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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 the license. We provide elopement ceremonies in Asheville NC and New Orleans, LA We are ready to perform your ceremony! 828-242-8621

NC Marriage License

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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. Buncombe County Marriage records are on file dating back to 1891.Both parties to a marriage should appear in person to obtain the license. If one of the parties is unable to appear, the other party to the marriage must appear in person and present a

Excerpts from Hannah’s book, THE WEDDING JOURNEY

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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 marriage by the celebrant, making the sacred union legal.  The rest of the ceremony provides an opportunity for the creative expression of your love for one another, the statement of your intentions for your life together, gratitude to family and friends, spiritual blessings, poetry, music

How to Write Your Own Wedding Vows

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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 and words and phrases to help you begin the process. Tip 1: Before you begin to write your vows, go within and allow your emotions to guide you. The feelings that arise, the statements that ring true within your heart are the essence of the vows