Reverend C.Knight

Hello, I am Reverend Knight. I became ordained in 2001 expressly for the purpose of serving as a wedding officiant for friends seeking alternatives to traditional church weddings. In 2009 I began planning my own wedding and realized two things quickly, first wedding are expensive, second officiants aren't as common as I'd expected. Even if I'm not the minister for your wedding I hope I can help here with advice and suggestions for your big day.

Seven Steps (Hindu tradition)

Seven Steps (Hindu tradition) After the couples has taken seven steps around the fire at their ceremony, their bond is sealed, and the following is recited in a ritual, Saptha Padhi. It also makes a beautiful reading on its own. We have taken the seven steps. You have become mine forever. Yes, we have become…

Non-Denominational Sand Ceremony

Here a a collection of sand ceremonies.  Similar to a unity candle, the sand ceremony represents the joining of two lives into one.  This ceremony is especially well suited for summer weddings, lake weddings, and beach weddings. 1.       As the minister says the following wording, the couple alternately pours sand into the glass vessel to…

Rose Ceremony (Non-Denominational)

Rose Ceremony

Non-Denominational Rose Ceremony This modern ritual incorporates one of the most beloved symbols of romantic love – the rose. A white one is used in honor of the wedding day. GROOM (handing bride the rose): ______________, take his rose as a symbol of my love. It began as a tiny bud and blossomed, just as…

Religious Ring Exchanges

A collection of Religious Ring Exchanges sorted by religion   1. Protestant/ Presbyterian In token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love, with this ring I thee wed, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen 2. Lutheran I give you this ring as a…

P’ye-Baek (Korean Tradition)

A P’ye-Baek (Korean Tradition) The bride offers dates and chestnuts – symbols of children – to the groom’s parents while sitting at a low table covered with other symbolic offerings. The parents offer sake in return, and as a final gesture they throw the dates and chestnuts at the bride, who tries to catch them…

Non-Denominational Ring Exchanges

Here are a collection of ideas for Non-Denominational Ring Exchanges 1. With this ring, I thee wed, as a symbol of love that has neither beginning nor end. 2. I give you this ring; wear it with love and joy. 3. As this ring encircles your finger from this day forward, year in and year…

Meher (Muslim Tradition)

Included in the marriage contract is a meher, a formal statement specifying the monetary amount the groom will present to the bride. It is traditionally considered the bride’s security and guarantee of freedom within the marriage. There are two parts to the meher: a “prompt” due before the marriage is consummated, and a deferred amount,…

Mala Badol (Bandladesh Tradition)

After the wedding feast, the ritual of Mala badol is performed in Bangladesh and other South Asian countries. A thin cloth is placed over both the bride and groom. They feed each other and share sips of borhani (a spicy yogurt drink) beneath the cloth. While looking at their reflection in a mirror, the bride…

Libation Ceremony (African Tradition)

Libation is a traditional African ceremony in which water is poured on the ground in the four directions that the wind comes from in remembrance and honor of the couple’s ancestors, calling on them to be present to witness the marriage. Often a family elder does the honors, and guests respond o the blessing with…