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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)  

CHRISTIAN/HAWAIIAN WEDDING CEREMONY     

NON-RELIGIOUS WEDDING CEREMONY     

 

                                                Officiate James Kimo Taylor III

                                                                                                                                                                HI License #96-015 

Song: (Instrumental – Background)

PROCESSION:

ENTER:  Officiate, Groom & Bestman from side of yard

ENTER:  Bridesmaids & Escorts from back of chairs

ENTER:  Grooms parents & Brides parents

ENTER:  Flower girl & Ring Bearer

Special Song: (Instrumental background or Singer)

ENTER:  Bride & Father

Ofc. say’s; “Everyone, please stand.”

Bride & Father stop at center front

Ofc. say’s; “Who is it that gives this Bride away?”

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

 

LEI EXCHANGE (This is an OPTIONAL ELEMENT)

 

Ofc. passes leis to Bride & Groom

 

Welcome everyone, at this time, _______________ will present these lei’s to their parents, family members and friends. In acknowledgement and appreciation of their parents - who gave them life and taught them love. 

 

WELCOME

Welcome again everyone!  My name is Kimo Taylor.  Aloha!   I would like to thank all of you for joining us here today at __________________, for this special celebration.  We are gathered in the presence of these witnesses, to join _____________ & ____________, in the unity of marriage. 

 

MESSAGE

Marriage is a commitment to life, to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.  It offers opportunities for sharing and growth no other human relationship can equal, a physical and emotional journey that is promised for a lifetime.

 

Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes that life is unable to avoid.  Yet it encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life.

 

VOWS   Ofc. takes flowers from Bride

 

Please face each other, hold each others hand, as you commend and dedicate your lives together with these vows. 

 

GROOM

Do you ______________, take ______________ to be your wife, you to be her husband, her partner, her best friend, and will you love her, honor her and cherish her all the days of your lives? If so, please answer, “I do!”

 

 Please repeat after me…

“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.”

 

BRIDE

Do you ______________, take ______________ to be your husband, you to be his wife, his partner, his best friend, and will you love him, honor him and cherish him all the days of your lives? If so, please answer, “I do!” 

 

Please repeat after me.

“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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

RINGS

Ofc. say’s: “Hands in ring position please.”

These rings are given and received as pledge of a covenant that your have made between each other.  They mark the beginning of a long journey that you will travel together as a couple and now as a new Ohana (family). A journey that will be filled with wonder, surprises, laughter and celebrations. 

 

There may be tears or disappointments along the way, just remember that love will always be your answer.  These rings are the shared symbol into which you enter together now as partners, as lovers and as friends.

Ofc. say’s;  “Start with groom first, place ring on tip of  ring finger and please repeat after me.”

 

______________ /______________, I give you this ring, in celebration of our love, I accept you as my partner, and give you all the treasures, of my mind, my heart, and my soul.

 

SAND CEREMONY   (This is an OPTIONAL ELEMENT )

 

Ofc. 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. 

 

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.    You may now pour the sand.

 

Ofc. say’s; “Will bride & groom please return to the front, face each other and hold hands?”

 

 

PRONOUNCEMENT

By the authority vested in me by the State of Hawaii, I now pronounce __________&__________, husband and wife.

 

__________, you may now kiss the bride.

 

Ofc. returns flowers to Bride – asks “Everyone please stand.”

 

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege and honor to present to you today, _____ & _____  _____________

 

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