NOTE: We’ve expanded our wedding ceremony size! Hope to see you there!
We will be holding our wedding ceremony “in the manner of Friends” or as an edited Quaker ceremony. After we say our promises to each other, y’all will have an opportunity to say something before we exchange rings if you so choose. Heartfelt toasts, excerpts from texts, marriage advice, fond (embarrassing?) memories, songs, or poems are examples of what you might prepare for the ceremony. Messages may be literal or metaphorical, and about anything appropriate to the joy and solemnity of the occasion—love, friendship, marriage, life, or what you will.
Please keep your message relatively short (no more than a few minutes) so that everyone who wants to will have a chance say their piece. And remember to project! (Barring weather, we will be holding the ceremony outside.)
The ceremony will take place at Olin Park
(The reception is at the Olin Park Pavilion)
Pre-ceremony cocktails begin at 3:30
Ceremony begins at 4pm
Wikipedia says this about Quaker ceremonies:
Since traditionally Friends have no clergy, there is no one person to “marry” them. Instead they declare themselves married before God and those gathered. Usually, there are no bridesmaids or other special roles in the wedding other than that of bride and groom.
The couple then signs the Quaker wedding certificate which, for the purposes of the meeting, means they are now married. All those present are invited to share messages with the gathered meeting as they feel led (as in any other Meeting for Worship, see main article on the Society of Friends). At the close of worship all those present at the meeting are asked to sign the wedding certificate as witnesses. Often the certificate is hung prominently in the home of the couple as a reminder of the promises they made, and of the people with whom they shared that moment of their lives.