Meet Gwen

Raleigh Wedding Officiant Gwen Downs

Celebrant Gwen Downs is an Interfaith Minister with a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from the Universal Brotherhood. She is also a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. Gwen studied at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute -- the international leader in this field. Celebrants are trained to officiate personalized ceremonies. Gwen is certified to officiate weddings and is an active member of the Foundation.

Working together with you, Gwen will create the most special and unique ceremony that reflects your tastes and values. She will assist with your ceremony's location, music, and rituals, encouraging you to draw on any traditions meaningful to you. Your ceremony will become the least stressful aspect of your planning, as her focus will be on creating that special moment for you based on your style. 

Gwen will come to you at your location, whether holding your ceremony at a local venue, your home, or a unique setting in the surrounding areas. Contact her to set-up a free consultation so that she may learn about your needs, style, and values. When you decide to work with her, she will begin developing your unique ceremony, providing all applicable information and guidance. 

When Gwen is not crafting wedding ceremonies for her couples, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mack and her daughter's family including her three darling granddaughters, Bella, Becca and Olivia. She also loves snuggling with her fur babies, Delilah, a Coton de Tulear dog and Kitty, her rescue cat.