- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Does it flow ok? Any and all opinion are welcome and appreciated!
Hello, I am Reverend Maverick.We’re about to start the ceremony: as we wait for the wedding party to line up, the Bride and Groom ask that you please silence all electronics. You are welcomed to take photos during the ceremony, but please remain seated and be aware of the photographer.
[ BRIDAL PARTY ENTERS ]
Please stand for the bride
[ BRIDE ENTERS ]
Thank you, please be seated.
Hello and welcome Family and Friends!
We are gathered together here to celebrate the love which Jamie and Jerrid have for each other, to give social recognition to their decision to commit their lives and accept each other completely, to learn how to help and understand each other, to build a family, and together, to travel through life.
Further, Jerrid and Jamie want to thank each one of you for being here with them on this special day and they hope you will always be their village, and will always support and encourage them as they discover the commitment and dedication needed to make marriage work; so, this invitation is not just for one afternoon, it is an open invitation to be a part of their life.
Jamie and Jerrid,
You are the result of the love of thousands. Today would not be possible without the love of your parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family and friends. Today we witness the circle of life. All that was extended to both of you; stability, love, support and nourishment, will now be extended beyond yourselves and into the world. In the spirit of Halloween, we wish to take a moment now to honor all ancestors and those who could not be with us here today. Please bring to mind any and all of your loved ones. With our thoughts, we can add them to our gathering.
Do you Jerrid, take Jamie to be your friend, your lover and your wife, to cherish and to love her more and more with each passing day, to respect and to support her in all that she does?
Do you Jamie, take Jerrid to be your friend, your lover and your husband, to cherish and to love him more and more with each passing day, to respect and to support him in all that he does?
Jerrid and Jamie have chosen as a couple to perform a Letter & Wine Box ceremony. This box contains a bottle of wine, and a love letter from each to the other. The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry. The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen what the other has written. You have created your very own “romantic” time capsule to be opened on your 5th wedding anniversary. I recommend that you keep the box in a place of honor prominently displayed in your home as a constant reminder of your commitment to each other. Minister: Jerrid and Jamie, should you ever find your marriage enduring insurmountable hardships, you are to as a couple, open this box, sit and drink the wine together, then separate and read the letters you wrote to one another when you were united as a couple in marriage. By reading these letters you will reflect upon the reasons you fell in love and chose to marry each other here today. The hope is, however, that you will never have a reason to open this box. And if this is the case, you are to open this box to share and enjoy on your 5th year wedding anniversary! Minister: Jamie and Jerrid, you may now seal the box.
Jerrid, I give you this ring, as a symbol of our marriage, for today and tomorrow, and for all the days to come. I ask that you to wear it as a sign of what we have promised and done this day.Jamie, I give you this ring, as a symbol of our marriage, for today and tomorrow, and for all the days to come. I ask that you to wear it as a sign of what we have promised and done this day.
Jamie and Jerrid, You have kissed a thousand times, maybe more. But today the feeling is new. You have expressed your love to one another through the commitment and promises you have just made. It is with these in mind that I pronounce you husband and wife.You may now kiss your bride.