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Two Newlyweds Reflect Upon Their Marriage

Two Newlyweds Reflect Upon Their Marriage

Last October I had the privilege of marrying Karen and Kim Huckabee in Jenner, where the Russian River flows into the Pacific Ocean. It is a beautiful place that is…

A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

A New Year’s Eve Wedding That I’ll Never Forget

Is it any different officiating for one’s best friends? I had the opportunity to find out when, on New Year’s Eve, I was honored to marry my best friend and…

Samar Hattar: Wedding Planner Extraordinaire

Samar Hattar: Wedding Planner Extraordinaire

Last month I had the pleasure of officiating a wedding that was orchestrated exquisitely by Samar Hattar of Blissful Events (www.blissfuleventplanning.com). This was a rare treat for me, as I…

Reflecting Yourself Through Words

Reflecting Yourself Through Words

  Wedding ceremonies can be nerve-racking. As an officiant, I see my role as similar to an anchor; someone couples can lean on for support. So, typically, the first thing…

Considering Getting Married?

Considering Getting Married?

When the two of you have been together for a while, and it seems like the time is right, how do you reach a clear, solid decision on how and when…

Who Officiates: Friend or Pro?

Who Officiates: Friend or Pro?

It doesn’t surprise me to read that more and more couples have decided not to use clergy as their wedding officiant. Since the last few decades have seen a decrease…

Two Weddings, Three Days, Four Brides

Two Weddings, Three Days, Four Brides

By Reverend Elizabeth River I just had one of the most joyous times in my career as a wedding minister. A couple of weeks ago, I officiated two weddings within…

An Ideal Wedding Rehearsal

An Ideal Wedding Rehearsal

  I was part of an ideal rehearsal the other week. I met the couple at their wedding venue, the Bernard Maybeck-designed Forest Hill Club House. We discussed logistics, chatted…

Destination Weddings

Destination Weddings

The first I ever heard of destination weddings was when my daughter got married 11 years ago. She and her husband got married in Cabo San Lucas. I didn’t understand…

Title Dress Your Table for Halloween

Title Dress Your Table for Halloween

By Courtney Lake A friend professed to me that he found Halloween’s only redeemable quality as being it gave attractive people an excuse to dress slutty. However, if you have…

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