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Han Hills - Humanist, Non-Denominational and Non-Religious Wedding Minister

Wilmington , NC
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104 Hedingham Court
Wilmington, NC 28412 US (map)

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910-297-0321

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ABOUT US

Practicing throughout the Carolinas and beyond since 2006, it has been a privilege to officiate at a huge variety of wonderful and touching weddings, as well as poignant and heartwarming... Read more
Practicing throughout the Carolinas and beyond since 2006, it has been a privilege to officiate at a huge variety of wonderful and touching weddings, as well as poignant and heartwarming memorials. I have also been asked to open veteran’s ceremonies, put together ceremonies welcoming newborns and lead formal annual events.
I am a graduate of the Humanist Institute and Dean of Celebrancy at Mindful Paths College, where I teach the performing of weddings and more and certify graduates. I am also President of the Society of Celebrations, a non-profit organization to train and ordain professional celebrants.
“The most rewarding job I know…”
I love what I do. I firmly believe that special ceremonies to mark important events for people and families are some of the things that truly make us a human community.

I specialize in ceremonies where the focus is on people rather than tradition. This is the very definition of a Humanist ceremony.
“Every occasion is first about the people…”
Because I am not tied to any faith tradition, I am free to help you realize any and all ideas you have. Every word, action and song of your ceremony can be completely focused on your experience as a person, as a couple, as a family, as a community. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows, Licensed
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
30-60 Mins., <30 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NC, SC

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Ashley
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
A thousand times thank you to Han!! He was incredibly personable, organized (to the max!), helpful with guiding us in choosing our vows, and obviously passionate with what he does. Our ceremony was exactly what my husband and I wished for thanks to Han. In the ceremony, he elegantly captured our meaning of marriage and articulated upon the bond that my husband and I had formed over our years together. It was beautiful, truthful, thoughtful, and insightful. We had numerous guests voice their agreement and love for the words spoken by Han. We will hold those words to heart and reflect upon them throughout the rest of our years together. Another personal thank you to you Han. Cheers!
A thousand times thank you to Han!! He was incredibly personable, organized (to the max!), helpful with guiding us in Read more...
A thousand times thank you to Han!! He was incredibly personable, organized (to the max!), helpful with guiding us in choosing our vows, and obviously passionate with what he does. Our ceremony was exactly what my husband and I wished for thanks to Han. In the ceremony, he elegantly captured our meaning of marriage and articulated upon the bond that my husband and I had formed over our years together. It was beautiful, truthful, thoughtful, and insightful. We had numerous guests voice their agreement and love for the words spoken by Han. We will hold those words to heart and reflect upon them throughout the rest of our years together. Another personal thank you to you Han. Cheers! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Han was awesome to work with. The entire process, from start to finish, was made easy by his routine contact with us and his understanding of the trade. My wife and i both felt great well before the wesding day that the service we were getting was going to be exactly how we wanted. Han also shared his experiences with us and provides us a great deal of counsel when it came to the parts of tge ceremony and even the music choices. We could go on and on about him but i can summarize by saying that we are more than pleases with Han as our officiant, that he made our day more enjoyable and leas stresful, that he was profesaional and timely and just an all around easy person to work with. Highly recommended.
Han was awesome to work with. The entire process, from start to finish, was made easy by his routine contact with us and Read more...
Han was awesome to work with. The entire process, from start to finish, was made easy by his routine contact with us and his understanding of the trade. My wife and i both felt great well before the wesding day that the service we were getting was going to be exactly how we wanted. Han also shared his experiences with us and provides us a great deal of counsel when it came to the parts of tge ceremony and even the music choices. We could go on and on about him but i can summarize by saying that we are more than pleases with Han as our officiant, that he made our day more enjoyable and leas stresful, that he was profesaional and timely and just an all around easy person to work with. Highly recommended. Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Han did a phenomenal ceremony for Robert and me. We did not have any direction until Han came along, He immediately put us at ease. You could tell he had been doing this a while and was very experienced. He first wanted to know a bit about us, and then told us what he did. We were given a few guidelines for what a ceremony needed to take place (outline), and then he elaborated. However, we were given freedom to make it our own and completely unique! Each component of the ceremony was discussed, and if we felt stuck, he would help us along and make suggestions. His website was very useful when it came time to choosing a reading. We came up with a unity ritual that included components of the bride's heritage. We were given the choice of being more conventional and having him read while we repeat, or making a ceremony together that would be uniquely individualized to us. We chose the unconventional route, and we have absolutely no regrets. Han was very flexible with his hours, especially when we were working 2nd and 3rd shifts most of the time planning for the wedding. We feel he had the voice that best represented how we felt about each other. We would highly recommend him!!!
Han did a phenomenal ceremony for Robert and me. We did not have any direction until Han came along, He immediately put us Read more...
Han did a phenomenal ceremony for Robert and me. We did not have any direction until Han came along, He immediately put us at ease. You could tell he had been doing this a while and was very experienced. He first wanted to know a bit about us, and then told us what he did. We were given a few guidelines for what a ceremony needed to take place (outline), and then he elaborated. However, we were given freedom to make it our own and completely unique! Each component of the ceremony was discussed, and if we felt stuck, he would help us along and make suggestions. His website was very useful when it came time to choosing a reading. We came up with a unity ritual that included components of the bride's heritage. We were given the choice of being more conventional and having him read while we repeat, or making a ceremony together that would be uniquely individualized to us. We chose the unconventional route, and we have absolutely no regrets. Han was very flexible with his hours, especially when we were working 2nd and 3rd shifts most of the time planning for the wedding. We feel he had the voice that best represented how we felt about each other. We would highly recommend him!!! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
12/28/2014
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When Richard and I began searching for an officiant to conduct a non-religious ceremony for our wedding, we had no idea what to expect. Let's face it -- most people don't, right? We figured that most officiants use roughly the same "script" for all couples, with little personalization. When we got in touch with Han, though, we quickly realized that the wedding ceremony could be (and should be!) THE most important part of our special day, and that it truly could be 100% about us as a couple.

