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    <td width="100%"><i><font size="+1" face="Palatino">Here are

      three examples of ceremonies I have performed. Feel free to mix

      and match or change things entirely. This is your special day

      and I want you to have words that are particularly meaningful

      to you both. Please print it out, take time to go over it together,

      circle the things you would like to keep, X through the things

      to take out, make notes and adjustments and fax it all to 928-282-1012.

      I will organize a first draft and fax it back for your approval.

      We can also discuss things by phone or in person. My cell is 928-300-7092. 

      My goal is to accomplish the perfect ceremony for you. Another way to communicate is via email: <a          href="mailto:jc@bestazdj.com">jc@bestazdj.com.

      </a>It's all for YOU. If you would like to add readings from

      your favorite poets or get ideas, <a href="http://www.poems-and-poetry.com/">click

      here. It is a well-organized poetry site</a>. JC</font></i></td> 



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    <td width="33%" height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Gathering

      Words I</font></i></b></td> 

    <td width="33%" height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Gathering

      Words II</font></i></b></td> 

    <td width="34%" height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Gathering

      Words III</font></i></b></td> 



    <td width="33%" height="307">

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">We have been invited here today to

      witness and celebrate the uniting in marriage of ________and________.

      They are taking the first step of their new beginning; their

      new life together.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">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. It is a journey we have been preparing for

      all our lives.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Loving someone is a reason to stretch

      beyond our limits, to become 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 we are meant to be.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">As they join in marriage today, ______and

      _______ are announcing to the world that they are welcoming that



    <td width="33%" height="307"><i><font face="Palatino">Let is

      take a moment to open our hearts to Love's presence revealed

      in the nature around us....in the earth and sky, in the trees,

      the breeze, the sounds, the songs of the birds....Also let us

      be aware of that same presence as it stirs within us, expressing

      itself through our emotions of joy and happiness...but most importantly

      as it radiates in the love of _________and ________.</font></i></td> 

    <td width="34%" height="307">

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Let us pray. God, we ask for your

      blessings upon this man and woman (couple) as we celebrate this

      momentous occasion in their lives.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Grant them happiness and contentment

      as they establish their new home, create a new family and explore

      the depths of their love for one another and for You.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Bless their families and friends

      and the relationships which have supported, strengthened and

      sustained them throughout their lives.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Bless their home as a place of love

      and of peace.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">And, if times grow hard and tempers

      grow short, help them to look into their hearts and remember

      the love that brought them here today. Amen.</font></i>




    <td width="33%" height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Support

      from Family I</font></i></b></td> 

    <td width="33%" height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Support

      from Family II</font></i></b></td> 

    <td width="34%" height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Your




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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">The marriage of ________and ________is

      more than just the union of two people in love, It's also the

      joining of two families, of two sets of friends and of two patterns

      of life.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Who stands with this woman in support

      and blessing of this marriage?</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Father of the bride: &quot;Her mother

      and I do.&quot;</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Who stands with this man in support

      and blessing of this marriage?</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Father of the groom: &quot;His mother

      and I do&quot;</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">As these two people join together

      in marriage, they ask for the support and love of their families

      and friends.</font></i>


    <td height="279"><i><font face="Palatino">Marriage is the supreme

      sharing of experiences, an adventure in the most intimate of

      human relationships. It is the union of two people whose friendship

      has grown and matured to the place where they now desire to share

      life together as one. I wish to say to all of you here today

      that the future of _________'s and ________'s home together depends

      also upon you. It is through your thoughts, your feelings and

      your acts that you can help strengthen their bond. For you see,

      marriage does not thrive in isolation, but rather in the fellowship

      of family and friends. ________and __________welcome the wisdom

      and strength of their family and friends to help their love grow,

      for it is through this love that they themselves have grown.</font></i></td> 

    <td height="279">&nbsp;</td> 



    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Charge

      to Couple I</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Irish Blessing</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Your Notes....</font></i></b></td> 



