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No Rice Allowed

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The rice toss originated as a way to wish the newlywed couple a good harvest, but there are so many other creative, fun, and eco-friendly ways to revamp the tradition.  Here are some ideas for your guests to send you off after you and your new spouse say “I do.”

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History of The Veil

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According to www.weddingceremonyideas.info The Bride & Groom not Seeing Each Other Before the Ceremony comes to us from Jewish tradition.  But there’s more…

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We didn’t have to worry about a thing

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Rev Pam from pine manor was exceptional! She guided me through every process.

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We were honored to have her perform our dream wedding

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Rev. Pam is amazing. She thought of everything, ceremony, atmosphere, and her lovely spirit were perfect.

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Equinox Wedding

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The flowers begin to bloom, the birds begin to chirp,  and there is a longer period of daylight (so it seems).  That’s the beauty of spring!  Particularly within the Vernal Equinox, which happens at the beginning of spring, so the day and night are equally long but it might seem like the daylight is slightly […]

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Something Old, Something New….

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Have you ever heard of the saying: Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.  Sounds intriguing but what does it mean? 

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Adding A Little Unity

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The tradition of the Unity candle is a fairly new one.  It is mostly practiced in the United States but is a tradition all over the world.  When a ceremony is held, two taper candles are used, usually by the bride and groom, to light a pillar (unity) candle.  In some ceremonies some couples will light the

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The Handfasting Tradition

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Handfasting, what exactly is it?  When you hear someone say – they are going to tie the knot… why do we know its a wedding?

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The Claddagh Wedding Ring Tradition

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The Claddagh’s simple and recognizable design displays two hands holding on to a heart, and usually it also has a crown above it. What this means is often said to relate to love, friendship, and loyalty.  Which in turn is what the ring stands for.

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The Great Rice Toss

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Rice is considered to be a “life giving” seed.  It is thought that by throwing it on the couple they will be bestowed with fertility and have many children.   According to http://www.ehow.com The tradition of throwing rice goes back centuries. Ancient Romans would shower a newly married couple with wheat, which symbolized fertility.

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