S: Sergio & Deborah Gonzalez 9-24-2011
2: "Wherever your heart is that is where you'll find your treasure." - Paul Coelho
5: The happiest day of my life...
9: "love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness" Oliver Wendell Holmes
10: "On this day, Sergio and Deborah bring the joy in their hearts as a gift to one another. They bring their shared dreams, which tie them together. And they bring the seeds for their future, out of which will grow their life together."
12: This Marriage written by Rumi read by Madrina Lydia Canals May this marriage be blessed. May it be sweet milk this marriage, like wine and halvah. May this marriage offer fruit and shade like the date palm. May this marriage be full of laughter, your every day a day in paradise. May this marriage be a sign of compassion, a seal of happiness here and hereafter. May this marriage have a fair face and a good name, an omen as welcome as the moon in a clear blue sky. I am out of words to describe how spirit mingles in this marriage.
15: S | & | D | "Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same." Emily Bronte
16: "Man & wife, being two, are one in love." -William Shakespeare
17: "The ring is an ancient symbol, so perfect and simple. It has no beginning and has no end. It is an unbroken circle; for love that is given comes back round again. Your rings are precious because you will wear them with love. They symbolize your commitment in marriage. As you wear them through time, they will reflect not only who you are as individuals, but also who you are as a couple."
18: Prayer of Benediction: Lord, grant that the love which unites this couple grow in abiding happiness. May their life always be a shared adventure, marked by a sense of personal freedom, as well as mutual responsibility. May the blessing that rests upon all who love, rest also upon them, and may the bond that unites them be ever strengthened. May they so love and work together in the days that are to come, that their lives will be enriched by a true and deepening union of mind and heart. May the home they share be an island where the pressures of the world can be sorted out and brought into focus; where tensions can be released and understood; where personal needs do not tower over concern for others, and where the warmth of humor and love puts crisis into perspective. And above all, may they find an ever richer joy in loving and learning together. Lord, we now ask that Sergio and Deborah be blessed by You. We ask that they be touched by Your angels. May their hearts and their spirits stay connected, and may the love long and live happily in one another's arms. | Bob Woody, Our Wedding Officiant and owner of White Doe Inn
20: It is said that if the bride and groom manage to drink from the same spout of the Native American wedding vase together without spilling a drop then they will always have a strong, cooperative relationship.
21: if I know what love is, it is because of you Herman Hesse
23: "Sergio and Deborah, through your words today you have joined together in holy wedlock. Because you have exchanged your vows before God and these witnesses, have pledged your commitment each to the other, and have declared the same by joining hands and by exchanging rings, I now pronounce that you are husband and wife together, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"
24: homemade | homemade fun
25: "love is being stupid together" Paul Valery
32: i love you
34: We were given two hands to hold, two legs to walk, two eyes to see, two ears to hear. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else for us to find.
35: S | & | D
36: Love is the poetry of the senses. Honoré de Balzac
38: come live in my heart and pay no rent Samuel Lover
40: "I love you forever, in every kind of weather"
52: "Love must be as much a light as it is a flame." Thoreau
54: If you live to be a hundred I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live a day without you. A. A. Milne
59: Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust
60: Native American Wedding Poem Read by Madrina Lydia Canals Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you. Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your togetherness, and may your days be good and long upon the earth.
61: Our journey begins...