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Ellie and Jeff

Filed in Review, Wedding — August 5, 2021

Last weekend I married Ellie and Jeff in the backyard of the new home they had just purchased. It was an intimate ceremony but made more abundantly joyful and celebratory because of the family and friends that joined us remotely. With the small number of guests able to physically be present, we did a ring warming ritual before exchanging rings.

In a ring warming ritual, the rings are passed around in a small bag for each guest to hold. Prayers, blessings, good thoughts, and wishes are bestowed upon the couple before the rings are exchanged.

We also were anticipating the possibility of some unexpected guests. Jeff and Ellie have 2 families of wild turkeys that roost in their tree at night. During the rehearsal the day before, about 11 turkeys ran through the yard.

Here is a review that Ellie recently posted on Wedding Wire and Google Business:

“We contacted Pat via her website, she replied to us very quickly, set up a video call with us to discuss our special day, and got to know us. Thanks to her, everything went smoothly, and she created our perfect day the way that we envisioned it.”


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KORU (kor-roo) is the Maori word for “loop.” For the indigenous people of New Zealand, the koru spiral represents a fern frond beginning to unfurl. The koru symbol embodies new beginnings, a new phase of life, renewal, hope for the future, positive change, personal growth, working in harmony, bringing people together, and being mindful of the good things in life.

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