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Your wedding ceremony-Your Day, Your Way!!

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Often during the interviewing process (via phone, email or text) I'm asked, "how long or how much time does the ceremony take?", great question.

My simple answer is generally 15-20 minutes, yet it will totally be up to you as a couple what you desire within your ceremony and how long you'd like it to be. Remember, it goes so fast the actually day, ceremony and reception compared to all the time and planning you have now invested into this glorious day.

Typically, I send to my couples several samples for their review; reminding them to keep in mind they can add, subtract, cut, and paste till they have a perfect sonnet that represents them as an individual and now becoming a married couple.

How to choose a officiant for your LGBTQ wedding ceremony

As a non-denominational officiant I have had the pleasure  and honor in serving all blends of couples who have wedded.  My experience is that couples across the board including LGBTQ couples have many similarities when planning their wedding as "traditional" weddings . I emphasize the word traditional because for years the country placed man and a woman as the only couples getting marrying titling them bride and groom (this still could be to your wedding, but it is not necessary  always the case in LGBTQ weddings).

LGBT Wedding- Wedding Officiant Thoughts

First and foremost, I believe there is no one vendor or DYI tip or trick that is all inclusive of anyone's marriage/relationship preferences. Yet, what is apparent across the board by all couples about to marry is the desire to create a special and magical wedding day. Working with professionals that have your best interest at heart is extremely important. Professionals that bring easy to the couple's wedding day  when tempers can be short (you have worked really hard to get here), months of planning is final here and your deep desire for it to be perfect for you and your guest.

Wedding Ceremony 101

Wedding Ceremony 101
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Wedding ceremonies can be traditional or as unique as each couple. If you want a ceremony created especially for you, make sure you choose an officiant who acts as a guide and co-creator, rather then a director.
 
There is no specific way or design that has to be done within your ceremony. There are just few standard lines the officiant needs to incorporate into your ceremony (we will address them later in this article) yet for the most part it is all about your sonnet from one heart to the other.

Lavendar- Summer wedding thoughts


Jordan Strohl, shares lavender wedding ideas. Lavender is a very calming color and fragrance, exactly what the doctor orders in the whirl spin of planning and finalizing your wedding day details.

From wedding day attire, table settings, cake and wedding party are included in Jordan's article.
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This is a great look for beach weddings.

I love this simple yet elegant idea using french maroons. They come in so many colors and can easily be  purchased at Costco.

Elegant Emerald Green Wedding Details

This is a lovely little article by Sarah Pierce featured on MyWedding.com

Emerald Green can such a classy beginning of spring look or late summer towards autumn.








Beach Wedding Locations

Our southern West  Coast Beaches are saught after by many for their wedding destinations. Throughout the years I have had the honor and pleasure working with many couples coming here from out of the area and state. This page is dedicated to your commonly asked question when trying to plan a beach wedding.

When deciding on a beach wedding keep in mind there can be permit cost involved and usually a limitation of how many people can be in attendance.

If you are planning a small and intimate wedding there are numerous coves and location you can be married at without permit costs.

Officiant 101

Officiant 101

Your ceremony is the spiritual heart and soul of your wedding day.  Many couples initially are intimidated when interviewing an officiant; however, remember this is your special day.
Before you identify officiants to interview be clear as a couple what you are looking for. Deciding what is important to you is the first step to identifying the right person for your ceremony. Before meeting with the officiant take time as a couple to discuss what you are looking for and the questions you need answered.

Wedding Ceremony 101

Wedding Ceremony 101
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Couples are surprised to find there is no mandatory design for a wedding ceremony.  Ceremonies can be traditional or as unique as each couple; it’s your day – you can have it your way.
 
 
Although there are a few standard lines an officiant needs to incorporate into your ceremony, for the most part it is all about your sonnet from one heart to another.  If you want a ceremony created especially for you, make sure to choose an officiant who acts as guide and co-creator, rather than a director.

Double Wedding Casting Call

Wedding Couples, Family and Friends to the newly engaged couple/s- Please pass this onto to them. It may be a unique and creative way to have the wedding of your dreams.

My late husband and good friends of ours decided to share our wedding day together. It was the best! We both knew many of the same family and friends so it made perfect sense. It was such a great adventure and so much  fun doing it with another bride/couple. We had our own bridesmaids and groomsmen, we shared the main cake and had our own small cakes, shared the cost of food, decorations and such.