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Secret Wedding Ingredients

“There wasn’t a single guest who didn’t comment on how much they loved our ceremony, and how much they loved you!” wrote the groom in a wedding that I officiated recently. I am flattered and often floored by the comments … Continue reading

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A Baby Welcoming Ceremony

In the early weeks of carrying my baby girl around in a sling or wrap on my body, the sweetest thing anyone said to her or me was, “Welcome.” It was how he said it — directly to her, in … Continue reading

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My Inappropriate Address to a Couple at Their Wedding

When I officiate a wedding I usually start with a moment of silence. I guide everyone to become present in the moment, to offer their Presence as a gift to the couple. We acknowledge those who are not able to … Continue reading

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