Reviews From Our Amazing Clients
We chose Philip as our wedding officiant, and he was absolutely a joy to work with! From the very first phone call we had with him, we knew that he was someone we could trust because he just gives off this wonderful energy. We felt very comfortable with him, and it’s as if he’s always known us and our story. We did his Marriage Enrichment Program as well and really did enjoy every activity he had us complete! He wrote a very heartwarming program for our ceremony which just perfectly captured us and our relationship. He also helped us with our vows and was there every step of the way. If you’re looking for an officiant who won’t feel like a stranger, I highly recommend working with Philip!
Everything was perfect! Beautiful winter day in Asheville, small ceremony and we could not be happier. So glad we chose Asheville Marriages for our ceremony. Rodney did a wonderful job and a big thanks to Krista & Sally for enduring the cold with us. Highly recommended!!
Due to us being from out of town (Florida and London) we used Skype to meet Philip first. From that point, we both knew we had found our officiant. The communication was exceptional and Philip was professional throughout, allowing us freedom with our vows but also giving us ideas we might want to included and making great suggestions to changes. The best part for us was that he really GOT what we wanted to convey and really understood our vibe, and the first draft of our ceremony was spot on for our personalities and our love. We had minimal changes. Our guests complimented Philip and our ceremony over and over again, saying it was just so perfect for us. We would highly recommended.
I can’t even begin to explain how amazing our experience was. Philip was willing to work with us to make our ceremony exactly what we wanted; he was funny, serious, charming, professional and more than what we ever expected. Too bad we can’t get married again and again!
Philip served as the officiant for our wedding, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with his work! He was so professional prior to the wedding, and made us very comfortable with what he was planning while giving us a lot of options and suggestions. We’re still getting compliments about the ceremony he delivered.
Our experience with Phil was beyond incredible. Neither of us have a church or are religious, but we wanted an officiant that didn’t just say blanket platitudes about love and not feel like there was anything personal. Phil talked with us on the phone, and we did the Marriage Enrichment Program, which I’d highly recommend. The program’s guidelines for difficult conversations, some of which I’d never tried to put into words before, were so helpful in navigating our relationship, wedding planning, and foreseeing our expectations for post-wedding – you know, marriage 🙂 our friends and family were so impressed with Phil, commenting on his choice of wording, his warmth, and his spending time with many friends and family during the reception. We were so lucky to work with him, and feel like we found an amazing person and friend in the process.
What I really like about them was that they are always enthusiastic and excited for our wedding. They were always cheering us on and always shared helpful information to help with our marriage preparation. I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant. Keith was very awesome! He was very energetic and you can sense that he loves doing his job! He definitely helped me not to get too nervous and guided me through the whole process. My wife and I could not have asked for a better ceremony. We loved every moment of it ( although nervous as all get out) and we will definitely cherish this moment forever.
…what inspires me to write today is the joy and happiness, the patience and compassion that was provided to us as a couple and as a family. Jenn truly cared about our personal situation and preferences. She crafted the most beautiful wedding ceremony that included our favorite blessings and honored those we love. She went out of her way to scope out the river setting we chose even sending delightful videos for ‘rain options’. She assisted our adult children in gifting us with the most wonderful surprise: their presence. Each and every time we interacted with her she brought sincere happiness and joyful anticipation for our special day. And on the wedding day, she brought the sunshine! We couldn’t be more grateful, more thrilled, more in love with each other. Every single star! All thumbs up!
Philip was so helpful and supportive during the planning process, during the rehearsal, and on the day of the wedding. Our ceremony was beautiful and personal, sometimes it was serious and heartfelt while other times it was lighthearted and funny. Most of our guests were crying happy tears and we received so many compliments! Thank you so much for helping make our day so special!
Philip was our officiant and he was AMAZING. We had such a positive experience with Philip from start to finish. I would also recommend the Marriage Enrichment Program as you move through this process with Philip. It is a 6-week course that leads you through lots of questions and exercises that you might not have thought to discuss or even talk about with your soon to be spouse. We loved ending every weekend going through the exercises and found SO much benefit in this program. 100% recommend.
Our ceremony was gorgeous, and we had so many of our guests who continue to tell us how much they enjoyed it. Everyone was in tears and it encapsulated our personality and love. Bravo, Philip!! Thank you for everything!
My wife and I are both fairly introverted, so we were a bit nervous about having a ceremony in front of all of our family and friends. Sara immediately put us at ease and crafted a meaningful ceremony that reflected our values while respecting our personalities. Sara’s warmth and generous heart invited everyone (of rather diverse backgrounds!) to feel welcome. Her ceremony resonated with our guests and created a true sense of connection throughout our day.
From our first meeting with Philip to our wedding day, everything was flawless. Philip made the process so easy and made our ceremony perfect! He was so helpful in the marriage license process and everything went off flawless! I can’t tell you how many guests complimented on how awesome he was and how touching his words were! Thank you for making our day absolutely perfect!
