Jaclyn tells her story to Maressa like this:
When I got married this past weekend, there was no mention of God, faith or heaven. My husband and I were married in upstate New York by a family friend who happens to be a judge, in a beautiful banquet center in Skaneateles, the town where I grew up. Why? A church was the last place we would want to commit to be with each other for the rest of our lives.
We purposely excluded religion on our special day, and that’s why I guess you could say that we had an atheist wedding. What surprised me the most, in the end, is how hard that is to do.
On our wedding day, in front of our family and friends, what we did wind up speaking about was love — recognizing our parents for helping us to know what the meaning of it was, and remembering family members we cared about who had passed on. We promised one another that we would do our best to fulfill our lives together.
Read the whole piece here.
Isn’t is great to read stories like this?
If you know anyone who wouldn’t mind sharing their (atheist wedding) vows, I would love to compile them for a future post. Feel free to send them to me