Kaylee and Josh
The Loft at Isanogel
Josh will turn around to have his back facing the aisle while Kaylee walks from the building to the end of the aisle. Once Kaylee and her father reach the end of the aisle, tell Josh he can turn around.
Let us pray, O God, Creator of us all, we thank you for the gift of life and on this day we thank you especially for the love that Josh and Kaylee 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 pray, O God, that you remain with Kaylee and Josh as a partner in their marriage. Grant to them, and to us all,
love and understanding all of our days. Amen
Please be seated.
Welcome! We are gathered here today to celebrate and to witness the joining of Josh and Kaylee in marriage. As they promise to love, trust in that love, honor one another as individuals, and anticipate with love 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 excitement of this special occasion.
At this time, we’d like to observe a moment of silence to remember those who are not here with us today. Even though they are not here physically, they are a part of the foundation that makes Kaylee and Josh the people they are today and their memories will always be cherished as they live on in our hearts.
Josh and Kaylee, you have come here today, because you believe
that by being together your lives will be better and more fulfilling than they would be apart. In marriage, a new perspective is created with the joining of two unique views of life. Through this partnership, each partner becomes stronger, each becomes wiser and each becomes more loving. But marriage is a garden, which needs to be tended every day: the benefits we receive through marriage are not free. If we don’t make time to tell our partner how much we value what we have together, we will begin to take each other for granted and lost the very special quality that we originally united to enjoy. The importance of marriage to humans is so great, that it is the oldest rite or ritual of any kind recorded in history; it’s scope so great that it is virtually the only custom recognized by every human government and religion. It is into this dynamic and wonderful state of partnership that you two come, today, to be joined.
First Reading is from "Union” by Robert Fulghum
"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 these last few years. 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”
Now Kaylee and Josh wish to share their vows with each other… Kaylee goes first
Do you Josh, take Kaylee, 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.
Do you Kaylee take Josh, 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.
May I have the rings? - The best man, Mitchell, will have both rings to hand to you
May these rings symbolize your inherent wholeness and unity with one another, giving you the strength to happily honor your commitments to each other. May they remind you that marriage is not a destination but a journey, with no beginning and no end, just a moment to moment opportunity to love and be loved to the best of your ability.
please repeat after me....
Kaylee, 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 thee wed.
Josh, 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 thee wed.
Unity Ceremony - Wedding Box
At this time, Josh and Kaylee 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 1st anniversary. The first memory is a bottle of wine.
Along with the bottle of wine, they will be adding 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 1st 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.
Final Blessing and Pronouncement
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.
Throughout this ceremony, Josh and Kaylee 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, by the authority vested in me by the State of Indiana, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
You may now kiss the bride!
It is my honor to introduce for the first time, Mr. & 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.