Frank and Amber's Wedding Ceremony Script. Indianapolis Wedding Officiant Services. Indiana Roof Ballroom.
Frank and Amber were married on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at The Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. They originally planned on having a family friend officiate their wedding but when that fell through Frank called me. He crafted the ceremony himself with the intent to have Amber in tears - in a good way. The only problem with that is that they were both in tears - in a really sweet, way. If anything is going to backfire, crying during your wedding ceremony is the way to go!
The one request Amber had was to announce an unplugged ceremony. Not only didn't she want guests snapping pictures and getting in the way of the photographer, she wanted everyone to be fully present.
Frank was concerned that the ceremony might be too short. I advised him it was perfect and he may just go down in history as a rockstar among his friends for not making them sit through a 90 minute Catholic mass. The one trend I am seeing this wedding season is short and sweet wedding ceremonies.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, before we begin, I’d like to ask you to turn off your phones and take this time to be fully present with Amber and Frank as they make their vows to one another. They’ve hired professional photographers to capture the perfect shots and we don’t want to get in their way. They will be happy to share the professional photos with you later. Thank You.
Now, let us begin…
Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for being here today. This wedding is a celebration of family, it is the blending of two families that have been separate up to this moment, but united from this day forward – blending their different traditions and, by doing so, strengthening the family tree. To honor this uniting of the families, Amber and Frank wish to ask their parent’s blessing.
Amber’s Mother and Father, Sam and Jim do you offer this couple your goodwill? Do you welcome Frank as a member of your family and give him your love and affection?
Frank’s Mother and father, Lena and Nick do you offer this couple your goodwill? Do you welcome Amber as a member of your family and give her your love and affection?
Thank You very much.
We have been invited here today to witness and celebrate the uniting in marriage of Amber and Frank. They are taking the first step of their new beginning; their new life together. The ability and desire for one human being to love another is perhaps the most precious and fulfilling gift that has been entrusted to us. It is an all-consuming task, a lifelong endeavor — the journey we’ve been preparing for all of our lives. Loving someone is a reason to stretch beyond our limits, to become more for the sake of the other. It is to look into the soul of your beloved and accept what you see. Loving is the ultimate commitment which challenges humans to become all that we are meant to be. As they join in marriage today, Amber and Frank are announcing to the world that they are welcoming that challenge.
Love is what we all share. It's the great unifier - our one universal truth. That no matter who we are, where we've come from, what we believe, we know this one thing: love is what we're doing right. That's why Amber and Frank are standing here. That's why you all are here to watch them stand up here.
We have all loved in our lifetimes, and in this moment, we're reminded that the ability to love is the very best part of our humanity. All of us here today have our own love stories. Some are short, others long. Some are yet unwritten, while others are just getting to the good part. There are chapters in all of our stories that are sad or disappointing - and others that are exciting and full of adventure.
Their experiences with love, together and apart, and the possibilities of a lifetime filled with the fulfillment love can bring is what brings Amber and Frank here. A time to pause, look back, and smile at all the moments that brought them here. And a time to look ahead at all the moments that are still to come.
Amber and Frank, I'm here - we're all here - because we want those moments for you. We're here to hope with you, to support you, to be proud of you, and to remind you that love isn't happily ever after, love is the experience of writing your story.
It's not one moment - not even this moment. It's every moment. Big ones like saying "I love you," moving in together, getting engaged - but mostly a million little ones that come in between the big moments. Falling asleep next to one another, making dinner together, family trips, walking the dogs, binge-watching Netflix shows, getting a big hug when you get home from work… These everyday moments fuse together into one big experience.
And even though this experience is so incredible, words fail us when we try and explain it. That's just the way it is with love - it's meant to be felt, not described.
But trying to describe love is one of our favorite pastimes. We use the words we have to write stories, and poems, and songs about love. And even though we describe love in different ways - and even though love can look different from one person to the next - we all know it when we see it. And we see it here.
You fell in love by chance, but you're here today because you're making a choice. You both are choosing each other. You've chosen to be with someone who enhances you, who makes you think, makes you smile, and makes every day brighter. You're about to make promises to each other that you intend to keep. You're going to vow to take care of each other, to stand up for one another, and find happiness in the other. There's a simple premise to each of these promises: you're vowing to be there. You're teaming up and saying to the other, "Every experience I am going to have, I want you to be a part of."
Frank and Amber, join hands while you are holding hands, look at one another and take a deep breath, this a moment you will want to always remember.
Do you, Frank, promise to keep Amber as your favorite person - to laugh with her, go on adventures with her, support her through life's tough moments, be proud of her, grow old with her, and find new reasons to love her every day?
Do you, Amber, promise to keep Frank as your favorite person - to laugh with him, go on adventures with him, support him through life's tough moments, be proud of him, grow old with him, and find new reasons to love him every day?
Will you, Frank and Amber, be each other's partners from this day forward? Will you bring out the best in one another, share your happiest moments together, and love each other absolutely - for the rest of this lifetime and for whatever may come next?
May we have the rings please...
The giving and receiving of rings is the most important part of a marriage ceremony, because the rings are made in the symbol of that which is eternal. A Ring has no beginning and no end, and as you place these symbolic rings on each other’s finger, it signifies that there shall be no end to your marriage, and no end to the happiness that you will both share together.
These rings are also the special symbols you will wear before the world. As I’m sure you know, everyone reacts to a new ring! You will notice the response when you walk away from this beautiful place tonight. People will look at you, they will look at your hand and notice the ring on your finger. They will know that you belong to someone special and that someone special belongs to you.
Everyday for the rest of your lives, every time you wash your hands or reach out to touch each other, these rings will be there to remind you of the great love that you share and of the wonderful feeling in the knowledge that the person standing in front of you loves you as much as you love them. So when you place these rings upon each other’s fingers, wear them with love and with honor. As you wear them, may they be a constant reminder to you of one another, and of the deep bond of faith, trust and love which they represent.
Frank, as you place the ring on Amber’s finger, please repeat after me:
Amber, You are my life, my love, and with this ring I marry you. I promise to be open and honest in our partnership, and I pledge myself to you from this day forward. I promise to love you today. I promise to love you tomorrow/And I promise to love you for the rest of our lives.
Amber, as you place the ring on Frank’s finger, please repeat after me:
Frank, You are my life, my love, and with this ring I marry you. I promise to be open and honest in our partnership, and I pledge myself to you from this day forward. I promise to love you today, I promise to love you tomorrow, And I promise to love you for the rest of our lives,
Before I pronounce you husband and wife, I have just one more thing I want you to do.
Your wedding day is one that seems to fly.
It’s a day filled with emotion, friends, rings and dances.
Many people remember how fleeting their own wedding day was.
So I want you to take a few seconds to look into each other’s eyes.
Think about the happiness that you’re feeling in this place, in this moment.
Really let that feeling register in your heart and your mind.
Now, I want you to think about your life together in twenty years.
Where are you?
What are you doing?
We all know that your visions of the future are not identical, but always complementary.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together, that is reality.
And for Amber and Frank, that reality starts now.
Ladies and Gentlemen, throughout this ceremony, AMBER and FRANK have vowed, in our presence, to be loyal and loving towards each other.
They have formalized the existence of the bond between them with words spoken and with the giving and receiving of rings.
Therefore, it is my pleasure to now pronounce them husband and wife.
You may now kiss your bride!