Kids add a wild card to any wedding. Most certainly they will steal the show. But the entertainment is free, and simply adorable. Our chapel has hosted lots of weddings with kids in the wedding party. One of my couples had a daughter who had just turned two the week before. The guests were seated, the processional proceeded and I commenced the opening words. We sailed smoothly through to the middle of the ceremony when she spied the flames of the Unity Candle. “Happy birthday to you!” She began singing, over and over, while trying to blow out the candles. Mercifully, an auntie scooped her up and took her outside the room, though we all heard her running up and down the hall, still singing. Toddlers are beyond cute, whether shyly hiding behind a grown-up’s leg or hamming it up in the spotlight. Just be prepared: They will steal the show!
Yesterday I officiated a wedding in an assisted living facility in Forest Grove where the bride's mother is a resident. It's difficult for her to get out and about, so we brought the wedding to her. We performed the simple ceremony in the care home's sweet little chapel. It has a large skylight, which seemed like a window to heaven. Many happy tears were shed among the guests, especially from Mom, who was so pleased and grateful to be included in the celebration.
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