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Carolina Wedding Officiant

Raleigh , NC

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Raleigh, NC US 27613 (map)
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ABOUT US

You have decided to get married and now you need to select a Wedding Minister. Be sure to choose one who will listen to what YOU want, who will answer your questions and make suggestions... Read more
You have decided to get married and now you need to select a Wedding Minister. Be sure to choose one who will listen to what YOU want, who will answer your questions and make suggestions for your special day.

Rev. Phran would love to discuss with you the many options and additions available to create your Perfect Ceremony!

Rev. Phran is an ordained minister who respects all religions and honors all points of view. Her passion is composing and performing ceremonies which result in happy couples. Her goal is to take your words, thoughts, feelings and beliefs and create your perfect ceremony no matter the form - traditional, formal, casual, short or unique. Rev. Phran is personable, energetic yet calming, professional yet affable. For small, intimate weddings her Home Chapel is available. Serving the Greater Raleigh area and beyond.

Call Rev. Phran today for a complimentary consultation and to be sure she has space on her calendar for your big day.

Contact: rev.phran@perfectceremonies.com or 919-779-7653 Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Anglican, Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes, wherever you would like to be married.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Formal, casual, or Robe, as you wish.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
The entire ceremony is flexible.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
The couple can write their own vows with or without my help.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Readings may be your favorites, or chosen from my list, or written especially for you.
How long are your ceremonies?
Ceremonies can be from 5 to 30 minutes, your choice.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Premarital counseling is available but not required.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
If a rehearsal is necessary, I prefer to attend and take part in the rehearsal.
Do you supply a sound system?
No.

REVIEWS

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Valerie
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Phran was great at incorporating anything and everything that we wanted into our wedding ceremony. She was efficient at ensuring the rehearsal went smoothly as well. She was really a plus in making our wedding day special and memorable!
Phran was great at incorporating anything and everything that we wanted into our wedding ceremony. She was efficient at Read more...
Phran was great at incorporating anything and everything that we wanted into our wedding ceremony. She was efficient at ensuring the rehearsal went smoothly as well. She was really a plus in making our wedding day special and memorable! Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Valerie, for your kind words. One could not ask for a more perfect setting that your parents exquisite home. It was a pleasure to work with your event planner, Stephanie. She kept every thing flowing and never let the threat of rain dampen anyone's spirit.
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Michele and James
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Two nights before the wedding we found out that our officiant had the wrong date. By luck we found Phran on the internet. She was gracious, caring and accommodating. She worked with us on our ceremony and had it all together by the next day. She lit up the house with her smile the day she arrived for our wedding. We were honored to have her officiate. Thank you Phran for saving our day. It was a pleasure to meet you.
Two nights before the wedding we found out that our officiant had the wrong date. By luck we found Phran on the internet. Read more...
Two nights before the wedding we found out that our officiant had the wrong date. By luck we found Phran on the internet. She was gracious, caring and accommodating. She worked with us on our ceremony and had it all together by the next day. She lit up the house with her smile the day she arrived for our wedding. We were honored to have her officiate. Thank you Phran for saving our day. It was a pleasure to meet you. Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

If there were ever a couple destined to be together, it is the two of you. I was most fortunate to be the one chosen to unite you in marriage. And it was such fun being with your families, all blessed with a sprinkling of rain from the heavens. Thank you for your kind words.

Phran.
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David
Wedding:
7/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Phran is very energetic, upbeat, but also serious when necessary to give you confidence in her knowledge and experience about choosing vows, conducting the ritual appropriately, taking care of the legal work, etc. I am very happy that we selected her to be our officiant for our very small and intimate wedding, which she helped make special and memorable.
Phran is very energetic, upbeat, but also serious when necessary to give you confidence in her knowledge and experience Read more...
Phran is very energetic, upbeat, but also serious when necessary to give you confidence in her knowledge and experience about choosing vows, conducting the ritual appropriately, taking care of the legal work, etc. I am very happy that we selected her to be our officiant for our very small and intimate wedding, which she helped make special and memorable. Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Your wedding was small and intimate and the love that filled your apartment was huge. I know that you both will love and care for each other and have a rich happy life together. Thank you for choosing me as your Officiant.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
We were put in touch with Reverend Phran Gacher through our wedding planner, and we immediately felt comfortable with her. She knew exactly how to guide us in figuring out exactly what we wanted for our ceremony, and really listened to what was important to us. From the first meeting, to the rehearsal and wedding day, Rev. Phran was a delight to work with and contributed greatly to our beautiful ceremony. We would recommend her to anyone!
We were put in touch with Reverend Phran Gacher through our wedding planner, and we immediately felt comfortable with her. Read more...
We were put in touch with Reverend Phran Gacher through our wedding planner, and we immediately felt comfortable with her. She knew exactly how to guide us in figuring out exactly what we wanted for our ceremony, and really listened to what was important to us. From the first meeting, to the rehearsal and wedding day, Rev. Phran was a delight to work with and contributed greatly to our beautiful ceremony. We would recommend her to anyone! Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jennifer. It was a pleasure getting to know you and Sunil a little and meeting with your families at historic Merrimon House in Raleigh. I love working with Priscilla from Orangerie Events. She always sees to it that the day runs smoothly.

