LGBT So I am going to the the officiant...

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  1. suckmyexhaust

    suckmyexhaust New Member

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    ... at my best friends wedding. The only thing is that I don't know how to proceed.

    How should I start off...

    We gather here today in the lords beautiful sunset here to join Tanya and Mike in ...

    As we gather here on the beach, the beauty here reminds us on how love should be...

    Or just read out of the bible?

    ~Matt
     
  2. spiffy_badrock

    spiffy_badrock I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.

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    ....We gather here today, in the midst of change, not only in our own lives, or in the world as a whole, but here and now joining two kindred souls in holy matrimony.....

    (yeah, I suck. leave me alone. :sadwavey: )
     
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    its not bad, but I dont know if putting your personal agenda in the mix is a good idea ;) More focus on the matter at hand - not the world around.

    oh but you suck the right things... :mamoru:

    I liked this one: pruned up a tad:
    "We gather here today in the lords beautiful sunset to join Tanya and Mike in..." of course, if it is not a beautiful sunset evening, then.... you need a backup ;)
     
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  4. spiffy_badrock

    spiffy_badrock I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you.

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    your just jealous.
     
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    Umm...I sure wouldn't.:ugh2:
     
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    Are you conducting the service - is that what you meant as officiant? If so, do you not have outlines in your book of services? If not, I can email you a couple of ideas for weddings - take your pick, I have same-sex and opposite sex.
     
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    we are gathering here today to eat nums. thanks.
     
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    "huddle up huddle up!"

    Do you Tanya take this dood to be your hubby?
    Tanya: Yyy yyyy yyy...
    You: Hurry it up sweetheart, the NHL is off strike and I need to get home to watch the game!
    Tanya: Yes!
    You: Do you Mike, take this woman, to have lots of sex with at first and then later, very little sex later except on b-days and crimmas when she feels obligated?"
    Mike: :wtf:
    You: helllloooooo!! hockey game!
    Mike: um, no man, I need sex more often than that!
    Tanya: :wtc: runs away!
    You: well that sucks...um...go Bruins!!!!
     
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    AstroGirl If I don't respond it's because I have severe ADD

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    Her mosa? ITS MY MOSA!!!
    :rofl: :mamoru: :rofl: :mamoru:
     
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    I love it!!!
     
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    I love it!!!

    Yes, the officant is the one who conducts the services. They wanted a close friend of theirs to do it instead of a total stranger.
     
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    very well done... VERY well done...


    A+ 10/10 you win.

    :mamoru: i really did laugh though ;)
     
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    Ok got it. It is very different than Ontario where here you have to be licenced clergy, marriage commissioner of JP. You can't just have your friends do the service.

    PM me your email and I will send you a couple service outlines.
     
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    sent!

    Thank you!
     
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    Why would I respond? My MapleLeaf name is not for the Toronto MapleLeaf, but reflects the fact I have a tattoo on my right leg of a small mapleleaf. Got it before I moved to the U.S. the last time, just so folks knew I was Canadian.
     
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    Rough draft.... THANKS MapleLeaf!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    As we gather here on the beach [today/this evening/this morning/tonight], the beauty here reminds us on how love should be.

    Welcome to all of you, and especially to Mike and Tanya on this joyful occasion. This is a holy time; this place is sacred; God is here. We know this because God is love, and wherever true love is, God is present.

    We are gathered here to celebrate the love of Mike and Tanya,
    and to ask God to bless their vows to each other.

    -------------------Thinking of adding in-----------------------------

    It is God who creates us to live in relationship with each other and gives us the desire to make commitments in love.
    In God’s presence we can acknowledge
    the reality of human failure;
    and affirm the joy and freedom of lifelong union.

    Let us pray:
    Creator of all, you have made us in your image and have made the world as our home. You give us love and courage, joy and faithfulness, hope and comfort. We give you thanks for these gifts, and we praise you for your goodness. Be with us, that we may become ever more fully
    the people you have created us to be. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    These two persons are here to become one in a holy union of mind and heart, body and soul. But if any of you know reasons why they may not do so, please voice them now.

