Don’t ever stop loving,
don’t ever stop believing,
don’t ever stop dreaming your dreams.
Creating a marriage ceremony’s a bit like cooking… and you’re the ingredients.
After familiarising myself with your flavours and colours and aromas and textures I’ll be your chef, and create the ceremony.
You’ll then check for taste and presentation, and I’ll adjust the seasoning and plating accordingly.
Then your guests have the honour and pleasure of sharing in this creation that tastes, looks, smells and feels like no other ceremony, one that can never be replicated.
There are many rituals, ceremonies or rites that can be included in marriage and commitment ceremonies: some are cultural or religious traditions, others are of unknown origin.
In Australia, rituals such as exchange of rings, and giving away / presentation of the bride (and groom) are common.
Including a ritual with special meaning for you will give your ceremony quality, depth and distinction. It’s an opportunity to:
♦ reflect your personalities
♦ demonstrate, reinforce and honour your values and beliefs about
♦♦ marriage ♦♦ union ♦♦ family ♦♦ culture ♦♦ and heritage ♦♦
♦ include and actively involve your families / guests , or to
♦ symbolically join your families as part of your ceremony….and
rituals may be performed by and include whoever you wish.
Your wedding ceremony is a public reflection of how you value each other,
how you value your marriage, and how you value those dearest to you.
So, as part of planning your ceremony, consider
♥ what you each can do to truly commit to each other,
♥ ♥ what you ask of, and
♥ ♥ ♥ what you bring to each other.
This is a wonderful foundation on which to build your perfect ceremony… and so, your future.
I’ll support you every step of the way, provide ideas, suggestions and resources – whatever you and your unique situation requires.
We love each other. This is not the end result, but the beginning.
Love begins when two people join together to form a unity of souls written in their hearts, a new direction which requires acceptance, patience and understanding.
Acceptance for the differences, for the struggles and the hardships, and most of all for change and growth.
Standing quietly by the fence, you smile your wondrous smile,
I am speechless, and my senses are filled by the sounds of your beautiful song,
beginningless and endless.
I bow deeply to you.