Gwen crafts personalized ceremonies that celebrate your love story. Your ceremony doesn't have to be the least exciting part of your wedding day! The Raleigh area's premier wedding officiant, Gwen Downs 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 fiancee "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!
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. Her 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 filling of your marriage in North Carolina, a back-up officiant (just in case), and a guarantee that you'll absolutely love your ceremony.
Visit Gwen's website at RaleighOfficiant.com for more info and pricing. Last minute requests welcome!
Recommended by 98% of couples
4 User photos
Melanie Cardella · Married on 06/15/2019
Easy and special
Gwen was fantastic! She was easy to work with and made us feel secure the entire time. We had no idea how to create a meaningful wedding ceremony, but Gwen walked us through and made it very special. Highly recommend her services!!Sent on 06/29/2019
Andrea Maloney · Married on 07/03/2019
My new husband and I had such a wonderful time with Celebrant Gwen Downs! We eloped and it was amazing to have such a small personal ceremony. No worries, no stress, just a whole lot of love!Sent on 07/05/2019
Tiffani Amber · Married on 06/27/2019
Our wedding was extremely last minute (like 2 weeks of planning last minute) and Gwen was SO flexible and understanding. She really made this day easy for me and my husband and in the end was the best day of my life. Thank you!!!!Sent on 06/29/2019
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.