- 7 years ago
- Wedding: August 2011
I really wanted to build my ceremony from the ground up. That way when people came to see me and my fi become husband and wife, they would think ” yea that sounds so much like them” I hate how sometimes wedding tradition is so predictable you feel like the officiant is just droning on and on…
So I have been searching and searching the web, books, what ever, anyway. I feel like I have found some amazing stuff!!! I saw a post on a board from another bee where she did a wine box! and I fell in love with the idea, but the wording is sooo long! Its so heartful and I love it, but the officants other readings are going to be very long as well.
Maybe I am just freaking out for no reason, but I really want this heart felt without alot of droning on. I will show you what I have so far. Keep in mind it is still a work in prgoress from differnt boards, blogs, books, ect. Oh and I am wrking on making it a little more religious.
Family and friends, Thank you all so much for being here today to witness the marriage of Jessica and Phillip. We are here, not only to witness the vows and promises you are about to make but also to wish you the very best of luck life has to offer, in your future together as husband and wife.
Today we come together, not to mark the start of your relationship, but to recognize the bond that already exists between the two of you. And now you may say your marriage vows to one another. Jessica, you may go first.
* I read my written vows, then he reads his, ect.
Officiant: With these promises to each other in mind, phillip, do you take jessica to be your wife? Do you promise to love, honor, and cherish her for all time?
* phillip answers and vice versa for me.
This is the part where I usually talk about the wedding bands being a perfect circle, having no beginning and no end. But we all know that these rings do have a beginning. Rock is dug up from the earth. Metal is liquified in a furnace at a thousand degrees. Hot metal is poured into a mold, cooled, and the painstakingly polished. Something beautiful is made from raw elements.
Love is like that. Its hot, dirty, hard work. It comes from humble beginnings, made by imperfect beings. Its the process of making something beautiful where there was once nothing at all.
Now, May I see the rings please?
Phillip please place the ring on her finger and repeat after me:
Jessica, I give you this ring as a daily token of my love for you.
* then I do the same of course.
* Now this is where I would do the wine box ceremony (too long to even consider typing lol)
officiant: You have sealed your vows with the giving and recieving of these rings. So I now by the power invested in me, i pronounce you husband and wife. you may now kiss the bride!
What do yall think?