Serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and beyond!
Your ceremony doesn't have to be the least exciting part of your wedding day! Gwen Downs, your Triangle wedding officiant, specializes in creating fun, lighthearted weddings that have couples and guests saying it was the best ceremony they've ever seen. With just the right balance between cheer and tradition, not only will your ceremony include all (or none!) of the elements you want, but it will also feature the story of how you and your fiancé "ended up here today." So rather than just a formality, your nuptials will actually be one of the most fun and entertaining parts of your day! Gwen will customize every element of your ceremony with your collaboration, assist you on the traditional elements you'd like to include, write your love story, ask members of your family and friends for their input, and tell it the way it happened to the delight of everyone in attendance. You and your guests will remember feeling riveted, engaged, and moved by your wedding ceremony for years to come. Gwen serves many religious affiliations as well as non-religious, interfaith, and spiritual-but-not-religious couples. Her process includes a no-obligation consultation, 1-hour wedding workshop, unlimited script revisions, open editing process, continuous communication via phone/email, complete rehearsal, travel fees, legal handling of your North Carolina marriage license, a back-up officiant (just in case), and a guarantee that you'll absolutely love your ceremony. Besides fully custom ceremonies, Gwen also performs elopement ceremonies at her Holly Springs location and micro wedding ceremonies at parks, backyards and restaurants. She is happy to travel within an hour's distance from Raleigh.