Ceremonies

Your wedding day is the beginning of a journey filled to the brim with the essence of life that you are choosing to live out together. Let your ceremony be a reflection of who you are and an invitation to love into who you are becoming.

I specialize in custom-crafted, personalized wedding ceremonies for all people: LGBTQ, Straight, Faith-based, Interfaith, and Spiritual-but-not-religious.Custom-Made-Wedding-Bands

I celebrate YOU and will create the ceremony that allows you to share your love for each other with your guests, whether you have 2 witnesses or 500.

Scroll down to see photos and read reviews from some of my clients!

I also offer Pre-marital Counseling for those couples seeking to start off with some extra tools in the relationship toolbox.

Additionally, I create personalized ceremonies for:

  • Funerals and Memorial Services
  • Baby Blessings
  • Rites of Passage
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Rev. DiAnna Ritola Reviews


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Suki and Drew - Asheville wedding

Suki & Drew

“We had a fantastic experience having DiAnna officiate at our wedding three weeks ago. We probably weren't the easiest couple to marry since we contacted her a little more than a WEEK before our intended wedding date. We explained that we were flying in from Seattle and were hoping to have a somewhat spontaneous semi-elopement with only our immediate families attending. Her enthusiastic response to our nontraditional plans made us feel confident that everything would work out well. With so little time to plan we found it very helpful that DiAnna didn't just tell us how the ceremony would be but gave us nice options which provided the framework for the simple yet personal ceremony we had hoped for. On our wedding day we were so happy that DiAnna's fun easygoing spirit embodied just how we wanted the day to feel. We loved that she was ready to roll with what the day was bringing (a slightly late schedule, pouring down rain for an outdoor ceremony etc). If we had 6 months to plan our wedding we wouldn't change a thing, we highly recommend DiAnna.” ~ Suki & Drew
Ashley & Drew

Ashley & Drew

Rev. DiAnna was marvelous! On first meeting she was warm, inviting and felt like family, a kindred spirit. Her radiant smile matches her bright personality. She took great interest in listening to our vision for the ceremony and truly spent time collaborating with us in person, through a well thought-out questionnaire and emails as we were not locals. Our theme was a 1920s jazz era and Rev. DiAnna showed up with the perfect outfit and playfully adorned a beaded head-piece that Ashley custom made, dazzling the guests. She was all in, ready to bring her pizzazz and peace to the sacred service. Her personality and charm was respectable, soothing, honorable, and commanded positive attention in a way that was selfless and also fun and entertaining. She brought light, levity and synchronicity to our ceremony, reverence to our words, and honored our choice to use symbolism and rituals during the ceremony. This made it unique and we felt that it was completely authentic to us and still made our family and friends, from various walks of life, feel comfortable and included. Everyone was able to have a sensory overload of all things love. There was a ton of laughter, depth and glory while keeping the most important part at the forefront- the fact that we were sharing our spiritual vows and sacred bonds to cherish and love each other for aeons. We hope you give yourselves this incredible gift of experience, knowledge, passion and charisma and chose Rev. DiAnna for your service. Everyone will be impressed, and you'll always have phenomenal memories of the most important part of the wedding or any other event. ~ Ashley and Drew
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Lesbian wedding officiant in Asheville

Marybeth & Kristi

Rev. DiAnna is professional, very organized and punctual with everything. We were communicating largely through email because we were in a different state than where the ceremony was to take place. Rev. DiAnna made sure we took care of everything. She worked with us to give us a unique and meaningful ceremony. She did a beautiful job with the ceremony! I highly recommend Rev. DiAnna; she will work hard to give you a wonderful, personalized wedding ceremony! ~Kristi & Marybeth
Amy & Jayson

Amy & Jayson

We couldn't have asked for a better Officiant. When we first met Rev DiAnna, it was like meeting up with an old friend. I felt comfortable with her immediately. We asked for a fun, light-hearted and quick, but meaningful ceremony and that was exactly what we got. So many of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and my mom said it seemed like Rev DiAnna had known us for years. I would highly recommend Rev DiAnna to anybody looking for an officiant. She has charisma, stage presence and from how organized the rehearsal was I knew the actual event was going to be a success and it was. We can't say enough good things about Rev DiAnna Ritola!!!
Amy & Jayson Landers
Kim & Corleon

