Category: wedding

Engagement Stories

Engagement stories.  Everybody who’s engaged or married has one of some sort.  And they run the gamut from the streetlights-twinkling-snow-sparkling-down-on-one-knee-said-yes-through-my-tears-of-joy classic, to the totally-wrong-moment-I-wasn’t-sure-took-me-a-week-to-answer reality check and everything in between. I love hearing people’s stories and it’s what I love best about my work as a celebrant.  The gem of any custom wedding ceremony I create is when I tell the couple’s story.  Some … Read More Engagement Stories

Making Connections, Sharing Our Selves

photo by Sandra Costello Photography | Last month I had the sweet opportunity to participate in Valley Wed, a curated local wedding show.  Besides it being a beautiful fall day at a quintessential New England apple orchard, the highlight for me was all the open hearted couples I got to meet.  I love hearing about how people are thinking about their weddings and … Read More Making Connections, Sharing Our Selves

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5 Steps to a Purpose-Full, Regenerative Marriage

    Confession: there’s something about weddings that bugs me. There, I said it.  I know, I know, marrying people is part of how I make my living.  So it’s kind of scary to put this confession out there.  But I am realizing it’s extremely important to put it out there.  And here’s why: Weddings are amazing occasions – wonder-full occasions.  We pour our … Read More 5 Steps to a Purpose-Full, Regenerative Marriage


All About the Love

We did it!  The Hot Chocolate Run Wedding was a blast.  Jennifer and Shawn raised over $5,000 for Safe Passage, and they looked simply smashing in their running/wedding outfits.  Plus, there were hot chocolate and cookies for everyone! The wedding was both tiny (no attendants, no music, no walking down the aisle), and huge (broadcast over giant speakers to reach 7,000 cheering runners and supporters). … Read More All About the Love

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Ready, Set, Get Married! A Hot Chocolate Run Wedding

Last week I got a call from someone asking if I could possibly officiate her wedding, which is coming right up, on December 6.  She said it was kind of a crazy story, perhaps too complicated for a voicemail, and could I call her back.  Intrigued, I called right away, and was delighted by what I heard.  Jennifer is a friend of friends, and … Read More Ready, Set, Get Married! A Hot Chocolate Run Wedding

5 Tips for Transformational Wedding Planning

If you’re like me, when you hear the phrase “wedding planning” your thoughts don’t immediately jump to the concept of “powerful personal transformation”.  When I hear “wedding planning” I think “ack!”.  For me, planning my wedding was a rocky road.  I did not relish the tasks of choosing the venue, making the guest list, finding a dress.  The whole process was a fertile ground … Read More 5 Tips for Transformational Wedding Planning

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Thrill Ride Celebration: Fall Wedding at Six Flags New England

This fall I had the great opportunity to officiate a wedding at Six Flags New England. Laurie and Matt were such an awesome couple to work with. They were fun and irreverent, and wanted their wedding to celebrate who they really are. That meant no stuffy banquet halls and tuxedos. Instead they had a morning wedding at an unusual and completely fitting venue: our … Read More Thrill Ride Celebration: Fall Wedding at Six Flags New England