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

Raleigh , NC
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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 Mins., 30-60 Mins.
In which states are you licensed?
NC, SC

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Alison
Wedding:
7/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I had such an great Officiant using Han. He was not only very flexible and available for a short notice planned elopement. He also wrote beautiful words that I will cherish forever!
Thank you Han for making my day a special one that I'll always remember.
I had such an great Officiant using Han. He was not only very flexible and available for a short notice planned elopement. Read more...
I had such an great Officiant using Han. He was not only very flexible and available for a short notice planned elopement. He also wrote beautiful words that I will cherish forever!
Thank you Han for making my day a special one that I'll always remember. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
He was amazing! Was quick to get back to our emails. Was super easy to get in contact with and helped plan our perfect ceremony with a very short amount of time.
He was amazing! Was quick to get back to our emails. Was super easy to get in contact with and helped plan our perfect Read more...
He was amazing! Was quick to get back to our emails. Was super easy to get in contact with and helped plan our perfect ceremony with a very short amount of time. Read less
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Jonathon
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
Han Hills was extremely valuable to our wedding. He is more than willing to personalize your service and is accepting of any changes that you suggest.

Have no reservations when using this vendor.
Han Hills was extremely valuable to our wedding. He is more than willing to personalize your service and is accepting of Read more...
Han Hills was extremely valuable to our wedding. He is more than willing to personalize your service and is accepting of any changes that you suggest.

Have no reservations when using this vendor. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
6/7/2015
5.0/5.0
Mr. Han Hills helped to make my dream wedding come true. From the first time I talked with him I knew he would be the perfect officiant for my fiance and me. Both my fiancé and I are very scientific so we knew we did not want a religious element in our ceremony. However we did want a very beautiful and romantic ceremony, and that is exactly what Han created for us! Most people did not even realize that there was no mention of religion. It was just such a heartfelt ceremony. And while not necessary, it certainly was a bonus that Han speaks in a wonderful British accent, as we had beautiful Beatles selections of music throughout the ceremony. I could not have picked a more perfect officiant! Han is highly organized and very professional, and a great speaker. I cannot recommend him highly enough. We thank him so much for being such a wonderful officiant.
Mr. Han Hills helped to make my dream wedding come true. From the first time I talked with him I knew he would be the Read more...
Mr. Han Hills helped to make my dream wedding come true. From the first time I talked with him I knew he would be the perfect officiant for my fiance and me. Both my fiancé and I are very scientific so we knew we did not want a religious element in our ceremony. However we did want a very beautiful and romantic ceremony, and that is exactly what Han created for us! Most people did not even realize that there was no mention of religion. It was just such a heartfelt ceremony. And while not necessary, it certainly was a bonus that Han speaks in a wonderful British accent, as we had beautiful Beatles selections of music throughout the ceremony. I could not have picked a more perfect officiant! Han is highly organized and very professional, and a great speaker. I cannot recommend him highly enough. We thank him so much for being such a wonderful officiant. Read less
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Missy
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Han was amazing! He coordinated our entire ceremony and was very helpful in guiding us through the creation of a meaningful and yet attention maintaining ceremony. I had originally asked a friend to marry us, who ended up backing out- so I was a bit reluctantly pursuing hiring someone. From the first conversation I knew that Han was on point and the best we could get! He spent a lot of time making sure we both mapped out all the important components to our ceremony. I also asked him to attend the rehearsal- which was a lifesaver as he ensured the placement of items (microphones, tables for ceremonial objects) were in an appropriate area and not intrusive- as well as helping our readers and such understand their cues. Both my husband and I wanted a non religious ceremony- however my father in law was very upset we were having it outside of a church. When my husband asked Han if he wouldn't mind wearing a stole, he not only readily agreed but also went so far as to get a black robe to also wear. This was very well-received by my father in law- allowing us to present spirituality, but vocalize the vows in our own and deeply personal way. My mother had wanted us to be married by a family friend, however has raved how well put on Han's ceremony was and the very personal words he created- she has been telling everyone they ought to hire an officiant for all our future family weddings!

