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A couple may privately whisper love to each other in intimate privacy, but in Contemporary wedding vows these vows are made public. The couples love and commitment is confirmed before witnesses; this is a serious, solemn, lifelong commitment.
Bride and groom exchange wedding vows
I Plight Thee My Troth
The groom often says the words, ” I plight thee my troth” as a promise. In the contemporary wedding vows of a monogamous marriage ( between one husband and one wife) these vows are the promises by both lovers to be exclusively faithful to each other for life.
Yes, this is, and indeed should be, a serious, solemn, lifelong commitment. These marriage vows may be classic wedding vows or non traditional wedding vows. Also there may be non religious or religious wedding vows pledged by couples with faith in God.
The Christian Wedding Vows
Some contemporary Christian wedding vows, follow the biblical teaching of wives obeying as well as loving their husbands. In these ceremonies the bride’s pledge takes the form of love honor obey wedding vows. Not all Christian brides however, in the 21st Century promise obedience to their husbands. The bible passages that teach wives obedience to their husbands is found in the Holy Bible, the book of Ephesians chapter 5, verse 24:
Love, Honour and Obey
She holds his hands trustingly in their new life together
Eph 5: 22 to 26 –You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of his body, the church; he gave his life to be her Savior. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything. And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. (New Living Bible Translation).
BELOW – A Christian Wedding Ceremony Offering Christ-Centered vows
An Obedience of Trust and Love
However, many brides, even in the Christian church actually shy away from these verses that promise obedience when sharing contemporary wedding vows . But many Christian point out that the “obedience” spoken of here is not an obedience where the husband has draconian mastery over his wife. She is honored and deeply loved; her husband will listen to her opinions attentively and they will plan together as he protects her. Furthermore, that which the Christian husband is asked in these verses is much more than the wife is asked; the husband must love his wife, be her protector and lay his life down for her in serving her, just as in the Christian faith Jesus gave himself for his followers! Normally in Christian homes that follow this bible pattern the matter of obedience is more of the ‘yielding of persuasion’ that only transpires in extreme cases of clashes of opinion. It is a natural obedience of trust and love.
The Bride – A Picture of The Church of Jesus Christ
In the Christian faith, every bride is a picture of The Bride of Jesus Christ and His beloved Church. This beautiful “Bride” that he loves ( according to the bible) will dwell eternally with Him in the ” New Jerusalem”. Perhaps you would like to read my articles on ” heaven”.
In a traditional Jewish ceremony, there is no actual exchange of the Jewish wedding vows; the covenant is said to be implicit in the ritual. The Jewish wedding ceremony structure varies within Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist synagogues, and also among individual rabbis. The Jewish contemporary wedding vows are customarily sealed when the groom places a ring on the bride’s finger and says (in English transliteration), “Haray at mekudeshet lee beh-taba’at zo keh-dat Moshe veh-Yisrael,” which translates to, “Behold, you are consecrated to me with this ring according to the laws of Moses and Israel.”
Many Jewish couples today do want to exchange spoken vows; they are now included in many Reform and Conservative ceremonies.
BELOW – Exchange Of Rings & Vows A Russian Jewish Wedding
Non Traditional Wedding Vows
As your wedding day approaches both of you may not want to give love’s vows indoors; you both may prefer to offer contemporary wedding vows in a more ” non traditional wedding” setting! More and more people are opting for non traditional wedding vows and for a non traditional wedding. Increasingly, wedding ceremonies are being enacted outside of church buildings.
A Beach Wedding
A Romantic Beach Wedding
Marriages (as well as marriage proposals) have taken place in all sorts of exotic, exciting and even strange places. It has become very popular to have a beach wedding. Mountain tops, polar regions, and even hot air balloons have also become exciting venues for pledging lifelong love and commitment. As Beach wedding vows are becoming increasingly popular and there will soon be a section on this site showing some of the luxurious and exotic beach settings that are becoming popular for weddings.
