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#271 latinive

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    Posted 04 June 2011 - 11:31 AM

    This thread is amazing.  I was sitting here reading some of your scripts and I am all teared up.  Everyone has contributed such beautiful words to all of us upcoming brides.  Thank you so much for sharing your special words.



    #272 aholen

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      Posted 05 June 2011 - 03:36 PM

      We finally have our script done! (Good thing too, as we fly out on Wednesday!) 

       

      A good friend of mine (who I set up on a blind date with his now wife!) will be our officiant. He has written a few things to say that he wants to be a surprise for us, but here's the rest of the script:

       

       

      Welcome – Written by Officiant (Jim)

       

      Reading 1 - Corinthians chapter 13 verse 4-8 – Maria

      Love is patient, love is kind
      It does not envy, it does not boast
      it is not proud, it is not rude
      it is not self-seeking
      it is not easily angered
      it keeps no record of wrongs
      Love does not delight in evil
      but rejoices in the truth
      it always protects, always trusts
      always hopes, always perserveres
      Love never fails

       

      Sand Ceremony

      "Anna and Erich, today you join your separate lives together. To symbolize this union and the importance of the individuals within the marriage, two separate colors of sand will be combined. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without need of anything else. However when these two are blended together they create an entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity. Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination.

       

      Please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your two lives.

       

      Before you met, your lives were on different paths with different destinations. Love has brought you together and joined these separate paths into one. The sand in each individual jar represents your separate lives, separate families, separate sets of friends, and the different life journeys you once traveled.

       

      By mixing these grains of sand, you are symbolically joining your once separate lives. As your two lives are combined, so are your friends and family joined, through you into one. And your once solitary life’s paths are also now one. All that was once separate will now be shared and in this sharing you both will find great comfort.

       

      Reading 2 - Excerpt from Dr. Seuss – Oh the Places You’ll Go – Daisy

      Congratulations!
      Today is your day.
      You’re off to Great Places!
      You’re off and away!
      You have brains in your head.
      You have feet in your shoes.
      You can steer yourself
      any direction you choose.
      You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
      And YOU are the couple who’ll decide where to go.


      OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
      You’ll be on your way up!
      You’ll be seeing great sights!
      You’ll join the high fliers
      who soar to great heights!
      You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have all the speed.
      You’ll pass the whole gang, and you’ll soon take the lead.
      Wherever you fly you’ll be best of the best.
      Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
      Except when you don’t.
      Because sometimes, you won’t.
      You’ll get mixed up of course,
      as you already know.
      You’ll get mixed up
      with so many strange birds as you go.
      So be sure when you step.
      Step with great care and great tact
      and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
      Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
      And never mix up your right foot with your left.
      And will you succeed?
      Yes! You will indeed!

      Officiant’s thoughts - Jim’s Words of Wisdom

       

      Reading 3 – The Art of Marriage – Richard

      "The Art Of Marriage"
      by Wilferd A. Peterson (longer version)

       

      Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
      A good marriage must be created.
      In the art of marriage the little things are the big things...

      It is never being too old to hold hands.

      It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

      It is never going to sleep angry.

      It is at no time taking the other for granted;
      the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
      it should continue through all the years.

      It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
      It is standing together facing the world.

      It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

      It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
      of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

      It is speaking words of appreciation
      and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

      It is not looking for perfection in each other.
      It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
      understanding and a sense of humor.

      It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

      It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

      It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
      It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

      It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
      dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

      It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

      It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.


      VOWS

      I, Erich, choose you, Ania, to be my wife.
      I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
      I will be true and faithful to you in all of life’s circumstances as we face them together.
      I will trust you, respect you, encourage you, and inspire you.
      I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
      I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow,
      And always be by your side through our life’s journey
      Before us lies an open road filled with adventure and love
      and I choose to spend today and all of my tomorrows together with you.

      I, Ania, choose you, Erich, to be my husband.
      I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
      I will be true and faithful to you in all of life’s circumstances as we face them together.
      I will trust you, respect you, encourage you, and inspire you.
      I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
      I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow,
      And always be by your side through our life’s journey
      Before us lies an open road filled with adventure and love
      and I choose to spend today and all of my tomorrows together with you.

