Christi M ClinganView Ordination Certificate
Minister ID: 557165-293823
Minister ID: 557165-293823
Officiated by Christi M Clingan in Texas on October 25th, 2018.
"I drove two hours for the rehearsal the day before and then back afterward. Then, repeated the trip the following day for the Ceremony. The entire week it had been raining and continued till the following morning and the entire time I was praying for the bride and that the Lord would find in his great mercy to allow the sun to shine for the ceremony the following day. When I woke the next morning it was so gloomy. But just as I was approximately about 30 minutes away from the location, the clouds parted and this bright sun came out and shined till I was 20 minutes out from my home on my returned trip. The ground had mostly dried up and it was a BEAUTIFUL DAY for a Wedding. I was concerned at first when I arrive at the appointed time (30 minutes before) for the ceremony to begin and they were still getting ready. I assisted in distributing and getting the boutonnieres on the gentlemen in the wedding party. Then, at 5 minutes to go, that was completed to find one of the bridesmaids would need 15 minutes to finish with makeup as the last to get started out of 6 I believe, so we did start late, but it was still a moment to be a part of. I was nervous, and I believe that any mistakes made were absolutely not noticed as I was quick on my feet and verbal capabilities. I did ask several people that I noticed seated in the ceremony in varies locations if they could hear, see, feel the ceremony and all said it was a beautiful service."
Wedding Party Entrance: (Please Write out the order of your party.)
The Groom - Mother of the Groom
Brother of the Bride - Mother of the Bride
Groom's Brother - Groom's Sister
Carlos - Sarah
George - Amanda
Darren - Gloria
Justin (Best Man) - Belinda (Maid of Honor)
Officiant: (To The Guests) We ask that all cell phones be put away at this time and pictures will be made available.)(Requested by the Mother of the Bride.)
Officiant: (To the Guests) Please rise for the arrival of the Bride.)
Father of the Bride - Bride
(Bride hands bouquet to Maid of Honor)(Mother of Bride joins Father of the Bride and Bride in the Aisle)
Dearly Beloved and Honored Guests,
We are gathered together here to join Augustine Salazar and Jessica Hoyos in the union of marriage.
This contract is not to be entered into lightly but thoughtfully and seriously, and with a deep realization of its obligations and responsibilities. Please remember that love, loyalty, and understanding are the foundations of a happy and enduring home. Standing before God and in the presence of these witnesses do you wish to be married to each other?
Both: We do.
Will there be someone for the Bride exchange to the groom? YES
If so, will they walk you down the aisle? YES
Her Escort Name: Paul Hinojosa (Father of the Bride)
Officiant: Who gives this women to be this man's bride?
Bride's Parents: We Do
(Father of the Bride - Lift the veil, Kiss Bride cheek; Mother - Kiss Bride's cheek; Father of the Bride Shakes the Hand of the Groom; gives the Bride to the Groom)(Bride steps forward and joins the Groom.)(Parents are seated.)(Maid of Honor assist with Bride's train).
Officiant: (to the guest) Please Be seated.
Wedding Opener: Option G
Augustine and Jessica, today you are surrounded by your friends and family, all of whom have gathered here to witness your marriage and to share in the joy of this special occasion.
Today, as you join yourselves in marriage, there is a vast and unknown future stretching out before you. The possibilities and potentials of your married life are great, and now falls upon your shoulders the task of choosing your values and making real your dreams.
Through your commitment to each other, may you grow and nurture a love that makes both of you better people, a love that continues to give you great joy, and also a passion for living that provides you with energy and patience to face the responsibilities of life.
The First Reading: (This one is usually done by the officiant.) Option E
Augustine and Jessica, remember to treat yourselves and each other with respect and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Take responsibility for making the other feel safe, and give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness, and kindness that your connection deserves.
When frustration, difficulty, and fear confront your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at some time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not just the part that seems wrong.
In this way, you can survive the times when clouds drive across the face of the sun in your lives, remembering that, just because you may lose sight of it for a moment, does not mean the sun has gone away.
And, if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.
The Vow & Ring Exchange:
The Vows (Circle The Type: ECHO or "I DO" or RECITAL) Option L
Who will start the vows? Groom
Officiant: Please repeat after me.
I, (Groom/ Bride), take you (Bride/ Groom), to be my (wife/ husband), to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part.
The Exchanging Of The Rings
Before The Exchange Option C
You have for each other special rings – symbols that love is the most precious element in your life together. e ring has no beginning and no end, which symbolizes that the love between you will never cease. You place these rings upon each other's fingers as a visible sign of your vows this day, which will make you husband and wife.
Officiant: Ring Bearers please bring the rings (tied to two oversize silk sunflower with one for each ring)
Officiant: Please repeat after me:(Start with the Groom)
Exchange Of The Rings Option G
This ring is a token of my love. I marry you with this ring, with all that I have and all that I am.
Response To The Ring Exchange Option A
I will forever wear this ring as a sign of my commitment and the desire of my heart.
Ceremonial Traditions Option K
Blessing of Arras (coins)
Officiant: Please bring the Coins. - (The godparents give the arras to the groom)(Groom's Mother)
Officiant: (Place Officiant hands and both the Groom & Bride hands on the container) Bless and sanctify your children in your love. May these coins be a symbol of their mutual fidelity and help. Your word says that wealth is “the reward of humility and the fear of the Lord”. We pray that they never forget the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, who said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Help them use their resources in service to their family, the Church, and the community. This we pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Exchange of Arras (groom)(The groom gives the arras to the bride and says the following)
Jessica, Receive these arrases, a symbol of all my goods, and of my promise to honor God, and you, and our family with the fruits of my work.
Exchange of Arras (bride) (The bride gives the arras to the groom and says the following)
Augustine, I give you these goods as a symbol of my promise to honor God, and you, and our family with the fruits of our work.
(The box is given to the Best Man and returned to Groom's mother for safekeeping till after the ceremony.)
Declaration Of Marriage:
By the authority vested in me by American Marriage Ministries and the State of Texas I now pronounce you husband and wife! Augustine, you may kiss your Bride!
It is my pleasure to declare that you are now Mr. & Mrs. Augustine Salazar.
Instructions for Guest at the end of Ceremony:
The couple would like me to extend their Thank you for attending the ceremony. They request Immediate family and the Bridal party to please remain for pictures. All others may proceed to the Reception Venue.
Have a blessed day.