After Your Own Vows
No doubt your own story of passionate love as a couple on the wedding night will also be an amazing story to remember whatever form of contemporary wedding vows you have taken!. Select the link below for some tips for you both to help ensure that YOUR wedding night as a newly wed couple is as memorable as it possibly can be after your exchange of vows, Here is some practical advice on HOW TO HAVE A GREAT WEDDING NIGHT,
And then there are precious years of live and romance to share after your honeymoon. Marriage is a rich, God blessed and precious bond. But there are dangers. Read – How To Keep the Passion In a Relationship
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TheWeddingCentre introduces you to some fantastic places where you can enjoy dream, often all-inclusive honeymoon vacations.
Luxury Honeymoons and Breaks In the UK
England and English lanes have an infinite charm. The nation has many beautiful landscapes of forests and rolling plains. The may rains bring a beautiful hue of many lush greens and yellows. Wherever you want to travel, from the rocky places in Cornwall to the rolling hills of the North you will encounter much beauty in England. So how about a luxury break or honeymoon in one of the many fine romantic luxury country hotels or boutique townhouses in the UK?
Honeymoon and holiday breaks are available in many locations including Bath, the Cotswolds, Lake District, Yorkshire, Devon and the Channel Islands. There are packages that are all-inclusive, allowing you to enjoy accommodation to the full – including dining, and often many extras like spa treatments, Champagne, late checkouts, extra treats in your room.
View some beautiful honeymoon and holiday break venues and packages in the UK.
Perhaps as a couple you’re not overly concerned with warm breezes and beautiful swaying palm trees. It may be that you desire a more adventure packed honeymoon.
If this is the case, places like the Victoria Falls offer adventure for you both. At the Victoria Falls for instance, you can soar in a helicopter over the cascading waters below. Other adventurous honeymoon packages will take you to Egypt, Australia or The African continent. Some honeymoon packages to Australia will take you both on an adventurous journey to see crocodiles, kangaroos and Koala bears in a unique wildlife environment. It will be so exciting to see theses animals close up to you as you hold hands and embrace together.
Wedding Honeymoon Cruises
Caribbean Honeymoon Cruises – With the glorious combination of sun, sea and sand, Caribbean honeymoon cruises are the top choice for many newlyweds. These cruises take you to beautiful destinations with diverse cultures and varied exotic foods such as the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and Barbados.
Hawaiian Honeymoon Cruises– Honeymoon package cruises to Hawaii are extremely popular not only for the lovely ambience of the location, but also because Hawaii, being part of the USA makes the trips less expensive than other foreign destinations. Honeymoon trips to Hawaii offer the bride and groom the view of stunning tropical vistas saturated in romance. Islands such as Maui and Kauai are teeming with marine life, gorgeous reefs, black sandy beaches, exotic Hawaiian food and fascinating culture.
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
Alaskan Honeymoon Cruises– How about a change from warm climates? Not every bride likes the heat! So if your lady loves something a little more bracing, why not take a package honeymoon cruise to Alaska and treat both of you to the romantic experience of the northern lights? There are also awesome glaciers and Alaskan wildlife to see. You can both have fun skiing and skating in places like Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.
European Honeymoon Cruises – The continent of Europe has some very wonderful cities cities filled with beauty and romance. Why not take a European honeymoon cruise and visit cities like Rome, Paris or Venice. Visit the Eiffel Tower in Paris or ride on a romantic gondola in Venice. Zurich in Switzerland is also filled with history, luxury and allure and boasts nearby snow capped mountains you can both view together from the high vantage point of a cable car.
Honeymoon in Zambia – Staying at a Tongabezi Lodge House
Tongabezi is a place of dreams for love and romance and the perfect location to celebrate a honeymoon or wedding anniversary. Here, a Lodge containing 6 beautifully designed romantic houses has been prepared just for you. Each of the houses has a sense of peaceful privacy and intimacy with views across the water or a private garden. Both of you will be able to dine alone under romantic evening starlight in secluded terraces.
Friendly, attentive and non-intrusive staff will ensure you enjoy the honeymoon of your dreams. Indeed, each of Tongabezi Lodges houses is allocated a personal valet who will be available exclusively to ensure your comfort and arrange your entertainment.
