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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.  …

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Love Poems

Although I’ve been officiating weddings for about a decade, I still delight in new ideas and happy surprises for celebrations, large and small. Some time ago, during the warmer months, I happily trotted off to Brooklyn Bridge Park to marry a young eloping couple, in an event coordinated by Simply Eloped. As I approached our …

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Need an 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 …

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Love Always Wins at the New York Public Library

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 …

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Surprise! We Eloped at the Top of the Rock!

  To use the term elopement, these days, can mean a number of things—a private or micro wedding in another state or country…perhaps followed by a celebration back home.  This idea is appealing to young people seeking to avoid the hassles of a larger wedding.  It’s also a great option for folks who are blending …

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