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Weddings do not have to be complicated

I think about the ceremony I prepared and performed on Tuesday for Julie and Doug. They had planned on having a Justice of the Peace perform for them, but due to a timing issue that did not work out for them. They were dressed in their wedding clothes. Their niece and nephew who stood up […]

New record for least amount of lead time

I was in my car wearing shorts and a golf shirt at 11:15 am this morning. Julie asked if I could perform her wedding to Douglas in the next hour or so. I received some pertinent information. Changed into a suit and tie and prepared a very short and sweet ceremony for the two of […]

Waiting on the Supremes

It’s no longer legal to block a black from eating in public restaurants, or use public bathrooms. Why do we still allow states to decide whether all law abiding citizens should have access to the benefits of marriage? States should not have the ability to limit rights to citizens. States should also not have the right to […]

I’d like to welcome Patrick Reilly as our newest associate

Patrick Reilly joined with Daybreak Ceremonies today as an associate Reverend in the Buffalo area of western New York. Patrick will be a wonderful addition to the growing number of Daybreak Ceremonies associates. He welcomes the opportunity to be of assistance to all couples wishing to wed or renew their vows in the greater Buffalo […]

It’s been an exciting summer so far.

Apologies again for the long absence from this page. Since I’ve last posted I’ve conducted 10 wedding ceremonies and 2 funerals. Daybreak Ceremonies truly allows me to see the full range of emotion and human interaction. One of the most interesting ceremonies I’ve officiated recently was a ceremony that combined the language and feel from […]

Skype is showing up in new places all the time

Daybreak Ceremonies performs many more weddings than other ceremonies, and this wedding season has been quite busy. Today I’d like to talk about a recent Funeral Ceremony I prepared and officiated. The family is scattered along the East coast. The 90 year old twin brother of the gentleman whose wife passed away was not able […]

Engayged Weddings is not just for same sex ceremonies and I made the New York Times

Just got back from a really special wedding in Aiken, SC. There were several things about this wedding that were unique. The first is that the couple found me on Engayged Weddings. A gay/same sex friendly site. The bride let me know right off the bat that she and her fiancé were having a traditional […]

Just officiated one of the most satisfying ceremonies ever.

Every ceremony is wonderful. The brides are beautiful and brimming with hope, promise and thoughts for a wonderful life together. The grooms are excited, usually dressed to the nines and the audience shares the joy and the love in palpable ways. Today’s ceremony was conducted at the correctional facility in Manson, NC. The table that […]

Daybreak Ceremonies is expanding!

One of the goals for Daybreak Ceremonies, besides continuing to create really beautiful and meaningful wedding or other celebrations, is to bring associates into the practice. There are times I’m simply not able to provide the ceremonies requested. Due to the great work of BC-Creative we’ve updated the website. We’ve added a Staff page. Now […]

How nice is this?

Mike and Cheryl Stein contacted me the day before Valentine’s Day and asked if I could marry them the next day at their house in Vass. I was available. I was delighted to be asked. And I kicked things into high gear. Both Mike and Cheryl have, or are currently serving in our country’s military. […]

Jim was absolutely fantastic. Such a genuine guy. Very good with communication.

The ceremony he prepared was spot on. We have had so many people make a point to tell us how much they loved the ceremony.

You really will enjoy working with him! Cody

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