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Officiant in Asheville, North Carolina,
(703) 731-4421

About Us

Ceremony for the modern world

Custom-designed wedding & commitment ceremonies for the intentional couple.

  • Custom ceremony design and legal officiation
  • Personalized ceremony script *Required in-person meeting prior to wedding day.
  • Pre-marital guidance and intention-setting sessions
  • Custom vow development and “Promises Box”
  • Honored to design and guide non-religious, religious, & interfaith ceremonies for couples of all genders and sexual orientations.

Be radically authentic on your wedding day.


How to Human Better - Jennifer Nicolaisen is a personal wedding officiant for couples in the Asheville, NC area. This officiant, Jennifer Nicolaisen, enjoys spending time with couples before the wedding day, so as to build a relationship with them and understand their personalities and dynamic. She then helps couples design a carefully customized ceremony so that their special day reflects the true love they share. Based out of Asheville, North Carolina, How to Human Better - Jennifer Nicolaisen can also travel to officiate weddings across North Carolina, including service to cities such as Raleigh and Charlotte.

Services Offered
This officiant focuses on real and deliberate wedding ceremonies for couples. Rather than having a wedding for the social normalcy of it, Nicolaisen helps couples focus on their growth together and love for one another during this special and intimate new beginning. She officiates ceremonies anywhere from under 30 minutes to around 60 minutes long. She can speak English, French, Spanish, or Chinese for a couple’s wedding day. She has her license in 39 United States and Washington, D.C. This includes all of the nearby states such as Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, and others. As a licensed wedding officiant, Jennifer Nicolaisen helps couples with counseling and customized vows. She works with couples of any religion to officiate:

  • Civil unions
  • Interfaith ceremonies
  • Non-religious ceremonies
  • Rehearsals
  • Single-religion ceremonies
  • Vow renewals

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  • Jennifer is incredible. We chose to elope because we wanted an intimate celebration that allowed us the space to fully focus on our unique relationship and the love we share. Jennifer brought this vision to life in the most wonderful way. We initially met less than 1 month before the wedding, yet by the end, she felt like a close friend. She has a knack for “seeing” people. She quickly gained an understanding of our personalities, values, and who we are as a couple and ultimately weaved it all into a ceremony that was heartfelt, personal, and full of thoughtful details. I also can’t say enough good things about the pre-ceremony grounding session. It helped ease my worries/anxieties, sparked positive vibes, and enabled us to fully immerse ourselves in all the experiences of the day. I am so grateful that fate led us to Jennifer. There are no words for how much I appreciate the work and care she put into creating the perfect day for us and the emotional support she provided from be... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Officiant

    What is the typical price for your wedding services?

    $ 985.00

    Which of the following are included in the price?

    Ceremony Rehearsal, Premarital Counseling

    What is the starting price for your wedding services?

    $ 630.00

    Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?


    What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

    $ 80.00

    What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

    Non-religious, Interfaith, Ceremony Rehearsal, Vow Renewal, Civil Union, Single Religion

    What religious affiliations do you serve?

    Agnostic, Anglican, Baha'i Faith, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Earth-Based, Episcopalian, Evangelical, Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Mormon, No Denomination, Orthodox Christian, Pagan, Presbyterian, Quaker, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist, Unitarian

    On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

    Less than 30 mins., 30-60 mins.

    In which states are you licensed?

    AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MI, MS, MO, NE, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

    What languages do you speak?

    Chinese, English, French, Spanish

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