A Message from Philip Lingle – Founder & Head Officiant

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. 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 life!

I’m Philip Lingle, founder, director, and Head Officiant of Asheville Marriages. 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. We 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 Professional 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 unique gifts to offer, and we 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!

I also offer my signature Marriage Enrichment Program. I created this step-by-step guided program because I strongly believe that fostering a lasting and happy marriage is just as important as crafting a beautiful and meaningful wedding ceremony. This program is included in our Custom Plus option.

To see a sample of my work, check out the highlight film below!

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