    <td height="238">

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">This is a new beginning for both

      of you and I'd like to offer some gentle reminders to ease your

      life-long task of living and growing together. Be kind to each

      other. And when you disagree, do it respectfully.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Be gentle and forgiving with each

      other. When you forgive, your hearts make room for a little more

      love, a little more understanding, and a little more compassion.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Communicate with each other. Share

      the joy that's in your heart and the sorrow that burdens your

      soul. Open your hearts to each other and find love.</font></i>


    <td height="238"><i><font face="Palatino">May the road rise to

      meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine

      warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon the fields. May

      the light of friendship guide your paths together. May the laughter

      of children grace the halls of your home. May the joy of living

      for one another trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from your

      eye. And when eternity beckons at the end of a life heaped high

      with love, may the good Lord embrace you with the arms that have

      nurtured you the whole length of your joy-filled days. May the

      gracious God hold you both in the palm of His hands, And today,

      may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts.


    <td height="238">&nbsp;</td> 



    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Consent


    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Unity Candle


    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Possible




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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">_________, do you here, in the presence

      of family, declare your love for and commitment to _________,

      choosing her as your life partner and soul mate? Do you freely

      offer yourself to her and willingly accept the gift of self she

      offers to you?</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Groom: &quot;I do!&quot;</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">_________, do you here, in the presence

      of family, declare your love for and commitment to _________,

      choosing him as your life partner and soul mate? Do you freely

      offer yourself to him and willingly accept the gift of self he

      offers to you?</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Bride: &quot;I do!&quot;</font></i>


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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">The lighting of the Unity candle

      symbolizes the joining together of these two hearts into one.

      From this moment on, the light of your love burns jointly as

      your inner candles continue to burn separately. May the path

      of life become brighter as the flame of your love grows stronger.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">(If there are children involved in

      this wedding, you may wish to include them in the Unity Candle--please

      ask me for specifics on what could be said in this situation)</font></i>


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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Sonnet XLIII by Elizabeth Barrett


      <p><i><font face="Palatino">How do I love thee? Let me count

      the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my

      soul can reach, when feeling out of sight for the ends of Being

      and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday's most

      quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men

      strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

      I love thee with the passion put to use in my old griefs, and

      with my childhood's faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to

      lose with my lost saints, -- I love thee with the breath, smiles,

      tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose, I shall but love

      thee better after death.</font></i>




    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Vows I</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Vows II</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Vows III</font></i></b></td> 



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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Please repeat after me:</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Groom: I, ________, take you, _________,

      to be my wife: to love you when you drive me crazy, to respect

      you when we disagree, to support you if bad times come our way,

      and to always remember how grateful I am to have you by my side.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Bride: I, ________, take you, _________,

      to be my husband: to love you when you drive me crazy, to respect

      you when we disagree, to support you if bad times come our way,

      and to always remember how grateful I am to have you by my side.</font></i>


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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">To Groom: Take _______by the hand

      and say to her:</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">_________, I take you to be my wife;

      to share with you the laughter, to kiss away the tears, and to

      give you all the love in my heart as long as we both shall live.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">To Bride: Take _______by the hand

      and say to him:</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">_________, I take you to be my husband;

      to share with you the laughter, to kiss away the tears, and to

      give you all the love in my heart as long as we both shall live.</font></i>


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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Each of you reads this to each other:</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">__________, my promise to you is

      but a simple one. I will love you today and every day that follows

      until the end of time. With the passing of every minute, my love

      grows stronger and my devotion grows deeper. I will love and

      cherish you until me eyes can no longer see your beauty, my ears

      can no longer hear your loving words, and my hands can no longer

      feel your tender caress. From this moment until my dying breath,

      you are my love--you are my life.</font></i>




    <td height="29"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Rings</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="29"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Possible


    <td height="29"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">More Possible




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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">The ring is an ancient symbol, so

      perfect and simple. It has no beginning and has no end. It is

      round like the sun, like the moon, like the eye, like arms that

      embrace. It is a circle, for love that is given comes back 'round


      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Your rings are precious because you

      wear them with love. They symbolize your com- mitment in marriage.

