Month: September 2011

Marry Me!

  The other day, I had a conversation with a young colleague about her brother’s impending proposal.  My friend, it seems, was helping her brother step up the romance for this once-in-a-life-time occasion.  As Heather and I discussed various options of his big day, the conversation prompted me to reflect upon the proposal stores of the couples with whom I have worked …

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Wedding Vow from the Chinese Han Dynasty

New York is a delicious melting pot of ethnic groups and cultures—a Celebrant’s dream come true.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 10 percent of New Yorkers identify themselves as Chinese.  I have worked with many Chinese couples over the years and find there are wonderful customs, including the traditional tea ceremony which …

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Wedding 101: A Summary of the Order of Ceremony

Most of my clients have been to a good number of weddings, both religious and secular, by the time that they marry.  However, they generally can’t remember much about the ceremonies in aggregate.  Sometimes a bride and groom can point to ceremony components they found off-putting, but there isn’t much recollection beyond that.   Likewise, while …

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