Philosophy


PROCESSIONAL
ALL guests are seated.
SONG: When I’m 64
Grandmothers seated
Mothers seated
SONG: Today I Met the Boy I’m Going to Marry
Frank Bird, Matt Bird and Kathleen Snyder enter from right

Trae Veal
Skyla Morris
Gill Arquisola
Tiffany Morris
Jacob Baird
Katie Sumner
John Bird
Paige Sforzo
Frankie Bird
Morgan Robey

Jonathan Hiers
Gabby Salter
Jordan Veal

SONG: Baby I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney

MaCayla Veal meets Roy Veal at the end of the isle

Music stops

WELCOME

THE GIVING IN MARRIAGE

AN OPENING READING

“To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee;
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me ye women if you can.
I prize thy love more that whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay,
The heavens reward thee manifold I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

DEFINITION OF MARRIAGE

WEDDING VOWS
WRITING OWN

READING

EXCHANGE OF RINGS

SAND CEREMONY

“To symbolize the importance of the individuals within the marriage and the joining of two lives into one entity, three colors of sand will now be layered into a vase.”

(Frank gives MaCayla clear jar of green sand, then gives Matt a clear jar of blue sand. Frank has one small clear jar filled with light orange sand and a large empty jar).

“We begin with a layer of neutral sand which symbolizes that the marriage is grounded.”

(Frank pours a little of the orange sand into the jar)

“Then we layer the individual colors. This symbolizes that the marriage is based on the strength of the individuals.”

(Matt pours a little of the blue sand in first, followed by a little more of the neutral sand by Frank. MaCayla then adds a little green sand, followed by some additional green sand from Frank)

“And now we combine the colors, which symbolizes two lives joined as one together forever.”

(Matt and MaCayla simultaneously pour their remaining sand into the large jar until their jars are empty. Frank caps off the sand with the last of the neutral sand. Frank then holds the large jar up as if presenting to the wedding audience and places the jar to the side).

CLOSING

DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE

INTRODUCTION OF NEWLYWEDS

SONG: Living on a Prayer Bon Jovi

RECESSIONAL

MaCayla & Matt
Jordan Veal
Kathleen Snyder
Gabby Salter & Jonathan Hiers
Morgan Robey & Frankie Bird
Paige Sforzo & John Bird
Katie Sumner & Jacob Baird
Tiffany Morris & Gill Arquisola
Skyla Morris & Trae Veal
Frank Bird

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