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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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Slow Marriage

January 14, 2021

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 interest in the food we eat. There is much about the Slow Food […]

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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

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

We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones safe, in good health, and enduring these strange and unsettling days. We are well aware that many of you are in the midst of managing challenges surrounding the planning, rescheduling, and shuffling of wedding details while this global pandemic plays itself out. First and foremost, […]

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  Hey friends! Have you visited our new website? Just stop, right now. Hit the link. And just indulge in our new website. Sigh. It’s like a little spa of happy during your workday. That said . . .  it wasn’t what I would call a spa-day to set it all up. Websites are quite […]

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Chapter 3: Where did the marriage license go? Or a brief history of quantum physics We act like quantum physics and alternate universes are some radical new discovery when in fact, we’ve known about their existence for quite some time. I mean, where do socks go? This is a question for all time. Or utensils? […]

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A Day in the Life, Couples Spotlight: Happily Ever After, News

Giving Thanks, Part 2

November 26, 2019

It’s been an exciting, busy, fantastic year over here. And we aren’t even done . . . we love our December and New Year couples for all the winter sparkle they bring to the holiday season! But during this Thanksgiving week, it is customary, of course, to name some of what fills our hearts with […]

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Symbols – that’s what we say about wedding rings. But then . . . what is a symbol?  Shiny, sparkly pieces of jewelry that all point to something much deeper and profound – love and commitment.  The ring exchange is really the peak of the wedding ceremony, in my opinion. It is the ritualistic binding, […]

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