Wedding Resources

Recommended Venues & Wedding Professionals in Asheville, NC

  Bridging time and space, these links bring you to those who can help you find everything you need for your wedding ceremony and reception. In Asheville NC area. A GUIDE TO ALL THINGS ASHEVILLE VENUES: Majors Estate Clyde NC. This beautiful new venue is  ideal  for your wedding. Only Minutes from Asheville, Majors Estate […]

Asheville Wedding Locations in Nature

There are many gorgeous venues in the Asheville area. If you are planning a small wedding or elopement, there are a number of locations in nature that provide a beautiful setting for you and a few witnesses. Botanical Gardens, Asheville NC A rustic bridge over the bubbling stream makes a beautiful backdrop for a wedding,ceremony.    […]

Asheville Wedding Officiant Testimonials and Reviews

“I was incredibly impressed with the level of assistance Rev. Hannah offered. She always answered my email questions quickly and was willing to meet up with us whenever we needed her. She even showed us the perfect spot for our ceremony! Rev. Hannah provided us with several different options for our ceremony script from which […]

Heartlight Hiking Weddings

For those who want their wedding to be an adventure to remember, Rev. Amber Desmond, an ordained minister, avid hiker and adventurer,offers her services to couples who dream of a wedding in their own private paradise. Familiar with the trails, waterfalls and scenic vistas of the area, Rev. Amber will lead you to an agreed […]

Outdoor Weddings

From Rev. Hannah Desmond The summer months are filled with weddings. I have been traveling around the western NC area quite a lot.  My husband, Rev Tom Johanson also performs ceremonies so I am sometimes traveling alone as he will have a wedding to perform in the opposite direction. My book is finished and up […]


SPECIAL PRICES FOR ELOPEMENTS, ONE TO FIVE DAYS IN ADVANCE When a romantic weekend turns into a marriage proposal, HeartLight Wedding officiants provide a beautiful and meaningful ceremony. There are discounted fees for  short notice weddings and wedding planned a few days in advance.  The fee includes witnesses, if needed, the ceremony and filing of […]

New Orleans Weddings

 Winter Weddings, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest & Halloween Weddings! The winter months are Rev. Hannah’s favorite time to be in New Orleans. The mild winter and early spring are perfect for an elopement ceremony in the French Quarter,  a simple wedding under the Oaks in the park, a garden wedding or an elaborate Plantation wedding. […]

NC Marriage License

How to Obtain a NC Marriage License visit:   for in-depth information on acquiring your NC marriage license.   Register of Deeds – Vital Records / Marriages 60 Court Plaza Room 110 Asheville, NC 28801-3563 (828) 250-4300 North Carolina Marriage Laws (Effective 10-1-2001) Marriage license and certificates of marriage can be purchased in this office. […]

Excerpts from Hannah’s book, THE WEDDING JOURNEY

Excerpt from THE WEDDING JOURNEY, A Guide to Your Ceremony, Personal Vows and Joyful Marriage Part 1, The Components of the Ceremony Page 3 Your wedding is the foundation of your marriage. The most important component of the ceremony is the exchange of your marriage vows. The second most important part is the decree of […]

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

An excerpt from  THE WEDDING JOURNEY, by Rev. Hannah Desmond Tips for Writing Your Personal Wedding Vows Here are a few suggestions to help you get started. No one can tell you exactly how to write your vows. They must come from your heart. I have included suggestions for preparing yourself to create the vows […]