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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tie Up Your Loose Ends Before You Tie The Knot

Filed under: Coaching,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

What are “loose ends,” you say?

Loose ends are distracting and have an amazing way of biting you in the butt, especially if you wait until you’ve already married. They take your focus off of doing what it takes for a marriage to be healthy and to succeed.

LooseEndsTie up loose ends or find yourself in knots. ~ Jason Dorsey

Before marriage is the right time to learn as much about each other as possible so you can enter this union confident your marriage will last a lifetime. I’m sad to say that statistics say that more than 50% of marriages dissolve during the first five years. When a relationship ends, there are all sorts of loose ends and areas of life that end up changing depending on how closely connected you were with your partner. The same is true when you decide to get married.

Money problems? There’s a lot of deception that goes on between couples when it comes to finances. No secrets! If you have bad credit that could affect your partner’s credit after you are married, you owe it to the relationship to talk about it before you are married. No surprises! If you have any unfinished business, e.g, like paying off a credit card balance, etc., take care of it now. Separate or joint checking accounts? It is YOUR money, MY money or OUR money? Who pays the bills? You decide. . . before marriage.

Anger issues? Addicted to porn? Negative about most everything?

Are you a TV addict? Late night TV watching can become a habit which translates to less sex or intimacy between partners which can ruin a marriage. Here’s a “new rule:” No TV set in the bedroom.

Does your partner drink and party too much? Is alcohol and/or drugs a problem? If so, you can usually count on it getting worse after marriage. If they won’t get help, perhaps you should make a new choice about staying in the relationship. Alcohol and drugs can derail a marriage very fast. Never marry someone who you know has a drinking or drug problem.

budgetingtogetherShe smokes. He doesn’t. Will there be smoking in your home or on the back patio?

If you have young children, it’s important to discuss how you will handle discipline. Will the new step parent discipline them? At least one-third of all children in the U.S. will be part of a stepfamily before they reach age 18. According to Dr. Willard F. Harley, Jr., Ph.D., “Blending families in second (or third) marriages is one of the greatest causes of divorce. It is common for each spouse to put his or her own children’s interests first. It is often in an effort to compensate for the trauma children experience when there is a divorce. But when the children’s interests are first, the interests of the other spouse and the other spouse’s children are found somewhere down the list, and that’s a formula for marital disaster. Never do anything without an enthusiastic agreement between you and your spouse.”

Emotional infidelity? People in this kind of affair do not have any physical forms of intimate contact. However, they fail to understand that emotional attachment to someone other than their partner can drive a wedge between the two of them. Emotional cheating breaks the trust in your primary relationship resulting in the destruction of it. A broad rule of thumb is anything that you are doing with someone with the opposite sex that you would not want your partner to know is cheating. It’s a matter of integrity and trust.

Prenuptial agreements (also known as premarital agreements) usually are associated with divorce, but they also can play an important role in estate planning (and tying up loose ends). A prenup can help preserve your estate by protecting your assets against creditors and help ensure your property is distributed as you intend.

engagementTake time to really get to know each other. Make sure it’s love and not lust. I know. Long engagements are old fashion, however, the redeeming factor is that during a long engagement you get to see the good, the bad and the ugly. It gives you both time to discover the things you have in common and the things – or issues – you both need to work on together.

It is not okay to continue to do some of the same things you did as a single. Continuing to have your flirty beerfests at the local bar with your buddies needs to change. You are a couple now. Couples make decisions together. Couples should hang out together. That is not to say that – provided your trust level is great – that an ocassional night out with the girls or the boy is wrong. However, it is wrong to do some of the same things you did when you were out with the girls and the boys when you were single. You know what I mean, I’m sure. Avoid – at all costs – temptation. You both must be in total agreement on what you do when you are not together.

Trust is the very foundation of a healthy love relationship. There can be no trust without conversation; no genuine intimacy without trust. To have an intimate love relationship, love partners need to feel the freedom to live their lives together in ways that satisfy each of them individually and still meet each others needs.

moneyproblemsNever be afraid to talk about your feelings. Never take shorcuts hoping to avoid talking about a problem you know exists. Get to the point. “We’ll get married and everything will be fine,” usually doesn’t work.

