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Exploring Some African and African American Wedding Traditions

I’ve written about and performed the well-known and beloved African American wedding ritual of ‘jumping the broom.’ Just to recap, it comes from the time when slaves, who were not allowed to marry, created their own rituals. It is a debate among scholars as to whether the custom was brought from Africa or created here, […]

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The essentials of choosing an officiant and other tidbits

If you are getting married in a house of worship, you probably don’t need to read this. But, what the heck, read it anyway. Today I want to talk about choosing an officiant for your wedding.  Just for complete clarity – an officiant presides over (officiates) a ceremony. They can be religious or not. ‘Celebrant’ […]

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Engaged? What’s next?

Many people become engaged over the holiday season. It’s a festive time to ‘pop the question.’  Wedding plans can be made sooner or later. If you are anxious to get started planning your special day, but all means do so. But it’s also absolutely fine to wait and just enjoy being engaged without taking on […]

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