       

      RINGS

      <Jim asks Matt for the rings>

      Officiant (Jim): I will ask you now to seal the vows which you have just made, by the giving and receiving of rings. Let us remember that the circle is the emblem of eternity and may your love and happiness be as unending as the rings which you exchange. 

      Officiant (Jim): Erich, please repeat after me-

      This ring I give to you as a symbol of my love and devotion to you.
      I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be.
      With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

      Anna, if you accept, please say “I do”

      Officiant (Jim): Anna, please repeat after me-

      This ring I give to you as a symbol of my love and devotion to you.
      I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be.
      With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

      Erich, if you accept, please say “I do”

       

      And now we will bless this marriage with an Apache blessing:

       

      Apache Blessing (Jim):

      Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.

      Erich & Anna, do you promise to love each other and honor the vows you have made?

      Erich and Anna in unison: We do.

      Then based on your vows of love and commitment, I pronounce you husband and wife.

      You may kiss the groom!

      I’m pleased to present to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Otto.

       



      #273 pintsize1

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        Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

        Thank you for posting



        #274 akamikey11

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          Posted 05 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

          Very Nice
           

          Originally Posted by aholen 

          We finally have our script done! (Good thing too, as we fly out on Wednesday!) 

           

          A good friend of mine (who I set up on a blind date with his now wife!) will be our officiant. He has written a few things to say that he wants to be a surprise for us, but here's the rest of the script:

           

           

          Welcome – Written by Officiant (Jim)

           

          Reading 1 - Corinthians chapter 13 verse 4-8 – Maria

          Love is patient, love is kind
          It does not envy, it does not boast
          it is not proud, it is not rude
          it is not self-seeking
          it is not easily angered
          it keeps no record of wrongs
          Love does not delight in evil
          but rejoices in the truth
          it always protects, always trusts
          always hopes, always perserveres
          Love never fails

           

          Sand Ceremony

          "Anna and Erich, today you join your separate lives together. To symbolize this union and the importance of the individuals within the marriage, two separate colors of sand will be combined. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without need of anything else. However when these two are blended together they create an entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity. Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination.

           

          Please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your two lives.

           

          Before you met, your lives were on different paths with different destinations. Love has brought you together and joined these separate paths into one. The sand in each individual jar represents your separate lives, separate families, separate sets of friends, and the different life journeys you once traveled.

           

          By mixing these grains of sand, you are symbolically joining your once separate lives. As your two lives are combined, so are your friends and family joined, through you into one. And your once solitary life’s paths are also now one. All that was once separate will now be shared and in this sharing you both will find great comfort.

           

          Reading 2 - Excerpt from Dr. Seuss – Oh the Places You’ll Go – Daisy

          Congratulations!
          Today is your day.
          You’re off to Great Places!
          You’re off and away!
          You have brains in your head.
          You have feet in your shoes.
          You can steer yourself
          any direction you choose.
          You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
          And YOU are the couple who’ll decide where to go.


          OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
          You’ll be on your way up!
          You’ll be seeing great sights!
          You’ll join the high fliers
          who soar to great heights!
          You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have all the speed.
          You’ll pass the whole gang, and you’ll soon take the lead.
          Wherever you fly you’ll be best of the best.
          Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
          Except when you don’t.
          Because sometimes, you won’t.
          You’ll get mixed up of course,
          as you already know.
          You’ll get mixed up
          with so many strange birds as you go.
          So be sure when you step.
          Step with great care and great tact
          and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
          Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
          And never mix up your right foot with your left.
          And will you succeed?
          Yes! You will indeed!

          Officiant’s thoughts - Jim’s Words of Wisdom

           

          Reading 3 – The Art of Marriage – Richard

          "The Art Of Marriage"
          by Wilferd A. Peterson (longer version)

           

          Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
          A good marriage must be created.
          In the art of marriage the little things are the big things...

          It is never being too old to hold hands.

          It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

          It is never going to sleep angry.

          It is at no time taking the other for granted;
          the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
          it should continue through all the years.

          It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
          It is standing together facing the world.

          It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

          It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
          of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

          It is speaking words of appreciation
          and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

          It is not looking for perfection in each other.
          It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
          understanding and a sense of humor.

          It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

          It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

          It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
          It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

          It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
          dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

          It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

          It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.


          VOWS

          I, Erich, choose you, Ania, to be my wife.
          I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
          I will be true and faithful to you in all of life’s circumstances as we face them together.
          I will trust you, respect you, encourage you, and inspire you.
          I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
          I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow,
          And always be by your side through our life’s journey
          Before us lies an open road filled with adventure and love
          and I choose to spend today and all of my tomorrows together with you.

          I, Ania, choose you, Erich, to be my husband.
          I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
          I will be true and faithful to you in all of life’s circumstances as we face them together.
          I will trust you, respect you, encourage you, and inspire you.
          I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
          I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow,
          And always be by your side through our life’s journey
          Before us lies an open road filled with adventure and love
          and I choose to spend today and all of my tomorrows together with you.

           

          RINGS

          <Jim asks Matt for the rings>

          Officiant (Jim): I will ask you now to seal the vows which you have just made, by the giving and receiving of rings. Let us remember that the circle is the emblem of eternity and may your love and happiness be as unending as the rings which you exchange. 

          Officiant (Jim): Erich, please repeat after me-

          This ring I give to you as a symbol of my love and devotion to you.
          I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be.
          With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

          Anna, if you accept, please say “I do”

          Officiant (Jim): Anna, please repeat after me-

          This ring I give to you as a symbol of my love and devotion to you.
          I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be.
          With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

          Erich, if you accept, please say “I do”

           

          And now we will bless this marriage with an Apache blessing:

           

          Apache Blessing (Jim):

          Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.

          Erich & Anna, do you promise to love each other and honor the vows you have made?

          Erich and Anna in unison: We do.

          Then based on your vows of love and commitment, I pronounce you husband and wife.

          You may kiss the groom!

          I’m pleased to present to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Otto.

           



           



          #275 Jacki7896

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            Posted 06 June 2011 - 04:42 AM

            Love it!  Thank you!



            #276 Sharon99

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              Posted 09 June 2011 - 07:12 AM

              This is a great thread. Thanks for posting!



              #277 pintsize1

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                Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

                Thank you for posting
                 

                Originally Posted by aholen 

                We finally have our script done! (Good thing too, as we fly out on Wednesday!) 

                 

                A good friend of mine (who I set up on a blind date with his now wife!) will be our officiant. He has written a few things to say that he wants to be a surprise for us, but here's the rest of the script:

                 

                 

                Welcome – Written by Officiant (Jim)

                 

                Reading 1 - Corinthians chapter 13 verse 4-8 – Maria

                Love is patient, love is kind
                It does not envy, it does not boast
                it is not proud, it is not rude
                it is not self-seeking
                it is not easily angered
                it keeps no record of wrongs
                Love does not delight in evil
                but rejoices in the truth
                it always protects, always trusts
                always hopes, always perserveres
                Love never fails

                 

                Sand Ceremony

                "Anna and Erich, today you join your separate lives together. To symbolize this union and the importance of the individuals within the marriage, two separate colors of sand will be combined. Each one holds its own unique beauty, strength, and character. They can stand on their own and be whole, without need of anything else. However when these two are blended together they create an entirely new and extraordinarily more intricate entity. Each grain of sand brings to the mixture a lasting beauty that forever enriches the combination.

                 

                Please pour the sand into this common container to symbolize the union of your two lives.

                 

                Before you met, your lives were on different paths with different destinations. Love has brought you together and joined these separate paths into one. The sand in each individual jar represents your separate lives, separate families, separate sets of friends, and the different life journeys you once traveled.

                 

                By mixing these grains of sand, you are symbolically joining your once separate lives. As your two lives are combined, so are your friends and family joined, through you into one. And your once solitary life’s paths are also now one. All that was once separate will now be shared and in this sharing you both will find great comfort.

