Rev. Ed Lilley
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30 years in business
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Ed was more than just an officiant at our wedding. Ed was the calming presence who helped me cope and get through the unavoidable wedding dilemmas. Pastor Ed gave a beautiful ceremony in the rain! Yes, it rained and I was an emotional mess, but Ed turned it around and made it wonderful, personal, and so very special. We couldn't have been blessed with a better pastor to marry us.Sep 16, 2019VerifiedRev. Ed Lilley's reply
Thanks for the kind words! Rain or not it was a pretty incredible day and thanks for letting my aging Dad accompany me to the wedding since I was taking him to NC afterwards for a reunion. It’s hard to believe how much time has past already. I hope you both are doing well.
Ed Lilley did a great job officiating our wedding . Excellent communication and prompt responses . He made us feel very comfortable during the whole process and kept in close contact with us . Great guy with a great sense of humor . Felt like is known him for years .. Thanks ED!!!Nov 18, 2015VerifiedRev. Ed Lilley's reply
Happy new year. Sorry for the late response but my phone has not allowed me to respond to any comments here. It was a great day and I really enjoyed meeting your entire family.
I cannot say enough great things about Rev. Ed Lilley! We were a little unsure about finding an officiant online, but I would make the same choice again everyday. He gave us an amazing service and everyone at our wedding thought he was a long time family friend. He took the time in the months leading up to our wedding day to get to know us. He would check in often and made sure that everything was going smoothly. He did a fantastic job and all of our guest have mentioned how much they loved the ceremony! You will not be disappointed!Jun 29, 2015VerifiedRev. Ed Lilley's reply
Thanks Tony & Chelsea. What a beautiful venue/setting. I didn't recite the "Princess Bride" like we spoke about, but besides that it was a fun and wonderful day. Thanks for thinking to invite me to be a part!
Ed Lilley officiated our wedding in Virginia Beach, he was absolutely wonderful to work with !!! We live out of state and he made it so easy and comfortable. He went above and beyond with everything for us. The person who marries you is such a huge part of your day and I am so thankful that it was Ed. He makes you feel like you have known him forever. He is easy to talk to, a great listener and has a great sense of humor. He personalized (with his own touch) our ceremony, which we both thought was GREAT !!! We are so happy to say that he was part of our big day !!!Oct 20, 2014VerifiedRev. Ed Lilley's reply
Thank you for the kind words. It was such a pleasure getting to know you both...and your family. Your wedding day was gorgeous! Please feel free to contact me for anything down the road and especially if you are in town!
Pastor Ed Lilley went above and beyond to make our wedding day a special and unique experience. This was my first experience using thumbtack and Pastor Ed took the time to reassure my wife and make her feel comfortable that our day would be special and that he was reliable and also eager to officiate our ceremony. His out going and friendly personality won us over and ultimately our guest as well. Pastor Ed did what ever was necessary to help us out even going as far as helping to set up. He interacted with the guest and our families breaking the ice and making everyone feel at ease with his personality and humor. The ceremony was beautiful! He spoke from the heart keeping the mood intimate but also injecting the right amount of humor. There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Pastor Ed catered the ceremony just for us adjusting things on the go and keeping the flow of everything smooth and intimate. We were thoroughly impressed by Pastor Ed Lilley and would recommend him to anyone that wants a unique and personal wedding experience with someone who takes the time to show it was not just a job for him. From the inspirational words he said to me and my wife before the ceremony to dancing and interacting with the guest Ed Lilley was mire than just an officiate he was more like family. I truly appreciate him making our wedding such a beautiful occasion!!May 9, 2016VerifiedRev. Ed Lilley's reply
Sorry it took so long to reply to your review, but it won't let me respond via my phone any longer. I thoroughly enjoyed you and your family. Your daughter and I made a pretty sweet cupcake tear and the mothers made some amazing food. I was honored to be a part of your special day and I'll still be here should either of you need anything from an ear for counsel or a friend. Please give my best to your extended family and thank them for their hospitality. "Cut it," lol