Weddings by Heidi

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About Weddings by Heidi

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.

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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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!

    Sent on 02/19/2021

    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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    Alana F. · Getting married on 02/09/2022

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    We love heidi

    My newly wedded husband and I are obsessed with Heidi. She was literally the best vendor we had!! Every single one of our guests at our microwedding commented at how amazing our officiant was. She is so kind, genuinely excited for her clients and she has the perfect tone of voice for a wedding ceremony. She is excited but calm at the same time. She helped calm our nerves before the ceremony and was amazing during the rehearsal.

    We met with Heidi first when we were looking for officiants and we loved her right away. We wanted to just "shop around" so we met with another one and within 2 minutes of meeting the other officiant, we knew that Heidi was the best and we needed to book her before someone else did.

    We ended up having to change our date and Heidi, sadly, was booked on our date. We were so bummed. Heidi, the awesome vendor she is, made it work so that we just had an earlier ceremony time so she could fit us in. Truly so thoughtful to help make it work for us.

    Book Heidi. You will not be sorry!! She is the absolute best :)

    Sent on 09/28/2020

    Weddings by Heidi's reply:

    Alana, thank your for your kind words! Honestly, it was important for me to try my absolute best to be there for you and Cam, just as we originally planned. I'm thrilled it worked out because it was an absolute joy 'marrying' you two! Game. Set. Love Match. :)
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    Justin R. · Getting married on 10/09/2021

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    Great officiant!

    Heidi was an excellent officiant for our wedding. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, my wife and I had to get married much more quickly than we initially anticipated. Even with the time crunch, Heidi worked with us to put together a ceremony that represented us well. She was very easy to work with and a good communicator. We would enthusiastically recommend working with her if you are planning a wedding.

    Sent on 09/05/2020

    Weddings by Heidi's reply:

    Thanks, Justin! What an intimate and special day your wedding was. I'm so glad I could be a part of your and Krystina's becoming a family. Who knew what an especially sacred time it would be!

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Weddings by Heidi FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 650.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price?
    Ceremony Rehearsal
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 350.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 100.00
  • What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?
    $ 100.00
  • 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?
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  • What languages do you speak?
    English

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 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 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 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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