One of my favorite elements of their interfaith ceremony was the incredible chuppah. Here's an excerpt from the ceremony:
"Today we formalize your union under this beautiful chuppah, made by Meghan’s father. The wedding canopy, made by Meghan’s mother from pieces of fabric contributed by both families, represents your marriage home, a place of shelter and haven of peace. The chuppah is the house of promises, held up by the strength of your dedication and love. It is the home of hope, surrounded with the support of your community."
The couple also chose to include a hand-fasting ritual using a special scarf that belonged to the groom's mother. Honoring the bride's Irish heritage, here's an excerpt:
The sacred promises you make to one another form an unbreakable bond. As you hold the hands of your beloved, I would offer your marriage this traditional Irish blessing:
It's no wonder Style Me Pretty Massachusetts featured their wedding, especially with such stunning images from Isabelle Selby Photography! Here's what Persis had to say about working together:
"Hannah was a wonderful officiant – she crafted a beautiful ceremony that was reflective of our values and relationship. The ceremony was our favorite part of our wedding, thanks to her guidance and honest writing. She was very responsive to our needs throughout this process and really took the time to get to know us as a couple, which made our ceremony that much more meaningful. I highly recommend working with her!"
Persis and Ryan's ceremony had so many phenomenal details...from a very poignant remembrance of the couple's grandparents and the groom's father who had recently passed away to a community vow after the couple's individual wedding vows, to a song by both the bride's mother and grandmother and several wonderful wedding readings.
“A Blessing for the Journey”
Poetry and Musings of an Interfaith Minister on the Journey of a Lifetime.