- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Hey folks, just wanted to see what people thought of the ceremony I pieced together. A preface: the place we are getting married (Wahconah Park) is a minor league baseball field and our children consists of fi’s two boys and our son. Thank you if you get through the whole ceremony!
J and E would like to thank you all for coming here today to join them and their children as they officially become a family. This wedding is not just about the marriage of J and E but it about the joining of the lives of two adults who love each other who also envelop their children L, P and E2 into that love as a family.
We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words which shall unite J and E in marriage. J and E originally were introduced 17 years ago right here at Wahconah Park. Fifteen years later they met again and their relationship began. As with all relationships there have been tough times but their love and many good times have gotten them through. They stand before you today to vow their love to each other and to their children.
J and E, life is given to each of us individuals, and yet we must learn to live together. Love is given to us by our family and by our friends. We learn to love by being loved. Learning to love and living together is one of the greatest challenges of life – and is the shared goal of married life.
Today as J and E seal their commitment to each other with the exchange of rings they also make a commitment to their children. We recognize the significant role that L, P and E2 play in this marriage being celebrated today. They will now join Jason and Erinn in this commitment to each other by contributing a part of each individual person into one blended family. Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of the sand, each representing a member. As each individuals sand is poured into the family’s one united container, the individual containers of sand no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will become the bond with your family.
J and E, as the two of you come into this marriage uniting you as husband and wife, and as you this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another. Be able to forgive, do not hold grudges, and live each day that you may share together – as from this day forward you shall be each other’s home, comfort and refuge, your marriage strengthened by your love and respect for each other.
Exchanging of rings:
J, do you vow that with this ring, you give your promise the from this day forward, E shall never walk alone? That your heart will be her shelter; that your arms will be her home? Do you promise that you will walk together through life as partners and best friends? And do you promise that you will do your best to love and accept E exactly as she is? (“I do”) Please place the ring on E’s finger.
E, do you vow that with this ring, you give your promise the from this day forward, J shall never walk alone? That your heart will be her shelter; that your arms will be her home? Do you promise that you will walk together through life as partners and best friends? And do you promise that you will do your best to love and accept J exactly as he is? (“I do”) Please place the ring on J’s finger.
J and E, you have made your marriage vows to one another, witnessed by your family. You have sealed your vows with the giving and receiving of these rings. So now, by the power vested in my by the State of Massachusetts, I pronounce you husband and wife and invite you to kiss one another.