Our service in the local Jacksonville, FL area is proud to offer gay, lesbian commitment ceremonies. Same sex, often called Alternative Lifestyle, civil unions follow nearly the same format as a wedding ceremony, however, know that our chosen words can be whatever you wish them to be. You are only limited by your imagination.
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Commitment ceremonies are performed using the same format as a wedding with some minor variations. For example, both participants may be given away so in that section, we simply repeat the “Who brings this woman/man to join in this union?” for both parties.
The customized section where I tell a little story of you is approached in the same manner as any other ceremony I write. It’s all about you, capturing your unique spirit as a couple and translating that into something that makes sense to include in your wedding. See some examples below:
Sample 1: “It was fortune at its best moment reaching into your lives lived in the splendor of South Florida, for amid the palm trees and sand, the wet heat in the air like a great passion rising up, undeniable, unquenchable, Brittany and Kelly fell head over heels in love.Lovestruck virtually from the moment her cousin insisted they meet. It mattered little that Kelly’s vocation meant moving to a new city. Their love couldn’t be denied. They REFUSED to be denied. That this moment was set in motion long ago leading us to today is a dim reminder that love clings to no rules. It is as mercurial as the water that laps against the shore.”
Sample 2: “Who could’ve imagined that this man so sturdy and stoic would’ve been so captivated by this man (I gesture to each man I am referring to,) gregarious, bubbly and possessing a wide-eyed wonder for the world. From the moment you met on the sweetest of days, Valentine’s Day, it was meant for this moment to arrive. That John’s life-embracing, take no prisoners approach would mean she saw something so special, so bright, so fundamentally touching in Austin, that he would reach out to him with both arms, and into them he would come.”
Sample 3: “We have come here together for Ellen and Lorraine’s vow renewal ceremony to perform a renaissance of their union as they renew their marriage vows. In these uncertain times, their love for each other is a constant reminder that commitment and devotion are truly everlasting themes. Called forth from a wellspring deep within, they have surely weathered the storms of time and tide bringing both tears and laughter into their lives. By having the courage to share their lives openly, they inspire each other, their families and all who’s lives they touch.”