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Gwen Downs, Wedding Celebrant

Raleigh, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$600 Typical Price

Good news: your ceremony doesn't have to be the least exciting part of your wedding day! Gwen Downs, your Triangle wedding officiant, specializes in creating fun, lighthearted weddings that have couples and guests saying it was the best ceremony they've ever seen. With just the right balance between cheer and tradition, not only will your ceremony include all (or none!) of the elements you want, but it will also feature the story of how you and your fiancé "ended up here today." So rather than just a formality, your nuptials will actually be one of the most fun and entertaining parts of your day!

Custom - Personal - Legal - Guaranteed

Gwen will customize every element of your ceremony with your collaboration, assist you on the traditional elements you'd like to include, write your love story, ask members of your family and friends for their input, and tell it the way it happened to the delight of everyone in attendance. You and your guests will remember feeling riveted, engaged, and moved by your wedding ceremony for years to come.

Gwen serves many religious affiliations as well as non-religious, interfaith, and spiritual-but-not-religious couples. His process includes a no-obligation consultation, 1-hour wedding workshop, unlimited script revisions, open editing process, continuous communication via phone/email, complete rehearsal, travel fees, legal handling of your North Carolina marriage license, a back-up officiant (just in case), and a guarantee that you'll absolutely love your ceremony.

Besides fully custom ceremonies, Gwen also performs elopement ceremonies at her Holly Springs location and microwedding ceremonies at parks, backyards and restaurants. Besides Raleigh, Gwen also serves Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Wake Forest, Louisburg, Clayton, Smithfield, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Sanford, Wilson, Mebane, North Carolina and beyond.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$600

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$100

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jainism
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Shinto
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

NC

What languages do you speak?

English

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    M L Married on 03/12/2022
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    Exactly what I asked for!

    All I wanted was a quick simple elopement and that I got. No stress and was able to do the time and date I wanted at very short notice. Thank you Gwen !
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    Jessica Married on 02/26/2022
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    Gwen is amazing!

    Gwen was so amazing throughout the entire process. She is so organized and on top of everything. We truly appreciated her expertise. She made sure our ceremony ran smoothly and we loved the hand ceremony that she performed. We highly recommend Gwen!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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Gwen brings the premier experience for couples in the North Carolina area. Her higher level of education, as a Life Cycle Celebrant, has her focus on your needs and wants in the service. A wonderful and well spoken Officiant, Gwen has the experience and charm to enhance your day.

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