Problems in relationships are not there to break us, they are there to make us stronger as a couple. Talking openly about them helps avoid relationship boredom. Clearly define both of your expectations to each other. Unfulfilled expectations always cause problems. Give up your expectations and communicate what you “need” from the relationship. Healthy communication between partners is essential to maintain a good relationship. Take the time out to talk to your partner on a daily basis even if it is across the breakfast table or a late night dinner together. Daily communication can help to gain a better understanding of your partner.

“Blaming others for the pain we feel each time someone fails to live up to our expectations is no different than burning our tongue on coffee that’s too hot to swallow, and then calling our cup an idiot!” – Guy Finley

Taking care of unresolved issues of the past will free you up to move ahead with confidence. Get help before you get married. Unresolved problems often get worse after marriage. When a relationship breaks down, there is often an understandable desire to sort things out as quickly and cheaply as possible, so that those involved can get on with their lives. Pre-maritial coaching can help.

The results of a survey in four states in the U.S., strongly suggests that couples who received premarital education or coaching had a 31% lower chance of divorce.

It is very important to tie up any loose ends before you tie the knot, otherwise it most likely won’t be long before you’ll be flying solo again.

BONUS Articles:So, What About a Prenuptial Agreement?
Bonding with Stepchildren and Dealing with Problems
The Truth About Relationship Expectations

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Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Ceremony. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Marriage Proposal Via iPad + More. . .

Filed under: Wedding Video — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Take a look at this surprise wedding engagement filmed before a live studio audience. To make things even sweeter, the parents of the woman being proposed to were sitting in the audience and didn’t have a clue this was going to happen. Jeff Thisted, a contestant coordinator on The Price is Right, proposes to model Rebecca Pribonic. Courtesy of gameshownewsnet.com

There is a lesson to be learned from this. . .

Beach wedding proposal…

Larry James is a non-denominational minister and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. You will find more than 445 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Interviewing a Wedding Officiant? – Bring Lots of Questions!

I recently had a meeting with a couple who were searching for the right wedding officiant. I was impressed.

Never having been married before, they brought a list of questions that helped both of us to get to know each other better. They interviewed me, not the other way around. Some of their questions led to discussions of other areas of the ceremony that kept the conversation centered on what they needed to know to make an informed decision.

questionmarkman2Write down ideas for questions whether they make sense or not. A professional wedding officiant will be willing to answer all of your questions. If you have never hired a wedding officiant or minister before, you may not know what questions to ask. Here are a few questions you might consider asking:

• How flexible is the wedding officiate to changing parts of the ceremony that you may not like?
• Will they permit you to write some of your own vows? (I call them, “Personal Promises!)
• What is the process for creating your ceremony?
• Is there anything that they will not say or do?
• How many wedding ceremonies have they performed?
• Have they ever been late for or missed a wedding?
• How many weddings do they perform in an average year?
• Do they have a “back-up” in case of extreme illness of emergency?
• Talk about your spiritual faith so the officiant can adjust the ceremony accordingly.
• Will they marry you if you are of different faiths?
• Will the wedding officiant perform “theme” weddings?
• Are there any restrictions as to your attire, or the bridal party’s attire?
• Who gave them the right to perform wedding ceremonies in your state?
• Can they legally perform wedding ceremonies in your state.
• What are their spiritual beliefs? (Be sure to tell them what YOUR spiritual beliefs are and ask if they will make changes to honor your beliefs)
• Will the ceremony be a religious, non-denominational or secular ceremony?
• Will the ceremony be traditional or non-traditional?
• Will they provide a little light-hearted humor if that is what you want?
• Do they require premarital or religious classes? Is relationship coaching available, if you want it? What are those requirements?
• Are they qualified to offer premarital relationship coaching if you want it?
• What is their fee? Do they require a deposit to secure the date? Does the fee include the rehearsal?
• When is the balance of the fee due? What forms of payment do they accept?
• Are there any hidden charges?
• How many meetings will be necessary to finalize the words in the ceremony?
• Do they attend the rehearsal dinner and the reception, if invited?
• Will they give a blessing or prayer before the meal at the reception?
• How will they be dressed? Will they wear a suit or a robe?
• If you have children, do they have some creative ideas of ways to include them in the ceremony?
• Do they have a “Refund Proceedure or Cancelation Prceedure and is it part of the agreement?
• Do they have references that they are willing to share with you?
• Would they allow another Officiant, Minister/Rabi or Priest to take part in the ceremony?
• Is flash photography allowed during the ceremony?
• What kind of microphone does the officiant perfer?
• Are there any restrictions on photography or videography?
• How accessible/responsive are you by phone and by e-mail?
• Do they work well with other wedding vendors? Will they recommend other wedding vendors?
• If you have been living together, be sure to ask if they will preform your ceremony.

