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{Jump to the bottom to read a few testimonials!} Looking for a Secular, Jewish,  Interfaith or Irish handfasting wedding ceremony that reflects you as a couple!? One of my great joys in life is officiating weddings, baby namings and other lifecycle events. I believe passionately in the importance of creating a ceremony that is meaningful to who you are, as […]

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Today I awoke to the shocking news that Noah’s Event Venue, a bargain-priced wedding and corporate event venue begun in Utah (of course!), has declared bankruptcy. Most couples, Business Insider reports, will never get their deposits back, which often ranged from $7000 to $12000.  Some of these couples had ceremonies only a few weeks away, […]

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As a wedding officiant, one of the first questions couples ask me is where they can find a chuppah — the wedding canopy that is used traditionally in Jewish weddings. Chuppahs remain a popular element in Jewish weddings, including interfaith weddings, and for very good reasons. For starters, they are beautiful! They create a picturesque “frame” around […]

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Should you write your own wedding vows? It’s a question only you can answer; it’s a challenge only about 1 in 10 couples whose weddings I officiate choose to take on. Below is an example of a great personally written vow — it’s an ideal length and strikes the perfect tone. I’m sharing it with […]

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Whenever a couple has a piece of literature, movie or music that they share passionately in common, it presents such a fun opportunity to try to work in some quotes or passages into the wedding ceremony. This week, by happenstance, I finally found a perfect excerpt from Star Trek, which could be used for a […]

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On the summer day in 2015 that the U.S. Supreme Court finally legalized gay marriage, it was a day that 28 years earlier, I could never have imagined coming. That year, at the tender, naïve age of 16, I was deeply in love with a man, whom I chastely dated for 5 months. The chasteness didn’t […]

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Yesterday, I had the delight of fulfilling a couple’s wish of incorporating some quotes from Star Trek: The Next Generation into their wedding service. Who says weddings should be all serious and no fun? As someone who once had a life-sized cutout of Jean Luc Picard in my living room, this was one request I […]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM9EIbHRSh0 This is for you, all the dear couples I have met over the years — or whom I will meet over the next years to officiate your wedding. For any couple looking for a little inspiration as they plan the wedding event of their dreams, I wanted to share this tear-jerking performance by a […]

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This summer, Bride magazine published a sample budget for a wedding whose budget totaled $35,000. That total price tag is considered the “average” price for a wedding nationwide. Of course averages just being averages, that means there are many weddings that cost much more than that, and many weddings that cost much less. The writer […]

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How much can you expect to pay for a person to come to your location and officiate your wedding? What is a fair price ― a price that doesn’t seem like gross profiteering to you, and is a respectable wage to them? Over the years, I’ve had many conversations with people about the economics of […]

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