Brian David SylviaView Ordination Certificate
Minister ID: 660323
Minister ID: 660323
Always & Barrera
Officiated by Brian David Sylvia at Wedgewood Weddings - Fallbrook in Fallbrook, California on January 10th, 2020.
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[BRIAN REMEMBERS TO SMILE]
BRIAN: Welcome, everyone, to the wedding of Oscar Barrera and Jade Martinez. I’m sure every one of us is happy to be here celebrating this joyous occasion. The Bride and Groom kindly request that you be discreet in taking pictures or videos, and also, set all electronic devices to silent. For this ceremony we invite you to be present and mindful of the love we are all here to witness today. With that, we are ready to begin.
[WEDDING PARTY ENTERS AND TAKES PLACES(MARKS)]
[CHRISTIAN TAKE RINGS FROM RING BEARER (JOAQUIN)]
[JADE ENTERS AND PAUSES BEFORE TAKING HER FINAL MARK]
BRIAN: Please stand for the Bride
[OSCAR STEPS FORWARD / ACKNOWLEDGES BRIDE AND MARIO]
BRIAN: Mario, today Friday January tenth two thousand twenty, I ask, do you give your blessing and support for Jade, in marriage to Oscar?
MARIO: As her Father, I do.
[OSCAR SHAKES HAND / HUGS MARIO]
[OSCAR TAKES JADE’S HAND AND LEADS TO THEIR FINAL MARKS]
BRIAN: You may sit.
BRIAN: Welcome to the Family and Friends who have traveled near and far to be here today, for the Wedding of Oscar Barrera and Jade Martinez. Some of us have known these two since birth,
some as childhood friends, a few of us met Oscar and Jade in the beginning stages of their relationship, so full of newness and excitement, and finally some of us know them as the beautiful couple that we see standing before us.
But, regardless of how Jade and Oscar came into our lives, we are all honored to be here for this most sacred moment in their relationship. And, I know that your presence today means the world to this couple.
My name is Brian, and for those of you who don’t know, I am Jade’s Brother-in-law. I am married to her sister, The Illustrious Jacqui Julez.
And, before that, I was best-friends and roommates with Jade’s cousin, Pietro. So I guess you can say I’m here because I am uniquely qualified to translate that certain Martinez ‘je ne sais quoi’.
But, I’m not just standing here because of my love for my baby sister,
I’m humbled to be here because Oscar is an intelligent young man who I truly admire and respect. He’s the kind of man you welcome with open arms, as a brother. And I feel privileged to witness Oscar’s love and commitment to Jade, which only serves to strengthen the bonds of our family.
BRIAN: After all, family is why we are here this evening, A wedding is a celebration of family. The merging of two families, separate up to this moment, but united from this day forward. And also, the creation of a new family; the one Oscar and Jade will now find in each other.
To the Mothers of the Bride and groom: It may feel like only yesterday, that these two, your babies, were born new into this world, in them you saw infinite potential and in them you placed great hope. With you, they uttered their first words. With you, they took their first steps.
You guided them and nurtured them, educated them and loved them. Thank you for your unconditional support, for your unyielding strength in times of hardship, for the selfless sacrifices you have made for both Oscar and Jade, and for always providing wisdom and counsel. You gave them all you had to give, so they would grow up strong and independent, and capable of great love, which they do share here today. Without you, this union would not be possible.
Oscar and Jade would like to present you with flowers, as a symbol of their eternal gratitude for the years of your motherly dedication, which has now manifested into the perfection you see before you; A Daughter ready to become a Wife, and a Son ready to be a Husband.
[MARTHA AND OLGA RISE AND APPROACH STAGE]
[OSCAR AND JADE PRESENT MOTHERS WITH FLOWERS]
[HUG AND KISS]
[OSCAR AND JADE RETURN TO MARKS]
[*WATCH JADES DRESS*]
[MARTHA AND OLGA RETURN TO SEATS]
BRIAN: In fact, the Bride and Groom wish to honor each of you here today, who has played a role in making them who they are, and who they will grow to be as a family. Over the years you have shared much which has enriched the lives of this couple; the relationships built, and lessons learned from you all, will no doubt serve as both comfort and inspiration to Jade and Oscar as they begin their new life together.
