Hearts & Bones
Hearts & Bones
Michael DeSerio, an Asheville based wedding officiant who emphasizes community.

About Michael

Michael DeSerio of Hearts and Bones officiating an outdoor wedding in Asheville, NC

Welcome! I’m Michael DeSerio! I became ordained in 2000 when I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Portland Bible College. Since then, I have pastored youth and young adults, curated art shows, emceed at conferences, conducted corporate trainings, served the homeless, and officiated and coordinated weddings.

Meeting engaged couples, hearing their stories, and guiding them through the biggest commitment of their lives is deeply rewarding for me. Over the last decade of officiating weddings, I have listened, learned and developed how to make each and every ceremony unique and memorable. The most important things to me is that the couple feels welcome, accepted, and comfortable. Every couple brings with them unique desires and expectations that need to be heard and validated. My style focuses on the majors like Love, Equality, Patience, Commitment and Unity, and is very supportive of each couple's belief system. I’m a strong advocate and believer in marriage equality. I approach every wedding ceremony with grace, practicality, and joy, and would be delighted to be a part of your wedding day.

Learn more about my available packages here.


I was introduced to Marty and Lauren through a mutual friend. I had no idea about their story and the literal storm that they weathered. It was such a privilege to be a part their big day and celebrate new things to come.