Monday, February 9, 2015

Who Can Marry Us? Wedding Officiants of Wichita and South Central Kansas.

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There are two forms of Wedding Officiating that we offer.
At Your Special Location Ceremonies and Our Wedding Chapel Venue.
We also list several wonderful Venue Suggestions and Wedding Ideas on our Blog for your consideration.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Unique Wedding Ceremony Ideas That Will Really Wow.

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Create You Own Wedding Song

Create your very own wedding love song to be played while guests are being seated prior to your ceremony during your Unity Ceremony and/or then again during the first dance together as husband and wife during the wedding reception for a truly unforgettable  wedding experience. Create an unforgettable musical experience by combining your love story with storytelling and music. Every song is 100% unique, written and produced for you by passionate musicians. 


 

Unity In Glass

Receive a matching Unity Pendant with your order, complements of Life's Precious Vows.

 The Unity Ceremony is the most celebrated focal point of your wedding ceremony. Make it last forever and beautifully with Unity In Glass. Unlike other unity ceremony accessories that eventually end up stuffed in the back of a closet, Unity In Glass is the ever enduring exception. You'll be proud to display this elegant and timeless sculpture  created on your wedding day for all the years to come. 

 Receive a matching Unity Pendant with your order, complements of Life's Precious Vows.

 

Wedding Bouquet
Family Heirloom Charms

Add these beautiful custom wedding bouquet charms of your grandmothers and/or dear family members to symbolize their walking down the isle with you. 


Something Blue

 This lovely and delicate custom embroidered baby blue bridal garter will fit in perfectly.

 

Wedding Bells

  It used to be popular to throw rice at the bride and groom after the ceremony. Nowadays, most wedding venues no longer permit rice throwing.
  However, the custom still fondly prevails, but with a the oldest of customs  making a big come back.  Having your guests ring wedding bells after the ceremony is a custom that has actually been around far longer than the rice throwing custom. and it's absolutely lovely touch when exiting the ceremony site. 

Learn more at Lifes Precious Vows Ceremonies and Celebrations

 

Spring Chapel Weddings, Little Secrets and Big Savings



There's a little secret that adds up to "Really Big Spring Wedding Savings" when you know what to look for.  Savvy Wichita Brides know that the real bargains begin in December, that is...when you know where to go. If you were planning on waiting for the January Bridal Shows to roll out before shopping for your wedding venue, then you've waited too long.

Savvy Brides know that the "Real Deals" come along in the winter months  and...are snatched up in the blink of an eye!

Which could be why it appears to be a secret, these bargains don't last long before there gone. That said, lets waste no time getting to these Spring Wedding Bargains. If you have been dreaming of a Chapel / Church Wedding with all the traditional trimmings, then this is defiantly for you!

You see, most Chapel / Church venues are non-commercial venues. As such, these venues are offered at very affordable non-commercial rates and are open to any faith without requiring membership or pre-marital counseling, unless of course you wish to...it's always your choice.

Theses sort of venues are always staffed by the Chapel / Church volunteer members and they are always warm, welcoming and very eager to do anything they can to make your wedding as wonderful and as precious as it can possibly be. The funds created by hosting weddings are used for a number of very note worthy community projects, such as youth groups, young mother's diaper panty as well as other various special service to others projects. Now, that's refreshing isn't it? Not only are you getting a beautiful wedding venue, your also supporting wonderful and needed community projects...Win...Win!

Currently we are offering our special winter discounts!
Here's how it works.

Big savings are to be had with this limited time offer. Reserve your wedding date by Jan 31st with only a $50.00 reservation fee, then nothing more until the day of your wedding.
The extra bonus is, you can choose from available dates ranging from now through June 2016. Win...Win...Again!
"Click Here" to see these amazing super affordable Chapel Venue Specials. 

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wedding Ceremony Styles and Forms

 
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Which ceremony form and style best fit’s your wedding desires and personalities?

 Let’s begin to break it down by addressing the basics of each wedding form and style.



Ceremony Forms:

Traditional. These are typically faith-based and culled from the tradition the bride and groom were born into.

Non-denominational. A spiritual ceremony that includes reference to God, but does not adhere to any particular religious protocol.

Non-religious. Usually includes no reference to faith and typically does not mention God. (Some people call it a civil ceremony, but in fact a civil ceremony often mentions God).

Interfaith. This is a blending of two or more faiths, by including aspect of religion or religious rituals or readings that are symbolic of each faith.

Intercultural. This is a blending of cultures – such as a Filipino veil ceremony with a Chinese red string ritual and yet can certainly also blend religious aspects.


