Grief is a natural and personal response to a loved one’s death, but when the loss is a pet, we may feel as if we need to “get over it” quickly. The “rules” around mourning for our companion animal are less clear than they are for mourning human losses.
A celebration of life ceremony or memorial for your pet may help by giving you a way to remember and say goodbye.
And a gentle reminder: you don’t need to grieve alone. There are pet grief groups and counselors who specialize in helping humans work through this type of loss. ❤️ Photos of my sweet Godiva who passed away last week, unexpectedly. Her celebration of life will definitely feature water since swimming was her passion! ❤️🐾 #petreverend#txofficiant#officiant#petmemorial#labsofinstagram#rescuedog#rescuedogsofinstagram#texasdog
Having a lifelong and fun marriage is possible, but it takes work in a few areas…
LOVE… the core of any great marriage.
TRUST… to know you truly want the best for each other, even when it doesn’t feel like it at time.
DEDICATION… to stay open to one another, to learn and grow together.
FAITH… going forward together without knowing what the future holds, but knowing the One who holds it!
COMMITMENT… to hold true to the journey you pledge on your wedding day.
Lindsey and David were challenged with these words, embraced them, and dedicated themselves to spend the rest of their lives growing such a marriage... by the GRACE of God. It was so much fun officiating their BIG day! And wow, what a backdrop for such moments!
0 71 hour ago
I am typically not in the business of telling couples what they should and shouldn’t do on their wedding day. However, there is one aspect of the wedding ceremony that I really (really) encourage couples to do: which is writing their own vows.
Great vows come from the heart and no one is paying attention to how you decide to string the words together, just that you said them. As long as you’re honest and speak from the heart, your vows will be perfect because they’re yours!
I twerked on mom...Dan LEGIT rapped all of "No Guidance," and Amanda got the rager she wanted...hahaha 😜😍🖤
I'm still feeling the soreness from all the dance floor savagery...lol 😜 - at one point all of us were on the dance floor and it felt like we were back at Sawyer's in downtown Harrisburg & raging to whatever songs were being played...lol
I would do it all over again to watch you both say "I do" again, and see the happiness on your faces with all your family and friends. 😍 Amanda and Batman, thank you so, so, so much!
❤🍾❤🍾 LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED🍾❤🍾❤
These two were suuuuper unique. They wanted a sweet simple ceremony to tie the knot surrounded by their closest friends and family, and then they were going to throw a party another day. .
What I loved most about this day was the sincere, heartfelt but most importantly REAL vows they exchanged.
Listening to the two of them make their promises, I was overwhelmed by the level of growth and emotional intelligence they exuded. These guys weren't promising rainbows and sunshine, but raw honest meaningful things that would (in my opinion) make this marriage stand the test of time. .
This was powerful and beautiful. And I was honoured to be able to join them together. I am humbled and I will forever be grateful to do this work. 🙏🍃💗
Congratulations you two!!🍾🍾
I’m still swooning over this @thegrovenj wedding with @missjacksonbadd & @kevykev___ captures 📸 @amyanaizphoto The memory built was exceptional. ✨ SWIPE LEFT to see recap 😉
Bridal Gown @pantorabridal
Review ⭐️ 🌟 💫 🌟 ⭐️ ”Roxy is literally thee best officiant you can ask for! At the last minute we decided we didn’t want to do personal vows and she was so flexible with that adjustment. Roxy is on point, the personalized background she gives during the ceremony really puts you at ease. Can’t thank her enough for her professionalism. We are so proud we chose her.”
9 20015 hours ago
The Willow Heights Mansion is a well thought out Wedding Venue that has a lot of picture perfect set-ups throughout the property, which includes this Giant-Sized Metal Rustic Love Sign. Also Bri, Wedding Coordinator at Willow Heights Mansion, and the staff at this Wedding Venue are extremely friendly and easy to work with. I look forward to any future gigs at this wonderful location.
We are the officiants of the International Association of Professional Wedding Officiants @iapwo , banding together to raise industry awareness about the importance of a professional wedding officiant in the modern wedding. We are pro friends who educate and support each other year after year because we believe in community over competition! @weddingpro
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person 💖
1 2317 hours ago
I am thrilled to annonce that Dr Rainer Meadows Windsong will join us at the 1,000 Goddesses Gathering to lead a drum circle. Bring your own drum if you have one, or use one of Rainer's, she travels with a mini van full of magic!
Dr. Wingsong will also bless us with a vendor's table where she will offer her stunning art and other goodies!
Dr. Rainer Meadows Windsong embodies the divine feminine. She is a Soul coach, Mystic, Spiritual Teacher, Artist & also a Motivational Speaker. In addition, she offers End of Life Support. She has been a workshop & retreat presenter since 1991.
