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Writing a Wedding

For all those writers who have a wedding in their story and need help: I have researched it all and can help you!

Being a teenager, I’ve never attended a wedding as someone getting married, but I attended my cousins wedding a few years back. (plus a wedding where I was the flower girl, but I don’t remember much of that)

It is important to have a reason for your characters to get married. You can’t just marry two characters that just met without explaining WHY they are getting married. Is it normal in their world? Is it an arranged marriage?

Note: technically you CAN just marry two characters, but it comes off as more believable if you have a reason (:

Wedding Ceremony Script

Priest:
We gather here to unite these two people in marriage. Their decision to marry has not been entered into lightly and today they publicly declare their private devotion to each other. The essence of this commitment is the acceptance of each other in entirety, as lover, companion, and friend. A good and balanced relationship is one in which neither person is overpowered nor absorbed by the other, one in which neither person is possessive of the other, one in which both give their love freely and without jealousy. Marriage, ideally, is a sharing of responsibilities, hopes, and dreams. It takes a special effort to grow together, survive hard times, and be loving and unselfish.

Priest:
Do you both pledge to share your lives openly with one another, and to speak the truth in love? Do you promise to honor and tenderly care for one another, cherish and encourage each other, stand together, through sorrows and joys, hardships and triumphs for all the days of your lives?

Chelsea and Ravie:
We do.

Priest:
Do you pledge to share your love and the joys of your marriage with all those around you, so that they may learn from your love and be encouraged to grow in their own lives?

Chelsea and Ravie:
We do.

Priest:
May these rings be blessed as a symbol of your union. As often as either of you look upon these rings, may you not only be reminded of this moment but also of the vows you have made and the strength of your commitment to each other.
Ravie, please repeat after me …
I Ravie, promise to love and support you Chelsea and live each day with
kindness, understanding, truth, humor, and passion. With this ring, I thee wed.

Ravie: [Takes Chelsea’s hand, repeats vow, gifts ring, places ring on Chelsea’s finger]

Priest:
Chelsea, please repeat after me …
I Chelsea, promise to love and support you Ravie and live each day with kindness, understanding, truth, humor, and passion. With this ring, I thee wed.

Chelsea: [Takes Ravies’s hand, repeats vow, gifts ring, places ring on Ravie’s finger]

Priest:
Go now in peace and live in love, sharing the most precious gifts you have-
the gifts of your lives united. And may your days be long on this earth.
I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride.

[Chelsea and Ravie kiss]

Go to the link to find the site where I found this script.
If you google ‘writing a wedding’ you may find good results. The link below leads to some wedding vows, inspiration if you are writing wedding vows for your wedding couple.
Good luck!
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Happy Thanksgiving

A little LATE, but I figured that not everyone would be online yesterday.

SO:

Happy Thanksgiving!

And how was your black Friday? At my house, we don’t do black Friday. (sometimes online) TODAY HOWEVER we actually went to Khols! Wow! First we went to Perkins (a restaurant that I’m sure I didn’t spell right) Mom, Grandma, Catherine (my sister) and I  took my great grandma to Perkins for lunch, and then we went to Khols with her and bought a few things. My grandma bought some Christmas presents (not saying what!), Mom bought a sweater, and a shirt. I got a navy sweater that I can wear with skinny jeans and I got a navy long sleeved shirt (colors not planned) the shirt has flowers on it.

My sister got new boots because she grew out of her old ones (and in Wisconsin you need boots!) My great grandma didn’t need anything and just enjoyed the trip.

Overall it wasn’t as busy as we thought it would be, and it was fun to go shopping with (hold on I’m counting: great grandma, grandma, mom, me + my sis, 4 generations?) four generations.

I hope your thanksgiving was just as FUN!

P.S. two things: 1 the boys and guys where all out hunting that’s why they were not with us. 2 I felt so bad for all the little kids who where shopping and looked so tired.

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Said is NOT dead!

Said is NOT dead! This may come as a surprise to some of you. It certainly came as a surprise to me when I first started researching it.

I’m going to be using an example from my book The Lost Princess. (chapter 10)

“You should be fine now. Come into my office, wich is located on the first floor near the entry, and I will change your bandage twice a day.” The doctor said. He packed up his tools into his bag and turned to Jacob. “She can go to her coronation, but I expect you to watch her carefully. After all, you don’t want her to die before she’s married!” He nearly skipped out of the room, and they both followed him with their eyes.

“He’s a character.” Jacob finally said.

“For sure!” Ivory laughed. “Come on, help me out of bed.””

Now, you can see that I used the word ‘said.’ (how shocking) What would it be like if it looked like this?

“You should be fine now. Come into my office, wich is located on the first floor near the entry, and I will change your bandage twice a day.” The doctor explained. He packed up his tools into his bag and turned to Jacob. “She can go to her coronation, but I expect you to watch her carefully. After all, you don’t want her to die before she’s married!” He nearly skipped out of the room, and they both followed him with their eyes.

“He’s a character.” Jacob finally pronounced.

“For sure!” Ivory laughed. “Come on, help me out of bed.””

Which do you like better?

If you aren’t convinced, search ‘said is not dead’ in the google search bar. I recently discovered this, so I can’t tell you much, but my advice: USE A MIX OF BOTH SAID AND OTHER WORDS. 

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My New Top 5 Wattpad Books

These books are a MUST READ on Wattpad!

Note: These are in no particular order.

