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Family Traditions

Creating Memories with your New Family Did you get married this year and it’s your first Christmas as a Mr. and Mrs.? Or are getting married next year? Regardless, it is important to think about your own family traditions as a new family unit as well as how you are going to honor time with…

Transforming Your Space

Draping, Flowers, and Lighting You’ve toured some wedding venues during the week and you just haven’t found the space that feels perfect for you. Is it because you’re having a hard time picturing what the space will look like when it’s decorated? Are the plain walls putting up a wall in your mind? Let’s look…

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Unity Ceremony

Different ways to represent your new family Every couple wants to make your wedding ceremony uniquely yours to represent your union and your own personalities. Integrating a unity ceremony into your wedding is a great way to do this. History of the Unity Ceremony The unity ceremony is grounded in Christian faith. A bride and…

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Do I Need a Wedding Videographer?

What is the true value in a videographer? You are combing through your wedding budget trying to prioritize things that are important to you and figure out where you can cut costs. Is a wedding videographer essential to your wedding? Is this something you really need? Will you ever watch the video? Some people will…

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You Just Got Married.. Now What?

Changing Your Last Name You spent months planning your wedding. You are excited to start your life together. As you are establishing your family, you want to share a last name. The exercise of a woman changing her last name has lots of steps and can be time consuming. Make a list You have your…

Wedding Gown Trains

Setting a wedding gown apart from the other dresses Sunday morning I heard a sermon about Isaiah 6. The first verse speaks of “the train of his robe filled the temple.” The train in this verse is part of the symbolism of the Lord’s great wealth and helps to show how majestic He is on…

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Celebrating Christmas

Sharing Christ’s Love I hope everyone had a great Christmas. For many people Christmas is a time of joy and love. For others, it may be hard especially if it is the first Christmas without a loved one. Our family focuses on the true meaning of Christmas and tries to not get caught up in…

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Wedding Vows

The words to represent your union Have you started to think about your wedding vows yet? Are you going to use traditional wedding vows or write your own? There are so many different directions you can go with your vows.  Traditional Wedding Vows Weddings are largely built on tradition. Wedding vows as we know them…

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Wedding Invitations

First Impressions of Your Day With modern weddings, few things have changed more than the invitations. There are so many options today. Let’s talk about why invitations are important and look at some of your options. Amanda Mays Photos took the photo of the wedding invitation suite that I featured with today’s blog. Isn’t it…

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Wedding planning checklist

A month by month breakdown You spent months or years dating, and he popped the question. Now it’s time to plan your wedding. You want to have a day that is uniquely yours. This day will celebrate your love and the union of your family. It will be one of the few times in your…