Special Activities at Tongabezi
Additonally to your peaceful and romantic stay at Tongabezi, theweddingcentre.org can also arrange special activities for you both – for example:
Enjoy a candlelit dinner floating on a Sampan in the Zambezi – while every course is delivered to you by canoe.
Float along the Zambezi under white cotton sail on an original bleached wood Malawi Dhow
Book a meal (or two) in The Lookout. Fabulous design, gorgeous views, shore bound exclusivity and absolute comfort.
For more details of Tongabezi Lodges holidays, accommodation and service contact Mervis N Kabika of nsefutrails at email firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning Marcus of theweddingcentre.org .
African Safari Houses
Safari Houses are an exciting and recent type of accommodation brought into the tourism industry offering a unique and very intimate and genuine bush experience! Safari houses are fabulous, large, villa type accommodations which are capable of housing large families or a group of friends under one roof.
Your Own Story of Passionate Love and Romance
No doubt your own story of passionate love as a couple on the wedding night will also be an amazing story to remember, WHEREVER you are on that passionate night!. Select the link below for some tips for you both to help ensure that YOUR wedding night as a newly wed couple is as memorable as it possibly can be go to – HOW TO HAVE A GREAT WEDDING NIGHT
The marriage proposal is a romantic event both for the groom and the bride. There have been many great creative marriage proposals, including beach marriage proposals.
The suitors heart pounds, as often on bended knee, looking deep into her eyes with tender love he requests that she be his lifelong sweetheart, companion, lover and closest friend. Her heart vibrates with joy as the man who she has “chased until he catches her” pledges his love, commitment, lifelong devotion and faithfulness. Both hearts pound for joy and there are often tears in her eyes as gently, he places the ring upon her finger.
Sometimes the man proposing sings to his love; there have been many beautiful marriage proposal songs and flamboyant, novel and cute marriage proposals.
Best Marriage Proposals Ever – A Video Proposal
This was an amazing proposal that was made in 2015. Dean Smith wanted so much to marry his girl friend Jennifer that he proposed to her for 365 days without her knowing about it. He decided to give her a video marriage proposal so Dean filmed himself making proposals in video clips for a full 365 days.
Jennifer was in Aruba on her birthday when Dean finally delivered his video proposal. Jennifer was getting ready for her birthday dinner when Jennifer’s sister jaclyn arrived at the room with a birthday surprise. She knocked on Jennifer’s door and when Jen had opened it she was given a whiteboard with the message, “Happy birthday Jen” and instructions to go down to the lobby.
Jen went to the lobby and found her brother Joe waiting for her. He had a whiteboard instructing her to go to the hotel bar. At the bar she met a friend named Eric who had a message for her – “Go to the beach Jennifer.”
Jen siting down watching the video.
When Jennifer arrived at the beach her father and stepmother were waiting for her. The seated her in a beach chair and handing her an ipad said to her, “Watch this video”.
At the start of the video Dean could be heard saying, “ Happy birthday jennifer. By now you’ve probably realised that your birthday surprise is a video. But what you don’t know is that I have been planning this birthday surprise for over a year now,”
Dean’s Video – “Mary me Jen”
In the video clips Dean had filmed himself proposing to Jen for a full 365 days, each day she could see him holding up a whiteboard with the date on it and a fresh marriage proposal message. He had written things like, “Please marry me Jen”, “Will you make me the happiest man in the world?”
Bending down, looking to Jens eyes and proposing
Finally at the end of the video came the instructions, “turn around”. She turned and through eyes filled with tears of joy she saw Dean standing waiting for her with an engagement ring. Kneeling down he gently placed it on her finger.
Best Marriage Proposals Ever – Groom In A Box
My friend Whillhelm is a Brazilian. He wanted to really ” make a splash” as he proposed to his beautiful girl friend Gouchie. He had a bright idea. He got his friends to wrap him up in a huge box with ribbons all around it, The box, which was addressed to his girl friend was carried by his friends ( who were dressed like delivery men) and placed outside the door of her home.
Willhelm’s friends rang the bell and when she answered the door they carried Willhelm , who was still in the box and placed him in her lounge.
