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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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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

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

“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

Call me biased . . . because I am! I think one of the most important, overlooked, and underrated decisions you will make concerning your wedding day is who will perform your ceremony. Ideally this person helps set the tone for your wedding day, as well as equip you with some tools for the marriage […]

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News, Premarital Advice, Telling the Story of Marriage

If you’ve been following along, we’ve unveiled some new, cool things over here at our business. You’ve seen our new mood board, setting a nice, relaxed, yet classic vibe. You’ve learned our new name, Central Ceremonies, capturing our broader service offerings. And because we like to keep the exciting reveals going . . . today, […]

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For better or for worse (see what I did there?!), here we are at the center of the ceremony! At the very heart of this grand affair are the wedding vows. And wedding vows are far more than a few sweet and pretty words spoken before the party begins. So, then, what is a wedding? […]

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I do! It’s a part of every wedding. I mean, the line is virtually a wedding gimmick. More than a few wedding industry types have incorporated “I do!” into their business names, hashtags, blogs, speeches, and posts. But wait a second: what do you do? I mean, in order to get to “I do” as […]

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No, no . . . not the physical address. Although that is important (see my previous post on welcoming words). This is more about the message to the bride and groom. You know – dearly beloved,  marriage is a new way of life created, ordered, and blessed and must not be entered into carelessly, selfishly […]

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News, Telling the Story of Marriage

Gather in, gather ’round. It’s the opening strains of a good story.  And the first words, the first notes, the first movements matter. They will either hook the listeners or lose their interest. Think of all the amazing first lines of great books: Genesis, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, A Tale of Two Cities. […]

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