Posts Categorized: News

Creating a story arc . . . and a marriage

When people find out I am a minister, they will often ask me, “What’s your favorite scripture?” Even though this is not the first time I’ve been asked this question, I often fumble to find an answer. My first response is to quote something from Harry Potter, my favorite text. In fact, I was asked… Read more »

The One and Only Love Boat

Once, in the presence of my marriage counselor, I told my husband that I’d never marry again. My husband was insulted. While our counselor placidly listened, he said the comment hurt his feelings. I didn’t mean to hurt his feelings, but it is the truth. I’d never marry again. One “I do” is enough. Not… Read more »

An Abundant Mast, Fat Squirrels and All the Trimmings

by Sam Riccobene, MDiv, AWU Officiant “Call me a squirrel. I don’t mind.” Every year about this time driving along a city street or on a morning walk, or if you’re me, riding a bicycle. Large patches of road or sidewalk get covered with acorns, or pecans. Usually, but not always, oak and pecan trees… Read more »

The Commonwealth

One of my very best friends married her husband in Virginia. I presided as the officiant at their wedding. It was a special and privileged moment for me.  It was special for her, too, but I am quite sure for different reasons. Anyway, prior to arriving in Virginia, I wanted to be sure I’d done… Read more »

Welcome to the Austin Weddings Unlimited Blog!

Welcome to our blog:  Telling the Story of Marriage How do you tell the story of marriage? As professional wedding officiants, we have been helping couples answer that question for almost twenty years.  We (that’s Sarah, Sam, Cam, and Carolina) wanted to find a way to reach more friends, couples, and the curious with stories… Read more »