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Our Ministers Go The Extra Mile

About this couple, we were working on a meeting time. They live way down south in Tacoma but are
planning their wedding up north. (about 50 miles north of Seattle) I scheduled a meeting a little over half way from my home to Tacoma.
I called several times before the meeting, sent a couple of emails and asked them if there were any changes to please phone me so I didn't
have to make the trip. Never heard a thing. I phoned them several times the day and evening of our meeting. No response, so therefore I

Personlize Wedding Vows

Yes, it's homework time. You will need to sit down in a quiet space with paper and pen and answer these questions. Even if you don't think the answer will end up in your wedding vows, still take the time to write it down. It may help you in the long run. If you encounter writer's block, first try taking a short break and than ask yourself these questions:
* What is the most single greatest thing about your partner?
* When did you know that you were in love or know that this person was the one you wanted to spend the rest of your life with?

Valentine's Day Is Coming Up

The other day I heard a good friend tell me that for Valentine's Day she purchase some clear red balloons and before blowing them up, she place either wrapped candies, small gifts, and/or love poems inside each one, and then give them to her loved one as a bouquet. How romantic!

Have You Ever Considered Chicago Botanic Gardens?

Chicago Botanic Gardens, in Chicago, IL is considered to be among the top botanical gardens in the country, Chicago's botanic gardens have many options for a romantic wedding. The spot that launches this one into my top ten is the Rose Terrace. As your guests enjoy themselves on this intimate outside terrace, the fragrance of the flowers will waft up from the adjacent gardens.

Special Touches

Instead of table numbers, name your tables after famous romantic couples. These can be real: Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn, fictional: Fred and Wilma Flintstone, contemporary: David and Courtney Cox Arquette, or ancient: Antony and Cleopatra. Other famous couples: Grace Kelly and Prince Ranier, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Romeo and Juliet, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick.

Wedding Review

Jeff DeBlase was our officiant, I was skeptical of just picking someone off the internet to marry us but when I called Jeff's cell and his answer tone was "When a man loves a Woman", I knew he was right for us! I told him that i wanted a simple, short and humorous ceremony. And he nailed it people were laughing and it was simply perfect! Its been almost 2 weeks now and im still getting calls saying how wonderful of a job he did!

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

When choosing your wedding colors for your ceremony- two colors are perfect, but three will still work, but any more than three wedding colors will end up looking ununified and very strange. The purpose of choosing wedding colors are to tie everything together, and the best way to do this is to have everything in one of two shades. Consider the time of year as well as favorite interests like your favorite sport teams, or favorite movie when deciding on your the colors of your wedding.

Back up Plans

There is a lesson here, while outdoor weddings can be breathtakingly beautiful - and frequently less expensive - you have to plan for them. Try not to be scrambling the week of your wedding to put your backup plans in place. When you choose your outdoor wedding location, make sure there is a back up plan for rain, one that you can switch to easily at the last minute. And don't think that rain is your only worry - there's also bugs, heat, lighting, and sound to think about.

Purity of the Soul

A bride was telling me, that her and her fiance have 3 children and belong to a church where they both attend. She wants to know if she can wear a white dress or does she have to wear off white. Neither one of them have been married before.

Wedding Vows

Did you know that wedding vows are more important to a wedding than the photography, cake and catering combined? The little words that marry you give meaning to everything else that happens during that day, and the promises that you make to each other during the ceremony set the parameters for your marriage.

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