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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …