As a wedding officiant and life-cycle celebrant, I create rituals to celebrate the cycles of nature and the milestones of life. Among the milestones are weddings and baby blessings. Check out episodes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 13, 15, and 20.
Can't have everyone you want in your wedding party? Don't give those special people boring tasks! Give them a meaningful role in your ceremony. How? With a creative wedding ritual. Here are 3 of my "gift-giving" rituals. One involves bamboo an
Unity candles and sand ceremonies are lovely but couples do have other options. On this episode, you'll find ways to personalize the meaning of the traditional rituals and discover new rituals inspired by the four elements of earth, air, fire,
Include prayer flags for a visual wedding ritual or meaningful activity with children. Create fantastical blessings inspired by visionary activist Caroline Casey. Get Zita's take on what really happened when Dorothy Gale clicked her ruby slippe
How to use the physical and metaphysical properties of butterflies to create rituals for wedding ceremonies, funeral services, and memorial celebrations of life. Did you know that in some Native American traditions, a butterfly is thought to b
Did you know that unicorns like ash trees? That the locust tree represents strength and the will to live? That planting a juniper by the front door is said to protect the home from thieves? What magical gifts do the trees in your neighborhood o
Should an officiant add a "bad weather" clause to the contract? The Bride and Groom chose to be the ushers at the end of the ceremony. JP feels odd about the ceremony on a balcony. Renewal of Vows includes a very cool "Pre-Nup".