Ceremonies & Vows

Family Sand Ceremony

Family Sand Ceremony

(BRIDE) and (GROOM), today you are making a life-long commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other and honor your children as well. Your family relationship is symbolized through the purring of these individual containers of sand -- one representing you, (BRIDE), and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and one representing you, (GROOM), and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be.

Apache Wedding Blessing

Apache Wedding Blessing

Now you will find no pain, For each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, For each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no loneliness for you, For each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, But there is only one life before you. Go now to your dwelling place, To enter into the days of your togetherness. And may your days be good and long upon the earth.

Optional thoughts for wedding ceremony

A brief moment in time and the stroke of a pen are all that is required to create the legal bond of marriage; but it takes a lifetime of love, commitment, and laughter to make a marriage durable and eternal. The process of marriage does not begin or end today; it is a lifelong pursuit.Your relationship already has all of the necessary components for success, but you must maintain that from here forward by remembering what is important in your relationship and why you are making this commitment to one another today.

Thoughts Before Wedding Vows (Optional)

You fell in love by chance, but you're here today because you are making a choice -- choosing each other. You've chosen to be with someone who enhances you, who makes you think, smile, and makes every day brighter. You are about to make promises to each other that you intend to keep. You're going to vow to take care of each other, to stand up for one another, and find happiness in the other. There's a simple premise to each of these promises: You're vowing to be there. You're teaming up and saying to the other, "Every experience I am going to have, I want you to be a part of."

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