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.
In non-Indigenous culture, this aspect is no longer central to the celebration of marriage. Marriage is a ceremony focused on the well-being of the couple and, to a significant degree, no longer embodies a statement about a cultural or religious worldview.
The Rt Rev Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, was addressing the faithful at St Columba's Roman Catholic Church in Newton during his diocese's annual mass in celebration of marriage.
The absence of proof that the gift was accepted in a public instrument is not controlling, since implied acceptance-such as the celebration of marriage and the annotation of this fact in the OCT must be deemed sufficient.
Under the law the grounds for annulment must exist before or during the celebration of marriage. That is why all decrees of annulment of marriage are based on the presumption that there was no marriage at all, that it was void from the beginning, Alvarez explained.
Among the previous reasons brunch wedding had become so popular were that daytime weddings were often cheaper than evening ones, they were somewhat unique, and they also bring a different energy to the celebration of marriage.
On Sunday, hundreds of members of Congregation Beit Simchat Torah (CBST) in New York City will march from their home of nearly 40 years in the ramshackle, dingy Westbeth Artists Community to a gleaming new space on West 30th Street (where they'll be just two blocks from Tablet; hi, neighbors!) A klezmer band will accompany the group as they walk with their five Torahs under a rainbow chuppah made by congregants several years ago in celebration of marriage equality.
The celebration of marriage is a far cry from the original purpose of these stunning 14th Century buildings, part of a complex belonging to the Archbishop of York.
Although I appreciated Baker's explanation of some excellent resources to help couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage, it is my conviction that fewer of these programs might be necessary if more concentrated efforts were made in the remote and proximate preparation of our youth in understanding the vocation of marriage, as well as in a couple's immediate preparation and opportunities for continued ongoing support following the celebration of marriage.
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."
On Sunday, June 1 at 2 p.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 broadcaster's chief creative officer, Jay Hunt, said the show was "a celebration of marriage".