Lucas and Madison were in love with the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Newfields before they even moved to Indy. When they decided to get married there was no questions as to where they would have the ceremony and reception. They had a Sunday brunch wedding so they and their guests could spend the day enjoying the gardens. No, sunflowers are not in bloom yet this early in the summer but Madison was carrying a beautiful bouquet filled with them. Luke is a published poet so I didn't think there was much I could offer him towards writing a ceremony other then what I have on my wedding ceremony sites. They chose a perfect mixture of my Traditional Wedding Ceremony script mixed with the Modern Romantic Ceremony. Their sister's served as their Maid of Honor and Best Woman and each shared a piece of poetry.
Lucas and Madison's Wedding Ceremony Script
Welcome! We are gathered here today to celebrate and to witness the joining of Madison and Lucas 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.
We’d like to take a moment to remember those who are not with us here today. Those who were unable to be here and those who have gone on to greater things. We know that they are here with us in spirit.
Today is a celebration. A celebration of love, of commitment, of friendship, of family, and of two people who are in it for forever.
You don't have to have a ceremony to have a marriage. And when you think about it, the whole thing is kind of weird, right? You're standing on a stage, looking fancy, holding flowers, and being stared at by pretty much everyone who has meant anything to you in your life. So why do we do it? The marriage ceremony has been an important feature across nearly every culture, religion, generation, and society. We have thousands of important moments that happen throughout our lives, but this one is regarded as one so critical, we acknowledge its special status by sharing it with others.
Why this moment? Why does this one matter beyond all the rest?
Because despite all of our differences, love is what we all share. It's the great unifier — our one universal truth. That no matter who we are, where we've come from, what we believe, we know this one thing: love is what we're doing right. That's why you both are standing here. That's why you all are here to watch them stand up here. We have all loved in our lifetimes, and in this moment, we're reminded that the ability to love is the very best part of our humanity.
The Country of Marriage
by Wendell Berry
Sometimes our life reminds me
of a forest in which there is a graceful clearing
and in that opening a house,
an orchard and garden,
comfortable shades, and flowers
red and yellow in the sun, a pattern
made in the light for the light to return to.
The forest is mostly dark, its ways
to be made anew day after day, the dark
richer than the light and more blessed,
provided we stay brave
enough to keep on going in.
Blessing the Boats
by Lucille Clifton
may the tide
that is entering even now
the lip of our understanding
carry you out
beyond the face of fear
may you kiss
the wind then turn from it
certain that it will
love your back may you
open your eyes to water
water waving forever
and may you in your innocence
sail through this to that
Will all of you gathered here give your pledge to honor and uphold Madison and Lucas; to recognize them as a family in this community, to guide and pray for them in times of trouble, to celebrate with them in times of joy, and to respect the bonds of their covenant? If so, please say "we will."
People: We will.
Do you Lucas, take Madison, to be your wife, to have and to hold, through laughter and tears, enjoying with her the good times and supporting her through the difficult times, loving and cherishing her from this day forward?
Luke: I do.
Do you Madison, take Lucas, to be your husband, to have and to hold, through laughter and tears, enjoying with him the good times and supporting him through the difficult times, loving and cherishing him from this day forward?
Madison: I do.
The rings please…
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 that love, like a circle has no beginning and no end. They will remind you daily that you are married. They will remind you of the commitment that you have made. Above all, they will 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.
Luke: Madison, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and lifelong devotion, wear it and know that I love you.
Madison: Luke, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and lifelong devotion, wear it and know that I love you.
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!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my pleasure to introduce to you: 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.