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Have you been struggling with where to conduct your ceremony because you’re not affiliated with any particular church? Or would you prefer to have an outdoor wedding? Are you and your fiancé from two different religious backgrounds and you would like a custom ceremony combining both of your beliefs? Are you trying to please your family while maintaining your integrity and dreams?

Planning a wedding can be full of many challenges. Finding someone to officiate your ceremony should not be an additional source for stress. Everyone has different expectations of what their wedding ceremony should look and “feel” like and no one should dictate what a couple should or shouldn’t do for a day that they will hold dear forever.

No request is too big or too small. Details are what express individualism and show family and friends the love and commitment a couple shares.

 We would be honored to help you with your special day!

Last minute weddings welcome!

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A Precious Gift

Fran &  Harold

Love is the most precious gift to bestow

A resplendent gift to receive

And MARRIAGE is the promise to cherish your love

To guide its path and never let its glory pass unnoticed

Love is the rapture of this day that will be with you always

Fulfilling you, shining through you ALWAYS.

~unknown

 

Intertwining Destinies

Bride and Groom, family, beloved friends, colleagues, accomplices, witnesses. We have come here to celebrate the marriage and the intertwining of destinies of Bride and Groom who, through being ruthlessly and wonderfully themselves, have fallen in love and chosen to get married.

Whether we know it or not, the path of our lives is already laid out deep within us, and life is the process of being willing to discover the direction of our path, the giving of ourselves to whatever it takes to be able to hit the mark. In other words, we are all here for a reason, and it is our business, as our lives progress, not only to discover what that purpose is but also to cultivate the conditions — whether emotional, educational, personal, or geo-graphic — that allow us to fulfill that highest purpose.

In this context, marriage is a nurturing matrix in which two individuals can continue to expand and develop, so they can fulfill their individual destinies and offer their gifts to life and to the world. In this view, the focus is not so much on the couple and what they may undertake together, but more on the power of the individuals and what they have to contribute through their lives, how their union serves to enlarge and develop each of them.

Although this may appear on the surface to be an unromantic vision of love, it is a view that holds a relationship in the highest spiritual regard, for it has as its underlying assumption that each of us is alive for an important purpose, and that marriage enhances that capacity for individual contribution and participation.

Bride and Groom have stretched their individual development so far that they are no longer laboring alone to become themselves, but have arrived at the point in self-discovery where they can offer themselves as accomplices of destiny to one another.

It is in this spirit that they marry, not just because of their ineffable attraction to one another, but because the composite of their experiences has brought them to the place where they are ready to fulfill what is theirs to accomplish in this life. To join the forces of their individual spirits, capabilities, and backgrounds for the purpose of accomplishing together and individually what is theirs to do.

Therefore, we celebrate with them their arrival at the portal of true and conscious loving. We are incredibly happy for them and with them that one of the landmarks in the vast landscape of their becoming is the love that has brought them, and us, to the joyous occasion of this marriage.

Blessing of a Marriage by James Dillet Freeman

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. May you always need one another – not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you.
May you need one another, but not out of weakness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you entice one another, but not compel one another. May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. May you look for things to praise, often say, “I love you!” and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.
May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another’s presence – no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!

Celtic Blessing

Blessed be the Light that has guided your souls to the threshold of this new day. Blessed be the Journey you walk as one, sharing your love with the world. Blessed be the Stillness that refreshes your souls and awakens God’s Dream in your hearts. The Shield of the God of Life be yours. The Compassion of the Loving Christ be yours. The Wisdom of the Living Spirit be yours, now and evermore.

 

You are a Mystery

Recognize that just as you are a mystery to yourself, the other person is also a mystery to you. Aspire to understand yourself, each other, and all living beings, and to regard all the mysteries of life with curiosity and joy.

 

Aspire

Aspire to make your spiritual path the core of your life together. Help each other on the path to enlightenment, watering the seeds of love, compassion, generosity, ethics, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom in each other. As you age and undergo the various ups and downs of cyclic existence, aspire to transform them into the path of love, compassion, joy and equanimity.

 

Apache Wedding Blessing

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.

Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other.

Now there is no more loneliness.

Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.

May your days together be good and long upon the earth.

 

Irish Blessing

May God be with you and bless you, May you see your children’s children, May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness, from this day forward.

 

The Peace of God

May the peace of God that passes all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God and of his Son Jesus Christ: and the blessing of God Almighty, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always.

I declare that the blessing of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you and also the blessing of all of us will remain with you as husband and wife.

 

Two souls united in the “lasso” of love.

A white ribbon, called a “lasso,” is draped around the necks of the newlyweds to symbolize their joining together.

Presentation of Guardian Angels to Children

Just as Bride and Groom are joined together as man and wife, they are also being joined together into and part of a larger family; this includes Child(ren)

And so these Guardian Angels will always remind Child(ren), that today is and always will be a special day. It is a day when (#) become one.

May the God who gives us peace make you holy in every way and keep your whole being spirit, soul, and body free from every fault at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you will do it, because he is faithful.

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