Any Ceremony Form, for the most part,  may be applied to any Wedding Style.


Wedding Styles:

Black Tie, Formal, Informal, Casual and Elopement.
These are the terms used to dictate the level of formality, attire and ambiance of a wedding. Each style type plays an important part in the planning, direction and execution of your wedding as a whole.

Your preference will determine the ceremony style and direction, the reception, dining service, menu details and the capacity and ambiance of the wedding venue.

Of course, contingent on your personality styles, comfort zones and budget, each wedding style will have different levels of presentation, preparation and cost involved. When beginning to formulate your wedding plans it’s important to consider what you and your spouse-to-be will be most comfortable with.

The wedding style you select will also indicate what attire your wedding party and guests will wear. Everything about the wedding plans will hinge on your wedding’s overall level of style and level of formality, which should also be clearly indicated within your wedding invitations.


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 If you and your partner are usually on the casual side, then having a black tie wedding may not be comfortable fit for you. Then again, this is one time in your life when you may very well want to go all out, splurge and really crank up the formality and grandeur of your big day.
As you consider the elements of your wedding, strive to keep within the same level of formality and style throughout your wedding event so that entire day will flow with ease, grace and style.

Now, let’s take a look at what each wedding style typically entails.

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Unity In Glass
Elegant, Symbolic, Eternal.

Taking Your Unity Ceremony to the next level of personalization and artistic expression. Much more lasting than a candle or a sand. Create a beautiful, symbolic, highly personal, one of a kind hand crafted glass sculpture of the moment of your union in marriage. The perfect wedding, vow renewal or blended family gift.

Formal Black Tie

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A Black Tie Style Wedding

Traditionally, black tie attire marks a very formal event — one that takes place in a grand hall, a house of worship or an upscale hotel, the reception provides an elaborate menu, beginning with cocktails and a full service dining staff. The reception is typically 200 Plus guests and a large wedding party. Black tie weddings don’t have to be in the evening. Your wedding can begin in the late afternoon and still be very formal. Brides and bridesmaids wear elegant, full-length gowns (with a full train and veil for the bride), and grooms and groomsmen wear traditional black tailcoats and pants, white stiff shirts with white ascot ties, black socks and shoes.

Formal

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A Formal Style Wedding


A formal wedding is typically held in a house of worship or hotel, starts in the afternoon or evening, has a sit-down dinner or buffet at the reception and features at least 150 Plus guests.


The bride and groom each traditionally have between three and six attendants. The bride at a formal wedding wears a full-length gown with a sweep or chapel train, and a fingertip veil. Grooms and groomsmen wear tuxedos: black coats, black pants, white shirts, black vests and black ties. Bridesmaids match in full-length dresses.



Semi Formal

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A Semi-formal Style Wedding

A semi-formal wedding can be held in a house of worship, but you can also have one in a home, an outdoor location or another spot. It traditionally starts in the afternoon, has a simple meal or refreshments at the reception, with a guests list of 100 Plus.
The bride and groom each have between three to seven attendants each.

The bride wears a full- or cocktail-length gown with a short train or no train at all and a fingertip veil. The groom and groomsmen wear matching tuxedos or dark suits, and bridesmaids wear matching full- or cocktail-length gown
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Casual

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The Casual Style Wedding

A casual wedding is usually held during the day in a home, garden or another location that isn’t a house of worship. It has a simple meal or refreshments at the reception and  the guest list of 100.

The bride and groom typically have   two to three attendants each.


Informal brides may wear a knee- or cocktail-length wedding dress with no veil or anything from a pantsuit to a linen sundress. The men might wear suits and ties or shorts and flip-flops, depending on the occasion.

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The Simple Wedding

 This  Wedding Style generally consist of gatherings of up to 75 guests or less.
The ceremony style is very relaxed and casual. No rehearsal is necessary for this comfy cozy informal wedding style. The bridal couple is most often accompanied by only one attendant each, if at all. This ceremony style is most  popular for Blended Family Weddings, Encore Weddings, Theme Weddings and Vow Renewal Celebrations.
It's  a lovely, heart warming, casual ceremony style that is very well suited for homes, gardens, parks, hotels.



Mini Wedding

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 Mini Wedding
   This lovely little "Just Marry Us" style ceremony is perfect for small intimate gatherings of 35 guests or less.
A Simply Sweet Short Ceremony, no rehearsal necessary.




Elopement

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 Elopement Ceremony

A romantic little ceremony with 2 to 20 guests. A Simply Perfect Little Romantic Elopement.
  Just right for B&B's, hotels, homes or parks.
There are several wonderful ceremony locations we can suggest to you.






