I was the officiant for another fun wedding at the Vault in Columbus Ohio! This indoor ceremony for Joelle and Jacob was filled with joy and meaning. A few words that I was privileged to share are listed below this photograph!
"A relationship grew stronger by the aid of their friends. And blossomed into love, by the support of their families. And that’s when Jacob realized, it wasn’t really fate that brought them together. It’s been said, that fate is nothing more than the crossing of preparation and opportunity. The day that Joelle met Jacob was the opportunity. But they had been in preparation for that opportunity their entire lives. A preparation that came from everyone in this room. Parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues."
They also conducted their own Sand Ceremony! Here is the wording they used - "Joelle and Jacob, today you join your separate lives together. The two separate bottles of sand symbolize your separate lives, separate families and separate sets of friends. They represent who you are as an individual. They also represent your lives before today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one."
(Sand is poured here) "Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be."
Their sand ceremony was then followed by a special ceremony for their parents! Roses were presented as these words were spoken...
"This wedding celebration is a joining of two unique families who stood separate until today. Today we unite these families by the marriage of Joelle and Jacob. Now as an extension of their love for each other Joelle and Jacob will present a rose to their parents. They would also like to acknowledge the love and sacrifice that each parent has made to make their children who they are today. The giving of this rose is a symbol of honor, love and gratitude. It says, we value you mom & dad, today and always. Thank you for all you have done. We will always be grateful."
It was a very special day and their family and friends were so glad to be part of such a time of celebration with the ones they love.
The artistic images in this entry are courtesy of Dan Buckley of Dan Buckley Photography. You can view more of Dan's fine professional work by visiting the link to his website provided. Dan's phone number and email address are 614-288-4427 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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