Wednesday, March 25, 2009

INFORMATION: The Business of Marriage

The Business of Marriage: Long Term Planning to Talk About:
This article has some helpful, practical considerations to have after the wedding is over, and even before the wedding begins. PLEASE NOTE, however, the legal aspects only apply to KS state weddings/marriages...

Via Lawrence Journal World & News from Lawrence, Kansas.

Monday, March 16, 2009

COOL: Geek Cakes

Some of my most favourite ceremonies have been for and with geeks! In my search for geek wedding-related sites, i came across some photos of geek cakes.

Bolo 1, originally uploaded by Philipe Gomero.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

PHOTOS: Officiating in Anaheim, CA and Malibu, CA

At last! Here is a photo from a very special, very private wedding officiated in September 2008.

Yes, the bride and groom are both wearing mouse ears!

This couple were married in a beach ceremony in the New Year's Eve afternoon on the sand of Malibu.

Notice the waves in the background! The sun had basically set by the time we were done...and smiles were still all around.

Whether you seek a simple yet intimate wedding ceremony, or you plan to be married with all your friends and family present, don't forget the officiant! For more information please see website: A Non-Denominational Ceremony - An Orange County and Los Angeles Officiant.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

MUSIC: Sarah McLachlan - Don't Give Up On Us

From time to time, i like to share songs and music with you, especially if it is a piece that would work well in a ceremony. This is one of two new songs from Sarah McLachlan, off her "CLOSER: BEST OF" album. i know a lot of friends and couples who really dig her music! And i like her animal activism...

For more information please see ORANGE COUNTY AND LOS ANGELES WEDDING OFFICIANT: A Non-Denominational Ceremony.

Sarah McLachlan - Don't Give Up On Us
(via lyric site)

Love has taken me for a fool
Gotten out in time to save himself, mmmm.
Shoulda known better,
But I let things slide.
I took you for granted
That you'd always be,
The one for me.
Baby I stopped tryin.

Oh, baby don't give up on us.
I know your heart is full of doubt,
You don't need to be without
These loving arms

I'll hold you through your darkest hour
I'll be using all my power,
So I can reach you.
Oh my love, don't give up on us.

Am I living alone here,
Or have I turned to dust?
It hurts, it hurts to wait for just a little love.
You must… give me a sign love.
Can’t you see me standing here?
Alive and well with all the hope,
You'll be, the one for me.
Baby ill keep trying.

Oh baby don't give up on us
I know your heart is full of doubt
You don't need to be without
These loving arms.

I’ll hold you through your darkest hour.
I'll be using all my power,
So I can reach you.
Oh my love, don't give up on us.

Maybe the way out is here;
It went where it all begins.
We can’t go on, living on a cloud
We'll never find our way home.

Oh, let me reach you, oh my love
Come on let me in.
Oh let me hold you, oh my love
Don't give up on us.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


i am always on the lookout for interesting things online, to share with you professionally and personally. POST SECRET has been a favourite website for some time.

In case you have never seen Post Secret, it is "an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard". The creator of Post Secret receives so many contributions that he is unable to keep each week's selections online permanently.

i came across these two Post(ed) wedding Secrets recently. they aren't the cheeriest posts, but then again, the cards often are not.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

NEWS: Prop. 8 Supreme Court Arguments Begin...follow on Twitter?!

If you are unable to watch the Prop. 8 broadcasts online, on TV, or at a live viewing place, you can follow the goings on on TWITTER... NCL Rights is tweeting. You don't need to login or register, just click on the link and read!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

NEWS: Attorney General Jerry Brown - on why "Proposition 8 Should Be Struck Down"

An excerpt from Jerry Brown's 3 March 09 piece via the Huffington Post:

"The (argument against Proposition 8) case touches the heart of our democracy and poses a profound question: can a bare majority of voters strip away an inalienable right through the initiative process? If so, what possible meaning does the word inalienable have?"

NEWS: Live Video of California Supreme Court Hearing on Proposition 8

The Supreme Court has announced that an oral argument will be held in the Prop. 8 cases tomorrow, Thursday, March 5, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The three cases being heard challenge the constitutionality of Proposition 8: Strauss v. Horton, S168047; Tyler v. State of California, S168066; City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078 (the Supreme Court orders may be viewed here). In the cases before the court, the court has issued an order listing the following three issues to be briefed and argued:

  1. Is Proposition 8 invalid because it constitutes a revision of, rather than an amendment to, the California Constitution?
  2. Does Proposition 8 violate the separation of powers doctrine under the California Constitution?
  3. If Proposition 8 is not unconstitutional, what is its effect, if any, on the marriages of same-sex couples performed before the adoption of Proposition 8?

The court will issue a written opinion in the cases within 90 days of oral argument. Proposition 8 was a statewide ballot initiative passed by a majority of California voters in November 2008.

To watch a live stream of the hearing, tune in to the CALIFORNIA CHANNEL or on SFGTV online. If you live in the Bay Area, you can also tune in to Comcast cable channel 78 and Astound cable channel 28.

For further information, please consult these websites:
California Courts official website