Although today is the deepest and most sacred moment these two have shared together, their commitment to each other did not start here.
Like two celestial bodies seemingly adrift in the universe, their destinies have always been intertwined.
They met by chance, Jade needed a place to sit on the bus, and Oscar happily obliged. I’ve heard stories of a young Oscar, and I’m convinced that this is the sole reason he put to rest his ongoing plot to escape from any school which attempted to contain him.
I know this because Oscar told me that from the moment he saw Jade, he knew that was it, that was the girl for him, and no one or nothing else mattered.
So, they became bus-buddies, and for a period of time, their destinies danced about in orbit, not yet ready to collide.
Time passed, and Oscar and Jade grew, in both mind and in spirit, not to dissimilar from the people who are standing before you today, but not yet the people they would become through the strength of each other’s love.
It was the pull of that inevitable love that put their destinies on a path to become one.
When Jade and Oscar reconnected as adults, for Jade, this time is was different. It was the way he made her laugh, and the calm confidence he possessed that captivated her.
The decision for her to commit to Oscar was instant and unwavering.
Which - if any of you have ever been to a restaurant with Jade, you will know that no decision she makes has ever been instant or unwavering.
For Oscar, the decision to support Jade in whatever she did was always a given. This man has followed Jade half way around the planet, not once, not twice, but three times! He has shown time, and time again, just how much Jade means to him, and how far he is willing to go, to see her happy.
Jade and Oscar have accomplished so much together in such a short amount of time. They’ve graduated college together, they’ve traveled the world, and they’ve worked together, in a foreign country, away from friends and family, with only each other to depend on. They’ve acquired wisdom beyond their years, and they’ve shared in life’s tragedies and triumphs. The entire time, they have faced every obstacle together, and overcame every difficulty as one.
And now, they’ve come home. Their destinies firmly united. Ready to stand before God, their families, and friends; pledging their love and their hearts to one another forever.
As your brother, I want to remind you that marriage is not to think alike, but to think together. You must lean on each other’s strengths, and forgive each other’s weaknesses. Live your life with the understanding that the happiness of your spouse is essential to your own. And most important, always inspire each other to give and do your best every day.
Yes, marriage is commitment, it is sacrifice, it is a sacred bond, it’s all of these deep and meaningful ideas. But it’s also the small things like a kind word of comfort, or the laughter that lightens the day. And as you grow together you’ll begin to learn that it’s these small moments and interactions that become the foundation of your love.
It’s the type of love that only two people can create together, and it is stronger than any two individuals could ever be apart. This is the love we are here today to witness today, the love shared by Oscar and Jade.
EXCHANGE OF VOWS
BRIAN: The Bride, and Groom have chosen to write their own vows. Oscar, we can begin with you, whenever you are ready.
[OSCAR TURNS TO JADE]
OSCAR: You captivated me over years when you first walked into my life. You were then and still are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. Nothing has ever made me as happy as you do every single day. I never thought that one day it would have been possible for me to love someone as much as I love you. You are my better half and possess all the qualities I wish I had and that balances me and makes me a better person.You love so much you care for everyone around you and no matter how tiring or stressful the day maybe you always take care of me be it sitting down for a meal, telling me words of encouragement that I may need to hear, or just tell me how much you love me. I know I act silly a lot but it’s only because I would do anything in the world to hear you laugh and see you smile because that’s what brings me true happiness. Your passion for life brings out the best in me and pushes me to do the things I have inside of me but would never have done without you. Traveling the world with you were some of the best days and adventures of my life no matter how hard they could be away from our families for so long I never felt alone and I always felt safe because I had you as my life partner beside me every step of the way it doesn’t matter where we are in the world because my home is with you.
BRIAN: Oscar, do you take Jade to be your lawfully wedded wife? Do you promise to encourage her, inspire her, laugh with her, and comfort her
in times of joy and in times of sorrow?
BRIAN: Do you promise to always speak truthfully, to love Jade purely and with all of your heart, and to cherish and honor her, for as long as you both shall live?
OSCAR: I do.
BRIAN: Jade will you now please read what you have written for Oscar?
