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Minimalist Wedding

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When Less is More at Pine Manor Small Wedding Ideas, a minimalist wedding in Chicago. With all the headaches that come with planning your wedding, it’s easy to forget what your wedding day is really about  “the intimate moment where you exchange your promises for a new life together.”

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A Wedding Ceremony For Long Time LGBT Partners

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Wedding Ceremony Samples. I write several ceremonies every week and work hard to personalize them for the couple. I have had the honor of writing and performing several of those weddings for long-time partners who now can be legally joined in marriage. I hope by sharing these exerts of wedding ceremonies it will give you ideas for […]

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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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2nd Marriage

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What about the kids? How to Incorporate Kids in your Ceremony

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Sparkling Ideas

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Sparkling Ideas for your ceremony – Photography are the memories you create for everyone, even after your gone!

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Something Old, Something New….

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Chicago Ceremony Language

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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Garden vs Courthouse?

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A Garden Wedding Is Better Than A Courthouse Ceremony Any Day! Even if it rains! The wedding ceremony only takes a few minutes… but what you remember is the story your telling at your 50th wedding anniversary. It’s well worth the investment to find a little wedding venue 

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Get Married On Mother’s Day

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A Mother’s Day Wedding – A way to Honor Your Moms  I know you’re getting married, but your mom is just as excited and emotional. And if she’s not yet… just wait til your wedding day. You are moving on to a brand new experience, but your mom is left behind, with an empty room and […]

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A Love Story

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A true success story, Rev Pam marries this lesbian couple after being together for 30 years

Norma Kartes & Karen Diedrich, a lesbian couple were married by Chicago wedding officiant, Rev Pamela in a intimate garden ceremony at Pine Manor Chicago after being together 30 years in June of 2014. The video shows the honeysuckle archway, and the couples first bite of wedding cake as a legally married couple. Legally married after […]

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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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