Want to Get Married Outdoors? No Sweat!
There are lots of reasons to be married outdoors, and you don’t have to be limited to the hot summer months! With contingency plans, you can tie the knot in the great outdoors during any time of year (yes,... Read More
The Promise of Love
Long−term committed relationships are as common for gay and lesbian couples as they are for heterosexual couples. Over the years, I’ve performed a number of commitment ceremonies for same−sex couples. With the legalization of same−sex marriages in California, this is... Read More
Wedding Customs From Around The World
Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com Whether you’re just curious how other couples celebrate their wedding day around the world or want to add a little international pizzazz to your wedding-below you’ll find a collection of global... Read More
When Caroline called her best friend, Denise to invite her to be maid of honor at her wedding, she had no idea Denise would have a request of her own. Her boyfriend had just “popped the question” that day and... Read More
Bug Off! Tips for Keeping Bugs Away at Your Outdoor Wedding
Ahh, the sights and sounds of an outdoor wedding: the beauty of nature all around, the sound of birds chirping, the lovely sight of flowers blooming, and the swarming mosquitoes headed straight for you! While almost all aspects of having... Read More
The Secret Sauce of Great Wedding Photos
Photography by Parris Whittingham – see more at www.pswhittingham.com So good you can taste em’ Brides and grooms often ask me, “How can you ensure my wedding photographs will be as good as the photos on your site?” The simple... Read More
Keeping Your Outdoor Fall or Winter Wedding Hot!
Photography by Jeff Newsom – see more at www.jeffnewsom.com We all love those cool, crisp, clear, starry autumn and winter nights! But we should never consider subjecting our guests to the chilly air by holding our fall or winter wedding... Read More
Home is Where The Heart Is
Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com Each wedding venue presents its own unique and non-unique styles, advantages and disadvantages. Home weddings are different. Home weddings not only allow for the complete customization of the ceremony and /or... Read More
Welcome, Bienvenido, Villkommen, Mile Widziany
Photography by Milton Gil Photographers – see more at www.miltongil.com As I pointed out previously, a wedding is a ‘rite of passage.’ Your ceremony and celebration make a statement to your community of friends and family that you now have... Read More
Considering a Civil Ceremony? What You Need to Know.
Photography by Whitebox Weddings- see more at www.whiteboxweddings.com Some folks consider it the “Fast and Easy” option, but the civil ceremony wants you to look past its short skirt and recognize that there is a lot more to it than... Read More
Wedding Planner Expert with What to Wear to a Wedding
Question: Can you please categorize the different attire formalities and what each one of those mean for guests? Wedding Planner Expert, Jessica Adler of JA Special Events and Weddings answers this: Knowing what to wear to a wedding or special... Read More
I (Still) Do!
Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.annakuperberg.com Beautiful flowers, elegant music, heartfelt vows, the gathering of friends and family to witness the joining of two people. Are you thinking of a wedding? Although it does describe the elements... Read More
Kid-Friendly Wedding (Part 2): Activities to Keep the Kids Happy
If the kid to adult ratio at your wedding is a bit larger than you initially anticipated take the necessary steps to plan accordingly. After you’re sure the day will run smoothly for the wee ones (and yourself), you’ll want... Read More
Guest Blogger: Intimate Weddings on The Backyard Wedding
Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com As wedding budgets retract, and guest lists shrink, the backyard has become the wedding venue of choice for many savvy couples. But backyard weddings are not for everyone. Are you a... Read More
Reasons to Have a Wedding Planner
Photography by J May Photography In my last blog post, I spoke about the importance of the “day of” coordinator to your wedding planning team. Now, I want to talk about the benefits of hiring a planner – not necessarily... Read More
Return to the Altar: Planning Your Second Wedding (or Third, or…)
Whether you’re divorced or widowed, if you’re getting married for a second time (or more) you probably feel like you’ve been blessed with a new opportunity for life-long love and happiness. Congratulations! Now before you cue the band to play... Read More