March 5, 2021

Why Marriage?

“Why are you getting married? Be specific.”  If I’ve married you, I’ve likely asked you this question. I might have even pushed a little bit, following up with: “We live in a time when marriage is neither required nor necessary in our society….

February 26, 2021

Beyond Valentine’s Day

Well, if you live in Texas, Valentine’s Day seems like it was about twenty-three years ago.  We’d always intended to write a blog titled “Beyond Valentine’s Day” after February 14th’s love fest. But we never thought it would look quite like…

February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day as a Diving Board

OK, so there are two camps on V-Day . . . the one willing, and even happy to overspend on restaurants, make excuses for all of the extra chocolate (since it’s covering fruit), and pay for proposals in skywriting. Then there is Camp Cynic. The camp…

January 28, 2021


Authentic: of undisputed origin. Genuine There it is. The definition of one of our core values. A word that anchors us here at Central Ceremonies. Something we think sets us apart. A commitment to each other, to our couples, to our online content,…

January 14, 2021

Slow Marriage

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…

January 1, 2021

The Turning of Time

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…

December 9, 2020

I Watched a Wedding

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…

November 27, 2020

The Thanks in Thanksgiving

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,…