Asheville Wedding Officiants

gold badgewedwire2015Rev. Hannah Desmond: Ordained Minister, Founder of HeartLight Weddings, Author of THE WEDDING JOURNEY

Rev. Hannah Desmond, Asheville NC & New Orleans, LA

Rev. Hannah Desmond, Asheville NC

Rev. Hannah Desmond has been an  ordained inter-faith minister and wedding officiant for over twenty years. She has studied world religions and philosophies, trained in contemporary spiritual traditions and mainstream religions.  Considered an authority on wedding services and a skilled practitioner of  rituals and sacred ceremonies, Hannah deeply honors all spiritual paths with an open heart. She offers her services for spiritual, interfaith, non-traditional, non-denominational and LGBT weddings, civil ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies.  Hannah offers her services  to all couples committed  to forming a loving union.

Celebrating Your Special Day      

Hannah is dedicated to assisting you enjoy a meaningful, uplifting and life-affirming experience on your special day.  She is happy to meet with you prior to your Asheville wedding and assist you in creating a memorable ceremony,  one which expresses your unique personalities and  resonates with your love for one another and the intentions you hold for your life together. Hannah can craft a ceremony which includes the story of your relationship and your love for one another. You can be assured that your ceremony will be beautiful, meaningful and memorable.

You can relax with Hannah as your Asheville wedding officiant. Her peaceful, professional presence assures your ceremony will be performed with  dignity.  Rev. Hannah respects the lifestyles of all couples and feels it is always an honor and a privilege to participate in a celebration of love.

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.

Thumbtack best badge

Rev. Tom Johanson

Ordained Minister, Spiritual Teacher, Master Musician

Tom Johanson, Asheville Wedding Officiant

Tom Johanson, Asheville Wedding Officiant

An ordained  minister for over twenty years and a Heartlight Minister for the past ten years, Rev. Tom believes that every couple deserves a beautiful and memorable wedding. A student of world religions for much of his life, he is highly qualified and available to work with you crafting a ceremony which expresses your deep love, beliefs, and  the vision you hold for your future. Rev. Tom offers spiritually inclusive, traditional, non-traditional, interfaith, non-denominational, LGBT, civil weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.

A patient, professional and dedicated wedding officiant, he brings a sense of relaxation and dignity to your ceremony so you know that your Asheville wedding will be perfect.

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 studied Buddhism, Sufism, Hinduism, Christian Mysticism, and Taoism. She has been a teacher of A Course in Miracles and A Course of Love for more than two decades.

In addition to her coaching business,, Laurel currently serves as a member of the worship team at Unity Church of Asheville and teaches the  “A Course of Love” class at that location.

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