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 & Columbia, SC
Simple package: Initial planning meeting with couple, personalized ceremony planned and written, officiating on the day of the wedding, follow-up with marriage license.
Standard package: Simple package plus follow-up consultations while drafting ceremony plans and dress rehearsal day before wedding.
Deluxe package: (requires at least 4 months notice before wedding) Standard Package plus 3 pre-marital counseling sessions using Prepare/Enrich Pre-marital Inventory.
“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