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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 at MOCA in Virginia Beach. Howerton+Wooten Events.

  Those lines that I before have writ do lie, Ev’n those that said I could not love you dearer. Yet then my judgment knew no reason why My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer.’ — Shakespeare

Romantic Wedding Reading, “Sonnet 115” by Shakespeare


  “Yes, I’ll Marry You My Dear,” by Pam Ayres Yes, I’ll marry you, my dear. And here’s the reason why. So I can push you out of bed When the baby starts to cry. And if we hear a knocking And it’s creepy and it’s late, I hand you the torch you see, And […]

Fun Ceremony Reading, “Yes I’ll Marry You My Dear”


Hope is the thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson   Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so […]

Ceremony Reading, “Hope is the Thing With Feathers”

Couple in Central Park. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Rain has drops Sun has shine Moon has beams that make you mine Rivers have banks Sands for shores Hearts have heartbeats that make me yours Needles have eyes Though pins may prick Elmer has glue to make things stick Winter has Spring Stockings feet Pepper has mint to make it sweet Teachers have lessons […]

A Lovely Ceremony Reading, “And, I Have You,” by Nikki Giovanni

Star Fish and Orange Roses. Howerton+Wooten Events.

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote […]

I Love This Ceremony Reading. “He’s Not Perfect,” by Bob Marley

African American Bride and Groom in Love. Howerton+Wooten Events.

by Dena Acolatse “Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person, With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body . . . Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me, Who won’t hold them against me, Who loves me when I’m unlikable, Who sees […]

Wedding Reading. “Why Marriage.”

Bride in Blue Shoes. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are a fan of “Sex and the City,” this poem created by the fictional TV character, “Carrie Bradshaw,” may be the perfect ceremony reading for your wedding day. His hello was the end of her endings Her laugh was their first step down the aisle His hand would be hers to hold forever […]

Wedding Reading. His Forever Was As Simple As Her Smile.

Bundle of Letters. Howerton+Wooten Events.

“My life? It isn’t easy to explain. It has not been the rip-roaring spectacular I fancied it would be, but neither have I burrowed around with the gophers. I suppose it has most resembled a blue-chip stock: fairly stable, more ups than downs, and gradually tending over time. A good buy, a lucky buy, and […]

Wedding Reading from the book, “The Notebook”

Crystal Heart. Howerton+Wooten Events

by Wilferd Arlan Peterson “A good marriage must be created. In marriage the “little” things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say, ”I love you” at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is having a mutual sense of values, […]

Wedding Reading. “The Art of a Good Marriage”