Jun 20, 2009


Ceremony ideas



This is my inspiration pic for the pews....

We will decorate the pews like this, except that the ribbon will be navy blue

This is a pic of my first pomander ball, just waiting on the ribbon. My first DIY!

Ceremony ideas photo 1

 Unfortunately, the aisle was SUPER narrow, and I couldn't use these for the pews. I wouldn't have made it down the aisle with my Dad or new hubby without knocking into everyone. Comical maybe, but not the look I was going for ; ) Fortunately, my Mom did make good use of them. She hung them on a sign outside the church that said "Jessica & Rafael say I do today"

 Ceremony Music Selections

Seating the parents- Parent's Prayer. Preformed by a family friend, originally by Steven Curtis Chapman

Wedding Party Processional-"Tale as Old as Time"-from Beauty and the Beast (instrumental version)

Bridal Processional-"Bridal Chorus"-guitar solo

Recessional- "I feel good"-James Brown : )


Rafael/Jessica, I choose you to be my husband/wife for life;

to be my lover, friend, and closest companion.

I promise to share your joys and comfort you in your sorrows,

...to stand by your side when we are in abundance and when we are in need,

...to respect you and encourage you,

...to do my best to make you happy,

...and help you achieve the desires of your heart.

I vow to love you with my whole heart, for the rest of our days.

Unity Ceremony

Today, Jessica and Rafael have chosen to tie three strands of ribbon together into a single cord.

The white strands represents God.

The blue strand represents the groom.

And the pink strand represents the bride.


In tying these three strands together, the couple have demonstrated that their marriage is more than a joining of two lives together. It is a unity with God as well.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”


(8) Comments

I think we may steal your unity ceremony idea, if you don't mind.  I like it--especially for an outdoor wedding!!!

Gorgeous dress!

whos that dress by? its very similiar to mine except i have this strapy lacey do up top

I LOVE that dress.  Mori lee makes one just like it and I was looking EVERYWHERE to try it on.  I hope you post pics once it comes in.