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October 21, 2017

Should My DJ Serve as Master of Ceremonies?

Should My DJ Serve as Master of Ceremonies?There has been a lot of ambiguity when it comes to deciphering between the roles of a wedding DJ and a Master of Ceremonies. In most instances, they are seen as one-in-the-same, especially when viewed within the context of a wedding celebration. For those who are searching for […]

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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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March 10, 2017

Great Webinar, Amazing Panel!

Elaine WaySeattle Wedding OfficiantsFacebook Profile Chaplain Dale AmundsenChaplain Dale WeddingsFacebook Profile Amber BartzCelebrations by AmberFacebook Profile ​ Another webinar “in the can” as they say…. I had a terrific experience early this afternoon after spending some quality time with 3 amazing guests. I cannot rave about them enough. We tackled through some hurdles, spent time in […]

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February 24, 2017

My Gay Wedding 411

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My Gay Wedding 411 aired on February 23, 2016 from 12pm – 1pm PST. As seen top right to left are: Rev. Mary Calhoun, Frank Harlan, Lani Catherine [moderator], Mauro Walden-Montoya, and Santiago A. Naranjo [host]Wow, I can’t believe it’s over! Our first official webinar was an awesome experience… and completely exhilarating! In many ways, […]

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January 20, 2017

Seattle Wedding Show A Huge Success!

The energy on the convention floor was absolutely electric this year! With over 400 vendors participating, and over 6,000 attendees at the Seattle Wedding Show, there is no doubt that this event was a smashing success. Me and my team had a fantastic time meeting many new engaged couples throughout the Pacific Northwest as well as […]

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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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June 26, 2015

Today Is a Historic Day!

In a few days we will celebrate 46 years since the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn. The fight for equality has been a long and arduous one… but today we celebrate! Today this country gets a little closer toward Peace… toward Love… toward Equality. God bless the United States of America!

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