Gwen Downs - Celebrant​


My name is Gwen Downs and I am a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and Ordained Minister. I studied at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute -- an international leader in this field. Celebrants are trained to officiate personalized ceremonies. I am certified to officiate weddings and an active member of the Foundation. I offer the following ceremony options: traditional weddings, elopements and vow renewals.

As a ceremony and ritual expert I bring many new and creative ideas to the 

ceremonies I write for my clients. My listening and writing skills allow me to establish trust, build rapport and create a memorable ceremony for you. I work with you by listening intently to learn what is truly important to you.                                                        

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Each event is a custom mosaic — thoughtfully composed with ​readings, music, poetry, original writing, traditions and rituals that are meaningful to you. When we are finished, we will have ​created a one-of-a-kind ceremony that tells your love story and embraces your individuality while respecting your beliefs. ​​Your day, your way!

Outside of my role as Celebrant, I treasure time spent with my husband, daughter, three precious granddaughters, and my cotton dog, Delilah. I am a nature nut - I love sitting on my patio watching the birds, listening to the whip-poor-will at night and smelling the gardenia bushes growing around my yard. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given.
​Life is good.