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Mindful Strategies For Writing Your Vows

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Stephanie Boye for her Love Notes From The Lightbox vlog series, where each topic aims to speak to the heart of issues couples approaching the aisle may be facing. Stephanie’s goal for this project is to help “our couples have better and stronger loving relationships.”

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Brittany + Kyle, To Live An Adventure

Brittany and Kyle were married in the lush colorful gardens of Skytop Lodge this past summer. Friends and family came from all over the country to experience a Travel-Adventure themed destination wedding which celebrated their love story while incorporating traditions from their Christian and Jewish heritages as well as starting a new one–A Love Map to document their journey of a lifetime.

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Ex-Voto Personal Storytelling With A Wedding Cake Portrait

In the early part of 2008, still in the trenches planning the Delaware River Food + Wine Festival for that fall, I had heard of an artist who had gained some notoriety for creating a series of sainted kitchen appliances and aprons…the exact subject matter this Julia Child-admiring, vintage-apron-collecting, recent-Kitchen-Aid-owner was interested in. I knew I had to meet her.

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Rachael + Ed, With A Little Help From Their Friends

Rachael + Ed set their promises in stone at the Mountain Springs Lake Resort on a perfect May day. Their wedding ceremony involved thoughtful physical participation, involved many senses and will not soon be forgotten by their family and friends.

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Ganga + Joe, Dreaming Together

Joe and Ganga wanted a wedding ceremony that would tell their love story while combining the traditions from their Catholic and Sri Lankan Buddhist cultures. They were married at Philadelphia’s Top of the Tower this summer, surrounded by family and friends who had traveled from all over the world to witness the start of their marriage.

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Lori + Erman, Modern Day Fairytale

This spring, Erman and Lori tied the knot at the scenic Lake House Inn in Perkasie, PA. A warm, fun-loving and good-natured couple, they inspired me to tell their ceremony love story like I’ve never done before–in the style of a fairytale.

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Amber + Joe, All The Little Things

Amber and Joe, scientists who first met at a local university in 2010, celebrated the start of their married life, surrounded by their family and friends this summer at the scenic Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

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