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

Bread and Salt Ceremony

Hilary and Mike wanted to include the traditional Polish Bread and Salt Blessing in their wedding ceremony. We found in our  research that a bread and salt blessing ritual ceremony is a tradition shared by many cultures. The following outline is modified from a variety of Polish Bread and Salt Blessing sources.

The Polish Bread and Salt Blessing

We suggest, for a good flow to the ceremony, to place the bread and salt blessing within the wedding ceremony after the Exchange of Rings, the Pronouncement and the Kiss, AND before the Final Blessing and Dismissal.

Introduction:
Celebrant: (In these or similar words) “The Bread and Salt Blessing is a long cherished Polish tradition which has been passed down through the centuries. It symbolizes the union of the Bride and Groom and their families”.
I invite____ parent’s forward to give the blessing.

Ceremony Description and Text
~The parents of the bride and groom come forward and present to the couple bread and salt and a glass of wine.
~The celebrant, or one of the parents, can narrate the action and add appropriate words.
~The parents sprinkle the bread with salt and give the bread to both of the newlyweds to eat.
-The bread represents the parent’s hope that their children will never experience hunger or need.
-The salt reminds the couple that their life might difficult at times and they must learn together to cope with life’s struggles.
-The parents now present the glass of wine to the Bride and Groom for each of them to drink. With the wine, the parents hope that they will never thirst and the couple will have a life of good health and cheer and share the company of many good friends.
~The parents now join in kissing the bride and groom as a welcome to the family and as a sign of their love and unity.”
~Parents return to their places.

The wedding ceremony ends with the Final Blessing
The bride and groom proceed down the aisle or otherwise leave the ceremony site.

We hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
Wedding Celebrants, Ceremony Script Writers, Consultants
Please like us, share and visit our other sites to help prepare for your big day.
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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
Www.teambeachbody.com/caitRD
Www.facebook.com/CaitNashRD

Why no images on our blog?  Wedding images come and go and there are so many and so varied. We feel it is the words you share with each other, during your wedding ceremony, that are some of the most significant and intimate words you will ever share and, like gems, are personally yours.

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
Www.weddingministersri.com
Www.onlytheceremony.com

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
Www.teambeachbody.com/caitRD
Www.facebook.com/CaitNashRD

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.

Water Into Wine

We had a wonderful small and intimate wedding celebration this afternoon. (and yes, some weddings are celebrated in the middle of the week). During the ceremony, the couple shared glasses of wine with each other and the following prayer/thought/wish/ desire was shared for them:

“As Jesus began his public ministry at the wedding celebration at Cana transforming water into wine,
 may the two of you continue to transform the water of your everyday into the wine of new life.

May your love transform your vision of the ordinary to see the miracles abounding everywhere.

And, may you grow old knowing that the best wine is saved until last.”

Be a Blessing.

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.

Who is Walking Whom Down the Aisle?

There are lots of options about how to “get down the aisle” to the place of your wedding ceremony:
The classic one: Dad with bride
Then Dad and Mom with bride
Then sometimes Mom only with bride.
Then there are the variations with a male family or friend walking bride
Sometimes bride and her children
Sometimes bride and THEIR children
Sometimes bride and groom and their children
Sometimes the couple themselves walk down the aisle hand in hand:
Bride and groom
Bride and bride
Groom and groom

But grooms, whatever you do- DO NOT- repeat  DO NOT arrive by helicopter, or boat or parachute or ATV or tractor or any other means and have it be a surprise to your bride and her mother!

Most importantly, let the ritual of your wedding ceremony reflect the reality of your love and lives.

Reminder: while walking down the aisle and who does the honors  to walk with you is a tradition, it is also a tradition that has a bit of a dark side. The tradition, also called “giving away”, recalls a time of prearranged marriages and the subservient place of a woman to her birth family now being transferred to her marriage family. We have come along way, however, there is a constant need for mindful awareness of marriage being a lifegiving, mutual, collaborative, and equal partnership in love.

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

Love Is…

We share our planet with about 7 billion people.  Within our human community about 2.25 billion of us profess to be members of a Christian denomination. So, with that sizable statistic, it is pretty fair to say that one of the most popular readings about love is from the very famous Chapter 13 taken from Saint Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians, the “Love is patient, Love is kind” reading. We share with you the following slight variation of that reading we have written. We eliminate the use of the word NOT with its negative implication and focus on the positive. We know the tremendous experience of love is unable to be boxed in by a few small words, however, here is an attempt to give a snapshot of some of the many, many faces, elements and experiences  of what Love Is:

Love is patient

Love is kind.

It is trusting, simple and uncomplicated.

Love is knowing when and how to be the right size

Love is respectful and unselfish.

Love understands, forgives, and celebrates justice.

Love rejoices with the truth.

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

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