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Weddings by Heidi

Durham, NC View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$650 Typical Price

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$650

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$350

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$100

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$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
Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baha'i Faith
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
AR
CA
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IN
IA
KS
KY
LA
ME
MD
MA
MI
MN
MS
MO
MT
NE
NV
NH
NJ
NM
NY
NC
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
WA
WV
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Teresa C. Getting married on 07/12/2022
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    New Year's Eve Wedding Ceremony

    Heidi was wonderful to work with. We had a beautiful pandemic wedding! Highly recommend Heidi to anyone planning a wedding. She is very professional, recommends the right vows if you're not writing your own, order of ceremony, etc. Very lovely woman and she made our day more beautiful!

    Weddings by Heidi's reply:

    Thank you, Teresa! I loved working with you and Greg. So happy for you. :) Your day turned out to be beautiful on the lake. Go Canes!
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    Ryan D. Married on 06/11/2022
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    Heidi Gessner - Officiant

    Heidi was an incredibly warm and understanding officiant to work with. She was able to pivot on a last min edit request from us with no issue. I would highly recommend working with her as she’s an amazing person/officiant.
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    Wilson F. Married on 05/29/2022
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    Heidi is the best!

    Heidi did an unbelievable job with our wedding. Not only was she extremely flexible and helpful during the chaos of the pandemic and beyond, but we also got several comments from our guests about how excellent she was with conducting our ceremony. She has a special ability to authentically connect with people despite only knowing them for a few minutes/hours. I give her my highest recommendation!

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
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
FireRose Photography FireRose Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Michelle Elyse Photography Michelle Elyse Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design Chad Biggs Event Planning & Design Wedding Planners

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!

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114 Tenure Circle Durham, NC, 27713
9193574148
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