Magical Weddings by Carly

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Gender non-conforming, intersectional feminist, geek, nerd, Hufflepuff, dog parent seeks same (or completely different!) people in need of a wedding officiant. Secular, spiritual, or religious; all genders, sexualities, and relationship styles (including ethical non-monogamy) welcomed and celebrated!

I’m an ordained minister in the Universal Brotherhood Movement, have a Masters degree from Duke Divinity School, and am certified through the Equality Institute’s LGBT+ Wedding Course. I provide elopement, wedding, and vow renewal services as well as premarital counseling to people all across North Carolina. I started my business with serving the LGBTQ+ community and geeky, nerdy communities in mind, and truly love celebrating marriage between all people. I love being around my people and finding the perfect words to celebrate your love for one another. I can include readings in the ceremony in Spanish and Hebrew.

I offer free no-pressure virtual or in person consultations, which you can arrange via call, text (252) 202-8982 or email

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I create ceremonies that move to the beat of every individual’s heart. Whether that is religious, non-religious, comic book themed, Harry Potter themed, or any other possible book, movie, game, or song you’d like to center your ceremony around. If you just want subtle touches of your unique offbeat style, or you want to shout it for the world to know, I’m happy to do whatever is best for you. If you want your dog or any other pet to be in the ceremony, that’s great! If you want me to yodel during your ceremony, I’ll do that too (though very inexpertly). Whatever you can think of, if it’s something I’m capable of doing, I’ll be delighted to help, including wearing any sort of costume!

I have extensive knowledge and experience in the geek, nerd, and LGBTQ+ communities. I’ve been to countless Comicons and love cosplay. I’m particularly excited about Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Avatar the Last Airbender, X-men, and Hamilton the musical, but I am happy to read up on any geeky/nerdy interest that’s meaningful to you so I can best express it in your ceremony. I pride myself on my gender non-conforming writing and fully embrace every gender identity and expression. I also am committed to using the correct names and pronouns for everyone. I have experience reading Jewish and Christian sacred texts through a Queer lens and am happy to walk you through that and figure out how you might incorporate it into any ceremony if desired. I’m also literate in polyamory, ethical non-monogamy, and other non-traditional relationship styles and lifestyles. I will completely respect every member of your relationship and want everyone to feel free to be completely themselves.

As sci-fi and video game nerds, Carly was the PERFECT officiant for our wedding! I would recommend Carly regardless because it was apparent from our first appointment that she has a genuine interest in who we are as a couple and how the ceremony would reflect “us”. We really enjoyed working with her and can’t thank her enough for her part in making our wedding day so special! -Amy & Chris

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