Based in Durham, Celestial Ceremonies serves the central North Carolina Triangle and environs. Father Christopher Ross specializes in Catholic and interfaith wedding ceremonies and welcomes couples of all backgrounds and traditions, including same-sex couples and interracial couples. Father Christopher will begin by getting to know you and your unique story, which will help him to create with you a ceremony that is unique to the two of you and only you. Fr. Christopher also works with couples in premarital counseling.
Father Christopher has been part of the wedding industry since 2008. He was ordained a priest in 2003.
Father Christopher will create a ceremony that blends celebration, solemnity, dignity and humor. His wedding-related services include:
Celestial Ceremonies serves Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the greater Triangle area.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sadie Lenkewicz · Married on 08/04/2019
I greatly appreciated all the involvement and personalization both my husband and I were able to have in creating the perfect ceremony with Ft. Christopher. He was so welcoming and helpful with every stage of the ceremony process. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone.Sent on 08/06/2019
Celestial Ceremonies's reply:Dear Sadie and Michael, your kind words are much appreciated. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day and send you up the aisle into your new life. Blessings and happiness always.
Mike Laws · Getting married on 06/05/2020
Excellent experience—more than we ever would've hoped for
Okay, so first things first: I'm not Catholic. (My bride-to-be and now wife is, although she's a bit... lapsed, you might say.) Naturally this filled me with angst, given less than positive experiences at Catholic friends' weddings (a particularly irascible priest yelling at me for using a cellphone in the church vestibule, among other not-great memories).Sent on 05/22/2019
Luckily, Father Christopher was... wait for it... a godsend. He's pretty much singlehandedly changed my view of priests (for the better, I mean). Helps that he's fluent in multiple disciplines and thus good company at dinner and such—which he made himself available for in our city even though he lives nowhere near it. That, to us, went far beyond the call, to say nothing of his being someone we actually wanted to see and talk to and break bread with. But now I'm repeating myself.
Anyway, long story short, go with the Padre here. Your wedding will be the better for it, on so many levels.
Celestial Ceremonies's reply:Thank you both for coming into my life; I am so much richer for it. Thank you also for making me laugh out loud and for our wonderful conversations about, well, everything, in general, and about books and about writing in particular. Hope to see you in New York in September. Love and blessings always.
Raina K · Married on 08/17/2019
We had a wonderful experience. Everything was done to our liking and specialized to our needs, wants, and desires. He is a wonderful officiant and I am glad we chose him to do our small ceremony.Sent on 09/02/2019
Celestial Ceremonies's reply:Thanks so much for the opportunity to witness this milestone in your lives. Hope to see you in New York! Love and blessings always.