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All Weddings Are Special

No matter the venue or the size, all weddings should be special. The four weddings I had over the past three days are great examples:
Thursday evening was small and intimate at the Old North Bridge with the groom, bride, her mother, and daughter in attendance. Some visitors to the park watched respectfully from a distance and applauded at the end.Although we were not allowed to perform the ceremony on the bridge, the couple had obtained a permit to perform the ceremony in the park. It was lovely.
Friday evening the venue was a beautiful secret garden in Sterling with the bride and groom, her three daughters and his son along with about 60 guests. The ceremony was emotional and meaningful as we included the children in by having the groom give presents to his new daughters-in-law and the bride giving a gift to her new son-in-law. The mystical music by my friend Celtic harpist Tristan Hall added to the beauty of the ceremony.
Saturday afternoon about 50 people gathered at a condominium clubhouse for a simple but moving wedding. We included the red rose ceremony as a special element, also dealing with the realities of life.
Finally, Saturday evening was an elegant wedding at Wachusett Mountain.with about 100 guests. Although the sun was hot, the outdoor venue was lovely and the highlights of the ceremony were the antics of the ring bearer and flower girl.After the ceremony, the bride and groom were whisked away on the quad lift to the top of the mountain for pictures.
Four very different weddings -- each different, each each beautiful, each special.

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