Remember, this is YOUR wedding, not the wedding officiant’s or the minister’s. There are no stupid questions. Ask about whatever you want to know.

The couple I referred to above got all their questions answered and the meeting ended with them presenting me with a deposit to secure the time and date of their wedding.

If the vendor does not have a written agreement (contract) you might be wise to hire someone who does. All the details of the wedding should be covered.

Go with your gut feeling or intuition. If it feels right and your personalities click, hire them.

This is your very special day. It will only happen once. A lackluster minister or wedding officiant with a boring ceremony – like most of the others you’ve heard – can leave the guests cold and uninspired. They should be the very best you can hire. I know its cliché, but you really do get what you pay for. Perhaps the primary deciding factor should be a wedding officiant/minster performs the most memorable and unique wedding ceremony for you and your guests and what other extras do they offer in their package that other ministers do not. You will enjoy the comfort and assurance of knowing you are contracting with a first-class minister who comes with professional experience, impeccable integrity, commendable references, a gentle and enthusiastic spirit and a subtle, but delightful sense of humor (hmmm, sounds like a description of Larry James). 😉

I would never recommend that you make your decision to hire a wedding officiant or minister on price alone. There are numerous other areas that you can cut back on when the $$s are tight. Read, “How Much Will Your Wedding Cost? + Ways to Save!“ (See the BONUS Articles listed below).

Ask yourselves: Do we feel comfortable with this person? Is there a clear green light to engage their services? If not, don’t move forward until all your questions or concerns are completely resolved. Often, just talking about your concerns with the officiant or minister will help you be clear.

The busiest months for weddings in the Greater Phoenix area are: March, April & May and October, November & December. The summers in Arizona are often to warm for outdoor weddings. That’s when couples book their wedding indoors. To see the times for sunsets and the average temperatures in the Greater Phoenix area, click here.

Choice dates book quickly. If the wedding officiant is good their schedule is most likely very busy. Why does that matter to you? If you wait to book them, the date of your wedding could be booked by someone else before you offer a deposit to secure the date. In the Greater Phoenix area this happens frequently, especially after a bridal show or during the busy season.

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Set Some Wedding Priorities – First Things First!
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How Much Will Your Wedding Cost? + Ways to Save!

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Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This information is adapted from Larry’s Wedding Website and Wedding Blog. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: Cell: 480-205-3694. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 475 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

For Husbands Only – More Housework. . . More Intimacy!

Filed under: For Men Only,Intimacy — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Feeling frisky. . . but no action! Okay, guys. . . pay attention!

coupleinbedConstance Gager, Ph.D., in a study of 6,877 married couples says, “For both husbands and wives, doing more work around the house increases the likelihood of having more intimacy together.

Possible reason: Spouses who divide the housework have more time and energy for sex. . . and working hard may signal a commitment to the home and marriage.

What to do: Share household work as well as other tasks in a way that satisfies both partners.”

poofLarry’s Note: Great idea!

Guys. . . it’s time to get serious about sharing the housework. Nowhere is it written that housework should be only and always a woman’s job. (And the wives all say, “Amen!”). Being hedonistic in the boudoir keeps love alive! Foreplay begins with taking out the garbage… without being asked!

Someone once said that women often fake orgasm because men fake foreplay! Couples who thrive in their experience of each other strive to seek the balance necessary for both to find mutual pleasure in their lovemaking. Both take full responsibility for getting what they want and giving what their partner needs.

washingdishes2A woman needs to “feel loved” to make love. Women need emotional support to be able to offer sexual release for a man. A man needs to “make love” to feel loved. Men need sexual release to be able to offer emotional support to women. Sexual communication is not only about expressing yourself. It is also about being received; being understood. Somewhere in between, there is balance.

