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 …

Dahlia Flowers: Rock Center Petal Pushers

Sarah Ritchie NYC Insiders Tips, NYC Wedding Pros

I don’t think there is any question that New York is the most romantic city in America during the holiday season. And, I routinely receive requests to perform ceremonies under the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Between Thanksgiving and the beginning of the year, that enormous, beautifully decorated tree is the absolute focal point of the outstanding decorations that make …

Sewing 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 …