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Authentic

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, to our way of being in the world. It is a word […]

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News, 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

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

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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News, Premarital Advice

Much is different these days, and we may never return to how things were before Covid-19. But we will adapt, change, and overcome; weddings included. There will be a day when we all are together again celebrating marriage, but even when that time comes, it likely won’t be how we did it before. And in […]

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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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