Sample Ceremonies

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Chapel Weddings

Traditional wedding chapels are usually small buildings on church property or in some remote scenic location. Couples who do not have a church that they worship at on a regular basis, but still desire a traditional religious ceremony will often seek out a Chapel location for their wedding. These ceremonies are usually religious and traditional in nature. Some churches require that one of their ministers participate in the service in some manner. I am willing to coordinate and work with other ministers if that is necessary for your wedding location choice.

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Beach Weddings

A beach wedding is a very romantic setting and can create a great wedding that is sure to be memorable and different. There is something about getting married under the open skies with the sound of the waves crashing in the background that is somehow very appealing and tempting. A beach allows you to be relaxed while you're taking one of the most important steps of your life. The ocean breeze, the sand, the water, all work their magic to create an atmosphere that simply cannot be duplicated anywhere else.

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Theme Weddings

You may want to give your wedding your personal touch and make it stand out and be unique and memorable. Theme Weddings may provide you with just what you are looking for. There are as many theme weddings as there are ideas, supplies and accessories! Themed wedding can also be a lot of fun for your guests to attend because they can be so creative. Put on your thinking cap and let your imagination direct you to the wedding theme of your dreams whether it is Medieval, Cinderella, Irish, Western, Victorian, Disneyland or anything else you can think of.

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Extreme Weddings

Some couples enjoy extreme hobbies and interests that got their hears beating even before their heats started beating for each other. It may have been through these common interests that they came together and now they want to include those interests into their wedding day. Whether your extreme hobby or interest is scuba diving, hot air balloons, hiking, roller coasters, skydiving, or anything else, a ceremony can be created to include these into your wedding day. The level of my personal involvement in some of the ultimate activities may be limited.

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Vow Renewal

Perhaps you've made it to 10, 25, or 50 years together and you want the world to know that you'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. Maybe you want to reaffirm your commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship. There's no wrong reason to renew your love for one another. When considering renewing your wedding vows, think about the timing -- you may not want to do it the same year you get married, unless you've had a small, faraway ceremony and want to make your vows public upon your return.

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Backyard Weddings

There's nothing quite as intimate as a garden wedding. With the right backyard wedding your ideas can transform your garden into a wedding paradise. You can decorate however you want, whenever you want, choose any caterer, and have a different and unique wedding. You can begin or end your wedding and reception whenever you want (barring any city or county restrictions or noise curfews) and you can have a fantastic themed ceremony. Can't you just hear the medieval trumpets and lyres?

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Multiple Couple Weddings

Wouldn't it be great to get married along side your best friend, sister, brother, or even parents? Multiple Couple ceremonies are essentially identical to an agreed on ceremony style with one small exception - each couple can have their own, unique vows. These ceremonies are usually a little more involved in the planning process, but work really well when the couples have a great relationship with each other. If you are willing to share your special day with another couple, it can be a very creative way to save on wedding and reception expenses.

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Holiday Weddings

Are you planning a holiday wedding? Maybe you want your first Christmas gift to each other to be yourselves as husband and wife? Maybe you want Thanksgiving Day to be a day you express your love, appreciation and give thanks for each other by uniting your love together in marriage? These festive times of year have their own styles and traditions. Adding a few seasonal touches can make for easy -- even money saving -- decorating, shower and favor ideas.

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Elopement Weddings

Are you considering eloping? You're in good company. In this tough economy eloping just makes good economic sense for many couples. Not to mention that it can be very romantic. Many couples decide to elope because of the relational stress that planning a wedding creates between the Bride, parents, in-laws to be and/or the Groom. Las Vegas is not the only place to go for an elopement ceremony, I can do it for you locally. Couples that elope sometimes plan a more elaborate ceremony within the first year for family and friends.















Unity Ceremonies

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Unity Candles

One of the most common ceremonies. The bride and groom each take a lit candle and simultaneously light a third larger "unity candle." They may blow out their individual lights, or leave them lit, symbolizing that they have not lost their individuality in their unity.

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Rose Ceremony

A unity ceremony where the bride and groom exchange roses. Some variations may involve the families exchanging roses, the bride and groom exchanging roses with their families, the bride and groom exchange roses and then presenting their mothers with the roses.

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Communion

Taking communion as a Christian couple is a beautiful testimony to everyone present that your marriage is going to be a marriage where the Lord will be put first. As the first communion as husband and wife, it is a great way to express the faith of two coming together as one.

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Wine Ceremony

In the Unity Wine ceremony the bride and groom each take a carafe of wine and pour the wine into a single glass. They both drink the mixed win to symbolize their willingness to share in both the joys and the disappointments of life.

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Water Ceremony

The Unity Water ceremony incorporates two small glasses of different colored water and a larger glass into which the smaller glasses are emptied, creating a third color. You may want to experiment with colors so that the mixed colors create a pleasant color together.

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Sand Ceremony

Similar to the water ceremony, the bride and groom both pour different colored sand into a larger glass. This can be done in a way that creates a unique design by the two different colored sands, symbolizing the two individual lives now blended together and working as one.

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Garland or Lei Ceremony

The bride and groom exchange garlands of flower leis. It also represents their new unity, blessed by nature. The families may also exchange leis with the couple. Leis represent the love and respect you have for the person you are giving it to, and the unity of the new family.

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Lasso Ceremony

Lasso or rope is placed around the bride and groom's shoulders, usually by the officiant. Sometimes rosary beads, or orange flowers are used instead of rope. It can also be placed around the couple's necks, or wrists and symbolizes the entwined union of the couple.

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Stone Ceremony

The couple holds their hands on a stone during their vows to "set them in stone". Guests can be given a stone and they can say a prayer or give good wishes for the couple and place them in a basket. The couple can place their stones on top of stones in the basket.

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Truce Bell Ceremony

A bell is rung on the wedding day, the happiest day of the couple's lives and then it is placed in a central location in the home. If the couple starts to argue, one of them can ring the truce bell to remind them both of their love for each other hopefully resolving disagreement quickly.

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Coin Ceremony

The gift of coins is given by the groom to the bride as a symbol of his obligation and desire to care and provide for the family. The bride's acceptance symbolizes her mutual obligation to care for the family and home.