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Do you need a wedding program?

I’m away this week so I thought it would be a good idea to run this older piece. Why? Because everyone planning a wedding eventually comes to this question: should I have a ceremony program? As the big day approaches I sometimes hear from ‘my’ couples, asking for the ‘order of service.’ I know immediately [...]

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Tales of Moroccan Weddings

My annual January trip is on, and we’re visiting Morocco, so naturally I wanted to learn more about the wedding traditions of this fascinating country. The days when marriages were arranged are, for the most part, past. Today young people in Morocco choose their own partners, although parents still may have veto power. But no [...]

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Will the new year bring marriage?

-   If so, here are some basics to think about right from the start. Happy New Year! It’s 2017 and maybe this year you, or someone you care about, will get married. If so, congratulations. Marriage is one of the big milestones in life, one with a deep, long history. Not that the institution has [...]

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The Strange Story of Krampus – a Christmas Tradition

I couldn’t help but notice recently that Krampus is getting some attention. I wrote a little bit about the horrible Christmas demon quite a few years ago, but now I’m going to go a little deeper into it, because, well… it’s just so weird. I know, I know – this is supposed to be a [...]

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2017 Wedding Trends - for better or for worse

A new year is dawning, and because I am clearly obsessed with weddings I always try to discern what the coming trends will be – good or bad, for better or worse. Last week I wrote about the so-called colors of the year. Today I offer a few general trends that you may find interesting; [...]

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See your true colors…

- Pantone’s 2017 colors of the year Every season has a color pallet and it can bring inspiration to any wedding. But did you know that colors themselves have specific meanings? And while you can pretty much make up anything about any color, there are real historic and deep connections. For example, we know that [...]

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CHECKING IT TWICE

Check this off your wedding to-do list You have found the person you want to spend your life with – this person loves and respects you and you are best friends and partners. Check. What could be more important? You decided to tie the knot because it will strengthen your bond. What a good idea. [...]

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Taking the Walk Down the Aisle

Rites of passage are marked by actions that help connect to things greater than ourselves. They connect us to the past while moving us into the future. Sometimes the most basic of elements make the most powerful statements. Many human rituals involve common everyday things such as fire or water. That is why the simple [...]

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Creating a Wedding that Gives Back

I’m always thinking about different ways a wedding can be not only unique but more meaningful. On a day and a time in your life when you are focused on yourself and your future, it’s not a bad idea to stop and think of others not as fortunate. Charitable weddings have been around for a [...]

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Say ‘Rent’ to the Dress

There’s a very old phrase about ‘beg, steal or borrow,’ which means to accomplish something by any means necessary, but today I’m thinking about ‘rent, buy or borrow.’ It’s always exciting to see what brides will be wearing on their wedding day. Usually I have met ‘my’ bride in person beforehand, but, still, we all [...]

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    Lois Heckman is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant who officiates at weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies in the Poconos and beyond. She has performed hundreds of ceremonies and brings a wealth of knowledge to her work. Visit her website: ... Read Full
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