Vow Renewals, Sweethearts and Gay Marriage

August 27, 2015 by Laurine Laxer

We’ve been privileged, this week, to do quite a few vow renewal ceremonies AND gay commitment ceremonies. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, we’ve also had some childhood sweetheart marriages, where people have reconnected. For us, an absolutely fabulous month. Also a very cohesive – connected – one too!

What all of these, seemingly very different, ceremonies have in common, is the uncommon fact, that in the 21st century, all have bucked th=dds and are willing to commit to each other.


August 27, 2015 by Laurine Laxer

I was watching one of those wedding shows on reality tv, and was mesmerized by the stiletto heels that everyone was precariously perching on. Years ago, when I came to this Island, I lost the heel tips off every pair of Italian and Frency

Too Many Cooks

August 26, 2015 by Laurine Laxer

There’s an old saying that too many cooks can spoil the broth. Tonight, I learned that the same can be true about too many photographers and iPhone videographers at a wedding.

Reality TV and Other Really Stupid Things

August 26, 2015 by Laurine Laxer

I had one of those Fridays, where I was working on the computer and waiting for phone calls, so, like many of you on a Friday, I turned on the TV to do some wedding research. There are a few cable channels that have wedding shows, but there’s one that’s dedicated to the wedding biz on Fridays.

So here’s what I learned:

You can never please everybody. Someone will say not enough flowers, someone else will say too many. Your mother might want you to wear her dress, but it’s out dated and looks like hell on you. We all, yes, all of us, even Heidi Klum, have body issues and some gowns just don’t look good on you.

If you’ve planned your wedding since you were 6, just STOP right now and look at who you are, who your fiancĂ© is, and plan a wedding for the both of you, TODAY, when you should be a lot more grown up than you were at 6.

Custom Vows

January 31, 2015 by Laurine

_DSC9883It’s been a while since I wrote a blog. We’ve been awfully busy doing a lot of same sex marriages. We are so happy that they are finally legal in Florida and we believe that very soon , they will be legal throughout America.

Of course, we also do ceremonies for couples of the opposite sex and I just wanted to share a bit of an email from a client. We’re doing a 10th anniversary vow renewal for her and her husband.

I’ve been a professional writer for all of my adult life, so one of the things that I can offer our clients is custom vows. Like I used to do with newspaper interviews, I ask some questions and try to get a feel for my couples. Then I try to communicate THEM in what I write.

I take it very seriously and it is always an extreme delight for me to receive emails like the following”

“WOW!!! I actually teared up! I really appreciate you Laurine! I feel like you really get us and our love! I cannot wait to meet you and recommit myself to my husband! ”

I LOVE my job!!!!