Harvey Charles HuffView Ordination Certificate
Minister ID: 499475-236142
Minister ID: 499475-236142
Officiated by Harvey Charles Huff in New York on May 17th, 2018.
Michele and Melissa
Welcome! We are gathered here today to share in a celebration of love, and to join together forever the hearts of Michele and Melissa. Today in the presence of family and friends, Michele and Melissa will join their lives together, two beautiful spirits sharing the most sacred and tender of human relationships. They have invited us all here today to rejoice, celebrate and bear witness to this sacred union. They stand before you bound by their love for each other, and the desire to share this expression of their love with you and with the world. We, their families and friends, form a community of love that together we may support and encourage them with our abundance of prayers and blessings on this day and for all of their lives.
We come here today in a celebration and expression of love! Love is perhaps the greatest gift that God has given us, it is our inherent nature and our sole true purpose in life; to love one another. Love provides us with the core sustenance of life; it nourishes our spirits and fuels our souls.
Love compels us, motivates us, brings joy to our hearts and truly gives us life. We can endure many things in this world but without being able to share and feel love our lives would be as an empty shell. When we are able to give and receive the gift of love, our life becomes full and energized and hopeful with unbounded possibilities, love truly is life. These two people that you see standing here before you, their souls have made a commitment to each other to love, support, and share life. This is not merely a legal or verbal commitment but a promise of the heart and soul. Today is about love and about celebrating love's purpose and importance in our lives.
Michele and Melissa come here at this moment to share with you the celebration, joy, and happiness that is in their hearts today as they take their relationship to a deeper level of commitment, a symbol of their dedication to each other, which is the joining of their loving spirits in marriage.
Expression of Intent:
Michele and Melissa, have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?
Will you love and honor each other as married partners for the rest of your lives?
Michele and Melissa respond: I will.
Do you Michele, take Melissa to be your partner in life. To make her your partner, your love and your best friend. Do you promise this day to share your life with her, to respect her, honor her, support her and love her, through life's challenges and celebrations will you stand by her side from this day and for all the days of your life?
Response: I will
Do you Melissa, take Michele to be your partner in life. To make her your partner, your love and your best friend. Do you promise this day to share your life with her, to respect her, honor her, support her and love her, through life's challenges and celebrations will you stand by her side from this day and for all the days of your life?
Response: I will
Today...this day of your wedding.. is the occasion of the shedding of your solitary journeys in favor of bonding yourselves to one another... These rings are an ancient symbol, blessed and simple.... Round like the sun...like the eye...like arms that embrace... circles for love that is given, comes back around again and again...may these symbols remind you ...that your love... like the sun...illuminates...that your love...like the eye...must see clearly...and that your love...like arms that embrace...is a grace upon the world.
Exchanging of rings
Michele repeat after me: Melissa, This ring I give you In token of my love and devotion, And with my heart, I pledge to you all that I am. With this ring, I marry you and join my life to yours.
Melissa repeat after me: Michele, This ring I give you In token of my love and devotion, And with my heart, I pledge to you all that I am. With this ring, I marry you and join my life to yours.
Now that you Michele, and you, Melissa, have promised to give yourselves to one another and to love each other through your sacred vows and through the giving and receiving of these rings, It gives me great honor and pleasure to now pronounce that you are now married.
As the kiss is the messenger of the heart and soul, allow your souls to meet on your lips with this kiss.