Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Wedding Affair Congratulates "The Darden's on their 50 Wedding Anniversary

 "The Wedding Affair " - is proud to send out congratulations to Mr & Mrs Darden on renewing their vows "50" years of marriage -

It is wonderful to enjoy the essence of Love - by renewing your vows to show that "Love & Marriage is strong and passionate - this is Living Proof. 

On Saturday, January 14, 2012 - Ethel and Glen Darden of Sneads Ferry, NC... The Darden's did what so many of us look forward to doing in our years of marriage to our soul mates.  Celebrating "50" years of marriage produced four wonderful children, eight grandchildren, and one great grandchild. 

Mr & Mrs Darden

- "When you first joined hands and hearts 50 years ago, you did not know where life would take you. You promised to love, honor and cherish one another through all things. Life has surely brought you both wonderful blessings and difficult tribulations. Therefore, you have fulfilled your promise. And God is smiling!

Renewing Wedding Vows - Examples and Sample Vows for a Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony

The Why, Where, When & How of Renewing Wedding Vows

Renewing wedding vows can be a meaningful, touching, revivifying ceremony for you and your children, family and friends. As a married couple, it is a time to pause and reflect on where you have been and where you are going.  It is also a wonderful example to set for your children and grandchildren.  Can you imagine a more beautiful scene than children watching their parents joining hands and hearts as they affirm the magnitude and strength of their enduring love? What greater life/love lesson? I often say at these ceremonies: “True love does not wither or die.  It merely ripens. ” Afterwards many couples comment as to how surprisingly romantic it all felt! 

Wedding vow renewal ceremonies can be as creative and personal as you want them to be.  Walk down the aisle to classical music and walk out to “your song”.  Let the cover of your invitation feature your grandchild’s favorite drawing of Grandma and Pop Pop or even your first wedding portrait. Play your original wedding video at your reception.

Significant anniversaries are especially appropriate times for renewing your commitment and love. I have conducted vow renewals for couples married as little as 10 years and as much as 50 years.  Some couples choose to renew their vows after a particularly difficult crisis in their lives, say for example, the overcoming of a serious illness or a period of estrangement.  They want to make it new again!  Others simply want to reaffirm the tremendous love that has matured and deepened with the passing of years.

Vow renewals are usually conducted by clergy since they are generally more spiritual and not official in nature.  However, if you have a warm hearted friend who is a judge or a ship’s captain---that could work nicely as well.  Unlike weddings, no legal paperwork is needed for a vow renewal.

The ceremony can be conducted in churches, chapels, temples, banquet facilities, on yachts, out of doors or in the privacy of a couple’s home - with a room full of guests or in an intimate setting with just the couple. Consider reaffirming your vows in some far off, exotic destination! The couples themselves host the celebration because it is so very personal. It is a decision that only you as a couple can make.

As We Renew Our Vows

Today, we reaffirm our commitment to each other
as beloveds and partners in marriage.
We continue to strive to be sensitive to each other's needs,
to be open and understanding with each other,
and to share our thoughts, our feelings,
and our experiences with each other.
We renew our promise to try always to
bring out the qualities of forgiveness, compassion,
and integrity in our selves and in each other.
We continue to cherish each other's uniqueness.
We continue to share in life's joys and remain steadfast
and comfort each other through life's sorrows.

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