In their ceremony we offered these words: 'In the Persian and Christian traditions, marriage is a sign of God's intention for wholeness in all creation. That creative purpose is still at work. The joining together of two persons into one unique, intimate, and creative unity in marriage is therefor not only a symbol but also a demonstration of the well being, and the purpose of human society. And so, marriage is truly a celebration of God's work in creation.'
Thanks, too, to Michael McLamb at Fleurtations for these beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements. It takes a unique skill to create flowers to enhance a large space. These are wonderful.
In their vows they promised to continue to cherish their union, and I have no doubt that they will.
We also had a salt covenant as a part of their ceremony to symbolize their binding themselves to one another in an unbreakable promise of friendship, honesty, loyalty and love.
In our blessing we said that we all offer blessings that their love, joy, and friendship will be renewed daily. May they play and love together for a lifetime! I send them love!
Also making their wedding day special were Paul Harris, our organist at their wedding, the North Ridge Country Club where their reception was held, DJed by Mark McNally with Joe Bunn DJ, and Danielle Ettefagh created their cake. You can find her at Pinterest and at Classy Kids Cooking. I bet it was a labor of love.