Vows of Jon and Lynne

During the summer, Jon and Lynne shared these beautiful words with each other, may their words be an inspiration to you to write from your hearts,

I, Jon, take you, Lynne to be my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. I will be yours in times of plenty and in times of want, in times of sickness and in times of health, in times of joy and in times of sorrow, in times of failure and in times of triumph, in times of poverty and times of abundance. I promise to cherish and respect you, to care and protest you, to comfort and encourage you, and stay with you for all eternity.

I, Lynne, take you Jon to be my husband. I promise to love you for all that you are. I promise to be with you for wherever the journey takes us, and to stand besides you for before all that life presents. I promise to be your soul mate, your heart mate. I promise to be your friend, you confidant, and your cheerleader. I promise to support your dreams, wishes and aspirations. I promise to be your best friend and always think of you as mine. I promise to love you forever.

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Why no images in this blog? We feel the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony are some of the most important words you will ever share with each other.

Vows: Jennifer and James

Last weekend we celebrated the wedding of high school sweethearts whose lives went away from each other and came back 35 years later via Facebook. These are the vows James and Jennifer shared  in their ceremony, before their family and friends.

James’ Vows to Jennifer:

Jennifer,
Because of you
I dare to dream again.
Because of you:
I laugh,
I smile,
I live again.
Because of you, I look forward with great joy and excitement exploring our new life together and spending the rest of my life with you growing as a husband and wife should.
Today, I stand here with you. in front of our family and friends, vowing to love you with all my heart and soul.
I vow to support and comfort you through all of life’s ups and downs.
I offer you all that I am and to be true and faithful as long as we both shall live.
I love you.

 

Jennifer’s vows to James:

James, I found you in the midst of a very rough time in my life.
You were the strength that helped me through it.
When I cried, you wiped my tears and held me close, always assuring me you would always be there for me, for this I am grateful.
It’s funny how life is, in the midst of pain,
Love still finds its way to overcome and conquer and join hearts, for this I am grateful.

I love you James with all my heart and soul,
You are my partner, my friend, my confidante,
For this I am grateful.
Today I stand in front of you, and our family and friends vowing my love and commitment to our unity of marriage.
I also promise my hand will always be holding yours.
Standing besides you through all of life’s joys and life’s challenges.
For as long as we both shall live.
I love you

 

Enjoy,
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Please visit our other sites and like us, Thanks.
http://www.createyourownweddingceremony.com
http://www.weddingministersri.com
http://onlytheceremony.com
http://www.recoverysayings.wordpress.com

Why no images in this blog? We feel it is the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony that are the most important part of your day.

We Have Been at Weddings

 

We have had, so far, an absolutely fabulously full and wonderful summer  filled with beautiful,warm, and exquisite weddings here in Southern New England . We have traveled some visiting family and friends, worked around the house and garden and of course our been busy at our daily jobs. The wedding ceremonies we have witnessed as officiants to a spectrum of great couples have been filled with sensitive, tender, loving, lush, warm and wonderful words conveying the abundant, rich, loving and tender feelings towards each other, their families and friends.
We have been absent from writing our  blog because of all this goodness, we know, this is a terrible excuse. So,for the second half of the summer, and for the next few months of the wedding season here in Rhode Island and Southern New England,  we are making a commitment to share aspects of these wonderful ceremonies we have witnessed. We hope you enjoy,and are touched by, the warm and sensitive words these loving couple have used to convey the fullness of their hearts and their commitment to each other. Please stay tuned.
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
weddingministersri.com

 

Now is the Time to Start Planning

Now that the holidays are over, the Superbowl is won, and the red glow of Valentine’s Day is fading, and many are now  in the place to really “buckle down”to start the planning process for “the big day”

In our blog we are going to reflect upon our experiences as wedding officiants who have celebrated about 1700 weddings ceremonies: big and small, inside and outside, in churches, at clubs, at beaches, on boats and more, mostly in Rhode Island, Cape Cod, South Coast Massachusetts, Westchester County and Long Island, NY. I mention the locations since NYC, Metro NY/NJ and RI are some of the most expensive place in the United States to have a wedding as such we have celebrated a very broad spectrum of wedding ceremonies.

