Best Ceremony Ever: How to Make the Serious Wedding Stuff Unique

Best Ceremony Ever: How to Make the Serious Wedding Stuff Unique

by Christopher Shelley


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682682852
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 505,247
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Christopher Shelley is New York’s funniest certified Life-Cycle Celebrant. In addition to performing wedding ceremonies in New York and beyond, he has officiated in-studio weddings on The Rachael Ray
Show and wrote and performed a memorial service for Joan Rivers’s dog on Joan Knows Best.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Act I

Chapter 1 Setting the Atmosphere 18

Chapter 2 Introduction by Wedding Officiant 25

Chapter 3 Designing an Unforgettable Processional 31

Act II

Chapter 4 Words of Welcome 54

Chapter 5 Special Thanks 58


Chapter 6 The Love Story 66

Chapter 7 Performing the Ceremony 78

Act IV

Chapter 8 The Serious Stuff: Stating Intentions and Exchanging Vows 86

Chapter 9 Exchange of Jewelry and Other Rituals 96

Act V

Chapter 10 Wedding Zen 104

Chapter 11 Pronouncement and Kiss 108

Chapter 12 Recessional 111

Sample Ceremonies 117

The (Fictional) Ceremony of Kathryn and Iggy 118

The (Fictional) Ceremony of Ben and Natalya 132

Questions for Couples 139

Wedding Vow Workshop 147

Wedopedia 151

Acknowledgments 203

Index 205

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