Gift from the Sea

When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, of relationships.

Wedding Ceremony Archways

The exact location where your wedding ceremony takes place is a very special spot and there are so many beautiful ways to make it lovely and unique… over the years we’ve seen hundreds of different ceremony set-ups.  Here are a few favorites.

Blessing for a Marriage

BLESSING FOR A MARRIAGE ~ James Dillet Freeman ~ May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. May you always need one another – not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. A …

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Wedding Wine Ceremony

A wine ceremony is a great way to add a non-religious ritual to your wedding ceremony. And with so many weddings being held at our beautiful Central Virginia wineries and cideries it is a lovely touch. The basic symbolism of a Wine Ceremony is that no matter what life brings… the sweet things (represented by …

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A Lovely Love Story

There are so many wonderful ceremony readings… I especially love readings that incorporate humor and imagination… something unexpected!  Here is one of my favorites: A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton “The fierce Dinosaur was trapped inside his cage of ice. Although it was cold he was happy in there. It was, after all, his …

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Baby Blessings

Who blesses whom? A baby is manna from heaven, a bundle of love and joy, a physical spark of the Source, newly manifest and visible to our eyes. We are blessed to be among the babies in our midst. We welcome and name the new baby with a sense of renewal and hope