Love Language

This morning, I officiated the sweetest “hybrid” wedding in northern Manhattan.  By hybrid, I mean there were a few very important guests at the ceremony, but many, many more (from around the globe!) joining us via zoom.  Everything about the wedding was perfection.  The bride and groom, both artists, had decorated the roof of the brownstone where they live.  Although …

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 …

At Last! Love Re-United after 35 Years

When I come upon brides and grooms who are stressed-out about the wedding planning process, I gently remind them that they’ve already done the hard part—they’ve found each other. That prompting is usually met with an appreciative smile, acknowledging their great fortunes in marrying their beloved, no matter what is going on with flowers or DJs or wedding venues. Over …