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Caversham House, Caversham, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Celebrant in Perth

Wedding Ceremony at Caversham House

The Marriage Ceremony 

 of  Stacey and Micheal

Saturday 5th February 2011

Caversham House, Caversham, Perth

Marriage Celebrant:  Brad Whitelock, Wedding Celebrant in Perth.

Entrance of the Bridal party:

Parents and Grandparents walk down the aisle followed by the Bridesmaids.  The Bridesmaids are met at the bottom of the steps by the groomsmen and then escorted to the stairs.

Entrance of the Bride:

Stacey is escorted down the aisle by her father Roman to “This years love” by David Grey.

Stacey, Roman and dad face out to the guests for the beginning of the ceremony.

Welcome to the Guests:

Family and friends of Michael and Stacey I am delighted on their behalf to welcome you this afternoon.

My name is Brad Whitelock, and I am duly authorized to solemnize marriages according to law in Australia.

Giving Away:

As has been the custom for many years, we see the bride lovingly and tenderly escorted and presented for marriage by her father. Thank you dad.

Stacey has chosen to respect this custom, to show her gratitude to those who loved her as a small child; they watched over her, taught her and have loved her.

Today, we see the result of their achievement as parents. We see that they have accomplished, with success, everything that is expected of loving parents.

Their little girl has grown into a fine woman, and this affectionate act of love for Stacey shows their approval of Michael and Stacey to be married today. But we still officially ask-

Who brings Stacey to be married to Michael?

Dad:  I do.

Thank you dad, can you take your seat.

Michael could you please escort your bride down to the next level.

Introduction:

Family and friends, we are all gathered here today with a common and beautiful purpose: To be witness to the marriage of Stacey and Michael and to celebrate this wonderful occasion with them.

Your presence here today means a great deal to bride and groom and the warmth with which each of you has welcomed them into their respective new families has meant a great deal to them.

As you have all shared different parts of their lives at one time or another, now you can share in the one day that will always remain special:  their wedding day.

I would like to invite a special friend of Stacey, Natalie to come forward recite a beautiful poem that Stacey and Michael have selected for us.

A Reading:

Dance like no-ones watching.

There is no better time to be happy than right now.

Life will always be filled with challenges.

It is better to admit this to yourself.

And decide to be happy anyway.

Treasure every moment that you have,

And treasure it more because

You share it with someone special,

Special enough to spend your time with,

And remember time waits for no-one.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

So love like you have never been hurt,

Sing as if no-one can hear you.

And dance, like no-one’s watching.

May you be forever patient,

Eternally happy and always in love.

And may the special moments of today

Be the most remembered memories of tomorrow.

Thank you Natalie for reading that lovely poem.

The Asking:

Stacey and Michael could you please face each other and while you are holding hands please answer “I do” to the following questions.

Michael, do you take Stacey to be your lawful wife?

Will you love her, comfort her,

Honour and keep her, in sickness and in health,

And, forsaking all others, keep only unto her,

As long as you both shall live?

Michael:  I do.

Stacey, do you take Michael to be your lawful husband?

Will you love him, comfort him,

Honour and keep him, in sickness and in health,

And, forsaking all others, keep only unto him,

As long as you both shall live?

Stacey:  I do.

Celebrant Authority:

Michael and Stacey, before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship in to which you are now about to enter.  Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.

The Vows:

And now could you declare your vows before all of us here.

Michael please repeat after me:

I call upon the persons

Here present to witness

That I Michael

Take you, Stacey

To be my lawful wedded wife.

Stacey please repeat your vows after me:

I call upon the persons

Here present to witness

That I Stacey

Take you Michael

To be my lawful wedded husband.

Words of Promise:

Michael and Stacey you have chosen some special words of promise to say to one another today in front of all of your family and friends.

Michael can you firstly say your personal vows you have chosen for Stacey today.

Stacey, I promise to love honour and respect you,

As an individual, and my life partner

 

I promise my support and my patience,

My honesty, loyalty and my love.

 

I give you my aspirations,

My trust and my future.

 

I offer all that I am,

To share with you and only you,

Now and always.

Stacey can you say your personal vows you have especially chosen for Michael.

Michael, I promise to love honour and respect you,

As an individual, and my life partner

 

I promise my support and my patience,

My honesty, loyalty and my love.

 

I give you my aspirations,

My trust and my future.

 

I offer all that I am,

To share with you and only you,

Now and always.

Ring Ceremony:

Mackenzie may we have the rings?

(The rings are handed to Michael and Stacey who hold them for just a moment)

Please hold each other’s rings for just a moment as I say these words:

Stacey and Michael, these rings are a symbol of the promise you have made to each other. They are the link which forge the present to the future. The promise made here today will be lived tomorrow. Let these rings be a constant reminder.

Michael could you take Stacey’s hand and as you place the ring on her finger, please repeat after me:

Stacey with this ring, I marry you today. 

Take it and wear it as a pledge of my love, 

And as a symbol of the life we will share. 

 

Stacey please take Michael’s hand and as you place the ring on his finger, please repeat after me:

Michael with this ring, I marry you today. 

Take it and wear it as a pledge of my love, 

And as a symbol of the life we will share.

 

Ring Blessing:

Michael and Stacey these rings are a symbol of the promise you have made to each other. A wedding ring is a valued and treasured possession. It is a circle that has no beginning and no end;  the ring demonstrates a continuing bond and symbolizes equality and an infinite commitment which is the foundation of married life.

Declaration of Marriage:

Stacey and Michael we have heard you promise to share your lives in marriage.  We recognize and respect the bond you have made.  It is not by standing here which will make your marriage real, but the honesty and sincerity of what you have said and done here today before family and friends.  May you retain the strength you need to keep the promises you have made and may your home bring joy and comfort to your family and friends. 

I now have the honour of declaring you husband and wife.

The Kiss:

Michael and Stacey you may seal your marriage with a kiss.

Signing of the register:

I would now like to ask Stacey, Michael and their witnesses, Deborah and Tayler to join me as we sign the register. 

(After the signing)

The Presentation:

Ladies and Gentlemen, before I make an important announcement, Michael and Stacey would like you to know that after you have made your congratulations with them, they would love to have a group photo with you.  Jen our photographer will usher you to where that will be. 

Then our newly married couple will be having photos with the bridal party and look forward to seeing you all at the reception here at Caversham House later at 6.15pm this evening.

And now for the important announcement…

Please join me in congratulating and welcoming, for the first time, as husband and wife Michael and Stacey.

Please make your congratulations!

Brad Whitelock, Wedding Celebrant in Perth.

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