Daybreak Ceremonies has a brand new look and feel

We are really pleased with the work that Dustin and Patrick of BC-Creative have done for us on our new and hugely improved website. We have a cleaner look, more mobility and functionality, and many more features. Our goal is to become the “Go-to” wedding site in our part of North Carolina, so… if you […]

What are the components of a Daybreak Ceremonies wedding ceremony?

Over the course of the last 5 years I’ve had the pleasure of officiating almost 200 wedding ceremonies. A few of the ceremonies were simple elopements. The couple with just two witnesses,  and myself. Others were full Cecil B. DeMille productions with lights, sound, pyrotechnics, photographers, videographers, drones, etc. In my opinion weddings are celebrations. […]

If you knew then what you know now would you marry your spouse?

In light of the fact that approximately half of all marriages fail it would seem the answer to our question is no. When you consider that many married couples are in toxic relationships you may wonder, “Why get married at all?”The reason is simple. A good marriage is absolutely wonderful. It is fulfilling, satisfying, comforting, […]

Back to Blogging

After a unconscionable hiatus I am back to the blog. This weekend I had the pleasure of performing the wedding ceremony for Michelle and Sam. The ceremony was held outside at the Snipe Farm Retreat, just north of Chapel Hill, NC. The weather was wonderful and the ceremony was beautifully enhanced by the Handfasting Ceremony […]

If you ever fall in love

I have to thank one of the brides I have had the good fortune to officiate for. Tina McHugh Tremblay thanks so much for sharing this with me. (Although I did write the last line all by myself).   If you ever fall in love,   Fall in love with someone who wants to know […]

Weddings in the Big House

It’s odd how you can sometimes be considered an expert on a topic. I have been asked to officiate for several prison weddings. On May 20 I’ll be leading a Teleconference on this subject for association members of the Celebrant Foundation & Institute. Here is the promo. Your thoughts??   Dear CF&I Celebrant Association Members, […]

Sometimes the second time is a charm

I have the opportunity to perform a ceremony this weekend that I have not done before. I will be re-marrying a young couple. Living as close to Ft. Bragg as I do I have had the opportunity of be the public wedding officiant for couples that were secretly or otherwise already married. When troops deploy, […]

Sometimes traditional marriage isn’t too traditional

Over the weekend I officiated 2 ceremonies. One was a Same-sex ceremony for two wonderful gentlemen very much in love and very much at peace with their place in the world. The other ceremony was for a very sweet and also very much in love “traditional” couple. Both ceremonies went off without a hitch, although […]

Wine Box Ceremony

One of the wonderful aspects of officiating weddings and other family ceremonies is that I am always learning news twists to ceremonies. I am officiating for a really neat couple on Thanksgiving Day. Until a couple of weeks ago they were not allowed to marry in NC, although they have been in a stable, loving […]

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 […]