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By: Reverend Rudy | Wedding Officiants with Venue | Toronto, GTA, Durham Region, Ontario|   19-11-2010

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Here's some of beautiful quotes, words and sayings to honour our mothers

A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.  
Victor Hugo

A daughter is a gift of love.  
Author Unknown

All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother.  
Abraham Lincoln

A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend. 
Author Unknown

Beloved, you are my sister, you are my daughter, you are my face; you are me. 
Toni Morrison

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm. 
Bruce Barton

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. 
William M. Thackeray

A mother's love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law and no pity it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.  
Agatha Christie

Daughters are angels sent from above to fill our heart with unending love. 
Author Unknown

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie. 
Tenneva Jordan

A daughter is a day brightener and a heart warmer. 
Author Unknown

I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me.  They have clung to me all my life. 
Abraham Lincoln

As a mother comforts her child so I will comfort you!

(The Bible)

A mother is like a warm blanket you can wrap around you, giving you security, warmth, hope, comfort and love.

Rev. Rudy Heezen

A mother is the one who carried you close to her heart for nine months and gave you life!

Rev. Rudy Heezen

Rev. Rudy Heezen Wedding Officiant Toronto Blog

As a Wedding Officiant I am often asked about ways to make the ceremony unique.As a Wedding Officiant I take each marriage ceremony very seriously and personalize every wedding to suit the occasion.

Following are some Ceremony Options for your consideration

Unity Candle Ceremony


The Unity Candle Ceremony is one ceremony option consisting of lighting one candle from two separate candles held by the bride and groom. This ceremony symbolizes the union of two lives into one. Creative variations can be added to the ceremony, such as the mothers of the bride and groom lighting the candles prior to being seated or during the ceremony. The couple may decide keep the candle (some couples re-light the candle each year on their anniversary, symbolizing their recommitment to each other).

Unity Sand Ceremony


The Unity Sand Ceremony is a ceremony option that has the same symbolism as the Unity candle but utilizes coloured sand poured into a glass container, creating multiple layers of different coloured sand. You can have as many people participate as you like and you retain the container as a keepsake. It is a wonderful way to involve children, blended families, even a soon to be born baby!


The Blessing of the Rings


Wedding rings are a visible sign of an inward symbol of love uniting two loyal hearts in endless love. It is a seal of the vows made to one another. It symbolizes living together in unity, love and happiness for the rest of the couple’s lives.

Breaking of the Glass


The breaking of the glass is one of the ceremony options at the end of a wedding ceremony (usually reserved for Jewish ceremonies). However, it is a beautiful ending to any wedding. Breaking the glass serves to remind us of two very important aspects of a marriage. The bride and groom - and everyone - should consider these marriage vows as an irrevocable act - just as permanent and final as the breaking of the glass is unchangeable. On the other hand the breaking of the glass is also a warning of the frailty of a marriage. A single thoughtless act, breach of trust, or infidelity can damage a marriage in ways that are very difficult to undo - just as it would be to undo the breaking of this glass. Knowing that this marriage is permanent, the bride and groom should strive to show each other the love and respect befitting their spouse and love of their life.

Hands Ceremony


This is a recent favourite of many couples. A three to five minute ceremony in which the
uses the phrasing, "These are the hands that..." prior to the vows.

Honouring the Mothers


This is a ceremony option in which a brief reading and/or add-lib is done and at the conclusion of which the bride and/or groom present their mother(s) with a rose or similar.

Silent Blessing and Moment of Remembrance


Both are small blessings/readings honouring the deceased. They may include specific names or a general statement or could include lighting of a candle.

Additional Ceremony Options

Rose Ceremony


A symbolic ceremony using roses as a symbol of love, couples who have chosen this ceremony have described it as an extremely beautiful and very moving.

Support from Families Service


Parents become part of the introduction to the vows. The officiant asks who brings this couple to be wed.

Jumping the Broom


There are many different versions of this ritual which involves the couple jumping over the broom. Essentially, the jumping of the broom is a symbol of sweeping away of the old and welcoming the new, or a symbol of a new beginning.

Have a wonder-filled Wedding Day!

Rev. Rudy Heezen Toronto Wedding Officiant

P. 905-668-8994


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