VOWs Blog: an eclectic offering of articles and videos related to the wonderful (and sometimes wacky) world of weddings, marriage & relationships.
What a nice story! Kudos to this couple for being thoughtful and caring people instead of letting the negativity of losing their money sour the situation even more. That's turning lemons into lemonade and will surely come back in a positive way for the couple one way or another in their relationship.
By Nicole Pelletiere for Good Morning America:
An Illinois couple who canceled their original wedding plans amid the pandemic donated their catering deposit to help provide meals for those in need this Thanksgiving.
Emily Bugg, 33, and Billy Lewis, 34, used their $5,000 nonrefundable deposit to purchase 200 Thanksgiving dinners for clients of Thresholds, a nonprofit mental health provider dedicated to helping people with serious mental illnesses and substance use conditions.
"In the grand scheme of things, canceling a big wedding isn't the worst thing that could happen," Bugg, an outreach worker at Thresholds, told "Good Morning America." " We're happy to be married, and we're so happy that we could help Thresholds' clients feel the connection of a Thanksgiving meal as a result of the wedding cancellation."
Read the rest of the article here.
Having difficulty locating a minister or celebrant where you are traveling to for vacation or holiday? The Virtual Minister can help! Just like with this couple celebrating their 20th Anniversary in the Caribbean (as they've done every 5 years).
They couldn't find anyone locally to perform their Renewal of Vows ceremony but then creative thinking saved the day: after a quick Google search they found Virtual Online Wedding and Renewal of Vows and easily arranged a ceremony they said was just as moving and special as any of their previous ceremonies!
Nobody ever said being married is easy, as this couple learns shortly after their vows.
Following on the world's first Matrix themed Renewal of Vows ceremony -- https://youtu.be/FCPU4BG_xo4 -- VOWs is happy to present the same with a Star Wars theme for a fun and creatively-minded couple. May the Force be with them!
Wedding in New York that expected 10,000 guests stopped by New York officials over coronavirus infection fears
Ok sure, let's try to have a wedding with thousands of guests during a pandemic. Probably not the best way to start our your married life karma-wise in our humble opinion. From a Yahoo!life article:
New York health officials have shut down plans for a Hasidic Jewish wedding that was expected to attract up to 10,000 attendees, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday.
The wedding, which was reportedly for the grandson of a well-known Hasidic rabbi, was scheduled to happen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Monday, according to CBS New York.
However, state officials handed down an order barring the mass gathering from happening on Friday night as it would violate the current coronavirus restrictions. Read more...
It's super couples like these that remind me how wonderful it is to be a marriage celebrant -- even after 1,700+ ceremonies I will never, ever tire of feeling all the lovely emotions.!
Public health authorities in Maine say they fear a coronavirus outbreak stemming from a wedding and reception in the northern part of the state has the ability to undo much of the progress it has made battling the virus.
By DAVID SHARP Associated Press
PORTLAND, Maine -- A rural church wedding and reception on a beautiful day in the shadow of Mount Katahdin was no doubt a happy day. But it has spread misery ever since.
That single event on Aug. 7 is linked to outbreaks in at least two other locations in Maine, with more than 170 people contracting the virus and seven deaths since.
Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine Center for Disease Control, said the single event has the power to undo much of the state’s progress during the pandemic. The virus can become "the uninvited guest at every single wedding, party or event in Maine,” he warned.
The “super spreader” event started with wedding attendees in the Katahdin region and spread to the community at large and to a nursing home in Madison. An attendee worked at the York County Jail, 220 miles (355 kilometers) away, where there are more than 70 cases. The state is also investigating an outbreak at a church in Sanford, home of the wedding's officiant.
If you'd like to have true success in your marriage or romantic relationship all you have to do is follow the 5 fantastic tips provided by this super lovely couple celebrating their 50th Anniversary with Virtual Online Weddings & Renewal of Vows.
It was easy to see they had a special chemistry that many couples dream of, we can certainly learn from their inspiring advice.