marriage ceremony formally, " in the eyes of God," expresses
the love two people have for each other to the world. Apublic declaration, before witness, of love intent and the
commitment to uphold this always.
ceremony is a recognition of the will of God bringing two
individuals together. There is a declaration of the bride and
the groom's acceptance and obedience to the recognized will of
God. Likewise, since there is to be a formal uniting into a "one
flesh" relationship, there is declaration of a promise of
fidelity and continuance of love for a lifetime.
Upon arrival at
the wedding, the couple meet the Minister for a rehearsal. A
little later, at the beginning of the
ceremony, the Bride’s father, or a representative, escorts her
from the floral aisle entrance to the altar. The groom waits
expectantly at the altar for her arrival. Family and friends face
the aisle watching the bride approach the richly decorated altar.
a short introduction of the sacrament of marriage the Minister
then leads the Bridal couple through the candle lighting ceremony
and wedding vows. The couple exchange rings and the groom is then
asked to kiss the bride. The Minister then blesses
the marriage and the wedding certificate is signed by the couple
and the Minister.
finalized and festivities begin with the cutting of the cake and a
toast of champagne. The newly-weds then pose for treasured
lifetime photos with each other, friends and family before
departing for the reception.