    Mike, have you come here freely, and without reservation,
    to join together in this covenant?

    Any you Tanya, have you come here freely, and without reservation,
    to join together in this covenant?



    *****As for the vows, I am not sure what they want to do , but if not, I can add this in...*************


    Tanya, will you be Mikes’s wife for life? Will you stand by him no matter what happens; will you respect him, seek to understand his needs, and welcome his love all the days of your life?

    And you Mike, will you be Tanys’s husband for life? Will you stand by her no matter what happens; will you respect her, seek to understand her needs, and welcome her love all the days of your life?

    -----------Get the rings from the best man---------------

    The circle of these rings is a symbol of God, of wholeness, perfection, and peace. These rings are a symbol of the covenant in which
    your two lives are now joined in an unbroken circle.

    Repeat after me:
    Tanya 1st, With this ring, I thee wed.

    Mike, With this ring, I thee wed.

    -------------------Exchange the rings-----------------------------

    In the presence of God and before all of us here, Mike and Tanya have made solemn vows of love and faithfulness. They have sealed their covenant with the giving of rings [and a kiss]. Therefore I declare them to be husband and wife.

    ===============================================

    Thoughts...
     
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    Sounds like something I would use ;)
     
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    easy there...I was just trying to be light hearted before you started the counter on someones divorce.
    :squint:
     
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    :meow: much?
     
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    Ok I will admit to being totall confused by your post? I meant nothing sarcastic or negative at all, just a statement of fact. I took you as light hearted... what am I supposed to post about divorce?
     
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    Thats because I am a confusing person.
    I guess I also took your post the wrong way.

    My bad :wavey:
     
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    So I revised the ceremony for them. Too much in the way of God for there taste.

    Let me know!

    Edit: And I just found out the atire for the guys is suit, dress shirt, tie, board shorts and flip flops.

    =========================================================

    As we gather here on the beach [today/this evening/this morning/tonight], the beauty here reminds us on how love should be.

    Welcome to all of you, and especially to Mike and Tanya on this joyful occasion. This is a wonderful time; this place is serene. We know this because there are no troubles to bother us. There are no worries to guess about.

    We are gathered here to celebrate the love of Mike and Tanya,
    and to ask God to bless their vows to each other.

    -------------------Add in a story about you two-----------------------------

    Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    These two persons are here to become one in a union of mind and heart, body and soul. But if any of you know reasons why they may not do so, please voice them now.

    Mike, have you come here freely, and without reservation,
    to join together in this covenant?
    *I am*

    Any you Tanya, have you come here freely, and without reservation,
    to join together in this covenant?
    *I am*


    *****As for the vows, I am not sure what you want to do, but if not, I can add this in...*************


    Tanya, will you be Mikes’s wife for life? Will you stand by him no matter what happens; will you respect him, seek to understand his needs, and welcome his love all the days of your life?

    *I will.*

    And you Mike, will you be Tanys’s husband for life? Will you stand by her no matter what happens; will you respect her, seek to understand her needs, and welcome her love all the days of your life?
    *I will*
    -----------Get the rings from the best man---------------

    The circle of these rings is a symbol of wholeness, perfection, and peace. These rings are a symbol of the covenant in which your two lives are now joined in an unbroken circle.

    Repeat after me:
    Tanya 1st, With this ring, I thee wed.

    Mike, With this ring, I thee wed.

    -------------------Exchange the rings-----------------------------

    In the presence of everyone here, Mike and Tanya have made solemn vows of love and faithfulness. They have sealed their covenant with the giving of rings [and a kiss]. Therefore I declare them to be husband and wife.
     
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    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    Oh, marriage... :hs:
     
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    CoCo, didn't you once say monogamy was the bane of your existence?
     

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