Mar 14, 2009
Friends, we have been invited here today to share with Nicole Renee and Mark Wesley a very important moment in their lives. In the years they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.
Who Gives this woman To Be Wed to this man?
"Union" by Robert Fulghum
You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “you know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, and even teacher. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.
Definition of Marriage
I (name), take you (name) to be my (husband/wife), my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live
Exchange of Rings
I give you this ring to wear with love and joy. As a ring has no end, neither shall my love for you. I choose you to be my (wife / husband) this day and forevermore.
(after the minister reads the statement below, pour the two containers of sand into the third container simultaneously.
Nikki and Wes, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent all that you are and all that you’ll ever be as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. 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.
DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE
INTRODUCTION OF NEWLYWEDS
I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Wes *new last name*
I hand painted our aisle runner using our monogram I created on photoshop & then tracing in on to a poster board with an over head projector.
I designed our centerpieces and made this mock up of them with our monogram, once again!
This was created on photoshop and printed on business cards from vistaprint.com
These are our "I Do" letters I painted with acrylic paint and then I added rhinestones to "jazz" it up.
I plan to put these on the guestbook table.
These are the front of our photo sharing cards. Made and printed at vistaprint.com. Printed as business cards.
This is the back of them.
This is our sand for our sand ceremony. We bought the black as is. But we couldnt find turquoise so we dyed it our selves with blue food coloring.
My "something blue" is my new initals on the bottom of my wedding shoes.
These are our Thank You signs for us to take a picture with in our "wedding day clothes" for our thanks you cards after the wedding. I used poster board, black paper, and my cricut.
These are my pens for our guestbook. I used fake flowers and floral tape to put the flowers on the tops of the pens to make it look like a mini garden! :-) Super easy and cute!
Like I said in another post, if you have any questions just message me. I am glad to help.
"(Today I Met) The Boy I'm Gonna Marry" The Crystals
"Feels Like Home" Chantal Kreviazuk
"Best of Intentions" Travis Tritt
"Stealing Cinderella" Chuck Wicks
"Forever" The Beach Boys
ATTENDANTS' PROCESSIONAL -
"Maybe I'm Amazed" Jem
BRIDE'S PROCESSIONAL -
SAND CEREMONY -
"On A Night Like This" Dave Barnes
"Once In A Lifetime Love" Keith Urban
"Burnin Love" Wynonna Judd
FIRST DANCE -
"We Are Man & Wife" Michelle Featherstone
"At Last" Etta James
MUST PLAYS -
"Follow Through" Gavin Degraw
"Johnny & June" Heidi Newfield
"Another Side of You" Joe Nichols
"I Need You" Faith Hill & Tim Mcgraw
"She's Everything" Brad Paisley
"The Good Stuff" Kenny Chesney
"I will be here" Steven Curtis Chapman
"This kind of love" Sister Hazel
"When God made you" Newsong
"Love of my life" Michael W. Smith
"Me & You" Kenny Chesney
"You are" Jimmy Wayne
"Its your love" Faith Hill & Tim Mcgraw
"A Moment Like This" Kelly Clarkson
"I Could Not Ask For More" Edwin McCain
"How sweet it is" Marvin Gaye
LAST DANCE -
"Everything" Michael Buble
I searched forever for my dress. It wasnt the first dress I tried on and it was a very frustrating thing for me. But I did finally find it...
I will be wearing a birdcage veil.
It will look similar to this...my hair isnt done.
My first DIY project was my will you be my bridesmaid cards.
The Poem Reads...
The day, the dress
The bride, the groom
The joy, the tears
Will all come soon.
Professing true love
To my husband-to-be
With family and friends
All watching me.
Can you believe
That in a short while
We will be walking down the aisle.
If there is one person
On whom I can depend
It would be you
My dear friend!
Nothing would give me
More joy and pride,
Than to have you up
There right by my side.
Will you be my bridesmaid?