never will forget that special day. We are so happy you could be a part of it !! I hope on our next trip to Kauai, in hopefully two years, we may get to visit with you. Again, words can not explain how we felt that day and a lot of it was because of both of you. IT WAS A PERFECT DAY !!!!
Thank you so much !!
JoAnn, Don, Mom, Dad & family
Thank you so much for officiating at our wedding ceremony! You really made our day so much more special. Your words meant so much to us, and continue to do so. The day was amazing and wonderful, and we will cherish the memory forever. And we are so glad an grateful that you were the one to marry us. Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. God bless you!
PJ and Julie
Thank you for your kind words and for sending the photo. It turned out to be a beautiful day. We feel so blessed that everything came together to make such a special day for us. Thank you for your beautiful words at the ceremony and for sharing your personal feelings/stories throughout the ceremony. You brought us both to tears!
Thank you again for adding a special touch and sharing in our day.
Grant and Meeta
Niles and Aileen,
Both Teodora and I want to express our sincere thanks for you both to officiate our wedding yesterday. We felt completely at ease with you and of course the words and songs we felt were written just for us. Isn'the that great? Anyway, Aileen your presence and involvement made it even more special and we wanted to stop and take a moment to thank you both not only from the Bride and groom but also from our family. You were touching and caring and patient with us and we are thankful for that and for you both.
With many thanks, aloha and gratitude,
Lenny and Teodora
We, Felicitas & Arnel, a couple from Germany had this idea to get married on the wonderful Island Kaua'i this February. We never been there before and also to get married, is something you actually should do only once in a lifetime. So, after our first visit in a travel agency we immediately decided to book our "wedding package" by ourselves. And while searching for wedding ministers on Kaua'i we stumbled upon Niles website. My wife immediatley felt in love with his pictures. She already felt some charisma in Niles eyes and knew from the start: that should be the one person, that holds our wedding ceremony. And what shall we say: we were totally right with our feeling. Right from the beginning our mail correspondance was astonishing trustful. Niles answered all our questions very fast and on top of that gave us advices on locations, condos, etc. Even though he recommended us a different location for the ceremony, he was totally fine with our preferred choice (even though the road to the beach was really bumby!)
After we arrived on Kaua'i we thought that it might be good to get to know our wedding minister before actual getting married by him. Niles agreed and what shall say again: we were totally enthusiastic about him! He's such a lovely person, and even though we were thousand of kilometers away from home, we instantly had the feeling of being at home. Together with a beloved family member. We were so happy that we've found someone like him to be our wedding minisiter!
On the morning we got married we also met Aileen, Niles wife, the first time! We've booked a package with music, and even though she was sick the day before, both were there about time (6:30 in the morning) and not afraid by taking the bumby road in the morning. Even though it was really shaking (and us having already a bad feeling asking them to drive such a road in the morning), the spot at the end of the road was worth the trip!
The ceremony itself was then much more like a dream: while the sun was rising up at the horizon, Niles was blowing the shell to start the cermeony. It was so an emotional moment also that natural. He found the right words, and we laughed togehter and of course were also touched by tears. Especially when Aileen with her beautiful voice started to sing. To experience them both making music, knowing that they both already are married half a century was really inspiring! We were so glad and thankful for this moment! After the ceremony we received already personalized presents and warm words for our future! Both gave us so much in so less time! We will always have a place for them in our hearts and also today, we are so happy by still receiving messages from them! Whenever they're going to visit Germany, we will always welcome both with open arms! They will always be part our lifes!
Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony yesterday. Everybody agreed it was the best wedding they have been to so far:) And the last song you did, got lots of people feel very touched they nearly cried! We then continued with a seafood bbq downstairs until 1am! I have found you from Google and we've picked you because you just looked the best choice for an intimate ceremony like ours. And so authentic - and we were right! And the fact that you also sing and play was definitely a factor too. Please let's stay in touch and you're always welcome to pop in with a visit if you're in UK one day! Thank you Niles it was truly special and we're so happy!
Magda and Kieron