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BeLoved Ceremony

Asheville , NC
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Asheville, NC 28801 US (map)

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828-891-6323

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ABOUT US

I'm Susan Marlan, an Interfaith Officiant. I have been officiating intercultural, traditional, same-faith, same-sex, interdenominational and civil ceremonies for 25 years.

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I'm Susan Marlan, an Interfaith Officiant. I have been officiating intercultural, traditional, same-faith, same-sex, interdenominational and civil ceremonies for 25 years.



The finest compliments I receive are referrals from my couples and their families. Within one family, I officiated ceremonies for three sisters, their cousins, then returned in a few years for their baby blessing ceremonies and anniversaries.

"I absolutely love what I do and I know that love shines through in each ceremony I perform."

Couples referred to me are in the hands of a poised, experienced professional who truly cares about their happiness and satisfaction. With fresh insight, imagination and competence we will create a ceremony that is unique only to you.

"Each ceremony is written from the heart, delivered with eloquence and sincerity"

I officiate and co-officiate Wedding and Commitment Ceremonies, Anniversaries, Re-Marriages, Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming Ceremonies.

Your ceremony may be civil with no mention of God. It may be for two people of the same religion, or it may be non-religion specific, yet spiritual. It may blend two different religions, or be constructed about a common belief. All will have deep elements of love and romance, filled with personal touches that relate to your lives as a couple.

If you choose to celebrate your familial backgrounds by incorporating rituals, prayers and readings that are reflective of your heritage, these can be adapted in a universal context for interfaith, intercultural and interracial marriages. I have extensive experience working with cultures from all around the world and will guide you through this process. These traditions may be celebrated with or without religious context. Read less
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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion

