Every couple is unique and we would love the honor of helping them create a ceremony that is personal for them, and one that expresses their own heart-felt promises and love.
This service is suitable for couples who want a spiritual, or nondemoninational, wedding ceremony, but wish to not have it tied to a specific religion. From a Spiritual Ceremony....
"There are no obligations on earth more sweet nor tender than those you are about to assume. There are no vows more solemn than those you are about to make, and there is no human institution more sacred than that of the home you are about to form." A reading from the author, Kahlil Gibran: "Love one another but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls..."
This ceremony is provided for the bride and groom who share a Christian background, Protestant or Catholic. From a Christian Ceremony:
"The scriptures teach us that the covenant of marriage is a gift of God, a holy mystery in which two become one. As the bride and groom give themselves to each other today, we remember that Jesus made the wedding feast a sign of God's love, and we celebrate that essence of love in the union of this man and woman." A Christian ceremony would include prayers of blessing, and scriptures that I can help you select, such as... "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:9-12)
I enjoy blending the rites and meanings of different backgrounds and traditions in occasions of interfaith marriages. In a Catholic-Jewish wedding, for example, the Catholic element could include the Lord's Prayer, Old Testament readings, the marriage rites, and the nuptial blessing. The Jewish element is made up of such elements as wedding contract, signing the Ketubah, and breaking the glass. We can include traditions from each faith into one, blended ceremony. I have also performed ceremonies based on other religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and from Celtic and Native American traditions.
A secular wedding ceremony may be presented for couples who desire a secular wedding. From a secular ceremony:
"Today, as you join yourselves in marriage for the possibilities and potential of your married life are great. We wish for you a love that makes both of you better people, a home that will be an island of serenity, and a place that encompasses the beauty of nature and gives you the peace within to generate and uphold your feelings about how to live life."
Custom Wedding Ceremonies
Couples will sometimes request unique or custom ceremonies with which we are happy to assist. We have performed ceremonies in many locations in the Houston area and throughout the Gulg Coast, and have officiated weddings at many wonderful sites. We have worked with many brides and grooms to create a wedding that matches their wishes and beliefs.
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