photo by Sandra Costello Photography | http://www.sandralovesyou.com 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
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
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
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
Your wedding is not the time to settle (well, is there ever a time to settle? Topic for a different blog…) Settling happens when we don’t believe we can have what we really want. Most of us have, sadly, gotten used to settling. When we were small children we eventually gave up fighting for what we wanted and figured it was easier just to, … Read More Top 4 Limiting Beliefs That Get in the Way of Your Best, Most Heartfelt Wedding Ceremony
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
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
Ceremony “tends the inner landscape” by giving weight to our own stories, making meaning of our transitions, and reminding us that we are not alone.