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My Story

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to read my story. My name is Joan Bogwill, and I am a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, licensed wedding officiant, and a nondenominational minister. My passion is designing, writing, and officiating custom ceremonies that celebrate love and honor life. That is why I decided to open Heartfelt Custom Ceremonies, LLC.


After retiring from a fulfilling career in education, my husband and best friend of 33 years and I spent quality time with family and traveled the world. However, a series of life events made me realize the importance of celebrating life and its memorable moments. I am grateful for the opportunity to create custom ceremonies that celebrate love and honor lives.

Joan Bogwill, Certified Wedding and Funeral Celebrant

Why Heartfelt Custom Ceremonies?

Heartfelt desire to celebrate your love story or your loved one’s life story.

Custom-designed ceremonies that are creative and engaging.

Ceremonies that are meaningful and make memories that will last a lifetime.

As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, I bring a wealth of training and experience in ceremony writing and public speaking. Your ceremony is in the hands of a true professional who understands the art of creating meaningful and impactful moments.

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