Remembering Loved Ones on Your Wedding Day

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of marrying a young New York couple at the Cop Cot Gazebo in Central Park.  Under pandemic requirements, they gathered about 15 family members to witness their personalized vows on a perfect autumn afternoon.  I was touched to see a traditional ring bearer’s pillow with a photograph locket sewn on.  I learned that the photograph …

Love Always Wins

It feels like the Covid-19 crisis has been going on for an eternity, but I know that isn’t true. Even within the last several weeks, I’ve been lucky to have some sweet weddings. I recently officiated a Simply Eloped couple, booklovers from Singapore. They were not only fun and cheerful, but they’d survived the Covid-19 scare in their own country, …

Magic Moments in Weddings, Big & Small

Every couple has their own beautiful romantic story, and now—after a decade of officiating weddings—I can honestly say that every wedding has its magical moments.  One never knows exactly where the emotional crescendo of a wedding may be—heartfelt original vows offered between the couple, a sentimental reading offered by a family member or friend, a deeply held cultural or religious …

Variations on a Wedding Theme

Years ago, I thought there was “one way” to officiate a ceremony. A couple would host a wedding—however that might look—and the individual conducting the ceremony signed the license. Alas, especially in a place like New York, that is not the case. There are numerous permutations that are appropriate for couples having different needs. Legal Ceremonies in NYC with Destination …

Winter Princess

One of the great things about a Celebrant-led wedding is that the ceremonies are breathtaking and spectacular in unexpected ways. Lately, it seems, there is an emerging interest in so-called theme weddings. The possibilities for these gatherings are only limited by the imagination. Winter happens to be a huge one for many couples. As such, I love officiating these events …