Photo taken at The Columbia Club
by Summerly Photography
by Summerly Photography
Opening Prayer Option 1
O God, Creator of us all, we thank you for the gift of life, and on this day we thank you especially for the joy that Name and Name have found in each other, and for the promises, they will make before you. Bless all of our families and friends who are present with us on this special occasion. We also remember those who couldn't be here today, particularly (you can name people here if you like). We pray, O God, that you remain with them as a partner in their marriage. Grant to them, and to us all, love and understanding all of our days. Amen
Opening Prayer Option 2
Heavenly Father, we gather here together because you have promised that wherever 3 or more are gathered in your name, you will be in the midst of them. We ask for your presence here, as we join Name and Name in marriage. We ask your blessings over this ceremony as Name and Name make their vows to each other. Stand by them throughout their marriage and fill them with your perfect love so that they may grow in their love for you and for each other throughout their marriage and their lives. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
Opening Prayer option 3
Father in heaven, You ordained marriage for your children, and you gave us love. We present to You Name and Name, who come this day to be married. May the covenant of love they make be blessed with true devotion and spiritual commitment. We ask that You, God, will give them the ability to keep the covenant they have made. When selfishness shows itself, grant generosity; when mistrust is a temptation, give moral strength; when there is misunderstanding, give patience and gentleness; if suffering becomes a part of their lives, give them a strong faith and an abiding love. Amen.
Opening Prayer Option 4
Heavenly Father, we invite you here today as we celebrate the joining of Name and Name in Marriage. We acknowledge and praise you as the creator and source of unconditional and unending love, We pray your loving spirit be poured over this wedding ceremony today. As Name and Name make their vows, promising their unconditional love and faithfulness to each other, may they be reminded, just as your love is poured anew over each of our lives every day, their love for each other is also continually renewed and stregnthened daily. As all of us here witness this joyous and sacred act of marriage, may each of us be encouraged in our own relationships, growing every closer to you, and to each other, cherishing one another and the special love and friendships we share. As we pray for those here today, we also remember those who could not be here today, we know we are all together in spirit, eternally connected through your perfect love. Amen.
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I am open to marrying any couple. It is my goal to meet each couple where they are and help them to have a positive wedding experience. In order to meet you where you are, I approach every wedding with an open mind - I don’t know anything about you until you tell me and that’s only if you choose to tell me. Wedding ceremony scripts have been written for years for brides and grooms. Now, bride and bride or groom and groom are very common. Some couples are choosing to forego traditional gender roles altogether and are using the terms spouse or partner. If you have made the choice to use non-traditional pronouns, please let me know, and I will be happy to honor your preferences. Any wedding ceremony script can be changed to reflect those personal preferences.
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