Wishing you all the Best.
Rev. Phran.
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kevin
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for personality, character, friendliness, a smile and a person who listens and is ready 2 translate your dreams into a perfect reality then look no more.. She listens to you and I promise in the time you sit and tell your story she has already connected the dots from your heart to your ceremony and she doesn't even have to know you your lifetime..
We met literally the day before as and we found the most magnificent officiant Phran..
We decided we were going to have a basic ceremony but she turned it into a wonderful union and a sand pouring for our love and absent families.. patient beyond her means and a lady of her word... thank you..
If you're looking for personality, character, friendliness, a smile and a person who listens and is ready 2 translate your Read more...
If you're looking for personality, character, friendliness, a smile and a person who listens and is ready 2 translate your dreams into a perfect reality then look no more.. She listens to you and I promise in the time you sit and tell your story she has already connected the dots from your heart to your ceremony and she doesn't even have to know you your lifetime..
We met literally the day before as and we found the most magnificent officiant Phran..
We decided we were going to have a basic ceremony but she turned it into a wonderful union and a sand pouring for our love and absent families.. patient beyond her means and a lady of her word... thank you.. Read less
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Jason
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Phran is a very personable and professional person. She was very helpful and provided us with more than enough options for our wedding ceremony. She was extremely easy to work with and was sure to make certain that we were comfortable with her and the plans for the wedding. She stayed in contact with us from our first meeting and I must say that it was probably the least stressful part of the whole ordeal. Pattie and I hope to maybe visit with her in the near future. Love her!!
Phran is a very personable and professional person. She was very helpful and provided us with more than enough options for Read more...
Phran is a very personable and professional person. She was very helpful and provided us with more than enough options for our wedding ceremony. She was extremely easy to work with and was sure to make certain that we were comfortable with her and the plans for the wedding. She stayed in contact with us from our first meeting and I must say that it was probably the least stressful part of the whole ordeal. Pattie and I hope to maybe visit with her in the near future. Love her!! Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jason for you very kind words. You and Pattie were fun to work with and I loved including a 3 ribbon hand fasting. It added a nice touch. The Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount is a fascinating place and easy enough to find off of the main route.

It would be a pleasure to have you and Pattie drop in for a visit in the near future. Please let me know if I can be of service to you again.
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adam
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Paran did a great job. I would recommend to anyone.
Paran did a great job. I would recommend to anyone.
Paran did a great job. I would recommend to anyone. Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Adam for your succinct review. Having your wedding in the gazebo right on Crabtree Lake was the most picturesque setting for an intimate family celebration. I enjoyed working with you and meeting your families.

Rev. Phran.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We enjoyed excellent service from Rev. Phran. She was helpful with offering up ideas. She also allowed for us to have as much input as we wished with her taking care of the rest, resulting in the perfect ceremony for us. Rev. Phran was very easy to get along with and very organized with all of her responsibilities as well as keeping everything flowing properly through the ceremony. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!! Thank-you Rev. Phran!!

Chad & Jill
Clayton, NC
We enjoyed excellent service from Rev. Phran. She was helpful with offering up ideas. She also allowed for us to have as Read more...
We enjoyed excellent service from Rev. Phran. She was helpful with offering up ideas. She also allowed for us to have as much input as we wished with her taking care of the rest, resulting in the perfect ceremony for us. Rev. Phran was very easy to get along with and very organized with all of her responsibilities as well as keeping everything flowing properly through the ceremony. We highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding officiant!! Thank-you Rev. Phran!!

