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Slow Marriage

January 14, 2021

Several years ago I learned about The Slow Food movement. Have you heard of it? Founded by an Italian, its mission is to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life, and combat our dwindling interest in the food we eat. There is much about the Slow Food […]

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It’s engagement season. Which means wedding planning begins in earnest for many couples. Beautiful notebook planners are being purchased, budgets set, and timelines established. Well, here is a reminder as you launch into vendor interviews: don’t forget to book your officiant! You will need someone to make that wedding legal. And more honestly? You will […]

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News, Telling the Story of Marriage

The Turning of Time

January 1, 2021

The older I get, the more that time confounds me. This year has been eons long, but high school was just the other day. My children are just kids, but my oldest will enter her twenties in less than one month. In my mind, I am still a teenager . . . or at the […]

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With a global pandemic still raging, the role of “the gathered” at weddings has been altered. Our weddings in 2020 have been much smaller, incorporated Zoom, or simply been postponed. And almost always for the sake of community. Sure, elopements and micro-weddings are trending; understandably so. And they have their place. But what I find […]

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A Day in the Life, Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

I Watched a Wedding

December 9, 2020

I am an intern. As an intern for Central Ceremonies, part of what I am doing is observing rehearsals and weddings. That means, among many things, that I am pivoting careers. It also means that I observe the woman who married me over a decade ago perform ceremonies. It means that I get to revel […]

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A Day in the Life, Telling the Story of Marriage

One of the first social rules we’re taught is to say “thank you.” From our earliest years, society insists upon “thank you” as a way to express gratitude and appreciation. It’s likely a daily ritual for most of us. Think about it: we say it aloud, we write it, we bow our heads, and insert […]

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Recently, a friend from Seminary posed a question on Facebook: Without saying “I love you,” what are three words your partner says that mean the same thing? I was fascinated by the question, and the responses. As I considered how I might answer the question, instead of three alternate words, I recalled two very distinct […]

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A Day in the Life, News, Telling the Story of Marriage

Ahhh. Here it is. The fifth and final tip in our short series on the best things a couple should look for when hiring an officiant. We wrote these in response to our dear colleague and friend, senior wedding coordinator Amy Mader with Platinum Wedding and Events. Before I share with you our final tip, […]

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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 weeks. Amy Mader with Platinum Wedding and Events asked us to educate our amazing wedding couples on how to hire an amazing wedding officiant.  We were […]

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Well, if you’ve been following along, you know this is the third tip (of five) we want you to consider when hiring your wedding officiant. The first week we encouraged you to hire a professional. Last week? We reminded you to hire someone who understands you are the focus of the wedding ceremony. And this […]

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