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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.
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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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 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 is one of our dedicaeted 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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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
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.
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