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One to Remember

Your special, lucky wedding date There are many reasons an engaged couple chooses a specific date for their wedding. They might think of the time of year, the season they prefer, and zero in on a date. Then, when they have found the location, they might discover their chosen date is not available and accept [...]

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Imagining a Christmas Wedding

It’s Christmas time and I couldn’t resist writing about Christmas weddings. There are many pros and a few cons to having a wedding around the holidays People love Christmas for so many reasons: there is of course the religious meaning of the celebrating the birth of Christ, but it is also a time to share [...]

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Reflecting on 2013 Weddings

As 2013 comes to an end it’s a good time to look back on some the weddings I had the honor to officiate this past year. And while every wedding was beautiful in its own way, there were some that were particularly unique. Early in the year I performed a ceremony at beautiful Skytop Lodge. [...]

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Valentine’s Day….

This week brings Valentine’s Day. A day we set aside to celebrate love, and a great day to propose or even elope! I’m not a fan of excessive commercialism, but I do have a soft spot for romance. They are not mutually exclusive. Here’s a little history of this holiday. Like many modern celebrations, St. [...]

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Highlights from 2012

In the spirit of end-of-the-year columns I want to share some highlights from this, my eighth year as a Celebrant. I officiated a wedding in the little schoolhouse in Hickory Run State Park; the couple had their first date at the park and having the ceremony where they shared many good times was meaningful and [...]

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A Small Wedding May Be The Right Fit

Having your wedding on your own terms is something couples are striving for more and more these days. There are many factors to consider: cost, style, taste, values, and sometimes for second marriages couples feel they’ve already done the ‘big wedding’ and now they prefer something more intimate. There is no right or wrong way to [...]

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Live Music Lives

At the always incredible Skytop Lodge this past weekend I officiated for a cool couple who chose to have live music for their ceremony. As a former musician this is always exciting to me. I have nothing at all against DJ’s, however. In fact, DJ’s often do an exceptional job and I love that they [...]

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Hurricane Irene

I felt so sad for all those couples and families with weddings this past weekend who had to deal with hurricane Irene. Luckily I did not have a wedding on Sunday, the day the storm really hit our area, but I did have one on Saturday. It was at the always amazing Skytop Lodge, and [...]

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Lessons Remembered…

I had two wonderful weddings this weekend at two of my favorite venues, Skytop Lodge and Mountain Springs Lake.  While we all want to have everything under control, especially on a day as important as this, the weather is clearly not something in that realm. So today’s blog is a tale of two weddings. At Skytop [...]

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