A Wedding Story in Flowers

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Today, I came home to a big box of books from Edward Hamilton Booksellers.  Among the finds was Harry & Meaghan: The Royal Wedding Album.  It was a fun stroll down memory lane of a Celebrant-worthy ceremony.  One of my favorite parts of the ceremony—the carefully selected flowers—reminded me that many people give short shrift to the flowers for the …

Remembrances

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Despite the overwhelming joy of a wedding day,  many brides and grooms wish to pay tribute to important loved ones who have passed. For some, it is a simple mention of loved ones during the opening remarks of the ceremony.  Others like to offer a more tangible remembrance-be it a mention in a wedding program or lighting a candle of …

Sowing the Seeds of Love

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 For those looking for an innovative unity ritual, particularly for an outdoor wedding, a “planting” might be an nifty choice. Ceremonial plantings are associated with many life events and transitions including graduations, marriages, home blessings, and remembrances. While most couples wouldn’t be keen on shoveling a lot of dirt around during the wedding, a few symbolic scoops of soil around …