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Just Married! Sharlecia and Jarrod by Chaplain Pat at Churrascos , Houston, Texas

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Sharlicia and Jarrod took advantage of The Courhouse Wedding Chapel’s #Mobile Minister service to conduct a Civil Wedding Ceremony surrounded by family and friends at Churrascos In Southwest Houston on the memorable date of 11/14/14.  We wish them much happiness as they start out on their journey together.  Many blessings ..

Adding Personal Touches to Your Wedding

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The Wishing Tree at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel, Houston, Texas

 

Here are some personal touches that will enhance your small, intimate Courthouse style wedding ceremony or reception to make it special.

•Write your own wedding vows. It doesn’t have to read like poetry; the important thing is that it comes from your own heart. Print it out on an index card and keep it handy during the ceremony.
•Compile a CD with songs that symbolize your relationship or how it evolved. Play this during your reception or even burn a copy and distribute as souvenirs. Insert a small piece of paper explaining why you chose those songs.
•Instead of tossing your bouquet, present it to your mother (or a dear friend or mentor) during your reception. You can also have an additional bouquet made for your groom to present his mother at the same time.
•Guests often have free time on their hands during their reception. In the center of the table, place several pens and small pieces of paper in a pretty basket. Ask them to write their wishes, prayers, or advice for you and your fiancé. Compile in a scrapbook.

•Most wedding reception programs revolve around the couple: friends give speeches. Do something for the guests. Make a video of you and your fiancé talking about the people who’ve taught you what true love means. Mention friends who’ve demonstrated real loyalty, or family members who made great sacrifices for you. Intersperse your video with their photos. This is your chance to say thank you to all of them.
•If you have a close friend or family member who passed away, make him or her part of the occasion by inserting a small photo in your bouquet, or lighting a tribute candle at the church ceremony.
•If you have ethnic roots, incorporate a marriage ritual from your culture into your ceremony or perform it during your reception. eg. “Jumpin the broom”
•Wear an heirloom. For example, you can use your grandmother’s veil, or wear a locket that belongs to your mother. This is an excellent way of creating a sense of continuity between generations, celebrating your own family even as you go on to begin your own.
•Prepare an audio-video presentation that will be played during the last dance of the bride with the father. This can be just a simple montage of childhood photos. A guaranteed tear-jerker !
•If you have kids, help them feel like they’re part of the new family by asking them to stand next to you as you say your vows.
•Add little elements that say something about your relationship as a couple. For example, if you’re giving away picture frames, insert a poem that you wrote or a copy of your wedding vows. If you met at a beach (and would rather not have a beach-themed wedding) incorporate shells into your table centerpiece.

Just Married Cristal and Luis at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel in Houston

cristalluisCristal and Luis were married in a Spiritual Ceremony at The Courthouse Chapel in Houston on 10/25/2014. Crisal and Luis chose to reflect their relationship to family and friends by celebrating with a Unity Sand Ceremony. This demonstrated the blending of their lives and family into one unified Journey.  Best wishes and Many Blessings to Cristal and Luis for the future.

 

Just Married at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel ! Camille and Mark – 9/30/2014


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Take The Relationship Challenge

Whether its taking one of our classes or just making a decision to have a date night, Consider taking The Relationship Challenge. The the Chill out of your relationship.  A great relationship not only benefits you but your children, your family as well as your friends. (You inspire them too) Go Ahead! Print it out and keep it with you to remind yourself on a daily basis what brought you together in the first place

Just Married: Leah and Vincent at The Courthouse Wedding Chapel

 

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Leah and Vincent

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Leah and Vincent came in to The Courthouse Wedding Chapel single on Saturday Morning and walked out Married forever within the hour. How awesome is that. Congratulations Leah and Vincent ! What a way to start the weekend. We wish you many happy years together! Your Love is inspiring.

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About Chaplain Pat- Presiding Officiant

_DSC0977 Chaplain Pat is a five star, award winning, Ordained, Non Denominational, Inter-faith Wedding Minister and a Certified Life Coach in Houston, Texas. She brings her years of experience to The Courthouse Wedding Chapel with the Vision of providing couples with the atmosphere and resources to get married quickly, affordably and create pleasant, lasting memories for their journey ahead.

Chaplain Pat is associated with the Healthy Marriage Initiative in Texas and has been certified to teach the Texas eight hour communication course which allows couples in Texas to obtain a substantial discount on their marriage license fee.

Pat holds a Masters Degree and is a prior service member of the United States Armed Forces . She is the founder of Still Moment Ministry and Tranzitions Coaching.