"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.

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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Bright Idea: Stop By and Say Hi

Happy Candlemas and Groundhog Day! Winter is turning toward spring, I’m seeing daffodils blooming (so early!) and today I’m thinking of this beautiful February wedding at Summerour Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. In the dark of

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Bright Idea: Seating Chart Board

Bright idea of the week: an artistic seating chart board with names listed by table on cards attached to a fabric-covered board inside the frame. The twist? A monogram or pattern to coincide with the

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Bright Idea: A Note Of Gratitude

This is by far one of our favorite thank you note ideas from one of our beautiful couples, Sam and Joey! At their wedding, they added these lovely little notes of gratitude to each place

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Your Love Story As A Work Of Art

Whether you are looking for the perfect wedding gift or want to surprise your spouse with a precious memento, look to Love Notery. They specialize in custom pieces of art centering around your love story

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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!