Your ceremony is made up of elements that you can select, much like you can choose a la carte items
off of a menu to create your perfect meal. The Declaration of Intent and the Pronouncement are the
pieces required by the state to make your wedding legal ~ the rest is up to you and the mood
atmosphere, and experience you are creating in which to celebrate the union with your beloved. Many
wedding books feature these elements, and provide samples of each aspect/section and show various
orders of service. These books and Internet searches can provide sample readings, vows, rituals,
music, prayers, and exchange of rings passages. We will also provide samples and help you weave
together these elements to beautifully reflect you, tell your unique love story, and incorporate rituals/flourishes to honor family, children, culture or passion! Some examples are: honoring of ancestors, libation ritual, breaking of the glass, 12 step wording and prayer, and specific hobbies, interests, or themes.
Here is a sample order of service from a wedding performed earlier this year:
Abbott Wedding Order of Service
Opening words and welcome
Honoring of family
Celebrant's address (Minister/Officiant thoughts on marriage...)
Candle lighting ritual with son Tanner
Declaration of intent
Blessing and exchanging of rings
Ritual - Breaking of bread
Closing blessing and silent prayer
Elements of a Wedding
I am still in awe of how great our wedding was. So many people have told us how wonderful the ceremony was - and we are obviously in agreement.
Thank you again!Alexandra
Whether your perfect ceremony is traditional, contemporary, formal, simple, spiritual, secular,
or something totally unique, we will craft and deliver it with loving care, creativity,
and sensitivity to your needs and circumstances.