Wedding Vows?

Is anyone writing their vows? I never thougt I would be able to, but the more I think about it the more I really want this. FI said it is up to me. Thoughts?
Posted on June 3, 2008 at 1:57 pm
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cin803
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We went with the traditional vows because hubbie is emotional. Good thing we went with those cause he was even emotional on those.
Posted on June 3, 2008 at 2:17 pm
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my FI really wants to but i don't. i'm not very creative and not good with my words so we might just do it the old school way...
Posted on June 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm
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We're going with the traditional ones as well
Posted on June 3, 2008 at 5:33 pm
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Well, I didn't want to do traditional but FI didn't want the pressure of writing our own. I decided to write one for both of us to use, and when I read it to FI he got emotional and decided he wanted to write his own.
Posted on June 4, 2008 at 3:15 am
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I write vows all the time for my couples. I am an officiate as well as a planner.... I love writing the vows. When it came to my wedding to my husband in 2003 I could not come up with anything... finally 5 minutes before our ceremony my husband to be wrote his vows and I asked him to make them mine too... He made a few changes and mine rhymed. During our vows everyone in the audience, the minister too cried. They were perfect and sweet. I give samples of vows for my couples when they want to write their own...
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 5:16 pm
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I wanted to write our own I think its so romantic but it kinda scares me and makes me nervous so I think we are going with traditional ones but I wrote my own ceremony for the Captain to perform. (Captain because we are getting married on a yacht and the Captain performs the ceremony).

But nothing is concrete the thought is still in the back of my ind :)
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 5:19 pm
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Sunset-share your vows if you don't mind. I'd love to hear what other people do :)
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 5:21 pm
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man, still deciding... I would love to have my own vows, but I don't think I could write them, I am such a procrastinator and not good at sappy writing... I write project documents all day at work, I don't want to do it at home!

Wait vows should be different right??? I donno, maybe when we meet with our officiant we can meet somewhere in the middle...
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 7:18 pm
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i know for sure i'm not gonna say "i promise to never go to bed angry" b/c the reality of our relationship is that sometimes i go to bed angry and i wake up still pissed off - if not more pissed off...
so for us, it's not a "real" representation of who we are as a couple...

im thinkin we're gonna do traditional and include the "blessing of the hands" as well
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 7:29 pm
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double post wooops!
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 7:29 pm
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Were not writing ours were using the ones our officiant recommended.
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 7:48 pm
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Prelude -Guitar by Mateus


Processional



Aloha and Welcome,


In Hawaiian Legend the woman chose her mate by the giving of the lei to the man she desired to be with. In this way our ceremonies begin with the giving of the lei form the woman to the man. As the lei are given a kiss on either side of the cheek is given?.


Bidya you may now put the lei on Dave?s neck and kiss his cheeks and Dave in turn to Bidya!!


I now call for a moment of Silence.


To the sun, moon, stars? earth, water, rivers, wind we call your presence in to the sacred ceremony of honoring the unity of these two souls.


Intentions


This Ceremony is an outward statement to the family, friends and the world of the blessed union between Dave and Bidya.


This is a time of passage, a rite of passage from one way of being to another. We acknowledge the blessings of God and our ancestors?


As your two rivers combine they will open to a valley of vast and beautiful new beginnings. The bond of spirit strength evokes protection as faith and trust ensure endless comforts and awareness.


May these souls of sacred union join forces to be delightful and abundant with well being and divine nature. Thank you mother Maui and thank you father sky.



Flower Ceremony


Dave and Bidya as you get to know each other as the many years go by, out on through time with every action and response as you make your lives together on the journey into the depths of the dance of creation may the blessings of life fill your hearts with joy and allow and sadness to strengthen your bonds. Your lives have brought you through many journeys, roads traveled, joys, sadness, experiences that have shaped who you are today.


The sweet smelling fragrances of life through the intensities and playful moments we honor all that has brought you to this moment. Please take a moment to reflect on your life as you each take a handful of petals from the basket. Smell in all that life has given you. In a moment I will ask you to release all the past as you step into the future together. As you release the past I will ask you to release the flowers unto the wind. You may now release the petals.


I will now ask you to each take a few petals from the basket.


Each flower?s petal holds an emotional presence in this ceremony, the flowers essence becomes apart of your union as it incorporates into your beings. The essence contains inner peace, trusting one's inner knowing, intuition; self-confidence, Spiritual surrender and trust.


These petals represent your future together, smell in the sweet fragrance. When partaking of theses flowers into your bodies you both will be calling theses characters into yourselves and relationship. You may now feed each other the petals you are holding.


Mateus Song
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 9:13 pm
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Vows

Marriage is a time to laugh and love with endless compassion and kindness?


Please face each other and look deep into each others eyes?

Dave do you take Bidya to be your wife?

