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June 14, 2014, No comments

I‘ve come to appreciate that as a celebrant, I, too have a bucket list.  And, sometimes I come upon a ceremony that is truly once in a lifetime– it was […]

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The Promise, by Heather Berry

March 23, 2014, No comments

  At a recent ceremony of New York ladies, they invited a couple of dear friends to participate in their ceremony.  Their participation included ...

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(Semi) Homemade Memory Book…Made with Love

March 12, 2014, No comments

  Celebrity Chef, author, and “First Girlfriend” of New York State Sandra Lee has made famous the term “semi-homemade.”  In books and on ...

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Seven Blessings

October 13, 2013, No comments

Matt and Jenn were a Celebrant’s dream couple:  smart, interesting, and perfectly suited for each other.  They were keen on having a very special, ...

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    A World of Ways to Say, “I Do”
    August 24, 2013, No comments

    In working with couples on their wedding ceremonies, obviously one of the first—and most important—parts of the wedding are the vows.  Although this is the heart of the ceremony, many […]

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    Another Humorous Wedding Reading
    July 14, 2013, No comments

    I don’t know if it is the season or just a new trend as promoted by wedding experts like “Offbeat Bride” of “Wedding Chicks,” but I have had an unusually […]

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    Some thoughts on Marriage Equality
    June 20, 2013, No comments

    Only a few years ago, the idea of same-sex unions–marriage equality–was new in the American States.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts consider marriage equality early on, and in an early court […]

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    “Blessing of the Hands”
    August 27, 2012, No comments

    Arecent couple couple picked this beautiful poem, the “Blessing of the Hands,” a lovely way to close a ceremony.  It is also a perfect poem for a Celtic hand-fasting ceremony. […]

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    A Wedding Reading by Edmund O’Neill
    July 10, 2012, No comments

    My recent couple Amanda & Luke, from the United Kingdom, selectged a lovely reading by Edmund O’Neill for their Destination Wedding in New York City. Within the circle of its […]