Asheville & Western North Carolina Interfaith Wedding Minister
Asheville, NC Area Wedding Officiant
On this special day, you are going to take time to plan every detail carefully – your clothes and decorations, your guest list and reception. Don’t you want a ceremony that reflects the same kind of care? Since being ordained in 1990, I’ve officiated at hundreds of weddings – from huge to small. I’ve led weddings with traditional organ music and weddings with children singing in a meadow; interfaith services and same-sex ceremonies. I enjoy getting to know you so that I can help you plan the ceremony to say what you want to say, with readings and music and rituals that evoke your values. I can guide you through the process of writing your own vows, help you choose vows from traditional to contemporary, or write vows for you.
“Laura has been such a joy to collaborate with. Patient, understanding, intuitive and with a sense of humor that can handle ours – phew!”
– Justin and Anna
“Thank you for your wonderful presence at our wedding. I received so many wonderful comments about your contribution. Lisa asked my sister what were her favorite parts of the wedding, and one of her responses was “everything Laura said.” I felt very comfortable and reassured by your presence and you were essential to creating what seemed to me to be a profound wedding ceremony.”
Mark and Lisa
Available for wedding ceremonies located in Western North Carolina
Elopements and simple weddings: Initial planning meeting with couple, personalized ceremony planned and written, officiating on the day of the wedding, follow-up with marriage license.
Elegant: For larger weddings with more elements in the ceremony, and often including a dress rehearsal the day before. Includes follow-up consultations while drafting ceremony plans.
Premarital counseling: (requires at least 4 months notice before wedding) Three premarital counseling sessions using Prepare/Enrich Inventory. Learn more here.
Contact Laura about dates and pricing. Factors that influence price: day of the week, time of day, peak season or not, distance from my home, complexity of ceremony (e.g. simple elopement or large wedding party). Prices begin at $350. A deposit holds the date. For more information, consult the full list of packages here.
“Laura was flexible, listened to our ideas, brought lots of valuable suggestions and experience to the table, and really worked with me to put together a ceremony that we felt comfortable with. When the time for our ceremony arrived, I was thrilled with the final result. Her remarks were absolutely perfect – she really listened to who we each were and wove our personal stories into such a meaningful service – we were really blown away by the care she had put into creating such a tailor-made service. Because neither Josh nor I are religious, I hadn’t really thought that the ceremony would be super important to me, but in the end, it was one of my very favorite parts of the whole weekend and I completely owe that to Laura.”
– Liz Whalen Tallent, Asheville Event Company