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Memorable moments from 2015

As the year comes to a close I want to thank each and every couple and family that choose me to officiate their weddings (and sometimes funerals). It is a responsibility and honor I take very seriously. It’s customary at this time of year to take a look back. I hope that the ceremony I […]

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Raising a Glass to the Happy Couple!

What’s a wedding celebration without a toast, most often with champagne? Where did this tradition come from? What does it mean? Why champagne? The custom of honoring someone through offering or sharing drinks may go as far back as the ancient Greeks, who apparently invented everything. Evidence shows they used drinks in ritualistic ways. The […]

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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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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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Four Wedding Weekend

Yes, I officiated four weddings this past weekend, and there is something interesting and different to tell about each one. No two couples are alike, and no two weddings I create are either. On a perfect afternoon on Friday I had the privilege of marrying two wonderful people at the Woodsgate venue at Stroudsmoor Country […]

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Three weddings… and a rain storm

Three weddings to talk about this past weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday was an evening wedding of course, the ceremony at 6pm. It was at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, its basically a ski resort, so the views are great. This was a very special couple and I was so happy to be […]

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Unity Candle at dusk….

There is indeed a time and a place for everything. I don’t have many rules about the wedding ceremonies I create, really almost none. But one thing I do feel strongly about is that lighting a unity candle out doors usually doesn’t work. It doesn’t even look that good either. There are many alternative symbolic […]

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