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Janet Grant · Getting married on 06/11/2021
We couldn't have found a more perfect officiant if we'd made her ourselves!
From the first email Kenna sent us (the same day I sent an info request), we knew we were in good hands. Every interaction we had with her was perfect. She totally understood us, and even though we really didn't know exactly what we wanted, she took our vague ideas and our nerdy likes and designed a ceremony and vows that were better than we could have imagined. It was everything we hoped for and more. She took what might have been a simple fill-in-the-blank totally forgettable ceremony and made it a celebration of our unique and nerdy love that everyone who was there will remember for years and that we will remember forever. We can't thank her enough! If you're hesitating on picking someone for your off-the-beaten-track ceremony, don't hesitate another second. Reach out to Kenna - you won't regret it!Sent on 02/02/2020
Erin · Married on 11/02/2019
Kenna is so amazing to work with. She is so warm, friendly, inviting and funny. Everyone had a good laugh and a good sniffle. Our ceremony was perfect and so personalized for us. It's like she has known us for years.Sent on 11/04/2019
Alex · Married on 11/02/2019
We Love Cynthia!
Cynthia was a dream to work with and brought a level of energy and excitement that made our ceremony all the more personal and enjoyable! She worked with us every step of the way and got us through the most nerve wracking moments of the wedding! If you enjoy breaking from tradition and doing things in your own unique way then NC Secular Weddings are the officiants you are looking for!Sent on 11/18/2019
nc secular weddings's reply:Alex, thank you for your kind words! Love you & Jeremy, too! I won't forget your "chemistry", one of the best unity ceremonies ever!
Ari · Married on 10/19/2019
Magical, emotional secular ceremony
Cynthia's ceremony was a perfect encapsulation of my relationship with my wife and launching point for our married life together. Cynthia is clearly a thoughtful and experienced craftsperson with creating personalized ceremonies. She was very collaborative with including us in suggesting additions to the ceremony. On the day-of, it all ran wonderfully. We both were tearful and joyful with her heartfelt words and the magic of the moment. I would recommend her to any other couples looking for a meaningful secular ceremony in a heartbeat!Sent on 11/02/2019
nc secular weddings's reply:I replied by email and forgot to thank you here !! THANK YOU, my dears! I loved getting to know you both and hope our paths cross again (Goat yoga? I'm there!)
Jamie · Married on 05/26/2019
Cynthia did a fantastic job with taking our personal story and turning it into a beautifully written ceremony. She took the time to get to know us and really made our love story something beautiful to share. We didn't hire a wedding coordinator so Cynthia was very helpful to us with making decisions about the ceremony along the way. She has become a good friend to us! Highly recommend her!Sent on 06/01/2019
nc secular weddings's reply:Jamie, thank you for your kind words. Marrying you and Adam, and having your sweet dogs in the Wedding party, truly gave me great joy!
JENNIFER BEGUN · Married on 05/18/2019
There really are no words to describe how wonderful Cynthia is! She worked so hard to get to know us and make our wedding day so special. I was very overwhelmed the month leading up to the wedding and Cynthia kept things on track and helped form the ceremony. She was wonderful to work with and really went above and beyond. Highly recommended!Sent on 06/25/2019
nc secular weddings's reply:Today is my 20th wedding anniversary and your sweet words could not be a better gift !! Thank you so much!
Allison · Married on 05/04/2019
Best part of our whole day!!!
Our wedding ceremony was my favorite part of our whole day, and for that I thank Cynthia. She took time to get to know my husband (then-fiancé) and me with fun and thought-provoking written questions which she used in crafting a personalized experience that was exactly what we wanted...even though we started out not knowing what we wanted! She had great ideas about how to incorporate different spiritual views and values into the ceremony in a way that reflected our love and made us and our families happy. She encouraged our feedback every step of the way, and incorporated our every wish perfectly. Having a secular wedding, we did not know what to include she guided us expertly with humor and grace, allowing us to write as much or as little of the ceremony as we liked and providing lots of romantic poetry and reading material for inspiration. I so appreciate that she was willing to make edits until the last minute. Such a gem, I am so happy we found her and so grateful for this most beautiful gift.Sent on 06/03/2019
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so very much! I loved every minute of our collaboration. EVERY MINUTE. I'm so glad you will have these wedding memories to hold close!
