“Family and friends, welcome to the Ashford Estate.”
And so I began my sister’s wedding, a wedding in which I was performing the ceremony alongside the groom’s sister. My “career” as a wedding officiant had officially begun.
Little did my sister know, but version 1 of the ceremony was way different than version 10. But common to all versions was the focus on the meaning of marriage. What is marriage? What does it mean to me? What should I tell my sister and her future husband that it means to them? Do I even know anything about marriage being only 9 years in? I was forced to ask myself these questions, and to be honest, version 1 probably missed the mark.
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