Mombo, Portsmouth, NH

Had the pleasure of performing my first wedding at the Mombo last Saturday. This is a great little restaurant and the perfect place for a wedding ceremony. When I first arrived, the power was out (due to weather conditions) but it came back on about 5 minutes afterward. The Custom Wedding Ceremony created by the couple was a delight to perform and went very smoothly. It featured a couple of readings – one by the Groom’s grandmother and the second by the Bride’s brother. The ceremony also included a Community Affirmation where the guests pledged to support the couple in their marriage. Here are the words to the Affirmation:

Celebrant: Friends and family, you occupy an important place in this couple’s lives.

It is in your company that these two have learned the lessons of friendship, of the tremendous act of giving one’s love to another, and they ask your blessing, as well, over their marriage.

Now that their life is entering a new phase, your role will be different, but not diminished.

And so on this, their wedding day, Siobhan and Geoffry ask you to remain steadfast, reaching out to them in times of trouble, helping them to celebrate their achievements and their joys.

Wherever your own destiny may carry you, we ask that you continue to include them in your lives.

If you will do this, please answer “We will.”

Guests: We will!

No special colors for this ceremony, but there was certainly a festive holiday atmosphere! Congratulations, Geoffry & Siobhan!


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