FC: Amanda and Phillip July 3, 2011
1: Still working with just a few hours to go ...
3: The finishing touches before the ceremony
6: Blessed the wife of a good husband, twice-lengthened are her days; A worthy husband brings joy to his wife, peaceful and full is her life. A good husband is a generous gift bestowed upon her who fears the Lord; Be she rich or poor, her heart is content, and a smile is ever upon her face. | Blessed the husband of a good wife, twice-lengthened are his days; A worthy wife brings joy to her husband, peaceful and full is his life. A good wife is a generous gift bestowed upon him who fears the Lord; Be he rich or poor, his heart is content, and a smile is ever upon his face. | A reading from the Book of Sirach
8: "Phillip, taking Amanda by the hand, did, on this solemn occasion, declare that he took Amanda to be his wife, promising to be a true and loving partner to her, to be kind to her, to encourage her and to take care of her, in sickness and in health, as long as they both shall live; and then, in the same assembly Amanda did in like manner declare that she took Phillip to be her husband ..."
11: A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; If I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do no have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, is not pompous, It is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, It is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, It does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, Hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
15: "Since love is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?"
17: Signing the wedding certificate
24: Let the party begin!
35: Thank you for all of your love and support as we begin our married life together. With love, Amanda and Phil