12 Unique Ceremony Readings From The Experts

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 17, 2014


Photo: Jen Yuson Photography

“. . . Love doesn’t like being left alone for long. But come home and love is always happy to see you. It may break a few things accidentally in its passion for life, but you can never be mad at love for long . . . ” Can you guess where this quote is from? How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog by Taylor Mali. “I often have couples who love their dogs so much they want to include them in the ceremony in some way,” Rev. Laura Cannon of Ceremony Officiants said. “Yet as cute as their dog might be trotting down the aisle as the ring bearer; it’s not always practical. A reading like this is a great way to personalize a ceremony for dog-lovers without the added complications that having Fido in the wedding party presents.” Read more ideas here.

40 of Our Favorite Wedding Recessionals — Ever!

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 04, 2014


Photo: Lauren Carroll Photography

It’s the moment after you’ve officially been announced husband and wife! Imagine walking hand-in-hand down the aisle as guests throw rice, confetti, or petals, blow bubbles, and wave ribbon wands or flags to enter you into the next chapter of your lives together. The facial expressions are priceless during the recessionals. Don’t believe us? Check out 40 of our favorites here.


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Andrea and Daniel were married at Desert Plantation in Woodville, Mississippi on December 15. “There were gorgeous oak trees and beautiful grounds around the cutest little plantation home,” Andrea said. “What really got me was the way the sun beamed through the branches and created this ethereal setting that was just breathtaking.” Instead of doing a first look with Daniel, Andrea had a first look with her dad. “It was a such a sweet and special moment,” she said. She wore a v-neck lace wedding gown with an illusion back, accessorized with a fingertip-length veil, while bridesmaids wore an array of mauve, ivory, and brown dresses, accessorized with pashmina shawls. These two lovebirds said, “I do” following praise and worship next to hanging vintage doors and chandeliers and walked back down the aisle with fake snow in the air. Reception tables were decorated with picture frames, books, pearls, and do-it-yourself flowers, and Jenga blocks were signed with well wishes to “build memories.”

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Photography: Lauren Carroll Photography | Videography: Montoto Productions | Venue: Desert Plantation | Event Planner: Bride and Marlene Babin | Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo | Shoes: UNISA | Bridesmaid Dresses: Altar’d State | Groom and Groomsmen Attire: After Five | Hair and Makeup Artist: Bride | Officiant: Jimmy Babin | Ceremony Musician: Danielle Bergeron | Floral Designer: Michael’s | Invitations: Bride | Caterer: Lauryn’s Fine Catering | Cake: The Pastry Bag  and Jenny Baker | DJ: Eddie Deweese | Vintage Rentals: Cotton and Pine