Jamie and Jon had a small, early spring wedding at The Sycamore at Mallow Run in Bargersville, IN. They have a room that's perfect for a small wedding. The Sycamore at Mallow Run is part of a vineyard to it's very fitting to include a wine box ceremony!
We are gathered here today to celebrate and to witness the joining of Jamie and Jonathan 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.
Reading: From "Union" by Robert Fulghum
Jamie and Jonathan, You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks - all those sentences that began with "When we're married" and continued with "I will and you will and we will" - those late night talks that included "someday and somehow and maybe"- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things and more are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, "You know all those things we've promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word." Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in this last year. And Now, you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife
Do you Jonathan, take Jamie, 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; until death do you part?
Groom: I do
Do you Jamie, take Jonathan, 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; until death do you part?
Bride: I do
The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love.
And now as a token of your love and of your deep desire to be forever united in heart and soul, Jonathan as you place the ring on the finger of your bride, please repeat after me:
Jamie, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness to you.
By the same token Jamie, as you place the ring on the finger of your groom, please repeat after me:
Jonathan, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness to you.
Wine Box Ceremony:
At this time, Jamie and Jonathan would like to do something to remember this special day. First, they have this box, created and personalized just for them. They are going to put memories in the box to keep until their 5th anniversary. The first memory is a bottle of wine. They chose to get married here, on this beautiful vineyard, so it is only fitting they choose an excellent bottle of wine produced here, at Mallow Run Winery. Also going into the box, are these two letters they have written to each other. The letters are about how they feel today about themselves, each other and their hopes for the future as a married couple. On their 5th anniversary, they will open the box, enjoy the wine and read the letters they have written. They will be able to look back and see the love they share today, their wedding day, in its innocence and beauty. Hopefully, as they look back, they will be able to see how they have grown as individuals and how their love and relationship has changed and matured through marriage.
Jamie and Jonathan close the box together
Let us now share a blessing
Oh Great Power moving among us for love, may these two people now married, fulfill the covenant which they have made. May they openly give and take from each other, encouraging each other in whatever trials that befall them, sharing in each other's joys, and helping each other as each occasion requires. Having grown to trust themselves and each other, may they not only accept and give love between themselves but also experience love and consideration for others in a community of sharing. We who are here present, and those who are absent but thinking of Jamie and Jonathan, this day, hope that the inspiration of this hour will not be forgotten. May they two of them continue to love each other through all their days together.
Throughout this ceremony, Jamie and Jonathan have vowed, in our presence, to be loyal and loving towards each other. They have formalized the existence of the bond between them with words spoken and with the giving and receiving of rings. Therefore, it is my pleasure to now pronounce them husband and wife. You may now kiss your bride!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan and Jamie...!!!
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.