Traditional Christian Ceremony

The Traditional Christian Wedding Ceremony of Abby & Kyle at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego. Head here to see the rest of their wedding day!

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Prelude

Panis Angelicus” by Cesar Franck
My Heart Ever Faithful” by Bach
Suite in G Major Prelude” by Bach

 

Seating of Mothers
Sheep May Safely Graze” by Bach

 

Processional
Air on the G String” by Bach

 

Bridal Processional
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Bach

 

Welcome and Prayer

 

Giving of the Bride

 

Charge to the Couple

 

Declaration of Intent

Kyle, will you take Abby to be your wife?
Will you love her, comfort her, honor and protect her,
and, forsaking all others,
be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?

Kyle:
I will

Abby, will you take Kyle to be your husband?
Will you love him, comfort him, honour and protect him,
and, forsaking all others,
be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?

Abby:
I will

Will you, the families and friends of Kyle and Abby,
support and uphold them in their marriage
now and in the years to come? Please respond with “we will”

Congregation:
We Will

 

Scripture Reading

Psalm 33:1, 4-6
“Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright
For the word of the LORD is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host.”

“So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

1 John 4:7-12
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”

Psalm 36:7-10
“How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your righteousness to the upright of heart!”

 

Marriage Vows

Kyle:
I, Kyle, take you, Abby,
to be my wife,
to have and to hold
from this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part;
according to God’s holy law.
In the presence of God I make this vow.

Abby:
I, Abby, take you, Kyle,
to be my husband,
to have and to hold
from this day forward;
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
till death us do part;
according to God’s holy law.
In the presence of God I make this vow.

Giving of Rings and Prayer

Heavenly Father, by your blessing
let these rings be to Kyle and Abby
a symbol of unending love and faithfulness,
to remind them of the vow and covenant
which they have made this day
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Kyle:
Abby, I give you this ring
as a sign of our marriage.
With my body I honour you,
all that I am I give to you,
and all that I have I share with you,
within the love of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Abby:
Kyle, I give you this ring
as a sign of our marriage.
With my body I honour you,
all that I am I give to you,
and all that I have I share with you,
within the love of God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Parents’ Prayer
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Closing 

Genesis 1:27; 2:18, 23, 24
“Then the Lord said it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him. Then the man said, “This is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Song of Solomon 2:10-13; 8:6a, 7a; 5:1e
“My beloved speaks and says to me:
Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away,
for behold,
the winter is past;
the rain is over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of singing has come,
and the voice of the turtledove
is heard in our land.
The fig tree ripens its figs,
and the vines are in blossom;
they give forth fragrance.
Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away.”

“Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm,
for love is strong as death,
jealousy is fierce as the grave.
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.”

“Eat, friends, drink,
and be drunk with love!”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
“Love is patient and kind: love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”

Colossians 3:12-14
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the LORD has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.”

Pronouncement

 

Introduction of Couple

 

Recessional

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