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White Cup, Silver Cup

January 21, 2022

I have spent the past few weeks laser-focused on rituals – what they are, why we have them, the whole nine yards. Why? Well, I am teaching a workshop on “non-churchy” rituals for colleagues at Phillips Seminary in Tulsa next week, and I sure want to be prepared. Also, two years into a global pandemic, […]

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A Day in the Life

In our sixth and final installment on tips to consider when hiring your wedding officiant, we thought it might be nice to give you a list of questions to ask as you start looking for the perfect person to create your ceremony. Of course, we have to recap the five things you’ll want to consider. […]

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News, Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

Well, in case we were wondering, yes – it is engagement season. We’ve had an uptick in inquires since Christmas Day, and our books are filling for 2022. So, before our fifth tip, a quick recap of things to consider when hiring your professional wedding officiant. First, hire a professional wedding officiant. Second, hire someone […]

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News, Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

Is it already our fourth week in this series of five things to look for when hiring your officiant? Yup. It sure is, y’all! Let’s recap the last three tips since we took a break over Christmas week. First, hire a professional wedding officiant. Second, hire someone who from the very beginning of the conversation […]

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Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

If you’ve been following along, you know this is the third (of six) tips we suggest considering when hiring your wedding officiant. Our first tip? Hire a professional. The second tip is a reminder to hire someone who understands you are the focus of the wedding ceremony. And this week? Hey, hire someone creative! Many […]

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News, Telling the Story of Marriage

Because it’s engagement season, we are offering a few tips on making some good, educated decisions about wedding vendor teams. And to do that, we are revisiting some tips from our blog. Some months ago, Amy Mader, lead coordinator with Platinum Weddings and Events asked us: what five tips would you give a couple looking […]

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It’s engagement season – an exciting time for couples, but also vendors. According to The Wedding Report, there will be over 2.5 million weddings in 2022, which is the most since 1984. So, we expect to be meeting some beautiful people over the next months. We are really excited about that! And we expect to […]

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A Tale of Two Ways

October 7, 2021

When I was in high school, we had to read “A Tale of Two Cities.” Upon completing the book, I was angry. I mean really, really mad. I’d just spent a week reading an entire book only to have **spoiler alert** the hero die at the end. In fact, I was so upset, I stayed […]

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COVID candy

September 30, 2021

In the midst of this seemingly never-ending global pandemic, I’ll admit there have been some moments of laughter, lightness, and happiness. I’ll admit to some silver linings and insights.  I’ll acknowledge that the slower pace of life has forced me to lighten up, rest more, breathe deeply.  Heaven knows I’ve needed those things. It’s also […]

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A Day in the Life, Telling the Story of Marriage

What’s in a Name?

September 23, 2021

What’s in a name? A lot, actually. Names matter. Owning them, saying them, claiming them, changing them, even discarding them – names matter. In fact, they matter so much that there’s a ritualistic quality about naming things, isn’t there? We create entire ceremonies around naming our babies. And when we change our names, for whatever […]

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Telling the Story of Marriage

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