Linda has dedicated her career to helping individuals, groups and organizations identify a vision for what they want, then develop and implement a path to get there. The part of her work she has found the most satisfying and powerful is sharing in celebration the meeting of milestones along the way.
As a humanist, Linda is committed to celebrations that contribute to the ability of people to lead meaningful lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity. Linda embraces an approach based on reason, creative expression and our common humanity rather than religion.
Linda draws from her compassion, creativity, sense of fun and enjoyment of people in order to hear what is important to you about your celebration. Together you will determine what is the story you want to tell about your life event and what is the best way to help the people in your life engage with the story. Linda is an experienced and captivating writer and speaker and can be trusted to create the atmosphere you desire.
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wedding planning and decoration ideas
Your guests won’t be expecting any drinks until the reception, so give them a pleasant surprise by setting up a table of light beverages on the way into the ceremony. Just don’t serve anything too strong — think: mimosas or fruit-infused iced teas they can sip before taking their seats (and don’t forget to have nonalcoholic versions too!).
A Photo Booth
Having a photo booth is a surefire way to capture memories a photographer might miss. For an extra-special touch, outfit your booth with themed props (snorkel gear and an under-the-sea backdrop for a summer wedding, opera masks and monocles for a formal affair, etc.) to get your guests in the mood; then be sure to send them a copy of their photo in your thank-you note.
Social Media Integration
Start the party long before your wedding day with a brilliant wedding website (computer science degree not required). Get your guests involved with live tweets or an Instagram feed, so you and your guests have a record of the day just as it happened. Upload vlogs (aka video blogs) of your bridal party, poll guests on the reception music, add animated elements, or even create a “wedding guest of the week” spotlight column.
Surround yourself with love
Traditionally, you get married with your guests all seated behind you.Unfortunately, they miss out on the best part—seeing your faces as you say your vows to one another. Give your guests a better view of the action by arranging the chairs in a full circle or semicircle surrounding you and your groom. Dealing with a larger guest list? Set up several concentric rings of chairs, or for short vows, you can do an inner circle of seated guests and an outer one of folks who stand.
Providing Officiant and wedding planning services is one of the many services I can provide. Need help with your wine list? I’m a certified Sommelier and can provide you great options that compliment your dinner menu. Services also include Celebration of Life, New Arrivials, Namings and Adoption ceremonies.