October 26, 2011

Have you found your officiant yet? If you have, have you discussed what will be said during your ceremony? Some officiants will let you contribute to the wedding ceremony and some will not… that is something you will have to discuss with them. My grandpa was our officiant so I was able to write my whole entire ceremony, every single word, which made it incredibly personal. I wanted it short and sweet. To the point. Concise.

In sharing this with you today, I hope to inspire you to write some part of your ceremony. From a poem to your vows… put your voice and your heart – in there somewhere.

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{a moment of laughter during our ceremony}

“Good afternoon! I would like to welcome everyone to beautiful Santa Catalina Island, the Island of Romance. Thank you for coming to share in the marriage ceremony of Mike and Jen. I am Paul, Jen’s Grandfather, and it is my pleasure to be here to perform their service. Mike and Jen have asked us to gather with them, to ask God’s blessing of their desire to be solely committed to each other. As they walk the path of life together, we ask for the Lords guidance. In sharing their hopes and dreams, in work and in play, we ask for His presence. And for grace and patience in caring for each others needs. We pray for wisdom for their questions, faith during hard times, and a love that knows no limit. Lord we ask that you guard their hearts and minds, free their spirits and enrich their relationship. The following poem was written by JoAnn, Jen’s mother.” -Officiant

Poem for your wedding ceremony

“Who gives this woman to this man?” – Officiant (Dad answers, “Her mother and I”)

“Mike and Jen have written special vows for each other, first we will hear from Mike.” – Officiant

I Michael Carreiro, choose you Jennifer, to be my wife, my partner through life, and my one true love. Before God and our loved ones, I vow to cherish you from this day forward. I promise to honor, comfort and encourage you through the best and the worst. As your husband and your best friend I pledge to be your confidant, always ready to share your hopes and dreams. I thank God everyday for the gift he has given me in you. I love you so much” – Groom

“..and now Jen..” – Officiant

I Jennifer Causey, choose you Michael, to be my husband, my partner through life, and my one true love. Before God and our loved ones, I vow to cherish you from this day forward. I promise to honor, comfort and encourage you through the best and the worst. As your wife and your best friend I pledge to be your confidant, always ready to share your hopes and dreams. I thank God everyday for the gift he has given me in you. I love you so very much” – Bride

“Mike, you may repeat after me. ‘Jennifer I give you this ring as a symbol of my endless love for you.‘ (groom repeats) ‘I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.‘ (groom repeats and slips the ring on the brides finger) – Officiant

“Jen, you may repeat after me. ‘Michael I give you this ring as a symbol of my endless love for you.‘ (bride repeats) ‘I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.‘ (bride repeats and slips the ring on the grooms finger) – Officiant

“Having pledged your love and honor with these vows and the tradition of exchanging rings. By the authority vested in me, I am proud to pronounce you Husband and Wife! Mike you may kiss your Bride!” – Officiant

(couple turns towards crowd) “It is my pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carreiro!” – Officiant


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Vivienne @ The V Spot
October 26, 2011

Sweet!

Something Turquoise Photography
October 26, 2011

I am still blown away at everything you can do Boo. I love you.

John | Shutter Nonsense
October 27, 2011

What a wonderful day it was, Love you both