September 25, 2017

Your Wedding Ceremony: Creating a Powerful Moment Through Music

Your Wedding CeremonyPowerful Moments Through MusicThere are several factors that go into pulling off a successful wedding ceremony. At the top of the list is the ceremonial music. After all preparations have been completed and all considerations met, your  choice in ceremonial music will ultimately serve as your “final ingredient,” that will propel everyones’ emotions over-the-top. Using your ceremony […]

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October 24, 2015

Grand Entrance, Grand Impression

Tips to Organizing Your Formal Introduction Opening your wedding reception with the Formal Introduction is an excellent way to start off of your celebration. It marks the perfect transition from the formal pomp of your wedding ceremony, into a more festive environment where your guests will soon feel at ease to eat, cheer, and be […]

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August 24, 2015

Bi-Cultural Wedding Traditions

Creating Your Unique CeremonyOne of my favorite movies of all time is My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)*. The premise of the movie is when Toula, a 30 year old Greek woman, falls in love with and eventually marries Ian Miller, a fun-loving but non-religious Caucasian guy. The movie explores how Toula struggles to get […]

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August 17, 2015

Answers To Big Gay Questions

Answers to “Big Gay QUestions” Download PDF Version  Now that same-sex marriage is legal in this country, many will ask how this will affect rituals of marriage going forward? Our traditions have been long-based on the premise that the celebrated were in fact husband and wife. So this begs an obvious question…In a same-sex wedding […]

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August 10, 2015

Writing Your Wedding Vows

When you’re starting out, write down everything you can think of. Write more than you could possibly need. In a Google document, buried on my computer, I have at least three pages of memories, experiences, potential promises, and more. It’s far more than I ever needed for vows, but getting it all on paper allowed me […]

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September 25, 2014

Wedding Ceremonies & Rituals….

(Original Caption) John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier cutting their wedding cake after their marriage in Newport, Rhode Island. John Kennedy was then U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Robert Kennedy at left.Recently, I’ve been on a quest to uncover the history and significance of the Cake Cutting Ceremony and the Bouquet Toss. I want to find […]

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What is a Receiving Line?

Bride, groom and parents exchanging wishesA Receiving Line is a ceremonial act that takes place when the bride, the bride’s attendants, and the host of the reception (typically the father of the bride) take the time to formally greet and welcome the attendees to the celebration, as well as receiving their congratulations and good wishes. As […]

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