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Clayton, NC Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Chad and Jill chose the Enoch Winery in Benson and what a delight it was. The ceremony was performed right on the edge of the vineyard in a spacious gazebo with the guest sitting comfortable in chairs on the grass. Everyone had a really good view of the family sand blending followed by a hand holding circle of love. A new family was created that day. I was honored to be a part of it.
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Anonymous
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Recently Married
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Phran was fantastic! She was fun to work with and really catered to exactly the type of ceremony we wanted. She even gave us advice on how to go about writing our own vows. Our ceremony was 100% us and is was all due to Phrans thoughtful planning.
Phran was fantastic! She was fun to work with and really catered to exactly the type of ceremony we wanted. She even gave Read more...
Phran was fantastic! She was fun to work with and really catered to exactly the type of ceremony we wanted. She even gave us advice on how to go about writing our own vows. Our ceremony was 100% us and is was all due to Phrans thoughtful planning. Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Your wedding ceremony on your wedding day is the most important concern I have. It was great working with you to create your perfect ceremony. That's what is all about!!

Rev. Phran.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Reverand Phran was wonderful to work with. We were not sure what we wanted in the wedding ceremony and she walked us through every step and had many written ideas of what we could do. She emailed us text to allow us time to read it and decide what fit us the best. The ceremony turned out beautiful and it had all the special moments and memories I had wanted.
Reverand Phran was wonderful to work with. We were not sure what we wanted in the wedding ceremony and she walked us Read more...
Reverand Phran was wonderful to work with. We were not sure what we wanted in the wedding ceremony and she walked us through every step and had many written ideas of what we could do. She emailed us text to allow us time to read it and decide what fit us the best. The ceremony turned out beautiful and it had all the special moments and memories I had wanted. Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Whether you know what you want, don't want or have no idea. My job is to give you options and then present to you the completed ceremony to review to make sure it IS what you had envisioned. It was an honor to be chosen as your officiant. Thank you.

Rev. Phran.
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Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phran did a wonderful job at our wedding. Very professional and great personality. Everyone was pleased with the ceremony. Thank you so much Phran!
Donna and Pete
Reverend Phran did a wonderful job at our wedding. Very professional and great personality. Everyone was pleased with the Read more...
Reverend Phran did a wonderful job at our wedding. Very professional and great personality. Everyone was pleased with the ceremony. Thank you so much Phran!
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Donna & Pete I'm so glad you liked the ceremony. Its so important to include the whole family when there are children on both sides. The Villa Di Maio in Angier was a beautiful setting for such a beautiful couple.

Wishing you all the best.
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Maria
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Great person, the ceremony was very special. We loved it!
Great person, the ceremony was very special. We loved it!
Great person, the ceremony was very special. We loved it! Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Its always fun to include the children in the ceremony. And yours really seemed to enjoy being involved in pouring the sand and holding hands afterwards. The beautiful backyard setting was an added plus. Everyone was so friendly and at ease. A pleasure!
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Tony and Anita
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Phran was wonderful to work with and was very helpful in assisting us to create the perfect ceremony for our marriage ceremony. We highly recommend her to you!
Phran was wonderful to work with and was very helpful in assisting us to create the perfect ceremony for our marriage Read more...
Phran was wonderful to work with and was very helpful in assisting us to create the perfect ceremony for our marriage ceremony. We highly recommend her to you! Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Dear Phran,
We want to thank you so much for making our wedding on the beach so meaningful and special!
Your advise and suggestions were just perfect and what we were looking for.
Your words touched us and brought up the best from us having a wonderful and intimate ceremony.
The best idea? having my kids be part of it!
We will cherish this special moment in our hearts, with love Claudia & Ivan
Dear Phran,
We want to thank you so much for making our wedding on the beach so meaningful and special!
Your Read more...
Dear Phran,
We want to thank you so much for making our wedding on the beach so meaningful and special!
Your advise and suggestions were just perfect and what we were looking for.
Your words touched us and brought up the best from us having a wonderful and intimate ceremony.
The best idea? having my kids be part of it!
We will cherish this special moment in our hearts, with love Claudia & Ivan Read less
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Ian
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Phran was wonderful. After meeting with us the first time, she wrote up a beautiful ceremony for us that was exactly what we wanted. She took care of everything, from writing the perfect ceremony, to talking my son through his role, and doing a great job of keeping everything moving smoothly. Thank you Phran!
Reverend Phran was wonderful. After meeting with us the first time, she wrote up a beautiful ceremony for us that was Read more...
Reverend Phran was wonderful. After meeting with us the first time, she wrote up a beautiful ceremony for us that was exactly what we wanted. She took care of everything, from writing the perfect ceremony, to talking my son through his role, and doing a great job of keeping everything moving smoothly. Thank you Phran! Read less
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Carolina Wedding Officiant responded with the following comments:

Thank you Ian for your glowing words. Your young son was so attentive to all the proceedings and delightful to speak with. You are obviously quite an inspiration to him.

Wishing you and Traci happiness and prosperity now and in the years to come.

