Celebration of Marriage

Celebration of Marriage

A colloquial phrase that refers to the solemnization or formalization of a marriage.

In a number of states there must be a celebration of a marriage through some type of official government ceremony before a marriage will be legally recognized.

Some statutes provide that every Justice of the Peace of a particular state, every minister, and every religious society be empowered to solemnize marriage. The type of celebration required varies according to state law and religious custom.

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And by two other Acts of the same reign such a celebration of marriage is made a felony on the part of the priest.
The overture that passed asked for "declaratory legislation which enables presbyteries and sessions to consider for certification gay and lesbian candidates for ministry and which enables sessions to give permission for the celebration of marriage for gay or lesbian couples who come under their pastoral care.
m, the Society is taking part in the celebration of marriage equality by hosting a “commitment to caring” wedding celebration for its new cat and dog mascots, Grand and LaSalle.
The blecsing and celebration of marriage of Courtney Elizabeth Covin and Steven Scott Moore took place at two o'clock in the afternoon on August 25, 2012, at Heritage United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.
The romantic charm of Italy is a splendid addition to the celebration of marriage.
Margaret said: "One of the ladies who helped us set up the exhibition has been married for 60 years and the whole thing is a celebration of marriage.
Paulette and Margaret say they are happy to visit people in their own homes and record their wedding memories, which will be pulled together in what will be a celebration of marriage as well as of the church's 125th anniversary.
The intimate and public celebration of marriage should not discriminate.
In 1938, a priest asked whether it was permissible to have 'what is called a "Kitchen Tea", in a local hall during Lent, a time when the church frowned on the celebration of marriage.
This will be followed at 3pm by an afternoon celebration of marriage and family life.
They had a celebration of marriage and a wedding reception.
PESHAWAR, November 21, 2009 (Balochistan Times): NWFP Cabinet has imposed ban on celebration of marriage ceremonies and other functions after 12 am.