The Wedding Vows and Ceremony

Wedding Vows and Ceremony | Photo by Christine Arnold

Your wedding vows and the ceremony itself is the single most important part of your wedding day!

The vows you exchange have more importance and significance on your wedding day than the photography, the cake, the flowers, the catering, the bridal gown, the attire of the wedding party or even the theme of the wedding.

No matter how short or how long your wedding ceremony is, this is the heart of the day and the purpose for the celebration. The words that you exchange reflect the foundation of your relationship, the substance of you and your story together. The promises that you make to each other during the ceremony create the guiding lights for your marriage and your life together.

Renewal of Vows

If you have been married for many years together, without a doubt, you will have enjoyed the highs in life, as well as overcome the challenges. In the process, you have grown individually but, most especially, you have grown even closer together. In a heartbeat, you would do it all over again!

Whether it is some five years together or as many years as sixty or even more, a special anniversary of your marriage is a wonderful time to renew your vows. In renewing your vows, you are celebrating your years and life together and you can share this joy with your family and friends.

This ceremony can be performed by exchanging the same vows as you originally did, or they can be embellished or simply have new vows created to reflect you and where you are today in life.

Commitment Ceremony

If you are a couple and would like to commit to one another without the binding legal requirements of a Marriage License you can enjoy a Commitment Ceremony.

A Commitment Ceremony can take many different forms. It can be as any wedding with all the bells and whistles, but without a Marriage License to make it legal in the eyes of the law. The Commitment Ceremony can include traditional vows or contemporary, involve different cultural customs such as Hand Fasting, Unity Candle or Sand Ceremony.

This special ceremony can be as large or as small as you wish it to be.

Ceremonies with Children

Ceremonies with Children

Involving children in a ceremony between a couple that either one or both are the parents of helps a child transition into this new family relationship.

When a couple commit to one another they create a new family, so including their children into the ceremony assures each child that they are part of this new family circle.

The ceremony can be created to include a child of any age customizing the words or the ceremony itself to their level of understanding, capability and maturity.

Sallie Albertina
Palm Springs Wedding Minister

Sallie Albertina

PO Box 5481
Palm Springs, CA 92263-5481

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Phone: (760) 327-5927
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