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Officiant in Wake Forest, NC,
(919) 608-3152
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    Janet Grant

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  • From the first email Kenna sent us (the same day I sent an info request), we knew we were in good hands. Every interaction we had with her was perfect. She totally understood us, and even though we really didn't know exactly what we wanted, she took our vague ideas and our nerdy likes and designed a ceremony and vows that were better than we could have imagined. It was everything we hoped for and more. She took what might have been a simple fill-in-the-blank totally forgettable ceremony and made it a celebration of our unique and nerdy love that everyone who was there will remember for years and that we will remember forever. We can't thank her enough! If you're hesitating on picking someone for your off-the-beaten-track ceremony, don't hesitate another second. Reach out to Kenna - you won't regret it!

    Alex

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  • Cynthia was a dream to work with and brought a level of energy and excitement that made our ceremony all the more personal and enjoyable! She worked with us every step of the way and got us through the most nerve wracking moments of the wedding! If you enjoy breaking from tradition and doing things in your own unique way then NC Secular Weddings are the officiants you are looking for!

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    Alex, thank you for your kind words! Love you & Jeremy, too! I won't forget your "chemistry", one of the best unity ceremonies ever!

    Erin

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  • Kenna is so amazing to work with. She is so warm, friendly, inviting and funny. Everyone had a good laugh and a good sniffle. Our ceremony was perfect and so personalized for us. It's like she has known us for years.

    Ari

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  • Cynthia's ceremony was a perfect encapsulation of my relationship with my wife and launching point for our married life together. Cynthia is clearly a thoughtful and experienced craftsperson with creating personalized ceremonies. She was very collaborative with including us in suggesting additions to the ceremony. On the day-of, it all ran wonderfully. We both were tearful and joyful with her heartfelt words and the magic of the moment. I would recommend her to any other couples looking for a meaningful secular ceremony in a heartbeat!

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    I replied by email and forgot to thank you here !! THANK YOU, my dears! I loved getting to know you both and hope our paths cross again (Goat yoga? I'm there!)

    Jamie

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  • Cynthia did a fantastic job with taking our personal story and turning it into a beautifully written ceremony. She took the time to get to know us and really made our love story something beautiful to share. We didn't hire a wedding coordinator so Cynthia was very helpful to us with making decisions about the ceremony along the way. She has become a good friend to us! Highly recommend her!

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    Jamie, thank you for your kind words. Marrying you and Adam, and having your sweet dogs in the Wedding party, truly gave me great joy!

    JENNIFER BEGUN

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    5 out of 5
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  • There really are no words to describe how wonderful Cynthia is! She worked so hard to get to know us and make our wedding day so special. I was very overwhelmed the month leading up to the wedding and Cynthia kept things on track and helped form the ceremony. She was wonderful to work with and really went above and beyond. Highly recommended!

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    Today is my 20th wedding anniversary and your sweet words could not be a better gift !! Thank you so much!

    Allison

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  • Our wedding ceremony was my favorite part of our whole day, and for that I thank Cynthia. She took time to get to know my husband (then-fiancé) and me with fun and thought-provoking written questions which she used in crafting a personalized experience that was exactly what we wanted...even though we started out not knowing what we wanted! She had great ideas about how to incorporate different spiritual views and values into the ceremony in a way that reflected our love and made us and our families happy. She encouraged our feedback every step of the way, and incorporated our every wish perfectly. Having a secular wedding, we did not know what to include she guided us expertly with humor and grace, allowing us to write as much or as little of the ceremony as we liked and providing lots of romantic poetry and reading material for inspiration. I so appreciate that she was willing to make edits until the last minute. Such a gem, I am so happy we found her and so grateful for this most ... Read more

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    Thank you so very much! I loved every minute of our collaboration. EVERY MINUTE. I'm so glad you will have these wedding memories to hold close!

