Captain Richard "Rick" Garcia
Ordained Reverend
by
Gods Living Words Ministries
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My Dialog for a Christian Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Prayer
Our heavenly father, whose presence is the source of all happiness, you created earth and heaven, you created man and then
gave him a woman so that he would not be alone. We pray that you will be present to grant your blessing on this man and this
woman.

May they be truly joined in holy marriage according to your covenant. We believe that it was your will that brought them together.
Grant them the frame of heart to enter this new relationship. Equip them with your grace, so they can enjoy the comforts, cares,
trials, and duties of life together in a way that honors your name.

Please guide and protect them from this day forward, this we pray in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Scripture
When asked about Marriage, Jesus Answered:

“From the beginning, the Creator made male and female. This is the reason a man is to leave his father and mother and be united
to his wife, and the two become one flesh. They are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one
separate.”
Matthew Chapter 19 Verses 4-6

Scripture
Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable
or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things.
First Corinthians Chapter 13 Verses 4-7

Opening Sermon
Love is a miraculous gift and a wedding is a celebration of that gift. We are gathered here today to celebrate because ADAM and
EVE have found this precious gift. They ask for our blessings as they exchange the vows that will forever unite them as
husband and wife.

ADAM and EVE, Today you embark on a voyage that will last a lifetime. The vessel that carries you on this voyage is called
marriage. You now stand at the helm, ahead of you, lies, the vast ocean of life.

Today you may joyfully look forward to calm seas and clear sunny skies. But you must be prepared. You will encounter stormy
weather and it will require devotion, commitment, and sacrifice from both of you in order to keep your Marriage afloat.

Through out your voyage you will stop at many ports and you may even take on small passengers.  Together you will learn and
experience many wonderful things. You will share everything and hide nothing from each other. You will see each other naked in
the sunlight and not be ashamed. You will sleep together in the Moonlight, bond and become one flesh. You will come to know
and touch each other intimately and passionately.  You will become each other’s best and most trusted friend.

But beware, so many others have embarked on this same voyage and have allowed their vessel to take on water and they have
sunk into the deep sea of failure.

ADAM and EVE, you must not be frightened by the high waves of insecurity, you must not succumb to the mermaids of
temptation, and you must not be terrified by the great sea monsters that will emerge from the depths of your weaknesses.

What you must do, is trust each other, comfort each other, and strengthen each other. You must love each other totally and
completely. It will be your unconditional love for each other and your faith in God that will keep your marriage a float.

ADAM and EVE, Are you Ready to embark on your voyage?  


Consent to be Married
ADAM, do you take this woman to be your wife, to live together in holy matrimony, to love her, to honor her, to comfort her, and
to keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?"  

EVE, do you take this man to be your husband, to live together in holy matrimony, to love him, to honor him, to comfort him, and
to keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?"  


Humble and Submit
ADAM and EVE, You have come here today to show the whole world that you are in love, that you are devoted to each other and
that you want to be together for the rest of your lives.

You will now publicly declare your love and devotion by humbling and submitting yourselves to each other.

ADAM, Humble yourself to the woman you love, and repeat these words.

"I, ADAM open my heart and humble myself to you
I take you EVE, to be my wife,
to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish, for the rest of my life”

EVE, Submit yourself to the man you love, and repeat these words.

"I, EVE, open my heart and submit myself to you
I take you ADAM, to be my husband,
to have and to hold from this day forward,
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish, for the rest of my life”
ADAM and EVE You now stand together as one!


Exchange of Rings
May we have the rings please?
Please repeat after me (Groom first)

“I give you this ring, as a token and pledge,
of my devotion and unconditional love for you.”
(Repeat the same for the Bride).


Pronouncement
ADAM and EVE Please join hands
May your love always be as constant as the never-ending waves, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea.  Just as there will
never be a morning without the ocean’s flow, may there never be a day without your love for each other.

By virtue of the authority vested in me as a Minister in the Christian Church, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

You may now kiss your bride.
OPTIONAL BLENDED FAMILY CEREMONY  (Add $25 service fee)

    Ladies and Gentlemen, today we celebrate not only the making of a new marriage but also the making of a new family.

    ADAM and EVE, you are both bringing your children into this marriage to form what is a called a Blended Family. At this
    time we invite your children to step forward.

    Do you now accept the honor and responsibility of becoming a member of this new family?

    You will now receive a special gift to welcome you into a new home and to commemorate the making of this new family.

    (Parents give each child a Ring, Bracelet, or Necklace. The Children then return to their seats.)
OPTIONAL SAND CEREMONY (Add $25 service fee)

    have chosen to blend sand .

    Bring the sands of unity forward please.

    These separate containers of sand represent each of you as an individual person. The sand represents all that you were,
    all that you are, and all that you will be. Each particle symbolizes your unique Character, Beauty and Strength.

    The sand I pour first, represents your foundation of Trust, Unconditional Love for each other, and your Faith in God.

    Now, if you will, both of you blend your sands together

    This symbolizes the blending of your two hearts and two lives into one.  

    Look into each other’s eyes and repeat after me

    "My body and heart are like these grains of sand, Blending and Bonding with you forever. I am yours, You are mine, Like
    the sand, Like the wind, We are one."

    Just as these grains of sand are blended, and can never be separated, so may your lives be blended together and never be
    separated.
Oh Happy Day
- Elvis Live
How Great Thou
- Elvis Live

Dialog for Marriage Renewal Ceremony

Love is a miraculous gift and a Marriage is a Testimony of that gift.

Adam and Eve, you have embarked on a voyage that has lasted over 20 years.  Your Marriage was the vessel that carried you on
that voyage. You stood together at the helm, and navigated through the vast ocean of life.

For
20 years, you have sailed through the waters of Good Life. Together you ventured through some calm seas and clear sunny
skies. And when you encountered stormy weather, it was your devotion, commitment, and sacrifice that kept your Marriage
afloat.

Through out your voyage you stopped at many ports and took on small passengers and they are all here today. You’re Children,
Grand Children, and Family are present today to honor you and to celebrate with you.

You shared everything and hid nothing from each other. You saw each other naked in the sunlight and were not ashamed. You
slept together under the moonlight, bonded and became on flesh. You came to know and touch each other intimately and
passionately. You became each other’s best and most trusted friend.

And even though at times you may have allowed your vessel to take on water, you did not sink into the deep sea of failure. You
did not run aground with complacency, you did not abandon Ship, you stayed together, you worked together, and together you
weathered out the storms and learned how to dance in the rain.

Adam and Eve, as you continue your voyage together, you must not be frightened by the high waves of insecurity, you must not
succumb to the mermaids of temptation, and you must not be terrified by the great sea monsters that will emerge from the
depths of your weaknesses.

What you must do is CONTINUE to trust each other, comfort each other, and strengthen each other. You must CONTINUE to
love each other totally and completely. It has been your unconditional love for each other and your faith in God that has kept
your marriage a float.

Adam and Eve, I now ask,
Are you ready to continue your voyage?  

Consent to be married
ADAM, do you again take this woman to be your wife, to live together as husband and wife, to love her, to honor her, to comfort
her, and to keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?"  

EVE, do you again take this man to be your husband, to live together as husband and wife, to love him, to honor him, to comfort
him, and to keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, for as long as you both shall live?"  

Humble and Submit
Adam and Eve, You have come here today to express that you are in love, that you are devoted to each other and that you want
to continue to spend the rest of your lives together.

You will now publicly confirm your love and devotion by humbling and submitting yourselves to each other.

ADAM, Humble yourself to the woman you love,
And reaffirm your vows

"I, ADAM open my heart and humble myself to you,
"I, take you EVE, to be my wife,
To have and to hold from this day forward,
For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
In sickness and in health,
To love and to cherish, for the rest of my life”

EVE, Submit yourself to the man you love,
And reaffirm your vows

"I, EVE, open my heart and submit myself to you,
"I, take you ADAM, to be my husband,
To have and to hold from this day forward,
For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
In sickness and in health,
To love and to cherish, for the rest of my life”
Adam and Eve, You now stand together as one!

Exchange of Rings

“May we have the rings please?”
"Please repeat after me (Groom first)
“I give you this ring, as a token and pledge,
Of my devotion and unconditional love for you.”
(Repeat the same for the Bride).

Pronouncement

Adam and Eve, “Please join hands”
May your love always be as constant as the never-ending waves, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea?
Just as there will never be a morning without the ocean’s flow, may there never be a day without your love for each other.

"By virtue of the authority vested in me as a Minister in the Christian Church, and as a Captain in the United States Maritime
Service, I now order you to continue your voyage as husband and wife."

"You may now kiss."
Congratulations on your engagement and intentions to marry. I would like to take this opportunity to explain
the guidelines and options that are available to you should you choose to have me perform your marriage
ceremony.

I would first like to declare my faith and belief in Jesus Christ as my Personal Lord and Savior. I believe that
marriage is a sacred institution created by God and is the most bonding relationship for man and woman as
stated by Jesus in the Book of Matthew Chapter 19.

As a Christian Minister, I perform a spiritual and passionate wedding ceremony with traditional Christian vows.
The dialog I use is listed below. The duration of my basic ceremony is about 15 minutes. If you are not a God
believing person, and you would like to know more about the Love of Jesus Christ, I would be happy to pray
with you as you invite him into your Heart to be your Lord and Savior.

These Wedding Ceremonies are simple and short, and do not require a rehearsal. However, should you desire
to have a rehearsal, we can schedule a special 2 hour Rehearsal on the Thursday evening prior to your
Wedding. There is a $50 fee for the Rehearsal.


Good Luck to you,
and remember,
Eat, Drink, and Get Married!

God Bless You

-Captain Rick Garcia
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