We decided to have a famliy medallion ceremony to include Chris' daughter in the ceremony. The wording of the ceremony went like this:
"Often, we think of a wedding as the union of two people. In reality, it is much broader. It is a coming together of families.
<daughter>, will you please come forward and join Ashley and your dad.
Two merged circles often symbolize love. This family medallion has three circles to represent not only the union of this marriage, but the importance of <daughter> within this family.
Groom to daughter: Daughter, in presenting you this bracelet, Ash and I pledge our continuing love. (places the bracelet on her wrist.)"
FI and I loved the idea and thought it would make his daughter feel really special.
09/04/2008 at 11:23 am
Oh Ash! That's incredible, I think she is going to love it.
10/11/2008 at 01:54 pm
OMG... this is wonderful... I was totally wondering how to include the kids in the ceremony vows itself... I'll have to do a little research though, we've got many kids and I want the token to be just "one" of whatever we choose to symbolize unity as a family... GREAT IDEA... I LOVE IT!!!!
02/20/2009 at 12:57 am
This is a beautiful idea. We also have kids that we want to incorporate into the ceremony. Where did you find the bracelet?
04/21/2009 at 08:33 pm
I admit I got teary eyed when I saw this post. This is such a wonderful and touching idea!
06/30/2009 at 08:53 pm
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