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 […]
Last night I performed a wedding ceremony at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown. There is something so special about that place! It feels like Tuscany in Westchester. A special shout out to Matthew Andersen, the Events Director, who makes everything come together so seamlessly. It was beautiful!
What a wonderful couple! What an amazing wedding at Union Trust in Philadelphia. Congratulations to Dr. and Mrs. William Katrina Weeks! It was an honor and delight to stand by your side as you became husband and wife. I will forever remember your tears, your smiles, your stardust.
I always feel fortunate when I perform a wedding at the River Cafe on the Brooklyn waterfront as I did this past weekend. There are so many lovely elements to this venue. First and foremost, there is the dramatic view of the NYC skyline. Then there is the exceptional food!! I love the lush flora […]
I thought I would share photos of another aspect of my work, baby blessings. One of the great joys of my life is watching a couple so very much in love join hands and hearts for life in marriage. A wedding is the birthday of a nuclear family! Then the family blossoms and grows, and […]