Tequila and Nancy
Aquatic Center, Plainfield
Welcome, everyone! Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate the love of two people. It is a blessing when two people that love each are fortunate to find each other and become as one.
Love takes many forms. The romantic, committed love of marriage as well as the love of family, As we celebrate Tequila and Nancy today, we also celebrate the love of family as we remember Tequila’s mother Lisa. May this be a beautiful memorial and celebration for all.
Marriage symbolizes the intimate sharing of two lives. This sharing must not diminish, but enhance the individuality of each partner. You do not shed your individuality, for that is what brought you together in the first place. Marriage is the loving declaration that you should be no other than yourself. A lasting marriage is not stagnant. The relationship and each individual are continually growing and developing. Your understanding of each other deepens and evolves. It is not this ceremony or the state of being married that will truly join and hold you together, but your ongoing commitment to your relationship and to the kind of life you wish to make together. In this way, your marriage will not be just a symbol; it will be more than that. It will be an action, something you work actively on every day.
Only once in your lifetime, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with a soul and they absorb everything you say, and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. They are not embarrassed to cry with you or laugh. They build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special. There is a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself because they love you for all you are. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, and you are quite content. Things that never interested you before become fascinating. You open your heart, and experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to feel true pleasure and it’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are part of your life.
Do you Tequila, take Nancy to be your wife, your partner in life and one true love. To cherish your union and love her more each day than you did the day before. Will you trust her and respect her, laugh with her and cry with her, loving her faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles you may face together. Do you give her your hand, heart, and love, from this day forward for as long as you both shall live?
Do you Nancy, take Tequila to be your wife, your partner in life and one true love. To cherish your union and love her more each day than you did the day before. Will you trust her and respect her, laugh with her and cry with her, loving her faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles you may face together. Do you give her your hand, heart, and love, from this day forward for as long as you both shall live?
This is the point in the ceremony where we usually talk about the wedding bands being a perfect circle, with no beginning and no end. But we all know that these rings do have a beginning. Rock is dug up from the earth. Metal is liquefied in a furnace at a thousand degrees, then molded, cooled, and painstakingly polished. Something beautiful is made from raw elements. Love is like that. It comes from humble beginnings, made by imperfect beings. It's the process of making something beautiful where there was once nothing at all.
Let us pray, Bless, O Lord, the giving of these rings, that they who wear them may abide together in your peace and grow in one another’s eyes.
Nancy, please repeat after me: Tequila, this ring is my promise to accept your imperfections and appreciate all that makes you unique and beautiful.
Tequila, please repeat after me: Nancy, this ring is my promise to accept your imperfections and appreciate all that makes you unique and beautiful.
Tequila and Nancy are now going to light their their unity candle. As you can see there are 3 candles. One in the middle and two on either side. The outer candles represent their lives before today. Often, it is the mothers that light these candles. At this time, we remember Tequila’s mother Lisa, who is no longer with us. We know for sure, she is her with us in spirit. Here now, we’ll be joined by Treveon and Brianna to light these candles. Our families are where we are taught about love and how to practice the art of loving another. So it is very fitting that they light these candles. Once the outer candles are lit, Nancy and Tequila will use them to light their candle together. From every human being there rises a light and when two souls that are destined for each other find one another, their streams of light flow together and a single, brighter light goes forth from their united being.
Let us pray.
God, we ask for your blessings upon Tequila and Nancy, as we celebrate this momentous occasion in their lives. Grant them happiness and contentment as they establish their new home, create a new family and explore the depths of their love for one another and for you. Bless their families and friends and the relationships, which have supported, strengthened and sustained them throughout their lives. We remember especially Tequila’s mother Lisa Lynette Gill, and are reminded true love is truly eternal. Bless their home as a place of love and of peace. And if times grow hard and tempers grow short, help them to look into their hearts and remember the love that brought them here today. Amen.
Tequila and Nancy, May all your days be blessed with love and friendship. May each day and night of your lives be a new beginning.May your home be filled with laughter and the warm embrace of a summer’s day. May you find peacefulness and beauty, challenge, and satisfaction, humor and insight, healing and renewal, love and wisdom, as in a quiet heart and may you always feel that what you have is enough.
I now pronounce you married!
You may kiss your bride!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Tequila Johnson and Nancy Dedmond, Two beautiful spirits that love each other!
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.