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The Changing American Family

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Same-sex parents. Cohabiting couples. Voluntary kin. Children with parents in prison. Immigrant-Americans. What we thought of as the typical American family is being rapidly redefined. It is more diverse than it was even half a year ago.

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 A long - but interesting - article

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Weddings, Vow Renewals, Civil Partnerships, Handfastings and Baby-namings can all be enhanced with a celebrant's participation.
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Paul McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization, stops concert for ... - New York Daily News

Paul McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization, stops concert for ... - New York Daily News | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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Paul McCartney returns to stage after hospitalization, stops concert for ...
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A wonderful way to propose! (And I'm waiting to be invited to conduct the wedding - with Paul providing the music!)

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Hotel Hosts 4 Generations of One Family's Weddings - ABC News

Hotel Hosts 4 Generations of One Family's Weddings - ABC News | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Hotel Hosts 4 Generations of One Family's Weddings
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Call it a family tradition. Not Sunday dinner or vacationing in the same spot year after year.
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Quite a nice story

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"Unplugged Weddings": Yea or Nay? Here's Why They Might Not Be Such a Bad ... - Bustle

I"Unplugged Weddings": Yea or Nay? Here's Why They Might Not Be Such a Bad ...
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I have a question for everyone: What are your thoughts on technology at weddings?

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I am strongly in favour of "unplugged", although I accept the jury might be out in certain cases.

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One for the celebrants! Think we should make it a coffee mug? #keepcalm #celebrants http://t.co/Vh03uyXvLT
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Ah, yes indeed!

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The Cost of Weddings Shouldn’t Be Why People Opt Out of Marriage

The Cost of Weddings Shouldn’t Be Why People Opt Out of Marriage | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
A new study underscores a troubling trend: The high cost of dream weddings is driving people away from bothering to get married at all.

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You can have a dream wedding without breaking the bank!

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Pagans mark summer solstice at replica Stonehenge

Pagans mark summer solstice at replica Stonehenge | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
MARYHILL, Wash.(Washington state replica of Stonehenge built as monument to WWI soldiers now draws summer solstice celebrants: http://t.co/tDuGH1HGsl)...
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I can conduct a handfasting in the Inner Circle of the real Stonehenge! But this is a nice story.

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Vow Renewals on a Budget

Vow Renewals on a Budget | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Couples choose to renew their vows for many reasons. Here are just a few ways you may be able to keep your vow renewals on a budget!
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Cost shouldn't stop you from enjoying a lovely ceremony such as a Vow Renewal.

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5 Wedding Traditions That Are Almost Gone With the Wind - Huffington Post (blog)

5 Wedding Traditions That Are Almost Gone With the Wind - Huffington Post (blog) | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
5 Wedding Traditions That Are Almost Gone With the Wind Huffington Post (blog) It's fun to see how creative brides and grooms can be with the myriad of wedding planning ideas and resources available to them now via Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube and...
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Quite sensible opinions.

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Tips For Shooting a Wedding When You're Not a Wedding Photographer - Popular Photography Magazine

Tips For Shooting a Wedding When You're Not a Wedding Photographer - Popular Photography Magazine | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Popular Photography Magazine Tips For Shooting a Wedding When You're Not a Wedding Photographer Popular Photography Magazine “Make sure the couple knows that you're shooting as a favor and that you can't guarantee results,” says New York City-based...
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We had a professional videographer for our wedding, but had a friend shoot stills. His shots were more informal, and the combination worked very well.

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Pink Wedding Days: Can I Have My Wedding or Civil Partnership Anywhere?

Pink Wedding Days: Can I Have My Wedding or Civil Partnership Anywhere? | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Can I Have My Wedding or Civil Partnership Anywhere?: Technically speaking, no.Weddings and civil partnerships... http://t.co/Grj34NenZv
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An excellent blog (with an advert for my services!).

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Couple to renew vows after 60 years - Namibian

Couple to renew vows after 60 years Namibian WHEN Gideon //Hoebeb (84) and Constantia Katiti Tsuses (80) tied the knot 60 years ago, they never imagined their eldest son, Erongo police chief, Commissioner Samuel //Hoebeb, would walk his mother down...
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You're never too old for a vow renewal! (And you don't need to slaughter oxen to do it!)

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10 Things You Won't Believe Happened at Weddings I've Planned - Huffington Post

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10 Things You Won't Believe Happened at Weddings I've Planned
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I have learned never to say "I've seen it all" or to claim there's nothing left that could surprise me in wedding planning.
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I've had a few amusing experiences as a celebrant, but I can't compete with these!

