Wedding ceremonies that celebrate 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.

Celebrant Gwen's Glowing Reviews

Rebecca and Corwyn

"Gwen was perfect. We wanted something very specific and she was more than accommodating with all of our requests!"

Ceremony at Pullen Park, Raleigh, NC

Jennifer and Rob

"We highly recommend Gwen. We chose to incorporate a Unity Puzzle ritual into the overall ceremony. She did an amazing job creating the words to describe the ceremony to our guests. It was really amazing! We received many compliments on the uniqueness of the ceremony. We are very glad we found her!​​" 

Ceremony at The Family Farm , Holly Springs, NC

Valita and André

"Gwen was amazing! So glad to have found her. She was very thoughtful and took the time to get to know my partner and me. Our ceremony was just as I hoped it to be, personal and uplifting. I would recommend her to any and everyone!" 

Ceremony at 12 Oaks, Holly Springs, NC

Dana and Daniel

"Gwen was outstanding. She has a system for collecting all the right info to get to know you and your story. We were extremely happy with our vows and the presentation and her professionalism."

Ceremony at The Leaning Tree, Bailey, NC

Emily and Blair

"Gwen was warm and open-minded right from the start. She was easy to communicate with and very patient with our last-minute ceremony-writing process! She has a lot of resources to help you put together your big day, and she makes sure all the critical boxes have been ticked."

Ceremony at Artspace, Raleigh, NC

Ashleigh and Kymm

 "Gwen gave us our truly perfect wedding. Seeing as it was a lesbian wedding most people wouldn't marry us. Once we met Gwen we knew she was the one. She doesn't see color nor sexual orientation, she just sees people in love."

Ceremony at their family's home in Smithfield, NC

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Wedding ceremony rituals with Celebrant Gwen Downs

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

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Photos of weddings with Celebrant Gwen Downs

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