In respect of that people have different beliefs, Bride in Paradise wedding ceremony offers three types of ceremonies which are Christian wedding ceremony, Christian/Hawaiian wedding ceremony and Non-religious wedding ceremony. You may choose the one which is suitable preference to you. Thank you for visiting our website and congratulations!
CHRISTIAN WEDDING CEREMONY (Non-Denominational)
Song: (Instrumental – Background)
ENTER: Rev., Groom & Bestman
ENTER: Bridesmaids & Escorts
ENTER: Grooms parents & Brides parents
ENTER: Flower girl & Ring Bearer
Special Song: (Instrumental background or Singer)
ENTER: Bride & Father
Rev. say’s; “Everyone, please stand.”
Bride & Father stop at center front
Rev. say’s; “Who is it that presents this bride to this groom?”
Bride kisses Father - Father passes Brides hand to Groom – Father shakes Grooms hand – Father moves aside
Couple moves in front – Stands facing each other holding hands
Welcome everyone! My name is Rev. Kimo Taylor. Aloha!
I would like to thank all of you for joining us here today to celebrate the marriage, between ______ & ______.
LEI EXCHANGE (This is an OPTIONAL ELEMENT, Groom & bride present lei’s to family and/or friends)
Rev. passes leis to couple
At this time, _______& _______ would like to present lei’s to their family. In acknowledgement and appreciation of their parents - who gave them life and taught them love
______ & _______, in presenting yourselves here today to be joined in marriage, you perform an Act of Faith. This faith can grow, and develop, and last, but only if you both decide to make it so. If you would have the foundation of your marriage, be the devotion you have for one another, not just at this moment, but for all the days to come, then treasure the hopes and dreams that you both bring here today. Dedication, Love, and Joy can grow only when you nourish them together. Stand fast in that hope, stand firm in those dreams, having faith in your destiny, just as strongly as you have faith in yourselves, and in one another today. Only with this spirit of faith, can you forge a union that will strengthen and endure all the days of your lives.
Rev. removes Brides bouquet flowers – Couple face each other and hold hands
_____, here’s my question to you. Will you take this woman, whose hands you now hold, choosing her alone to be your wedded wife, and will you love her, comfort her, honor her at all times and be faithful to her, and to her alone?
If so please answer, “I do!”
_____, here’s my question to you. Will you take this man, whose hands you now hold, choosing him alone to be your wedded husband, and will you love him, comfort him, honor him at all times and be faithful to him and to him alone? If so please answer, “I do!”
“I, _____, take you _____, to be my lawful wedded wife; to have and to hold, from this day forward; for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.”
“I, _____, take you _____, to be my lawful wedded husband; to have and to hold, from this day forward; for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.”
Rev. say’s: “Please hold hands in ring position.”
These rings, being circles, have no beginning and no end. They represent the eternal nature of true love.
_____ & _____ as you wear these rings, let them remind you that from now on, you will always be surrounded by each others love and caring. Your rings are also made of precious metal, symbolizing your marriage as a divine union in the sight of God.
Rev say’s; “Start with groom, then the bride. Place ring on the tip of the ring finger and please repeat after me.”
“(Bride/Groom), I give to you this ring, I pledge to you my love, my devotion and my life, for as long as we both shall live.”
SPECIAL SONG: Instrumental background or Singer
LEI EXCHANGE (This is an OPTIONAL ELEMENT – Groom & Bride presenting lei’s to each other)
Rev. passes lei’s to Groom & Bride
The leis symbolize the temporary and allow us to create a memory of your wedding day. The very beautiful blossoms of the lei will eventually die and wilt away and it is to remind you to take your marriage one-day at a time and never take each other for granted.
Rev. say’s; “Groom first, place lei over brides head, kiss on both cheeks.” - Bride does the same to the Groom
SAND CEREMONY (This is an OPTIONAL ELEMENT )
Rev. say’s; “Will bride and groom please step to each side of the table?”
To begin this sand ceremony, please hold your respective sand containers. _______ sand is Pink in color and _______ sand is Blue, each of which represents you as individuals. Natural beach sand is on the bottom.
As the two of you have just sealed your relationship by sharing your vows and your rings, the pouring of sand into this one container will symbolize the new family that has been formed today, blending all the heritage, traditions, experiences and love that you have shared with your individual families.
Now, you may wish to leave a small amount of sand in each container as you finish pouring - to symbolize that although you are now joined as one - you each remain truly special individuals.
I would like to close by sharing this Meaning of Love;
“Love is patient, love is kind, love does not envy, and love is not vain. Love is not proud, nor does it behave itself boastfully. Love keeps no record of wrongs because it does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes and endures all things. Love never fails.”
Groom/Bride returns facing each other – Hands in ring position – Rev. holds couples hands
Let us pray. Heavenly Father, we thank you for the sacred and tender ties which _____ & _____, have now taken upon themselves. Help them to remember always the deep love they feel for each other on this special day. Guide them, as they meld their hearts into one spirit, and we pray that you give them words gentle and kind, and hearts always ready to ask forgiveness, as well as willing to forgive. Dear God, we put this marriage into your hands, through Christ our Savior.
Imau aku kaloko mai’ka’i, o ka haku Isesu Cristo. Me kealoha, o keakua, ame kalauna, puana o ka’uhane, hemolele me ka ko, apa’u. May the Spirit of our Lord be with the both of you always, for the two have now become one, now and forever more. Amen
By the authority vested in me by the State of Hawaii, and our Heavenly Father, I now pronounce _____ & _____, husband and wife. ______, you may now kiss the bride.
Maid of Honor returns flowers to Bride – Face couple forward - Rev. say’s “Everyone please stand.”
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege and honor to present to you today, _____ & _____ ____________.
EXIT: Groom & Bride and Wedding party
Special Song: Instrumental background or Singer
Signing of the Marriage License
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