Spiritual Wedding Ceremonies
Congratulations on your decision to get married! More and more couples these days are adding a spiritual dimensi to their ceremony, but they're unsure how or where to begin.
Within the framework of a traditional wedding ceremony, a spiritually inspired wedding ceremony acknowledges th spiritual side of your personal lives and of the environment and community in which you live.
You have freedom to enhance traditional ceremony elements, to enrich your ceremony and celebration by adding t and placing emphasis on certain aspects of your lives and community, not only for each other but for all who atten
Welcome to my spiritual ceremonies guide that will help you to create your own personalized and truly inspirational ceremony, one that reects your ideals, beliefs, true feelings, your hopes and desires for each other your future life together!
With this information you truly can do-it-yourself!
I have compiled 6 ceremonies, complete with readings, vows, music and cultural rituals suggestions. There are additional readings and poetry, cultural traditions and rituals and music suggestions as well for you to choose from.
I also include a comprehensive check-list and guide to ensure you have a stress free ceremony and celebration and assist you in compiling a more personalized introduction!
Every aspect of the ceremony should reflect you (both), your thoughts and feelings, beliefs and ideals, hopes and desires. The ceremony can be therefore, totally personalized to suit every aspect of your being.
This collection of ceremonies, readings, rituals and traditions, music will provide the inspiration you need to decide exactly what it is you want to say to your loved one and to your family and friends at this special time of re- commitment.
Includes beautiful and or special meaningful readings by the celebrant, a family member or guest;
A ceremony with a splash of spirituality provided by candle/s and readings;
A culturally rich ceremony with recognition and acknowledgements to enhance every aspect of your ceremony....... traditional owners of the land, children, friends and family, revered deceased friends or family
Thematic ~ you may wish to have a theme owing through your ceremony as well as all the acknowledgeme recognition and cultural rituals.
Music and songs interwoven with the Ceremony provides a very emotionally charged backdrop...live or recorded.
.....to copy and paste......adapt to suit your personal tastes, beliefs and situation.
The ceremonies, additional readings, poetry and cultural rituals in this presentation have been designed for you to copy and paste, to add new material to or for you to adapt to suit your personal situation. They could be...
The Introduction.A Reading. Celebrant statement of authorization.
The Declaration / Conclusion
Signing of the Documents Presentation of Marriage Certicate to the couple Presentation of the Couple to guests
Read and decide what you like, what suits your situation.
Consider your questionnaire answers and construct a owing narrative from them.
Decide which headings you will be using.
Delete what you don't want eg if the bride is not being given away, delete 'giving away']
Copy material (and adapt) whichever you decide to use.
Include any of your own material.
Paste it all under your headings.
Choose your font........ print!
........and your ceremony is ready!
"Love is devoted and thankful, always trusting, even when it doesn't taste sweet, for without pain no one can live in love."
Celebrant to the bride: "Do you happily make the decision to share your lives, and to fulll dreams, embrace adventures and create memories together?"
"We pledge day to day to be patient with ourselves and others, knowing that change comes slowly and gradually and to seek inspirations from each other and not to become discouraged."
"You are a strength of spirit and inspiration in my life. My heart is open to you to ll with your sense of compassion, adventure and love. I thank you for your open and creative spirit in my life. May we extend this feeling of adventure, growth and compassion long into our future..." - Bride to her groom
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I’m Elizabeth Gray, a popular celebrant who gained a Diploma of Marriage celebrancy at the International College of Celebrants in Melbourne, Victoria in 2003.
I found that working as a celebrant very rewarding and I feel I have privileged to be part pf peoples lives at times of celebration and healing.
I am excited about being able to share my experiences with you so that you can create a very personal celebration of your own.
Look forward to assisting you, and wish you well on your special occasion!