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Mark & Robs Wedding Ceremony Script

Seating Music
Groomz Girls - (Lip Sink & Dance)
Going to the Chapel
Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married.
Going to the chapel and we're gonna to get married. . . . .

Going to the chapel of love

Morning Hymn / Alleluia from the Sound of Music (the Nuns) once guests are seated

Processional - (Piano only Instrumental)

Wedding March from The Sound of Music including How do you solve a problem like Maria
OFFICIANT: Welcome all loved ones, family and friends, as we gather today to celebrate the union of Mark Jullie
and Robert Kracik.
It is my honor to be standing here and I want to thank you on behalf of Mark and Rob for gathering at this beautiful
and unique location to support them on this very special day. The fact that you chose to travel from not just the city
of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, but from five separate states including: California, Georgia, Michigan, Texas
and Washington State; and four countries including Canada, England, Finland and Scotland to be here today is a
testament of your love and support.
Mark and Rob wish to let you know that you have given them much happiness, love, understanding and guidance
throughout their lives. This is especially true of the grooms girls who were chosen to stand here today. Each of
you has shared your lives with Mark and Rob, both as individuals and as a couple. You girls have been there
through thick and thin. You have given your honest advice (even when it wasnt requested), unconditional support
and love. Mark and Rob also wish to point out that every person in this room was invited because you represent a
very important part of their lives. This room is filled with special bonds and relationships. You have given them
strength, hope and joy - even when it may have not been popular to do so.
We live in an evolving world. Times have changed and changed quickly I might add. Just 11 years ago, this
wedding would not have been legal anywhere in the United States. However in May of 2004 six brave couples
from the state of Massachusetts started a movement. And as we all know, as of this last June, that movement has
now spread nationwide. Marriage Equality is recognized in all 50 states. The couple standing before you today
thanks the brave men and women who have fought for equality. Today we celebrate this evolution. Mark and Rob
have been afforded the opportunity that they never expected to see in their lifetimes, to publicly commitment to
each other and have their relationship recognized in a meaningful way.
Mark, Rob I have a message for you. The time has come for the two of you to take a deep breath, to relax and to
enjoy your day. Forget all the stress of planning your wedding. It is possible, that things may not go exactly as
planned. In fact, some things could (at least technically) go wrong in spite of all of your precise planning, detailed
note taking and acute attention to detail. It is out of your hands, so from this moment forward (although I know it is
extremely difficult for the two of you) - you can . . . . you will . . . and you must - let it go.
[Quartet sings a few bars of Let it Go].
No, no, no - not now (hand gesture from Officiant to stop)
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Take this opportunity to enjoy your friends and family who have gathered to spend this day with you. This group
of loved ones will, likely, never be together in the same place again. I ask that each of you in this room take a
moment to think about the people around you and how you all have touched each others lives. It is the interconnected web of relationships in this room that have brought us together today. It is truly amazing when you think
about it.
The grooms talked a great deal about the many long-term relationships they have had. They specifically asked that
we take a moment to respectfully acknowledge those who were not able to attend because they have passed on;
some who had hoped to be here today. Their impact was profound and they are here with us today because through
each of you their spirit lives on. Your presence honors their legacy. And it is your duty to pass what you have
learned on to future generations.
Understanding that life is a gift means knowing that each of us must find our own way to make a difference. When
two people wed, it is not the end of each as individuals, but the beginning of them in an expanded role. Marriage
comes with great responsibility and should not be entered into lightly.
LINDA: True marriage begins well before the wedding day. The efforts of marriage continue well beyond the
ceremony's end. A brief moment in time and the stroke of the pen are all that is required to create the legal bond of
marriage, but it takes a lifetime of love, commitment, and compromise to make marriage durable and everlasting. It
only takes an attorney (or some well-planned accident) to dissolve a marriage. Something to keep in mind.
ROZ: Today the two of you will declare your commitment to each other before family and friends. Your
yesterdays were the path to this moment, and your journey to a future of togetherness becomes a little clearer with
each new day.
OFFICIANT: Several months ago, I met with Mark and with Rob one-on-one to discuss their thoughts on this
marriage. I discovered that for both of them, marriage is a public announcement of their undying commitment to
one another; a bond between two people who look forward to sharing their lives together. For both of them, this
marriage does not mark the beginning of a new relationship; it is simply an acknowledgement and a celebration of a
relationship that has been flourishing for many years.
Relationships are a process. Was it love at first sight for Mark & Rob? I ask the groomz girls who know them well
(Girls? pause for response). It certainly was not the way the movies play it; but they both knew there was
something special; and there was a connection and definitely a spark. This relationship unfolded slowly, over a
course of several years and life-changing events. And it has continued to do so. It has brought both of them to this
point. It is a natural progression for two people who care about each other deeply.
Marriage is about loving and being loved.
It is finding joy in all the things you share.
It is trusting and understanding.
It is about being there for each other.
A marriage is dreaming and making special plans, the kind that mean so much to both of you.

