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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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Crowning Ceremony (Eastern Orthodox)

The crowning is the centerpiece of an Eastern Orthodox wedding ceremony. Garland wreaths are often fashioned into ornate crowns as a symbol of glory and honor. Crowns can also be made of orange blossoms, myrtle leaves, or sometimes used to represent the royalty of marriage. The koumbaros presents the couple with two crowns joined by…

Crossing Sticks (African-American)

Couples demonstrate their commitment by crossing tall wooden sticks in an African-American tradition that dates back to the time of slavery. The sticks represent the power and life force within trees. By crossing the sticks the couple expresses a wish for a strong and grounded beginning. If you decide to incorporate this tradition, you can…

Civil Ceremony with a reading

  Greeting: We are gathered together here to celebrate the love which Groom and Bride have for each other, to give social recognition to their decision to commit their lives and accept each other completely, to learn how to help and understand each other, to build a family, and together, to travel through life. Further,…

Circling (Jewish)

Circling is a Jewish tradition When the couple first step underneath the huppah, their wedding canopy, the bride circles the groom seven times, representing the seven wedding blessings and the seven days of Creation, and demonstrating that the groom is the center of her world. To make the ancient ritual reciprocal, many couples opt to…

Circling the Table (Eastern Orthodox)

Circling the Table The priest (and sometimes the Koumbaros, too) leads the couple three times around the alter on which a Bible and cross rest. This ritual predates Christianity – it originated in Judaism- and represents the dance around the Ark of the Covenant. The choir sings three hymns as the couple circles. In this…

Breaking the Glass (Jewish)

Breaking the Glass is another Jewish tradition with great symbolism. Crushing a wineglass under the groom’s foot at the end of the ceremony is a Jewish tradition with many meanings. It’s a symbol of the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem; a representation of the fragility of relationships; and a reminder that marriage changes…