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New Script! Fall Wedding Ceremony with Reading from “Harvest Moon”

Published Friday, Sep. 16th, 2022

A wedding script for couples who love crisp autumn breezes, the crunch of colorful leaves under their feet, and the promise of laughter, romance, and moonit dancing for years to come. 



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This original wedding ceremony script written by Officiant Sherri Crawford captures the feeling of walking hand in hand with your sweetheart on a bright fall day, reveling in the colorful shift in seasons as you take the next step into marriage. 


From the script: 


“Welcome! We gather on this divine autumn day to celebrate the love discovered between (Partner A) and (Partner B). Like the color of leaves in the fall, their relationship is changing – and we mark that significance with their wedding today. Autumn leaves also remind us that transition is in our very nature. This ceremony will symbolize (Partner A) and (Partner B)'s transition to their next chapter.”



The wedding officiant’s opening speech welcomes guests with a reflection on the nature of life and love, and invites them to pause for a moment of mindfulness before continuing on with a sweet twist on the familiar statement of intent. 


Next, at the heart of this unique fall-themed ceremony, is a reading of the lyrics of a popular Neil Young song, “Harvest Moon,” conjuring romantic images of moonlit dancing, celebration, laughter, and lasting love. 


From the script: 


“We could dream this night away / But there's a full moon risin' / Let's go dancin' in the light / We know where the music's playin' / Let's go out and feel the night / Because I'm still in love with you / I want to see you dance again / Because I'm still in love with you / On this harvest moon…” (Neil Young, Harvest Moon)


This wedding script also includes an exchange of simple, classic wedding vows and rings, a nature-inspired blessing, and an official pronouncement of marriage to create a memorable one-of-a-kind ceremony. 


Written with September, October, and November weddings in mind, this ceremony is perfect for couples who love crisp autumn breezes, the crunch of colorful leaves under their feet, and the promise of laughter, romance, and moonit dancing for years to come. 


See the full script here. 



This is an original wedding ceremony script written by AMM Minister Officiant Sherri Crawford, of Officiant Sherri wedding services in Wilmington, North Carolina. 


See all wedding ceremony scripts written by Officiant Sherri. 






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Illustration by Jessica Levey

From the article: Pagan Wedding Blessings for Every Season and Ceremony



Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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