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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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.
It said the dissolution of marriage, or divorce, would allow couples to terminate their union on grounds (such as abuse) arising after the celebration of marriage.
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.
Now on its third season, the SG Bridal Caravan has grown from being a coffee-session idea six years ago to a grand 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.
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 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.