What Helping High School Seniors with Their College Application Essays Taught Me About Wedding Vows!

A human life is not a life until it is examined; it is not a life until it is truly remembered and appropriated; and such a remembrance is not something passive but active. . . the creative construction of one’s life. Oliver Sacks Occasionally, I like to offer a post that isn’t directly related to weddings BUT is kinda, sorta wedding themed and THIS is one of those “odd” postings! This past week I was an instructor at a three-day …

The Odd History of Marriage

I’m constantly reading other blogs, along with magazines and papers and so I’m constantly clipping and saving tidbits I find interesting. Oftentimes, though, when I return to the clipping, I can’t recall why I had saved the info or where it’s from! And so it is with this item. . . Recently, I was sorting through a bunch of posts I had saved regarding weddings.  I have no idea where I got the following, but apparently it’s a review of …

Tips for Having A Festive Beach Wedding!

@YitzakDalalphotography   Every weekend in the summer you’ll find me officiating non-denominational wedding ceremonies in some of the most beautiful locations found in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. While most of those ceremonies take place at venues with spectacular views of the ocean, occasionally couples want to actually have their ceremony on the beach.   Beach weddings evoke romantic images – and they can be romantic – if you plan sensibly. The key word in that last sentence is sensibly! …

4 Tips for Staying Happy On Your Wedding Day!

  However richly inspired by love, marriage is a high wire act that is usually attempted by two nervous wrecks who just go for it, reeling with bliss and blind with the hots. The rest is work, faith and destiny. Unknown     As flippant as that quote may be, I think it offers keen insight into the wedding experience.   I’ve officiated non-denominational wedding ceremonies for a wide array of couples here in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California …