Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Binder Divider #4: Ceremony

I think I posted previously about meeting with my Youth Pastor from when I was in Middle School. I have known him for 13 years so I thought it would be fitting to ask him to do our wedding ceremony for us. He has agreed, we are bringing him to ARUBA! We do have to do 5 premarital sessions with him to talk about our values (especially them being different, I was brought up a Christian, he is a Catholic Jew), Children, Money, Family, and Sex. Sounds crazy but I am so excited. My youth pastor and I are very close so I think this is going to be a great opportunity for Mr. C and I to grow as a couple and learn more about each other.

We have already decided that we are going to do a Christian ceremony with some Jewish traditions added in which my pastor has gracious been accepting of this.

Jewish Traditions
  • breaking of the class which symbolizes the memory of the destruction of the temple
  • bride walking around the husband seven times to signify the seven blessings
  • getting married under a Chuppah which is a symbol of the couples new home together
  • Reading of the 7 Blessings
  • Yichud which is when the bride and groom are escorted into a room and left alone for a few minutes to symbol their new married, living, together life.
  • ****Please don't take offense if I get something wrong!! I am doing my best to get it all right :)
Christian Traditions
  • Communion
  • Pronouncing Husband & Wife
  • Presenting the Couple
  • Cutting and Feeding Cake Symbolizing the covenant they have made to one another
  • Families seated on separate sides
  • Center Aisle
  • Seating of the Parents
  • Groom Enters first
  • Father escorts his daughter the bride
  • White Wedding Dress
  • Sand Ceremony - Unity Ceremony of course with Navy and Pink Sand
  • Bride on the left hand side
  • Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

Both Traditions
  • Exchanging of the rings
  • Veiling of the Bride
  • Reception (Ceremonial Meals)
It has been an extremely interesting and learning experience for me! Please share any tidbits I might be forgetting :)

Until next time....AmazingFabulousWedding@gmail.com


  1. Jasmine you are so sweet and I so hope so I have spent hours researching!

  2. That is so great..it will be so personal to have someone you have known for so long marry you! I am so excited my brother will be performing our ceremony!!

  3. I love that you're doing such a great combination. It's important that everyone feel included (especially at your own wedding) so I'm glad you've picked things for both faiths :)