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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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  • I couldn't have asked for a better ceremony. Susan was very professional and friendly and she spoke with us early on before the ceremony to make sure all our wishes were granted and what we wanted to say and what we didn't want to say. We are not a religious couple, and she was completely open and understanding to that. I was so nervous that we would be judged for it, but Susan made us comfortable and she truly shows how much our ceremony meant to her. My husband and I do not like to be the center of attention, but the words that were spoken put us at ease and we couldn't have been happier with how our ceremony went. I highly recommend Susan for any ceremony you need regardless of your beliefs. She has a big open heart and she truly makes you feel special.
    Heather and Lucas
  • We absolutely loved the way Susan did our ceremony. We met months before and chose exactly how we wanted the ceremony to go and got to make changes all the way up until I was about to walk down the isle. Susan made sure to stay in contact with us over the months before the wedding and that made us feel very comfortable with her. I definitely recommend her.
    Jill and Jack
  • We would, without hesitation, recommend Susan to anyone looking for a personalized wedding ceremony experience. She is undoubtedly gifted at her work! After spending ample time searching for the "one", we contacted Susan. She responded quickly to discuss our ceremony line by line, word by word. In the beginning, we really did not know where to start and I was impressed by Susan's recommendations for our ceremony based on our life and our beliefs, but which was also respectful of the guests that would be attending. I especially appreciated the recommendations she made regarding the flow of our ceremony. We ended up incorporating a sand exchange which I originally thought was too trendy and a passing fad. However, being that we met in Florida, we were able to collect sand from the beach in the city where we met and used it in the ceremony. It was simply perfect and totally "us". I had numerous family members and friends approach me and say how impressed they were with the ceremony and that they could tell it was carefully planned. Susan was absolutely critical to the success of our wedding and we cannot thank her enough!
    Christian and Rocky
  • The road to our wedding day was long and complicated, and you enhanced our memories and spirit of the day. Your words were so spiritual, you were so embracing, and the ceremony was absolutely perfect for us. On our wedding day, with your guidance and care, we were filled with joy. Our prayers were answered...for which we are grateful to you.
    Cari & Hannah
  • Susan was an absolute delight to work with for our very small, no frills ceremony. Her various options for the program were comprehensive and beautiful. So very gracious and cordial given that we were so nervous and had zero experience with this! Very organized and professional and certainly gave us a sense of calm before and throughout the ceremony.
    Ellanee & Kelli
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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..."
  • 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.