      They remind you of who you are, where you've been, and where

      you're going. As you wear them through time, they will reflect

      not only who you are as individuals, but also who you are as

      a couple.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">______, as you place the ring on

      ______'s finger, please repeat after me:</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">&quot;You are the love of my life,

      and you are my very best friend.&quot;</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">______, as you place the ring on

      ______'s finger, please repeat after me:</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">&quot;You are the love of my life,

      and you are my very best friend.&quot;</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">May these rings remind you that your

      love, like the sun, warms all that it touches. Like the moon,

      it brightens up the night. And, like the eye, it is a gateway

      to your innermost soul. And your love, like the arms that embrace

      you, makes everything right in the world.</font></i>


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      <p><b><i><font face="Palatino">Apache Song</font></i></b></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Now you will feel no rain, for each

      of you will be shelter to the other.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Now you will feel no cold, for each

      of you will be warmth to the other.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Now there is no loneliness for you;

      now there is no more loneliness.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Now you are two bodies, but there

      is only one life before you.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Go now to your dwelling place, to

      enter into your days together. And may your days be good and

      long on the earth.</font></i></p>

      <p><b><i><font face="Palatino">From A Navajo Wedding Ceremony</font></i></b></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Now you have lit a fire and that

      fire should not go out. The two of you now have a fire that represents

      love, understanding and a philosophy of life. It will give you

      heat, food, warmth and happiness. The new fire respresents a

      new beginning--a new life and a new family. The fire should keep

      burning; you should stay together. You have lit the fire for

      life until old age separates you.</font></i>


    <td height="469">

      <p><b><i><font face="Palatino">From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran</font></i></b></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">You were born together and together

      you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white

      wings of death scatter your days. Ay, you shall be together even

      in the silent memory of God. But, let there be spaces in your

      togetherness, and let the winds of heavens dance between you.

      Love one another but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be

      a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's

      cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread

      but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be

      joyous, but let each one of you be alone even as the strings

      of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give

      your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the

      hand of life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet

      not too near together, for the pillars of the temple stand apart,

      and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.</font></i></p>

      <p><b><i><font face="Palatino">True Love</font></i></b></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">True love is a sacred flame that

      burns eternally and none can dim its special glow or change its

      destiny. True love speaks in tender tones and hears with gentle

      ear. True love gives with open heart and true love conquers fear.

      True love makes no harsh demands. It neither rules nor binds,

      and true love holds with gentle hands the hearts that it entwines.</font></i>




    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Benediction


    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Benediction


    <td height="27"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Benediction




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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">May your love be based on freedom.

      For though our hands may touch, it's our hearts that hold.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">When you hold love within your heart,

      you radiate a light which shall brighten all the days of your

      life and beyond.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Everything we truly love becomes

      a part of us forever. So, take your time with each other. Let

      your love's seed grow and mature with the seasons to provide

      you with warmth, serenity, joy and acceptance throughout all

      the years of your marriage.</font></i>


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      <p><b><i><font face="Palatino">Cherokee Blessing</font></i></b></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">God in Heaven above, please protect

      the ones we love. We honor all that you created as we pledge

      our hearts and lives together. We honor Mother Earth--we ask

      for our marriage to be abundant and to grow stronger with the

      seasons. We honor fire -- and ask that our union be warm and

      glowing with love in our hearts. We honor wind -- and ask that

      we sail though life safely and calm as in our father's arms.

      We honor water -- to clean and soothe our relationship that it

      may never thirst for love. With all the forces of the universe

      you created, we pray for harmony and true happiness as we forever

      grow young together.</font></i>


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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">May God bless you with Hope enough

      to keep sunshine in your love, and Fear enough to keep you holding

      hands in the dark;</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Unity enough to keep your roots entwined,

      and Separation enough to keep you reaching for each other;</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Harmony enough to keep romance in

      your song, and Discord enough to keep you tuning your love so

      it becomes sweet music to all who may hear it.</font></i>




    <td height="33"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Breaking

      of the Glass</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="33"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">The Rose


    <td height="33"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">The Promises

      of Marriage</font></i></b></td> 



    <td height="661"><i><font face="Palatino">There are many reasons

      why it is customary for a glass to be broken at the conclusion

      of the wedding ceremony. Symbolically, the breaking of the glass

      reminds us of the fragile nature of life. The custom has also

      come to symbolize the shattering of the old and the beginning

      of the new. Since this is an interfaith ceremony, let us, with

      this symbol, become especially mindful of the barriers that people

      erect between one another, and hope that with the breaking of

      the glass, we will see a breaking down of the barriers between

      people and help create a world that is more loving, peaceful,

      and unified. The breaking of the glass represents a turning point

      in your lives as you pledge your love today and make this new

      commitment to one another. This is the time when you turn from

      living your separate lives to creating a new family together

      with one glass.</font></i></td> 

    <td height="661">

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">________ and _________, today you

      have exchanged your gifts of wedding rings, an outward expression

      of your undying love and a public showing of your commitment

      to each other. You are also going to receive another gift from

      each other.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Roses have always been a symbol of

      love, and a single red rose always says, &quot;I love you.&quot;

