A few weeks ago, I officiated at my first wedding. What a wonderful privilege! and a beautiful occasion. I really enjoyed the whole process, beginning with the email from my friend, asking “Will you marry me?” I responded yes, of course, and then she and I and her fiance got together to talk about what kind of ceremony they would like, and what they wanted included.
I immediately bought several books with suggestions and ideas and actual ceremonies, and then worked to include their hopes and dreams in the words we chose. We did most of our conferencing and questions via email, until we had a ceremony that included them and their community of friends and family. During the ceremony, the bride’s community stood and agreed to become part of this bigger family, as did the groom’s friends, co-workers and family.
The bride and groom made promises as individuals to each other, committing to share joys and challenges, and supporting each other in creating new opportunities. Beautiful and simple, powerful and loving – what joy to join those two young and strong souls on life’s journey.
Thank You, Spirit, for the privilege!