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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Vows for Your Perfect Day

March 26, 2012, No comments

The emotional crescendo of the wedding is always the vows.  So, naturally brides and grooms may have some anxiety in choosing exactly the right words ...

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Cherokee Inspired Vows

September 12, 2011, No comments

Even when couples are interested in writing their own vows, I like to provide a variety of samples for their review–it helps to get the creative ...

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Wedding 101: A Summary of the Order of Ceremony

September 3, 2011, No comments

Most of my clients have been to a good number of weddings, both religious and secular, by the time that they marry.  However, they generally can’t ...

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    “A” is for “Adore”
    August 7, 2011, No comments

    Many brides and grooms have a bit of stage-fright when thinking about writing their own vows. I recently came across a nifty book called Wedding Words Vows, by Jennifer Ceglielski. […]

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    Vows for Every Couple
    July 15, 2011, No comments

      The wedding vows are the high point of the ceremony.  Some couples choose to write there own vows, which can be very powerful–delivered directly to each other, in the […]

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    Ring Vows: Surrounded by Love
    March 6, 2011, No comments

    In traditional wedding ceremonies, there are three “sets” of vows.  The first is the “Declaration of Intent.”  This is a short vow (about four lines long) at the beginning of […]

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    Vows by Robert Fulghum
    February 7, 2011, No comments

    The popular author and minister Robert Fulghum provides the following vows in his book From Beginning to End: The Rituals of our Lives. Fulghum is also the author of the […]

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    With This Ring….
    January 10, 2011, No comments

    It is the proposal — typically accompanied by the giving of a ring — that begins the engagement, a time of preparation not only for the wedding but the marriage. […]