      So, it is appropriate that your next gift to each other on your

      wedding day be a single red rose. Please exchange roses.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">In some ways it seems that you have

      not done anything at all. A moment ago, you held one small rose,

      and now you are holding another. A marriage ceremony is like


      <p><i><font face="Palatino">In some ways tomorrow is going to

      seem no different than yesterday. But, in fact, just now, you

      have both given and received one of the most valuable and precious

      gifts of life--one I hope you will always remember. You have

      exchanged the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion

      of marriage.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">_______and ________, I would ask

      that wherever you make your home in the future, whether it be

      a large and grand home or a small and graceful one, that you

      both pick one very special location for roses.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">In every marriage there are times

      when it is difficult to find the right words to say what's in

      your heart. It might be hard sometimes to say, &quot;I'm sorry,&quot;

      &quot;I forgive you,&quot; &quot;I need you,&quot; or &quot;I

      am hurting.&quot; If this should happen and you just cannot find

      these words, leave your spouse a red rose in that special spot.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">That rose says the words, &quot;I

      still love you.&quot; The other can accept this rose for the

      words that cannot be found., and remember that it was LOVE that

      brought you here today, it is ONLY love which can make it a glorious

      union, and it is BY love which your marriage shall endure.</font></i>


    <td height="661">

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Marriage is a promise of companionship,

      of having someone to share all of life's experiences.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Marriage does not promise that there

      will not be any rough times, just the assurance that there will

      always be someone who cares and will help you through to better


      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Marriage does not promise eternal

      romance, just eternal love and commitment. Marriage cannot prevent

      disappointments, disillusionment, or grief, but it can offer

      hope, acceptance, and comfort.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Marriage can't protect you from making

      individual choices or shelter you from the world, but it will

      help to reassure you that there is someone by your side who truly

      cares when the world hurts you and makes you feel vulnerable.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Marriage offers the promise that

      there will be someone waiting to listen, to console, to inspire.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Marriage is the joining of two people

      who share the promise that only marriage can make.--to share

      the sunshine and the shadows, and to experience a richer, more

      fulfilling life because of it.</font></i>




    <td height="34"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Presentation

      of Couple</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="34"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Presentation

      of Couple II</font></i></b></td> 

    <td height="34"><b><i><font size="+2" face="Palatino">Your Notes....</font></i></b></td> 



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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Love is not a wall, it is a bridge.

      Love does not confine, it sets you free. It leads as a pathway,

      winding, to places unknown and mysterious. With love to light

      the way, you can meet any challenge together.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">By the power vested in me by the

      state of Arizona, I now pronounce you man and wife. _________,

      you may kiss your bride.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">And now, to all the family who has

      come to celebrate this marriage, I would like to present, for

      the first time anywhere,</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">MR &amp; MRS ___________________!</font></i>


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      <p><i><font face="Palatino">________and __________, now that

      you have shared with each other these words of love and commitment,

      and we have witnessed the expression of your love as you have

      given each other these rings, and you have joined your hands

      and hearts before your family and friends, it is with great joy

      that I pronounce you husband and wife. ________, it's time to

      kiss your bride.</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege

      to introduce to you for the very first time:</font></i></p>

      <p><i><font face="Palatino">MR &amp; MRS____________________!</font></i>


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    <td width="100%">&nbsp;These words are credited to many sources,

      including, but not limited to, &quot;A Wedding Ceremony To Remember&quot;

      by Marty Younkin, and the <i>Ultimate Wedding &amp; Ceremony

      Workbook by Rev. Amy Long </i>and quoted resources<i>.</i> <a

      href="mailto:jc@jbestazdj”>Please email </a>to add ones

      you've found.</td> 


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