Asheville Marriages is a team of open-minded wedding officiants specializing in secular and interfaith ceremonies. They offer a high-quality, highly personalized, professional service for couples who expect only the best on their wedding day!
Philip Lingle is the Founder, Director, and Head Officiant of Asheville Marriages. Although not religiously affiliated, Philip respects the truth and wisdom within every religion. As a student and teacher of Philosophy, he believes that a fulfilling spiritual life is achieved through many different paths, and that true happiness comes from self-realization and authenticity. The highly qualified Officiants of Asheville Marriages have been carefully chosen based on their experience, background, and positive energy. They each have unique gifts to offer, and they all share the same vision and the same high standards. Drawing from decades of experience, their mission is to put heart and soul into every ceremony and give you the special day that you deserve!
What makes Asheville Marriages unique is their Marriage Enrichment Program, a series of simple steps designed to get your marriage off to its very best start and reach its highest potential. Philip created this program because he strongly believes that helping foster a lasting and happy marriage is just as important as crafting a beautiful and meaningful wedding ceremony.
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Every couple has different wants and needs for their ceremony, so I offer a variety of services and create custom packages for every couple. For weddings in the Asheville area, packages range from $225-$975
I offer a free 30 minute phone call to assess your needs and determine how to best serve you. I assure you that this is not a high pressure sales call (I really hate those!), it is just a way for us to learn more about each other and find out if we are a good fit.
After our call, I will then be able to put together a few packages for you and your fiancé to consider. Your custom packages will be emailed to shortly thereafter. Each package will have the price and a detailed breakdown of everything included.
Email me today to set up a time to talk: Phil@AshevilleMarriages.com
"Phillip was excellent. he was very personable and approachable throughout the entire process and you could tell he truly enjoyed what he did. We also did the marriage enrichment program which was a good program and we would have gotten more out of it if we hadn't lived together and ready talked about a lot of those things, however there were still a couple times were we learned something about one another. But for a couple who has never lived together or talked a lot about the details of their life it is a useful program. For the rehearsal he did a great job adding the hand fasting which was something he had never done before. Additionally he was of great help to each of us when it came to writing our own vows. He was also a very calm person but had good energy and his sermon was excellent with a little bit of humor but not so much that it felt showy. "
"Asheville Marriages was great! Phillip was so nice to work with. He really listened to us and guided us in creating the most beautiful ceremony. He worked with us to create an individualized and special ceremony. I can't imagine using someone else. He was the absolute best! "
"Phil was able to craft a wedding ceremony that was 100% what we wanted, but couldn’t put into words ourselves. Over the weeks we spent doing the worksheets and exercises Phil provided, he was able to extract from us not only what we were looking for in a wedding ceremony, but also what we were looking for in a marriage. Some of the exercises introduced ideas and feelings that we had never thought about or discussed, but that we realized were vital to a successful relationship. Our guests were so moved and attentive during our ceremony, months later people are still talking about what a great job Phil did! Often times as Brides we get caught up in the reception details, and forget what the wedding is all about; choosing Asheville Marriages was the best choice we made, our ceremony is something we are proud of, and something that felt truly meaningful."