Asheville Celebrant

124 Choctaw Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Map · Phone number
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About Asheville Celebrant

Asheville Celebrant is an officiant company based in, Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville Celebrant is run by Reverend Michelle Kimberly Smith. Her intention is to create a ceremony that you, your family, and your guests will remember for a lifetime. She is very talented at officiating ceremonies, and pays great attention to all of your needs. At Asheville Celebrant, Rev. Michelle Kimberly Smith takes pride in delivering each ceremony from her heart with sincerity and enthusiasm for all to hear and appreciate.

Experience

As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Rev. Michelle Kimberly Smith is a ceremony specialist with a solid background in the history, theory, and practice of ritual and ceremony; as well as familiarity with symbols, rituals, and readings from a wide range of cultures. She aids couples in choosing rituals, readings, symbols, and music to fulfill their vision. Rev. Smith brings an understanding of structure, setting and pace that makes for heartfelt ceremonies.

Services Offered

Asheville Celebrants offers two packages: the Complete Celebrant Ceremony and the Sweet, Simple Ceremony. No matter what you choose, you can expect a top-notch ceremony that fulfills all of your needs. You'll also receive a keepsake copy of your ceremony that you can enjoy for years to come. Services provided include:

  • Counseling
  • Customized vows
  • Licensed
  • Bilingual
  • Dove release,
  • Tarot card reading
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A White Dove Release was a breath-taking and uplifting element that gave family and friends a...
A White Dove Release was a breath-taking and uplifting element that gave family and friends a...
Christina and Bryan personalized their Unity Candle ritual with pretty hand decorated candles.
Christina and Bryan personalized their Unity Candle ritual with pretty hand decorated candles.
Christina and Bryan held their ceremony at the Mountain Magnolia Inn in Hot Springs, NC.  That...
Christina and Bryan held their ceremony at the Mountain Magnolia Inn in Hot Springs, NC. That...
Another beautiful shot of the wedding setting at the Mountain Magnolia Inn.
Another beautiful shot of the wedding setting at the Mountain Magnolia Inn.
I loved the way Mark and Carrie-Welles really made their ceremony theirs all the way.
I loved the way Mark and Carrie-Welles really made their ceremony theirs all the way.
Carrie-Welles and Mark set up a lovely and very personal alter space that included her grandmother's...
Carrie-Welles and Mark set up a lovely and very personal alter space that included her grandmother's...
Carrie-Welles wanted to include a hand-fasting with her ceremony. Both she and Mark also wanted to...
Carrie-Welles wanted to include a hand-fasting with her ceremony. Both she and Mark also wanted to...
In addition to an original poem written by a friend, their ceremony was personalized in part with a...
In addition to an original poem written by a friend, their ceremony was personalized in part with a...
In addition to an original poem written by a friend, their ceremony was personalized in part with a...
In addition to an original poem written by a friend, their ceremony was personalized in part with a...
I received the beaded vestments I wear around my neck when I lead ceremonies at my ordination.  They...
I received the beaded vestments I wear around my neck when I lead ceremonies at my ordination. They...
Andrea and Jason met while walking their sweet dogs, Jackson and Ella.  I'm a huge dog lover so it...
Andrea and Jason met while walking their sweet dogs, Jackson and Ella. I'm a huge dog lover so it...
Andrea's beautiful grandmother performed the Greek "Stefana" ritual.
Andrea's beautiful grandmother performed the Greek "Stefana" ritual.
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Early October wedding at the NC Arboretum.  We created a beautiful version of the Seven Blessings...
Early October wedding at the NC Arboretum. We created a beautiful version of the Seven Blessings...
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We created a beautiful version of the Seven Blessings for Brita and Jake.  Close friends made...
We created a beautiful version of the Seven Blessings for Brita and Jake. Close friends made...
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Sisters and friends holding the Chuppa for Brita and Jake.
Sisters and friends holding the Chuppa for Brita and Jake.
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Every love story has it's funny moments! Because they both live in San Francisco, Jack and Alyson...
The Invocation for Jack and Alyson reflected their  meaningful intentions while staying true to...
The Invocation for Jack and Alyson reflected their meaningful intentions while staying true to...
Alyson and Jack were married in the garden at Music on Main St in Lilburn, GA.  They both grew up in...
Alyson and Jack were married in the garden at Music on Main St in Lilburn, GA. They both grew up in...
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Meghan and Brad were married at Castle LadyHawke on the lawn overlooking the breathtaking...
Meghan and Brad were married at Castle LadyHawke on the lawn overlooking the breathtaking...
Meghan and Brad lift the lid of the basket together.  The doves stepped out and lifted their wings...
Meghan and Brad lift the lid of the basket together. The doves stepped out and lifted their wings...
The doves rise up and circle in the joy of flight before heading across the vast Tuckaseegee River...
The doves rise up and circle in the joy of flight before heading across the vast Tuckaseegee River...
White doves create a delightful and moving moment in a wedding ceremony.  They can also be released...
White doves create a delightful and moving moment in a wedding ceremony. They can also be released...
Mark had is mom walk him down the aisle.
Mark had is mom walk him down the aisle.
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Brandi and Mark's fairy tale in the Glen at historic Homewood minutes from downtown Asheville
Brandi and Mark's fairy tale in the Glen at historic Homewood minutes from downtown Asheville
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A White Dove Release was a breath-taking and uplifting element that gave family and friends a...
A White Dove Release was a breath-taking and uplifting element that gave family and friends a...

