Aleana's Bridal Store

Yesterday, I came across a beautiful bridal store that just recently opened named "Aleana's Bridal." Aleana custom makes her bridal dresses and uses only the finest material from Europe. When I asked her why she custom makes her dresses, she explained to me that many brides love to select different tops and customize them to fit their dream wedding dress. Aleana also houses designer dresses that are already made for those brides that don't want customization. Aleana also carries intimate bridal wear for that special honeymoon night along with other bridal assessories.

Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta, NJ

If you brides and grooms are looking for a fantastic place to get married in NJ, let me suggest the Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta, NJ. Larry Patton and his partner run the club which overlooks Lake Mohawk. The food was delicious and the scenery was beautiful.

Photographer Amy Rizzuto

I have not met many photographers that have the kind of energy that Amy Rizzuto has. Watching her today as she took photos of the bridal party, i was quite impressed. Amy demonstrated the different poses that really made the pictures come to life. She has a great eye and a wonderful demeanor about her. You can visit her website at:

What is the Difference between using a Minister verses a Celebrant

If your looking for an informal ceremony that has no personalization to it, then hiring a Minister will serve your purposes. However, if your looking for a tailor made ceremony that speaks about the both of you, then you should be looking to hire a Celebrant. Celebrants spend alot of time getting to know their couples and delivering a wedding script that is unique and memorable. Celebrants understand the rituals and traditions of their couples and can weave these formalities into a wedding script.

My Daughter's Cakes - Bogota, NJ

I recently did a wedding and came across a lovely wedding cake made by "My Daughter's Cakes" located in Bogota, NJ. Denise Smith, owner of this bakery explained to me how she got started watching her mother bake cakes many years ago. Denise works with couples and their budgets to create that special cake (see picture).

Blessing of the Animals - Hillsdale, NJ

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, The Almost Home Dog Rescue of NJ has invited me to perform an Animal Blessing in Hillsdale, NJ beginning at 10:00am. More details on the location site will be given as we get closer to that date.

How to handle an outdoor candle lighting ceremony with gusty winds

There are many times when a couple will have an outdoor wedding and would like to have a candle lighting ceremony. What happens if on that wedding day, it gets windy outside? The first thing I explain to the couple is that they should be prepared if their wedding day turns out to be a windy day. The best remedy for this is to have battery operated candles just in case mother nature decides to attend their wedding. As a Celebrant, I always advise my clients to bring additional candles and two lighters. You must always be ready for the unexpected!

Many ways to incorporate your beloved dog in your wedding ceremony

Many brides and grooms ask me how to have their beloved Fido in their wedding ceremony. As a Celebrant, my job is to make these requests a reality. I work with the couples and show them the sites that they can go on to get their pooch a beautiful wedding outfit fit for a queen or king. Next, I will weave the dog's role into my wedding script and do a wedding rehearsal to show them how their dog will come down the aisle. In the end, the dog is a big hit and so is the wedding ceremony. This is what dreams and memories are all about when creating this special day.

Bergen County Celebrant Appears on TLC’s “Four Weddings"

“Being on TLC’s Four Weddings was a fantastic opportunity to show how interfaith marriages are on the rise,” Ms. Walker explains.


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