In summary- if you are looking for a very experienced officiant, that will listen to all your concerns and desires and take the time to create an event that is not only personal, but professional and memorable- you can not do any better than Han!
Han was amazing! He coordinated our entire ceremony and was very helpful in guiding us through the creation of a Read more...
Han was amazing! He coordinated our entire ceremony and was very helpful in guiding us through the creation of a meaningful and yet attention maintaining ceremony. I had originally asked a friend to marry us, who ended up backing out- so I was a bit reluctantly pursuing hiring someone. From the first conversation I knew that Han was on point and the best we could get! He spent a lot of time making sure we both mapped out all the important components to our ceremony. I also asked him to attend the rehearsal- which was a lifesaver as he ensured the placement of items (microphones, tables for ceremonial objects) were in an appropriate area and not intrusive- as well as helping our readers and such understand their cues. Both my husband and I wanted a non religious ceremony- however my father in law was very upset we were having it outside of a church. When my husband asked Han if he wouldn't mind wearing a stole, he not only readily agreed but also went so far as to get a black robe to also wear. This was very well-received by my father in law- allowing us to present spirituality, but vocalize the vows in our own and deeply personal way. My mother had wanted us to be married by a family friend, however has raved how well put on Han's ceremony was and the very personal words he created- she has been telling everyone they ought to hire an officiant for all our future family weddings!

In summary- if you are looking for a very experienced officiant, that will listen to all your concerns and desires and take the time to create an event that is not only personal, but professional and memorable- you can not do any better than Han! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Han was amazing! He coordinated our entire ceremony and was very helpful in guiding us through the creation of a meaningful and yet attention maintaining ceremony. I had originally asked a friend to marry us, who ended up backing out- so I was a bit reluctantly pursuing hiring someone. From the first conversation I knew that Han was on point and the best we could get! He spent a lot of time making sure we both mapped out all the important components to our ceremony. I also asked him to attend the rehearsal- which was a lifesaver as he ensured the placement of items (microphones, tables for ceremonial objects) were in an appropriate area and not intrusive- as well as helping our readers and such understand their cues. Both my husband and I wanted a non religious ceremony- however my father in law was very upset we were having it outside of a church. When my husband asked Han if he wouldn't mind wearing a stole, he not only readily agreed but also went so far as to get a black robe to also wear. This was very well-received by my father in law- allowing us to present spirituality, but vocalize the vows in our own and deeply personal way. My mother had wanted us to be married by a family friend, however has raved how well put on Han's ceremony was and the very personal words he created- she has been telling everyone they ought to hire an officiant for all our future family weddings!

In summary- if you are looking for a very experienced officiant, that will listen to all your concerns and desires and take the time to create an event that is not only personal, but professional and memorable- you can not do any better than Han!
Han was amazing! He coordinated our entire ceremony and was very helpful in guiding us through the creation of a Read more...
Han was amazing! He coordinated our entire ceremony and was very helpful in guiding us through the creation of a meaningful and yet attention maintaining ceremony. I had originally asked a friend to marry us, who ended up backing out- so I was a bit reluctantly pursuing hiring someone. From the first conversation I knew that Han was on point and the best we could get! He spent a lot of time making sure we both mapped out all the important components to our ceremony. I also asked him to attend the rehearsal- which was a lifesaver as he ensured the placement of items (microphones, tables for ceremonial objects) were in an appropriate area and not intrusive- as well as helping our readers and such understand their cues. Both my husband and I wanted a non religious ceremony- however my father in law was very upset we were having it outside of a church. When my husband asked Han if he wouldn't mind wearing a stole, he not only readily agreed but also went so far as to get a black robe to also wear. This was very well-received by my father in law- allowing us to present spirituality, but vocalize the vows in our own and deeply personal way. My mother had wanted us to be married by a family friend, however has raved how well put on Han's ceremony was and the very personal words he created- she has been telling everyone they ought to hire an officiant for all our future family weddings!

