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Gwen Downs, Wedding Celebrant

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Gwen Downs – Wedding Celebrant for The Triangle Area Including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill NC

Gwen specializes in creating fun, lighthearted weddings that have couples and guests saying, “it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been a part of!” With just the right balance between cheer and tradition, not only will your ceremony include all the elements you want, but it will also feature the story of how you and your fiancĂ©e “ended up here today.” That means rather than a formality, your nuptials will actually be one of the most fun and entertaining parts of your day!

Working with Gwen Downs

Gwen is a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. She uses her specialized skills in ceremony creation and rituals to design a unique and memorable wedding ceremony reflecting your personalities, love story, beliefs, values and cultural backgrounds. She 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.

Wedding Ceremonies by Gwen Downs

Gwen is an ordained non-denominational minister. Her ordination allows her to legally wed couples in North Carolina and in many other states as well. She works with couples from across the spectrum of religion, spiritual and lack thereof. The majority of her couples identify as non-religious, and are seeking a ceremony that is meaningful and full of love. She works with each of her couples to make sure she is using language that feels right to them and reflects their beliefs. Her ceremonies are modern, fresh, fun and embrace gender equality and fluidity.

Besides fully personalized Celebrant Ceremonies, Gwen also performs Simple and Romantic Elopement ceremonies at her Holly Springs location and Microwedding ceremonies at parks, backyards and restaurants. She services Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Wake Forest, Louisburg, Clayton, Smithfield, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Pittsboro, Sanford, Wilson, Mebane, North Carolina and beyond.

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