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What I Learned From the Officiant's Address

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

"The deepest beauty of the vows does not come in this moment, when nobody would doubt that you two love each other.

The ultimate beauty of these vows come from the remainder of your lives as you demonstrate that even when you are down on yourself your mate will be affirming you and showing you unconditional love."

When planning my wedding ceremony, I Googled what it should look like, what parts should be in it.

The Procession. Opening remarks. The Officiant's Address. Exchange of Vows. Ring Exchange. Pronouncement of Marriage. The Kiss. Closing Remarks. The Recessional.

You know, the whole nine.

The one thing that I learned from the wedding ceremony came from the Officiant's Address.

It packed so much punch, but I never got the full understanding until I was in the trenches in my marriage.

I had the most beautiful wedding day.

Nothing had gone wrong.

Besides two of my bridesmaid's cars getting stolen.

But besides that , it was the most magical day of my life.

There was so much said at the ceremony; I tried to take it all in, but was too much.

Thank God I invested in getting our wedding day recorded.

So now I can watch it as many times as I like.

Reviewing the tape, there are 5 things that I have learned from our officiant's address that I didn't understand at the time, but have gained insight throughout the 4 years of being married that I would like to share with you.