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Rain Again!?

…if it rains on YOUR wedding day it may help to remember the connection between our ancestors and the very moment you are experiencing. A couple somewhere, so long ago, whether on the plains of North America, or some medieval farmer, was rejoicing that the rain came! And if you attend a wedding and it rains you can share the story behind the good luck and help make the day a little brighter.

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Seeking understanding of world religions

Over the years I have written about many cultural and religious traditions. Along with Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Buddhism, I’ve written about Sikhs, Shintoism and Paganism. I’ve often explored Celtic customs, which I have found to be especially great for weddings, and Eastern European traditions, Native American, and various Hispanic traditions. The subject comes up [...]

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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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Rainy Day Weddings

They say it brings luck when it rains on your wedding day. But who said this and why? It sounds like rationalization to me – making lemonade out of lemons, but, then again, there’s nothing wrong with lemonade, in fact, I love it. Digging a little deeper there is a connection to rain and good [...]

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Be Prepared for Outdoor Weddings

The Scout Motto is ‘be prepared,’ and that’s exactly what I advocate for outdoor weddings. I am often amazed at how unprepared couples, especially brides, and wedding guests are for an outdoor wedding. Weather is always an important factor in how you will enjoy the outdoor celebration. Too hot, too cold, too much sun in [...]

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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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Weddings and Weather

This is something I’ve written and spoken about countless times – and for good reason. When planning and outdoor wedding you must be totally prepared. There is nothing like a beautiful outdoor setting for a wedding ceremony. Especially here in the Poconos! It is romantic and inspiring when nature surrounds us. Whether it is by [...]

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Tips for Outdoor Weddings

Outdoor wedding ceremonies are very popular, and for good reason. There is nothing more delightful than being in the beauty of nature to celebrate your marriage. However, weather issues are obviously of the upmost importance when planning your outdoor ceremony. If it’s raining then there is no question that the ceremony will move indoors, it’s [...]

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2011 Wedding Highlights

It’s difficult to choose, because I think all of the weddings I officiate are wonderful, but I’m going to attempt to highlight some of my most interesting and memorable ceremonies from 2011. Early in the year I officiated at two lovely historic locations a bit out of my normal area – the French Manor and [...]

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It could have gone wrong but it went so right!

I can’t seem to get enough of this topic: rain and outdoor weddings. This Saturday I officiated for a fantastic couple at Mountain Springs Lake (one of the great secret treasures of the Poconos) and the weather was a bit drizzly. It wasn’t exactly raining, but then again, it wasn’t a sunny day. The ceremony [...]

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