Writing a marriage ceremony was challenging as I obviously wanted to make the moment memorable. I also wanted to make it personable and not sound like a copy of any old wedding sermon. Fortunately I was able to fight off the urge to use the lines from the movie Princess Bride.
"Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow you fowevah and evah… So tweasuwe youw wove"
In the end I believe I did okay, the wedding went off and it was a great time. Immediately after we even got to do a second line parade through the French Quarter! How cool is that!
Thank you E'lise and Michael and I wish you a life of happiness and love :)
Elise, Michael… it is my honor to be up here today officiating your wedding ceremony.
I have known Elise and Michael since grade school, then high school, and ultimately we became good friends during our college years.
When we were all growing up individually in our home town, I know none of us predicted standing here today… in this spot… for this reason.
Despite not being able to predict the future, I was able to look back into the past when you both approached me about doing this.