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres.
Love never fails.
But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is
knowledge, it will pass away.
True love is hard to find but when you do it changes everything.


Love, love changes everything
Hands and faces, earth and sky . . . .
. . . . . Love will never, never let you
Be the same

Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. And that a loving atmosphere in your
home is the foundation for your life.
When disagreements come, remember to always protect the spirit of your union. When you realize youve made a
mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
Love yourselves, love one another, love all that is your life together, and the rest will follow.
To each of you here today - I would like to ask you all one question. It is not the question about anyone showing
just cause and speaking now or forever hold your peace. The couple has informed me that ship has sailed.
So, well move right along, the question for you all in attendance today is, will you, the friends and family of Mark
and Rob, pledge to give your continuing love and support as they work to build a happy and enduring marriage? If
so, please say, we will
(Pause for response)
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And so, Mark and Rob Id like to ask you each some questions.
What brings you here today, Rob?
ROB: My continued love for Mark and my excitement to be his husband.
OFFICIANT: What brings you here today, Mark?
MARK: My ever growing love for Rob and my excitement to be his husband.
OFFICIANT: Very good. I asked Mark & Rob what it was that made them fall in love with each other and they
both came up with their individual lists. I have them here
Rob and Mark, would you mind sharing your answers with one another at this time?

His thoughtfulness. Like when we first met, Mark showed up at my flower shop the next day - just to say
His handsome face and beautiful smile.
How when he has a tough day, he somehow manages to have a cheerful mood.
His joy of living.
His silly comments to make me laugh or at least smile.
His goofy way of playing with the dogs - whether its hide-n-seek or trying to get Ginger to howl.
His generosity and how much he cares for others.
His love of entertaining and ability to turn a box of mac and cheese into a gourmet meal (even though it
takes 20 complex steps and uses every pot in the house). And then sharing that meal (which he will claim
he made from a secret family recipe) and making our guests them feel welcomed in our home.
But the most endearing thing I love about Mark is his willingness to watch Science Fiction programs with
me even though he hates them.


Robs charm, wit, and boyish good looks.

His ability to embrace life, his adventurous spirit and his willingness to take risks like resigning from a job
because he deserved more.
His desire to live life to its fullest.
How Rob is always been there to support me especially when I have needed it most. Rob has been my
faithful companion.
I love seeing Rob before I go to sleep each night and knowing that when I wake up he will be there by my
How he loves to decorate for every holiday -- including Arbor Day.
How he can spell most any word for me on command.
But most of all, I love that Rob can accomplish most any technology related challenge that I may ask of
him (no matter how crazy or impossible it might be).

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OFFICIANT: Mark and Rob, these are the qualities you treasure most about each other; remind yourselves of
them each and every day. A successful relationship takes more than just love. With open hearts and full disclosure
Mark and Rob have come here today, after considerable thought and reflection.
The fact that after 19 years together you still wish to pledge your love to each other instead of running the other
way speaks volumes. By making this commitment your relationship will become stronger and deeper and even
more filled with love.
Marriage is not likely to improve Marks spelling or technical abilities and its not going to make Rob clean the
counters with Windex or make the bed with hospital corners in spite of repeated attempts to teach him.
Marriage is not going to stop Mark from snoring or stop Rob from spending hours on the computer.
Marriage is not going to stop fights in the car because you know Mark is going the wrong way; and Rob will
continue to aim for every huge pothole when driving. However, knowing what your partner needs to be happy and
being willing to provide it is something you both do very well.
True marriage is more than joining the bonds of two people; it is the union of two hearts. It lives on the love you
give each other and never grows old, but thrives on the joy of each new day.
May you always be able to talk things over, to confide in each other, to laugh with each other, to enjoy life together,
and to share moments of quiet and peace, when the day is done.
May you be blessed with a lifetime of happiness and a home of warmth and understanding.
Mark and Rob, you have chosen to walk through life hand in hand. There is no truer statement of love. Your
choice to be together was not defined by a single moment, but by countless special ones. You belong together. The
foundation of your love is profound friendship.
Mark and Rob, please face one another other and take each others hands.

