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Joan Bogwill,
Licensed Wedding Officiant
& Life-Cycle Celebrant

Serving Fort Myers, Naples, and the Greater Southwest Florida


Your love story is unique, and your wedding ceremony should be, too. How do I craft such a personal, meaningful, and unforgettable ceremony? It all starts with getting to know you. We discuss your journey as a couple, your shared values, and what makes your love unique. Through this process, I will gather the insights and inspiration needed to weave together a ceremony that feels authentic and genuinely reflects your love.


 I will tailor the ceremony to suit your style and preferences. Every aspect will be carefully curated, from spoken words to the rituals performed to represent and celebrate you as a couple.

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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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