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Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 2021

Garret Clayton & Blake Knight asked Alicia Silverstone to officiate their private LA wedding

Garret Clayton and Blake Knight got married! And the couple asked close friend and ordained minister Alicia Silverstone to officiate the private outdoor ceremony. This LGBTQ+ LA wedding had it all - music, art, friends, cocktails, celebrity cred, and COVID safety!
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Monday, Sep. 6th, 2021

The Cure’s Best Love Song Lyrics for Your Wedding Vows or Ceremony Script

Inspiration from The Cure for your wedding vows and ceremony script! Love song lyrics with a goth, punk, new wave feel to bring out the romantic side of your tender black heart.
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Friday, Sep. 3rd, 2021

NY lawmakers reconsider online weddings with new bill

Will online weddings return to New York? Lawmakers reconsider virtual marriage ceremonies and marriage license services provided through video conferencing technologies, with NY Assembly Bill 8192. ( AB08192 )
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Thursday, Sep. 2nd, 2021

Tasting the Four Elements - An African Inspired Wedding Tradition

A wedding unity ritual with roots in African Yoruba culture, Tasting the Elements symbolizes the emotions of a long and loving marriage - spicy, sour, bitter, and sweet. Learn how to add this unique custom to your own ceremony for a mix of modern and traditional elements, whether it's non religi...
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Wednesday, Sep. 1st, 2021

Clark County approaches its 5 millionth wedding license!

Clark County, home to Las Vegas, will soon celebrate an incredible achievement and issue its 5-millionth wedding license. Couples are flocking to Vegas to elope during the coronavirus pandemic and the delta variant surge.
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Tuesday, Aug. 31st, 2021

How to Get Married in Washington - Planning a wedding in the Evergreen State

A step-by-step guide to get married in Washington State - from how to find an officiant and choose a wedding venue, to how to apply for, complete, and return your marriage license.
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Monday, Aug. 30th, 2021

Mass Weddings Might Be the Biggest Trend in 2022

Mass weddings, sometimes called group weddings and elopements, are trending in 2021 and 2022. Learn why couples love them and how to build your own ceremony packages to join in the group fun! Also called: Shared weddings, joint weddings, double weddings, and ceremonies for multiple couples.
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Friday, Aug. 27th, 2021

New script! A Witchy Halloween Wedding Ceremony with Handfasting

New wedding ceremony script! This witchy Halloween themed wedding script includes a love spell, ring exchange, and handfasting, inspired by the fall season and Pagan Samhain. Customize it with campy vamp vibes or a traditional Wiccan wedding altar.
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