I was reading this article online today about how to modernize and have fun at the wedding ceremony. It has some great ideas, and one of my favorites is to have the bridesmaids carry clutchpurses matching the bridal colors instead of the usual attendant bouquets. Some are a little weird (at least to me) but some couples may find bright and new ideas to put zest into their wedding ceremonies. I firmly believe that nothing is hurt by looking, so take a look at the site listed below to see if these ideas might fit YOUR ceremony. Enjoy!
This past Saturday I had the pleasure of officiating for Danielle and Guy's wedding, held at the Hummingbird Pavilion at Tamaya Resort north of Bernalillo. Danielle and Guy had an interfaith wedding with a mixture of Christian and Jewish traditions and prayers. For the exchange of rings Israeli wine was sipped by Guy and had a prayer in both English and Hebrew, while Danielle used a traditional English ring exchange for her giving Guy his ring. Guy's dad Avi (short for Abraham) sung the Seven Wedding Blessings in Hebrew and I sung them in English. At the end there was the traditional breaking of the glass under Guy's heel and we all shouted "Mazel tov!" The wedding went smoothly with Kelli from Tamaya running things like clockwork and super professionally. We are in shade in the photo because Tamaya put up a huge tent in the Hummingbird Pavilion while they are refurbishing the stone Sunrise Ampitheater. So, to Danielle and Guy, Mazel Tov!
Below is a photo of the chalupa the two families made for Danielle and Guy for their ceremony. It was later moved to the side and the wedding cake was placed under it. Very well done, Tamaya!
Hi. I'm Bishop Dave Doyle, or "Fr. Dave," as a lot of people call me, the premier New Mexico wedding officiant for interfaith and Catholic weddings. I started Abundant Blessings Wedding Officiant after a buddy asked me to sub in a wedding he couldn't make; this was in the old Gruet Winery "chapel" before they did away with it. In my parish (Christ the King Old Catholic Church) I married couples as their pastor, and even followed up with Baptisms. In time more and more couples asked me to officiate at their weddings because they heard about me from friends or vendors I worked with. Many couples wanted an outdoor Catholic wedding, and here in New Mexico we are greatly blessed with beautiful weather and scenery. Finally I took the advice of many wedding professionals I worked with and started Abundant Blessings Wedding Officiant, and have been blessed with meeting many couples as they prepare for their special day. I am honored and privileged to be a part of their wedding preparation.