Negotiate. Offer to meet the other half way to get your needs and the needs of the relationship met. Learn to respect and honor the differences. Vive la différence?

melissajillUntil you have the courage and the commitment to fully engage in your relationship, to be so intentional about it that it becomes the highest priority in your life, genuine intimacy cannot occur. Sexual intimacy of the highest order only occurs when the heat of passion melts the barriers around your hearts. With the freedom to pursue that special closeness only committed partners know, two hearts will meld together in a dance of Divine love.

The passion of your relationship and your commitment to it will express itself in all other areas of your life, with family, friends and business associates. It spills over into everything you do. Every joy shared brings more love and loving. The enthusiasm you have for loving one another shines for the whole world to see.

The love, irrepressible desire and passion you share have their way of expressing generously back into the relationship and to all those around you. Happiness is catching.

Partners who are committed to spreading the joy of a healthy relationship will be more intentionally inclined and confidently dedicated to continue to work together. An additional reward is experiencing the erotic pleasures that become available in the sanctuary of the boudoir.

BONUS Article:All The Single Ladies: 14 Ways to Enjoy Your Solo Valentine’s Day

SIDEnote: February 14th through 20th (2011) is Random Acts of Kindness Week. Guys. . . offer to do the housework for a week. Offer to pet sit or babysit. . . Have flowers delivered anonymously. . . Collect canned goods for a food bank. . . Return e-mail promptly. . . Pay for someone’s road toll (the car behind you). . . Talk with a homeless person. For more ideas, visit http://www.RandomActsofKindness.org (click on “Kindness Ideas!”).

Note: Constance Gager is Assistant Professor, Family and Child Studies at Monteclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: The photo of the husband cooking was taken by Melissa Jill, Melissa Jill Photography.

Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Ceremony. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Read Your Way to a Special Wedding Day!

Filed under: Recommended Books!,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Your wedding is one of the most important moments in your life and every girl dreams of her perfect fairytale day; but let’s face it. . . many brides do no have the bucks to hire a wedding consultant (although the best use of 10% of your budget would be to hire a wedding consultant!), so it’s up to them to make it a magical, dazzling day.

Larry’s Note: In my opinion, here are 3 of the very best books you can read to help make your wedding day spectacular! There are others that are very good. See link to my book store on CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com below.

1001book1000 Ways to Save Money and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding! – Sharon Naylor believes that every bride deserves to have the wedding of her dreams. With this new edition of 1001 Ways to Save Money . . . and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding, she arms brides with more than 1,001 proven money-saving hints, tips, and strategies for creating a fabulous wedding without breaking the bank.

Writing with verve and an infectious enthusiasm for all things bridal, Sharon walks readers through every wedding-related event-from announcing an engagement to planning a honeymoon to writing thank-you notes. She reveals where to cut corners and where not to, how to help families and bridal parties save money, where to find free assistance, and how brides can keep from feeling as if they’re shortchanging their dreams just to save a few bucks.

For this revised edition, Sharon has put together an up-to-the-minute list of Web addresses and contact information for the best on-line, print, and brick-and-mortar bridal sources.

PeterMerryThe Best Wedding Reception Ever! – Peter Merry – If you could only choose 3 words to describe your dream reception… WHAT 3 WORDS would you choose? If one of your top choices was… FUN… then this book was written just for you!

For years the bridal magazines, wedding planning books, and wedding focused TV programs have explored every facet of wedding celebrations except for one…the FUN. Brides are being told to shop for “Music,” and then when their wedding reception arrives, they suddenly realize what they really needed was talented and appropriate entertainment.

In this ground breaking book, Peter Merry will shine a light on the subject of creating fun and entertaining wedding receptions. You will learn how to find the right vendors who know how to deliver unforgettably entertaining receptions and much more!

davidtuteraThe Big White Book of Weddings – David Tutera – A How-to Guide for the Savvy, Stylish Bride. Entertaining expert David Tutera opens his files to reveal a wealth of detailed information about creating that perfect day, featuring advice about everything from wording invitations to negotiating with caterers, planning the meal to throwing an event on a budget.

Here is a link to my Wedding Book Store!

BONUS Articles:The Best Use of 10% of Your Budget: Hire a Coordinator!
Wedding Consultants Love Larry James too!

Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Ceremony. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com

NOTE: All articles, “LoveNotes” and wedding tips listed in this Wedding BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hair Candy for Brides

Filed under: Wedding Articles — Larry James @ 7:00 am

haircandyBridal tiaras and other bridal hair accessories for your hair add to the beauty and outfit for the bride, bridesmaid and often the flower girls. It’s becoming increasingly popular for brides to opt for wedding hair accessories instead of the classic tiara. Wedding hair pins are one of the most popular hair accessories.

It seems a bit strange that a hair accessory can make a big difference when it comes to how you look but it is actually true. Bridal hair accessories can attract a generous amount of attention to your hairstyle and can help glam-up your hair, taking it from ordinary to extraordinary.

It goes without saying that your hair should look its best on your wedding day, and whether you choose to wear it down or in an up-do, the right accessories will liven up your hairstyle. The colors of the accessories have the exact meaning as the dress; being in the virginal white outfit means pure and innocent. Adding a touch of pink hightens your sincerity. Red shows the love, yet it shows the passion of love and yellow. . . well, it’s exciting and pretty.

To accentuate their crowning glory, brides use hair accessories that will make them the star of their special day. Non-traditional brides are opting for more personalized and unique headpieces, hair accessories and few a choose veils. With some dazzling and sparkling hair accessories, a bride can be made to expose her most attractive look. Headpieces in gorgeous colors, feathers, flowers, trimmings and veilings are the newest choices for brides who have their own sense of style.

feathercandy2“It was Queen Victoria of England who set up the trend. She was the first monarch who wore white on her wedding day and had a beautiful tiara on her head. From there, it has been a tradition for brides to wear a white wedding gown, and they also adopted the “tiara” as part of their wedding accessories.” ~ Janet Verra

Aside from their gowns, women also spend time and money just to achieve the perfect hair during their special day. Hair accessories lend themselves to your creativity. They give you a perfect chance to personalize your hairstyle in such a way that only you can imagine. Bridal hair accessories can be as elaborate or as simple as you would like. Hair decorators can specify a hair accessory according to the bride’s moods, hair style or whether a wedding is choosing to go cheap or expensive.

You can’t talk about wedding hair accessories without addressing the veil. Some brides prefer a simple veil, while others like to add some sparkle to their veils by using those that have pearls or other gemstones to compliment it. Many brides are going without the big veil that sits on top of the head and hardly any are wearing the veil over their face because it hides their face in the photos.

If your wedding dress is simple, be certain your accessories will make you shine and all the guests wonder what’s on your hair instead of the classical veil. Co-ordinating the wedding gown to the jewelery to the hairstyle, along with the head piece requires some thought and consideration of the many options available.

There are many ways in which bridal hair accessories can add beauty and elegance to the bride’s image. One of the most elegant hair trends is accessorizing with a real or fake flower. If you are interested in flowers for your hair, speak with your florist. Many florists will have the latest tips and trends in flowers as adornments for the hair. Check out magazines to get other ideas, and clip out pictures of the styles you like best.

If you are planning on having a beach wedding, placing seashells through the hair is an option, for more sparkle, some brides are placing crystals in strategic points through the hair.

Much attention is to be given on the details of the headpieces so as to have each headpiece coordinate with the wedding ensemble. Bridal headpieces come in number of choices and brides have the freedom to choose which one best fits them. Shop around and you will surely find the best one.

Copyright © 2011 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s “romantic” Wedding Ceremony. Larry James is an award winning, non-denominational wedding officiant and performs the most “Romantic” wedding ceremony you will find anywhere! Every wedding ceremony is customized to your complete satisfaction. Call to check availability: 480-998-9411 or 800-725-9223. Pre-maritial relationship coaching is available and not required. You will find more than 455 pages of Wedding ideas, tips (90 tips and growing), ceremonies, and more at: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com. Something NEW about weddings is posted every 4th day on this Wedding BLOG. Check Larry’s availability.

Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact: CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. – CelebrateIntimateWeddings.com

NOTE: All articles, “LoveNotes” and wedding tips listed in this Wedding BLOG – written by Larry James – are available for reprint in magazines, periodicals, newsletters, newspapers, eZINEs, on the Internet or on your own Website. Click here for details.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Give You This Ring. . .

From the “romantic” wedding ceremony of Stephanie Smith and John Trygstad – Married @ 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 2010 – InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa, Paradise Valley, AZ.

Videography: Sarah Anderson, Princess Bride Cinematic Videography, Scottsdale, AZ. 480-516-1978

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