Friends and family, we gather here today to share an important moment in Kelly and Srdjan’s lives. No, it’s not the release of Jurassic World. But rather that their love for each other has blossomed and grown so deep, that even in their uniqueness they’ve chosen to be bound together.
In his wisdom, Dr. Seuss said: “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Marriage is perhaps the greatest and most challenging adventure of all human relationships. It is the Epic Raid, joining forces to take down the ultimate end boss. It’s duo-ing dungeon crawls, escort missions, and fetch quests. It’s fighting through the villains, zombies, demons, and the Borg. By learning to make the important things matter, and letting go of the rest.
To make a marriage work, we learn to overlook and forgive the things that may frustrate us. Like when Srdjan ignores Kelly’s “no loot left behind” policy, and runs to the next fight before Kelly has picked up all the treasure their enemies have dropped. Or when Kelly accidently aggros extra enemies and gets one-shotted, and Srdjan has to come to her rescue. These two are promising to stick together through all the server maintenance, patch notes, dirty dishes, unfolded laundry, and furniture assembly.
Marriage is a wonderful thing. It’s having someone to laugh with, to hug, to bounce ideas off of, and to help research game strategies. It’s having someone who gets your dumb jokes and obscure, nerdy references. Marriage is having a confidant, a partner in crime, and a best friend.
Please present the rings which represent their bond.
Kelly and Srdjan, please join hands.
Will you, Srdjan, love Kelly with all your heart, and keep her as your wife for the rest of your life?
Srdjan: I will.
Will you, Kelly, love Srdjan with all your heart and keep him as your husband for the rest of your life?
Kelly: I will.
Author William A. Peterson said..
The little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say, “I love you” at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted;
the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,
it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other
not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice,
but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation
and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo
or the wife to have the wings of an angel.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience,
understanding, and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere
in which each can grow.
It is not only marrying the right partner,
it is BEING the right partner.
This is “The Art of Marriage”.
Kelly and Srdjan thank you for your presence here today, and now ask for your encouragement and lifelong support in their decision to become a family.
Now by the power vested in me by the State of Florida and by my own Royal Authority, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
You may kiss.
My friends, I present to you for the first time as husband wife, Srdjan and Kelly Aleksic.
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