Having Honest Arguments About Your Wedding!

I recently Zoomed with a couple who is having a cross-cultural, inter-faith ceremony. I was impressed by how articulate they were in sharing their dream for the ceremony and celebration.  They readily admitted they’ve done a lot of talking and have had some hard conversations. Afterwards, I flashed on a former bride whose wedding I officiated back in 2018.  A couple of weeks before the Pandemic lockdown, I ran into Anna (names changed) strolling through The Grove mall with her nine-month old …

Even More Ceremony Moments

Some people are worth melting for. Olaf, character from Frozen A real marriage believer I met with a couple who had gotten engaged after two months of dating. Both were in their thirties and assured me, “when you know, you know.” Our conversation was light, lively and sprinkled with moments of laughter. At one point in the conversation, the groom asked if I was married. When I told him I wasn’t married, a proverbial cloud crossed his face. Concerned, he asked, “you …

More Ceremony Memories

I was way early for the ceremony and popped into the resort’s café for a latte. A friendly female server asked me why I was at the resort. She became excited when I told her I’m an officiant. Like a child asking for a bedtime story, she said, “Tell me something about the couple!” My first thought was, “Why?” but I told her, “They found love later in life.” Her eyes lit up, “How wonderful!” I smiled, “There’s hope for …

10 Most “What The?!” Ceremony Moments

When people learn that I officiate weddings, inevitably they ask me, “what was your oddest wedding experience?” I’ve had many an odd experience and inevitably people say, “you should write a book!” I probably should. For now, though, I’ve written this post in which I highlight ten of the most odd wedding moments I’ve encountered. . . Enjoy! There are different ways for rings to be presented to the couple. Ring bearers are cute but it takes a brave couple willing to let …

What enduring love looks like

What does enduring love look like to you? Can you imagine what it looks like? If so, let that guide you in the writing of your vows. . .

My 10 Most Beautiful Ceremony Moments, Pt. 2

When people learn that I officiate weddings, inevitably they ask me, “what was your oddest wedding experience?” I’ve had many an odd experience (check out two of my more recent posts).  BUT Seldom do people ask me, “what was your most beautiful wedding moment?” I’ve officiated many ceremonies that I could dub “fave.” Beautiful, though, is a different dubbing. It’s a moment that made me realize I was standing in the middle of sheer beauty, mystery and life. Here are 5 more …

My 10 Most Beautiful Ceremony Moments, Pt. 1

When people learn that I officiate weddings, inevitably they ask me, “what was your oddest wedding experience?” I’ve had many an odd experience (check out two of my more recent posts).  BUT Seldom do people ask me, “what was your most beautiful wedding moment?” I’ve officiated many ceremonies that I could dub “fave.” Beautiful, though, is a different dubbing. It’s a moment that made me realize I was standing in the middle of sheer beauty, mystery and life. Here are 5 of …

Working On Your Wedding Vows?!

I just came across these three stab-me-in-the-heart quotes which you may want to weave into your own vows!

10 Most “What The?!” Wedding Moments, Part 2

When people learn that I officiate weddings, inevitably they ask me, “what was your oddest wedding experience?” I’ve had many an odd experience and inevitably people say, “you should write a book!” I probably should. For now, though, I’ve written this post in which I highlight ten of the most odd wedding moments I’ve encountered. . .here’s Part 2. . . Enjoy! Writing vows is always challenging, if not stressful. How do you put into words what is so deep in your heart? …