Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Here at Asheville Marriages, we believe that your marriage ceremony is the most important part of your big day. Not only does your ceremony set the tone for a successful marriage, but the beauty and meaning of the words spoken can really create the most magical part of your wedding day experience. I can tell you from first hand experience that the feeling you get after your ceremony is something that you will remember and cherish for the rest of your lives!
I’m Philip Lingle, founder, director, and Head Officiant of Asheville Marriages. I personally match you with the Asheville Marriages Officiant who will be the best fit for you. As a student and teacher of Philosophy, I believe that a fulfilling spiritual life is achieved through many different paths, and that true happiness comes from self-realization and authenticity. Although I’m not religiously affiliated, I do respect the truth and wisdom within every religion. I specialize in working with non-religious and interfaith couples who want an uplifting and fun wedding ceremony that focuses on the true meaning of love and your unique connection as a couple.
The highly qualified wedding officiants that work with me have been carefully chosen based on their experience, background, and positive energy. We are all open-minded professionals who each have our own unique gifts to offer, and we all share the same vision and the same high standards. Drawing from decades of experience, our mission is to put heart and soul into every ceremony and give you the special day that you deserve!
In addition to creating and officiating your wedding ceremony, I also offer my signature Marriage Enrichment Program. I created this step-by-step program because I strongly believe that fostering a lasting and happy marriage is just as important as crafting a beautiful and meaningful wedding ceremony. The program consists of a set of readings, worksheets, games, and discussions for completion at your convenience, in your home. The Marriage Enrichment Program is not counseling or therapy, and it does not require face-to-face sessions. It simply provides the structure, encouragement, and accountability that you need to get your marriage off to a healthy, successful start, and help your relationship reach its highest potential.
Philip offers a variety of options to meet your needs, from short-and-sweet to full-service customization. Your ceremony can be traditional, alternative, adventurous, or composed of a fusion of elements that are most meaningful to you. He is ready to meet with you to assess your specific needs and desires, and tailor an approach that suits you best.