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Heart Light Weddings

Asheville , NC
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257 Govenors View
Asheville, NC 28805 US

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828-242-8621

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ABOUT US

HeartLIght Weddings was founded twenty years ago by Rev. Hannah Desmond, an ordained minister, trained in both traditional mainstream religious ceremonies and contemporary alternative... Read more
HeartLIght Weddings was founded twenty years ago by Rev. Hannah Desmond, an ordained minister, trained in both traditional mainstream religious ceremonies and contemporary alternative spiritual traditions. Hannah offers services to all couples who wish to form a loving committed union. All spiritual paths are honored with an open heart and an open mind. You are assured a meaningful, uplifting and life-affirming experience on your wedding day.

Choosing a HeartLight officiant assures that your ceremony is created with joy and performed with dignity.You may relax and enjoy your special day, knowing that your officiant brings a peaceful and professional presence to your ceremony.

You can choose a non-denominational, spiritually inclusive, inter-faith, civil, traditional or non-traditional wedding ceremony, vow renewal, or commitment ceremony. From a private elopement to lavish events with many attendants and guests, Rev. Hannah is ready to work with you assuring you have the perfect ceremony. She is available to meet with you prior to the wedding date in person, by phone or skype.

HeartLight Weddings also offers the services of Rev. Tom Johanson, Rev. Amber Desmod (HeartLight Hiking Weddings) and Rev. Laurel Elstrom.

Fees are quoted indivually. All ceremonies require a $50 deposit to hold the date on the HeartLight calendar. The deposit is applied to the overall fee. Two determining factors for the fee are location and rehearsal attendance. HeartLight Weddings is located in the Asheville NC area but offiancts travels extensively throughout Western North Carolina including Eastern TN and the Greenville South Carolina area.

The author of aTHE WEDDING JOURNEY, A Guide to Your Ceremony, Personal Vows and Joyful Marriage, Rev. Hannah assists couples in the conscious creation of their ceremony and a joyful married life. Her book is available on her website along with a new relaxation CD to assist the bride and groom in releiving stress as they plan their wedding. The relaxation tools provided in the CD are beneficial and can be used throughout your life.

Rev. Hannah 828-242-8621

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Presbyterian, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a black, beige or gray outfit, usually pants and a jacket. I like soft fabrics so I am not in a stiff suit. I also have attire for Medieval theme weddings.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Absolutely YES.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
Yes, I encourage them to do so and I am able to assist if they need help.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
Yes. I have a selection of poems and other readings.
How long are your ceremonies?
15 minutes
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
NO
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, I have a fee of $50 for rehearsals in the Asheville area and $75 for rehearsals 1/2 hour to 45 minutes travel.
Do you supply a sound system?
no

