Metaphysical Weddings

 

                         REVEREND SHANNON PERFORMING A WEDDING


Reverend Kathleen Shannon is an ordained and certified Universal Life Minister, a Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Metaphysics who joyfully officiates a tasteful ceremony of your co-creation with her and precedes the marriage with spiritual and relationship counseling if so desired. She is also available for other ceremonies such as renewal of vows, christenings, wakes and metaphysical memorial services. She also specializes in Beach Weddings. She has 2 Laguna Hills venues for weddings, or she can travel to a venue of your choosing, such as a home, beach or community center. She has her own sound system for voice. She includes a separate system for your wedding music if needed. You can make an appointment for a consultation today by calling (949) 422-4092 or email: kathleen444@gmail.com.


Venue: Awakenings Center for Conscious Living-small weddings up to 45 people. 25260 La Paz Rd. Their office number is (949) 457-0797, ask for Laurie or Brandon.


Venue: The Hills Hotel, 25205 La Paz Rd. has 3 settings for gorgeous weddings up to 500 people. Maria Miller is the catering manager and Audrey is her coordinator. Please call (949) 586-5000


Universal Life Church believes . . .


Throughout history there have been great love stories.  There are tales of men and women who have been through great suffering, terrible conflicts; who have overcome seemingly insurmountable barriers to be with one another. Every love story in its own way has a certain greatness, a certain sublimity. There is often the untold history of physical and mental hardship, the fear and agony of difficult decision making, the shattering darkness of the great breaks in life's pattern, and then almost unbelievably, the light at the end of the tunnel. True love, tradition tells us, never runs smooth. But there does come a time when the forces that have sought to destroy, admit defeat and disintegrate and love triumphs.


This is a happy occasion when a couple stands before us to declare and celebrate their love and their marriage. Their path has not been easy. Perhaps, because of this, they value their commitment and their happiness, and indeed their wedding, much more than if it had been otherwise. They know that they must never take this relationship for granted. They know that they have found in each other that unique, yet mysterious quality whereby they know that they are meant for each other. They know too, with the poet, that true love may come but once. Love, in human life, is acknowledged by all, but it eludes all defining and explanation.


When we think about a union between two souls we take heart. In the midst of the selfishness, the competition, and the ambition of modern life, love intrudes its inexplicable and extraordinary softening influence. A marriage encourages all of us because when two people find joy and happiness in giving and caring, in co-operating and compromising, it says something to all mankind. If we recognize that life at its deepest and most personal must be selfless and loving to bring human happiness, then so it must be in the wider community of all the world. It is to celebrate love, to be influenced by it, and to take it in our lives to others that we have witnessed a wedding.


Wedding Vows Sample Script #1


I (Groom) take you (Bride), as my lawfully wedded wife, to share with you a relationship of love and of tenderness and laughter. I will stand by you through all our tomorrows, respecting you as a person, your individuality, your needs, your changes, and enjoy your love throughout our lives. I believe we were born again to be together, and I truly love you now and forever.

I (Bride) take you (Groom), as my lawfully wedded husband, to share with you a relationship of love and of tenderness and laughter. I will stand by you through all our tomorrows, respecting you as a person, your individuality, your needs, your changes, and enjoy your love throughout our lives. I believe we were born again to be together, and I truly love you now and forever.


Wedding Vows Sample Script #2


I, (Groom), will have you (Bride), as my wedded wife, to live together in faith, understanding, and love. I will listen to your deepest thoughts and be tender hearted and kind. I will be wise in my daily care of you, and stand faithfully at your side in all matters. Choosing you above all others, I pledge to care for your well-being of mind and body and spirit, as long as I shall live! 

I, (Bride), will have you, (Groom), as my wedded husband, to live together in faith, understanding, and love. I will listen to your deepest thoughts and be tender hearted and kind. I will be wise in my daily care of you, and stand faithfully at your side in all matters. Choosing you above all others, I pledge to care for your well-being of mind and body and spirit, as long as I shall live! 


There are 55 vows to choose from, which can be emailed to you. There are also many more to choose from, in person, from Reverend Shannon’s reference books. A wedding planner workbook is also available for purchase with more vows and all the many details of a wedding laid out for you.


Please visit www.KathleenShannon.com for much more information about weddings.

REVEREND SHANNON PERFORMING A WEDDING


Pre-wedding counseling services are strongly recommended for a happy marriage. May include past-life therapy for couples. Were you “born again to be together?” Finding out if you’ve had any past lives together is very beneficial if you want to find out what your relationship patterns are, what lessons still need to be learned, and so brought you both back together. Traditional marriage counseling includes tips on the realities of married life, life with children and in-laws and all about aging and life’s phases and what to expect, such as mid-life crisis. Get the counseling early while you are in the happy honeymoon phase. It may save your marriage later, when no-one is in the mood to see a family therapist, and you are struggling to understand what is going on. Donation: $85/hr for the couple together at the session. Please see this website’s page titled Couple’s Therapy for more information.


Marriage Certificate: An official Universal Life Marriage Certificate in a special protective cover is a $30 donation. Stamped with a golden embossed seal (not shown), makes for a beautiful keepsake. A separate marriage license must be purchased from the county recorder where the wedding takes place, and it is time sensitive. The completed marriage license form must be returned to the county recorder’s offices to be legal. If you plan to have your wedding on a beach or other public location, such as in a park, a city permit must be obtained for this event and is time sensitive. A simple color copy version of this Marriage Certificate is included in the wedding package donation. The golden embossed seal may be purchased to place upon it for a $3 donation.


Donations: A Ministerial Wedding Service Package by Reverend Shannon is a $300 donation which includes a custom ceremony and creating vows. Includes sound system. A $100 donation deposit is required to hold the date, and is transferable to a different date up to 2 weeks before the wedding. $20/hr. travel time donation includes gas. Wedding service donation includes document registration with Orange County, in other counties, $30 is a requested donation. Out of town venues may require a one night hotel room, at the wedding party’s donation, at a Best Western type of accommodation. A wedding ceremony rehearsal with the wedding party the day before the wedding is a separate charge of $100 and is highly recommended for an exceptional wedding.

The globes in the photo above are not water spots, they are called orbs, believed to be actual beings of light and information. Both photos above were taken by Sean Durand.

For more photos and information, please visit: www.kathleenshannon.com, which is a wedding officiant information website.

THE ORDER OF A TRADITIONAL SERVICE:


Gathering Words 

Opening Blessing

Welcoming the Non-Physical Guests

Charge to Couple

Consent to Marry

Promises

Wedding Vows                                   

Exchanging Rings 

Hand-fasting Ribbon ”Tying the Knot”

Concluding Blessing

Marriage Pronouncement

“You May Now Kiss Your Bride”

Presentation of the New Couple

Please visit www.KathleenShannon.com for much more information about weddings. It is a new wedding officiant website, launched Jan. 2013.




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