Issue Date: May 2015

Spring Planting

When spring is in full swing, it’s almost as if being indoors is engaging in inappropriate behavior. Hiding inside is to live in exile, to

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The Wedding Venue

Nontraditional wedding and reception sites offer their own special charm and often cost less than traditional full-service venues. However, be sure to factor in time,

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Marrying Mr. Wright

On May 31, 1999, my loving friend Brian Wright and I did something completely unconventional. We married each other. Brian was one of the most

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Shall We Dance?

Finnish anthropologist Edward Westermarck recounts some alarming traditional marriage rites in his 1891 book, The History of Human Marriage. Con­tents include the bride or groom

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The Re-Wedding

By the time Trent and I had been married three years, our relationship was in pretty bad shape. All the joy and fun we’d shared

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The Power of Ritual

A skilled and sensitive officiant can do more than simply guide your wedding ceremony. He or she can guide you through the process of creating

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The Ring

Engaged couples have been exchanging gifts since the time of the Romans. Before betrothal rings became the dominant tradition around the 12th century, couples often

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