Ceremony Music

  • Prelude - Forever in Love by Kenny G
             - Bless this Broken Road (instrumental)
  • Processional - Canon in D (piano version)
  • Sand Ceremony - History in the Making by Darius Rucker - we are involving our daughters in this. 
  • Recessional - Lucky by Jason Mraz & Colbie Calait

Ceremony Readings

"Marriage Joins Two People in the Circle of Its Love", by Edmund O’Neill

“Marriage is a commitment to life, to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal; a joining that is promised for a lifetime. Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other’s best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. There may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child. Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger; even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, and new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life. When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential, made in the hearts of two people who love, which takes a lifetime to fulfill.”

“I Love You”, by Roy Croft

“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you, for the part of me that you bring out. I love you, for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart, and passing over all the foolish, weak things that you can’t help dimly seeing there, and for drawing out, into the light, all the beautiful belongings that no one else had looked quite far enough to find. I love you, because you are helping me to make of the lumber of my life, not a tavern, but a temple. Out of the works of my every day, not a reproach, but a song. I love you, because you have done more than any creed could have done to make me good, and more than any fate could have done to make me happy. You have done it without a touch, without a word, without a sign. You have done it by being yourself. Perhaps that is what being a friend means, after all.”

My FSIL and my SIL will be doing our readings for us. 

Sand Ceremony

In order to involve our children into the ceremony, we are going to do a family sand ceremony.  I want to find one of these sand frames from Umbra as knottie kreeves did.  After the ceremony we can look @ the sand daily and remember the meaning behind it. 

Involving the Girls

FI and I want to involve our girls in the ceremony somehow.  I saw the medallion necklaces but came across these as well.  While our family is just the 4 of us, each one of us will have our birthstone in the necklace.  The girls have been so excited and involved in every party of our planning.