Kim & Corleon

Rev. DiAnna is possibly the best decision we made while planning our wedding. From our very first meeting, we felt completely comfortable talking to her and allowing her into our relationship and one of the biggest days of our lives thus far. She was incredibly receptive to our feedback of what kind of ceremony we were hoping for, and she executed it perfectly. Everyone, to this day, is still talking about how great she was and how our day wouldn't have been the same without her. It truly wouldn't have been. Rev. DiAnna - we are so grateful for you and the role you played in our wedding day. Thank you!!! ~ Kim & Corleon
Cheryl & Greg

Cheryl & Greg


"It was a true joy to work with DiAnna. My husband and I liked her instantly upon meeting her and felt a personal connection right away. She was not only professional and fun, she met with us several times at our request to personalize our ceremony. I enjoyed every moment of the ceremony and at times couldn't tell if she or I were smiling more. The specialized part of our ceremony, her own version of Hallelujah, the welcome and the love message were perfect for us. Her presence, her positive energy and her professionalism (without the starch) was incredible. It was everything my husband and I wanted. I wholeheartedly recommend Reverend DiAnna!!!!" ~Cheryl & Greg
Photo Credit: jenyusonphotography.com
Stephanie & Robbie

Stephanie & Robbie

"DiAnna is a beautiful person inside and out. She helped us to understand how a ceremony that is non-religious but still somewhat spiritual looks like. She is fun-loving and outgoing, charismatic and above all else, so passionate about her work."
Nana & Tom

Nana & Tom

DiAnna brought the heart and soul to our marriage ceremony. She was funny, collaborative, and more than willing to 'go off book' where we wanted. Truth be told, we were off-book for the whole thing! She tailor-made a completely unique ceremony that fit us so well. I can't tell you how many people at the wedding (and after!) have told us how perfect it was. Tom and I keep humor at the center of our relationship, and DiAnna most definitely rose to the task of sharing that with our family and loved ones. Having a person who was so invested in us, and who so obviously listened and cared about us, made our day that much more special. ~Nana and Tom Griffin
Asheville wedding officiant

Jill & Jude


“We were overjoyed to have Rev. DiAnna Ritola do our wedding. As soon as we met her, we knew if we ever wanted to get married, that she would be the minister for us. She was a good sport considering the cold (with the unexpected winter weather - 25 degrees and snowing - Hell was trying to freeze over, we are sure), has a wonderful sense of humor, and a great understanding of what it takes to make an event special. Between all of our ideas for what a "simple, unelaborated ceremony" would look like, we pulled it off and in record time. (There was only a week between the proposal and the wedding.) We had lots of compliments on how great it was. She helped to make the event special.” Jill & Jude

Congratulations, Heather and John Gaeddert

                    DiAnna was absolutely wonderful. My husband and I planned our elopement with her from out of state, but we never felt very far away from DiAnna at all! DiAnna skyped with us, emailed us, and was... read more

Wedding Review: Pamela and Ed

Our ceremony created by Reverend DiAnna was a true highlight of our wedding. The Reverend crafted a unique, funny, and engaging ceremony for us. We immediately clicked with Reverend DiAnna the first time we Skyped with her. She really listened to our preferences and... read more

What My Clients Are Saying

DiAnna was a great fit for us. She had a solid understanding of us as people and what we wanted to accomplish. She was totally open to our secular and fairly non traditional ceremony ~ Mike & Kristen 5.7.16

We loved DiAnna! We are non traditional and really wanted a ceremony that represented who we are, DiAnna helped guide us to make the perfect ceremony and listened to all of our ideas and made them a reality. She made the process of constructing a ceremony and vows fun and easy. During the ceremony our 3 year old daughter decided to make a declaration that she had picked a flower for me, DiAnna let her talk and incorporated the flower into our hand tying ceremony. DiAnna is the best and we recommend her 100%!!!! ~ Kelly & Aaron 5.21.16