REVIEWS

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andrew
Wedding:
1/3/2015
5.0/5.0
From the first time I spoke with Susan, I knew that she was the person I wanted to officiate
our wedding ceremony. She was very easy to talk with, she was non-judgmental, had great ideas, and was very open to incorporating our ideas. She was professional, eloquent and made our special day even more special.
I would recommend Susan to anyone in the Asheville area who is looking for an officiant to make their wedding day special. Thanks Susan!
From the first time I spoke with Susan, I knew that she was the person I wanted to officiate
our wedding ceremony. She Read more...
From the first time I spoke with Susan, I knew that she was the person I wanted to officiate
our wedding ceremony. She was very easy to talk with, she was non-judgmental, had great ideas, and was very open to incorporating our ideas. She was professional, eloquent and made our special day even more special.
I would recommend Susan to anyone in the Asheville area who is looking for an officiant to make their wedding day special. Thanks Susan! Read less
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BeLoved Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your gracious words. I'm so glad that you chose me to officiate your marriage.
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Annie & Rob
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Rob and I were more than pleased with the quality of service provided to us by Susan Marlan.
Rob and I were more than pleased with the quality of service provided to us by Susan Marlan.
Rob and I were more than pleased with the quality of service provided to us by Susan Marlan. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Susan was absolutely wonderful on our special day. She made our wedding ceremony very personal and heartfelt. We have never felt so welcomed and loved by someone that had never met my wife and I. We have waited 15 years for this moment and she made it everything the both of us dreamed of for our special day. We would highly recommend Susan to any couple that is wanting to marry the love of their life. We would like to thank you Susan for all that you did for us as a couple. You truly are a gift to same sex couples that have been waiting for this moment.
Susan was absolutely wonderful on our special day. She made our wedding ceremony very personal and heartfelt. We have Read more...
Susan was absolutely wonderful on our special day. She made our wedding ceremony very personal and heartfelt. We have never felt so welcomed and loved by someone that had never met my wife and I. We have waited 15 years for this moment and she made it everything the both of us dreamed of for our special day. We would highly recommend Susan to any couple that is wanting to marry the love of their life. We would like to thank you Susan for all that you did for us as a couple. You truly are a gift to same sex couples that have been waiting for this moment. Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing! I had always thought of the ceremony as a necessary evil to get through so you could get to the fun part of the wedding and I was also rather nervous because our families are a mixed crowd in terms of religious beliefs so I felt that it was impossible for everyone to be comfortable. I was totally wrong on both counts. Everyone talked about how lovely and moving the ceremony was and looking back on the wedding, it was my favourite part. She did a wonderful job (even over the phone, since we live in California!) of capturing the essence of who we are and what our lives mean to each other, and she found wonderful solutions to all of the potentially awkward sections that made everyone comfortable. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!
Susan was amazing! I had always thought of the ceremony as a necessary evil to get through so you could get to the fun Read more...
Susan was amazing! I had always thought of the ceremony as a necessary evil to get through so you could get to the fun part of the wedding and I was also rather nervous because our families are a mixed crowd in terms of religious beliefs so I felt that it was impossible for everyone to be comfortable. I was totally wrong on both counts. Everyone talked about how lovely and moving the ceremony was and looking back on the wedding, it was my favourite part. She did a wonderful job (even over the phone, since we live in California!) of capturing the essence of who we are and what our lives mean to each other, and she found wonderful solutions to all of the potentially awkward sections that made everyone comfortable. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
BeLoved Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Tara,
Thank you so very much for your beautiful and generous review. It means so much to me that you shared your marriage ceremony experiences. It is equally important for me to know that I was able to interpret your dreams into an authentic and heartfelt ceremony.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the first time we met Susan Marlan, we knew for certain she had to be the person to marry us. Once you meet her, you'll understand what I mean. Susan is a force of nature. On the big day, she calmly yet decisively guided us through the ceremony in a way only an experienced professional can. Her genuine and thoughtful writing and delivery of the wedding ceremony was beautiful and joyful, but had a certain gravity to it that honored the significance of the day. We (and many of our guests) especially loved that the ceremony focused on the joy and celebration of love and life.
From the first time we met Susan Marlan, we knew for certain she had to be the person to marry us. Once you meet her, Read more...
From the first time we met Susan Marlan, we knew for certain she had to be the person to marry us. Once you meet her, you'll understand what I mean. Susan is a force of nature. On the big day, she calmly yet decisively guided us through the ceremony in a way only an experienced professional can. Her genuine and thoughtful writing and delivery of the wedding ceremony was beautiful and joyful, but had a certain gravity to it that honored the significance of the day. We (and many of our guests) especially loved that the ceremony focused on the joy and celebration of love and life. Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Briana
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
From the moment we had contact with Susan we felt so much better about our day. She talked us through the whole ceremony via phone. If I had any questions about the ceremony she responded within 2 hours via email. The week of the ceremony she called to see how I was doing and if there was anything to change. The day of the ceremony the moment she walked in I felt relieved. Our ceremony was AMAZING, she did exactly what we asked for (non-traditional). Susan means the world to us!
From the moment we had contact with Susan we felt so much better about our day. She talked us through the whole ceremony Read more...
From the moment we had contact with Susan we felt so much better about our day. She talked us through the whole ceremony via phone. If I had any questions about the ceremony she responded within 2 hours via email. The week of the ceremony she called to see how I was doing and if there was anything to change. The day of the ceremony the moment she walked in I felt relieved. Our ceremony was AMAZING, she did exactly what we asked for (non-traditional). Susan means the world to us! Read less
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BeLoved Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind and generous sentiments. It was my major goal to create and deliver the ceremony of your dreams. I'm so glad that you were pleased.
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/11/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Susan to officiate our wedding in Asheville, NC. We live outside of Chicago and had about 20 of our family and friends join us for a small wedding ceremony in Pritchard Park. Being out of state and trying to plan a destination wedding was a bit challenging, but as soon as we reached out to Susan, we knew we had to have her as our officiant. We spoke over the phone and went over the kind of ceremony we were looking to have, various options for readings/rituals/prayers, and the overall flow of the ceremony. She was very responsive to any questions we had leading up to our wedding day. On the wedding day, she arrived on time, made us feel at ease, and gave us a wedding ceremony that truly exceeded our expectations. She is a very warm, genuine, caring, and loving soul, and she was a huge part in helping to make our wedding day perfect.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Susan to officiate our wedding in Asheville, NC. We live outside of Read more...
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Susan to officiate our wedding in Asheville, NC. We live outside of Chicago and had about 20 of our family and friends join us for a small wedding ceremony in Pritchard Park. Being out of state and trying to plan a destination wedding was a bit challenging, but as soon as we reached out to Susan, we knew we had to have her as our officiant. We spoke over the phone and went over the kind of ceremony we were looking to have, various options for readings/rituals/prayers, and the overall flow of the ceremony. She was very responsive to any questions we had leading up to our wedding day. On the wedding day, she arrived on time, made us feel at ease, and gave us a wedding ceremony that truly exceeded our expectations. She is a very warm, genuine, caring, and loving soul, and she was a huge part in helping to make our wedding day perfect. Read less
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BeLoved Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your generous review. I was honored to be part of your big day. Thank you as well for the pleasure of working with you and for being part of your very special day.
Susan
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Abbey
Wedding:
5/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Susan was amazing, from our first meeting, we felt completely comfortable with her. She listened to our ideas, made recommendations from her extensive experience and we could not imagine having had anyone else perform our ceremony. She really is a one of a kind and was a special part of making our day perfect.
Susan was amazing, from our first meeting, we felt completely comfortable with her. She listened to our ideas, made Read more...
Susan was amazing, from our first meeting, we felt completely comfortable with her. She listened to our ideas, made recommendations from her extensive experience and we could not imagine having had anyone else perform our ceremony. She really is a one of a kind and was a special part of making our day perfect. Read less
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BeLoved Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your generous review. I was honored to officiate your marriage ceremony. And will always remember the love shared between you, and from your guests.
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Lisa
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan made our day very special. She took the time to ensure that our ceremony was personal as well as inclusive for our families and friends. It truly was the most moving ceremony of which we had ever seen or been a part. We heard those same sentiments from our family and friends who attended as well. Thank you Susan for assisting us in our quest of "forever begins today..."
Susan made our day very special. She took the time to ensure that our ceremony was personal as well as inclusive for our Read more...
Susan made our day very special. She took the time to ensure that our ceremony was personal as well as inclusive for our families and friends. It truly was the most moving ceremony of which we had ever seen or been a part. We heard those same sentiments from our family and friends who attended as well. Thank you Susan for assisting us in our quest of "forever begins today..." Read less
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BeLoved Ceremony responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind & generous review….it is much appreciated.
Susan
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Deb
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Susan was wonderful to work with and really helped make our day special. I actually overheard one of my cousins say that it was the most beautiful ceremony they've ever been to!
Susan was wonderful to work with and really helped make our day special. I actually overheard one of my cousins say that Read more...
Susan was wonderful to work with and really helped make our day special. I actually overheard one of my cousins say that it was the most beautiful ceremony they've ever been to! Read less
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