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The Joy of United Families

Posted on 12 August, 2019 at 3:45

I have been honoured to conduct wedding ceremonies for the most loving couples who have found each other and know that they want to share their lives together.

I like to include the family members in the ceremony, by asking them if they will support the wedding couple in the years ahead, through all the inevitable ups and downs of life. Always there is a happy acclamation of :"YES!"

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Readings and Poetry

Posted on 2 August, 2016 at 0:55

Why have readings and poetry during a wedding ceremony? 

Firstly, its a way of hounouring special friends and family by asking them to contribute to your ceremony.

And secondly, it is a way of elevating the your wedding ceremony into a higher realm, out of the ordinaryness of everyday life.

Thirdly, the choice of readings or poems expresses your own values and meanings you wish to add in...

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Your Wedding Vows

Posted on 31 January, 2015 at 1:05

There are the traditional vows and modern vows, all variations on the theme of promising and pledging your love to each other.

The traditional:

 I _____, take you ______, to be my wedded wife/husband. To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness or in health, to love and to cherish 'till death do us part. And hereto I pledge yo...

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Diversity

Posted on 21 January, 2015 at 6:10

This Summer I have had the absolute privelege of solemnising the marriages of three very different couples. Human love is the most beautiful thing in the world, and such joy and confidence is radiated when two people decide to commit and pledge their lives to each other.

But it is also about celebration of their love with their whanau and their closest friends. During the ceremony, before the vows, at the stage called "The Asking", I ask the assembl...

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