These are the hands of your best friend, full of love for you, holding yours on your wedding day

These are the hands that will scratch your back when you have an itch you cant reach

These are the hands that will help assemble and decorate your mothers Revlis Christmas tree

These are the hands that will dial your number in the middle of the day just to say hello

These are the hands that, at times, will want to strangle you (perhaps more often than not)

These are the hands that will passionately love and cherish you through the years

These are the hands that will hold you for comfort and tickle you for joy

These are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes

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These are the hands that will help you with your walker including Karen Walker, Johnnie Walker and the
one equipped with wheels and hand breaks

(Lead in to song begins)

These are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the
same unspoken tenderness with just a touch

Quartet - IZ Kamakawiwoole style

Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Ooooo oooooo ohoohohoo (x 6)
Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high . . . .
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I? I hiii?
Ooooo oooooo oooooo (x5)

Today Mark and Rob will be exchanging rings.
The rings are used to signify many things in marriage.
These rings themselves were selected with great thought.
They are not silver, they are not gold, and they are not platinum.
They are made of tungsten.
Tungsten is found naturally on Earth only in chemical compounds.
Tungsten is never found alone.
Of the elements, Tungsten has the highest melting point and highest tensile strength.
In its raw form, Tungsten is brittle.
When refined to be very pure, Tungsten becomes malleable yet retains its hardness which exceeds that of many
These rings are a perfect symbol of Mark and Robs relationship. When Mark and Rob first met, their lives were
very brittle. However over time, they became stronger.
They have faced the high temperatures of life and have not melted.
They have refined and shaped their relationship and have created a bond that is strong.
They complete each other and are rarely found alone.
Mark and Rob, your wedding rings represent your unconditional love for each other and the strength of your
relationship. They are a true symbol of the vows that you will make today.
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Donna to pass Robs ring to Mark

OFFICIANT: Mark, please take Robs ring, place it on his finger and repeat after me OFFICIANT: I, Mark take you Rob, to be my husband
MARK: I, Mark take you Rob, to be my husband
OFFICIANT: My partner in life
MARK: My partner in life
OFFICIANT: And my one true love.
MARK: And my one true love.
OFFICIANT: I will cherish our friendship
MARK: I will cherish our friendship
OFFICIANT: And love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
MARK: And love you today, tomorrow, and forever.
OFFICIANT: I will trust you and respect you.
MARK: I will trust you and respect you.
OFFICIANT: I will laugh with you and cry with you.
MARK: I will laugh with you and cry with you.
OFFICIANT: I will love you unconditionally
MARK: I will love you unconditionally
OFFICIANT: through the best and the worst
MARK: through the best and the worst
OFFICIANT: the difficult and the easy.
MARK: the difficult and the easy.
OFFICIANT: I promise I will always be there for you.
MARK: I promise I will always be there for you.
April to pass Robs ring to Mark
OFFICIANT: Rob, please take Marks ring, put it on his finger, and repeat after me: I, Rob take you Mark
ROB: I, Rob take you Mark
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OFFICIANT: to be my husband
ROB: to be my husband
OFFICIANT: my partner in life
ROB: my partner in life
OFFICIANT: And my one true love.
ROB: And my one true love.
OFFICIANT: I will cherish our friendship
ROB: I will cherish our friendship
OFFICIANT: and love you today, tomorrow, and forever
ROB: and love you today, tomorrow, and forever
OFFICIANT: I will trust you and respect you.
ROB: I will trust you and respect you.
OFFICIANT: I will laugh with you and cry with you.
ROB: I will laugh with you and cry with you.
OFFICIANT: I will love you unconditionally
ROB: I will love you unconditionally
OFFICIANT: through the best and the worst
ROB: through the best and the worst
OFFICIANT: the difficult and the easy
ROB: the difficult and the easy
OFFICIANT: I promise I will always be there for you.
ROB: I promise I will always be there for you.
OFFICIANT: By the Power vested in me by the State of Illinois and the Constitution of the United States, it is
my privilege to stand here on this the tenth day of October in 2015, to pronounce you Mark Jullie and you Robert
Kracik as husbands for life. You may kiss your husband.
Traditional Wedding Music - The Wedding of Figaro
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