|Posted on January 21, 2015 at 6:10 AM|
This Summer I have had the absolute privilege of solemnising the marriages of three very different couples. Human love is the most beautiful thing in the world, and such joy and confidence is radiated when two people decide to commit and pledge their lives to each other.
But it is also about celebration of their love with their whanau and their closest friends. During the ceremony, before the vows, at the stage called "The Asking", I ask the assembled gathering to express their support for the couple, " Who here will lovingly support X__ & Y__ as they journey ahead together as partners in life?" and everyone shouts out, "We will!".
It is one of the special moments in the ceremony that binds everyone together with aroha.