Erin and Jeremy had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Canal 337 at the north end of the Indy Canal Walk in Indianapolis, IN. They shared their personalities with the readings that that chose to include - A quote from Einstein about relativity and another from The Nightmare Before Christmas. I hope you are inspired to share your personality in your wedding ceremony script.
Erin is escorted down the aisle by her father. He gives her a hug and kiss, shakes Jeremy’s hand and places her hand in his and takes his seat.
Who presents this woman to be married?
Father responds: Her mother and I do.
Please be seated.
Welcome! We are gathered here today to celebrate and to witness the joining of Erin and Jeremy in marriage. As they promise to love, trust in that love, honor one another as individuals, and anticipate with joy spending the rest of their lives together. They, are surrounded by you - their friends and family. Thank you for gathering here to witness their marriage and to share in the joy of this special occasion.
Erin and Jeremy, Today, as you two are joined in marriage, there is a vast and unknown future stretching out before you. The possibilities and potentials of your married life are great. We join with you in hoping you make real your dreams! That you are reborn in each other as you share your loves and dreams, wants and desires and together are enriched by them.Through your commitment to each other, may you grow and nurture a love that makes both of you better people, a love that continues to give you great joy, and also a passion for living that provides you with energy and patience to face the responsibilities of life.
There was a time when your lives were two separate paths. Gradually, they were joined as you grew closer together. Today, you proclaim to the world your choice to stay on the same path together. May you be enriched by the unique view of the other!
The first reading is a quote from Albert Einstein on Relativity
Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.
How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physic so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour.
Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute.
The Second Reading is Lyrics from the song ‘Finale’ From The Nightmare Before Christmas
My dearest friend, if you don’t mind
I’d like to join you by your side
Where we can gaze into the stars
And sit together, now and forever
For it is plain as anyone can see
We’re simply meant to be.
Jeremy and Erin...A friendship turned true love, that has stood the test of time and distance. From red-eye flights on stolen weekends, to a few precious weeks each year to be together, if only for a moment.
And finally...after 8 loving years...they will now take vows and enter the next chapter of their lives together in marriage.
Do you Jeremy, take Erin, to be your wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do you part.
Jeremy: I do.
Do you Erin take Jeremy, to be your husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do you part.
Bride: I do.
The Meaning of the Wedding Rings
The rings are the universal symbols of marriage. They mean many things. From now on you will wear these rings and they will remind you... They will remind you of the endless circle that they are. Like love, there is no beginning and no end. They will remind you daily that you are married. Sometimes they will remind you of the commitment that you have made - for better or worse. But, may they always remind you that there is one other person in the world that has pledged to love you forever, through thick and through thin and with all that they have.
Wedding Ring Exchange
please repeat after me....
Erin, 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.
As you place the ring on her finger please say: With this ring, I, Thee, wed.
Jeremy, 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.
As you place the ring on his finger please say: With this ring, I, Thee, wed.
The Unity Candle
At the beginning of the ceremony, Erin and Jeremy’s mother’s lit these two candles. Now, Erin and Jeremy are going to use those candles to light their candle together. There is great meaning behind this. Their mothers are where it all began. They gave birth to them and raised them. Essentially, their mothers loved them and taught them how to love and helped to give them the foundation of who they are today. All of you here, family and friends, also helped to make them who they are. Now, through marriage, we are joining your two families together and all that has gone before now blends here towards your becoming. These two candles will now join together to make one new flame that we hope will burn brightly for many years to come.
Jeremy and Erin come back together to join hand for a the final blessing.
Life and love are the greatest gifts bestowed upon humanity.
May your union grant you patience, tolerance, and understanding
as well as the passion and excitement every marriage should possess.
May you need one another, but not out of weakness.
May you want one another, but not out of lack.
May you support one another, as a sign of mutual independence.
May you continually rediscover your love in one another, as the greatest gift of all.
It is my great pleasure to acknowledge your union as “Husband and Wife.”
You may now seal your marriage with a kiss!!!
May you live happily ever after!
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.