TIPS FOR WRITING YOUR OWN VOWS

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I don’t encourage writing your own vows unless you really have a deep desire to do so. Why? Because you already have enough stress to deal with in planning all the other elements of your wedding. But, if you really want to write your own vows then I look forward to helping you craft some amazing vows.  My wife and I wrote our own vows and it was a very meaningful experience and a moving part of our ceremony.  As one Wedding Officiant once said, “Penning your own wedding vows is like writing poetry, public speaking and having the deepest conversation of your life all at once.”

Still want to pen your own vows?  If so, then let’s get busy.  Below are 12 Tips For Writing Your Own Vows to help you discover your inner Wordsworth:

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WEDDING RENEWALS – How To’s – Jenn & Frank

Jenn3     It had been a year since Jenn and Frank got married. Jenn decided she wanted to surprise Frank by having a Wedding Renewal Service on the beach. Jenn graciously chose me to be the officiant, which was a real honor because Jenn is a young rockstar in this business. I think she will go far. She currently is a wedding blogger, coordinator, author and newlywed – and she’s only 24! She has written a book called The Overwhelmed Bride. The ceremony turned out to be simple, yet beautiful and Frank was really surprised!  (More photos below)

Maybe you want to say again the words you said on your wedding day, in front of all your nearest and dearest? Or you’d like to refer to history, reminding yourselves of what you promised all those years ago. Here are some Wedding Renewal How-Tos: Continue reading

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Kim & Kanye’s Wedding Dialogue

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Priest: “Kim, do you take Kanye to be your lawfully wedded husband to love and cherish?”

Kim: “I..”

*Kanye grabs mic*

Kanye: “She do”

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Advantages of a Mid-Week Wedding

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Couples are increasingly opting for mid-week weddings. Traditionally, weddings have been held on weekends because those days are best for accommodating the work schedules of guests and members of the wedding party. However, in recent years, mid-week weddings have been gaining favor. I performed a beautiful mid-week wedding a couple weeks ago in Santa Barbara and did a special one last summer in Europe. I think they are a great option for destination weddings and smaller weddings. Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Wedding Officiant // Dave Page

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Santa Barbara is “The American Riviera” – View wedding VENUES available in Santa Barbara. (Photo by David Jay)

Santa Barbara is very similar to the French Riviera. It’s has the beautiful Pacific Ocean surrounded by the Santa Ynez mountains. Both cities are extremely beautiful and host visitors and destination weddings from around the world. It is definitely my FAVORITE spot to perform a wedding!  There are many venues to have your wedding in Santa Barbara. To see some potential Santa Barbara wedding venues – click HERE. Continue reading

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Dane & Jenni Finch Wedding on 01/23/2014 in Santa Barbara

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“Dane and I can’t thank you enough, you were the BEST and made our special day perfect.” ~ Jenni Finch

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Jenni & Dane Finch Reception in Santa Clarita

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Dane & Jenni’s RECEPTION in Santa Clarita on 01/25/14. Dane, Jenni, Jessica, Dave, Carrie and Joshua

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