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Serving Asheville - Boone - Charlotte, NC / Greenville - Spartanburg, SC.

Love & Wisdom Inc. is a team of open-minded professional wedding officiants specializing in unique and upbeat ceremonies for couples who expect only the best on their wedding day. Founding Officiant Philip Lingle leads a team of professional and dynamic officiants performing deeply memorable ceremonies across four states. Philip is a Humanist Celebrant with 10 years of experience as a philosophy professor. He is well-versed in all types of weddings, from traditional to secular and interfaith. All ceremonies performed by Love & Wisdom Inc. are carefully worded, unique, and delivered with the highest standard of professional service.

Services Offered

Love & Wisdom specializes in fully customized wedding ceremonies mainly for secular and interfaith couples. However, the varied backgrounds of the officiants ensures you can find the right fit for whatever beliefs you wish to honor on your special day. You can also enroll in their online Premarital Essentials Program, which is free for all clients, but completely optional.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$560

Which of the following are included in the price?

Premarital Counseling

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$410

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$200

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Baptist
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Episcopalian
Jewish
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

What languages do you speak?

English
Italian
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Vietnamese
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Cameron
Cameron G. Sent on 12/23/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Experience

I waited a while to write this review because I wanted to have enough time to really express how I feel about working with Sarah Judy from love and wisdom. I'm not even kidding you when I say that not only me and my partner, but multiple people from our wedding's favorite part of the entire wedding was the ceremony. It was the most special, connected, and filled with love experience we have ever had. Sarah Judy and my partner and I connected from the very 1st phone call. She is an extremely compassionate and deeply spiritual and a full of love type of person. I was very surprised at how much work she put into our ceremony over the four months before ceremony began. Sarah was open minded and began creating our ceremony based on our interests, love, and history. We were able to add in ideas and items as we wished, and the ceremony ended up flowing unbelievably. At one point during the ceremony, I looked out amongst the crowd and everyone was either smiling or crying or both. It was the most beautiful moment of my entire life. Before we met with Sarah, I thought maybe their price was officiants was a bit steep, but I would've paid double that price to of had this experience again. Highly recommend this company as they are extremely attentive, intentional, and will give you exactly what you were looking for plus more. Sarah Judy, thank you for helping create and being apart of (so far) the best day of our lives. 🐝
April
April R. Sent on 12/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazed by Our Officiant

Love & Wisdom Inc is absolutely amazing! We highly recommend using this company for your officiant needs.

We had Mr. Philip Lingle as our officiant and we are beyond amazed by the time and thoughtfulness that he adds every step of the way! Our ceremony took place in Marshall, NC on December 13, 2023. We opted to receive the Kiss & Go Package (short and sweet). Mr. Philip Lingle arrived at the ceremony well before it started and took the time to get to know my husband and I before hand. The words that he shared at our ceremony was personal and based on our love story. We did not expect to have personal words in our ceremony, so this was such a sweet surprise that we LOVE!

Mr. Philip Lingle expressed, before the ceremony, that he would put our Marriage License in the mail the very next day - this gave me much ease. Less than a week later I was able to go pick up our certified Marriage License from our Register of Deed office. I was so surprised/excited that this was done so quickly!

If you are in the process of researching an officiant, look no further! We did extensive research for officiants in and near Marshall, NC and we kept coming back to Love & Wisdom. One of our biggest reason is knowing that all of the officiants at Love & Wisdom Inc are "legally qualified to conduct marriage ceremonies." Love & Wisdom Inc is a wonderful company. We are so glad that we chose this company and that we got mr. Philip Lingle as our officiant.
Kelsey
Kelsey J. Sent on 12/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect officiant and ceremony!

We had the pleasure of working with Rodney from Love and Wisdom for our wedding!! He was amazing and very professional! Prior to the event he did a wonderful job of communicating and really guiding us through the process of creating a ceremony we loved and reflected our values. On the day of, he was a wonderful officiant, even with some minor mic issues due to some intense wind. He did a great job of capturing our personalities in the ceremony, even making jokes with us about the wind which helped us relax and is really true to us as a couple. We are so grateful to have had him as our officiant!
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Philip  Lingle
Philip Lingle
Founding Officiant

Philip Lingle is the Founder, Director, and Head Officiant of Love & Wisdom Inc. He is a Humanist Celebrant who has truly followed his passion, and takes great pride and pleasure in guiding couples through one of the most important events of their lives.

