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Wedding in Denver Colorado Welcome to the Tulsa Alternative Ceremonies We specialize in civil, non-denominational, interfaith, and theme weddings.  We also perform renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies, hand-fasting, or any…

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There goes the Judge

Tulsa County judges no longer performing courthouse weddings   Although Oklahoma does not have the justice of the peace position to perform simple weddings, Tulsa Judges still performed weddings.  We…

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Oklahoma Marriage Equality

   Oklahoma Marriage Equality at Last Congratulations to all those in Oklahoma who have waited so long for Oklahoma marriage equality.  In honor of this historic occasion and anticipating the…

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Traditional wedding ceremony order

Unless you’ve been to a ton of weddings you probably have no idea of the ceremony order.  The vows are the center of most wedding ceremonies. Religious and cultural rituals differ, of course, but if you were to outline a standard service, the ceremony order would look something like this. Processional – The couple and…

Unity Candle (Multiple Traditions)

This joining ritual is quite popular tradition at Catholic weddings, but its significance is universal: the joining of the couple as a new family, as well as the merging of their two original families. Usually the officiant will explain the unity candle’s meaning – the following is an example: _____ and _____, the two separate…

Triple Ring Exchange (Eastern Orthodox Tradition)

Triple Ring Exchange (Eastern Orthodox Tradition) The wedding rings are blessed during the betrothal ceremony.  After reciting blessings and biblical passages, the priest makes the sign of the cross while holding the rings and declaring the betrothal. He may hold the rings in his hands while pressing the foreheads of the couple three times each. …

11 Traditional Religious Vows

Here are a collection of 11 Traditional Religious Vows 1. Basic Protestant Vows I_____ take thee, _______ , to be my wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part,…

Test the four Elements (Yoruba tradition)

Test the four Elements (Yoruba tradition) In a ritual adapted from a Yoruba tradition, the bride and groom taste four flavors that represent different emotions within a relationship: sour (lemon), bitter (vinegar), hot (cayenne), and sweet (honey). By tasting each of the flavors, the couple symbolically demonstrates that they will be able to get through…