Wedding with Sharisse & Edgar Whitby, III ~ in Kissimmee Florida!

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Sharisse & Edgar had chosen the A2A ceremony

They actually wanted the Cross add on ceremony near the end, but there was not enough time to order the cross fro m the Internet.

NOTE: on any of the add on’s or aka Special Insertion ceremonies, where material is needed allow enough time to get material in time for the “Big Day” to be here. For instance Material is needed for the Rose-, Candle-, Sand-, Cross-,  Heart-, Shells-, Water-, Ribbons for Handfasting-,Winebox-, Greek Crown’s-, and breaking of the glass (jewish Tradition)- Ceremonies Insertion all require Material before hand.

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A2A Ceremony

MINISTER: “Let us pray.  Almighty God, unto whom all hearts are open and all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid, cleanse the thoughts our hearts by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you and magnify Your Holy Name.  Through Your Spirit of Love, we pray. Amen.”

Sharisse and Edgar,

“Today you are surrounded by your friends and family, all of whom have gathered to witness your marriage and to share in the joy of this occasion which will be one of the most memorable and happy days of life.  As you know, no priest, minister, rabbi or public official can marry you.  You are the only one who can make this commitment.  Only through a mutual commitment to love God and each other- working towards creating an atmosphere of care, consideration, and respect, by willingness to face the tensions and anxieties that underlie human life – can you make your wedded life come alive.”

“ON this day of your marriage, you stand somewhat apart from all others.  You stand within the charmed circle of your love and this is as it should be.  However, love is not meant to be the possession of two people alone.  Rather, it should serve as a source of common energy- as a form in which you find the strength to live your lives with courage.”

“All of us here wish for you a love that makes you both come to know your perfect self, that continues to give you the joy and zest for living, and provides you with the energy to face the responsibilities of life.”

“We wish for you a home.  Not just a place of stone and wood, but an island of sanity and serenity in a frenzied world.  This home is not just a place of private and retreat, but rather serves as a temple where values of your lives are generated and upheld.  Your home can stand as symbol of love, peace, truth and social justice.  We wish for you, a home with books, poetry, and music.  A home with all things that represent the highest strivings of humankind.”

Real love is not total absorption in each other.  Rather it is looking outward in the same direction—together.  Love makes burdens lighter, because you divide them.  Love makes joys more intense, because you share them.  Love makes you both stronger, so you can reach out and become involved with life in ways that neither of you dared risk alone.  Marriage, in its deepest and truest sense, is a spiritual union.  It is the uniting of two spiritual- beings.  It is also two persons working together toward a goal, two souls manifesting as one in hope, in desire, and in aspirations.  Whatever it is that you may decide to accomplish together, Sharisse and Edgar, remember that God is with you, and to the- extend, that you allow yourselves to be partners with God, your success is assured.

Let us pray: “Father God, we are instructed to acknowledge you in all your ways, that you may direct our paths. Therefore we acknowledge your presence in this place, at this hour, and in the hearts of these, your children. It is Your Presence of Love, manifesting itself at all times, and under all conditions which is the love that never fails.  We would claim Your Divine blessing on this service, and on the relationship now solemnized. May they ever be conscious of Your presence of love, harmony, and peace. May prosperity blossom in all their endeavors and may Your presence of joy be their everlasting strength. This we acknowledge, and for all Your rich blessings, we do give thanks. Amen “

“Will Sharisse’s family grant its blessing and pledge to Sharisse and Edgar, your love and acceptance ?

If So, (Sharisse’s family) please say “WE DO” ~  “WE DO”

“Will Edgar’s family grant its blessing and pledge to Edgar and Sharisse, your love and acceptance?”

If so, (Edgar’s family) please say: “WE DO.” ~ “WE DO”

Edgar and Sharisse, we stand here today because you have both been given a second chance at love and happiness.  You are joining your lives in true love.  True love is caring as much about the welfare and happiness of your marriage partner as you care about your own welfare and happiness.

