Congratulations to Kari Chaiken and Adil Benjiany

Congratulations to Kari Chaiken and Adil Benjiany. This lovely couple was married on July 22, 2017. The couple was married in the beautiful Pine Manor garden. Pine Manor is located in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. The couple chose the best value wedding which included a wine toast, photos, a beautiful wedding cake and a bouquet for the bride.  Continue reading Congratulations to Kari Chaiken and Adil Benjiany

God’s Knot Wedding Ritual

INTERFAITH A beautiful (Christian) ritual but could represent any Deity /God that can easily be added into any wedding ceremony, the Gods knot is a symbolic ritual showing the individual is stronger with God at the center of the marriage. Continue reading God’s Knot Wedding Ritual

Congratulation to Maralynne Rich & Larry Walker

Congratulating Maralynne Rich and Larry Walker on their beautiful wedding in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, on September 3, 2016. Maralynne and Larry tied the knot in a handfasting wedding ceremony in the garden at Pine Manor in the everything wedding package surrounded by 30 of their best friends and closest family. Continue reading Congratulation to Maralynne Rich & Larry Walker

Congratulations to Jennifer Upson & James Franklin

Congratulations to Jennifer Upson & James Franklin. They became united as one on August 12, 2016, in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Married in a best value wedding with Joey JZCStudio.com photographer Jennifer & James exchanged vows in a garden wedding in a small intimate gathering of family and friends.  Continue reading Congratulations to Jennifer Upson & James Franklin

Nadia Thompson and Hakeem Adenle Married July 17th 2016

Congratulations to Nadia Thompson and Hakeem Adenle. This couple was stunning in both their traditional American wedding dresses as well as their cultural traditional wedding attire. Looking for something blue? Because this bride has just blown us away with her beautiful blue gown and her stunning beauty. Continue reading Nadia Thompson and Hakeem Adenle Married July 17th 2016

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….

Adding A Little Unity

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

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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Why is Easter Associated With Bunnies?

Fertility ritual? Death of Christ? What do they have in common?

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Pre Wedding Ceremonies

Traditional Mehndi (Henna) Pre Wedding Ceremonies

In Morocco, Pakistan, India, and other surrounding countries, the wedding party has a traditional Mehndi (Henna) pre wedding celebration which happens a day prior to the marriage ceremony. Much like a grooms dinner or rehearsal party the night before…

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