Oct 10, 2010
o Finley, Emery, & Josh
o Me & Herb
o Barbara, Lourdes, & Tammy (holding sand containers-present them-take their seats]
o J.D. “ Friends, we have been invited here today to share with Kate & Chet a very important day in their lives. In the time they have been together, their love & understanding of each other has grown & matured, & now they have decided to live their lives together, as husband & wife.”
o J.D. “Kate & Chet, please face each other…
“Kate & Chet, are y’all ready to enter this marriage with each other, believing the love & faith that y’all share will endure all things?”
Kate & Chet “We are!”
· Reading: Gilda Radner said, “I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” Follow into how God knows His plans for us using Jeremiah 29:11 & then follow into the
· Definition of Marriage: J.D., talk about what marriage means, we really like 1Cor 13:7-8 & 1John4:18, but feel free to add your own & end with a brief prayer.
· Vows: We will be writing our own vows, but I want to end them with “I, Kate take you Chet to be my husband… I Chet, Take you Kate to be my wife…[together now]to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; and I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.
· Ring Ceremony: [simple & sweet] J.D., say a quick blessing over the rings. Kate & Chet, CHET “I give this ring as my gift to you. Wear it and think of me and know that I love you.”
· Sand Ceremony: “As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be, united as one for all of your days.”
· Reading: Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
You’ll look up and down streets. Look’em over with care. About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down a not-so-good street.
And you may not find any you’ll want to go down. In that case, of course, you’ll head straight out of town. It’s opener there in the wide open air.
Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you.
And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.
Oh! The Places You’ll Go!
You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
So…be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ale Van Allen O’Shea, you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!
· Closing: Prayer, J.D.
· Declaration of Marriage: “Because Kate & Chet have exchanged these vows of love in our presence, we now recognize them as husband and wife. So… Congrats man, kiss your wife!”
· Introduction of Newly Weds: J.D. “I present to you, Mr. & Mrs. Farlow!”
o Kate & Chet
o Finley, Emery, & Josh [if they remain standing]
UPDATE: Using Ruth 1:16-17
Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.
VOWS: I never thought I could love any one so much, & then I met Chet, who welcomed me & my son. When we first met I was not look for romance, or love, or anything; I was wary of dating... of playing with fire after being burnt a time too many. However, Chet managed to change my mind & to win my trust & my heart without even trying. He is the epitome of Mr. Right, always kind & always thoughtful. He accepted me for the wonderfully flawed girl that I am, & he loved me, not for who I could me, but for who I was. And every day that I am with I become a little better, I love him because of who he makes me, and because of how much he truely loves Josh & my crazy, dysfunctional family. Thank you so much my sweet, sweet Chet. I forever love you Pheebs.
We had such a tough time choosing our colors! First it was gold & marine, then it was purple, silver, & bronze... But then we finally agreed on this scheme! Green is Chet's favorite color & grey is mine!
I have started on the DIY-ing of the wedding!! This section will be continuously updated!
-CARD BOX!!! Not quite done...
This is where we are having our ceremony!! WOO!
The actual location is up on the hill where those trees are... it is absolutely beautiful! I have lived here (Fairhope, Al) for pretty much my whole life... & I have ALWAYS wanted to get married here... & now I am!! I also want to do some of my pictures at this fountain because my stepdad was the architect for it... & he is no longer with us... so it will be very special for me (& my mom).
Here are a few pictures of the ACTUAL location:
& our reception will be at the fairhope inn, which is a super cute bed and breakfast.
The "key theme" is for my Grandpa, who is no longer with us. When I was younger he gave a an Old Dutch Cigar Box filled with antique keys that he had collected over his years, & I was young & lost every single one of them... =[ However, my Gramma had one left & she had it turned into a brooch & I will wear it on my wedding day! Here is the key that started it all:
I have so many, too many, ideas for this thanks to all the ladies on here who checked out my post, sent me photos, & gave me advice. Here is a compiled idea board... & when I start all the fun DIY projects I will post pictures!!
I was so inspired by the DIY article about the old fashioned soda bar... & FI flipped too. We both LOVE it!!I am currently shopping around... but I am unsure if I want to do just my colors or all colors. Hmm.. Oh well.. here are some pictures that inspire me... [if any are yours-tell me so I can give credit]
So, we changed our minds, well I did. I was reading about people serving refreshments, like lemonade etc during their outdoor ceremonys to keep guest for getting parched... so I liked the idea of doing the sodas at the ceremony... & because our reception venue won't let us, unless they order it & the manager did not seem too thrilled about that!