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Chuck & Hilkka 06-16-12, officiated by Rev. Stacey K. Miles Promise Gardens, Pasco Opening Words Love endures the pressures of change and growth, and love nourishes the lives it touches. Love is the natural, beautiful force that gives our lives meaning. Love enshrines and ennobles our life experiences. It is the basis for the peace, of family, all humanity, and the greatest gift bestowed upon anyone of us. Love is endlessly amazing when two persons discover everlasting love in one another. Hilkka and Charles have found this force, this love, and we, their friends and family who have shared in their lives, have come together on this, their wedding day, to witness and celebrate as they promise to forever hold and help each other, whatever may come. I would like to start this ceremony by asking Hilkka and Charles’s mothers to come forward and light the two outside candles, to represent to the lives Hilkka and Charles have shared separately up until this moment. [Mothers light candles] Each flame represents the faith, wisdom, and love Charles and Hilkka have received from their families, and each are distinct, each burning alone.  Mothers may be seated. Charles and Hilkka, this ceremony is the public and legal joining of your lives, a declaration of your choice to stand together through good and bad as husband and wife. With proper care and dedication, trust and acceptance, your marriage will allow you a new environment to build your lives together, to bravely face life and the world, side by side, hand-in-hand. This union will expand you as individuals, define you as a couple, and deepen your love for one another and your family. I ask you each to close your eyes, and answer my questions only if your intent is pure and true: Charles, do you promise to stand by Hilkka’s side in both times of loss as well as times of gain? Will you forever trust, respect and celebrate her? Will you grow with her, unselfishly encouraging and appreciating? Do you pledge your fidelity and love to her for so long as you both shall live? Do you take her to be your lawfully wedded wife? Hilkka, do you promise to stand by Charles’s side both good times and in bad? Will you forever be nurturing and supporting? Will you laugh, play and enjoy the simple pleasures with him? Do you pledge your fidelity and love for so long as you both shall live? Do you take Charles to be your lawfully wedded husband? If you will both please open your eyes, and look anew upon each other, just as you will each and every day for the rest of your lives. Exchange of Vows Charles and Hilkka, the vows you are about to exchange aren’t magical words that will make your marriage endure with beauty, fidelity and joy. With understanding you must pull the resources from deep within yourselves each and every day to make this marriage last, I ask you to repeat your vows to one another after me. Charles: Hilkka, From the moment I met you, I knew you were the type of girl I wanted, as my wife, as the mother of my children, as my family.   You are my once-in-a-lifetime, my miracle, my future. My life will be bonded, legally and emotionally, to you, forever as we now are one. You and our children are all I could ever need in my life, all I could ever hope to pray for, more than I deserve. I promise to be faithful to you, to love you, honor you, live with you and cherish you, in the holy bond of marriage, for the rest of my days.
Hilkka:   Charles, I take you to be my husband, my partner in life and my one true love.  I trust in you to keep our family safe and secure, To get us through the hard times, To be strong and dedicated to making our love last. With you, I have the perfect man, the perfect family, everything I ever dared dream for. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever.   I will love you faithfully, through the best and the worst, through the difficult and the easy. What may come, I will always be there for you. I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep. Ring Exchange Charles and Hilkka, the rings you are about to exchange are symbols of your eternal love. The ring has long been a symbol of the sincerity and permanence of a couple's love for one another and regard for their marriage. Your life together will not always be calm and easy, but remember, just as a circle can begin anew at any point, a good marriage can pick any point to renew itself. Charles, please place this ring on your beloved’s finger, and repeat after me, Take this ring as a seal upon the marriage vows I have spoken, and as you wear it,  may it be a reminder of how much I love you, not only on this precious day, but every single day of your life. Hilkka, please place this ring on your beloved’s finger, and repeat after me, Take this ring as a seal upon the marriage vows I have spoken, and as you wear it,  may it be a reminder of how much I love you, not only on this precious day, but every single day of your life.   Unity Candle Charles and Hilkka, if you will please take the candle your mother lit, and together light the center candle, symbolizing the union of your lives. [Lights candle] As the single, brighter flame shines toward heaven, so shall your love be one with God. May the radiance of this one light and your journey together be a testimony or your unity. Blessing of the Marriage If we may all bow our heads for a blessing for this marriage. May that glory which rests on all who love, rest upon Charles and Hilkka. May love bless them and keep them, and fill them with happiness and a gracious spirit. Despite all changes of time and fortune, may all that is noble and lovely and true abound in their hearts and abide with you, and give them strength in all their days together. Amen. Declaration of Marriage What love has brought together, let no one break asunder. For as much as you, Charles and Hilkka, have consented to live together in marriage and have pledged yourselves to one another, have declared the same by the giving and receiving of rings, it is with great pleasure and by the authority vested in me, to hereby pronounce you husband and wife. Kiss & Introduction Charles, you may kiss your bride! Friends and family, I present to you Mr. & Mrs....

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