Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Though I've been
Monday, July 6, 2009
Ian & Laura:
We wanted to say thank you for being a part of our special day. We both thought the service you wrote was beautiful and it is something we will remember for the rest of our lives. Thank you again for making our wedding day so memorable!
Iva and Jason:
Thank you so much for officiating our wedding. It was a lovely, personal and very meaningful ceremony and you did a wonderful job of capturing our wishes. We truly enjoyed the moment!
Erin & Chris:
Erin and I wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you held. Many have commented on the great job you did and we couldn’t agree more. Thank you again for being a part of our special day.
Chris & Andrea:
Andrea and I can’t begin to thank you enough for helping us out with our wedding. Without your kindness and generosity, this special event would not be possible. I am honored to have you preside over the ceremony.
Kimberly & Matt:
We just wanted to say a formal thank you for being a part of our wedding. It was such a great day – something we will never forget! You were so kind to take the special trip back to Sandwich to get our marriage license completed – thank you!
Janine and Jason:
Thank you so much for all of your help. We feel so much more secure knowing that you looked over our vows and will get us through the ceremony tomorrow. We are happy to be in such good hands
Yes, our animal friends are important to us, too, and some couples elect to include them in their special service! A popular role is the family dog delivers the wedding rings to the best man. I would recommend that you not do this, however, if you're marrying in an open field where rabbits and other wildlife reside...you may never see your rings again if your trusted pet's hunting instincts kick into gear.
In the years I've officiated weddings, I've seen couples celebrate in simple and sweet ways. Add a special touch to
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Cape Cod is known for its gorgeous beaches, and so it would be impossible to name the numerous locales in which I've performed marriage ceremonies. Of course, it all depends on the weather when selecting a town beach, but there are many Inns
It's a good idea to have a professionally trained photographer, but if you've got friends and family who are enthusiastic and effective in taking photos, you might want to consider some interesting, fun and creative photo opportunities for your family and friends to share with you.
Many couples incorporate a special ceremonial aspect into their service called a Unity Sand Ceremony. In this tradition, each partner has a vile of different colored sand, and they pour the sand into a vase. Symbolic of the two becoming one, it makes a colorful vase that will last beyond your wedding day. It is also more practical for outdoor weddings, particularly in breezy areas where candles will not easily keep their flame in the wind. Couples with children often include them in the sand ceremony, too, thereby creating a family keepsake. A Unity Candle Ceremony pictured above with mom lighting the candle with her son and future daughter-in-law, is more easily performed indoors and has the same symbolism as that of the unity sand ceremony.
My father managed a florist and landscaping business for many years; I always had a deep appreciation for the work he and other floral professionals did to beautify a special wedding day event. A flower filled arbor is particularly in demand on Cape Cod where they frame a beautiful garden, water scene or wooded pathway. And of course, the bride's bouquet is one to behold. The inns and reception halls are often filled with floral bouquets. Feast your eyes on nature's wonder and take in some of the creative ideas my clients have used to make their day that much more festive!
What is a wedding without music? Whether it be classical violinists or a harpist, a DJ playing your favorite songs, or the Cape Cod African Dance Ensemble, there are a wide variety of musical options from which to choose for your custom wedding ceremony and reception. Here are but a few of the music and dance professionals that some clients have selected for their wedding day. There are so many gifted musicians who wish to make your wedding party one to be remembered for its entertainment. Consider your day to be a reflection of who you are as a couple and you'll be inspired to incorporate the sounds that will forever be treasured.
There are so many gorgeous wedding locales on Cape Cod. Having lived here on the Cape for a number of years now, it still amazes me when a couple finds yet another quaint nook where they choose to express their devotion to one another
Friday, July 3, 2009
And here are a few more ideas that clients used for their weddings having to do with the flower girl crowns, ring bearer ideas, and flower girl dresses. I've included in this posting a photo of the flower girl bringing the ring bearer, a young baby,
My wife Lianne likes to take photos of pretty things, and so photographing weddings is a natural talent of hers. Over the years, Lianne has taken enough photos of unique and/or beautiful touches that my clients use to make their special day that much more meaningful, whether it be for the service I perform, or for the party reception.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The Wequassett Inn has a gorgeous setting for weddings, with great views of the ocean from the lush lawns that cascade down to the beach. I've officiated many weddings at The Wequassett Inn. They just built a wonderful new building for children's activities and if you have children attending your wedding, it's definitely a well-designed and thoughtful touch for parents staying over at the Inn. I hear the food and the accommodations are excellent, too.