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18 Reviews for Asheville Celebrant

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    M Seay · Married on 09/09/2020

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    Incredible, flexible officiant!

    We had the honor of having Michelle officiate our wedding back in September. Leading up to the big day, she provided us a template for the ceremony. It was already catered to our personalities (from which she gathered during our initial conversation over the phone), but there were additional, lovely options to extend it or replace sections with poems. She also allowed us the opportunity to provide our own statements to each other. There were even options for unity rituals which were all wonderful.

    When it came to the rehearsal and ceremony, she was patient and understanding, since they fell on the same day, which resulted in some chaos before the wedding. She was professional and provided the perfect tone for the wedding. We couldn't have asked for anyone better!

    Sent on 10/26/2019
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    Alexis · Married on 07/13/2018

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    You were wonderful! We loved every part of our ceremony and how you tied it all together (no puns intended given the hand-fasting and old time the knot saying) :)

    Not only did we love the ceremony and how kind, hard working, helpful, and understanding you were (especially since I forgot the marriage license at our hotel); there were a lot of people who saw the video and commented about how lovely the ceremony was written.

    Sent on 07/15/2018
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    Jessica · Married on 10/21/2017

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    Michelle was wonderful. We really didn't know exactly what kind of ceremony we wanted other than something short (we had kids at the wedding), sweet and meaningful and spiritual (not religious). She sent via email several different suggestions for the ceremony allowing us to pick and choose. She willingly and promptly compiled several drafts for us and everything went smoothly. Our guests had nothing but great things to say. Thanks Michelle.

    Sent on 10/30/2017

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Asheville Celebrant FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 200
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
    Single Religion
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Anglican
    Baha'i Faith
    Baptist
    Buddhist
    Catholic
    Earth-Based
    Episcopalian
    Lutheran
    Methodist
    No Denomination
    Pagan
    Presbyterian
    Taoist
    Unitarian
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    Less than 30 mins.
  • In which states are you licensed?
    GA
    NC
    SC
    TN

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Asheville White Dove Releases
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    Michelle presents herself as a professional who works with couples to create a personal and meaningful commitment ceremony that reflects what is most important to the individuals. I would recommend her.

  • Occasions by Emily Wedding Florists

    Asheville Celebrant brings a creative approach to ceremony, while still holding respect for all the things marriage/the ceremony is about! Our clients appreciate the way she custom-tailors each ceremony to be most appropriate for their background and journey. We look forward to working with Michelle!

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  • 124 Choctaw Street Asheville, North Carolina, 28801 See on map
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