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Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul. Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul.



Bride and Groom in Washington DC. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Agreeing to marry your soulmate naturally evokes happiness.  But, how do you keep the happiness going? Many say it takes work. We say it’s in the little details of the daily habits couples practice to influence their happiness throughout their wedding engagement. Check out the six “super habits” that we believe make a difference — 1. […]

6 Powerful Habits of Incredibly Happy Engaged Couples

African American Bride and her Mother. Howerton+Wooten Events.

There’s something about that sweet moment between mothers and daughters. The first time she tearfully sees you in your wedding gown. Or, that time when she tells you how proud she is to be your mother. Moments like this will feel precious when it occurs, but it will become “everything” to you as time goes […]

There Something about that Moment Between Mothers and Daughters

Love. Howerton+Wooten Events.

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would […]

Wedding Ceremony Reading, “No Union is More Profound than Marriage”


Sometimes, wedding planning can feel like it is “larger than life.” You can be come overwhelmed, emotional, and stressed by the details you need to plan and the decisions you need to make.  It’s a pretty daunting task. Before, you blow up, fall apart or find yourself in the emergency room, try to remember there […]

4 Things More Important Than Planning a Perfect Wedding


by Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers) It’s you I like,It’s not the things you wear.It’s not the way you do your hair,But it’s you I like. The way you are right nowThe way down deep inside youNot the things that hide youNot your diplomas…They’re just beside you.But it’s you I like. Every part of you,Your […]

A Sweet Ceremony Reading: It’s You I Like


You have become mine forever.Yes, we have become partners.I have become yours.Hereafter, I cannot live without you.Do not live without me. Let us share the joys.We are word and meaning, unite.You are thought and I am sound. May the nights be honey-sweet for us.May the mornings be honey-sweet for us.May the plants be honey-sweet for […]

A Wedding Reading: A Hindu Marriage Poem


Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong 
love that grew between us. To work that love into
 practical things so that nothing
 can divide us. We ask for words both kind
 and loving and hearts always
 ready to ask forgiveness 
as well as to forgive. Dear Lord, we put our

Wedding Reading: Traditional Scottish Wedding Blessing


“The Life That I Have” by Leo Marks The life that I haveIs all that I haveAnd the life that I haveIs yours The love that I haveOf the life that I haveIs yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall haveA rest I shall haveYet death will be but a pause For the […]

Wedding Reading: The Life That I Have


“Pooh,” whispered Piglet. “Yes, Piglet.” replied Pooh. “Nothing,” answered Piglet, “I just wanted to be sure of you.” “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” “It’s so much more friendly with two.” “Pooh, promise me you […]

A Sweet Ceremony Reading: A Conversation between Piglet and Pooh Bear