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Wedding Ceremony

3 Keys to Turn Your Romance Into a Happy Marriage

Anne Naylor | Posted 02.01.2016 | Weddings
Anne Naylor

It takes more than romance to make a good marriage. Here are 3 keys to consider.

Help! I'm Not Excited For My Wedding

Bitchless Bride | Posted 01.26.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

If you're not excited for your wedding, then take a step back and get to the bottom of it before you're stuck with enormous financial responsibility and subsequently, regret.

15 Romantic Quotes To Inspire The Writing Of Your Vows

JP Reynolds | Posted 01.26.2016 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

Over the last 20 years, I've officiated many, many ceremonies and while I've not seen it all or heard it all, too often I can forget just how difficult it is to find the words to let someone you love know that there are no words to describe your love!

19 Emotional Wedding Moments That Will Make You Teary-Eyed Too

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.13.2016 | Weddings

The wedding reception may get all of the attention, but the most significant and emotional part of the big day is the ceremony.  Below are 19 hea...

You Can Actually Get Married On This Slice Of Heaven In The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weddings

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something very, very blue. Starting this month, couples can say their "I dos" on an overwater pavili...

Little Guy Interrupts Parents' Wedding For A Very Pressing Reason

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.21.2015 | Weddings

When you gotta go, you gotta go. An Australian couple was just about to say their "I dos" when their 3-year-old son Hudson had a very important reques...

8 Wedding Chuppahs With Serious 'Wow' Factor

Amy Child Marella | Posted 11.11.2015 | Weddings
Amy Child Marella

Chuppahs, or wedding canopies, are a gorgeous Jewish wedding tradition, and we love the creativity they allow when it comes to design.

How To Avoid The Dreaded 'Ugly Cry' At Your Wedding

Camille Abbott | Posted 11.09.2015 | Weddings
Camille Abbott

We've all seen the photos; black rivers of mascara streaming down the bride's cheeks while her groom is gulping for air like a fish out of water. It's not the most elegant look. It's also one of the most common concerns that my wedding couples have about their wedding ceremony; "how do I stop myself from ugly crying?"

20 Eye-Catching Ideas For Your Ceremony Backdrop

Bridal Guide | Posted 10.26.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Adding a backdrop behind the spot where you'll exchange your vows helps draw all of your guests' eyes front and center.

6 Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding Flowers

Amy Child Marella | Posted 09.10.2015 | Weddings
Amy Child Marella

Beautiful flowers will make your wedding day everything you've ever dreamed of. Budget for this cost when you first start planning your event and meet with your florist early on! Give both yourself and your florist enough time to create the perfect arrangements for your wedding day.

9 Heartfelt Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony

JP Reynolds | Posted 08.11.2015 | Weddings
JP Reynolds

Remember: people go to a ceremony hoping that it won't be too long or too boring. A personalized ceremony allows people to feel rooted and renewed and refreshed. It's all about providing people the opportunity to give you that big, tight "hug" -- and so bless, and confirm your union!

The One Surefire Way To Have An Unforgettable Wedding

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

All of us are invited to a lot of parties, even really fun ones. However, we almost never get to witness and participate in rituals that focus on the love, hope and commitment represented by a wedding.

Choosing Love in a Life of Loss

Jesua | Posted 07.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jesua

This is the writing I shared last Saturday, July 25th, in Ashland, Oregon, at the profoundly moving re-commitment ceremony of my dear friends, Victori...

100 Beautiful Outdoor Spaces For The Wedding Ceremony Of Your Dreams

Bridal Guide | Posted 06.02.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

There's something so effortlessly romantic about an outdoor wedding ceremony.

How to Get the Best Wedding Pictures

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

Aside from choosing the right photographer, there are a number of specific things that you can do to support your photographer in doing his or her job really well.

Wedding Sand Ceremony Helps Blend Familes Together

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 03.27.2015 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

By many accounts, the sand ceremony originated in Hawaii. It is said that a couple would stand on the beach to be married. During the ceremony the officiant would tell each partner to scoop a handful of sand from where the other stood, and would guide them in pouring the sand, together, into one container.

The 10 Most Popular Places To Say 'I Do'

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.10.2015 | Weddings
Conde Nast Traveler

The peak of engagement season -- that annual rush of proposals between Thanksgiving and New Year's -- is winding down, which means it's time for couples to start planning the big day.

The Ultimate Wedding Ring Exchange

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

The exchange of wedding rings typically occurs immediately after the sharing of wedding vows. It is a symbolic ritual in which marriage partners place a ring on their partner's finger to create a physical reminder of the sacred vows they have exchanged.

Six Tips to Incorporate Your Faith Into Your Wedding Day

Ashley Reccord | Posted 10.29.2014 | Weddings
Ashley Reccord

So for all you wedding-planning brides out there, take a step back from discussing the seating chart with your future mother-in-law and consider these fun, trendy ideas on how to incorporate your faith into the modern wedding of your dreams.

8 People You Won't Want To Invite To The Big Day (But Have To!)

The Knot | Posted 10.23.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

Unwanted guests don't have to ruin your big day -- as long as you know where to put 'em. Meet the top eight nuisances and troublemakers you'll invite (and learn how you can minimize the damage).

Not Interfaith Marriage, Two-Faith Marriage

Abraham Gutman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Abraham Gutman

Many American Jewish leaders fear that interfaith relationships will be the downfall of the Jewish community. But from the perspective of a Jewish guy that fell in love with a Christian girl, my marriage is not the problem. The Jewish community is.

5 Different Ways To Say Your Wedding Vows

Natasha Burton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

Vows are, obviously, a big deal. I'd argue that they're actually the most important part of the wedding. For all the couples out there who want to write their own vows... but don't actually want to write their own vows, here are some alternative ideas that will be just as meaningful.

Watch This Bride And Groom Take Their Wedding Kiss To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings

Alexis Tyler and Tomy Szczypiorski decided to seal their wedding vows with more than just a kiss when they tied the knot in Highgate Springs, Vt. this...

14 Quotes About Soulmates To Bring Some Love Into Your Day

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Here are some of the favorite famous quotes about love and soulmates collected and used in weddings over the years.

A Recipe For A Good Marriage

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 05.24.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

I have blended some marital wisdom in the nondenominational reading, "Recipe For A Good Marriage." Couples sometimes ask me to read it as part of their wedding ceremony.