Weddings

Swenson08Your wedding is one of the most important ceremonies in your life and should therefore be special and personal for the two of you. Rev Sher will help you personalize your wedding to make it uniquely yours.

You can choose a theme that may be traditional, religious, contemporary, spiritual, romantic, or casual. Rev Sher will write or help you write your personal wedding vows. Children may be involved in the ceremony if you choose. Honoring special people who have passed may be included in the ceremony.

 

Optional Embellishment Ceremonies:

Unity Candle Lighting Ceremony
The unity candle is lit by the bride and groom from two separate family candles, representing the union of the two families and the fact that the two of you are now creating a family of your own. Parents and children may be involved in this special ceremony as well.

Rose Ceremony
The rose ceremony is very heartfelt and moving, yet simple in design. The bride and groom exchange two red roses, symbolizing the giving and receiving of their love for each other as they move through their life as a married couple. This ceremony also conveys how to use the rose and its symbolism in difficult times, in order to forgive, and to remember the love that brought you together.

Hand Tie Ceremony
Also known as handfasting, this is an ancient European ceremony that dates back to pre-Medieval times.  It involves the tying or binding of the hands of the bride and groom with a cord or ribbon. This symbolic lashing together of the couple’s hands is the origin of the family expression, “tying the knot.”

Rev Sher 14Other Holy Unions:

Commitment Ceremonies
Commitment ceremonies are for those who are not interested in a legal union. These ceremonies may be very much like a wedding, if so desired.  Rev Sher will work with the couple to create what is most meaningful and special for them.

Re-commitment Ceremonies
Re-commitment ceremonies are created for those who want to invigorate or acknowledge a union and commitment to one another. This type of ceremony is nice on special anniversary years.  It may also be appropriate to re-invigorate the marriage, to add some spice, or to acknowledge the journey of love into a new dimension of soul expression and union.

As your wedding officiate Rev Sher offers  the following:

  • An initial meeting to meet, get to know one another, and talk about dreams, desires and plans for the wedding.  At this time several options will be presented  and the betrothed couple will leave with several samples and ideas to discuss among themselves.
  • A second meeting to finalize the wedding script, wedding vows, and other ceremonial components. Any issues or problems that have surfaced will be addressed and worked through, in order that the wedding day is peaceful, joyful, and relaxed.
  • The creation of a wedding ceremony that comes from the heart and uniquely represents the words, the desires, and the love of the bride and groom.
  • Officiating the wedding ceremony with love and blessings.

Rev Sher McNeal 4Couple’s Counseling
At any time before, or after the wedding, Rev Sher is available for counseling, to deepen the love and intimacy of the couple. Sometimes in the busyness of wedding preparations, there isn’t time for expressing what needs to be expressed, sharing what needs to be shared, and making time for special bonding.  Rev Sher can facilitate the movement to a deeper and more powerful spiritual union.

Preparation rituals before the wedding and after the wedding are also available, enabling the couple to anchor themselves in expressions of love and commitment in everyday life.