Don’t Worry…We Hired Uncle Bob!

Photography by Parris Whittingham – see more at www.pswhittingham.com I recently photographed Gus & Laura’s wedding. Unlike many traditional couples, they decided to have a smaller celebration. The result was an intimate evening that was altogether personal and touching. I... Read More

Ceremony Readings and Blessings

Looking for a ceremony reading or blessing? Here are five of my favorites: To Love is Not to Possess By James Kavanaugh To love is not to possess, To own or imprison, Nor to lose one’s self in another. Love... Read More

Sealed with Love

Photography by Anna Kuperberg – see more at www.kuperberg.com The most touching moment of most wedding ceremonies is the exchange of vows and rings. Some couples spend weeks writing vows that reflect how meaningful the relationship is to them. The... Read More

Celebrations and Memories

When wedding photographer, Ken Mendoza of Duende Photo was hired to shoot an engagement party, little did he know that his photographs would play a major role in the wedding ceremony of the same couple a year later. Dina and... Read More

Expert’s Top 5 List for a Perfect Wedding Day

I’m engaged! Hooray! However, I’ve transitioned from glee to anxiety because I’m completely paranoid that I’m going to forget an important detail during my wedding planning. What advice would you give to help me make sure everything is perfect?- Marci,... Read More

Just the Right Time

Photography by Cameron Ingalls – see more at www.cameroningalls.com Last weekend I attended a wedding as a guest. This is something I do maybe once every ten years, so I was quite surprised by the ceremony. I arrived at 5:45... Read More

Options For Choosing an Officiant

If you choose not to be married by a priest, a rabbi, or a minister of any religious or spiritual affiliation, you still have many options for choosing an officiant. In my state (California), for example, couples can be married... Read More

Setting the Scene with a Wedding Program

Photography by The Wiebners – Joel and Rita Wiebner – see more at www.thewiebners.com I have one regret about my wedding day, besides the fact that my dress fell down at the altar (thank goodness for flesh colored undergarments): That... Read More

How to Handle Wedding Bloopers

Over the years, I’ve seen many wedding bloopers and mishaps. Some have been little disasters, some amusing additions that become fond memories. In my experience the most common bloopers are due to the inclusion of young children in the wedding... Read More

11-ruffle-dress-shoes-bried-groom-107415 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