We contacted Han 10 months before our wedding date. Han actually responded to the initial inquiry within the hour! He was there to guide us through each and every step of the ceremony-planning process -- from who carries the rings to advice on ceremony readings, and so much more. We drove from Apex to Wilmington to meet with him (our choice) before "booking" his services. When the three of us sat down at lunch, Richard and I immediately felt comfortable around him. He truly wanted to know about our relationship and what makes us unique as a couple, not just about what we needed from him. He listened to our ideas and concerns. He provided around-the-clock assistance and kept the ceremony planning on-track, so that we weren't scrambling to write our vows at the last-minute!

We are SO glad that we booked Han for our wedding -- our friends and family won't stop raving about how special and unique our ceremony was! We actually hope to stay friends with Han, and plan on meeting up with him the next time we are in Wilmington!
When Richard and I began searching for an officiant to conduct a non-religious ceremony for our wedding, we had no idea Read more...
When Richard and I began searching for an officiant to conduct a non-religious ceremony for our wedding, we had no idea what to expect. Let's face it -- most people don't, right? We figured that most officiants use roughly the same "script" for all couples, with little personalization. When we got in touch with Han, though, we quickly realized that the wedding ceremony could be (and should be!) THE most important part of our special day, and that it truly could be 100% about us as a couple.

We contacted Han 10 months before our wedding date. Han actually responded to the initial inquiry within the hour! He was there to guide us through each and every step of the ceremony-planning process -- from who carries the rings to advice on ceremony readings, and so much more. We drove from Apex to Wilmington to meet with him (our choice) before "booking" his services. When the three of us sat down at lunch, Richard and I immediately felt comfortable around him. He truly wanted to know about our relationship and what makes us unique as a couple, not just about what we needed from him. He listened to our ideas and concerns. He provided around-the-clock assistance and kept the ceremony planning on-track, so that we weren't scrambling to write our vows at the last-minute!

We are SO glad that we booked Han for our wedding -- our friends and family won't stop raving about how special and unique our ceremony was! We actually hope to stay friends with Han, and plan on meeting up with him the next time we are in Wilmington! Read less
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Diane
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Where do I even start with Han Hills? He was EXCELLENT! He wrote our personalized ceremony from scratch. My now husband and I really felt involved in the creation of our ceremony. Han encouraged us to provide as much information as we wanted to be included in our ceremony. People complimented our ceremony like crazy saying how beautiful and intimate it was. Not only was Han's ceremony one of a kind and beautiful, he is a really cool guy and awesome to work with. Because not many people were able to be present at our rehearsal which was 12 noon on Friday, Han offered to lead our non official rehearsal that evening for no additional charge which is unheard of in the wedding industry. He was there to make sure my bridal party knew exactly what to do the day of the ceremony. He was awesome! Looking back, I do not think I could have handled that without his help.

