What is a prothalamion?

I just learned that a “prothalamion” is a poem written specifically to celebrate a wedding. The term was coined by Edmund Spenser (1552-1599), who is best known for his epic poem The Faerie Queen. Spenser wrote the first prothalamion to celebrate the double marriage of the two daughters of Edward Somerset, Earl of Worcester; Elizabeth Somerset and Katherine Somerset. Most … Read More

Sherri and Rob – L’Auberge de Sedona

Sherri and Rob got married creekside at L’Auberge de Sedona resort, on a beautiful Fall Sunday. As a Sedona wedding officiant, I hear a lot of really wonderful vows that couples make to each other. And, Rob and Sherri’s vows were some of the most moving and heartfelt I’ve ever experienced.  I was so choked up after hearing them that … Read More