Dave please repeat after me



I, Dave, will love you, Bidya, for always? I will honor you with kisses and praise for the beautiful love of my life? I will care for you in the kindest ways I know how? I will wake up each morning to see you next to me and give thanks to all that is that you are by my side? I will quietly smile each night in the thoughts of our love growing stronger as each day has passed. I will laugh and play with you as often as the wind blows across the mountains. I will look into your eyes with eternal bliss. I, Dave, will love you, Bidya, as my bride and wife from this day forward.


Bidya do you take Dave to be your husband?



Bidya, please repeat after me



I, Bidya, will love you, Dave, for always? I will honor you with kisses and praise for the beautiful love of my life? I will care for you in the kindest ways I know how? I will wake up each morning to see you next to me and give thanks to all that is that you are by my side? I will quietly smile each night in the thoughts of our love growing stronger as each day has passed. I will laugh and play with you as often as the wind blows across the mountains. I will look into your eyes with eternal bliss. I, Bidya, will love you, Dave, as my eternal love and husband from this day forward.


Ring Ceremony


The circle of the ring symbolizes the never-ending circle of love and commitment that you are making here today.

Native to the Big Island of Hawaii, the Koa wood and Ti leaf ring blessing


Koa is a treasured and valuable hardwood that represents integrity and strength, which are foundational qualities of a marriage.


The Ti leaf represents prosperity, health and blessing of body, mind and spirit.


The water signifies two things: First, washing back into the ocean, symbolically, any hindrance to your relationship. Secondly, it represents a brand new beginning as husband and wife.



The leaf is dipped into the bowl, and the water is sprinkled three times over the rings while the following chant is recited: ?Ei-Ah Eha-No. Ka Malohia Oh-Na-Lani. Mea A-Ku A-Pau,? means:


?May peace from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever.?




Ti Leaf and Lava Rock Ceremony


This is another significant and beautiful part of the traditional Hawaiian wedding. The lava rock is symbolic of the moment you made a lifetime commitment to one another. It is wrapped in a Ti leaf and left at the ceremony cite as an offering, prayer and blessing which remains steadfast at the place of your marriage, marking the birth of your union, while your rings are a symbol of that commitment that travel with you wherever you go.


BLESSING AND EXCHANGE OF RINGS:


E pule kakou


We acknowledge the blessings of these rings, which Dave and Bidya now give to each other. The rings are symbols of the unending love between you both. May these rings always be a reminder to you of your special love and aloha for each other. The circle of these rings is symbolic of the sun, the earth and of the universe: of whole ness, of perfection and of peace. These rings are the symbol of unity. The rings you receive today are the symbols of the shared love into which you enter together as husband and wife. Bless these symbols, these rings we pray.


Please face each other,

Dave, repeat after me,


Bidya, I give this ring as a symbol of my love that is complete and endless. This ring is a symbol for me and all that see it of my commitment to you. From this day forward you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home. And with this ring I thee wed.


Bidya, repeat after me,


Dave, I give this ring as a symbol of my love that is complete and endless. This ring is a symbol for me and all that see it of my commitment to you. From this day forward you shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter and my arms will be your home. And with this ring I thee wed.


Pronouncement


By the exchanging of vows and the giving and receiving of rings you have proclaimed and affirmed your intentions to enter into a sacred union. In recognition of the above and as a minister and in accordance with the laws and statutes of the State of Hawai?i, I now pronounce you husband and wife.


Kiss


You May Kiss the Bride



Blessing


PULE: (HAWAIIAN BLESSING)
Na lehova oe e ho'omaikai mai, ae malama mai: na Iehova e kau mai i ka malamalama 0 kona maka maluna iho ou, a e lokomaika'i mai ia oe, na Iehova emaliumaliaoe.ae ha'awi mal i malu nou.


Dave and Bidya,


May the source of creation bless and shine upon you. May life bring you well being in togetherness


May you have fun and enjoy fully the miracle of life and the sweetness of marriage.


So blessed you are Dave and Bidya


Recession


Circle


Sumeria?s Drum Song


Manolo?s Hawaiian Chant


Hug Circle


Signing of Papers
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 9:13 pm
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This Wedding was on Saturday and the groom cried the procession was amazing on a cliff side at Hookipa Beach on the grass with 6 grooms men, 4 brides maids, MOH, 10 flower girls, (my daughters two of them), 2 ring bearers, all the family and friends.

Reception at Maui Sunset Ceremonies Paia Garden...

I brought the cakes and set up the cake table, made the bouquets, did the last minute shopping for supplies, the rehersal and so on.

Beautiful, sweet couple
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 9:18 pm
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that is beautiful Sunset
Posted on June 9, 2008 at 10:48 pm
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thank you
Posted on June 10, 2008 at 6:36 pm

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