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Officiant in Durham,
(919) 423-1764
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  • 13 Reviews


    Cassandra

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  • Laney was absolutely wonderful! We wanted a short and sweet ceremony and that’s exactly what she provided. Even given the short time constraints she was able to provide a beautiful and special ceremony.

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    Thank you so much Cassandra. I’m so glad you liked your ceremony. Your wedding was wonderful and I could tell when I left the the reception was going to be fantastic. Best to you and Blake.

    Zachary Bennett

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  • Not only was Laney wonderful the day of the wedding, she was extremely helpful in our meeting and conversations before the big day. She helped guide us through the process of what our ceremony could look like and was extremely flexible to fit our needs as well. Highly recommend!

    Anna

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  • We hired Laney for my son’s wedding and could not have been happier. She takes the time to get to know the bride and groom and their “story”. This allows for a very personalized ceremony that goes beyond the traditional script allowing the guests to truly feel and experience the lovely journey the bride and groom have taken to get them to this very special moment! Our ceremony was full of precious moments, laughter, and tears as we all felt the love between Matt and Arielle. I highly recommend Laney Margolis to anyone wanting a more personal experience.

    Shadi

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  • We couldn't ask for a better person to perform our ceremony. We were mixing traditions from two different cultures together and were worried if it can be done smoothly. Laney wrote a beautiful script mixing the two and made it such a wonderful experience for us, our friends and family that guests couldn't stop complimenting it as one of the best wedding ceremonies they've been to. She is very professional, on time and such a great person overall. I am so grateful we could have her as our celebrant.

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    Thank you so much Shadi. It was such a treat to be part of your wedding. Wishing you and Alex so much happiness.

    Tara

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    5 out of 5
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  • My fiance and I had a special situation since he is of Christian faith and I am Agnostic so finding the perfect Officiant proved to be more difficult that we had planned. We wanted someone who we both connected with that would make the ceremony feel personal without leaning toward one any one belief system or another. My fiance was the one who came across Laney and after our first meeting I knew she was the perfect fit! Laney took into account all of the things that my fiance and I wanted to include in our ceremony as well as elements we didn't want to have. She didn't push us into anything that we didn't want and was so supportive throughout the whole process. One the actual wedding day, she was prompt, professional, and comforting. She also conducted the ceremony perfectly and helped my fiance and I through it step by step because we were both teary eyed and fumbling with nerves, emotions and excitement. She even gave us a keepsake copy of the ceremony including our vows after the ce... Read more

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    Tara - your wedding was such a delight. I’m so happy to have shared your special day with you and Lee.

    Bonnie

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  • Working with Laney was one of the best decisions we could have ever made while planning the wedding. We originally had a different officiant but my (then fiance) was conflicted about doing a religious ceremony, so he changed his mind; and we found ourselves back on square one with only a few months to go before the wedding. After searching online, he found Laney and had a good feeling about her, which proved to be right. After an initial phone conversation, we met up with her and clicked instantly. She understood where he was coming from and when he had the "Aha!" look on his face, it made me really happy to see that someone could articulate exactly what he was trying to say. She made the effort to get to know us and our family situations, all without judgment, but with so much care. She's personable, professional, eloquent, and it resulted in our ceremony feeling like "us" -- like a friend we knew for years had written it. She was so patient with me while dealing with some unfortunate... Read more

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    Bonnie - thank you so much for your review. I had such a great time working with you and Dan and I really enjoyed meeting your families, too. I wish the very best to both of you.

    Sarah Orensteen

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  • I could not have been happier with our decision to have Laney Margolis officiate our wedding ceremony. From our first meeting months ahead of time, right up until the day of our wedding, Laney was professional, personable, and reassuring. She put so much time, effort, and care into making our ceremony special and unique to us. I would highly recommend Laney as your wedding celebrant if you want a warm and personal ceremony that is heartfelt and unique to you.

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    Sarah - thanks so much for your review. Your wedding was so charming and you and Carter are such a wonderful couple. It was truly my pleasure to work with you.

    Jessie Kovach

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  • My husband and I used Laney for our ceremony and were beyond pleased with her and the way she conducted our ceremony!She made sure the ceremony was authentic to us and our spirituality. Neither of us are religious, yet we are very spiritual which is why we went with Laney. She is very concise and open to suggestions and ideas you may have to add to the ceremony. Laney's presence added an element we needed and wanted to help us turn our wedding ceremony into reality. Thank you Laney! We highly recommend her to anyone and everyone!

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    Jessie - thank you for your review. I loved all the little ways you and Matt found to include your own personal spirituality in your wedding ceremony. Wishing you my very best!

    Krystene

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  • Laney was very helpful and easy to work with! When our friends couldn't make it work as our officiant, we worried about what our ceremony would be like. But luckily we found Laney and she delivered a beautiful ceremony for my husband and I!

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    Krystene - I was so happy I was available to perform your wedding ceremony. It was charming and you and Jeremy make a beautiful couple.

    Stephanie

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  • Laney was absolutely amazing! We were very impressed by how much time she took to get to know us so she could incorporate our story into our ceremony. It couldn't have been more lovely or personal! She was also fantastic at communicating with us and giving us options to help customize our ceremony, readings, vows, etc. Would HIGHLY recommend her!

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    Stephanie - thank you so much! Working with you was pure pleasure. You and Jon made so many great decisions that resulted in a perfectly beautiful wedding. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

    Katie Johnson

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  • We were looking for someone to provide a simple yet touching ceremony for our wedding without religious additions and respecting our choice of day on Friday the 13th. My husband and I came across Laneys profile and were attacted to her non-secular profile and the option to create a "Love Story." The day went wonderful, we had a lot of fun and Laney worked hard to add everything we wanted and make sure the day was as it had been on paper. I was happy with our choice and love how everything turned out.

    Ernesto Robayo-Camacho

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  • Laney is cheerful, smart, compassionate, no-nonsense and clearly cut out for her work as a Humanist Celebrant. She met with us in person to get to know us, hear our story of how we met and how our relationship developed, and came up with a wonderful script that we barely changed. Our wedding ceremony was extraordinary because it was bilingual (with Spanish translation provided by my husband, and Spanish portions recited by the Best Man). We also had two deaf guests and an ASL interpreter, so our ceremony was more complex than usual. Laney took care of the format, English-language scripts, and helped us figure out how to make the ceremony work seamlessly during rehearsal and the ceremony itself. She was responsive via email and her fees are reasonable. You can include religious and spiritual elements in your vows, but Laney will not include religious texts or references in the parts she will read. We would highly recommend her if this sounds like what you are looking for!

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    Thank you for your review, Ernesto and Christiane - it will help others connect with me when they are looking for secular ceremonies. Your wedding was wonderful in every respect and it was great to meet your families and participate in your special day.

    Ernesto

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  • Laney is very professional and easy to work with. She officiated our wedding flawlessly and beautifully. She also built the script for the ceremony in an elegant and graceful way, including all the elements that we asked her to. Whether you are interested in a religious or non-religious wedding officiant, she will tailor anything to your demands. I strongly recommend her!

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