My name is Gwen Downs and I am a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant and ordained interfaith minister. I personally studied at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute -- the international leader in this field. Celebrants are trained to officiate personalized ceremonies. I am certified to officiate weddings and I am an active member of the Foundation. I offer the following ceremony options: traditional weddings, elopements and vow renewals.
Bringing passion and dedication to my work as a Celebrant, I craft unique one-of-a-kind heartwarming ceremonies for couples of all cultures, faiths and genders. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, a vow renewal, or an anniversary, each event is a custom mosaic - thoughtfully composed with readings, music, poetry, original writing, traditions and rituals that are meaningful to you.
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 will work with you by listening intently to learn what is truly important to you.
Outside of my role as Celebrant, I treasure time spent with my husband, daughter, three precious granddaughters, and my dog and cat. I am a nature enthusiast. I love sitting on my patio watching the hummingbirds and goldfinches on my feeders, listening to the whippoorwill at night and smelling the gardenia bushes growing around my yard. I am most grateful for the opportunities that I have been given.