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Interfaith Wedding Officiant Asheville, North Carolina. Offering marriage ceremonies in premier destination wedding venues located throughout Asheville, Western North Carolina (WNC), the Blue Ridge Mountain area and beyond, from your own backyard to magical mountaintop castles. I welcome couples of all faiths, beliefs and lifestyles. Whether interfaith, spiritual, religious, non-religious, traditional or alternative, each ceremony is written from the heart and delivered with eloquence and sincerity.

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  • We were happy with Susan’s ceremony, it included our family. Our family that came with us has supported us from the beginning. We were very excited to be abe to let them know how much we appreciate them. The whole ceremony was created for us and our love. Thank you Susan. We felt like we were married before, but now everyone knows that we are married.
    Maxine & Tammy
  • My husband and I planned a last minute get away to elope in Asheville. I contacted the Chamber of Commerce and was directed to the proper contacts to put me in touch with Susan. Our initial call was made on a Thursday and our wedding took place the following Saturday. We were so excited to have a positive response to our request with such short notice. We couldn't have been more pleased with Susan's service and flexibility. Rob and I would highly recommend Susan to all couples looking for someone to add that special touch to their special day! She was a sheer delight and we can't thank her enough! 
    Annie and Rob Brewer
  • Susan was absolutely wonderful on our special day. She made our wedding ceremony very personal and heartfelt. We have never felt so welcomed and loved by someone that had never met my wife and I. We have waited 15 years for this moment and she made it everything the both of us dreamed of for our special day. We would highly recommend Susan to any couple that is wanting to marry the love of their life. We would like to thank you Susan for all that you did for us as a couple. You truly are a gift to same sex couples that have been waiting for this moment
    Anonymous
  • From the first time we met Susan Marlan, we knew for certain she had to be the person to marry us. Once you meet her, you'll understand what I mean. Susan is a force of nature. On the big day, she calmly yet decisively guided us through the ceremony in a way only an experienced professional can. Her genuine and thoughtful writing and delivery of the wedding ceremony was beautiful and joyful, but had a certain gravity to it that honored the significance of the day. We (and many of our guests) especially loved that the ceremony focused on the joy and celebration of love and life.
    Anonymous
  • Susan, We thank you so very much for your kind words, and your lovely wishes. Herbert and I remember our ceremony well. Even after 11 years we still smile and agree that our ceremony was truly the best part of the whole day!! Being able to create our ceremony specifically tailored for us, made our day so much more meaningful & special. We are truly grateful to have had you there. Thank you again for sharing in our most magical day. Much love and success always. Love, Elaine & Herb.
    Elaine & Herbert
  • My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Susan to officiate our wedding in Asheville, NC. We live outside of Chicago and had about 20 of our family and friends join us for a small wedding ceremony in Pritchard Park. Being out of state and trying to plan a destination wedding was a bit challenging, but as soon as we reached out to Susan, we knew we had to have her as our officiant. We spoke over the phone and went over the kind of ceremony we were looking to have, various options for readings/rituals/prayers, and the overall flow of the ceremony. She was very responsive to any questions we had leading up to our wedding day. On the wedding day, she arrived on time, made us feel at ease, and gave us a wedding ceremony that truly exceeded our expectations. She is a very warm, genuine, caring, and loving soul, and she was a huge part in helping to make our wedding day perfect.
    Andrea & Eric
  • Susan Marlan was wonderful. She helped Steven and me create a perfect ceremony to celebrate our love.  Susan was great at communicating, particularly important for me and Steven and we had a destination wedding. The first time we spoke to her, she spent 45 minutes on the phone with us making sure that she was able to help us create a personal ceremony that represented us. Most of our communication was via e-mail, and Susan always responded quickly.  The ceremony itself was beautiful and exactly what we wanted. Steven and I are so glad we chose Susan
    Mary Alice & Steven
  • Susan was wonderful to work with and really helped make our day special. I actually overheard one of my cousins say that it was the most beautiful ceremony they've ever been to!
    Deb
  • Susan made our day very special. She took the time to ensure that our ceremony was personal as well as inclusive for our families and friends. It truly was the most moving ceremony of which we had ever seen or been a part. We heard those same sentiments from our family and friends who attended as well. Thank you Susan for assisting us in our quest of "forever begins today..."
    Lisa
  • Dear Susan, 
    We were 100% delighted with the unique and personal wedding ceremony you created and performed for us. Your professionalism provided us with a sense of security and your spiritual warmth embraced us and our guests. Our most Special Day was made more special by having the perfect ceremony and having you to help guide us through it.
    Fran & Bob
  • Dear Susan,
    You are so Fabulous!! You helped to make our marriage ceremony a dream come true, it was exactly what we envisioned! You listened to our story and our hopes & dreams - and you translated that into a program written just for us! We love you for giving us the gift of an unforgettable beginning to our life together. We have received so many compliments on the ceremony.
    Krista & Claudio
  • Dear Susan,
    It has been six days since our wedding and our guests are still calling to compliment us on our ceremony. It was exactly as we dreamed. Everyone felt involved and very much a part of our celebration. Even our parents and my grandmother told us how special it was .. although, as you recall, they originally wanted a Catholic ceremony in a church. To say the least, they were impressed and so very proud.
    Cheryl & C.J.