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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 led me to realize the importance of celebrating life and its memorable moments.  

As a certified wedding and funeral celebrant from the reputable Celebrant Foundation and Institute, I am grateful for the opportunity to create custom ceremonies that bring joy and laughter to couples as they celebrate their love story. And I am humbled to bring comfort to families who grieve the loss of a loved one. 


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

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