"Welcome to all friends and family on this beautiful and joyful day. Michelle and Troy have asked me to extend a very warm welcome to you on this their wedding day. They have invited us here today to share in the celebration of their marriage. We come together not to mark the start of a relationship, but to recognize a bond that already exists. This marriage is one expression of many varieties of love. Love is one, though its expressions are infinite."
"I gave Troy and Michelle homework and asked them to tell me WHY they wanted to be married to each other. I mentioned that I have gotten pages and pages of letters and sometimes I just get, “he touches my booty and buys me tacos. I would marry someone for that! Here are the favorite parts of my letters that Troy and Michelle wrote to me.
“I am marrying Michelle is because of her willingness to put her wants aside for other people’s needs. “
“I want to marry Troy because I know life would suck without him in it.”
Seeee… sometimes it IS the succinct ones that really hit home."
"Troy and Michelle today you chose each other before everyone, to begin your life together. For all the tomorrows that follow, you will choose each other over and again, in the privacy of your hearts. Let your love and friendship guide you, as you learn and grow together. Experience the wonders of the world, even as patience and wisdom calm the restless nature. Through your partnership, may you always triumph over the challenges in your path. Through the comfort of loving arms, may you always find a safe place to call home."
Best wishes to Michelle and Troy Woolfolk!