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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Janelle Studdard · Married on 09/01/2019
A Wonderful Fit for Our Wedding
We are so incredibly appreciative to Heidi for making our wedding day extra special. When we were planning our wedding, we researched officiants and loved reading through the nice things that people had to say about Heidi.Sent on 09/13/2019
We decided to reach out, and shortly thereafter, we met for a consultation. Heidi was so friendly and personable as she took the time to get to know us as a couple. We had a great meeting, and within the first few minutes of speaking to her, we had already decided we wanted her to officiate our wedding.
Heidi attended our rehearsal practice, and we enjoyed having her meet our families and spend time with everyone. She incorporated small, personal touches into our ceremony and found the most beautiful way to weave our love story into our wedding day, particularly as it related to making sure our daughter felt included. Those small personal touches really made such a huge difference.
If you are getting married and are looking for an officiant, look no further. Rev. Heidi is one of the kindest, most genuine people we have met. She's a truly wonderful woman who cares about the couples she marries. We would highly recommend Heidi, and we truly could not imagine having had anyone else join us together in marriage :)
Janelle & Greg
Sarah Dolan · Married on 07/27/2019
You will want Heidi with you on your special day!
We absolutely loved having Heidi be a part of our special day! We did the premarital counseling with her as well and cannot recommend her and those services enough! Heidi was so easy to work with and exceeded any expectations we had going into this! We also received so many compliments from friends and family about her service. 100% recommend!Sent on 08/19/2019
Weddings by Heidi's reply:Sarah - You and Christian were beaming during your wedding weekend. St. Mary's Chapel was so quaint and intimate, and I was honored to be a part of it. Thanks for being my first Zoom couple. :) Great job on planning you're wedding from Charleston! xoxo
Megan · Married on 07/25/2019
The perfect fit
Heidi was the perfect officiant for our intimate wedding ceremony. When we came across her site and read through the reviews, we knew she was who we had been looking for!Sent on 08/15/2019
We had one quick meeting together and from that she created the most beautiful ceremony. She tied in aspects of our history as a couple and reflections of our Christian upbringings.
On the day of our wedding, she felt like part of the family and made everyone feel like she had known us for years. Our day would not have been as special with anyone else but Heidi marrying us.
We cannot recommend Heidi strongly enough!!
Weddings by Heidi's reply:Megan & Adam, Thank you for your thoughtful words. I had a blast at your wedding and loved meeting all 12 of your siblings! Two fun families coming together to make one big, happy bunch. I feel so honored to have been a part of your intimate gathering. You are a beautiful couple - inside and out. xoxo
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!