Heartwarming Ceremonies is a friendly wedding officiant for couples in the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area. Celebrant Gwen Downs loves being able to tell a couple’s love story through their ceremony. From elopements to traditional weddings, this officiant works closely with couples to make their ceremony special and personal to their unique love.
Celebrant Gwen Downs, of Heartwarming Ceremonies, officiates nearly any type of ceremony for couples. This includes civil unions, rehearsals, and vow renewals, as well as single-religion, non-religious, and interfaith ceremonies. Although she currently works in the Raleigh, North Carolina region, this officiant is licensed to perform weddings in all 50 states as well as Washington, D.C. She allows couples to read customized vows during their ceremony, and include any other wedding customs they would like to have. This officiant typically keeps the ceremony under 60 minutes, with some happening in less than 30 minutes. The length of the ceremony can be determined by the couple’s preference. This officiant can work with couples of any religion, from Catholic, Jewish, and Presbyterian couples to agnostic and non-denominational duos. She even officiates for pagan, Taoist, Earth-based, and Hindu couples, among others.
Recommended by 98% of couples
Fiona · Married on 09/29/2018
Totally about you
Gwen does such a great job making your day absolutely and utterly about you and your story. She asks great questions to get to know you and your beloved. We even got to learn more stuff about each other! She was so easy to work with too! Everybody thought our ceremony was super intimate and sweet, which I thought was awesome! She did a great job, really great job. Thank you so much! I wish we could do it all over! Haha!
Joshua · Married on 10/12/2018
Gwen to the Rescue!
We met Gwen a few weeks before our wedding when our original officiant had to cancel last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. We frantically looked up websites and noticed Gwen's beautiful smile! We quickly contacted her and within hours she responded! We set up an appointment to meet her and when we did we knew right away we wanted her to do our wedding. She made us feel welcomed, relaxed and in control of our own ceremony with providing examples and guides to help us along the way.
She was ready! She had everything in place and clear instructions, she kept us in constance communication and was so easy to work with.
When it was all said and done Gwen designed a beautiful ceremony and customized it to our need and our guest. She did an amazing job and at an affordable price!
If you're looking for someone to get you hitched, then Gwen is the officiant for you! You won't regret it! :-)
Cynthia · Married on 08/04/2018
Gwen was wonderful! She came on very short notice, got to know us as a couple and wrote the perfect ceremony.
Celebrant Gwen Downs Price Rates
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.