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Officiant in Asheville, NC,
(828) 242-8621
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4.6 out of 5
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  • 42 Reviews


    Alexa Arastoo

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hannah made our ceremony so special. She let us personalize everything to best represent us. Very sweet lady and super easy to work with. Would recommend!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Alexa and Brady, It was a pleasure being part of your wedding day. Best, Hannah HeartLight Weddings

    Brady Root

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hannah was really great. Made the vows and ceremony a breeze and perfectly tailored her words to our wishes.

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    Thanks Brady, I was honored to be your officiant. I enjoyed meeting you and being a part of your wedding day. Hannah Desmond

    Aja Mendenhall

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    5 out of 5
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  • Hannah was supportive and so kind! It was raining/so cold and she was down for the challenge! Nothing but showers of blessings on our elopement day!

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    Thanks for the great review, Aja. I enjoyed meeting both of you. I'm so glad ya'll were such good sports about the locked gate and the cold. May you have many years of happiness together.

    Jenna

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    5 out of 5
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  • We are so thankful to have found Rev. Hannah to officiate our magical ceremony! As a couple, we wanted a female officiant who was spiritual, accommodating to all beliefs, and also familiar with the hand fasting ceremony. From the start she was easy to connect with and communicated our ceremony options and pricing clearly. We chose the Joyous Union ceremony - it was simple, meaningful and honoring of our families varying religious preference. It also allowed space for personal vows, a special prayer and the hand-fasting we desired. Overall, it was a joy to work with Hannah and have her as part of our special day! Light-hearted, loving and relaxed, she is a true gem and I highly recommend Heart Light Weddings, if you are looking for an officiant in Asheville. Thank you Hannah!

    Nan

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  • Rev. Hannah was amazing. I highly recommend her. She is caring and attentive and made sure our ceremony was perfect. We met with her and knew she was the right officiant for us.

    User4511287

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    5 out of 5
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  • Rev Tom was the perfect addition to our mountain wedding! He was patient, kind, and extremely flexible. He worked with us to make sure our day was just right. He worked with my husband to create a ceremony that perfectly reflected our families and our marriage. They were an amazing value as well. Many of the other officiants were triple or double the price and from what I have understood from other brides did not come up to scratch with the service that Rev Tom provided. He was so laid back and made our big day that much better! Our ceremony was perfect thanks to him!

    responded with the following comments.

    Thanks Elizabeth, It was a great pleasure being a part of you and Williams beautiful day. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I greatly appreciate it. Rev. Tom Johanson HeartLight Weddings Asheville NC

    Sarah

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  • Hannah was a pleasure to work with. She was friendly, efficient and very helpful. She made our wedding to easy for me. I would highly recommend her services to anyone that is looking to get married in Asheville or nearby areas. She did a wonderful job!

    Tracey

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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 pho... Read more

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    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

    Catherine

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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.

    Andrea

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  • 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+++++++

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    Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure and an honor to be part of your wedding day.

    Rachel & Danny

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    5 out of 5
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  • 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.

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    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

    Ryan Gillespie

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    3 out of 5
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  • Well the good news is our paperwork was filed by Hannah and we received our marriage certificate and all is well. However, we were a bit disappointed that when it came time for us to exchange rings during our 10 minute ceremony, Hannah did not know our names, or have them written down. She had to ask each of us what our names were mid-ceremony. We are pretty lighthearted people so we laughed it off and didn't make a huge deal out of it at the time. Then, when the short ceremony was over and she went to announce us as Mr. & Mrs......she did not know our last name and again had to interrupt the ceremony to ask us. We totally understand that mistakes happen and we aren't all bent out of shape about it but for $250 for such a short ceremony I feel knowing our names during the ceremony should be priority #1.

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    I apologize for missing your name at one section of the ceremony. I did not insert your names into the ceremony when I printed it but wrote them across the top. Your ceremony was beautiful and once again I am sorry that I had to ask your name at the beginning of the ceremony. Thanks for the heads up, it will not happen again in future weddings.

    User5438495

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  • BEWARE! You will think that these people care about you and your ceremony until you send them a non-refundable deposit. Then, they will be unresponsive until you have to ask them to send you the ceremony examples more than once. I don't understand being an officiant and blessing people with your presence on one of the biggest days of a couples' time together and you don't even have the decency to call them, get to know them, or have any input on the ceremony. I don't think you should ask couples to pay you $300 to show up a half an hour before their ceremony and a signature. I'm glad I lost out on fifty dollars and not more. And I'm glad that my fiance and I decided to go a different direction for our day. If you want to pay someone for a signature, just go to a magistrate. It's cheaper.

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    Dear Nicole, I am sorry you were unhappy with my services and for whatever stress and difficulties you may be going through. I'm deeply sorry and troubled that you felt I did not meet your criteria for an officiant. I hope you find someone who you feel understands your special needs. I have many many happy clients, as you can see by my many happy reviews. Initially, you and I spoke and exchanged emails in July. You seemed to be very understanding when I told you I was in the middle of moving in July, I had your November wedding on my calendar and I would send you ceremony choices as soon as I finished moving. Once you received the ceremonies, you posted this review. I have been performing weddings and working with brides for over twenty years. I always offer my assistance. Once brides have spoken with me on the phone and, if possible, had a meeting in person, they pay their deposit. I send them a contract and a selection of ceremonies. Every bride is told that I am available to assist her with the ceremony and answer any questions she may have. Brides may call me or email me as she and her fiance choose or create a ceremony that genuinely expresses their personalities and love for one another. I often get calls and emails with questions and I am happy to assist. Once the contract is signed and the ceremonies are in the hands of the bride and groom, I don't continue to call them. My experience over the past 20 years is that brides are busy planning all aspects of their wedding . Once the officiant has been hired and the ceremonies are provide, they no longer need the officiant to call and check on them or become their friend. Sincerely, Hannah Desmond

    Alyssa

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  • Reverend Tom showed up an hour early and he was there when we were ready to have our ceremony. He also stood out in the rain with us while we said our vows and bared the hurricane with us. It was much appreciated!!

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    Thank You Alyssa and Matthew. It was a pleasure being part of your wedding day. I assure you the rain contained showers of blessings. Congratulations and may you have a long and happy life together. Rev. Tom

    User5241325

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  • Hannah was very responsive and communicative from our initial contact all the way up to our wedding day. She provided us with multiple ceremony options, and worked with us to personalize our final choice. Although pleasant, she was very business-focused. Both me and my fiancee's first impression of her was a bit abrupt. As if we were just another couple to check off of her list for the day. In my opinion, her price was a bit steep for the quality of service.

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    I must apologize if I came off as being abrupt. I have no idea when your wedding was as you have chosen to remain anonymous but all I can say is I am very sorry. Recently I was very ill and had just recovered and had to perform a number of ceremonies over one weekend. Often wedding couples are caught up in the excitement of their beautiful day, I sometimes have to inject business such as signing the license and receiving my fee. This may be seen as being abrupt and business like. My prices are on the lower side of the "going" price as I want to provide a meaningful ceremony for everyone, not just those who can afford the big white wedding. Once again, please accept my apology for any behavior that I may have demonstrated that made your wedding day less than perfect. Rev. Hannah
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