Jewish Groom and Catholic Bride Give Rev Pam 5-Stars

Rev. Pam is amazing! My husband is Jewish and I am Catholic. We wanted to ensure that our ceremony was meaningful – that it incorporated elements of both our backgrounds, but was unique and special. Continue reading Jewish Groom and Catholic Bride Give Rev Pam 5-Stars

Rainy Wedding Day

Rain symbolizes blessings, cleansing, unity, and a new day. In some cultures it is also a symbol of Continue reading Rainy Wedding Day

Location Wedding of Elvis Garcia and Christopher Saale, married on July 16th 2016

Congratulations to the absolutely wonderful couple of Elvis García and Christopher Saale. These two sweethearts were married at an on location wedding venue by Rev. Pam on July 16th 2016 at 6 o’clock pm during an on location wedding at the McCormick Bridge house Chicago River Museum. Their guests had a wonderful time celebrating the love shared between these two. Continue reading Location Wedding of Elvis Garcia and Christopher Saale, married on July 16th 2016

Personalized ceremony exactly how we wanted

I had a wonderful time yesterday marring a couple who have fast become some of my favorite people. Congratulations to Elvis García and Christopher Saale who I married last night at the McCormick Bridge house Chicago River Museum.

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Honeymoon A tradition or a Must?

Why do people go on honeymoons?  After the wedding bells have rung, the cake has been eaten, the vows have been made, and the guests have gone, what is left to do?  Honeymoon of course.  Couples go on a honeymoon as a celebration of their marriage.  It can be seen as the grand finale or the icing on the cake to the wedding celebration.  But theres more…

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Bride over threshold

The custom of the groom carrying the bride over the threshold is a very old one. As rumor would have it, traditional European weddings were followed by bride kidnappings.  So it was customary for the groom to whisk away with his bride and to hold her close so that no one could kidnap her.

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Ring Warming

Having a ring warming in your wedding is a wonderful way to involve all of your guests in your wedding ceremony. A ring warming is when each of your guests gets the opportunity to hold your wedding bands and bless it with a prayer for a long and healthy marriage.  This loving tradition dates back to the continent of Africa in the country of Egypt.

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Bouquet History

It is traditional for the bride to throw her bouquet at the reception and for all single women in attendance to try to catching it. Tradition states that the lucky woman who catches the bouquet is said to be the next in line to get married.

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Cynthia & Allan April 21, 2016

Congratulations to Cynthia Cohen & Allan Roy. Who were joined together as one through marriage at Pine Manor by Rev Pam on April 21, 2016 at 1 o’clock pm. They had the courthouse alternative package which included a personalized ceremony and oath of marriage as well as a ceremony keepsake and a certificate of commitment.

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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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