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Wedding Party Etiquette

Wedding Party Etiquette

It takes the combined effort of a great team of people to put on a flawless wedding production, and we sometimes forget to acknowledge that the couple getting married needs…

The Guest List Dilemma

The Guest List Dilemma

Weddings are stressful enough without having to worry about how to handle your guest list. That goes for any bride, but for my same sex couples, the guest list can…

Marriage Equality

Welcome to our Weddings, Anniversaries & Occasions section. Inquire how your social announcement can appear free of charge, or how your wedding services ad can be included at a special…

Interfaith Ministry and Ordination Vows

Interfaith Ministry and Ordination Vows

Interfaith is not a religion. It walks among the religions. Interfaith begins when we create a bridge between one set of beliefs and traditions and another. We start by listening…

Tips on Selecting Engagement Rings

Tips on Selecting Engagement Rings

(Editor’s Note: The “Bay Times” welcomes wedding and event coordinator Chanda Monique Eddens as a new columnist. In “Elements of Style,” Chanda will share helpful advice concerning all aspects of…

Interview with Rabbi Miriam Senturia

Interview with Rabbi Miriam Senturia

It is a delightful coincidence that in the last issue of the Bay Times, Howard Steiermann shared how he goes about creating a wedding. I had just interviewed my dear…

My Dad, An Intrepid Love Warrior

My Dad, An Intrepid Love Warrior

My 89-year-old dad passed away last week. He was a marvelous person – and an intrepid love warrior throughout his life. When I was born in 1958, my dad told…

Your First “Date” With Your Officiant

Your First “Date” With Your Officiant

This coming weekend I’m going to be at Gay Vanity Fair, which will be a huge LGBT wedding expo. It will be at a fancy venue with lots of top-notch…

The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

The Relevance of the Winter of Love to the Entire LGBTIQ Community Today

Next week marks the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of San Francisco’s “Winter of Love,” in which 4,037 same-sex couples married at San Francisco City Hall from February 12 to…

Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

Rose Parade Newlyweds Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots

Bay Times Exclusive On New Year’s Day, Danny Leclair and Aubrey Loots became real-life wedding cake toppers by marrying atop a cake-shaped float in the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade.…

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