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ASK US ABOUT THE UNITY CANDLE CEREMONY FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY CELEBRATION!!
Reverend Johnson performing wedding at Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Square gazebo leading bride and groom in Unity Candle Ceremony (see bottom of this page for the reading)
OR ABOUT THE UNITY SAND CEREMONY !
REVEREND JOHNSON CONDUCTING UNITY SAND CEREMONY ON UGA CAMPUS LAWN (see bottom of this page for the reading)
OR THE UNITY CANDLE CEREMONY WITH A SPECIAL TWIST TO INCLUDE CHILDREN!
PASTOR JOHNSON CONDUCTING UNITY CANDLE CEREMONY IN PRIVATE ROOM OF GA. AQUARIUM IN DOWNTOWN ATLANTA (see bottom of this page for the reading)
OR HOW ABOUT JUMPING THE BROOM?
“JUMPING THE BROOM” IS THE NEXT STEP FOR THIS GORGEOUS COUPLE AS FOX 5 ATLANTA SHOWS LIVE VIDEO OF THIS 11-11-11 WEDDING CEREMONY HELD AT 11:00 PM BY REVEREND THOMAS JOHNSON WHO HAS JUST ANNOUNCED “YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE.” AND THEN PREPARES FOR THE BEST MAN TO PLACE THE BROOM IN POSITION TO "JUMP THE BROOM" AND THE BRIDE AND GROOM WILL BE "SWEPT" INTO THEIR NEW LIVES TOGETHER AS A MARRIED COUPLE OF HUSBAND AND WIFE! click
(see bottom of this page for the reading)
OR THE TRADITIONAL IRISH BLESSING
and Pastor Johnson concludes Ceremony by reading Traditional Irish Blessing at gorgeous Sunday afternoon Brunch Wedding at Little Gardens (see bottom of this page for the reading)
SERIOUSLY FOLKS - AS SEEN HERE REVEREND JOHNSON CAN CUSTOMIZE ANY TYPE OF CEREMONY THAT YOU CAN DREAM OF OR IMAGINE - "YOU MAY KISS THE BRIDE AND LET THE HORSES OUT OF THE BARN!!!"
I CORINTHIANS 13 THE LOVE CHAPTER
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
TRADITIONAL IRISH BLESSING
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND BLESS
YOU. MAY YOU SEE YOUR CHILDREN'S
CHILDREN. MAY YOU BE POOR IN
MISFORTUNES AND RICH IN
BLESSINGS. MAY YOU KNOW NOTHING
BUT HAPPINESS FROM THIS DAY
FORWARD. MAY THE ROAD RISE UP TO
MEET YOU. MAY THE WIND BE FOREVER
AT YOUR BACK. MAY THE SUN SHINE
WARM UPON YOUR FACE, AND RAINS
FALL SOFT UPON YOUR FIELDS. AND
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY GOD
HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.
APACHE WEDDING PRAYER
NOW YOU WILL FEEL NO RAIN,
FOR EACH OF YOU WILL BE SHELTER FOR THE
OTHER. NOW YOU WILL FEEL NO COLD,
FOR EACH OF YOU WILL BE WARMTH TO THE
OTHER. NOW THERE WILL BE NO
LONELINESS, FOR EACH OF YOU WILL BE
COMPANION TO THE OTHER. NOW YOU ARE
TWO PERSONS, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE LIFE
BEFORE YOU. MAY BEAUTY SURROUND YOU
BOTH IN THE JOURNEY AHEAD AND THROUGH
ALL THE YEARS. MAY HAPPINESS BE YOUR
COMPANION, AND YOUR DAYS TOGETHER BE
GOOD AND LONG UPON THIS LAND.
JUMPING OF THE BROOM
WE END THIS CEREMONY WITH THE
TRADITION OF JUMPING THE
BROOM. AS OUR BRIDE & GROOM
JUMP THE BROOM, THEY ENTER
INTO THE LAND OF WEDDED BLISS!
THIS SYMBOLIZES THE SWEEPING
AWAY OF THE OLD AND THE
BEGINNING OF THE NEW. THE
BRIDE & GROOM WILL NOW START
THEIR NEW LIFE TOGETHER WITH A
MINISTER SAYS: WE WILL ALL
COUNT TOGETHER: 1,2,3…JUMP
ALL TOGETHER NOW…1,2,3 JUMP!
UNITY SAND CEREMONY
THE DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE ORIGIN OF THE TRADITIONAL SAND CEREMONY AS USED WORLDWIDE IN THE WIKIPEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA WAS WRITTEN IN PART FOR THE WIKEIPEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA BY REVEREND THOMAS JOHNSON please click here!
One of the most popular additions to contemporary wedding ceremonies is what has come to be called THE SAND CEREMONY. It is really very easy to add to your vows and I am frequently asked how to perform the Sand Ceremony. Basically, it is very similar to the popular and now-traditional Unity Candle. The biggest advantage is that the Sand Ceremony can be used better outdoors because there are no candles for the wind to extinguish. In the Sand Ceremony, rather than using three candles, you simply use three transparent vessels. Different colors of sand are used in two of the vessels and are poured together alternately by the bride and groom into a third empty vessel. This can be used as a keepsake for the mantle, shelf, or wherever they would like in their new home. This single multi-colored vase represents the two becoming one concept that the Unity Candle has always represented. Again, this is meaningful and symbolic of what the whole marital union represents! The officiant can end the pouring of the sand by saying “Just as these grains of sand can never again be separated into their old containers, like sand through the hourglass, so will now be the days of your married life together!”
ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION BRAVES PRESS RELEASE TURNER FIELD WEDDING CEREMONY!
"I now pronounce you husband and wife... you may kiss the bride"
Atlanta Braves RSS feed 11:15 am May 17, 2011, by Staff Writer Carroll Rogers. Can't resist a little love in the air at the ballpark today. Cindy and Sean Logan of Suwanee tied the wedding knot today at Turner Field during batting practice. They got hitched in the stands behind the Braves dugout. The wedding ceremony was performed by Atlanta "Wedding Minister to the Stars" Reverend Thomas Johnson.
Why on a Tuesday, you ask? Apparently they had planned to get married here on Sunday May 29 but ESPN picked up the game and moved it to 8 p.m. and the minister wasn't available that night. (Hey, I thought it messed with writers plans. Ha!)
I'll attach some photos of the happy couple, who wore Bride and Groom on the back of their respective jerseys. She wore the home whites of course. Their jersey numbers (along with Cindys son Ben Letostaks) spelled out todays date 5-17-11. Nice touch!
OK, almost game time.
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REVEREND THOMAS JOHNSON IS A NATIONALLY KNOWN AUTHOR - HIS DEFINITION OF "THE UNITY CANDLE IN A MARRIAGE CEREMONY" WAS CHOSEN BY THE WIKIPEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA TO BE USED AS THE OFFICIAL DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF "THE UNITY CANDLE." YOU CAN READ SOME OF HIS NATIONALLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES ON WEDDINGS AND MARRIAGE BY CLICKING BELOW:
"HOW TO USE AN AISLE RUNNER IN MY ATLANTA WEDDING CEREMONY" IS REVEREND JOHNSON'S MOST RECENTLY PUBLISHED HANDBOOK GUIDE AND IS USED BY WEDDING PLANNERS AND COORDINATORS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO DEMONSTRATE PROPER USE OF THE AISLE RUNNER - IT CAN BE READ BY CLICKING HERE - FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS WITH YOUR OWN WEDDING PROFESSIONALS!
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