Asheville Wedding Officiants

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Founder of HeartLight Weddings

Grove Park Inn Wedding

I’ve been performing wedding ceremonies for over twenty years.  Being a part of the happiest day of a couples life brings me joy and fulfillment.  I am dedicated to making sure every couple has a meaningful and memorable ceremony.

Over the years I have honed my skills as a facilitator of  rituals and sacred ceremonies. I deeply honor all spiritual paths with an open heart. My studies have included world religions, religious  philosophies and contemporary spiritual traditions. I was ordained an interfaith minister at St. John’s University.   It is my mission to offer meaningful, magical and memorable ceremonies to  to all couples seeking to form a loving union.

Rev. Hannah is honored to be part of your wedding day.  She is available to speak with you and answer all of your questions. You can contact  her by phone 828-242-8621 or through email at

Read what one of Hannah’s couples said about her services:  We enjoyed having Hannah Desmond as our officiant. She was very professional, kind and helped me weeks before the wedding with any questions or concerns I had. She sent me different ceremonies to go over prior to the wedding and let us choose which best suit our needs and wants. The hand blessing she offered is beautiful and our wedding ceremony was a complete success with her help! Thank you Hannah for all you did.

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Rev. Tom Johanson

Ordained Minister

Wedding at Wiseman’s Overview, Linville Falls, NC. Rev. Tom Johanson

I’ve been a Heartlight Minister for the past ten years and I have enjoyed every minute. I believe that every couple deserves a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony.

I’ve been a student of  both Eastern and Western religious traditions for much of my life and honor all beliefs that lead to one’s highest good and greater awareness. I bring my insights and experience to the crafting of a ceremony which expresses your love, beliefs and the vision you hold for your future.  I am happy to offers spiritually inclusive, traditional, non-traditional, interfaith, non-denominational, LGBT, Earth Based, civil weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.

I assure each couple I will bring a sense of relaxation and dignity to their ceremony.

Contact : 828-242-8621 or by eamil at

Rev. Laurel Elstrom

Interfaith Minister, Professional Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher

Rev. Laurel ElstromRev. Laurel has served in a variety of denominations in multiple capacities, ranging from traditional Christian churches to Unitarian Universalist, and many faiths in between.  She has been a teacher of A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love for more than two decades.

As your wedding officiant, Reverend Laurel will bring a palpable sense of spirit and a strong, calm presence to your wedding celebration. An accomplished public speaker, she offers whatever level of participation that you desire. Your custom ceremony can  include prayer, readings, or even a short message. You can rely on her genuine warmth and professional demeanor. Most of all, you’ll appreciate her dedication to making your wedding a meaningful and memorable celebration of your love. Visit Rev. Laurel’s coaching site,

Rev. Laurel can be contacted through email at

Follow up and Keep in Touch

We welcome your questions before the wedding and enjoy hearing from you afterwards.  We are excited to see your pictures and listen to the stories of your day and to keep in touch through the years. Share you love, your milestones and long happy marriage with Heartlight Weddings by posting pictures of the kids, vacations and joyful events on our Facebook page.


THE WEDDING JOURNEY, A Guide to Your Ceremony, Personal Vows and Joyful Marriag by Rev. Hannah Desmond.

In reading Hannah’s book, you will find an essential guide for all couples as they begin to plan their wedding day and embark on the beautiful journey of married life. You will find a selection of wedding ceremonies offered, plus information to help plan your wedding, write your personal vow, choose your flowers and infuse meaning into this special event, as well as showing how to pave the way to a deeper, closer, more meaningful relationship through the years.  Read excerpts from the book here and purchase her book in THE STORE on this website