    Katie

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  • I had been stressed out about how to find an officiant for our wedding, because neither of us are religious, but we still wanted something meaningful. I found NC Secular Weddings, and once I saw the sample ceremony on their website, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. My fiance felt the same way, and we did a choose-your-own adventure ceremony where we selected from various options for each part of the ceremony. Kenna added personal touches that were specific to us, and in the end we had a deeply meaningful ceremony that reflected what was important to both of us, yet without having to write our own vows from scratch. She was great to work with. On the day, many people commented that the ceremony was very touching.

    Laura

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  • Cynthia did an absolutely fantastic job of creating and officiating a personalized ceremony for our wedding in Raleigh. She made our day even more heartwarming and beautiful thanks to her kind nature and her professionalism. We had only been in touch with Cynthia for about a month before our big day, but she is so warm and caring that we had multiple wedding guests thinking she was a long-time friend. She worked with us to create the exact ceremony and feel we were looking for, was very open to our suggestions, and was incredibly responsive to our emails/texts and requests. She was also very accomodating to any last minute changes that may have been needed, which is always appreciated when the big day rolls around. Our family and friends had so many good things to say about our ceremony, and I would absolutely recommend Cynthia to anyone looking for a heartfelt secular ceremony.

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    Your wedding was the perfect way to close 2018, and this lovely review, a great start to 2019! Thank you so much, Laura.

    Stephanie

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  • Kenna is just the kindest, warmest human being and we are so happy she performed our wedding. She wrote an absolutely beautiful and personalized ceremony for us. We got complements from so many of our guests about how wonderful Kenna was and that the ceremony was just perfect. Obviously, we couldn't agree more!! She even endured a little rain that started during our unity ceremony. :) And as far as the process leading up to our special day, Kenna was very responsive to all our emails and communicated the steps we could expect along the way. We just adore Kenna and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants a loving, heartfelt ceremony.

    Amy

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  • Kenna is such a great person! She’s super nice and you can tell she really cares about the couples she marries. We had a difficult time finding someone who would do an entirely secular wedding and who didn’t seem to be condescending about our choices. However, Kenna was genuinely accepting and excited about our choices. We could tell right away that she was going to be a good fit for us. Even though it took multiple drafts to finalize our ceremony (because we were super picky), it was obvious throughout that process that Kenna was creative and fully invested in designing the perfect ceremony for us. In order to get to know us better, she had each of us answer monthly questions. She gave us a copy of our answers after the ceremony and we had so much fun reading our answers to each other. Her delivery of the ceremony was fantastic, and we are so grateful for her role in our wedding.

    Allie

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  • Kenna was incredible, 100% genuine, super organized, and she really took the time to get to know us. She went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony truly reflect our relationship in all of the quirky, cheese-loving, nerdy, and nuanced ways that we do. The ceremony was beautiful and perfect. So many people came up to us and said that what Kenna wrote was the most unique and beautiful ceremony they had ever been to and her voice is incredible. On the day of the wedding, she was a bright light of calm, positivity, and happiness, which was so calming to everyone as we walked down the aisle. If you are looking for a secular officiant in the Triangle, look to further, Kenna is the girl for you!

    Erik

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  • Kenna was wonderful. She met with us to learn our story, and helped us plan the perfect ceremony. The day of the ceremony, we forgot about music, Kenna saved the day with her beautiful singing voice.

    Jamie

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  • Kenna officiated our June wedding and we could not have been more pleased with her service and with our ceremony. She's a pro, super organized, keeps you on track with the logistics of applying for a marriage license leading up to the day and the marriage certificate afterward. Communication was excellent and her fee extremely reasonable. We chose her simple ceremony script and it was just beautiful. We did personalize one part of it and she incorporated it without question. We received many compliments from our guests on the beautiful ceremony. Kenna, we absolutely loved working with you and will cherish you always. Thank you so much!!

    lc

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  • kenna is so so great - our ceremony involved planting a tree, which she beautifully worked into our ceremony. we got the script for the ceremony a week beforehand and she made the one (very small) addition that we wanted. it was otherwise absolutely perfect. she handled all of the paperwork, and got to know us via monthly emailed questions about our relationship. the only thing that i would change is that there was a point where we hadn't heard from her in a while, but it was only because she was doing recovery volunteer work from a hurricane. that's a perfectly fine reason!
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