Date: 10 May 2013 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
by Adrienne Mand Lewin
With thanks to TODAY Style
"Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable." - Jean de La Fontaine
Weddings might be traditional, but the way they’re celebrated these days might be anything but.
Wedding Paper Divas conducted an online survey in April among adults who had attended at least one wedding in the past year...
Date: 14 Apr 2013 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
"Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry" - Tom Mullen
As Seattle wedding ministers, we at Forever, Together are often asked by brides whether they're better off having their wedding indoors or outdoors. Surprisingly, after performing over 450 Seattle weddings, we find ourselves recommending both. Each option has risks, each has an up side,...
Date: 26 Feb 2013 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
Perhaps you have wondered where the phrase, “tying the knot,” come from? The expression refers to the traditional early Celtic marriage ritual of Handfasting.
“Handfasting,” the ancient word for a wedding, was traditionally recognized as a binding contract of marriage between a man and a woman before weddings became a legal function of the government or a papal responsibility of the church....
Date: 13 Nov 2012 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
“The way anything is perfected is through practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice...and more practice!”
― Joyce Meyer
One thing that can substantially raise the fee charged by your wedding Officiant is the need to have him or her present at your rehearsal. This is a justifiable expense: sometimes the Officiant is giving up the chance to perform...
Date: 07 Nov 2012 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
Reprinted from The Economist
“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself - that is my doctrine.” ― Thomas Paine, The Age Of Reason
The case for allowing same-sex marriage begins with equality, pure and simple. Why should one set of loving, consenting adults be denied a right that other such adults have and which, if exercised, will do no damage to anyone else?...
Date: 28 Oct 2012 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
Reprinted from Bridal Guide (http://www.bridalguide.com/blogs/bridal-buzz/pets-in-weddings)
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France
We at Forever, Together - Seattle Wedding Officiants are dyed-in-wool animal lovers, and it's no surprise that many couples opt to include their pets in their Seattle wedding. I mean, is there anything...
Date: 24 Oct 2012 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
"The color of springtime is in the flowers; the color of winter is in the imagination." - Terri Guillemets
Here at Forever,Together, Seattle Wedding Officiants, we love "off-season" weddings, and recommend them to clients who don't already have their hearts set on that sunny, summer ceremony on the shores of Puget Sound.
In Seattle, and most of Washington state, everyone dreams of a beautiful...
Date: 21 Sep 2012 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
"If music be the food of love, play on!" - Duke Orsino, in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Unless your wedding is an intimate affair with just you, your witnesses and your Officiant, one of your objectives is to make sure your guests have a good time. Your choice of music, especially if you're considering hiring a disc jockey, is a major decision and should be approached with great care. The music...
Date: 17 Aug 2012 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
“Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.” ― Isabel Allende
We at Forever, Together, Seattle Wedding Officiants always welcome children in our ceremonies, and the more, the merrier!
Whether you have children from a previous relationship,...
Date: 06 Aug 2012 Blog Posted by: Reverend D. 0 Comment
"Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos." - Francis Ford Coppola
Okay, before you read any further, bear in mind that each "nighmare scenario" on this list is worst-case. I’ve included pretty much every catastrophe, major and minor, that could occur at your wedding, but based on over six years' experience as a Seattle wedding officiant, I'll add that most likely,...