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Ceremony Music

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Live Ceremony Music Suggestions.To help you on your way to exceptional live music choices, here are my favorite Live Music Vendors, all tried and true. Visit the links provided below to listen to samples of their music.


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Rev. Allie

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Unity In Glass, Taking Your Unity Ceremony to the Next Level

Unity In Glass

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Order Today
Unity In Glass




Taking Your Unity Ceremony to the next level of personalization and artistic expression.




Much more lasting than a unity candle or a sand ceremony you are creating a symbolic, highly personal, one of a kind art piece for your home.

The process is collaborative and captures your spirit. You’re working together with a highly skilled glass artist to create a work of art that will last a lifetime. You will show and tell the story again and again in the years to come.

Receive a matching Unity Pendant with your order, complements of Life's Precious Vows. 
 

Inexpensive Park Wedding Venues in South Central Kansas

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There is no lack of beautiful and affordable wedding venue options in South Central Kansas!  

Community parks and communities facilities offer the best bargains around for your wedding budget.


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Check out these South Central Kansas Park Directories for Andover, Augusta, Derby, El Dorado, Haysville, Mulvane and Wichita.

Over 80 beautiful parks to choose from, many offer community facilities at very affordable rates. Have a beautiful and affordable wedding at one of the several Wichita, Derby, Andover and Mulvane Kansas locations.

You can choose from lakeside, ponds, waterfalls, garden and riverside locations, all beautifully maintained and at a fraction of the cost of a privet or commercial venue.


Affordable Christmas Wedding Ideas. There's no place like home!

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I think Dorthy from the Wizard of OZ had it right when she said "There's no place like home", especially where home weddings are concerned.



  All winter weddings have a certain cozy charm that simply can’t be matched or duplicated at any other time of year, especially if you've decided on having a home wedding.

Home weddings during the winter months are always comfortable, relaxed, loaded with fun and just exude love. There’s always such a special intimate excitement and a feeling of love in the air that is shared among family and friends that’s uniquely one of a kind.  Gathering together in a home setting for your wedding is naturally so welcoming, joyful, and truly personal.

 Affordable wedding options are more important than ever today. Home winter weddings are very gentle on the wedding budget purse strings and offer endless decorating options, limited only by your imagination.

Although home winter weddings are inexpensive, you’d never know it. Each home wedding that I have officiated has looked and felt delightfully lavish, whimsical and deliciously romantic even on the smallest of wedding budgets.

I have always marveled at and greatly enjoyed how each holiday wedding theme was lovingly weaved together by the hosting family members to create a very personal wedding  experience  for the bride and groom. These loving personal touches just can’t be fully expressed in any other venue outside of a home setting.

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As a wedding minister, I always enjoy seeing the beauty and joy of family and friends coming together with such enthusiasm and creativity in honor of the wedding couple.  Home winter weddings are alive with TLC and loaded with such wonderful personal expressions in such an unforgettable loving way.

The hosting families working along with the wedding couple’s visions have created some truly unique Ceremony Alters within the home venue. Fire places are often used for the marriage vows to take place. They are often decorated with an assortment of beautiful candles, crystals, favors and flowers matching the bride’s bouquet.

For the ceremony talented and crafty family members and friends have created hand made wedding arches of every imaginable style. Each one has always blended in so beautifully with the chosen wedding theme, you’d swear it came from a professional florist and cost a pretty penny. Some wedding arches have been designed with little personal wedding mementos and favors, which are then handed out to all who attend after the ceremony has concluded. How clever is that?!

What about food and drink? No worries there! Everyone seems to jump at the chance of creating their own specialty dishes and drinks for the wedding reception. I have seen some very impressive reception spreads that easily rival any catering company. There’s no lack of family favorites on the table. In my way of seeing things, nothing is better than home made!


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However, if cooking isn’t where your talents lay there’s no need for concern. There’s every sort of catering one could possibly image and all available locally. Many catering companies offer services of setting everything up, serving and cleaning up afterwards.  Certainly a wonderful option to consider, and with all the money you’ll save on having your wedding at home, you’ll be able to easily afford this luxury if you choose to.

The Wedding Cake is generally placed on a special table and surrounded with a mountain of wedding gifts, cards with festive accent decorations tying into the wedding theme.

Some families that own guest houses or cabins have offered them to the newly weds as a wedding gift for their honeymoon getaway. Beautifully decorated and fully stocked with all sorts of wonderful goodies, so the newly weds can hold up there for days on end.

No matter the time of year, Home Weddings are becoming a very popular choice for many To Be Wed Couples. So if you looking for some very affordable wedding magic, look close to home, that’s where you’ll find it.
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