[JADE TURNS TO OSCAR]
JADE: Oscar, you are my heart, my love, and my best friend. My world is balanced because of you, you keep me laughing throughout the day and you always know what to say when I’m feeling overwhelmed (which is pretty frequent). I get giddy when I know you’re near and feel disturbingly incomplete when we are apart. Being with you allowed me to find myself and learn to love myself the way you love me. We are here today because I can’t imagine my life without you. You’re the person I want to wake up beside every morning, the person I’m meant to grow old with, to start a family with, and to forever cherish. I promise to listen to you when you talk about random science facts, to watch all the Star Wars movies (I’ll do my best to limit my questions but no guarantees), I do promise to help you face any challenge and share in your happiness, and finally I promise to remain you’re #1 cheerleader to support your goals and dreams (no matter what country it may lead us to).Oscar you are my soulmate and with you by my side I’m ready to spend the rest of our lives together. I love you now, always and forever.
BRIAN: Jade, do you take Oscar to be your lawfully wedded Husband? Do you promise to encourage him, inspire him, laugh with him, and comfort him in times of joy and in times of sorrow?
JADE: I do.
BRIAN: Do you promise to always speak truthfully, to love Oscar purely and with all of your heart, and to cherish and honor him, for as long as you both shall live?
JADE: I do.
EXCHANGE OF RINGS
BRIAN: Oscar and Jade, the time has come for you to exchange rings. The ancients believed placing the ring on the forth finger of the left hand created a direct connection to the heart. Forged in gold, to evoke the un-tarnishable nature of true love. Fashioned without a beginning or end –
just as a circle can begin anew at any point – so too can marriage always be renewed. It is the wedding ring which seals the vows of marriage and represents the promise of everlasting love which Oscar and Jade have made to each other today. Forevermore, their lives will be joined in one unbroken circle, and these rings are a symbol of their sacred bond.
[CHRISTIAN PROVIDES OSCAR WITH THE RING]
BRIAN: As you, Oscar, place this ring on Jade’s finger, please repeat after me
[OSCAR HOLDS RING IN PLACE ON JADE’S FINGER AND REPEATS]
BRIAN: With this ring, I thee wed.
OSCAR: With this ring, I thee wed.
BRIAN: Wear it as a pledge of my love, and a symbol of all that we share.
OSCAR: Wear it as a pledge of my love, and a symbol of all that we share.
[BEST MAN PROVIDES JADE WITH THE RING]
BRIAN: Now, Jade, as you place this ring on Oscar’s finger, please repeat after me
[JADE HOLDS RING IN PLACE ON OSCAR’S FINGER AND REPEATS]
BRIAN: With this ring, I thee wed.
JADE: With this ring, I thee wed.
BRIAN: Wear it as a pledge of my love, and a symbol of all that we share.
JADE: Wear it as a pledge of my love, and a symbol of all that we share.
[BRIDE AND GROOM TURN BACK TO FACE THE GUESTS]
BRIAN: Oscar and Jade, your friends and family, all of us here, rejoice in your happiness and we know that this day marks only one of many special moments you will share in the days and years ahead. May you not only express and accept affection between yourselves, but also reach out with love to all people. We pray that the inspiration of this hour will forever be remembered, and that you continue to love and cherish one another always and Barrera.
BRIAN: And now, by the authority vested in me by American Marriage Ministries and the State of California, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife. - Oscar, you may kiss your Bride!
[BRIAN STEPS TO THE SIDE]
[OSCAR AND JADE KISS]
[BRIAN STEPS BACK IN]
PRESENTATION / INTRODUCTION
BRIAN: Loved ones, at the conclusion of this ceremony I’d like to ask that immediate family stay behind for photos, in the mean-time everyone is welcome to enjoy the lovely cocktail hour, as you exit here to the left (my right). The Bride and Groom will be joining us shortly for the reception.
BRIAN: And finally, family and friends please stand with me now, as it is my distinct honor and pleasure to introduce to you, for the very first time, Mr. and Mrs. Barrera!
[OSCAR AND JADE EXIT AND CLEAR ENTIRE ‘RUNWAY’]
[BRIDAL PARTY EXITS IN PAIRS]
[BRIAN CONGRATULATES PARENTS OF NEWLYWEDS]
[PARENTS OF NEWLYWEDS EXIT]
Witness One: Witness Two: