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Still Cute, Just Older

Older teens or adults children in weddings I love including children in a wedding ceremony! We often see kids as flower girls or ring bearers. When the children are the children of the couple getting married (rather than say, nieces or nephews) it becomes even more important to involve them in the ceremony. Let them [...]

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Renewing your vows

There are many reasons couples choose to renew their vows, often on a special anniversary milestone. It’s a way to say to each other, and to family and friends: we still mean it! We still love each other and we want the world to know. You may feel closer than ever, having grown and overcome [...]

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Good to know – a few helpful hints.

Most couples have little-to-no experience in planning a wedding, and why would they? Even if you were previously married, or participated in other weddings, it doesn’t make you an expert. That is why there are websites, blogs, columns, wedding planners and coordinators. Today I want to share a few tips, because mistakes can be avoided, [...]

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Flower girls & ring bearers… from ancient times to now!

The flower girl walking down the aisle before the bride is truly an ‘ahhh’ moment in any wedding.  Did you ever wonder how this ritual came about?   Historically the flower girl was a symbol of innocent, back from a time when brides themselves were also quite young. In classical Roman and Greek times, the [...]

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KEEPING YOUR COOL

It’s been extremely hot here in the Poconos for the last few weeks and I knew it was just a matter of time until it happened. Last week it did. One of the groomsmen in a wedding I was officiating fainted. Perhaps he was dehydrated, and of course wearing a full tux in the blazing [...]

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Green weddings

Much has already been written about so-called ‘green’ weddings. The idea of creating a less wasteful, more environmentally friendly wedding celebration is a good one, but not easy to do. Don’t let that put you off from making even small decisions that are good decisions. Here are a few tips: Consider an on-line RSVP when [...]

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