As a facilitator for positive transformation, she works with individuals over the phone & in person. for energy work, life purpose counseling, & personal as well as spiritual development.
Dr. Windsong is passionate about helping people rediscover their own spiritual truths in a safe non judgmental atmosphere. She encourages clients to explore their personal connection with the Divine through coaching techniques, meditation, visualization, creativity & EFT.
Dr. Windsong presents seminars on: Embracing the Divine Feminine, Leadership Development, Spirituality & Ethics in the Work Place & Creativity as a Problem Solving Tool.
Dr. Windsong facilitates Drum Circles for meditation, celebration & ceremony. A drum circle is a great tool for community & team building too.
Pastoral as well as spiritual counseling, christenings & memorial services are available.
She offers house clearings & blessings as well as croning ceremonies for wise women.
Contact Dr Windsong at 757. 672.3608 or via email: Spirithealer@ymail.com
For more information see her website: Windsongcreations.com
Or her professional FB page: Windsong Creations wedding minister.
0 818 hours ago
These are the moments that mean the most.
I never used to have time to ground down from travel, to download my experiences, and to unpack what I learned and want to take with me. Today is the first day I've held the space to do so in a very long time. It's hard to sit on my couch and "do nothing". But in that pause I'm discovering a different kind of strength: the discipline to be still, to observe, and to listen. For anyone who needs it, this is your reminder that you are worthy of ten deep breaths and the company of yourself today.
Bien occupée par l'écriture des dernières cérémonies de l'année, j'ai peu communiqué ces jours. Me revoici sur les réseaux. C'est parti pour les événements de l'automne. Retour au 21 septembre. Un soleil radieux pour ce premier jour de la saison. .
A&G de brillants scientifiques aux vies bien remplies. Leur cérémonie s'annonçait fascinante, riche et complexe. 7 ans d'histoire, 7 extraits de textes, 7 continents pour un voyage à travers les aspects fascinants d'une vie à deux.
Une aventure faite de science, de voyages, de jeux, de questionnements, de remises en questions, de surprises et surtout d'un amour sincère et profond. Tout un monde!
A la fin de ce périple un rituel des mains liées sous forme de réunification des continents par les proches. Car il fût un temps où ces terres étaient réunies, car l'amour est fait de nombreuses destinations. Les rubans sont remplacés par les alliances, symboles solides et durables. Les paroles exprimées et l'engagement pris imprimés sur un parchemin signé. Afin de ne pas oublier que la vie à deux est un long voyage et que si parfois il est semé d'embuches, il vaut grandement la peine d'être vécu. .
Un duo qui a compris que la vie de couple c'est comme beaucoup de choses, il est nécessaire d'y travailler et de l'entretenir pour obtenir des résultats. Travailleurs acharnés, leur relation ne peut que devenir plus belle à travers les ans. Ils nous ont bluffés par leur capacité d'analyse de leurs ressentis et émotions. Ils rêve de découvrir ensemble l'univers, ils sont bien partis pour. .
Ce joli moment a été accompagné par un superbe duo chant et guitare @ukuandlily . 🎶 Une belle découverte pour moi et les invités. .
Et une fois la cérémonie terminée, place à la chasse aux trésors grandeur nature. Un fabuleux jeu pour relier les invités entre eux! Quand deux physiciens créent une animation pour leurs invités, c'est du costaud!
1 3221 hours ago
Hey loved up couples. I've got an awesome FREEBIE for you! 🤘🏾😍
I've written a handy list for your wedding guests, to let them know how they can be the best guests EVER on your wedding day! 😆
It's easy to use, just tag them in the comments and they can show themselves over to the blog to read my top tips on how they can get the most out of your awesome day - such as...
* Don't be late!
* If you have a role to play, do it with enthusiasm! (otherwise politely decline)
* Put your phone on silent (and put it away!)
Plus 5 more brilliant tips.
Follow the link in the bio to read it in full.
And if you fancy stealing any of the points for your wedding invitations or order of service wording, go for it!
💗 You've worked hard to put together your dream day, let everyone know just how important it is to you that they are there, and how they can get the most out of it, too.
Photo by @nigeledgephoto
3 1821 hours ago
We become afraid for lots of reasons.😳
When we think about leaving our comfort zone...
Trying something new
Speaking our truth
Believing we'll fail
🤯What about the fear of never leaving our comfort zone... Staying stuck
Getting judged .
Let's just get this out of the way.
We are always being judged.
End of story.💯
Do what you want and don't let the fear of what other people will think or say stop you.
What feels scarier?😱
Staying exactly where you are.
