Midwest Wedding Destination Intimate and Fun at Pine Manor Chicago

Romantic, beautiful, 5 star and FUN! Plan a destination wedding on a limited budget in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Pine Manor, A totally different wedding experience. Continue reading Midwest Wedding Destination Intimate and Fun at Pine Manor Chicago

Minimalist Wedding

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.” Continue reading Minimalist Wedding

A Wedding Ceremony For Long Time LGBT Partners

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 your wedding. Continue reading A Wedding Ceremony For Long Time LGBT Partners

No Rice Allowed

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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Something Old, Something New….

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

Garden vs Courthouse?

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  Continue reading Garden vs Courthouse?

Get Married On Mother’s Day

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 your childhood toys.

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A Love Story

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 30 years – a Chicago LGBT love story.

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