In summary- if you are looking for a very experienced officiant, that will listen to all your concerns and desires and take the time to create an event that is not only personal, but professional and memorable- you can not do any better than Han! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Han did a great job at our ceremony. Afterwards, I had several guests approach me and express how well they thought he did, citing specifically his timing, his wit, and his ability to read the crowd and react appropriately.

He was also very organized, guiding us step by step through the ceremony and adapting it to our tastes.

Five stars.
Han did a great job at our ceremony. Afterwards, I had several guests approach me and express how well they thought he Read more...
Han did a great job at our ceremony. Afterwards, I had several guests approach me and express how well they thought he did, citing specifically his timing, his wit, and his ability to read the crowd and react appropriately.

He was also very organized, guiding us step by step through the ceremony and adapting it to our tastes.

Five stars. Read less
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sana
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Han was exactly what we were looking for. From the very beginning, not only was he very responsive but he provided a lot of insightful information based on key learnings he gathered from past weddings (e.g. order of people walking, who should walk who, and other minor details I had not even considered yet). Before we even began to talk about vows, he already helped me cross of a lot of stuff of the list.

As far as for the actual vows - he is so flexible and brings a lot to the table. He asks for personal biographies from each person about the other and from then he writes a personal story preceding the vows. He sends you his version and you're free to change/add/delete any parts you'd like. We had a lot of plans to change or add things but he did such an awesome job that we left his first version exactly as it was!

When it came to the actual prevention - Han was incredibly professional and a flawless speaker, and the British accent definitely added some flavor as well. During rehearsal, he took command until we got it just right and handled my crazy uncooperative crowd perfectly.

We couldn't have picked a better officiant to be held responsible for the most important, personal and intimate part of the wedding!!!
Han was exactly what we were looking for. From the very beginning, not only was he very responsive but he provided a lot Read more...
Han was exactly what we were looking for. From the very beginning, not only was he very responsive but he provided a lot of insightful information based on key learnings he gathered from past weddings (e.g. order of people walking, who should walk who, and other minor details I had not even considered yet). Before we even began to talk about vows, he already helped me cross of a lot of stuff of the list.

As far as for the actual vows - he is so flexible and brings a lot to the table. He asks for personal biographies from each person about the other and from then he writes a personal story preceding the vows. He sends you his version and you're free to change/add/delete any parts you'd like. We had a lot of plans to change or add things but he did such an awesome job that we left his first version exactly as it was!

When it came to the actual prevention - Han was incredibly professional and a flawless speaker, and the British accent definitely added some flavor as well. During rehearsal, he took command until we got it just right and handled my crazy uncooperative crowd perfectly.

We couldn't have picked a better officiant to be held responsible for the most important, personal and intimate part of the wedding!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Han is definitely one of the nicest people we have ever had the chance to meet. He was available to talk anytime I had a question, it was clear that Han was meant to marry people and everything he wrote for our ceremony was beautiful, we got a ton of compliments. I would recommend Han to anyone, he did an amazing job!
Han is definitely one of the nicest people we have ever had the chance to meet. He was available to talk anytime I had a Read more...
Han is definitely one of the nicest people we have ever had the chance to meet. He was available to talk anytime I had a question, it was clear that Han was meant to marry people and everything he wrote for our ceremony was beautiful, we got a ton of compliments. I would recommend Han to anyone, he did an amazing job! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Han was incredible to work with. He met with us twice prior to the wedding. He incorporated our wedding bios into the ceremony beautifully. He not only planned the ceremony but helped us organize our procession. I would highly recommend Han to anyone who is looking for a unique ceremony tailored to the couple.
Han was incredible to work with. He met with us twice prior to the wedding. He incorporated our wedding bios into the Read more...
Han was incredible to work with. He met with us twice prior to the wedding. He incorporated our wedding bios into the ceremony beautifully. He not only planned the ceremony but helped us organize our procession. I would highly recommend Han to anyone who is looking for a unique ceremony tailored to the couple. Read less
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