Staying small, staying stressed out, continuing to believe in all your self limiting beliefs, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin.
Growing into exactly who you were born to be.
Living into your confidence, reducing your stress, shifting your mindset, habits and beliefs to transform you body, mind and soul.
It's okay to be afraid.😬
Feel the fear and then ask yourself
Staying exactly where you are
Being exactly who you want to be
I perform personalized ceremonies in LA & Ventura County’s tailored to each couple's dreams. I can add cultural or family traditions, and include friends, family members and children. From traditional to the unusual, I will prepare a ceremony that truly expresses each couples love for each other and their personalities.
2019 is booking up fast.
Call @MAKE IT OFFICIAL
Suzane Shelden, Ordained Minister/Officiant
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Look at all these happy faces!! I really do have the Best. Job. Ever. ♥️ Thank you to Noel and Priya for this wonderful new 5-star review:
My wife and I married in our backyard last month. We wanted a special wedding and chose Hannah Grace for the full range of services she offered. Something that no other officiant we looked at seemed to do. The in-depth inquiry Hannah sent us added to the depth of our personal processes and enriched the wedding day—and, I believe, our marriage.
Hannah was extraordinary in every detail. The two meetings we had in her office supported us to feel carried in our process. I always had the clear sense that Hannah was holding the entire process for us. Her responses to our questions were clear, in-depth and full of valuable information that let us craft the heart of our ceremony - which was unique to us and beautiful.
On our wedding day, Hannah's presence and her power made this a wedding that had at least three our guests say that this was the best wedding they had ever attended.
Thank you, Hannah, for your part in our beautiful and meaningful wedding.
1 4415 October, 2019
On the fence or even skeptical about PreMarital Coaching? 🤔 See what changed this couple's mind. For more information on how easy it is to get started from wherever you call home, visit the PreMarriage Coaching link in our profile!
The decor at the punk wedding I performed this weekend blew my mind! I was lucky enough to come home with a centrepiece that will have pride of place in my living room for years to come! Watch for it changing with the seasons and holidays! So much thanks to @my_aching_bones for inviting me to perform the ceremony for her and her sweet husband Stephen, and for giving me a skull centrepiece! And shoutout to @pseventsgroup for being incredible to work with - cant wait to do it again!
People always ask me what type of ceremonies I do... The answer is a simple one - any type you like!
I am always inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly and safe.
I understand SCAdian culture and know where Ealdormere is!
Cosplay is cool with me! Do I get to choose my alter ego?
I am happy to dress up - I do love a good costume party!
Religious (non-secular) and Non-Religious (secular) weddings are always welcome. ❤
I perform marriage ceremonies and final services (funerals, memorials, celebrations of life, graveside and scattering ceremonies) in any type of building or landscape as long as it is safe. ❤
Love started at the fair where this sweet couple went on the ride of their life❤️
Thank you so much Cassandra & Sean for the awesome review and for letting me bring your love story to life ❤️
It was an honor bonding your little family together ❤️ #allaboutthelove#wedding#officiant#wedding ceremony #forever#true love #love #❤️
0 515 October, 2019
He is like - did I really just marry my best friend - yes u did .... and the 2 of you look amazing 😉
What an honor and privilege it was to officiate the wedding of my friends Matt and (now) Caryn Rice!
Matt and I have been good friends since we met in 2007 as engineering interns in Arkansas, and have walked through many seasons of life together since then. I met Caryn when they started dating in 2015, and thought they were a great fit for each other.
After getting engaged, my challenge to them was for us to walk through a book by @timkellernyc called The Meaning of Marriage. They agreed, and this bible based book became the foundation from what I preached on during the ceremony.
In the book (co-written by Kathy - wife of 36 years), we were reminded that solid & lasting marriages are built on a strong foundation, and that takes deep intentionality & self sacrifice.
Here are a few excerpts from the book: "Love without truth is sentimentality; it supports and affirms us but keeps us in denial about our flaws. Truth without love is harshness; it gives us information but in such a way that we cannot really hear it. God's saving love in Jesus Christ, however, is marked by both radical truthfulness about who we are and yet also radical, unconditional commitment to us. The merciful commitment strengthens us to see the truth about ourselves and repent. The conviction and repentance moves us to cling to and rest in God's mercy and grace." "Therefore, when over the years someone has seen you at your worst, and knows you with all your strengths and flaws, yet commits him- or herself to you wholly, it is a consummate experience. To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” .
P.S. - I officiated the wedding as a special request to my long-time friend (Matt), and don't "do this" on any regular basis. If anyone needs a Christian wedding officiant, I'd recommend @brandonramey , who helped me in this process. Thanks bud!