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Tracey
Wedding:
10/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Finding Hannah was a blessing! From the first contact, she was very warm and easy to talk to. Since this was a destination wedding, we were not able to meet with her in person prior to the ceremony but she was very responsive to phone calls/emails. She sent us a nice selection of wedding vows and readings to select from but we were free to add or alter whatever we wanted. Due to an unexpected health issue, we had to change our ceremony date at the last minute (literally a few weeks before the wedding). She was very accommodating and even gave us suggestions for a new site to exchange our vows (which turned out to be perfect!) She did a lovely job at the ceremony, has a wonderful, soothing presence, and was thankfully very patient since we had a 30+ minute delay. On a side note, her husband also plays acoustic guitar and his fee is very reasonable. We were going to use his services at our original venue but were not able to due to the last minute venue change. He also took photos during the ceremony as well. I highly recommend Heart Light Weddings if you are looking for an officiant in Western NC.
Finding Hannah was a blessing! From the first contact, she was very warm and easy to talk to. Since this was a destination Read more...
Finding Hannah was a blessing! From the first contact, she was very warm and easy to talk to. Since this was a destination wedding, we were not able to meet with her in person prior to the ceremony but she was very responsive to phone calls/emails. She sent us a nice selection of wedding vows and readings to select from but we were free to add or alter whatever we wanted. Due to an unexpected health issue, we had to change our ceremony date at the last minute (literally a few weeks before the wedding). She was very accommodating and even gave us suggestions for a new site to exchange our vows (which turned out to be perfect!) She did a lovely job at the ceremony, has a wonderful, soothing presence, and was thankfully very patient since we had a 30+ minute delay. On a side note, her husband also plays acoustic guitar and his fee is very reasonable. We were going to use his services at our original venue but were not able to due to the last minute venue change. He also took photos during the ceremony as well. I highly recommend Heart Light Weddings if you are looking for an officiant in Western NC. Read less
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Heart Light Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the beautiful review, Tracey. It was an honor and a pleasure being part of your magical wedding in the bamboo forest.
Rev. Hannah
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Catherine
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding on short notice and we didn't have much time to prepare so I was pretty stressed out. Rev. Hannah Desmond was very nice on the phone. She was relaxed but very excited to help us make our day special. We couldn’t meet her until our wedding day because we live in a different town. However, we felt very comfortable knowing she was going to be our Officiant. She had such a calm and soothing presence about her that I immediately felt relaxed and reassured that everything would turn out and it did. I couldn't have asked for anything more. It was a beautiful ceremony and it was exactly as we wanted it to be. She was very pleasant and professional throughout. I highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding.
We had our wedding on short notice and we didn't have much time to prepare so I was pretty stressed out. Rev. Hannah Read more...
We had our wedding on short notice and we didn't have much time to prepare so I was pretty stressed out. Rev. Hannah Desmond was very nice on the phone. She was relaxed but very excited to help us make our day special. We couldn’t meet her until our wedding day because we live in a different town. However, we felt very comfortable knowing she was going to be our Officiant. She had such a calm and soothing presence about her that I immediately felt relaxed and reassured that everything would turn out and it did. I couldn't have asked for anything more. It was a beautiful ceremony and it was exactly as we wanted it to be. She was very pleasant and professional throughout. I highly recommend her to anyone who is planning a wedding. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Hannah was wonderful to work with! She gave us many options and allowed us to add our own touch to the ceremony. I highly recommend using Hannah for weddings! A+++++++
Hannah was wonderful to work with! She gave us many options and allowed us to add our own touch to the ceremony. I highly Read more...
Hannah was wonderful to work with! She gave us many options and allowed us to add our own touch to the ceremony. I highly recommend using Hannah for weddings! A+++++++ Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Heart Light Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your wedding day.
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Rachel & Danny
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Hannah Desmond was our Officiant for our wedding and we could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony out of her! From the very beginning, she was understanding of what my husband and I wanted out of our ceremony. She met with us and showed us scripts of what we could use before we even hired her. She was so flexible, she let us mix and match her scripts to make our very own. I am still getting raves about our vows. Thank you so much Hannah!!! I would definitely recommend her for any type of ceremony.
Rev. Hannah Desmond was our Officiant for our wedding and we could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony out of her! Read more...
Rev. Hannah Desmond was our Officiant for our wedding and we could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony out of her! From the very beginning, she was understanding of what my husband and I wanted out of our ceremony. She met with us and showed us scripts of what we could use before we even hired her. She was so flexible, she let us mix and match her scripts to make our very own. I am still getting raves about our vows. Thank you so much Hannah!!! I would definitely recommend her for any type of ceremony. Read less
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Heart Light Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, Rachel. It was a great pleasure meeting you and Danny. I know you two will have a long and lasting marriage. Brightest Blessings, Hannah
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Louise
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Hannah Desmond of Heart Light Weddings was our Officiant for our wedding.
Hannah was caring and very professional from the first moment we spoke on the phone.
The time she took to get to know my husband and I helped us to choose the perfect ceremony.
My husband and I thought as well as many family and friends who commented on how touching and yet fitting for us personally it was. Hannah's consistency and caring nature made for such comfort she too felt like part of the family. I highly endorse Hannah Desmond for your wedding, renewal of vows or any other event which may require her spiritual service.
Hannah Desmond of Heart Light Weddings was our Officiant for our wedding.
Hannah was caring and very professional from Read more...
Hannah Desmond of Heart Light Weddings was our Officiant for our wedding.
Hannah was caring and very professional from the first moment we spoke on the phone.
The time she took to get to know my husband and I helped us to choose the perfect ceremony.
My husband and I thought as well as many family and friends who commented on how touching and yet fitting for us personally it was. Hannah's consistency and caring nature made for such comfort she too felt like part of the family. I highly endorse Hannah Desmond for your wedding, renewal of vows or any other event which may require her spiritual service. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
6/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Hannah was wonderful to work with. My hubby and I were very laid back, so I left it up to Hannah to select our ceremony for us. What she chose was lovely and meaningful without being cheesy. Her husband Tom came along and provided music for the ceremony. Our day would not have been as successful or relaxed without Hannah and Tom. Thank you both!
Hannah was wonderful to work with. My hubby and I were very laid back, so I left it up to Hannah to select our ceremony Read more...
Hannah was wonderful to work with. My hubby and I were very laid back, so I left it up to Hannah to select our ceremony for us. What she chose was lovely and meaningful without being cheesy. Her husband Tom came along and provided music for the ceremony. Our day would not have been as successful or relaxed without Hannah and Tom. Thank you both! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Heart Light Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the beautiful review, Erika. You and Andrew have a special place in my heart.
All Good Things,
Hannah
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Karla
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Hannah was the perfect officant for our wedding. She was courteous and helpful from the get go and the ceremony choices we had to select from were loving, original and had the exact sentiments we wanted to express to one another. She arrived in plenty of time before the wedding to introduce herself and run through the agenda and even offered to drop off our marriage license! If you're looking for a heartfelt, unique ceremony with options to personalize, Heart Light Weddings is the way to go.
Hannah was the perfect officant for our wedding. She was courteous and helpful from the get go and the ceremony choices we Read more...
Hannah was the perfect officant for our wedding. She was courteous and helpful from the get go and the ceremony choices we had to select from were loving, original and had the exact sentiments we wanted to express to one another. She arrived in plenty of time before the wedding to introduce herself and run through the agenda and even offered to drop off our marriage license! If you're looking for a heartfelt, unique ceremony with options to personalize, Heart Light Weddings is the way to go. Read less
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Heart Light Weddings responded with the following comments:

