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Joan Bogwill, Licensed and Certified Wedding
Officiant & Life-Cycle Celebrant Serving Southwest Florida

Serving Fort Myers, Naples, and the Greater Southwest Florida


Your wedding ceremony should reflect your beautiful journey together, and I'm here to make that happen!


A truly personal, meaningful, and unforgettable ceremony is created from a deep understanding of your journey as a couple. I invest time in getting to know you, your values, and what sets your love story apart. Then, I write and officiate a meaningful custom ceremony that creates lasting memories for you and your guests.

Here are just a few reasons to choose Joan Bogwill, an experienced, certified, and licensed ceremony specialist, wedding officiant, and ordained minister for your special day:


Customized Ceremonies: Say goodbye to cookie-cutter ceremonies! Your journey as a couple takes center stage. Joan goes beyond the basics by using creative and engaging storytelling to share your love story. Every element is tailored to your preferences, from heartfelt vows to meaningful rituals, adding a layer of personalization and magic to your special day. 


Professional Expertise: With years of experience and comprehensive training, Joan brings professionalism and expertise to every ceremony she officiates. From seamlessly coordinating with vendors to managing unexpected hiccups, you can trust Joan to handle every aspect of your ceremony with grace and poise.


Peace of Mind: Planning a wedding can be stressful, but with Joan by your side, you can rest easy knowing that your ceremony is in capable hands. From the initial consultation to the final vows, she works closely with you every step of the way, providing a smooth and stress-free experience. 


Legal Compliance: Joan ensures your marriage is legally binding by handling all the necessary paperwork and procedures.

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In times of grief, we recognize the profound importance of crafting a farewell that authentically mirrors the unique essence of your loved one's life. At Heartfelt Custom Ceremonies, my commitment lies in providing a personalized funeral or celebration-of-life ceremony that transcends conventional norms, captures the true spirit of your loved one's life journey, and honors and celebrates a life well-lived.


With compassionate communication skills, I collect cherished memories, stories, and details that define your loved one's legacy. With genuine empathy, I design a ceremony using carefully selected readings, music, rituals, symbolism, and engaging storytelling to narrate the profound story of their life, ensuring that every element of the ceremony reflects the individuality of your loved one. 


Would you like to celebrate the enduring love you share with your partner and renew your commitment to one another? As a ceremony specialist, I create heartfelt and unique celebrations that reflect your beautiful journey, whether a few years or decades together.

Choosing a custom ceremony means embracing the uniqueness of your love story and working closely with you. I ensure that the ceremony captures the essence of your relationship, whether it involves highlighting the challenges you've overcome or reminiscing about the most cherished moments you've shared.


Whether you celebrate at a country club, restaurant, beach, or backyard, I can officiate at the place that holds special meaning for you.



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Joan was a dream wedding officiant!! From the moment we had our first call to handing our completed marriage license, Joan did not disappoint. She is truly a joy to work with, and she cares about each one of her couples and their love story.


At the end of the wedding weekend, we had heard so many praises about our ceremony being meaningful and something people hadn’t seen in a while, but we couldn’t have had that without Joan! She is truly great at what she does. 

Our wedding day was truly magical thanks to Joan & Heartfelt Custom Ceremonies. From the very beginning, Joan made us feel comfortable and cared for, taking the time to understand our unique love story and our vision for the ceremony.

She guided us through every step of the process, ensuring that everything ran smoothly on the big day. Her presence was calming and reassuring, helping us manage our nerves and truly be present during our ceremony. 

Simply perfect! We knew we were in good hands from the moment we met Joan, but what she crafted for Joe and me was truly exceptional. She beautifully wove the story of our excitement for the adventures ahead. Her words filled the air with hope, love, and the promise of a bright future. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony, and we are eternally grateful for her remarkable skills and heartfelt dedication to making our wedding day one we will never forget. Joan, thank you for making our dreams come true!

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