Traditional Touches to a Modern Elopement

One of the joys of being a Life-Cycle Celebrant is being able to work with individuals and couples of many ethnic, religious, and philosophical backgrounds.  I adore working with Jewish brides and/or grooms, for instance, because there are so many wonderful traditions that can be included in their ceremonies from a cultural perspective.   For instance, over the years, I have …

Virtual Wedding 2.0: A Celebrant Ceremony with Jewish Traditions

Living through this pandemic has meant that our lives are increasingly lived online, away from other people.  Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, folks were spending increasing time in isolation, buried in their smart phones.  Now, work, dating, worship and even marriage are filtered through Zoom or some other meeting platform. I’ve been doing “Zoom weddings” for several months.  As I’ve …