Nancy and Jeremy were married in a simple Civil Ceremony in Houston, Texas, where they exchanged vows and their own private promises to each other. The promises were kept secret from each other until the ceremony. It was very heartfelt and memorable moment. We wish Nancy and Jeremy every happiness on their journey.
Broom Jumping has become one of the most popular African traditions at weddings – traditional and African-centered. According to Harriette Cole in her book, “Jumping the Broom.” The ritual itself was created by our ancestors during slavery.
Because slaves could not legally marry, they created their own rituals to honor their unions. Some say broom jumping comes from an African tribal marriage ritual of placing sticks on the ground representing the couple’s new home.
The jumping of the broom is a symbol of sweeping away of the old and welcoming the new, or a symbol of a new beginning.
Today the ceremony can be performed at the wedding after the minister pronounces the couple man and wife or at the reception just after the bridal party enters the reception
“Tradition says that whoever jumps the highest will make the decisions in the family,” “If one doesn’t jump, the other wears the pants.” The entire ceremony, often accompanied by the music of African drums and other percussion instruments, lasts about 20 minutes.
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Mariana and Tyrone chose the Unity Cross Ceremony to demonstrate how they envision their married life. Choosing this ceremony really takes us back to what marriage is all about. It’s not just the Wedding, its the Marriage. It’s not just the Destination, It’s the Journey1 Thanks to Mariana and Tyrone for sharing their love and their lives! Thankyou Tyrone for your service to the USA. May both your lives be long and prosperous
The Unity Cross (patent pending) is a multi-piece sculpture that is assembled during the Unity Service of your Wedding Ceremony representing how the -Two become One.
The Groom places the outer Cross in the beautiful wood base as the Minister explains how God created man- Bold, Strong, the Defender of the Family yet how he is empty and incomplete without the woman.
The Bride then places the more delicate cross inside of the Grooms cross as the Minister explains how God created Woman- Delicate, multi-faceted, taking care of all of the little things that completes the man, and the -Two become One.
The Bride and Groom then use the 3 golden pegs to lock the union(cross) together in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit .
Then the Unity Cross is taken home and displayed as a Daily Reminder of your Wedding Day and the Covenant that you both have made. The Unity Cross is the newest and most unique idea for your wedding ceremony that will truly last a lifetime.
The Unity Cross is hand crafted of Wood and Stone Resin; it stands 14 inches tall and comes with a brushed Brass plate for engraving. There is also a hidden drawer in the base with a scroll of scriptures for your wedding. It is a wonderful and lasting image of your commitment to your Unity.
PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS FOR THE CREATION AND SHIPPING OF YOUR UNITY CROSS
The memory of your Wedding Day is what will help to sustain you on your Journey through life together. Whether you are planning a small, quick ceremony and plan to redo your vows in a BIG way later on , an elaborate wedding in a chapel or other venue or you are looking for a tasteful, but affordable wedding ceremony/reception for close family and friends, we can help. Our process is simple, but reflective of the seriousness of the step you are about to take. After all, this is the most important component of your wedding! All you need to do is;
• Simply give us a call to discuss your plans • Save the Date and Time for your Wedding, • Review and Sign the Officiant Agreement. We will then get to work scripting your love story and/or vows for your approval! Still Moment prides itself on Results! The definition of Ministry, is “to meet the individuals at their point of need.” This is what we will do for your wedding.
However, don’t just take our word for it. Still Moment was the Top Reviewed for 2010 and 2011 on WedPlan and will probably exceed that in 2012. Google Still Moment and check us out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/stillmomentministry and see what very satisfied couples have said about our Prompt and Reliable and Caring service. Every review has been 5 stars and we intend to exceed your expectations if you give us the opportunity and the honor of being a part of your day.
Still Moment is also available for all life’s special moments such as: Wedding/Commitment Ceremonies,Vow Renewals, Birthday Celebrations, Memorial Services, Baby Dedications, House Blessings, Funerals
Minister Pat Blissett Officiant / Minister / Life Celebrant A Wedding and Family Ministry Available for all of Life’s Special Moments Bi-Lingual – Spanish Phone/Text: Houston: 281-532-5183 Austin: 512.537.2933 Chicago: 708.320.9332 Fax: 866 885-4077 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/stillmomentministry Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/stillmoment “Its Not Just the Destination, It’s the Journey”
Realizing the ever increasing trend toward non-denominational wedding services that respect and express the feelings of the brides and grooms, we created Still Moment Ministry- A Wedding and Marriage Ministry For a creative wedding ceremony, it is important to select a minister who is quite competent and experienced in the rapidly changing professional field. My experience is that engaged couples want a ceremony which reflects who they are – their values and dreams. They appreciate a minister who will take time to discuss many options with them in planning sessions! Still Moment is a member of the Texas Association of Wedding Officiants and the American Assoc, of Wedding Officiants and the TwoGether in Texas Initiative which promotes pre-marital counseling for all engaged couples that apply for a marriage license in Texas. A substantial discount is given when the couple completes 8 hours of a pre-marital workshop. We feel that it is important for folk to be armed with the tools to save their marriages even before it starts TYPES OF CEREMONIESRELIGIOUS CEREMONY— is a particular denomination (Catholic, Jewish, Baptist, Methodist, Moslem, etc.) or a combination of denominations characterized by religious elements, rituals, and traditions SPIRITUAL CEREMONY— is an inspirational ceremony that is beautiful and sacred. It is a Divine ceremony, universal in content and is not based on any particular religion INTERFAITH CEREMONY— (interdenominational) is a combination or blend of religions. It respects and honors all beliefs, values, and traditions of all religious and spiritual paths CIVIL CEREMONY— (court house) is a non-religious ceremony and does not contain any religious prayers. Couple can choose to include readings of love and commitment NON-DENOMINATIONAL— is a ceremony that is not of a particular denomination. It can simply be a general belief in a Higher Power. Serves couples who are of different religious backgrounds with general blessings, passages, and non-offensive prayers and customs VOW RENEWAL – is a sacred ceremony re-affirming the couple’s marriage vows, love and life-long commitment. It can contain any of the above ceremonial type elements. COMMITMENT– a personal and distinctive statement shared with family and friends. It is an intimate ritual celebrating the partners’ love and life-long commitment while marking the formal beginning of their new life together Bookmark & Share
“Juliet, I love you. I have loved you for a long time now, and with each day that I have spent with you before this moment, I find that my love for you is becoming deeper and stronger. It is with conviction that I say that my love for you shall only continue to grow as the two of us grow old together. Grow old with me, Juliet, and I Romeo promise you that my love shall never change, that it will always be as fresh as the spring and as beautiful as your smile.”