Gouchie proceeded to open the box. What a surprise she had , when Willhelm jumped out with a wedding ring! They are now a loving, happily married couple with a beautiful family.
Best Marriage Proposals Ever – While Floating In Space
Perhaps near the top of the list of romantic proposal stories is that of Alex and Graciela. Alex was the boyfriend of Graciela Asturias, a 27-year-old architect from Manhattan. Alex had one of the most romantic proposals ideas imagined. He so much wanted to marry her that he thought up the idea to propose to her on her birthday “ floating in space” in simulated zero gravity.
On her birthday they flew in a Boeing 727 aircraft that was especially designed to create the experience of zero gravity for the passengers. To achieve this, the aircraft would climb to 35000 feet and then plunge down to 24000 feet in a 4 minute dive.
As the plane plunged to earth, Alex popped the question to Graciela while they were both floating in the cabin. Graciela, overjoyed, accepted the proposal; he put the ring lovingly on her finger as they were both floating. Alex and Graciela are now planning to spend their tenth year anniversary in orbit.
Stars of heaven – As Proposal Background
A young Guatemalan astronomer was so deeply in love with a girl that he ” arranged” for the very stars in the night sky to shine for her and create the unique and ideal background for the most romantic proposal ever as he popped the question! To read more GO TO – Most Romantic Marriage Proposal ever Made
This website is a tribute and celebration of married life and love!
There was a beautiful song out a few years ago called “True Love is a many splendoured thing”. This adequately describes love through the ages of the world’s history, One of the lines written in this beautiful song was ‘love is natures way of giving a reason to be living – the golden crown that makes a man a king”. And then of course there is the old well knows saying, “All the world loves a lover”.
And it’s so true that the deep abiding relationship of love between boy and girl friend, fiances. lovers, husbands and wives – is a precious gift that we should always celebrate and give thanks for. This website is a dedicated resource for lovers who are about to be married and a tribute to love and marriage.
Whether you are a bride looking for the best wedding dress for you at the price that you can afford, or whether you are a man in love looking for a lovely engagement or wedding ring, the aim is to give you a wide range of choices of the very best quality items. On this site you can also find many ideas for wedding gifts. The site also deals with the intriguing history of the giving and exchanging of rings, the history of marriage itself. For the guys, a wide range of ideas for the background of marriage proposals is given. It is hoped that you will enjoy your tour around this site and of course you are encouraged to comment on the posts and blogs.
There are many inspirational stories of love; great love stories from history and from mythology. The following are mainly the best fantasy love stories. I hope you will enjoy them.
Love Between Paris and Helen
This love story between Paris, son of King Priam of Troy and Helen of Sparta was a Greek legend told in Homer’s Iliad. The story of Helen’s abduction by and passionate love with Paris has inspired many writers as well as artists and poets through history. The legend goes that Helen of Troy, who was the wife of Menelaus, King of Sparta, was considered to be the most stunningly beautiful woman in the whole world. In Homer’s story he recounted that this adulterous love between Paris and Helen brought the total downfall of Troy.
The Love of Helen and Paris by Jacques-Louis David
The story unfolds as Paris decides which of three goddesses is the fairest to take as a lover. These three are Hera, Athena and Aphrodite. Finally Paris chooses Aphrodite, however he only chooses her because she promises to bring to him the most beautiful woman in the world – who is Helen, the wife of King Priam of Troy! Aphrodite keeps her promise and arranges circumstances that allow Paris to have her. By now Paris has fallen deeply in love with Helen and he abducts her from her husband, taking her back to Troy.
The Greeks then retaliate! Assembling a great army, led by Menelaus’s brother Agamemnon, an armada of 1,000 Greek ships sailed across the Aegean Sea to attack Troy. It was not an easy task to defeat Troy and the battle raged for 9 years. But then the Greeks had a ruse. They pretended to come in peace bearing gift and they offered the Trojans the gift of a large wooden horse. Foolishly (and dismissing repeated warnings) the citizens of Troy decided to accept the gift of the horse. However, when the horse was brought into the city they discovered to their horror that the horse was filled with expert trained Greek fighting men!
