Your Three Words

Written by on October 12, 2011 in Adorable Moments, Celebrations, Milestones - No comments
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Every once in a while, I come across a “feel good” moment on TV…..times when I think that television, a much criticized part of American culture, is a really terrific tool that connects people.  Several months ago, I stumbled upon a feature on the weekend edition of Good Morning America that I really loved.  “Your Three Words” is an invitation to viewersto submit home videos (usually less than a minute in length) that use signs with three words, expressing anything they wish.  Sometimes the clips are happy ones (“My First Snow” — with a darling baby in a bunny outfit, situated in the snow) and other times they are profoundly emotional (“Mom finished Chemo” or “Dad came Home” [from the War]).  Each week, it is a bouquet of messages from regular people. 


I tried one of these video clips with a wonderful couple, following their wedding ceremony.  Anne-Marie and Warren were lovable people from Belfast, Northern Ireland.  I was so pleased to officiate their wedding in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park.  They were joined in New York by a handful of their loved ones.  Please enjoy “Their Three Words”!


About the Author

Life-Cycle Celebrant Sarah Ritchie respects all faiths. She has received diplomas from the Celebrant Foundation & Institute, USA, where she now serves as a faculty member. Sarah wants to lead the way in creating a ceremony that reflects you, your love, and all the things that you hold most dear in the world. She lives in New York City, but brings along a hospitality that she attributes to her home, Oklahoma. In addition to this work that she adores, she devotes herself to a variety of charities on issues relating to education, children, health, and the arts.

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