Katie · Married on 04/06/2019
Even better than we could have hoped for
I had been stressed out about how to find an officiant for our wedding, because neither of us are religious, but we still wanted something meaningful. I found NC Secular Weddings, and once I saw the sample ceremony on their website, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. My fiance felt the same way, and we did a choose-your-own adventure ceremony where we selected from various options for each part of the ceremony. Kenna added personal touches that were specific to us, and in the end we had a deeply meaningful ceremony that reflected what was important to both of us, yet without having to write our own vows from scratch. She was great to work with. On the day, many people commented that the ceremony was very touching.Sent on 04/08/2019
Laura · Married on 12/29/2018
Cynthia is wonderful!
Cynthia did an absolutely fantastic job of creating and officiating a personalized ceremony for our wedding in Raleigh. She made our day even more heartwarming and beautiful thanks to her kind nature and her professionalism. We had only been in touch with Cynthia for about a month before our big day, but she is so warm and caring that we had multiple wedding guests thinking she was a long-time friend. She worked with us to create the exact ceremony and feel we were looking for, was very open to our suggestions, and was incredibly responsive to our emails/texts and requests. She was also very accomodating to any last minute changes that may have been needed, which is always appreciated when the big day rolls around. Our family and friends had so many good things to say about our ceremony, and I would absolutely recommend Cynthia to anyone looking for a heartfelt secular ceremony.Sent on 01/02/2019
nc secular weddings's reply:Your wedding was the perfect way to close 2018, and this lovely review, a great start to 2019! Thank you so much, Laura.
Stephanie · Married on 11/02/2018
Warm and heartfelt ceremony!
Kenna is just the kindest, warmest human being and we are so happy she performed our wedding. She wrote an absolutely beautiful and personalized ceremony for us. We got complements from so many of our guests about how wonderful Kenna was and that the ceremony was just perfect. Obviously, we couldn't agree more!! She even endured a little rain that started during our unity ceremony. :) And as far as the process leading up to our special day, Kenna was very responsive to all our emails and communicated the steps we could expect along the way. We just adore Kenna and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a loving, heartfelt ceremony.Sent on 11/07/2018
Amy · Married on 10/07/2018
Kenna is amazing!!
Kenna is such a great person! She’s super nice and you can tell she really cares about the couples she marries. We had a difficult time finding someone who would do an entirely secular wedding and who didn’t seem to be condescending about our choices. However, Kenna was genuinely accepting and excited about our choices. We could tell right away that she was going to be a good fit for us. Even though it took multiple drafts to finalize our ceremony (because we were super picky), it was obvious throughout that process that Kenna was creative and fully invested in designing the perfect ceremony for us. In order to get to know us better, she had each of us answer monthly questions. She gave us a copy of our answers after the ceremony and we had so much fun reading our answers to each other. Her delivery of the ceremony was fantastic, and we are so grateful for her role in our wedding.Sent on 10/23/2018
Allie · Married on 10/06/2018
One of Kind, we'll remember her words for a lifetime.
Kenna was incredible, 100% genuine, super organized, and she really took the time to get to know us. She went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony truly reflect our relationship in all of the quirky, cheese-loving, nerdy, and nuanced ways that we do.Sent on 10/29/2018
The ceremony was beautiful and perfect. So many people came up to us and said that what Kenna wrote was the most unique and beautiful ceremony they had ever been to and her voice is incredible.
On the day of the wedding, she was a bright light of calm, positivity, and happiness, which was so calming to everyone as we walked down the aisle. If you are looking for a secular officiant in the Triangle, look to further, Kenna is the girl for you!
Erik · Married on 09/28/2018
Kenna was wonderful. She met with us to learn our story, and helped us plan the perfect ceremony. The day of the ceremony, we forgot about music, Kenna saved the day with her beautiful singing voice.Sent on 10/07/2018
Jamie · Married on 06/12/2018
Kenna officiated our June wedding and we could not have been more pleased with her service and with our ceremony. She's a pro, super organized, keeps you on track with the logistics of applying for a marriage license leading up to the day and the marriage certificate afterward. Communication was excellent and her fee extremely reasonable. We chose her simple ceremony script and it was just beautiful. We did personalize one part of it and she incorporated it without question. We received many compliments from our guests on the beautiful ceremony. Kenna, we absolutely loved working with you and will cherish you always. Thank you so much!!Sent on 07/07/2018
Meghan · Married on 05/19/2018
From the moment that my husband and I met Kenna for an initial consultation, we knew she was the perfect person that we wanted to officiate our wedding. She took the time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple through our responses to monthly questions, and she wrote the most perfect, personalized ceremony for us. So many guests came up to us during the reception and mentioned how special the ceremony was, and how "us" it was. Kenna was kind, flexible, professional, and responsive during the whole process. Also, how could I forget how sincere and warm her voice was during our ceremony?! Our ceremony was absolutely perfect, and Kenna is responsible for that!Sent on 05/28/2018
Janet & Jay · Married on 04/21/2018
Kenna was so amazing through the entire process! When we got married, we had been living on opposite sides of the country for almost a year. Kenna was able to do some webcam conferencing in lieu of sitting down with us. She had great input on ideas like a ring warming and a unity ceremony, and was super accommodating of all our questions. When the big day came, she was extraordinary. The ceremony she crafted was beautiful. People have continued to comment well after the wedding how incredible she was, and wondering if she'd known us both personally because she created such a warm and personal message of love. I cannot say enough positive things about her!Sent on 05/19/2018
Leah · Married on 09/24/2017
Kenna is such a sweet lady and very easy to work with. She is very responsive to her emails as that was one of the most important things when planning a wedding.Sent on 10/09/2017
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you Leah! It was an honor to stand with you and Derrick as you married each other. Thank you for your kind review. All my love!
