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Government confirm conversion of civil partnerships to same sex marriages will take place by the end of the year | KJ Smith Solicitors | Specialists in Family Law

Government confirm conversion of civil partnerships to same sex marriages will take place by the end of the year | KJ Smith Solicitors | Specialists in Family Law | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Same-sex couples who are in civil partnerships received a huge boost last week as plans to be able to convert civil partnerships to same-sex marriages took another step towards a positive conclusion.
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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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What Marriage Really Means - Huffington Post

What Marriage Really Means - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
If we accept from the beginning that marriage is a long-term process and journey available to committed partners, our expectations, our standards of achievement, and our prospects for success will all be changed in the direction of more successful,...
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The Tradition of the "June Bride": Why Are Summer Weddings So Popular?

The Tradition of the "June Bride": Why Are Summer Weddings So Popular? | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Many occupations are significantly more flexible between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Heck, in Europe, whole cities shut down in August for vacation.
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As the rain comes down, I can dream of a Caribbean wedding!

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QR codes are playing a growing role in weddings | QR Code Press

QR codes are playing a growing role in weddings | QR Code Press | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
QR codes are including themselves among them, as the couples seek to make their event a mobile friendly one. The use of quick response codes is starting as

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All this is leaving me well behind!

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People who have big weddings have happier marriages - Business Insider

People who have big weddings have happier marriages - Business Insider | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Expand that guest list.
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I'm not entirely convinced, if truth be told ...

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Non-believers push for legal recognition of humanist weddings - The Guardian

Non-believers push for legal recognition of humanist weddings - The Guardian | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Government due to respond to call for non-religious marriages to be enforceable in law, ending need for second, civil ceremony
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I'm not a Humanist, but there can be little doubt where my feelings lie here!

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Wedding Officiant & Celebrant Directory

Wedding Officiant & Celebrant Directory | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
If you are looking for the best wedding officiants and celebrants, then our wedding officiant directory will help you.
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I think I should put my fees up!

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I do, again - vow renewals on the rise

I do, again - vow renewals on the rise | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Celebrities heading up a trend for second wedding ceremonies
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Yes, quite a lot of interest in these.

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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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Interfaith as a Pagan: an Introduction - Patheos (blog)

Interfaith as a Pagan: an Introduction - Patheos (blog) | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
A lot of interfaith events are structured around the three most common monotheistic faiths especially here in the United States where the overwhelming majority of our population is Christian.
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My first real contact with paganism came when I was asked to conduct a wedding on Old Sarum. The research proved fascinating, and it was a lovely event.

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Civil Partnerships drop 11 per cent, ONS reports - Marilyn Stowe Blog

Civil Partnerships drop 11 per cent, ONS reports - Marilyn Stowe Blog | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
A total of 6,276 civil partnerships were formed across the UK in 2013, 11 per cent fewer than in the previous year, new ONS figures reveal.
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What it doesn't tell us is the number of gay marriages.

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Children Of Pagan Families Don't Always Stick With The Faith, Just Like Those ... - Huffington Post

Children Of Pagan Families Don't Always Stick With The Faith, Just Like Those ... - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
(RNS) Oh, the kids.

They don’t know the history. They don’t know how hard it was in the old days. And many ditch their spiritual upbringing for the next new thing.

It happens to Catholics, evangelicals, Jews, and yes, pagans, too.
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When wedding traditions collide - Jewish Journal

When wedding traditions collide - Jewish Journal | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
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When wedding traditions collide
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Everyone has certain images they associate with a Jewish wedding: the chuppah, the horah, the breaking of the glass and, of course, large spreads of food.
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This is occurring within other religions too.

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The Virtues of a Lazy Marriage - Huffington Post

The Virtues of a Lazy Marriage - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
A good relationship isn't necessarily one in which you're both constantly striving for the best relationship possible... while keeping the garbage cans empty too. Sometimes a good relationship can just be not doing much with someone you love....
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Vow Renewal | Vows That Wow | Bespoke Ceremonies, Vow Renewals and Funerals. Based in Harrow, London

Vow Renewals Have a great day, all over again!   Anywhere and everywhere!
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I can't praise this guy enough!!!

