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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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A Day in the Life, Premarital Advice

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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A Day in the Life, Premarital Advice

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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News, Premarital Advice

Last week we introduced a five week series based on a question Amy Mader, lead coordinator with Platinum Weddings and Events asked us: what five tips would you give a couple looking to hire an officiant? Our first tip was to hire a professional officiant. Your friends and family are there as your honored guests […]

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Amy Mader, wedding coordinator extraordinaire with Platinum Weddings and Events, and I have been colleagues for almost twenty-five years. This is pretty amazing to think about since we are just shy of thirty years old (ha!) But seriously, Amy is my Yankee friend. She taught me all about whoopie pies, the midwest accent, and Cheeseheads. […]

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Gimme a Break

September 4, 2020

I had no blog. Again. Every week my job is to post a blog on Thursdays. I have an editorial calendar. I should have blogs “in the can.” Easy enough. But it hasn’t been lately. The muse has left the building. What a surreal time. Global pandemic. Democratic meltdowns. Racial inequality finally called out for […]

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A Day in the Life, News

This month (and maybe next), we are writing about weddings and marriage during Covid-19. Back in April (remember April?), Sam officiated at Taylor and Michelle’s Pecan Spring Ranch wedding. They were among the very first couples to Zoom their wedding ceremony, so I chatted with them about the process, how they felt, and what life […]

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Couples Spotlight: Happily Ever After, News, Telling the Story of Marriage, Vendors we love

 True to our word last week, we are writing about weddings and marriages during this ever so strange time. When we physically distance, it can be difficult to know if what we are experiencing and feeling is ok or not. It can be hard to calibrate ourselves and manage expectations and emotions. But while in […]

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