1. Guests are seated.
Music is played softly during the
seating of the guests before the
2. Mother's Processional
Music is played while Mothers enter
and place Unity Elements on Table.
They hug each other and then are
seated. The Escort is seated
after the Mothers sit.
3. Groom's Processional
Groom enters by walking down the
center Aisle to his own music. He
too will enjoy the smiles, tears and
well wishes of those he passes by
while making his entrance.
4. Bridal Party Procession
Music is played as the Groomsmen
escort their Bridesmaids to their
position at the Altar. Then
congratulate the Groom.
5. Entrance of the Bride
Music is played. Guests stand as
the Bride makes her grand entrance
escorted by her father, both
parents or close friend.
6. The Gathering Words
Pastor Gina welcomes the guests,
thanks them for coming and speaks
briefly about the purpose of the
7. Opening Prayer
Pastor Gina's repeats a short
prayer and invites the Lord's
8. Moment of Silence
This is a brief moment that allows
you to show respect and love to the
people in your life who have passed
and could not be present for your
9. Mother's Rose Gift
Long stemmed Roses are
presented to the Mother of the
Bride and Groom thanking them for
the many selfless sacrifices they
have made and the unconditional
love they have for them.
10. Giving of the Bride
This is an old tradition in which the
Father of the Bride gives his
daughter to the Groom in Marriage.
The father then lifts the Veil, kisses
her cheek and the Groom escorts
his Bride to the Altar.
11. Charge to the Couple
This is where I talk about what it
means to be married and what
it will take to make your marriage
12. Consent and Affirmation
Pastor Gina asks if you are ready
and willing to take the other as your
Husband or Wife. It confirms
you're willing to marry.
You may have up to 2 Readings in
your Ceremony. I have a selection
for you to choose from. These are
short poems, scriptures, or words of
wisdom about love.
14. Bride and Groom's Vows
Your Vows are the most intimate
part of the Ceremony. This the part
where you put into words the
intense feelings you have for each
15. Vows and Promises to
When a couple marries, often times
a child from another marriage is
involved. Here is where you make
a commitment to the child as well.
16. Hand Blessing
The Hands are a connection to the
Heart, and a Hand Blessing
symbolically brings two hearts
together. This is usually placed
before the Ring Exchange.
17. Exchange of Rings
The Wedding Ring is a symbol of
your lifelong commitment to one
another and a testimony to all the
world of your devotion in marriage.
18. Unity Ceremony
This Ceremony is symbolic in that it
unites the two of you as one. Up to
this moment you have been
separate in thought, word and
deed. Music is usually played during
the Unity Ceremony.
19. Marriage Blessings
The Blessing of the Marriage is a
short prayer of good favor, wishes
for everlasting love, happiness and
This is the part we've all been
waiting for. When I pronounce you
Husband and Wife, it is the exact
moment of marriage.
21. The Kiss
No ceremony is complete without
the Kiss. The kiss seals the
promises and vows made by the
Bride and Groom.
22. Presentation of Couple
It is my pleasure to introduce you to
your family & friends as Mr. &Mrs.
Time to walk down the Aisle
amongst your guests. Music is
played as you smile and wave to
24. The 2nd Kiss
Bride and Groom walk half-way
down Aisle after the Presentation,
then stop and Kiss again. The Music
changes to fun, loud, time-to-party