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October 2019

language of love
Ceremony
October 28, 2019

The language of love

What kind of person are you? You have a unique opportunity to express the essence of who you are during your wedding vows. These few minutes define the rest of your life. Consider them carefully. For inspiration, let’s soak in some beautiful expressions of the language of love found in literature. Shakespeare William Shakespeare expresses the depth of love succinctly in this passage from “Romeo & Juliet:” “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.” The Velveteen Rabbit Do you remember that…
movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies
Ceremony
October 21, 2019

The best movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies evoke strong emotions

The cinema is a treasure trove of great music for soon-to-be married couples. Last week, we considered some of the most romantic music written by the legendary Italian composer, Ennio Morricone. This week, let’s broaden our scope and consider the best movie soundtrack songs for wedding ceremonies written by other great film composers. "The Feather Theme" Alan Silvestri wrote a simply exquisite piece called “The Feather Theme” for "Forest Gump," starring Tom Hanks. (You can download a free copy of the sheet music for your piano player at MuseScore.com.) Mr. Silvestri has scored the music for a number of films…
movie wedding songs
Ceremony
October 14, 2019

Movie wedding songs make great wedding ceremony music

Movie soundtracks are the new classical music. Some of the most innovative movie composers around are masters of the symphonic idiom. Some great movie wedding songs have emerged from the movie genre that you might want to consider for your Cincinnati wedding ceremony. Let’s focus on a single master of the form, the great Italian composer, Ennio Morricone. Mr. Morricone is a gifted composer of romantic melodies, a talent common among Italy’s finest composers. Gabriel's Oboe I recently attended a wedding where the bride made her entrance to a beautiful piece of music he composed in 1986 for the movie,…
pre-marriage counseling
Culture
October 7, 2019

Pre-marriage counseling builds stronger relationships

What do the Mayo Clinic and the Catholic Church have in common? They both recommend pre-marriage counseling before you get married. If you’re not religious, keep reading because this applies to you, too. Even Psychology Today says pre-marriage counseling is beneficial: “Studies reveal that premarital counseling is an effective tool to use as you begin your married life. Researchers have discovered that it is a helpful way to improve your communication and conflict management skills while increasing your overall relationship quality and satisfaction. Couples who engage in premarital counseling have a more realistic view of marriage and a deeper level…