We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding ceremony! Philip went above and beyond to make sure that our ceremony was exactly what we wanted: non-traditional with a traditional feel, something we had never heard before, and uniquely us. He even rewrote an entire section (that we ended up not using) to try to make ensure that the wording was perfect. We got so many compliments from our guests about how appropriate the ceremony was for our relationship and what a fantastic speaker Philip is.
Asheville Marriages was a great business to work with. Their officiant, Vaughn, was very funny and professional and did a great job at our wedding. They kept us up to date with any and all changes up until the last minute before the wedding. I would highly recommend them for your wedding!
Philip was amazing! He was so easy going, very professional, and gave great advice along the way. All of our guests loved our ceremony and they all commented on how much they loved Philip. Thank you so much for making our wedding day perfect! If I could leave 10 stars, I would!
Phil is the man!! He was amazing and thoughtful. Came very prepared and was extra professional and personable. So glad we chose him!!
My husband and I are not religious/spiritual at all and really had no idea what we wanted to do with our ceremony. Michael worked with us and came up with a beautiful script for our ceremony. Not only was he so easy to work with, but he was just a super cool guy. He met up with us one night for a drink when we were in town, dropped off our marriage license for us since we were leaving town early, and was there when I needed some advice on how to handle some stressful wedding situations – seriously, so accommodating and so helpful. We got tons of comments after the wedding about how fitting the ceremony was for us! Highly recommend!!
Vaughn was wonderful. First of all our original spot was muddy and I was freaking out that it would be too hard of a hike for my family and we changed the location the week before. Vaughn was so understanding and willing to accommodate us on our change and open to any time during the day! On the day of he was very personable, kind, and sweet to us! I loved how intimate and authentic the ceremony was. We are so lucky that we had Vaughn on this special day!
Philip was amazing!! My husband and I did the Marriage Enrichment Program, which I would highly recommend. The program not only prompted really important discussions for my husband and I to have, but also allowed Philip get to know us before the wedding. He nailed the ceremony- it was the perfect combination of the traditions that we wanted to incorporate and the customizations that made the ceremony “ours”. Initially, we didn’t really know what we wanted in a ceremony and Philip helped guide us and provided examples of ideas we could use. Philip is extremely personable, funny, professional and really took the stress out of planning our ceremony. We couldn’t have been happier with his communication and role in officiating our big day! We would HIGHLY recommend him!
Philip was amazing to work with! We are more spiritual than religious, and the ceremony he wrote for us was perfect! My very Catholic parents said his ceremony was the best they’ve ever experienced!
5 stars doesn’t begin to explain how great of an experience we had. From the very start of the experience they were extremely helpful, responsive, and welcoming. I feel like we got to know Philip as more than our officiant by the time the big day had arrived. Through several phone calls and time spent at our rehearsal, we felt like we were already great friends with him before the ceremony even started. We are still receiving compliments about our ceremony and our officiant, with many continuing to say how it was the best content in a wedding ceremony they had ever seen/witnessed. Needless to say we would and will recommend to everyone.
When our family friend officiant had emergency quadruple bypass surgery 3 weeks before our wedding -we were so bummed. Philip was quick to respond and made an emotional and stressful situation feel much less stressful. He was reassuring, professional, and flexible. Keith (our officiant) was wonderful and even made the effort to meet us before our wedding day. He was so friendly and personable! We are so grateful for their services.
Philip and his team were attentive, thoughtful and prompt. They answered all our questions and developed a ceremony that we feel truly honored us as a couple and as individuals. Sara, our officiant, was the perfect fit; she captivated our guests; we received endless compliments on her delivery. Top notch!
We decided to go ahead and purchase the Marriage Enrichment Program. Both of us come from different upbringings, faiths, and lifestyles and it was really helpful to have a lot of the discussions included in the program, some of which we had never even thought to consider, but turned out to be important talking points about how we would share our life together. We were also able to solidify the parts of our relationship that anchor us and help us remember the most important parts of who we want to be as individuals and as a couple.
The program also gave us resources we can reference and look back on for years to come to remind us of the original reasons we wanted to be married and the dreams we want to share together going forward.
Taking part in the program was also a great chance to get to know Michael. He has a great energy; he’s just such a warm, friendly, and open person and by the time we met the day-of, it felt like seeing a familiar face who we were so excited to share such an important moment with.
From early on we knew we wanted to write our own vows as well and say them to each other for the first time at the wedding. Michael was a great sounding board for us both to help get our vows the way we wanted and provided useful ideas and references for us to use in writing our own vows.
When it came to writing the ceremony, Michael had great suggestions and let us read over his beautifully written ceremony. During the process, he was so accommodating and entirely open to any suggestions we had. We could clearly tell that his main goal was to help create the ceremony we wanted.
During our ceremony Michael brought all his amazing energy and professionalism and captured exactly the feel we were hoping for. Even when one of our dogs started rolling in the grass by his feet or the cows at the farm mooed during the ceremony he handled it all like the pro he is!
We are so glad we did the marriage enrichment program! The weekly exercises were insightful. They stimulated comprehensive discussion about our goals, morals, and perspectives about our marriage. Keith brought enthusiasm and energy to our wedding ceremony. We couldn’t have asked for a more enjoyable experience!