Tag Archives: Celebrant

Wedding Ceremony Workshop ~ for the Unchurched

Are  you creating your own ceremony?  Are you having a friend or family member as your officiant? Do you want your ceremony to be unique and truly personal? Do you want your ceremony to be spiritual, not religious? If so, … Continue reading

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A Love Worth Waiting For

The Moon was in Capricorn when Leslie and Chuck got married. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, a planet that represents age, responsibilities, delayed satisfaction, the hard lessons of life and the satisfaction that comes from learning those lessons, the restricting … Continue reading

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OATHING STONES: For Marriage Vows and More

Hearken back to a time long ago when people believed the land was the home of the ancestors.  Everyone knew that the spirits of loved ones who had died now guided and protected those still walking the earth. Everyone understood … Continue reading

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The Wedding Jar

Even the shortest, simplest wedding ceremony deserves to be special. It is, after all, a celebration of love and a commitment intended to last for life. It was for these simple ceremonies that I created a ritual I call “The … Continue reading

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Be Generous With Your Jellybeans

When my daughter, Laurie Neronha, was a senior in high school, she worked part-time in the candy section of a fancy department store.  One afternoon, I watched her help several customers.  Each one ordered a pound of gourmet jellybeans.  Laurie … Continue reading

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Getting Married? Let a Romance Writer Tell Your Story

September 12, 2011 There’s a full Harvest Moon tonight.  Just a century ago, much of life this time of year centered around the harvest.  This was the season when my Pennsylvania grandmother put up glistening jars of grape jelly, apple … Continue reading

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WRITTEN IN STONE ~ A Wedding Ritual

On June 21, I had the honor of solemnizing the marriage of my former boss and forever friend, Doug Evans, and the love of his life, my new friend, Mikolaj Bauer.   The evening ceremony took place at the Ritz Carlton … Continue reading

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