Forever Yours Ministry             

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Serving      Central   New York State  ,     Adirondacks Areas

Hello and Thank you for coming to my web sight here today.

I'm Barb a   Licensed Ordained Minister.  I am happy  to help you and your partner plan your perfect  wedding ceremony. I will help you have a  meaningful, memorable, and stress-free wedding day.  I belong to two churches so I can give you a church wedding or a private venue place  its your choice for you beautiful wedding day.

Personalize your special day with just the right words, I have  many ceremonies available to choose from customized to you and your spouse.

I can also  add in a Mothers Rose  ceremony  to show the Mothers just  how special they are to you both.   I can give you  a  Candle-lighting, Wine ceremony...or just keep it short and sweet a elopement ceremony .   It's all up to you It's your day done your way ! 

I have a beautiful full service Catholic wedding services all with Communion service wine and Mothers rose included. I welcome you to use my church if you currently don't attend one your always welcome to come to mine.

Contact me today, and check this one off your list you have your Minister. Set your date today don't miss out on the day you want. I can marry you in a church or a castle or in the Adirondacks a park, waterfall, Niagara falls. I have some honeymoon special places to can go  just ask for information.

I offer military and AARP  members discounts.  

Contact me:   

Minister Barbara Ladabouch  

or call  315 416-0753 Please leave a message

Marriage - Thinking of that special day making the commitment planning  so much to do  .  Let me assist you in making your marriage to be one of professionalization catered to your wishes.  I will be honored to be a part of your Vow renewal service

I have some touching services to  show your love and commitment to each other.  I will perform your wedding in the location of your choice..  You took the time to find your soulmate to marry take and make the first step of your married life a part of Forever Yours Ministry.

Here are a couple of standard simple ceremonies below but I will work with you create a custom service just for you.

Traditional Christian Wedding Ceremony

Welcome Family and Friends

We are gathered here today in the sight of God and angels, and the presence of friends and loved ones, to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes and blessings to the words which shall unite _____________and________________ in holy matrimony.

Marriage is a most honorable estate, created and Instituted by God, signifying unto us the mystical union, which also rests between Christ and the Church; so too may this marriage be adorned by true and abiding love.

Should there be anyone who has cause why this couple should not be united in marriage, they must speak now or forever hold their peace.

(If bride is escorted forward)

If you choose to have the Mothers Roses Service and Grandmothers Roses service held Iplace it here for you.

Who is it that brings this woman to this man? (If the father, he may answer “her mother and I”, “her father on behalf of the family” or simply “I do” . He will place the bride’s hand with the groom’s and steps back. 

______________and____________________ life is given to each of us as individuals, and yet we must learn to live together. Love is give to us by our family and friends. We learn to love by being loved. Learning to love and living together is one of life’s greatest challenges and is the shared goal of a married life.

But a husband and wife should not confuse love of worldly measures for even if worldly success is found, only love will maintain a marriage. Mankind did not create love; love is created by God.

The measure of true love is a love both freely given and freely accepted, just as God’s love of us is unconditional and free.

Today truly is a glorious day the Lord hath made – as today both of you are blessed with God’s greatest of all gifts – the gift of abiding love and devotion between a man and a woman    

 All present here today – and those here in heart – wish both of you all the joy, happiness and success and the world has to offer.

As you travel through life together, I caution you to remember that the true measure of success, the true avenue to joy and peace, is to be found within the love you hold in your hearts. I would ask that you hold the key to your heart very tightly.

Within the Bible, nothing is of more importance that love. We are told the crystalline and beautiful truth: “God is Love”. We are assured that “Love conquers all”. It is love, which brings you here today, the union of two hearts and two spirits.

honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others

and holding only to him forevermore?
(“I do”)

As your lives continue to interweave as one pattern, remember that it was love that brought you here today, it is love that will make this a glorious union, and it is love which will cause this union to endure.


(You may selection other vows, pick for our different denomination vows, or write your own)

Would you please face each other and join hands.

(Groom) ___________________do you take _________________to be your wife?

Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others

and holding only to her forevermore?
(“I do”)

(Bride) ________________do you take_________________ to be your Husband?

Do you promise to love,

Vows to be repeated  (you may change these vows or write your own)

(Groom) I,________________ take thee _________________, to be my wife.
 To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer.
 I promise my love to you forevermore.

