Category Archives: Ceremonies and Celebrations

Considering The Butterfly Release

There are many ways to infuse a variety of meanings into this ritual because butterflies also represent hope, new life, peace, and a connection to nature. Knowing that butterflies go through the process of metamorphosis, serves as excellent symbolism, as does the idea of taking flight.

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Strange Holiday Traditions

Last week I wrote about infusing your holiday with your own personal rituals, and the potential to create new traditions for yourself or your family. Another recent offering was about unusual wedding traditions around the world. So I now present the mash-up: unusual holiday traditions from around the world.

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Create your Own Rituals of the Holiday Season

New traditions bring closeness within our own families and communities right here and now. After all, sometimes those same traditions over and over can get boring. While wrapping gifts may be joyful to some people, it may be a dreaded chore to others.

Wouldn’t it be great to have your very own ritual to develop and pass down through generations?

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Weddings and families – it can be complicated

I often hear that wedding planning was much more difficult than anticipated. Be prepared, have good boundaries, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Let your family help and honor them for it. A wedding is a time to say the things that often go unsaid. It is an important transition in life.

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Wedding Traditions from Around the World.

Regular readers of ‘wedding talk’ know my interest, even fascination, with all kinds of rituals and traditions. Today I thought I’d take a quick trip around the world and look at just some of the more obscure wedding customs. In South Asian weddings, the bridesmaids steal the groom’s shoes and hide them on the day [...]

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How to have a cozy wedding

Getting people together is the key. We tend to talk to the people we know at the reception, any way we can create an experience where we meet and enjoy new friends, is a positive thing.

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Outside the Mainstream

I’ve written about Christian and Jewish wedding traditions, I’ve written about Irish and Polish customs, I’ve written about Buddhism and Zen. Today I’m going further out of the mainstream. Throughout my career as a celebrant I have found that there are many interesting practices and ideas from Paganism, Wicca, New Age, and Native American beliefs. [...]

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Choosing Music for Your Wedding Ceremony

Here are some tips when considering who to hire and what to choose for your wedding ceremony music.

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When Children Attend Weddings

Here are a few tricks, tips and advice I have to offer about children attending weddings.

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Zen and the Art of Weddings

Planning a wedding is planning for one day of your life, but you are really planning for a lifetime together.
Wedding planning isn’t going anywhere, so when you can’t stop the wheels from spinning, you know its time to take a break and find your zen.

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