Personalized ceremonies that feature your love story

Serving Raleigh & the Surrounding Areas

It begins with your love story...

Your love story should be the centerpiece of your wedding ceremony. It’s the story of how you as a couple came to be. How you met, spent time together, fell in love and decided to spend the rest of your life together. 

Sharing your love story with the people who mean the most to you is one of the reasons you want a wedding ceremony. Your story is central to your guests’ involvement in your celebration. It’s what your guests will remember the most and it’s what they will tell you they enjoyed the most.


Celebrant Gwen Downs will help you create a unique ceremony for a memory you will cherish forever. Whether you are secular, religious, spiritual, part of an interfaith, or same-gender couple, she will create a ceremony that is inclusive and that respects all that is meaningful to you.

Meet Celebrant Gwen Downs

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Raleigh Officiant Small Weddings

Intimate ceremonies including elopements and microweddings for up to 10 guests

Raleigh Officiant Custom Weddings

Personalized ceremonies that tell your love story for an unlimited number of guests

Raleigh Officiant Ceremony Rituals

A few of the many rituals you can choose if you decide to include one in your ceremony

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Read glowing reviews from couples who were married by Gwen

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Photos of Gwen's ceremonies, her venue and a selection of floral bouquets available to rent

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