Heidi Gessner is an Ordained United Church of Christ Minister located in Durham, North Carolina. She has officiated weddings for happy couples since 2008 and is excited to be a part of your day as well.
Providing every couple with a personalized, meaningful and fun ceremony is what Heidi prides herself on. Her warm and friendly demeanor makes her couples feel comfortable, relaxed and excited for their big day! She creates ceremonies that reflect your relationship, personalities and emphasize your love. She proudly services wedding types such as civil union, non-religious, interfaith ceremony, rehearsal, single religion and vow renewals. Her ceremonies last 30 minutes or less, giving couples ample time to enjoy their day as newlyweds. Weddings by Heidi respects all religions and beliefs.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Sarah Vargas · Married on 04/13/2019
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We could not have asked for a better officiant for our wedding! Heidi worked with us to tailor the ceremony perfectly to our needs. She asked about and respected the level of spirituality that we wanted throughout the planning process. She tied in several personal touches about us as a couple into the most beautiful homily that truly made it one of the most memorable days of our lives. She was incredibly helpful during the vow-writing process, giving us some great ideas and examples. She also encouraged us to read our vows directly to each other, which ended up being so special on the big day. Heidi is a pleasure to work with and very talented in creating a truly beautiful wedding ceremony.Sent on 05/14/2019
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Yancey · Married on 11/03/2018
I can’t say enough good things!!
Heidi is just amazing!! My husband and I decided to do the pre-marital counseling and we can’t recommend it more! These sessions not only allowed us to learn more about each other, but it also allowed Heidi to get to know us and us know Heidi! This made our ceremony so personal and made us so much more comfortable when we were up there with Heidi!Sent on 12/02/2018
We love Heidi so much and can’t thank her enough for making our ceremony so special!
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Brittany · Married on 10/27/2018
The perfect officiant!!
Heidi is the BEST!!!!! We wish I could give her 10 stars! She was so wonderful to work with before the wedding--she met with us in person when we were in town, was responsive to emails, sent us sample readings, and worked with us a lot to make the ceremony exactly like we wanted and perfect and personalized for our personalities and love story. She was also awesome during our rehearsal--she did a great job corralling and organizing everyone (not an easy task!), she explained everything clearly, and made it run efficiently. And finally, she made our ceremony absolutely perfect! We had so many people come up to us after to tell us that it was beautiful and one of the nicest they've seen, and that is due in LARGE part to Heidi. She wrote such a beautiful ceremony, which she allowed us to edit (providing examples and such) to best fit our personalities and desires for our wedding. She also has such a great, soothing voice, was emphatic and really captured our guest's and our attention, and you could tell she was genuinely excited and happy for us and for our marriage. What more could you ask for! We highly recommend Heidi! If you hire her, you will not regret it!!!Sent on 12/18/2018
Heidi is captivating and fun while she showers her couples with wisdom and love. Eloquent and versatile, I recommend Heidi as a professional officiant in the industry.
Heidi was wonderful to work with. She is warm and friendly, and also very professional. We photographed an outdoor wedding with her this fall and were very impressed. The ceremony was just lovely.
From a planner's point of view, Heidi is a dream to work with. She's responsive, organized and easy to work with during the planning process. During the wedding weekend, she is always prompt, flexible and has made my clients feel special through her work. Her ceremonies are personal to the couple and she gives great sessions prior to the ceremony, if the couple is interested in working more closely with her. I highly recommend Heidi as your officiant!