The Greek warriors emerged from the horse, and opened the city gates to admit the Greek army. The city of Troy was destroyed and Helen returned safely to Sparta, where she lived happily with Menelaus for the rest of her life. Paris was mortally wounded and died however, while trying to defend Troy.
Love Between Orpheus and Eurydice
In ancient Greek mythology, Orpheus was a hero renowned for his music that was so enchanting that it charmed all who heard it. His music was so captivating that even the stones and wild beasts were hypnotised by it. Orpheus was married to and deeply in love with his beautiful Eurydice who one day was bitten by a venomous snake and died.
Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus loved her so greatly that decided to go to the Underworld and bring her back. Having arrived in hades he charmed the gods of this dark place with his music and they allowed him to take Eurydice back with him. However, he was told he must not look back until they completely escaped the Underworld. When they reached the portals of Hades, Orpheus turned back to see if Eurydice is following him and she immediately disappeared back in the world of the dead.
Love Between Cleopatra and Mark Anthony
The immense turmoil in the events of the love story between these two has captivated people for so many centuries. With such power struggles and changing alliances, both in love and war, it is no wonder that we continue to wonder about it today.
Cleopatra was born in 69 BC in Alexandria Egypt. She was born to powerful parents who were of the Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt for many years; they were of Greek origin. Mark Antony, was powerful Roman general who was a close ally of Caesar. He was born around 87 BC, making him almost twenty years senior to Cleopatra. After ruling Egypt alongside her father Queen Cleopatra later became the sovereign ruler.
Cleopatra’s first political alliance was with the famous Roman general, Julius Caesar. She became his mistress and they had a son together. As to Mark Antony, although he had a privileged birth being born into a prominent political family, he spent his early adult years recklessly.
Mark Antony had a close friend who had a wife named Fulvia. This man died and in 49 BC Mark Antony took Fulvia as his own. After incurring a high level of debt in Rome, Antony fled to Greece and later joined the military. Mark Antony moved rapidly upwards in rank while in the military; this in part being due to his familial connections with Julius Caesar. Along the way, he allied himself with Octavian, who later ruled the entire Roman empire.
CLEOPATRA AND CESAR
When Julius Caesar was assassinated, Mark Antony was among three men who continued to rule Rome. In order to ensure Egypt’s loyalty to Rome, he sent for Cleopatra to discuss political alliances together. Although she refused him twice she eventually did agree to meet with him. During the very first meeting he was won over by her charm and fell in love with her. They soon began a relationship and later moved back to Egypt, where they were married. As with her relationship with Caesar, this new marriage solidified Cleopatra’s union with Rome.
Antony’s first wife, Fulvia, acted out in response to this by organizing an attack against Octavian and claiming she was acting on Antony’s behalf. Mark Antony tried to repair the damage by returning to her, although it was already too late and she died soon after. As an additional step, he married Octavia Minor, the sister of Octavian, to reunite the two families. Now it was Cleopatra’s turn to discover Antony’s infidelity, which she heard about a mere weeks before delivering twin babies. Despite this, she continued to help and support Antony in his military endeavors. By this point, Antony had doubts about Octavian’s true loyalties; he left Octavia Minor (who was pregnant) and returned to Cleopatra. Enraged and determined to gain more power, Octavian publicly spoke out against Antony and Cleopatra and launched a military attack.
Antony officially declared his allegiance and loyalty to Cleopatra. Afraid for her life, Cleopatra hid in her own burial tomb, amid rumors that she was already dead. With Octavian gaining a steady advantage in the fight, Antony killed himself with the mistaken belief that Cleopatra had done so too. With this knowledge, along with the fact that she would be made a prisoner of Octavian, Cleopatra also committed suicide. There are many different theories today as to how exactly she died, but the earliest records mostly agree that it was due to a self-inflicted cobra bite.
Your Own Story of Passionate Love and Romance
No doubt your own story of passionate love as a couple on the wedding night will also be an amazing story to remember. Select the link below for some tips for you both to help ensure that YOUR wedding night as a newly wed couple is as memorable as it possibly can be with as you learn more about how to have a great wedding night