November may not seem like the most romantic month, but it is a great time of the year to plan your joyous wedding or commitment ceremony. Thanksgiving is all about being grateful for our abundant blessings, and a perfect time to honor your love for each other with ceremony and wedding rituals such as a Hand Blessing with Water or a Nature Exchange. December holidays are around the corner – a magical time of the year for candlelight rituals including lighting a Unity Candle, integrating the various spiritual traditions that are celebrated and bringing more love-light to your lives and those who love you. The New Year can be a symbolic new beginning for your relationship and a fun time to make your commitment legal and permanent or to create a Vow Renewal ceremony. Your ritual can be deep and spiritual, to fit the season, or simple, light and magical. There are many venues here in northern Vermont and New Hampshire including, but not limited to, the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, The Inn at Mountain View Farm in East Burke, Vermont and the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire that offer that cozy, golden glow of a warm fireplace as well as a more majestic view of snow-covered mountains. I would love to share your Holiday wedding with you!
Brew me a cup for a winter’s night.
For the wind howls loud, and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I’ll toast your bright eyes,
my sweetheart fair.
~Minna Thomas Antrim, “A Night Cap,” A Book of Toasts, 1902