perform Wedding Ceremonies with Children.
When you have children from another marriage involved there are many ways to integrate them into the wedding ceremony.
You can choose to have the children be a part of the wedding party and walk down the aisle in a variety of roles from accompanying the bride to being bridesmaids, flower child, groomsmen, ring bearer, or simply just a part of the wedding without titles. I have done weddings that the Children have give the bride away.
I have officiated some very touching wedding ceremonies with wedding vows that the couple had written to say how much their children mean to their relationship. You could always include the children in the ceremony:
Often a parent will offer a token to the children as a way to say that they love them. Sometimes new parents will offer rings to the children as well and include them into the ring ceremony. In my own case we gave my two boys gold pocket watches, and my daughter a ring and included them in our ceremony.
I Need a wedding Ceremony preformed on short notice can it be done...?
Need a wedding
ceremony performed on short notice ? We can perform same
day Weddings .
Many times I am contacted to perform weddings with no notice , so in some ways instant weddings, or emergency weddings, are a specialty of mine. Depending on my schedule I will try to accommodate you.
You must get a
marriage license from a Town
or City clerk , New Hampshire has no waiting period, no blood
tests, so it is not usually not an issue. Since most planned weddings occur on
a weekend, I will more than likely be available. I am available times on weekdays
after 3:00 PM , so please call me , leave a message and I will
call you right back.
I have had many instances when people require an instant wedding ceremony for marriage convenience such as:
- immigration issues
- insurance issues
- property issues
- military deployment
- Spur of the moment passion
- any reason you can think of .Back to Top
We perform Wedding
Ceremonies Honoring Family member .
You may want to include a special mention of the loved ones that are no longer with us .
How to Write Your Wedding Vows
What's the big request people ask of us? "How to Write Wedding Vows". When you book a wedding ceremony with me, I will email you the sample vows we went over at the free consultation with various sample wedding ceremonies that include sample wedding vows and free wedding poems that will allow you to write your own wedding vows quickly, give you some wedding vow ideas or simply pick a wedding vow that is right for you. There are many good books out there to help you . The internet is one of the best tools out there for getting information. Try not to overload your officciant .
But there are a few things that you should keep in mind when you write your own wedding vows:
1. Keep your wedding vows concise, yet meaningful.
2. Don't torture your wedding guests with a long
wedding ceremony! I find that the shorter the ceremony, the more guests
c come up to me afterwards and say, "Oh that was a great ceremony."
The are happy it was not a drawn out long church wedding .
3.You can write your own wedding vows, or pick from our wedding ceremony vow samples you can simply pick the marriage ceremony that fits y
4. A typical wedding ceremony often has these elements:
1. The wedding processional (walking down the aisle)
2. The opening of the wedding ceremony or call to the guests
3. Some words from your Officiant on love or marriage or wedding poems readings (by family members)
4. The wedding vow or wedding vow and poem
5. The ring exchange ( wedding ring exchange vows )
6. The pronouncement of marriage
7. The introduction as husband and wife
8. The wedding recessional
The most important thing is it is your wedding and you need to have it your way you can add or delete or make special requests do or say anything you want in your ceremony.
From the elaborate catered wedding affair to the home backyard wedding, I have officiated at them all.
Backyard weddings bring the outdoors to a private event. I love them as they are less formal , and more economical for the bride and groom.
Here are a few backyard wedding ideas for you (links):
Backyard Weddings, Formal and Informal
Backyard Wedding Reception and Food
Here is an article that might interest someone who is planning a backyard wedding:
Backyard Wedding Ideas to Take Your Wedding To the Next Level
By Jeanette Shinn
Where do I start .
Start With a Wedding Tent
Put the Wedding Cake Table under the Protection of the Tent on a Sturdy Table
Put the Pets Away
Build/rent a Gazebo or a Wedding Arch (click here)
Accent with Lights in expensive Christmas lights work well (trees, tents, decks)
Theme Your Wedding to Suit "Your" Tastes
I perform Sand Wedding Ceremonies
and even recommend them over unity candles.
A wedding sand ceremony is becoming very popular since sand is, well, abundant. Two vessels of sand are poured together either into a third keepsake vessel, or into the wind to represent the coming together of your lives. You can get the sand and vessels on line for around $30.00 or you can go to Michaels a local arts and craft store to pickup the sand and the Christmas tree shop to get the vessels.
Here are some possible Sand ceremonies:
There are many more online as well
"Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand one, representing you BRIDE and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, GROOM, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."
"BRIDE and GROOM, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you'll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."
"Today, BRIDE and GROOM, have chosen to commemorate their marriage through the celebration of the Sand Ceremony. This ceremony symbolizes the inseparable union of BRIDE and GROOM into a new and eternal marital relationship. Bride and Groom will simultaneously pour separate containers of sand into a common vessel. Each grain of sand in their separate containers represents a unique and separate moment, decision, feeling or event that helped shaped Bride and Groom into the separate and unique individuals that they are today. As they pour their separate containers of sand into a common vessel, those separate and independent individuals will cease to exist. Instead they will merge into a loving and supportive marital community. BRIDE and GROOM, just as the grains of sand can never be separated into their individual containers again, so will your marriage be."
"OFFICIANT: Please note this empty glass. Glass, itself, is made from sand and the sands of time have come together, melting into one piece to make this vessel. The sands of time should remind us all of our eternal love and our mortality. Today BRIDE and GROOM have chosen to represent their love to each other in a special sand ceremony. Please BRIDE and GROOM, take your separate glass of sand and alternate the pouring of sand into this joining vessel and united, repeat after me: You are my love for eternity. I blend with you. My heart is like these grains of sands, merging with yours. I am yours. You are mine. We are together forever like the sand, like the wind. We are one."
I perform Unity
Candle Wedding Ceremonies.
The Unity Candle is a very traditional wedding event. A candle ceremony is not recommended to be done outside since the candles may not stay lit.
During a Unity Candle wedding ceremony the mothers of the bride and groom light candles to the side of the unity (center) candle which represent the separate lives, families and experiences before the wedding day. After the exchange of vows, but before the exchange of rings the bride and groom take each side candle and light the unity candle together, uniting the families and experiences into one.
The wedding ceremony verbiage for a unity candle can be the following, or a personalized unity candle ceremony can be created by you:
Or I can show you some samples when we meet.
For any additional questions Please call me at 603-216-5159
or can be reached on my Verizon cell @603-867-2708