Ceremonies To Remember
"We don't remember days; We remember moments"
...Cesare Pavese


There are many blessings, ceremonies and special events that we must plan for and participate in throughout our lives. Ceremonies To Remember can help you plan and create such special moments...


A wedding from the heart is a ceremony that springs from your own deep feelings and arouses such feelings in all those who witness it. It is a sacred chalice for your love, an elegant frame for the portrait of you and your beloved as you are united by high hopes, profound emotion, and desire to honor your relationship by expressing it as a commitment made in the presence of family and friends.

With all the details of planning a wedding - rings, gown, tuxedo, reception, gifts - the actual ceremony and vows are often the last things you think about. But they are, of course, where the ultimate meaning lies - and where you have the most opportunity to express yourself. Here are some tips to remember as you plan...
  • Get swept away - spend a few evenings together indulging in the many words about love and marriage.
  • Put it in your own words - choose words that have meaning for you and that you actually think about that meaning.
  • Dare to be different - make your wedding rich with personality and culture, feel free to include things even if they are not completely wedding specific; what's most important is that the words, readings, music and sayings have meaning for you.
Are you considering traditional, civil, spiritual, interfaith or a creative wedding that totally reflects you and your partner's inner-self; broom jumping, unity candles, roses ceremony, hand-wrapping, glass breaking or tying the knot, then you have come to the right place, because you have complete control over your expression of love for each other.

Ceremonies To Remember
  wants to contribute to your joy and be a part of your unique and memorable wedding.

Rites of Passage

What exactly does this mean?

The encyclopedia states that a rite of passage is a ritual that marks a change in a person's social or sexual status. Rites of passage are often ceremonies surrounding events such as childbirth or other milestones within puberty, coming of age,  menopause, mid-life and death.

There are certain stages in our lives, moments of transition, during which we instinctly feel a necessity for greater guidance and protection of life's many changes. According to Arnold van Gennep, who has been attributed with popularizing the term Rite of passage, he explains that there are three phases - Separation, Liminalty and Incorporation.
  • During Separation, people withdraw from the group and move from one place to another.
  • Liminalty is the period between, when people have left a place or state but haven't yet identified with the next - a state of limbo.
  • Incorporation is the final state where people re-enter society and have completed their rites of passage.
Ceremonies To Remember believes there is no wrong way to celebrate life or a pass through life... this is your day and it is my job as your officiant to ensure that the ceremony is performed to your wishes.

In addition to the above ceremonies, let me help you to plan other special occasions, such as...

  • Vow Renewals
  • Baby Dedications
  • Adoption Blessings
  • Naming Your Baby
  • Family Blendings
  • Other Special Blessings, e.g.
                New Home
                New Business
  • Ship Christenings
  • Memorial Services

Connie Fowler, Interfaith Minister & Officiant
Westchester County, Hudson Valley, Metro New York & Tri-State Area

(914) 557-3573