How Do I Kiss Him?

A beautiful bride stood before me, a vision of white silk and flowers. Her face was flushed with excitement and nervousness. Her Maid of Honour leaned forward with a reminder for her to hold her bouquet low, at about waist level. “Are you ready?” I asked. She grinned....

Outdoor Wedding Tips…

Many people want to get married outside. I don’t blame them. My husband and I did it too. The morning of our wedding presented us with a dark grey sky and ominous clouds. Not good. However, we were very fortunate because the sky cleared at 5 PM, and our wedding was at...

Is it magic?

Do you believe in love at first sight? Couples often tell me that they had a sense, right from the very beginning, that their relationship was meant to be. Some of them were very sure, and others came to realize it over the course of hours, or days, but the sense that...

Warm hearts, cold day…

It was a year ago today that I performed an outdoor wedding. Yes, you read that right, outdoors on January 10th! I must admit, in the weeks leading up to the day I was doing my best not to worry about a blizzard, or freezing rain, or -20º C temperatures. There was a...

He’ll say, “Are you married?…

Are you planning to get engaged this Christmas? It is a romantic thing to do, and many couples choose to pop the question in the midst of the tinsel and mistletoe. You might choose a quiet, magic moment when the hubbub dies down and the two of you are enjoying an...

A Bicycle Built for Two…

Brett and Terra were married on the windy shore of Lake Huron. Their tandem bicycle leaned against a nearby tree. Brett owns the bicycle shop in Southampton. It was natural to write a love story that highlighted the bike they would ride following the ceremony. The...

“I think I wanna marry you”…

Valentine’s Day 2012 greeted lovers with bright sun and blue skies. A light breeze rustled perfectly coiffed hair and lifted bits of lace on white dresses. Thirty men adjusted ties and thirty women applied that last little touch of lipstick. Today was their wedding...

Songs of snow and lace….

Have you noticed that many songwriters sing about weddings? Today as I watched the swirling snow I was reminded of the song Hejira by Joni Mitchell. I think we can all relate to these pensive lyrics. We have our desires and our fears, our dreams and our longings....

Short, sweet and legal…

I am often asked if I do basic weddings; short, sweet, and legal. Yes, I do. They are not custom, but they are intimate, romantic and poetic. You may want to personalize your ceremony by writing your own vows, or choosing your own reading. Or, you might choose to have...