Rev. Phran.
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Karen
Wedding:
2/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phran of Perfect Ceremonies was wonderful. She worked with us on a custom ceremony that fit who we are and what we wanted to say. When we were stumped on words, she made recommendations based on what she knew about us and things that are important to us. The ceremony was perfect. She also worked very hard to make sure everything went smoothly the day of the wedding. We loved her and the great job that she did for us.
Rev. Phran of Perfect Ceremonies was wonderful. She worked with us on a custom ceremony that fit who we are and what we Read more...
Rev. Phran of Perfect Ceremonies was wonderful. She worked with us on a custom ceremony that fit who we are and what we wanted to say. When we were stumped on words, she made recommendations based on what she knew about us and things that are important to us. The ceremony was perfect. She also worked very hard to make sure everything went smoothly the day of the wedding. We loved her and the great job that she did for us. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Phran was very accommodating. She worked with us by doing our consultation over the phone (we live in NYC, and the ceremony was in NC). She was very personable and was flexible with our schedule. She put together a lovely ceremony in a short amount of time, and had great ideas and suggestions. It was a pleasure to have her as our officiant.
Phran was very accommodating. She worked with us by doing our consultation over the phone (we live in NYC, and the Read more...
Phran was very accommodating. She worked with us by doing our consultation over the phone (we live in NYC, and the ceremony was in NC). She was very personable and was flexible with our schedule. She put together a lovely ceremony in a short amount of time, and had great ideas and suggestions. It was a pleasure to have her as our officiant. Read less
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Arin
Wedding:
6/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Phran was very nice and helpful. She was excellent at the rehearsal helping us get everything figured out, and the ceremony went very well. It was great to have someone with so much personality, she made it fun and was able to fill in any awkward silences when the microphone went out!

Arin & Jon Winter
Phran was very nice and helpful. She was excellent at the rehearsal helping us get everything figured out, and the Read more...
Phran was very nice and helpful. She was excellent at the rehearsal helping us get everything figured out, and the ceremony went very well. It was great to have someone with so much personality, she made it fun and was able to fill in any awkward silences when the microphone went out!

Arin & Jon Winter Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Phran was great on our September 2010 wedding! She has a quirky personality that went well with my low-key outdoor wedding. She made me comfortable, and she has an easy going personality. I would recommend her if you want someone who will listen to your needs and let you have free reign of the tone of your ceremony.
Rev. Phran was great on our September 2010 wedding! She has a quirky personality that went well with my low-key outdoor Read more...
Rev. Phran was great on our September 2010 wedding! She has a quirky personality that went well with my low-key outdoor wedding. She made me comfortable, and she has an easy going personality. I would recommend her if you want someone who will listen to your needs and let you have free reign of the tone of your ceremony. Read less
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Mrs.Ligon
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.8/5.0
Reverend Phran did a great job with our wedding ceremony. We created our own ceremony using suggestions from her, as well as things we found elsewhere. Phran was able to turn all the pieces into a cohesive ceremony that flowed nicely and was perfect for my husband and me. Phran made it clear from our first initial meeting that there are only a few parts of a wedding ceremony that are mandatory- everything else was up to us and could be as unique as we wanted!

Phran was always available via email for questions and concerns, and she arrived promptly on both the rehearsal and wedding days. She has a calming, matter of fact personality that helped everything run smoothly. Her fees were also very reasonable and vary depending on how much personalization goes in to creating your ceremony. We did have one snafu where she didn't know how to pronounce a name during the memorial portion of our ceremony. If we had gone through more specifics during the rehearsal it might have been caught, but it did create a moment of laughter during our wedding ceremony!
Reverend Phran did a great job with our wedding ceremony. We created our own ceremony using suggestions from her, as well Read more...
Reverend Phran did a great job with our wedding ceremony. We created our own ceremony using suggestions from her, as well as things we found elsewhere. Phran was able to turn all the pieces into a cohesive ceremony that flowed nicely and was perfect for my husband and me. Phran made it clear from our first initial meeting that there are only a few parts of a wedding ceremony that are mandatory- everything else was up to us and could be as unique as we wanted!

Phran was always available via email for questions and concerns, and she arrived promptly on both the rehearsal and wedding days. She has a calming, matter of fact personality that helped everything run smoothly. Her fees were also very reasonable and vary depending on how much personalization goes in to creating your ceremony. We did have one snafu where she didn't know how to pronounce a name during the memorial portion of our ceremony. If we had gone through more specifics during the rehearsal it might have been caught, but it did create a moment of laughter during our wedding ceremony! Read less
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