"Love does not consist of gazing at each other,
but in looking outward together
in the same direction."

~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Photo by Alea Moore Photography

Love Notes

Bright ideas, wisdom and musings about weddings,
celebrations, ceremonies and life in general, from
Daria's 17 years of planning, coordinating and officiating.


The Blessings of Unknowing

Today my parents would have been married 55 years. (My dad passed away in 1995.) Isn’t this the cutest picture?   And as I prepare for a tiny wedding tonight, for a couple who postponed

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The Principles of Tiny Weddings

Everything is different in 2020… yet the truth of weddings remains: We celebrate life and love every time a couple joins their hands and hearts together. The basic principles of creating a special and lovely

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Tiny Wedding Season (BIG Love)

Weddings (tiny ones!) are blooming BIG this summer of 2020! There’s no time like the present to celebrate life and love.   If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to remember that all we

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Love Will Never Be Canceled

When things seem dark, remember that love is not canceled! I have to say it’s been a bit of a tough weekend. My heart is with my sweet couple Kaki and Jeff who should have

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Happy Anniversary: Megan and Richard

I always have so much fun recalling all the wonderful couples and families I’ve worked with. Yesterday was Megan and Richard’s 5th anniversary, and I couldn’t help but share one of the best groom’s cakes

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Roots Entwined Together

Time for a poetry break! This beautiful reading is one of my all-time favorites for weddings. An excerpt from Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières: “Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and

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Insure Yourself – And Your Wedding!

We get this question a lot: “What is wedding insurance?” The bigger question: do you need wedding insurance? The short answer is, it’s a good idea, just in case! Here are three reasons: Vendor failure

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Light Becomes What It Touches

Time for a poetry break! I heard this poem in a class this weekend and fell in love with it. Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller Doctor, you say there are no haloes around

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Happy Anniversary: Sara and Jacob

Happy 5 year anniversary to Sara and Jacob, married 28 March 2015. May you be enveloped in love! I’d like to share the parents’ blessing from this beautiful ceremony, which they recited as they wrapped

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Types Of Rituals

What are the different types of rituals? There are many types of rituals, most of which deal with transition (changes that have happened, are happening, or may happen). It’s an important part of life and

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What Is Ritual?

What Is Ritual? Rite, Ceremony, Symbolic Act, Intention, Connection A vital part of any ceremony or rite is ritual. A ceremony depends on ritual to imbue it with meaning. Rituals themselves are ceremonies, in that

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I Love...

My husband

How lucky am I to have found the love of my life?


My husband and I speak to every pup we pass on the street. Every single one.


What else brings people together so well?


Forever an English major at heart


New places and cultures thrill me

My family

We’re always there for each other


My escape and my relaxation


The cycle of life through the seasons never ceases to amaze me

The beach

The sea recharges my spirit


Songs and lyrics are integral to my life


For real…always have, always will!