This is my ceremony (completely non-religious):
Processional: I Will by the Beatles for bridesmaids, I Wanna Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler for bride)
Thank you for coming together to support Ginny and Adam as they move into the next step of their lives together. They come here together of their own free will, to make their marriage lawful and sincere.
Ginny and Adam will exchange rings as a physical symbol of the vows they are making to one another.
As the ceremony procedes, will the families of Ginny and Adam please warm these rings by passing them down the row. As you hold them in your hands, pause for a moment, and make your wishes for the couple and for their future together before you pass them on to the next person. These rings will not only be a gift from one to another but will be given with the love, support and wisdom of their family and friends.
(Officiant pass the rings in the dish to Sylvia, then to Ashley, who will take them to 1st family memberâ€¦ have last family member know to bring the ring to groomsman, or have groomsman waiting at end of row to collect the ring)
Weâ€™re all seeking that special person who is right for us, but if youâ€™ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect thereâ€™s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. It isnâ€™t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems â€“ the ones that make you truly who you are â€“ that youâ€™re ready to find a life-long mate. Youâ€™re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person â€“ someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, â€œThis is the problem I want to have.â€
Ginny and Adam, if you are certain that you have found the right wrong person, please speak your vows to one another.
Ginny, I promise to be there when you need me. I promise to support you, comfort you, and encourage you. I promise to be patient with you and to put the spoons right-side-up in the dishwasher. I love you now, and promise to love you, forever and always.
Adam, I promise to be there when you need me. I promise to support you, comfort you, and encourage you. I promise to be patient with you and to make you coffee just the way you like it. I love you now, and promise to love you, forever and always.
Officiant: To comply with the laws of the State of Alabama, will Ginny and Adam and their witnesses please step forward to sign the license of their marriage. (all sign)
Adam, please take the ring and place it on Ginnyâ€™s finger as a symbol of your love and promises to her.
Ginny, please take the ring and place it on Adamâ€™s finger as a symbol of your love and promises to him.
I now pronounce you husband and wife. Please, kiss each other! (After kiss) Please welcome, Mr and Mrs Velazquez!
Recessional: A Pedir Su Mano by Juan Luis Guerra