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Translating

July 30, 2021

All language has baggage. It’s the nature of language. So, we adjust and shift, and try our best to rearrange language to better convey the truth beneath those pesky, heavy, baggage-laden words. It’s not always an easy or pretty process, but isn’t the process the point? The grappling and adjusting. The exchange of new words, […]

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“The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an […]

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Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

On Marriage BY KAHLIL GIBRAN Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master? And he answered saying: You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. […]

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News, Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

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

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

So many articles and posts and conversations about the global pandemic. Frankly, I asked my PR Director, René, if we could find something else to write about. Maybe merely as an escape hatch for myself. But, true to her expert form, René insisted, and she was right. We do need to keep talking about weddings […]

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A Day in the Life, Telling the Story of Marriage

Sarah and I have been trying to write a blog about grounding for over three weeks. Now we are sitting together cursing technology, and are far from grounded. Our feet are actually on the desk while we think about our deep desire for pedicures and cocktails. Yep. We are keeping it real over here at […]

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Our Growing Team!

July 3, 2020

Hey World! Want to read something fun? Want some good news? Well, we have some over here.  I am excited for all of you to meet our newest team member. Liz Bailey, client liaison/sage-burner/loud car singer, is the newest member of our Central Ceremonies family. You will get to know her as your first contact […]

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A Day in the Life, News

Rain was scheduled this past weekend in Austin. In fact, at one point the forecasters were preparing us for monsoons and Wizard of Oz tornadic events. For my couple, the weather was one more thing on a long list of challenges leading up to May 16, 2020, their wedding date. Now, small teaching moment: What […]

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A Day in the Life, Couples Spotlight: Happily Ever After, News, Telling the Story of Marriage

“Does this photo make me look weird?” Well, of course it does. It’s a snapped screenshot of Sam. I took it at his recent wedding. It was a virtual sort of affair. No, wait. No sort of . . . it was a virtual affair! And so was Cameron’s recent wedding. And my next wedding will […]

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

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