Congratulations to actors Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips, who were married on Tuesday in the Irish countryside. People magazine, who got the exclusive on the announcement, didn’t mention anything about the ceremony – but since both actors are devout Scientologists, odds are pretty good that it was a Scientologist ceremony. While there are several options for Scientologist weddings, one of the most popular was the one that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes did when they got married. Here’s a refresher course on the vows for those of you who are less obsessed with Scientology than I am:
In the 1950s, L. Ron Hubbard wrote wedding vows that stress the mutual needs of the couple, now referred to as Scientology’s “traditional ceremony.” They include such quaint advice to the groom as “Now Tom, girls need clothes and food and tender happiness and frills, a pan, a comb, perhaps a cat. All caprice if you will, but still they need them,” and to the bride: “Hear well, sweet Katie, for promise binds. Young men are free and may forget. Remind him that you may have necessities and follies, too.”
Best of luck to the newlyweds, and may their future be filled with pans, combs, and perhaps even cats.