Thanks to this couple from Greenfield, Indiana for sending me some pictures of their Wedding Blessing held in Grand Cayman last week. I am always happy to feature your wedding on this blog, and if I don't have the pictures, and you send me some, then I really appreciate it.
I like this shot with the cruise-ships lined up in George Town harbour
This couple have been married for 9 months and took the opportunity of their recent cruise, accompanied by family members, to have a Wedding Blessing Ceremony here in Grand Cayman.
I will do a Wedding Blessing Ceremony for couples who have been married two years or less, if married longer then I usually do a Wedding Vow Renewal ceremony.
A Wedding Blessing Ceremony has virtually the same structure as a wedding ceremony, including readings, and a blessing if you would like one. Some couples chose non-traditional blessings suck as the Cherokee Wedding Blessing, or the Apache Wedding Blessing while some couples just ask for a prayer.
The bride's daughter is wearing a pendant and chain which her new step-father presented to her during a special part of the ceremony.
One of the things I enjoy about my practice as a Civil Registrar of Marriages is the opportunity to be creative, and to allow couples to personalize their wedding, wedding blessing or vow renewal in ways that reflect what is important to them. In this ceremony, the Groom also made certain promises to the Bride's daughter, including her in their special day and setting the tone for the creation of this new family. This little girl is likely to carry a very happy memory of this day into her own life, and her future relationships.
Posing with the whole group
It is becoming very popular to make your cruise wedding, wedding blessing or vow renewal a family affair by including family members who can share in the fun, and also sign as witnesses.
Both a Wedding Blessing and a Vow Renewal include a decorative certificate we give to you as a souvenir. However, since this is not a legal certificate, a child can sign as a witness.
Grand Cayman is a popular stop for cruise-ships in the Western Caribbean. As one of the easiest ports to be married in (you can be married the same day you arrive) it is becoming very popular for cruise-ship weddings on our beautiful beaches.
My family has been officiating weddings in Cayman for more than 26 years, both my mother and father are Marriage Officers. Simply Weddings, is an independent Caymanian owned and operated company specializing in cruise, stayover and resident weddings in the Cayman Islands. We are a member of the Association for Wedding Professionals International and we work to their Code of Ethics. Please contact us on our Facebook pages, " Grand Cayman Beach Weddings" or "Simply Weddings - Grand Cayman Wedding Celebrants and Planners" or see our Grand Cayman Wedding Packages here
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