Let's face it, A lot of couples aren't really into having a big formal wedding ceremony. They just want to get married. Often, the issue is they have an idea of what a wedding is supposed and what they think it's "supposed" to me, they don't want any part of. Couples are usually very happy when I tell them everything that it could be if they choose. Macy and Leland took their options and ran with it. They chose a simple non-religious wedding ceremony with a reading from Carl Sagan - It expressed them perfectly at their wedding ceremony at Valle Vista Country Club in Greenwood, IN. I mean, who quotes Carl Sagan at a wedding?
Welcome! We are gathered here today to witness the joining of Macy & Leland 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 & 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.
Reading About Marriage From Carl Sagan:
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The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. And yet our species is young and curious and brave and shows much promise. In the last few millennia, we have made the most astonishing and unexpected discoveries. They remind us that humans have evolved to wonder, that understanding is a joy, that knowledge is prerequisite to survival. Our little planet floats like a mote of dust in the morning sky. All that you see, all that we can see, exploded out of a star billions of years ago, and the particles slowly arranged themselves into living things, including all of us. We are made of star stuff. We are the mechanism by which the universe can comprehend itself. The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth. We should remain grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides. The sum of all our evolution, our thinking, and our accomplishments is love. A marriage makes two fractional lives a whole. It gives to two questioning natures a renewed reason for living. IT brings a new gladness to the sunshine, a new fragrance to the flowers, a new beauty to the earth, and a new mystery to life.
Do you Leland take Macy, 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 Macy take Leland, 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.
Wedding Ring Meaning
The rings please…
The rings are 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.
Please repeat after me…
Macy, 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.
Leland, I give you this ring with all that I am and all that I ever will be. Wear it and now that I love you.
Macy and Leland, you have heard the words about love and marriage, have exchanged your vows and made your promises, and celebrated your union with the giving and receiving of rings. It is at this time that I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride!
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my please 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.