Wedding Bells: Kris & Mark

The Wedding Program: The Ceremony

April 5th, 2006

note: Thanks so much to my cousin. Jennie designed our beautiful program…

“Love is a Journey”

The Marriage Celebration of
Kristina Balois Vera
Mark Andrew Phillips
Saturday, August 27, 2005

St.Denis Catholic Church
Diamond Bar, California

Entrance Rite
Music: Prelude “In Love We Chose to Live” – Jeanne Cotter

Music: “Clair De Lune” – Claude Debussy
Teresa Dunne, mother of the groom, escorted by Mark Phillips

Tom Jackiewicz and Jennifer Marzan
Tom Dunne III and Maria Smith
Hans Protzel and Betina Protzel, Matron of Honor
Kaine Marin (best man) and Susan Surapruik, Maid of Honor

Devon Dunne – Flower Girl

Nora Marzan and Porferio Marzan
Marichu Maddy, escorted by Scott Becker
Evelyn Balois, escorted by Charlie Basabica

Jovita Vera, mother of the bride, escorted by Michael Phillips, father of the groom

Music: The Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
Kristina Vera, escorted by Ramon Vera, father of the bride

Graphics for our Wedding Program

Opening Prayer
Celebrant-Rev. Msgr. James J. Loughnane, V.F.

Mothers of the bride and groom light the unity candle

Music: “Glory to God” – arrangement by Felix Wu, accompanist Pat Rogers

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading/Old Testament: Song of Songs 2:8-10,14,16a;8:6-7a
Carlene Dunne

Responsorial Psalm: “Taste and See” – James Moore (Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9) – Connie Salazar
Taste and see, Taste and see
The goodness of the Lord
Oh, taste and see, Taste and see
The goodness of the Lord
Of the Lord

Second Reading/New Testament: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a
Scott Becker

Gospel Acclamation
Music: Celtic Alleluia – Fintan and Chris Walker

Gospel: Matthew 22:35-40

Rite of Marriage
Our vows at the altar...

~Exchange of wedding vows & blessing and exchange of rings~

Ceremony of the Exchanging of Coins (Arrhae)
(Tom Jackiewicz and Susan Surapruik)
The celebrant blesses 13 coins that the groom presents to the bride. The thirteen coins represent the groom’s pledge of his dedication to the welfare of his wife and children. The bride receives the coins and she promises to lovingly manage their worldly goods in the spirit of God. The coins symbolize the couple’s commitment to mutually contributing to their relationship, their children and their community.

Lighting of the Unity Candle
(Scott Becker and Jennifer Marzan)
The candles symbolize the Light of Christ, the same light they received at Baptism and now receive again to lead them to their new life as a couple.
Music: “Christ Be Our Light” – Bernadette Ferrell

Ceremony of the Veil
(Tom Dunne III and Evelyn Balois)
The ceremonial veil is placed on the bride’s head and groom’s shoulder to represent the couple being “clothed as one” and symbolizes the union of their families. It also signifies the protection of the Holy Spirit and symbolize the couple will walk through life side-by-side as partners in marriage. Its original meaning was the symbol of the presence of the Lord, as the cloud was a symbol of His presence.

Ceremony of the Cord
(Kaine Marin and Marichu Maddy)
The cord in the shape of the figure eight is placed over the bride and groom draped loosely on their shoulders. The cord symbolizes the love and friendship that bind the couple. The figure eight represents the infinite bond of marriage

Prayer of the Faithful: Marichu Maddy
Response: Lord, hear our prayer

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Presentation of the Gifts/Offertory
Music: “Blest Are They” – David Haas

Eucharistic Prayer

Eucharistic Acclamation

Nuptial Blessing

Music: Lamb of God Angus Dei – Chant

Music: How Beautiful – Tiwla Paris

Offering of Flowers to Mary, our Mother
Music: Ave Maria – Franz Schubert

Concluding Rite

Final Blessing

Music: Clocks – Coldplay

Thank You

We would like to thank our friends and family for their constant love and support, and making all of this possible. We could not have done it without all of you there by our sides,

“They will see us waving from such great heights,
‘come down now,’ they’ll say
but everything looks perfect from far away,
‘come down now,’ but we’ll stay…”

In Love,

Kristina and Mark
27 August 2005

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