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The Wedding of Kaliegh Koo & Antonio Valencia

Officiated by Kevin Michael Gunnels in California on June 23rd, 2018.

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Kaliegh Koo And Antonio Valencia’s Wedding Wedding Ceremony Script

Antonio And Kaleigh

2018-06-23

Offering of the Bride:

Sir, I’ve never met a father who was willing to give up his daughter, so instead I ask, do we have your blessing for this marriage?

Invocation:

Ladies and gentlemen, friends, family, or how ever else you might answer the question “how do you know the bride and groom”. Whatever the answer, you are gathered here today to celebrate, support, and embrace the joining together of Antonio and Kaleigh in eternal matrimony.

Love is something that comes naturally to us. It is the good in life working its way out of the world and into our hearts and souls. Be it paternal love, family love, the love of a pet or even the platonic love of two friends, we all know the feeling. But there is something very special, different, magical even, about finding that one magical love; you know, “the one”. The most amazing thing about it is that you never know when and where “the one” could be. But when you find them, you know. There’s something about that person that just clicks in us and causes us to become who we truly were meant to be.

To speak more to the nature of love, KJ Koo, is going to share a reading with as all.

First Reading that Antonio Sent https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2771048-captain-corelli-s-mandolin

By KJ Koo Kaleigh’s Godson

Thank you KJ.

As that reading goes to say, there’s something that changes in us as we fall in love. It changes us.

This is why I offered my services to Antonio when I found out. For those of you who don’t know, I’ve worked with Antonio for the past 4 years. And something changed in him about 2 and a half years ago. If you haven’t realized what that is yet, it’s that he found “the one”. While I didn’t have the pleasure of seeing Kaleigh as much over these past two years, I’m sure that there’s not a single person here who didn’t see that same change in her. And we know that it’s because Antonio helped find something a little new in her.

Now we will have David Rampaul, Kaleigh’s cousin share another reading with us

Second Reading that Antonio will sent

https://www.hitched.com.au/wedding-planning/readings/extract-from-wild-awake_469.htm

By David Rampaul, Kaleigh’s Cousin

Thank you David.

So here we all are together, be us friends, family, coworkers, or staff at the venue, we are all here for one reason, to support these two as they transition, fill those gaps, those allies, with their combined roots to from two trees into one.

Vows/Declaration of Intent:

Each of you, surprisingly, have decided to write and share your own vows. It is with these words that you will express your love, and more importantly your promise to each other as you come together.

Kaleigh, when you are ready, you may begin.

**Wait for her**

Antonio, it’s now your turn, please begin

**Wait for him**

Thank you both for sharing your intimate words with us, but let you not forget the promises and words that you hared

Lasso Ceremony:

Kaleigh and Antonio have chosen to be “lasso’d”. Lassoing is a tradition among several cultures, including Mexican. It symbolizes the couple coming together in marriage for their entire lives. There mother’s are going to come up and tie them together.

**Wait for moms**

They will be tied together using a rope of Lei’s. The use of Lei’s also symbolizes the joining of their two cultures into one.The Lei’s will be placed around them in a figure eight which bears resemblance to the infinity symbol. And just like that symbol, their marriage and their love will go on forever.

LASSO

Ring Exchange:

Now we will leave them to be bound for the remainder of the ceremony.

The rings you are about to exchange are a lasting reminder of this day and these vows you just spoke and the unbreaking promises you’ve made with each other. When you look down at them, remember this moment and this promise.

Antonio, place the ring on Kaleigh's finger and repeat after me:

Just as this ring encircles your finger….

My love will encircle you and linger…

From this moment, until my last…

I will walk by your side and never past…

With this ring you are my one…

And with these rings we become one

Kaleigh, place the ring on Antonio’s finger and repeat after me:

Just as this ring encircles your finger….

My love will encircle you and linger…

From this moment, until my last…

I will walk by your side and never past…

With this ring you are my one…

And with this ring we become one

Pronouncement:

By the power vested in my by the State of California, it is my pleasure to pronounce you husband and wife. Antonio, you may kiss your bride.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends, Family, and all, it is with great honor that I introduce to you, for the first time, Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Valencia.

Then Mom’s come up and untie them

After the Party, I announce:

The wedding party will be stepping back stage for a few minutes to take care of some paperwork. When they are finished, we will meet up right here to take a big group photo as well as family photos. Please move quickly to the bar, the corner by the photo booth or the entrance so that we can get these chairs out of the way. Once done well be back here for the group photos so don’t go too far. If you’re family please stick extra close for the follow up photos.




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