A Unique Workshop

For those of you who live close to Rhode Island, we are offering a unique workshop to help you:

Create Your Own Wedding Ceremony

Sunday, November 13, 2016, 2-5PM

The Reynolds School, Room 207, 235 High Street, Bristol, Rhode Island

Who knows more about your love than you? Now you and your betrothed can create a ceremony that perfectly expresses that love–complete with greetings, vows, declarations of intent, prayers and blessings.

Course includes 145-page manual with hundreds of time-honored passages that can be combined into the perfect expression of your feelings & thoughts. Instruction is non-denominational and includes follow-up support.

Lead by Cheryl & Charlie Cavalconte, wedding officiants and ritual designers, who have helped thousands of couples of all faiths plan their special ceremony.

Please, advance registration required; workshop limited to eight participants for personalized attention.

$125/Couple $85/Individual

To reserve your place for November 13th 

(Future Workshops:12/11.1/8.2/5.3/5,4/2 each 2-5pm)

ccavalconte@yahoo.com

The Marriage License for The State of Rhode Island, USA

The following is about How to Apply for and the Requirements to obtain a Marriage License in The State of Rhode Island, USA.

Both the parties must:
◦ Apply for the marriage license together in person and sign the license in the presence of the Town Clerk or his assistant, attesting to the truth of the information listed thereon.
◦ Present a certified copy from your city/town/state (with raised seal) of a birth certificate. A hospital record is not a certified copy. Only a long-form will be accepted. A valid passport or alien card may be accepted for a foreign birth when the applicant is unable to obtain a birth record in their country of birth.
◦ Present a valid government-issued picture ID, e.g., a State issued driver’s license or passport.
◦ If previously married, present a certified copy of the Final Divorce Decree with the raised stamped court seal or a certified copy of the death certificate of the previous spouse.
◦ If under age 18 or under control of a legal guardian, a parent or legal guardian must be a party to the application process.

$24 USD and the license is valid for 90 Days.

Where to apply if residents of Rhode Island:

Either party may apply in their city or town or residence in Rhode Island. This license may be used in any one of the other cities and towns.

Where to apply if nonresident of Rhode Island:

◦ If neither party lives in Rhode Island, the marriage license must be obtained at the city/town clerk’s office in the city or town where the ceremony will take place. Rhode Island law states that the marriage license is valid only in the city/town in which it was issued when neither party is a resident of Rhode Island.
If the marriage ceremony is performed in a city/town other than the city/town of issuance, the validity of the marriage may be in question.

We hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Please like, share and visit our other sites to help prepare for your big day. All the best,

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Writers and Consultants
Www.createyourownweddingceremony.com
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We are extremely pleased to have Caitlin Nash, MPH, RD, LDN join us to help prepare you and your body for the big day.Cait is a Personal Trainer, Registered Dietician & Beachboy Coach.
Please visit her exciting websites. Let her help you become a healthier you:
Www.shakeology.com/caitRD
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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.

The Honey Ceremony

We met this evening with a delightful couple to plan the details of their May wedding. They are planning to use the Honey Ceremony, within their wedding ceremony. The Honey Ceremony is a new experience for us. The couple is going to either dip their fingers into the honey or use small spoons. They have not decided yet whether to use fingers or spoons. They will be invited to taste the sweetness of the honey, symbolizing the sweetness of their lives, their love and their vows. They will be giving honey to their guests as favors. We thought this a sweet idea to pass on and share.

Two more thoughts about this ceremony of sharing: use local honey and give small jars of honey to the guests as a “favor”.

Enjoy
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
http://www.weddingministersri.com
http://www.createyourownweddingceremony.com
http://www.recoverysayings.wordpress.com

The Apache Blessing- a blessing, a reading, a prayer

We have suggested to couples many times the possible inclusion of  The Apache Blessing in their wedding ceremony. We feel this wonderful piece conveys the depth, warmth and tenderness of two hearts, lives and bodies intimately tied together. The reading states in so many ways “you are one”. We have seen longer versions of the piece, however, we feel there might be challenges to the issue of authenticity with what sounds like an attempt to somehow improve the already perfect. We feel these redactions fall short of the original. Please enjoy this reading/ blessing/ prayer  during your wedding ceremony. We are unaware if there is a specifically named author; most research identifies the writer as anonymous.

 

The Apache Blessing

Now you will feel no rain,

For each of you will be shelter to the other.

Now you will feel no cold,

For each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there is no more loneliness,

For each of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two bodies,

But there is only one life before you.

Go now to your dwelling place,

To enter into the days of your togetherness.

And may your days be good and long upon the earth

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

http://www.weddingministersri.com

 

Union – A Heartfelt Essay

The essay entitled “UNION” , is a very popular choice for wedding ceremonies. The reading came to us a few years ago from one of our couples who selected to use the essay during their wedding.  Over this past weekend a wonderful couple, filled with energy and connectedness, used it during their wedding ceremony. Charlie has always found this essay deeply moving. He was so deeply moved yesterday, especially as it related to this couple, he could not  get through the reading without having a wet eye or two.  He feels the reading is a warm and intimate snapshot of what happens to two hearts coming together to become one. The author,  Robert Fulghum, is a minister in the Pacific Northwest. Robert is the author of many bestsellers.

 UNION

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married”, and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”

Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.

For after today you shall say to the world –
This is my husband. This is my wife.

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

http://www.weddingministersri.com

 

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