Bottom line, most officiants will stick you and your fiancé's name in their used copy of a wedding transcript, but Han will create a beautiful, elegant and personalized piece for your ceremony. He is a very reasonable price and the value is exceptional. Thank you Han for being so awesome!!!!
Where do I even start with Han Hills? He was EXCELLENT! He wrote our personalized ceremony from scratch. My now husband Read more...
Where do I even start with Han Hills? He was EXCELLENT! He wrote our personalized ceremony from scratch. My now husband and I really felt involved in the creation of our ceremony. Han encouraged us to provide as much information as we wanted to be included in our ceremony. People complimented our ceremony like crazy saying how beautiful and intimate it was. Not only was Han's ceremony one of a kind and beautiful, he is a really cool guy and awesome to work with. Because not many people were able to be present at our rehearsal which was 12 noon on Friday, Han offered to lead our non official rehearsal that evening for no additional charge which is unheard of in the wedding industry. He was there to make sure my bridal party knew exactly what to do the day of the ceremony. He was awesome! Looking back, I do not think I could have handled that without his help.

Bottom line, most officiants will stick you and your fiancé's name in their used copy of a wedding transcript, but Han will create a beautiful, elegant and personalized piece for your ceremony. He is a very reasonable price and the value is exceptional. Thank you Han for being so awesome!!!! Read less
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Tosha
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Han was amazing! He was very flexible as far as being able to get in touch with him, and changing this on him last minute. He really got to know us and helped write vows that really showed the journey we had traveled together as a couple, making our vows extra special. He gave us exactly what we wanted. With both of our families being of different religions, we wasn't sure how to go about the ceremony. Han helped us find the comfortable in between. Thank you Han for all your help making our day so amazingly special. I would recommend him to anyone getting married.
Han was amazing! He was very flexible as far as being able to get in touch with him, and changing this on him last minute. Read more...
Han was amazing! He was very flexible as far as being able to get in touch with him, and changing this on him last minute. He really got to know us and helped write vows that really showed the journey we had traveled together as a couple, making our vows extra special. He gave us exactly what we wanted. With both of our families being of different religions, we wasn't sure how to go about the ceremony. Han helped us find the comfortable in between. Thank you Han for all your help making our day so amazingly special. I would recommend him to anyone getting married. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Han hands down is the best. If you are looking for someone who cares about making your day special, will respond to your calls and email anytime, and is a geniuine good person, he is your guy. He preformed my wedding ceremony and made the day just perfect. I highly recommend him.
Han hands down is the best. If you are looking for someone who cares about making your day special, will respond to your Read more...
Han hands down is the best. If you are looking for someone who cares about making your day special, will respond to your calls and email anytime, and is a geniuine good person, he is your guy. He preformed my wedding ceremony and made the day just perfect. I highly recommend him. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Han was an amazing officiant. Everyone at our wedding was talking about how beautiful our ceremony was, and how meaningful. Han took the readings I selected along with our short customized vows and created a beautiful, cohesive ceremony that perfectly represented us as a couple. He was kind and understanding throughout the process and he was always able to work around our schedule. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. We sought him out because we specifically did not want a religious ceremony, and he gave us a ceremony that was very focused on love and commitment, which is exactly what we wanted. I cannot say enough good things...if you are looking for an officiant, stop looking now and hire Han!
Han was an amazing officiant. Everyone at our wedding was talking about how beautiful our ceremony was, and how Read more...
Han was an amazing officiant. Everyone at our wedding was talking about how beautiful our ceremony was, and how meaningful. Han took the readings I selected along with our short customized vows and created a beautiful, cohesive ceremony that perfectly represented us as a couple. He was kind and understanding throughout the process and he was always able to work around our schedule. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant. We sought him out because we specifically did not want a religious ceremony, and he gave us a ceremony that was very focused on love and commitment, which is exactly what we wanted. I cannot say enough good things...if you are looking for an officiant, stop looking now and hire Han! Read less
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Christa
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Han officiated our ceremony on the beach. Han did an exceptional job from day one. He took the time to get to know us and wanted to know individually a summary of our relationship. Han wrote our marriage vows and we were very happy with what he came up with. We wanted something unique that defined our relationship and love in a non-traditional way. We will forever remember our wedding day. Give Han a chance, you will not be disappointed.
Han officiated our ceremony on the beach. Han did an exceptional job from day one. He took the time to get to know us and Read more...
Han officiated our ceremony on the beach. Han did an exceptional job from day one. He took the time to get to know us and wanted to know individually a summary of our relationship. Han wrote our marriage vows and we were very happy with what he came up with. We wanted something unique that defined our relationship and love in a non-traditional way. We will forever remember our wedding day. Give Han a chance, you will not be disappointed. Read less
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Craig & Leslie
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Excellent!! Greatly exceeded our expectations. Dozens of guests complimented the service and asked us where we found him!
Excellent!! Greatly exceeded our expectations. Dozens of guests complimented the service and asked us where we found him!
Excellent!! Greatly exceeded our expectations. Dozens of guests complimented the service and asked us where we found him! Read less
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