Philip enjoys a healthy lifestyle in Asheville, NC with his radiant wife Jennifer and their son, Bryton. They can frequently be seen frolicking at parks, hiking mountain trails, or jumping into rivers with their fun-loving pup, Tasha. Phil and his family love to spend time with their friends and delight in all the attractions that Asheville has to offer, such as local music, breweries, restaurants, chocolate, and just soaking in the vibrant energy of their eclectic city.

Philip has a B.A. in Philosophy from Lenoir-Rhyne University and an MLA (Master of Liberal Arts) from UNCA. He taught Philosophy at AB-Tech Community College for ten years before dedicating himself full-time to Love & Wisdom Inc. As a Philosophy Instructor, he derived great satisfaction from teaching his students how to think for themselves and explore the most important questions in life. He now finds fulfillment through connecting with like-minded couples and guiding them through the process of creating and performing their wedding ceremony!

Philip had a great childhood in the Lutheran Church where his late father was a minister and highly respected community leader. However, as he reached adulthood, Philip struggled with some of the fundamental beliefs of his tradition and began to explore other spiritual customs, study world religions, and absorb every bit of philosophy that he could. This experience was deeply gratifying and ultimately enabled him to discover and embrace his authentic self.

Philip became interested in officiating weddings in 2007 after a friend asked him to create and perform a unique ceremony for her upcoming wedding. She told him that he was the perfect person to officiate her wedding because of his eloquent way with words, his calm energy, and his knowledge of a wide variety of wisdom traditions. The wedding was a great success and the experience was so rewarding that Philip decided to continue to officiate weddings for couples with diverse spiritual beliefs.

Philip’s background and life experiences make him uniquely suited to help interfaith couples, as well as those who have secular or non-traditional spiritual beliefs. He has truly followed his passion and he would love to guide you and your partner through this most joyful time in your lives.

Krista Allison
Krista Allison
Chief Happiness Ninjaneer

Krista is our Administrative Manager, and one of our Client Service Representatives. However, when we realized that those job titles were way too boring, and don’t do Krista justice, she was quickly deemed our Happiness Ninjaneer!

As our buisiness grew, Krista was promoted to Chief Ninjaneer. She works tirelessly behind the scenes to make sure that everyone is happy and all of our ducks are in a row. Her warm and professional communication style puts everyone at ease, and her top-notch organizational skills ensure that we always have a well-oiled machine. We couldn’t be more grateful for everything Krista does!

Jennifer  Lingle
Jennifer Lingle
Happiness Ninjaneer

Jennifer Lingle is one of our dedicated Happiness Ninjaneers! She serves as a liaison between our clients, officiants, and admin team; she coordinates our social media platforms; and she assists with reaching out to our beloved community.

Jennifer loves connecting and collaborating with people, building a strong sense of community, and spreading love and wisdom far and wide. She is also the proud wife of Founder, Philip, and mom to their incredible little boy, Bryton Dean. She couldn’t be more excited to be part of our team!

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Fesiuk Films Fesiuk Films Wedding Videographers

We(Fesiuk Films) have now worked with Phillip twice from Asheville Marriages. He is an excellent speaker and a kind heart and soul. We can tell by his approach at every wedding, he truly cares for his couples. Be sure to book Asheville Marriages. You won't regret it! :P

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Phil Lingle is an experienced officiant that we enjoy working with very much. He is always prepared, always organized, and always professional. What my clients love most about his ceremonies are the many personal details he includes and the ways he manages to make everyone involved - even the guests - feel like the are an important part of the marriage process.

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Phil and the rest of his crew do a wonderful job. They create a beautiful ceremony! We highly recommend them! DJ Robby A Bride's DJ

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