After such a difficult time, of late, and with the abundance of micro-weddings, many couples are looking for meaningful ways to include their guests in the ceremony. An easy and thoughtful option is the ring warming or ring blessing. For weddings of a certain size (say 20 people or fewer), the ring warming is a […]
One of the goals I embrace as a wedding officiant and celebrate in New York is creating personalized ceremonies, in weddings large and small. Regardless of Covid-related restrictions on guests lists and what not, we can work together to create a ceremony that will truly be beyond your greatest expectation. For some couples, creating that
Over the last dozen years, “love locks” have begun to appear on important bridges around the world. To express their undying devotion, lovers attach padlocks, often personalized with inscriptions or other decorations, to bridges of note. I first became familiar with this endearing custom in Paris, where they appear on several bridges including the Pont
Most of my clients have been to a good number of weddings, both religious and secular, by the time that they marry. However, they generally can’t remember much about the ceremonies in aggregate. Sometimes a bride and groom can point to ceremony components they found off-putting, but there isn’t much recollection beyond that. Likewise, while
As a child growing up in Oklahoma, I attended a traditional Presbyterian Church. During the “casual” Sunday service, one of the most intimate moments was the “Passing of the Peace.” In a service filled with folk and popular music, the participation of children, and other contemporary elements, this ritual provided an immediate connection among congregants.