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

Kathleen and Daniel – L’Auberge de Sedona

Kathleen and Daniel got married at the beautiful “SpiritSong” deck high on the hill at L’Auberge de Sedona. It was a gorgeous early Fall day, and the red rocks were glowing as only they can do when it gets close to sunset. L’Auberge is a lovely property – for a private location, one of the prettiest places to get married … Read More