We hope our experiences will benefit you in planning your big day. There is no set order to the topics we will be sharing, about, it will be more or less what the muses dictate, so enjoy.

We ask you also to bear with us and our social media foibles since we continue to be on the learning curve. So please like, share, follow, tweet, etc. etc.etc. Thanks. We also look forward to hearing from you.

Have a great day.

Charlie and Cheryl

www.weddingministersri.com

30 Special Words of Love

“I promise to be true to you in good times and bad, in sickness and in health I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.”

If you are reading this you are either preparing for marriage, you are married, or working very closely with those who are preparing to walk down the aisle. These 30 special words, or a variation of them, are the promise of one heart to the other, the foundation of a contract to a relationship that will last a lifetime. These are the words that shine and display the love of one individual for and other.

 A few years ago, Cheryl wrote a meditative reading for one of our wedding ceremonies. The piece has evolved to become a favorite reading within the ceremony of many of our couples. This is what she wrote:  

 Marriage is the best “things” we do as human being. We fall in love. We commit our lives to each other. We share that love with the world. There is no other movement of the heart, idea in our minds, or action in our lives that is greater than sharing our love with another human being. Marriage is the fabric that brings together persons, creates families, defines villages, protects nations, reveres the aging, and strives for perfection. It spurs the soul to greater and deeper love. Marriage is the strength that overcomes adversity, holds together when the world is falling apart around it, endures when all else seems lost, and suffices when the need is the greatest. Marriage fills the lover with certainty, teaches patience, nurtures creativity, and demands vigilance against all that would want to destroy it.Marriage remains when all the light and frivolous feelings and desires of youth have faded into the years. Marriage, when tended by fidelity and understanding, sustains both the lovers and their love.    ~Cheryl Cavalconte~

Cheryl and I are happily and deliciously married.  We feel being in a committed married relationship is the best thing in the world that calls us to wholeness, and healing, that is supportive, caring, sensitive, warm, challenging, and stretching. A relationship where there is fun, laughs, serious conversation, genuine concern, safe, tender hugs, compassion, listening with the heart, and honesty, openness, and willingness to each hold each other close. I can continue to name all the wonderful aspects of marriage and love and yet not truly nor totally describe the love shared by you and by each individual couple since each relationship is totally unique. The music composer Peter Iiyich Tchaikovsky says “we do not speak enough about good marriages!” We totally agree with him. So here is to all of you who are in good healthy relationships and are on the threshold of marriage, in love with being in love and are willing to continue to grow each and every day.

 Charlie and Cheryl www.weddingministersri.com

Next Time our Blog topic will be:  Thoughts About Your Ceremony

 

 

The Place for Your Ceremony

After the “Yes” and all the sharing about your engagement, one of the first questions about your wedding will be, “Where are we going to have the celebration?” Here is an unorganized list of places where you might want to celebrate your love knotting: There are the different churches, temples, mosques, chapels, and synagogues. Then there is everything else: Museums of all types: art, history, natural history, arboretums, historic village museums. Atriums of unique buildings (office buildings, college buildings,  private homes, etc.)  Vineyards, gardens, parks, both large and small, New England Town Commons, gazebos, a mountain top, a desert oasis, rock jetties, cliffs. The campus of a private school or college and the chapel or “great hall” of such places, sailboats, state parks, ferries, trains, covered bridges. If that were not enough, how about historic mansions, lighthouses, aircraft hangers, docks and boat houses, public beaches and private beaches, or even the zoo. Penthouses and summer cottages and camps, your parent’s, or your neighbor or boss’ backyard, the observation deck of famous buildings or natural lookout places. Depending on membership and sponsorship, there are country clubs, yacht clubs, sports and hunting clubs (depending) on flavor and membership. And there are military posts and bases depending on sponsorship clearance and security issues. Believe it or not, we officiated a lovely small wedding in a small grove of trees in the middle of a historic cemetery with old stones both standing in the ground and leaning against the trees.

The list goes on and on limited only by your imagination, budget and the sometime practical concerns. How do people get there? Can grandma get there? How far to travel? What about the weather? Etc. but for now, dream! Happy Celebrating!

Charlie and Cheryl http://www.weddingministersri.com

Next Time: Rethinking the DIY wedding.