Oh how I LOVE Persian ceremonies! The Sofreh Aghd (marriage ceremony spread) goes back over 2500 years to ancient Persia. It is beautiful, sumptuous to behold and rich in symbolism. At interfaith intercultural weddings, I always explain the symbolism of all the various elements. Then we read some poetry! Rumi is a favorite. This was Mehdi and […]
After the ceremony, kissing the bride! Thank you Rosie and Nick for the honor and delight of standing by your side as you joined hands and hearts for life! You are a dream.
Hi Susanna, We want to thank you so much for a beautiful and memorable ceremony. It really exceeded our expectations and we were thrilled with it. So many people came up to us or called the next day to tell us it was the best ceremony they have ever been to! It really set the […]
The beauty of these little angels was lost on no one. After our wedding ceremony, my heart beamed as I watched these flower girls play with the rose petals they had recently tossed so that our bride would walk on loveliness.
Oh what fun it is to make my Hubby’s Valentine card this year! It is a work in progress. On canvas, the sides and back will be painted lipstick red and there will be a love message on the back. As I tell my couples, the romance must continue for the rest of your […]
I love love love the Persian Sofreh and Persian wedding ceremonies! Sofreh literally means “marriage spread”. This ancient tradition dates back thousands of years. It is sumptuous to behold and filled with meaning — which I explain in detail at the ceremony. (That’s me in the mirror taking the photo — in case you were […]
Check out below Liz and Dustin’s beautiful wedding as featured in Contemporary Weddings Magazine! D’Luxe Events was the event designer. As you will see, it was magical. It was my joy and privilege to officiate the ceremony. Thank you Liz and Dustin for the honor of standing by your side. It was pure […]
Hello All, If you are in the Baltimore area the weekend of November 10-12, I will be speaking at the 2017 conference for A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy at the Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours in Marriotsville, MD. Fifty per cent of the attendees are not clergy, but people from all walks […]
Here is Kelly and Christine who married at Winvian Farm, a bucolic farm resort in CT, in front of fruit laded apple trees. When they first came to me, I could not but help notice how their hands were always tenderly holding, touching, caressing. Not surprisingly, they chose the anointing and blessing […]
After a beautiful wedding ceremony interlaced with their personal words about one another, Arton and Nicolette— a Muslim/Catholic couple so very much in love—rejoiced in dancing a traditional Albanian wedding dance. The bride leads holding a handkerchief. The dance begins with just the two of them. Then the immediate family joins in, followed by all their guests. Guests […]