In light of Valentine’s Day being this Saturday, we thought to publish a few poems. Don Cadoret, is a local artist we know and whose work we love. He included the following poem in an email announcing a new creation for Valentine’s Day. You can see his art at www.doncadoret.net/
It’s all I have to bring today
This, and my heart beside
This, and my heart, and all the fields
And all the meadows wide
Be sure you count – should I forget
Some one the sum could tell
This, and my heart, and all the Bees
Which in the Clover dwell.
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886
Enjoy. Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
We love bubbles. Everyone loves bubbles. We think blowing bubbles brings out the kid in us all and it is a great way to get all your wedding guests engaged and actively participating in the joy of your ceremony. When a couple wants to use bubbles, we get some of the kids (of all ages) involved by having them go up and down the aisle distributing the bottles of bubbles to the guests if the guests have not already picked up their bubble bottle upon arrival. Sometimes there are bubble machines, which are great fun. Couples can either purchase or rent the bubble machines or sometimes the DJ or lighting designer might have a bubble machines for rent.
Regardless of whether the bubbles come from a bubble bottle “the old fashion way” or from a bubble making machine, when the humidity is right, with the right amount of breeze, and with plenty of bubbles being created by your guests, some of the very best photo images of your wedding ceremony celebration will be taken as you walk out arm in arm (or holding hands,) totally embraced by bubbles, as if your were in the bottom of a champagne glass! A totally magical experience!
Have a wonderful and love filled day
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Here is a wonderful idea that we have used for guest involvement during the wedding ceremony:
A blessing/prayer over/good and loving thought and wish on the rings: at the beginning of the ceremony the officiant places the weddings rings of the couple in a small mesh bag so the rings can be seen. The mesh bag is for the just in case measure if they fall on the floor or on to the grass or in sand! The officiant invite the guests to pass the rings between each guest and for each guest to hold the rings for a few moments and offer a prayer, a loving thought, or blessing over them. The passing of the rings take place during the entire ceremony up until the time the rings are needed for the exchange of rings by the couple. I feel this is a wonderful way for the guests to share in the ceremony in a very intimate way.
Charles and Cheryl Cavalconte
It is pretty safe to say that by Mother’s Day, winter is behind us in the Northern Hemisphere and we are loving the sun. People are out and about soaking up the rays, which brings us to a very unique point of view and to a potentially major distraction to your wedding ceremony: TAN LINES
Now is the time in spring to address the nemesis of the summer and fall wedding bare shoulder look. As wedding officiants we are not kidding when we say: by the time we see the TAN LINES it is too late!
No matter how you take care of the situation to avoid TAN LINES, totally or by covering them up, whatever you do, please do it, take action, make a note and remember now is the time to address this aspect of your wedding planning. The lines fade but the photos remains.
SO, happy, wise, and prudent tanning, regardless of how you achieve the golden glow.
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte