For me, the wedding process was a long and rough one, until I found Alan. We originally planned the typical ceremony/hall combo wedding, but after many obstacles we went in another direction. My dream wedding was always a beach ceremony with a backyard reception, and when I found the Great Officiant website that dream began to come true. They offered a full beach wedding set up and take down for an amazingly affordable price. Also, they took care of all the necessary permits, which was a huge stress relief! The day of the ceremony, Alan brought multiple shirts and offered to change if I wanted him to, but his red shirt matched perfectly with our wedding colors. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful! Alan kept the ceremony romantic and fun. The symbolism and romantic words he used to describe our love story was perfect. Many of my guests loved the fact that ceremony was not traditional or boring. The two words they used to describe my wedding was beautiful and memorable, which is exactly how I dreamed my would be. I would highly recommend Great Officiants, especially if you’re having a beach ceremony. They make wedding beautiful, wonderful, and as stress-free as possible 🙂
Stephanie and Robert got married at my secret beach spot in Long Beach. There’s about 20 of their friends and families there they exchange their vows and the sand ceremony and at the end their 3 kids joined them for a group hug.
Their baby was so cute wearing a tux shirt.
Srdjan sent me some more pictured from the Star Wars wedding
I got to do my first Star Wars themed wedding. They asked me to dress up and prepare a Star Wars inspired ceremony for them. I borrowed a Jedi costume and Rocked the wedding on the beach.
For fun at the beginning of the ceremony I introduced myself as Jedi Bob. It got a few chuckles.
Here is a cool Picture from the photographer Srdjan. This is his blog http://blog.aandmphoto.com/
Check out the full ceremony below the picture.
Welcome my brother and sister Jedi! Today we have a great honor to celebrate the coming together of Justin and Jessica bond with one another was forged through the force and strengthened by it so that their efforts together could be stronger than the efforts of any two other Jedi.
This relationship began long time ago in a galaxy far far away.
If any imperial scum can think of a feeble reason why these two powerful warriors should not be joined, speak now and be summarily executed.
We are assembled here today in the presence of love but also the Dark Side.
Today we join Justin and Jessica in galactic marriage, which is honored by the Jedi Council, regulated by decrees, sanctioned by the Imperial Senate, and to be held in honor among all members of the Empire. Let us therefore judiciously remember that the Jedi has established and ordained marriage, for the extending of its force and the crushing of its enemies. Yoda has asserted that a husband shall forsake his forebears (or eliminate them completely) and cleave unto his wife. Those who enter into this agreement to cherish a mutual esteem and love, to bear each other’s infirmities and weaknesses (unless doing so results in defeat); to comfort each other in sickness, trouble, sorrow, and galactic rebellion; in honesty and industry provide for each other; to encourage each other in things which pertain to the force; and to live together as heirs to the full domination of the galaxy against the imperial troops. But your love will defeat the empire and return it to the Jedi
My Queen, may the Force be with us as we travel through the galaxy of life. I pledge to never turn to the Dark Side but stand forever in the illumination of our love. I vow to fight the Evil Emperor and I invite you take your place at my side as we rule the galaxy. Together we can withstand anything, even the Death Star, Jabba the Hut and Darth Vader. Come with me and we will make this world and the others around it ours. I’ll take part in any rebellion you want and pledge my life and love to you, Princess. Take my hand and stand with me for light and justice throughout our lives.
My Jedi, my love, I take your hand and accept your pledge. May the force be strong with us all the days of our lives. There is good in you, I sense it. Remain a Jedi and I will stand by you. No matter what world we crash land on, I know that you will take good care of us. No matter what happened in the past, I know you are brave, intelligent and I love you. Together we can stand against injustice wherever we find it and bring freedom to our world.
I pledge to you my love and my companionship as long as I live.
Exchanging of the Rings
Master Yoda, invest these rings with your power which you have set apart to be visible signs of the inward and powerful bond which unites their hearts. As they give and receive these rings, may they testify to the galaxy of the covenant made between them here.
I give you this Jedi symbol of love. To have and to hold in sickness and health to obtain the riches of the galaxy . By the joining of the two rings together we can defeat all our challenges and the empire together.
Search your feelings; you know it to be true. You are entering into an accord as life partners to avoid the Dark Side of the force. The quality of your marriage will reflect what you put into nurturing this relationship and how loyal you are to each other and to the force. You have the opportunity to go forward from this day to create a faithful, kind, tender, strict, and loving relationship. The galaxy gives you its full blessing today. It is up to you to keep the force flowing each and every day of your lives together. We command for you the wisdom, compassion, and constancy to create a peaceful sanctuary in which you can both grow in love.
By the power vested in my by the Jedi council I now pronounce you Husband and wife