NYPL Wedding

As I perused social media today, these wonderful shots came up from an October 2019 stealthy elopement at the New York Public Library.  It brought back such happy memories. For those who don’t know the NYPL, it is centrally located in midtown Manhattan at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street.  Only a few blocks from Grand Central Station, it is adjacent …

The Magic of Marta Zapardiel

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to officiate a Simply Eloped ceremony, honoring this sweet little family and a handful of guests.  My friend and colleague Marta Zapardiel took these beautiful photographs chronicling the anticipation of the wedding, moving moments during the ceremony, and family portraits after the big event.  The wedding was held at the Dene Summerhouse (also …

Buddhist-Inspired Wedding Ideas

Earlier today, I was speaking with a bride who said that she and her fiancé were drawn to Buddhism, but she didn’t know how that might be reflected in the ceremony.  My mind started racing!   I offered her a host of ideas including the Buddhist-Inspired Vows and Homily shown below.  Such a beautiful way to express one’s philosophical and spiritual …