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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17 Reviews for Asheville Celebrant

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

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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.

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    Aaron · Married on 09/21/2017

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    Rev. Michelle K. Smith was an absolute pleasure to work with! My wife and I planned and organized our entire wedding ourselves. The only hired help we had was a chef and Michelle, our ordained celebrant. Needless to say, we were both overwhelmed and stressed, but Michelle promised to create a unique, special and beautiful ceremony, and she definitely delivered. Conversations and correspondence with Michelle were always prompt and thorough, until we were all 100% satisfied with the program she designed. From the first time we spoke, she gave my wife and I peace of mind, because it felt like talking to a friend or kindred spirit, who truly wanted to make our moment magical. We had our dream wedding with a loose, bohemian feel, in our favorite spot in the mountains on a beautiful Autumn day, surrounded by friends and family. Michelle helped weave all of those elements together with a ceremony that embodied us and described our souls perfectly, and I'm sure she can work the same magic for any couple, with any style wedding ceremony in mind. Thanks again, Michelle! You come highly recommended by Elena and I, and we hope to see you around!

    Sent on 09/27/2017
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    Asheville Celebrant's reply:

    Thank you, Aaron and Elena. It was a real delight to help you create such a memorable ceremony. My very best wishes to you both!

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Asheville Celebrant FAQ

  • What is the starting price for your wedding services? $ 200.00
  • 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

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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
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    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, NC 28801 See on map
    8282303845 (Phone number)

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