I loved every meeting I had with Coty and Abbigale. The best was the big hug I got from Coty when I arrived on a beautiful Sunday morning to marry them at Avon Gardens in Avon, IN. They wanted to get married among the beauty of Avon Gardens and the only way they could afford it was at 10:30 on a Sunday morning. It was perfect!
Abbigale's dress was amazing. It was like she just wanted to float through the garden as she walked down the aisle. I don't think there was a dry eye after they finished exchanging their vows. (Including mine) I loved the entire ceremony they chose. Short and sweet and perfectly theirs!
Abbigale and Coty's Wedding Ceremony Script
Hello and welcome, Today we are here to witness the act of love. Love is the magic that has brought Abbigale and Coty together and through that magic we are joining them today.
Marriage is a supreme sharing, perhaps the greatest and most challenging adventure in the most intimate of human relationships. It is the joyful uniting of two people whose care and affection and understanding have flowered into a deep and abiding love. Those who take it’s sacred vows have their lives blended together into one, as the water of two rivers are joined when they come together to form and even greater one.
Our reading for today is From Blue-Eyed Devil. Written by Lisa Kleypas
"I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together."
Coty, from this day onward, do you choose Abbigale to be your wife, your best friend and your only love? To live together, play together and laugh together; To work by her side and dream in her arms; To fill her heart and feed her soul; To always seek out the best in her; Always loving her with all your heart, until the end of your forever?
Abbigale, from this day onward, do you choose Coty to be your husband, your best friend and your only love? To live together, play together and laugh together; To work by his side and dream in his arms; To fill his heart and feed his soul; To always seek out the best in him; Always loving him with all your heart, until the end of your forever?
Now, You have vows you’ve written for each other.
May we have the rings please?
The ring is an ancient symbol, so perfect and simple. It has no beginning and has no end.It is round like the sun, like the moon, like the eye, like arms that embrace.
It is a circle; for love that is given comes back round again. Your rings are precious because you wear them with love. They symbolize your commitment in marriage.
They remind you of who you are, where you’ve been, and where you’re going.
As you wear them through time, they will reflect not only who you are as individuals, but also who you are a couple.
Coty, as you place the ring on Abbigale’s finger, please repeat after me:
Abbigale,I give you this ring, with all that I am and all that I ever will be, wear it and know that I love you. With this ring, I marry you.
Abbigale, as you place the ring on Coty’s finger please repeat after me:
Coty, I give you this ring, with all that I am and all that I ever will be, wear it and know that I love you. With this ring, I marry you.
Now, while you are holding hands and facing each other, take a moment to appreciate the gift that you are to each other:
These are the hands of your best friend, loving, caring that are holding yours on your wedding day, as each of you pledges your love and commitment to one another all the days of your life.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours as you build your future together, as you laugh and cry, as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.
These are the hands that will welcome you home after a very long day.
These are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of Joy!
These are the hands that will hold you tight when you struggle through difficult times.
These are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick and console you when you are grieving.
These are the hands that will love you and cherish you throughout the years for a lifetime of happiness.
These are the hands that will give you support knowing that together as a team everything you wish for can be realized.
May your hands always be held by one another.
May they have the strength to hold on during the storms of stress and the darkness of disillusionment.
Keep them tender and other in wondrous love.
Today, Abbigae and Coty honored you with their invitation to be present with them today for this ceremony. And so, this day, they declare before all of us that they shall live together in marriage.
In the traditional way, they entered into their marriage with the joining of hands, the making of vows and promises, and the giving and receiving of rings, an outward symbol of their voluntary commitment to one another.
Therefore, it is my pleasure, that I now pronounce them husband and wife.
Mr and Mrs...!
As a wedding officiant, I want every couple to the the wedding ceremony they want. Since I started giving couples tools to create their own ceremonies I haven't performed the same ceremony twice. Here are some of the ceremonies.
Rachel and Dominic's Traditional Wedding Ceremony Script with a Prayer from Grandpa. Valle Vista, Greenwood, IN
DaWonda and Dorothy's Same-Sex Christian Wedding Ceremony Script. Featuring a Unity Candle of Remembrance, Family Sand Ceremony and Jumping the Broom!
LaKieta And Josh's Wedding Ceremony Script. Wood Burning Unity Ceremony. Falls Park Gazebo, Pendleton, IN.