Today I officiated at a ceremony for a couple from Wapakoneta, Ohio who came in on one of the Carnival cruise-ships. It was a beautiful cool and sunny day and I enjoyed myself as much as these two enjoyed their time in Cayman.
This tropical outfit was crafted by J, it had a beaded hem, a gold cumberband and gold straps.
Special features included the Unity Sand Ceremony (what a great Memory Vase they found and brought from home !). This couple put a lot of time and thought into their ceremony and I thought I would share what they chose for their reading with you.
"Happiness is not something that just happens, it must be created. In the art of relationships, the little things are big things...it is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for granted: the courtsahip shouldn't end with the honeymoon, it should continue hrough all the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives: it is standing together to face the world. it is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. It is doing things for each other. not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow. It is finding room for things of the spirit. it is a common search for the good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, the dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal. it is not only in wanting the right partner, it is in being the right partner,"