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The Sand Ceremony is Perfect for Some Couples

When something becomes popular there are several ways to think about it. It’s popular because it’s a good idea, people like it, and it works. It’s popular so I don’t want to do it – it’s too much like what other people are doing and I want to be different. Both of these points are [...]

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Rituals are the language of ceremony

Using meaningful, spiritual, or even fun or unusual rituals in your wedding is one good way to express what your commitment means to you. Religious ceremonies are full of rituals, which are specific to their faith traditions. The Stations of the Cross, Confession, Communion, Shabbat candles, as well as prayers or songs are all good [...]

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Children in Weddings

A wedding ceremony is never just about the couple. It is also the joining of families and communities. Even with an elopement, there are now in-laws, where there were none before. If either or both partners have children, it is vital to include them in this most important occasion. The age of a child will [...]

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Rituals add meaning to your ceremony

I often hear from couples that they are looking for unique and personal touches for their wedding. As a celebrant, this is right up my alley! The exchange of rings, lighting candles, and other familiar wedding rituals are always wonderful, but they can also be performed in fresh, but still meaningful ways. Not only to [...]

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Children in Weddings

Today one of my favorite things: children in weddings. The children may be your children, having a family first and getting married second is not that uncommon today. And when mommy and daddy are getting married – it is wonderful, and important, to include the child or children, beyond the usual flower girl or ring bearer. [...]

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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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Children in Wedding Ceremonies

I am getting so many requests now to officiate and my calendar is filling up. So often there are children involved, and to me, this is an exciting opportunity. A wedding ceremony is never just about the couple. It is also a joining of families and communities. Even with an elopement, there are now in-laws, [...]

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ceremony elements…. and shoes!

I’ve been anxious to write about a wonderful wedding at the Shawnee Inn a few weeks ago. I certainly want to write about the wonderful rituals with the children, and how great it is by the river, but most of all I wanted to talk about shoes. I’ll get to that in a minute. The [...]

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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. Follow her on Pinterest, ... Read Full
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