Tag: Ceremony

60 Incredible Structures for Your Ceremony

Between exchanging your vows, putting on your rings, and sharing that first kiss as a married couple, the ceremony is the most important (and most photographed) part of your big day. Of course, you want a beautiful wedding backdrop for such an important occasion!

That’s where your wedding altar comes in, and your options here are truly endless—from flower-filled wedding arches and modern chuppahs to even a simple display of candles and a blanket. “Within the overall wedding design, you have a few choice moments that will make a tremendous impact,” says Lindsey Boyce, owner of Host and Haven. “I think the ceremony, and specifically the altar, is one of those moments.”

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Lindsey Boyce is the owner of Host and Haven, a full-service event and home design firm based in South Carolina.

This one décor element will set the scene for the whole ceremony and define the

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Louisiana Bride Praises ‘Superman’ Husband’s Romantic Ceremony Before Tropical Cyclone

A bride in Louisiana has her new husband and her faith to thank for the wedding that she feared Hurricane Delta would ruin.

ABC 7 NY reported that Taylor Choate and Ian Gaspard set their wedding date on Oct. 10 months ago. However, as the couple’s big day approached, it was announced that Hurricane Delta would hit Louisiana on their wedding date.

The bride was devastated, to say the least, but she revealed that it was through prayer and wise words from her husband-to-be that she was able to cope with the fact that her dream wedding wouldn’t happen.

“My Superman here came in and saved the day,” Choate explained. 

“He told me that, at the end of the day, we just wanted to get married and it was important that we did it in the church. That was important to our parents and our faith. We were going to

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RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey Marries Mike Hill in Georgia Wedding Ceremony



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Cynthia Bailey is married!

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 53, said “I do” to fiancé Mike Hill on Saturday during a lavish wedding ceremony at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Georgia, PEOPLE can exclusively reveal.

“Mike and I are elated that today has finally come! 10/10/20 is and always will be our perfect date. We are not perfect, but, are perfect for each other,” the newlyweds tell PEOPLE. “We are living in a very different time, and now more than ever we realize that life is too short, and to never take anything for granted. We are so grateful to have found each other. Love with the help of God conquers all.”



The couple exchanged vows in front of 250 guests, including a handful of her Real Housewives of Atlanta costars


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The couple exchanged vows in front of 250 guests, including a handful of her Real Housewives of Atlanta costars

The bride wore a gown by Nneka C.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Daughter, Emme, Will Sing at Her Mom’s Wedding Ceremony (& She’s Already Got a Song Choice in Mind)

It looks like Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez will have some amazing wedding entertainment on their special day.

Lopez’s daughter, Emme Maribel Muñiz, just teased that she’ll be singing at the wedding ceremony—and she’s already got a song in mind.

In her interview with E! Online, the 12-year-old revealed, “One song that I think I would sing is a song that connects me and her. But I’m also thinking of a song that would connect her and Alex.”

Although Emme has yet to make her final choice, she revealed that there’s one song at the top of her list—and it’s all because of the role it played throughout her childhood. She explained, “One that connects me and her is ‘You Are My Sunshine.’ She sang that to me every day when I was little, when I was going to sleep.”

Considering Emme’s impressive pipes, the news that she’ll be

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Live-stream wedding, or marriage postponement? How to plan an Instagram-friendly, socially distanced wedding ceremony in the time of Covid-19



a person standing in front of a fence: Social distancing and weddings don’t mix – many couples have had to postpone their marriage but others have shared their special day digitally. Photo: The Upper House


Social distancing and weddings don’t mix – many couples have had to postpone their marriage but others have shared their special day digitally. Photo: The Upper House

A month before the wedding, with 120 guests expected to fly into Hong Kong for a 200-person reception, the government banned large gatherings in an attempt to curb Covid-19. Wedding planner and designer Christine Ritter was tasked with crisis control.

The reception had to be cancelled but the marriage itself went ahead: she reduced the church service to less than 20 people, including the bride and groom’s parents, who had flown in weeks earlier to quarantine, along with bridesmaids and a bridesman, plus a photographer, videographer and the priest. Ritter, of Christine Ritter Designs, filmed the service herself on her phone for Instagram Live.

“We had to multitask due to the headcount,” she says. “The couple were unsure about a live-screened event as

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This couple fused American, Irish, Indian, and Iranian culture in their socially distanced wedding ceremony

It all started with “I love you”: Ahad and Kelsey became friends during their undergraduate years at the University of Missouri. They often hung out with a group of friends, but when Ahad invited Kelsey to accompany him to the South Asian Student Association dance and she felt nervous, she knew she had developed deeper feelings for her best friend. 

Shortly after, he offered her a ride from Columbia to the airport in St. Louis. After he dropped her off, Ahad called her to say how hard it was to not say he loved her when he said goodbye. She told him she felt the same way.

“We started with ‘I love you,’” Kelsey says. “It was a lot.”

From there the two—along with Kelsey’s dog, Nugget—quickly became even more inseparable. Because Kelsey’s roots are Irish Catholic while Ahad comes from an Indian and Iranian background, the early stages of

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Family of Maine pastor who officiated ‘super spreader wedding’ will hold indoor ceremony next month

Pastor Todd Bell (pictured) has continued to hold in-person services at Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, Maine, even after he officiated a wedding that was linked to cases and deaths

The family of a Maine pastor who officiated a ‘super spreader’ wedding linked to at least eight coronavirus deaths and nearly 200 cases in the state, will come together for an indoor ceremony and celebration next month.  

Pastor Todd Bell, of the Calvary Baptist Church in Sanford, officiated the August 7 wedding in Millinocket that has been linked to more than 180 infections, including in an outbreak at a nursing home in Madison, more than 100 miles away, and a county jail. 

Despite the deadly outbreak, the family is set to gather once more on October 17 to watch Bell’s son tie the knot at an indoor service at South Church in Portsmouth, the Bangor Daily News reported. 

Church spokesperson

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35 Beach Wedding Dresses Perfect for a Seaside Ceremony

For brides-to-be planning seaside nuptials, beach wedding dresses can easily feel too fussy when you’re going for laid-back ease. However, saying ‘I do’ with your toes in the sand hardly means your wedding dress should feel anything less than extraordinary. Beach wedding dresses run the gamut from incredibly casual to supremely decorative—it’s all about finding one that suits your personality and style of beach wedding (which can also range from a private ceremony to a formal tented affair). As a starting point, lightweight silk, chiffon, or lace are ideal fabrics to look for.

If your goal is a beach wedding dress that’s as casual as your regular assortment of summer frocks, a midi length, high-low hem, or asymmetrical silhouette all come with an easy-going sensibility that’s still sophisticated. Whether done in cotton, crochet, or swingy chiffon, a shorter hemline feels innately relaxed and is something you can easily wear again

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