Virtually Weddings are Here!

After an unexpected Executive Order by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Virtual Wedding Ceremonies are now offering a socially distance-friendly option to couples who wish to marry.  With Simply Eloped, I officiated my first virtual ceremony yesterday, April 24, with another scheduled today. Both of these couples had marriage licenses already issued by their local marriage bureau.   (A marriage license issued anywhere …

Happy Anniversary!

My friend and former groom Michael is a world-class Anglophile, and he reminded me that today (April 28) is the ninth wedding anniversary of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.  Now, almost a decade later, Kate and William have made a beautiful family including Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte.  I fondly recalled their wedding, it …

Creating Sweet Pre-Wedding Rituals

One of the wedding regrets expressed by couples, over the ages, is how the celebration–and, especially the ceremony–simply flies by.  With so much planning, fussing over guests, and natural anxiety, many brides and grooms feel the ceremony rushes by before they’ve had the chance to experience fully the gravity associated with getting married.   Likewise, as so many couples schedule an …

Golden Wedding Moments

Many—many—years ago, I was planning my wedding with the prince charming I thought I’d share my life with.  If only our marriage had been as successful as the wedding.  A story for another day.  In retrospect, I realized that I had the seeds of a Celebrant inside me, and that one of the “gifts” of that experience was that it …

Emergency Wedding? Call Me!

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health and economic crisis in our beloved country. The wedding plans—large and small— of so, so many couples have been derailed. Folks are choosing different paths to address canceled weddings. In many cases, large weddings and elopements have been postponed to later in the year, when we all hope that travel and …