Asheville Celebrant is a wedding officiant business based in, Asheville, North Carolina. Asheville Celebrant is founded by Reverend Michelle Kimberly Smith. She is an ordained Interfaith Minister and honors all philosophies, beliefs and traditions--religious, secular, spiritual, interfaith and multicultural. 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. At Asheville Celebrant, Rev. Michelle takes pride in delivering each ceremony from her heart with sincerity and enthusiasm for all to hear and appreciate.
As a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant, Rev. Michelle is a ceremony specialist trained 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. Michelle brings a seasoned understanding of structure, setting and pace that makes for heartfelt ceremonies.
Asheville Celebrants offers two packages: the Complete Celebrant Ceremony and the Sweet, Simple Ceremony. No matter what you choose, you can expect a cermeony that is meaningful, authentic and beautiful. Services provided include:
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M Seay · Married on 09/09/2020
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
Asheville Celebrant's reply:I'll always remember your beautify ceremony and I still have one of your cool pint glasses! It was an honor to be with you and your family! Best wishes to you both!
Alexis · Married on 07/13/2018
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) :)Sent on 07/15/2018
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.
Jessica · Married on 10/21/2017
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
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.
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!