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Having a glorious time; wish you were here!

Your date save can set the tone of the wedding, depending on the type of stationary you decide to use; I got a wonderful antique postcard from one of my brides who is in a “destination” wedding spot in upstate New York. It reminded me how much fun I’m going to have with this couple, who have both an appreciation of historic sites and a real solid sense of humor.

Help, I need somebody! (A New Jersey Wedding Officiant!)

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Repeat Roses; Spreading Joy One Bouquet at a Time

Your florist did a fabulous job; there are roses and peonies and trails of ivy everywhere. Now the wedding reception is over and those beautiful flowers have no where to go!    Actually, they do! A wonderful non-profit called Repeat Roses will connect you to a recently engaged couple who will come and collect all […]

Ring in the new

Your wedding rings are not only an outward symbol that you have made a life long commitment to the person you love the most, they can be a gracious reminder of your heritage. These beautiful rings are from a website called, appropriately enough, “Rings from Ireland“. Many of their selections feature traditional elements like Celtic […]

Something Old, Something New!

How about a wedding themed bar for your reception; something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! (We can leave the sixpences and shoes out of this one….)   Limiting your bar selections keeps the cost down (just add beer, wine and soda) and adds a quirky, personal touch.  All that good luck wedding ceremony […]

To DIY or not to DIY……

  like planning and paying for your starter home. The obvious similarities?  It  is a huge purchase.  It is an expression, perhaps, the first, of your couple style. AND you will be spending a lot of money in a situation where you may not feel that you’re informed enough to  feel totally comfortable.   So many […]

"Hold These Hands"

A traditional Celtic handfasting  can be one of the most visually stunning and spiritually meaningful elements of your ceremony.  Many of my couples include this ritual; the juxtoposition of this ancient common law rite and our modern vows invites us to consider the different kinds of promises we make and how they illustrate  our relationships. […]

Gimme Shelter

No, it’s not going to rain on your wedding day. It’s going to be a beautiful, French Blue sky day with several floaty little clouds and a bird or two, flying in heart shaped formation over your New Jersey ceremony. Or maybe not. It’s the “maybe not” factor that we’re need to address. The bottom […]

"Are you a wedding minister or what?"

My clients ask me this question all the time; “What are you?  Are you a minister, a Justice of the Peace?  A ship’s captain?”    This is the answer; it’s not the quickest answer, but it’s the correct one. I am a Life-Cycle Celebrant®, trained at the Celebrant Foundation and Institute in Montclair, NJ. I […]

Now this IS a great wedding idea!

This is from the New York Times a few years ago, but still,  how cool would it be to end your wedding with a marshmallow trolley??? Way cool. March 28, 2011, 1:00 PM Food Carts Make the Rounds at Hotels By ELAINE GLUSAC Treats at the Duane Street Hotel. Taking their cue from the food-truck trend, a […]