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4 reasons you should absolutely attend this three-day party for a frozen corpse - Marcellus.com

4 reasons you should absolutely attend this three-day party for a frozen corpse - Marcellus.com | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Marcellus.com 4 reasons you should absolutely attend this three-day party for a frozen corpse Marcellus.com With its roster of mortuary-centric events and competitions, FDGD celebrants seem to prefer a less delicate approach to paying their...
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20 Photos Of Pets At Weddings That Are Almost Too Cute For Words

20 Photos Of Pets At Weddings That Are Almost Too Cute For Words | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
February 20 marks an unofficial and little-known holiday called National Love Your Pet Day. We were as surprised as you probably are that there is a day dedicated to loving your fur baby -- that's pretty much all day, e'ry day in our book.
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Quite fun (and I don't have a pet!).

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No laughing matter: Wedding industry becomes big business for comedians - WTOP

No laughing matter: Wedding industry becomes big business for comedians - WTOP | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
It's no laughing matter: More comedians are finding big business in the wedding industry, as couples look for laughter in one of life's more serious moments.
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Well, I certainly try to keep the occasions as light as possible ...!

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Each Year UK Weddings are Worth £10 billion : hitched W.I.F.E.

Weddings.. a £10 billion industry http://t.co/SIKk053h5Q #events #weddings #hitched
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I think I should put my fees up!

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1 in 10 weddings taking place overseas

1 in 10 weddings taking place overseas | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
New survey by loveholidays.com shows weddings abroad are on the rise
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Trouble is, it's not cheaper for the guests! However, if they don't come out, the couple might arrange a wedding blessing ceremony afterwards.

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For brides and grooms planning with a limited budget, a destination wedding is more favorable of tying the knot in an exoctic locale, as opposed to a traditional large, fancy church wedding.

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This Is Marriage - Huffington Post

This Is Marriage - Huffington Post | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
What does it really means to form a partnership and marriage with someone? To meet someone and eventually make the decision to share a life together. To be brave enough to embark on a journey that is ridiculously fraught with imperfections.
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Every civil partnership in England and Wales since 2008 - mapped - The Guardian (blog)

Every civil partnership in England and Wales since 2008 - mapped - The Guardian (blog) | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
This map shows the parts of the country where the ceremonies were most popular in the five years leading up to the legalisation of gay marriage
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Not surprised Brighton is well up there!

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Wedding Planner vs Wedding Co-Ordinator - What's The Difference?

Wedding Planner vs Wedding Co-Ordinator - What's The Difference? | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
The wonderful world of weddings can be so confusing, especially for newly engaged brides-to-be who haven't had much involvement in the industry before. To a lot of people, a wedding planner and a...
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Want to celebrate your marriage? Hold a vow renewal ceremony - Timesonline.com

Want to celebrate your marriage? Hold a vow renewal ceremony - Timesonline.com | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Your wedding might have been 50 years ago, 20 years ago, or even just last year. Each year on your anniversary, you and your spouse might give each other cards and a special gift. But this year, why not consider renewing your vows?
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I love creating and conducting these ceremonies.

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The Queen thinks same-sex marriage is wonderful, Stephen Fry claims

The Queen thinks same-sex marriage is wonderful, Stephen Fry claims | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Stephen Fry has recounted a story of the Queen remarking that same-sex marriage is "wonderful".
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The caption seems to be a little misleading - but who knows?

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Why Silliness Is Key To a Great Marriage : Our Peaceful Planet

Why Silliness Is Key To a Great Marriage : Our Peaceful Planet | Wedding ceremonies | Scoop.it
Silliness: The Key To a Great Marriage. #humor #relationships #marriage #couples #lifelessons #love http://t.co/2fatn0dTps
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I don't agree with every single word here, but the general principle is absolutely right.

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