                 

                Reading 2 - Excerpt from Dr. Seuss – Oh the Places You’ll Go – Daisy

                Congratulations!
                Today is your day.
                You’re off to Great Places!
                You’re off and away!
                You have brains in your head.
                You have feet in your shoes.
                You can steer yourself
                any direction you choose.
                You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
                And YOU are the couple who’ll decide where to go.


                OH! THE PLACES YOU’LL GO!
                You’ll be on your way up!
                You’ll be seeing great sights!
                You’ll join the high fliers
                who soar to great heights!
                You won’t lag behind, because you’ll have all the speed.
                You’ll pass the whole gang, and you’ll soon take the lead.
                Wherever you fly you’ll be best of the best.
                Wherever you go, you will top all the rest.
                Except when you don’t.
                Because sometimes, you won’t.
                You’ll get mixed up of course,
                as you already know.
                You’ll get mixed up
                with so many strange birds as you go.
                So be sure when you step.
                Step with great care and great tact
                and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act.
                Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
                And never mix up your right foot with your left.
                And will you succeed?
                Yes! You will indeed!

                Officiant’s thoughts - Jim’s Words of Wisdom

                 

                Reading 3 – The Art of Marriage – Richard

                "The Art Of Marriage"
                by Wilferd A. Peterson (longer version)

                 

                Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
                A good marriage must be created.
                In the art of marriage the little things are the big things...

                It is never being too old to hold hands.

                It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.

                It is never going to sleep angry.

                It is at no time taking the other for granted;
                the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
                it should continue through all the years.

                It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
                It is standing together facing the world.

                It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.

                It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude
                of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

                It is speaking words of appreciation
                and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

                It is not looking for perfection in each other.
                It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
                understanding and a sense of humor.

                It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

                It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.

                It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
                It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

                It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal,
                dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

                It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

                It is discovering what marriage can be, at its best.


                VOWS

                I, Erich, choose you, Ania, to be my wife.
                I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
                I will be true and faithful to you in all of life’s circumstances as we face them together.
                I will trust you, respect you, encourage you, and inspire you.
                I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
                I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow,
                And always be by your side through our life’s journey
                Before us lies an open road filled with adventure and love
                and I choose to spend today and all of my tomorrows together with you.

                I, Ania, choose you, Erich, to be my husband.
                I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
                I will be true and faithful to you in all of life’s circumstances as we face them together.
                I will trust you, respect you, encourage you, and inspire you.
                I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
                I will laugh with you in times of joy and comfort you in times of sorrow,
                And always be by your side through our life’s journey
                Before us lies an open road filled with adventure and love
                and I choose to spend today and all of my tomorrows together with you.

                 

                RINGS

                <Jim asks Matt for the rings>

                Officiant (Jim): I will ask you now to seal the vows which you have just made, by the giving and receiving of rings. Let us remember that the circle is the emblem of eternity and may your love and happiness be as unending as the rings which you exchange. 

                Officiant (Jim): Erich, please repeat after me-

                This ring I give to you as a symbol of my love and devotion to you.
                I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be.
                With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

                Anna, if you accept, please say “I do”

                Officiant (Jim): Anna, please repeat after me-

                This ring I give to you as a symbol of my love and devotion to you.
                I pledge to you all that I am and all that I will ever be.
                With this ring, I gladly marry you and join my life to yours.

                Erich, if you accept, please say “I do”

                 

                And now we will bless this marriage with an Apache blessing:

                 

                Apache Blessing (Jim):

                Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.

                Erich & Anna, do you promise to love each other and honor the vows you have made?

                Erich and Anna in unison: We do.

                Then based on your vows of love and commitment, I pronounce you husband and wife.

                You may kiss the groom!

                I’m pleased to present to you for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Otto.

                 



                 



                #278 pintsize1

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                  Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:54 PM

                   

                  Has anyone done a ring warming...where the rings get passed around to each guest?  



                  #279 mzthan6

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                    Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:15 AM

                    I'm so glad i found this thread!



                    #280 Shahlo

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                      Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:38 AM

                      I've never heard of this, but it sounds interesting.
                       

                      Originally Posted by pintsize1 

                       

                      Has anyone done a ring warming...where the rings get passed around to each guest?  



                       






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