Jessica · Married on 09/23/2017
Let me just say, if we hadn't hired Kenna to marry us our wedding would have been dull and lacking all the love that one wants. She is absolutely amazing she had every one there tearing up and laughing. She made it so memorable so unique and so perfect. She was worth every penny and honestly I'd pay double just to have her again if you are looking for someone who takes pride in their work and puts honest time into the ceremony they create for you this is where you need to go. I could never imagine anyone else being there. Not only was she an amazing officiant I think she's going to become a wonderful friend!Sent on 10/07/2017
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so much for letting me be part of your love story! I loved meeting your family and friends. Thank you for your kind review, I am the lucky one. My love to you both!
Lauren · Married on 09/09/2017
Kenna at NC Secular Weddings did an amazing job for my husband and I. She is kind, fun, and really cares about the people she works with. We had so much fun working with Kenna to plan our ceremony, she answered all of our silly questions and guided us through every step of the way. She helped us with our vows, gave us interesting ideas on what we could do for our ceremony and wrote a beautiful ceremony that our guests and I loved. I would recommend NC Secular Weddings for anyone!Sent on 09/29/2017
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so much Lauren! I loved working with you and Jim to create your ceremony. Thank you for letting me be part of your lifelong love story!
Aryn · Married on 05/27/2017
Kenna was so fun to work with and we love the personalized ceremony she created for us. It was lovely and we've already had a lot of compliments on how it was so unique and special!Sent on 06/15/2017
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so much Aryn! It was my honor and pleasure to stand with you and Alvin as you married each other.
Kate · Married on 05/20/2017
Kenna is lovely just to be around, an incredible, thoughtful officiant, and someone capable of injecting joy into any situation. My husband and I loved meeting with her, and we were so thankful that she officiated our wedding so beautifully. We would hire her a million times over again! Thank you, Kenna!Sent on 06/13/2017
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so much Kate! It was an honor to stand with you and Patrick as you married each other.
Seth · Married on 05/14/2017
Kenna was fantastic! We were married in a rose garden in Raleigh, and we could not have asked for a better ceremony. She helped us plan a lovely event and gave a very touching speech. It captured so much of who we are and what we hope to enjoy in marriage. Kenna really put her heart and love into creating a memorable experience for everyone there.Sent on 06/03/2017
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so much Seth! It was my great honor to work with you and Kay. All my love to you!
Kate · Married on 04/29/2017
Kenna enhanced our day. She included personal information about how we came to be along with describing both of our personalities and how we are as a couple. She is extremely relatable. There is no doubt that this is her passion and she will make it her mission to make your day as special as it deserves to be. Our guest were so impressed that there were several requesting her card for their upcoming nuptials.Sent on 05/12/2017
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so much Kate! I loved standing with you and Jimmy as you married each other!
Erin · Married on 04/22/2017
Kenna was truly amazing!! She made our ceremony so special and meaningful- so many guests kept saying it was the best ceremony they had ever seen! Everyone was crying! Kenna has such a calming personality and is full of light- she really put us at easy from the beginning and is a great spokeswoman for LOVE :).Sent on 04/27/2017
She really lead us through the whole process from beginning to end and created a completely custom ceremony for us at a great price. Even our conservative religious families fell in love with her. If you want a meaningful, honest, romantic ceremony she's THE BEST!!
nc secular weddings's reply:Thank you so much for your kindness Erin! It was an honor to stand with you and Bret as you married each other. Many happy returns of the day to you both!
Regina · Married on 04/22/2017
Our wedding was amazing. Kenna was awesome. She was easy to work . She did an wonderful job. Thank you so much.Sent on 09/14/2017