Hi Karla, Thank you for your beautiful review. It was an honor meeting you and being a part of your beautifully meaningful and symbolic ceremony.
Blessings,
Hannah
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Susan
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We planned a simple, intimate wedding at a mountain home and had the wonderful pleasure of including Hannah Desmond as our officiant. Hannah was so easy to work with and made planning-at-a-distance nearly effortless. She was responsive to calls and emails and provided several wonderful script options for our ceremony. When we combined scripts and did a little editing to make it "our own", she received it gladly and did an excellent job of delivering the words and the sentiment during the ceremony. We must also extend a very special thank you to her husband Tom for participating as our musician- the guitar instrumentals lent such a perfect ambiance to the small ceremony and downloading and learning "our song" was above and beyond. I would highly recommend Hannah, Tom and Heart Light Weddings if you are considering getting married in the Asheville, NC area. I wasn't sure I could find someone to come to our location in Marshall, but they were more than willing to do so. It took so much off my mind to know that I could rely on their expertise, caring and attention to detail. Thank you!
We planned a simple, intimate wedding at a mountain home and had the wonderful pleasure of including Hannah Desmond as our Read more...
We planned a simple, intimate wedding at a mountain home and had the wonderful pleasure of including Hannah Desmond as our officiant. Hannah was so easy to work with and made planning-at-a-distance nearly effortless. She was responsive to calls and emails and provided several wonderful script options for our ceremony. When we combined scripts and did a little editing to make it "our own", she received it gladly and did an excellent job of delivering the words and the sentiment during the ceremony. We must also extend a very special thank you to her husband Tom for participating as our musician- the guitar instrumentals lent such a perfect ambiance to the small ceremony and downloading and learning "our song" was above and beyond. I would highly recommend Hannah, Tom and Heart Light Weddings if you are considering getting married in the Asheville, NC area. I wasn't sure I could find someone to come to our location in Marshall, but they were more than willing to do so. It took so much off my mind to know that I could rely on their expertise, caring and attention to detail. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Heart Light Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the beautiful review Susan. It was a pleasure being part of your beautiful day.
Blessings,
Hannah & Tom
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Marlys
Wedding:
10/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We wanted a simple wedding on the day we met which was on Halloween. Hannah was very accommodating from the very beginning. Hannah made sure it was special and even sent her own pictures of our event afterwards. It was such a blessing to have her officiate our special occasion. I will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get married. Thank you Hannah
We wanted a simple wedding on the day we met which was on Halloween. Hannah was very accommodating from the very Read more...
We wanted a simple wedding on the day we met which was on Halloween. Hannah was very accommodating from the very beginning. Hannah made sure it was special and even sent her own pictures of our event afterwards. It was such a blessing to have her officiate our special occasion. I will definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get married. Thank you Hannah Read less
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Kritina
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Hannah did a wonderful ceremony with all of the tweaking we needed:)
Hannah did a wonderful ceremony with all of the tweaking we needed:)
Hannah did a wonderful ceremony with all of the tweaking we needed:) Read less
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Heart Light Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thanks Katina, it was an honor being part of your beautiful ceremony.
Hannah

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We offer $25. off our services in Western NC from Dec. 1 through March 1, 2015. Our base price for weddings is $250. We do have a travel fee for weddings further than a 30 minute drive from Asheville. The $25. is deducted from the total for the service. We offer a selection of wedding ceremonies and we are also available to create a unique ceremony for you.

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