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6 Maya Angelou Quotes About Love to Incorporate Into Your Wedding - Glamour (blog)

6 Maya Angelou Quotes About Love to Incorporate Into Your Wedding - Glamour (blog) | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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6 Maya Angelou Quotes About Love to Incorporate Into Your Wedding
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Maya Angelou, who died yesterday, had wisdom to share on pretty much every facet of life—success, ambition, and self-respect.
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Lovely words

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UK same-sex marriage brings legal issues for Aussie civil partners - Gay News Network

UK same-sex marriage brings legal issues for Aussie civil partners - Gay News Network | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
With the UK recently granting same-sex marriage rights, Aussie couples have been lining up to wed at the British Consulate.
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An unwanted complication ...

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Redo Your I Do

Redo Your I Do | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Vow renewal ceremonies are as hot as ever. The opportunity to wear a fabulous dress again, share good food and drink with your nearest and dearest—minus the stress of the unknown. Why not?
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Good reasons to consider a Vow Renewal.

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Same-sex couples to be allowed to convert civil partnerships to marriages from ... - The Independent

Same-sex couples to be allowed to convert civil partnerships to marriages from ... - The Independent | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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Same-sex couples to be allowed to convert civil partnerships to marriages from ...
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Sensible.

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Exactly How to Organize Your Seating Chart From Celeb Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss

Exactly How to Organize Your Seating Chart From Celeb Wedding Planner Mindy Weiss | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
There are a LOT of complicated ways to organize your wedding seating chart—apps and diagrams and paid websites—but I think the best way to organize your seating chart is actually quite simple: with a pen and Post-its.
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The best ideas are often the simplest!

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5 Ways to Survive Family Weddings - Huffington Post (blog)

5 Ways to Survive Family Weddings - Huffington Post (blog) | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
5 Ways to Survive Family Weddings
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It's June and we all know what that means. Summer weddings are among us.
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I believe this advice applies to the minority of wedding guests, but is worth reading nonetheless.

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Words & Weddings: 5 Passages for Book Lovers - Huffington Post (blog)

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Words & Weddings: 5 Passages for Book Lovers
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June is one of the most popular months for marriage, and there is nothing we love better than a wedding between two bookworms.
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Do you have a favourite reading for weddings?

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Nurse overcomes stammer in time for wedding vow renewal - ITV News

Nurse overcomes stammer in time for wedding vow renewal - ITV News | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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Nurse overcomes stammer in time for wedding vow renewal
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A nurse from Solihull, who has suffered from a stammer for most of her life, has managed to overcome it in time to renew her wedding vows for her 25th anniversary.
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Heart-warming story

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Save the Date Tries Very, Very Hard to Wring Meaning From the Silliness of Weddings

Save the Date Tries Very, Very Hard to Wring Meaning From the Silliness of Weddings | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
What weddings need is more nihilism. That is the conclusion I’ve come to after reading Jen Doll’s droll, charming, but finally too-tender Save the Date, which chronicles the more than 20 marriage ceremonies she’s attended so far in her life.
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A thought-provoking book review.

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Vow Renewals: A Sample Ceremony Script | I Do Take Two

Vow Renewals: A Sample Ceremony Script | I Do Take Two | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it

A nice example of If you've been feeling as though a sample ceremony script can provide the help you need, check out the following and get ready to enjoy your special day!

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A nice example of what you can have written for you.

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Extravagant Wedding Cakes Rise Again - New York Times

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Extravagant Wedding Cakes Rise Again
New York Times
Reports of the demise of the wedding cake have been exaggerated. True, the recession forced many couples to downsize their weddings, and economize on glammy cakes.
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Is this a good thing?

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When Is Summer Solstice, The Longest Day Of The Year? How Is It Celebrated? - Huffington Post Canada

When Is Summer Solstice, The Longest Day Of The Year? How Is It Celebrated? - Huffington Post Canada | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it

I won't be When Is Summer Solstice, The Longest Day Of The Year? How Is It Celebrated?
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Celebrants clean their houses in advance of the holiday and then decorate them with flowers and other flora.

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I won't be at Stonehenge for the summer solstice, but can do handfastings in the inner circle, which are quite something!

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Female civil partnerships are more likely to end in dissolution than male partnerships - Carter Moore Solicitors, Manchester

Female civil partnerships are more likely to end in dissolution than male partnerships - Carter Moore Solicitors, Manchester | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
RT @CMSolicitors: CM's head of family law Selina Pavey discusses divorce in civil partnerships http://t.co/y4tNpFYCwn
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Not dramatic, but interesting.

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