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created. In the Art of Marriage: The little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say ‘I love you’ at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for the things of the spirit. It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. It’s about filling each others love banks.  It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
VOWS:

Edgar, please repeat after me:

I, Edgar, take you, Sharisse, …to be my lawfully wedded wife, …my constant friend, my faithful partner… and my love from this day forward. In the presence of God I offer you… my solemn vow to be your faithful partner …in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, …and in joy as well as in sorrow. …I promise to love you unconditionally, …to support you in your goals, …to honor and respect you, …to laugh with you and cry with you,… and to cherish you for as long as we both shall live.

Sharisse, please repeat after me:

I, Sharisse, take you, Edgar, …to be my lawfully wedded husband, ….my constant friend, my faithful partner…. and my love from this day forward….. In the presence of God… I offer you my solemn vow …to be your faithful partner …in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, …and in joy as well as in sorrow….I promise to love you unconditionally, …to support you in your goals, …to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, …and to cherish you …for as long as we both shall live.

 Ring Ceremony:

Rings are an ancient symbol, blessed and simple. Round they are, like the sun, like the eye, like the arms that embrace. Circles they are, for love that is given comes back round again. Edgar and Sharisse, may these rings remind you that your love, like the sun, illuminates; that your love, like the eye, must see clearly; and that your love, like the arms which embrace, is a grace upon this world.

Edgar: please put the ring on Sharisse’s left hand, and repeat after me:

This ring I give to you …as a token of my love… and devotion to you. I pledge to you…all that I am and all that I will ever be… as your husband…. With this ring, I gladly marry you… and join my life to yours.

Sharisse please put the ring on Edgar’s left hand, and repeat after me:

This ring I give to you …as a token of my love… and devotion to you. I pledge to you…all that I am and all that I will ever be… as your wife…. With this ring, I gladly marry you… and join my life to yours.

Sand Ceremony

Sharisse and Edgar, you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings and made promises that unite you as a family.  You have pledged your commitment to each other and also to Simone.

Now I ask that you turn toward the sand vessels.  The two full vessels represent the elements of your souls as individuals. Simone is also uniting with you as a family. I ask that each of you take your own, and together fill the empty center vessel of your union. Notice that some of the color changes and blends into one, just as you are blending your lives.  Yet, some of the color remains untouched, symbolizing your independence within your union. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your lives be now reflected as one family.

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Blessing For A Marriage by James Dillet Freeman

 Sharisse and Edgar,

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, And may life grant you also, Patience, Tolerance, and Understanding.

May you always need one another—not so much to fill your emptiness, as to help you know your fullness.  A mountain needs a valley to be complete.  The valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the Valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it.

So let it be with you and you, Sharisse and Edgar.

May you need one another, but not out of weakness.  May you want one another, but not out of lack.  May you entice one another, but not compel one another.  May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another. May you succeed in all- important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces.  May you look for things to praise, often say I love you: If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you have good sense enough to take the first step back. May you continue to know the mystery which is the awareness of one others’ presence—an awareness that is no more physical than spiritual; warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms, or even in distant cities.

May you have happiness, and may find it making one another happy.  May you always find love, and may you find it loving one another.

Now let us pray: “Almighty God, witness of every true marriage, and sealer of every spiritual union, we involve and give thanks for Your Blessing on these Your children.

May You be consciously with them in all their ways. Bless them with goodness, truth, purity, wisdom, fidelity, forbearance, prosperity and contentment. Let their minds be illumined with Your light Divine. May all parties always act harmonious and under Your perfect guidance! May their bodies be renewed and sustained by the Christ substance and their souls vitalized by your life eternal. Thank you God, for your presence here with us and your Blessing on this marriage. Amen”

Sharisse and Edgar, under the authority vested in me by the State of Florida and in the name of the Living God whose Presence blesses every true marriage, I now pronounce you husband and wife.

Congratulations; you may kiss the bride.

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Congrats,Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Whitby, III

and may you both be blessed with much Happiness through your life’sVERY-small-heart journey.VERY-small-heart