(Bride) I,___________________ take thee ________________ to be my Husband.
 To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer.
  I promise my love to you forevermore.

Exchange of Rings
(rings are not required for a marriage ceremony)

(If a song is being sung, it is often added at this point)

Additional Reading – often from “Ephesians”

(Some couples delete this passage from the ceremony)

In Ephesians, the relationship between husband and wife is compared to between Christ and the church:

______________________ and ___________________ as the two of you come into this marriage uniting you as husband and wife, and as you this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another.

 Be able to forgive, do not hold grudges, and live each day that you may share it together – as from this day forward you shall be each other’s home, comfort and refuge, your marriage strengthened by your love and respect.

Prayer if desired. Your choice use or not .

If there are minor children coming into the marriage, it is important they be mentioned in the prayer.

Some couples will have the minister ask guests to join in the Lord’s Prayer or it may be sung or played in tape – CD. Other couples will ask someone else to read the prayer or say their own prayer.

Unity Candles

(If unity candles are used – optional – it will be at this point in the ceremony.)

 “___________________ and ________________ the two lighted candies symbolize your separate lives, your separate families and your separate sets of friends. I ask that you each take one candle and that together you light the center candle.

The individual candies represent your individual lives before today. Lighting the center candle represents that your two lives are now joined to one light, and represents the joining together of your two families and sets of friends to one.

”(You can also involve children in the unity candle ceremony )

Pronouncement as Husband & Wife

____________________ and ___________________in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your love

for each other by these vows, the giving of these rings and the joining of your hands,

I now declare you to be husband and wife.

Benediction  -   (may be deleted if you wish)

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up his countenance unto you, and give you peace. By the Authority of the State of New York I now Announce that you are officially  Husband and Wife.

Congratulations, you may kiss your bride

I present to you Mr. and Mrs. ____________________________. You may now kiss your Bride .

After the couple have exited, I will thank everyone for coming on the Bride and Groom behalf and make any reception announcements you wish.)

  Simple Civil Wedding Service No Fluff

Welcome to family and friends  of the bride and Groom today 

Dearly beloved, we have come together in the presence of friends and family to witness and bless the joining together of this man and this woman in holy matrimony.

The union of husband and wife in heart, body and mind is intended for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity therefore, marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but solemnly, deliberately and joyfully. Into this union now come to be

 _______________ and _____________  asked to be joined in marriage here  today.

____________ will you have this woman to be your wife; to live together in the bonds of marriage?

Will you love her, comfort her, honor her, and keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you shall live?


_____________ will you have this man to be your husband; to live together I the covenant of marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you shall live?



Groom Repeat after me:

I ___________         take you             _________

 To be my wedded wife.  To have and    to hold From this day forward, For better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness And in health To love and to cherish For as long as we both shall live, this is my solemn vow.

Bride_____________     Repeat after me:

I ___________        take you           _________   

To be my wedded husband. To have and to hold From this day forward,

For better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness And in health .

To love and to cherish For as long as we both shall live, this is my solemn vow.

May I have the rings please.

From the earliest of times, the circle has been a symbol of completeness, a symbol of love that is never ending. As often as either of you look at this symbol, be reminded of the commitment to love each other.

They exchange rings place on each others finger and speak  the sentence below

______________I give you this ring as a symbol of my love.

____________ I give you this ring as a symbol of my love.

_______ and ___________ you have now affirmed before your family and friends your love and care for each other.

May the challenges of your life together be met with courage and optimism. May you learn from your failures and grow in your achievements.

 May your life together bless you with family and friends who love and support you

May you face troublesome times with a stout, but light heart. May you share with others the radiance of your seasons of joy and pleasure.

May you always remember that a sense of humor and saying “I’m sorry” are both magical and healing.

May the spirit of love be ever a part of your lives. So that the union we here celebrate this day be worthy of continued celebration tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow.

Before this gathering __________- and _________- have promised each other their love and have given each other rings to wear as a sign of their deep commitment. 

Therefore, by the power vested in my by the State of New York ........     I  Minister Ladabouch do here by proclaim… that you are husband and wife.

You may kiss as Husband and Wife