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Lynn’s Tips

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

TIPS FOR WEDDINGS:

Step 1 To Begin Envisioning Your Wedding Ceremony: 

During a quiet time at home, after a home-cooked meal (or ordered-in), put on some gentle and inspiring music. Turn off the phone. Get comfortable, sitting next to each other. Sit in silence. Let your minds and hearts go where they will.

After two minutes tell each other what you have experienced during the silence.

Now take some time in turn to talk about:

  • Your favorite colors
  • Your favorite flower
  • Your special song/lyrics
  • A book you love
  • A memorable quote
  • An unforgettable film
  • Your earliest shared memory

Jot down notes about what was said.

Have a hug and enjoy the rest of your day.


TIPS FOR CHILD BLESSINGS:

Get comfortable with photographs of your child spread out on a table. Look closely at each one. For each make a written note of a single word that describes what you are noticing or feeling. Study the words. Now try to write a letter or poem to your child. Keep what you have created to give to your child when he/she can read.


TIPS FOR CELEBRATIONS & RITUALS:

Ask yourself:

  • What am I celebrating/ritualizing?
  • Why am I celebrating/ritualizing this?
  • With whom do I want to share this ceremony?
  • What place of meaning would I want to celebrate at?
  • Is there a significant date or season in which I want to celebrate?
  • What type of music might accompany this event?
  • Are there any rituals I specifically want to incorporate?
  • Are there readings that I want included?
  • Do I want certain meaningful objects around me?
  • What am I seeking by having this ceremony?

Smile at yourself in the mirror and jot down your answers.


TIPS FOR COUNSELING:

First thing to do: Congratulate yourself!!! You have recognized that something(s) in your life is going off course. You have made a deliberate decision to seek professional help and that is truly to be applauded. Life in the modern age is so darn complex and fast that sometimes it’s hard to catch your emotional breath all by yourself. Fortunately, there are many caring and talented therapists ready to hear your story, your woes and help you find your way to what you want for yourself.

When seeking a therapist it is most desirable to get a recommendation from a trusted friend, family member, mentor or medical professional. Try to get a few names and spend the time and money interviewing two or three therapists. I guarantee that your intuition, your gut will tell you which one to choose. If none of them appeal, try out more and remember that you are in charge of this choice.

Deciding to go into therapy and the therapeutic relationship may seem a bit daunting at the start. That is a normal feeling. It also may be, for you, a welcome relief. I recommend giving your therapy at least a month of sessions before you think about walking out the door.

Be patient with yourself. Subtle, slow and steady growth is the one that sticks. If you take one step forward and then two steps backwards, do not fret. As you do the work, make the commitment and live out what you are learning new about yourself, you will find progress. It is the surest investment out there. I wish you the best!

–Rev. Lynn

Lynn’s Vendors

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Listed below are vendors that I think very highly of for their professional reliability, level of creativity and their ability to understand their clients’ wishes–all with a smile.  I have either worked with them in my role as an officiant or directly for my own personal events. Please feel free to contact me further about any services listed below. Enjoy their services. –Rev. Lynn

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO:

Jessie Anderson-Berens
palmettocoastmedia.com
617-512-7686
Charleston, SC
Will travel

Farnaz K. Studio
farnazkstudio.com
NY Metro

Joel Lipton
joel@joellipton.com
Los Angeles CA

Haq Qureshi
haqart.com
NY Metro
Portraits

Eric A. Wessman
eric@ericwessman.com
NY Metro

Paula Wittlin
picturebypaula.com
Ceremonies
NY Metro

Robert Wolf
robertirwinwolf.com
NY Metro
Portraits

Erica Camille
ericacamilleproductions.com
920-539-8212
NYC
Weddings

Christian Mortensen
cmortensenfilms.com
814-777-2187
NYC

Eventpix
eventpix.com
310-295-0303

Sam Chyung
samchyung.com
203-631-0000

Greg Kessler
gregkessler.com
718-726-8315

Timothy Bakland
timothybaklandfilms.com
508-932-3285

nextgenimages
nextgenimages.zenfolio.com
617-945-4237

Cole & Kiera
coleandkiera.com

Li Ward
FatOrangeCatStudio.com

Noelle Andrews 
feminaphoto.com

Jessica Castro 
jessicacastroweddings.com

Eric Limon 
maweddingphotographers.com

Vera Ventura 
veraciousproductions.com

Ned Jackson
nedjackson.com
617-549-5344

Leila Brewster
leilabrewster@me.com

Samantha Robshaw Photography
samantharobshawphotography.zenfolio.com

Snap Weddings
snapweddings.com/home

Gray & Carole
graycarole.com

Marc Hess
dataworksnyc.com
212-967-5500

Dan Aguirre
danaguirre.com
617-863-7562

Vanessa M. Malave
Vanessamariephotos.com

Brian Friedman
b-freedweddings.com

John Kotlowski
Inspiremeimagery.com

Ahmet Ze
AhmetZe.com

MUSIC:

Keith Belfiglio
blacktiemusic.com
NY Metro

Vince Giordano
vincegiordano.com
NY Metro

Josh Dukes
djdukes.net
Bay Area, CA

Oleg Rutkovsky
Violinist
olegrutkovsky.com
201-320-7537

Flipside
flipsideboston.com
1-800-THE-BAND
Boston, MA

DJ Peter Diozzi
pdiozzi@yahoo.com
978-360-5532

Wayne Steels, Steel Music Enterprise
516-799-1587

Jay Shulman
Cellist
914-723-5691

The Jaynells Vocal Group & DJ Service
718-824-0704

DANCE INSTRUCTION:

John Casesse
dancedoctor.com
Los Angeles, CA

WEDDINGS & VENUE PLANNING:

Marne R., Rafanelli Events
rafanellievents.com
888-593-1220

Veronica Alexandra
blueivyevents.com
Boston, MA

Mike Smith
gedneyfarm.com
Berkshires, MA

Colin Mead
42therestaurant.com
Westchester NY

MyMoon
mymoonnyc.com
718-599-7007

Brooklyn Winery
bkwinery.com
347-763-1506

Le Parker Meridien
parkermeridien.com
212-245-5000

NoMad Hotel
thenomadhotel.com
212-796-1500

Cipriani
cipriani.com
212-557-5088

Willowdale Estate
willowdaleestate.com
978-887-8211

Saphire Event Group
saphireeventgroup.com
781-784-2400

FLORAL DESIGN:

Sharon Lipton
sharon@joellipton.com
Los Angeles, CA

Judy Hechler, Custom Floral Designs
914-633-7775

Frank Soriano
houseofflowersny.com
Westchester, NY
914-698-2522

ORGANIC CATERING:

Michelle Rodriguez
ecocaters.com
Los Angeles, CA

CATERING:

Matt Miller, Culinary Productions
914-937-7177

Jamie Sydney, Catering/Private Chef
jsgourmet@yahoo.com
917-434-4655

Rebecca Perez, Professional Chef
rebmar74@gmail.com
917-865-0126

Peter Yurasits, Fine Food Affairs
212-477-0291

CAKES:

Andrea
superfinebakery.com
Los Angeles, CA

Silver Moon Bakery
212-866-4717
New York, NY

Borne Confections
borneconfections.com
212-755-5150
New York, NY

GRAPHIC & INTERACTIVE DESIGN

Ifaat Qureshi Design
Designed Rev. Lynn Gladstone’s website
IfaatQureshi.com
NY Metro

INVITATIONS & CALLIGRAPHY:

Esta Cohen
914-592-3699
Westchester, NY

Bobbi Herman
914-328-8457
Westchester, NY

KEEPSAKE EMBROIDERED WEDDING CANOPIES & QUILTS:

Joe Massa
lapetitevache.com
NY Metro

PERSONAL SHOPPING:

Elaine Mack
Bergdorf Goodman
Manhattan, NY

TAILORING:

Gangemi Tailors
914-428-0546
Westchester, NY

Eddie Ungar
201-264-1822
Manhattan, NY

BEAUTY:

Lash L’Amour
Eyelash Extensions
617-916-1209
Brookline, MA

Kathryn Costigan
Makeup
costigankathryn@gmail.com
908-278-7217

Jennifer Nam
Makeup Artist
jennifernam.com
347-869-3894

Julia Mitroshenko
Eyelash Extension
631-944-0096

CAR & DRIVER:

Marge Jacklone
212-319-8608
NY Metro

Margarita Cedeno, Private Limo Driver
delaromana@aol.com
718-620-1735
NYC

Joe, Fausto’s Limo
917-847-1385
NYC

TAROT READING:

Dante Sabatino
tarotbydante.com
NY Metro

–Rev. Lynn