John David Benton

View Ordination Certificate

Minister ID: 545813

GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!

37294522 2244122362282604 6582870879653330944 n

The Wedding of
Andrew Sedlacek & Katie Dutcher

Officiated by John David Benton in Texas on July 21st, 2018. .

ABOUT THIS WEDDING

John has not said anything yet.

WEDDING PHOTOS

Andrew Sedlacek And Katie Dutcher’s Wedding Wedding Ceremony Script

Katie and Andy’s Wedding

Palo Duro Canyon

July 21, 2018

9:00 Meet at Canyon entrance

9:15 Caravan down into the canyon

9:45 Set out chairs and water cooler

10:00 Ceremony begins

Processional

Groom, officiant, and groomsmen will be waiting

Bridesmaids start walking when Katie pulls up

Next bridesmaid starts walking when the one before her gets to 2/3rds

Larry will help Katie out of the car and escort her

When they arrive:

Benton: Who gives this woman to be wed?

Larry: Her mother and I

Larry kisses Katie’s cheek, shakes Andy’s hand, and stands next to Val

Invocation

Welcome:

Thank you all so much for coming this beautiful day. If you will bow your heads and join me in prayer:

“Almighty God, thank You so much for the opportunity to come together as friends and family to witness Your joining of these two loved ones in marriage. We ask for Your blessings upon Andy and Katie as they exchange vows and commit their lives to one another. We ask that you would watch over them when they leave us today, a new family, and grant them wisdom in following Your path. Grant them happiness and an abounding love as their two lives become one.

These things we ask of you, as in all things, that Thy will be done.

In Christ name we pray, Amen.”

As you know, we’re here for the purpose of joining Mr. Andrew Sedlacek and Ms. Katie Dutcher in holy matrimony. As a covenant of God, marriage is not to be entered lightly, but rather with full selfless devotion found only through unconditional love. As scripture tells us:

Verse

1 Corinthians 13: 4 - 7

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails.

Scripture teaches us that the expectations of God for marriage is absolute giving and receiving of unconditional love - first, from and to God, and then from and to one another. 1 Corinthians describes the means of this unconditional love to us in easy to understand terms. A love that does not envy, is honest, patient, hopeful, and enduring, an ideal love for which we should all strive, and which you should pursue every day of your marriage.

Further, scripture makes it clear that marriage is a partnership intended to be beneficial to you and your spouse, strengthened by God. From Ecclesiastes 4: 9 - 12:

Two are better than one,

Because they have a good reward for their labor.

10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.

But woe to him who is alone when he falls,

For he has no one to help him up.

11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;

But how can one be warm alone?

12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.

And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

That cord of three, husband, wife, and God, represents a strong unity, the unity intended by our Creator, and a divine love, the kind that comes from God. The opportunity to enter into a marriage with that love is a gift from God, given to those who are willing to offer their complete trust and total commitment to one another, and to the Lord.

Bearing all that in mind,

Declaration of Intent

Benton:

Do you, Andrew Sedlacek, take this woman, Katie Dutcher, to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto her for as long as you both shall live?

Andy:

I do.

Benton:

Do you, Katie Dutcher, take this man, Andrew Sedlacek, to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, in good times and woe, for richer or poorer, keeping yourself unto him for as long as you both shall live?

Katie:

I do.

Vows and Rings Exchange

Benton:

“Andy and Katie will now exchange rings as a symbol of their love and commitment.”

Matt brings up the rings

“These rings are more than beautiful jewelry. Yes, they are a declaration to others that you are married and a reminder to yourself of your vows. But more than that, these rings are an outward and visible sign of the inward and spiritual scaling by the Holy Spirit of the vows you are about to exchange. These rings are circular, having neither beginning nor end. Your love for one another had a beginning, but by God’s grace it will never have an end. These rings are made of precious metal, a symbol of the preciousness of the relationship God has cultivated between the two of you as He continues to knit your hearts together.”

Benton:

“Andy, repeat after me:”

“Katie, today I choose you as my wife”

“I give you myself”

“With no doubt or hesitation.”

“I promise to always care and support you”

“I promise to be honest and faithful”

“As God watches over us.”

“And with God’s help”

“I will be the man you need and want.”

“Katie repeat after me:

“Andy, today I choose you as my husband”

“I give you myself”

“With no doubt or hesitation.”

“I promise to always care and support you”

“I promise to be honest and faithful”

“As God watches over us.”

“And with God’s help”

“I will be the woman you need and want.”

Pronouncement

Benton:

“Those whom God hath joined together, let no one put asunder. Having vowed, in our presence, to be loving and loyal towards one another, it is my pleasure to pronounce you man and wife.”

“You may now kiss the bride.”

Recessional

Benton: “It is my honor to introduce Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sedlacek”




GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!