Ceremony DIY PROJECTS

Coin Bearer Container

Even though we’re having a secular ceremony, we opted early on to incorporate a lot of Filipino (derived from Catholic) traditions. One of them was both the cord & the coin ceremonies. The coins are carried to the alter by a coin bearer. I always found

Read Post
Ceremony

Church Ceremony Planning

We had a date, we had a reception site, now a church. Nate and I were both raised Catholic, but if we’re being completely honest, getting married in a church wasn’t a huge priority on our part. I wanted to get married outside with all of

Read Post
Ceremony

Goin’ to the Chapel…

So I’ve got less than six months to put this wedding together, Find a ceremony and reception venue, was number one on my list of things to do. First, we had to determine in what town we wanted to get married. We knew we wanted to

Read Post
Ceremony

Tying Our Knot – Choosing an Officiant

  {photo by Henderson Photography} It seems to be fairly normal for some brides to come into contact with a few little “differences” in preference from parents/family, or traditional vs. non-traditional ways to go about things. THANK GOODNESS we’ve barely run into any of this at

Read Post
Ceremony

Non-Traditional Ceremony Music

In what seems now like a past life, I was a classically trained opera singer. Ok, so not really. I sang opera, and I was majoring in Voice at a small liberal arts school and was being trained by someone who once was an opera singer.

Read Post
Ceremony

Ceremony and Reception Seating

So many moons ago I came across this wedding shot by the ever-fabulous Jessica Claire, and I couldn’t help but love the concept. They used some kind of blanket to make palettes on the ground on which the guests could sit, instead of renting an ungodly

Read Post