1 Evelyn. This book was on my list last time too. It is one of  my favorites and is by my friend Grace Matlyn.

Description: Princess Evelyn of Araryth mostly does what she wishes; at least until a marriage proposal arises. The rulers of Cylle, the island across the sea, request a dynastic union between their son, Prince Carl and Princess Evelyn. On the outside, Prince Carl is everything Evelyn could wish for, but below the surface, something dark is hidden. The polite sailor at the docks however, is quite a different story. Listen as Princess Evelyn guides through her romance, and beware the secrets that lie underneath.
NOTE: Evelyn is the first book in the series, The Araryth Chronicles. For more information, please visit: ararythchronicles.wordpress.com.

Books: https://www.wattpad.com/story/118441566-evelyn
Author: https://www.wattpad.com/user/GraceMatlyn

2 The Season. This book is AMAZING! It’s part of a series that is three books plus a prequel right now. (She may have more books I don’t know)

Description: Libby Marks-Whelan is decidedly not a lady. Kicked out of nearly every finishing school in the country, she’s shocked when her demure, straight-laced cousin Ella invites her to the royal court as attendant during her debutante season. What Ella fails to realize, however, is that Libby’s brand of mischief is exactly the kind of distraction Prince Andrew is looking for during his inaugural season as an eligible bachelor.

Book: https://www.wattpad.com/story/52944402-the-season-season-series-1
Author: https://www.wattpad.com/user/MissKatey/activity

3 The Captured Princess. You may be noticing a theme. I like princesses. This book I have STILL not read yet, but I really want to! I just can’t find the time….

Description: Princess Adira never wanted to have a royal title, and she most certainly never wanted all the pressure that came with it. She just wanted to have the freedom to be herself. To practice sword fighting for fun, and to be with the one she loved, Theo. But of course, that was something that could never happen. Theo was just a guard, someone her father would never allow her to marry.

Adira thought that being forbidden to marry Theo would be the worst thing to happen to her. But oh, how wrong she was. In the blink of an eye, her world is turned upside down. She is kidnapped by an embittered mercenary with a thirst for revenge and his peculiar sidekick, taken away from her home and used as leverage for the man’s wishes.

All is dark and she sees no hope. But she is not alone.

Book: https://www.wattpad.com/story/78888241-the-captured-princess
Author: https://www.wattpad.com/user/CollabCrew/activity

4 Runaway Princess. Again. Theme. I have not read this one either, but it’s on my list to read after the captured princess, and I read a few chapters. Looking forward to it!

Description: Lyra knew that one day she would be set into an arranged marriage like a chess piece. She had been preparing for it her whole life, and she was almost alright with her fate. But she never thought that her father would choose the man that he did. That decision changed everything.

The King of Whales is ruthless, more than twice her age and surrounded by tainted gold and loads of unsavory rumors. There has been many wives of his before Lyra, with no explanations to the untimely deaths of the previous five. With each dead Queen came more money from their kingdoms, straight into the King’s portly lap.

Disguised as a young man, Lyra runs from her duty as the only Princess of Nordic. She cuts her hair, takes her steed and dissapears into the night with her father’s men hot on her heels.

Enter Kaladin’s team. Occupation: Mercenaries.

Lyra uses skills taught to her by a close, childhood friend and plays herself into the trust of the dangerous strangers until they accept her, or rather, “Navani”, into their group.

What will happen to her once they see through her web of lies and tricks? Will Lyra give herself up as Princess when she is reunited with her long-lost friend, or will she carry on as a boy with the mercenaries?

Follow Lyra to see what she will do when she comes to realize that things have gotten far too big for her to handle on her own. There are assassin’s out for her head, king’s thirsting for her blood, and an underground network of people who live for her ruin. But there is also an unlikely Prince to deffend her, who has some tricks of his own to rely on. The Princess soon sees that she is not nearly as alone as she may have once thought.

What will Lyra do when she comes to terms with her destiny? Will she face it this time with her new friends, or will she chose to runaway again?

Book: https://www.wattpad.com/story/18416488-runaway-princess
Author: https://www.wattpad.com/user/TheBeautyintheBeast/activity

5 A Kind of Cinderella Story. Another princess one. I am in the middle of this one.

Description:  A masked Ball. Two hundred thirty five Ladies. Four men all posing as the Prince. One woman out to find freedom and happiness.

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As the King’s eldest son comes upon his twenty first year, the people eagerly anticipate the choosing of his bride, their soon-to-be future Queen. But as the day draws nearer, an announcement is sent throughout the whole kingdom, sending for all young ladies to come and attend a month long masked ball at the castle, with the winner being made his wife.

Meanwhile, Isabell, a young woman serving in the confines of a dirty estate is given a once in a lifetime opportunity: an invitation to the ball, extended to her by a distant aunt. She reluctantly agrees to go, as the only eligible young lady of the family. But things take a turn for the unexpected when Isabell finds herself falling in love with one of the castle servants instead.

Facing off against impossible odds and cruel competitors, she’ll have to choose between freedom and love.

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No mature content!

A Sequel Series of ‘A Kind of Beauty and the Beast Story’

Can be read as a stand alone though!

Book: https://www.wattpad.com/story/119449150-a-kind-of-cinderella-story
Author: https://www.wattpad.com/user/cjyoung24/activity

Please check out these books on Wattpad! Some of them are on my reading list, some are not. If you don’t have Wattpad I encourage you to check it out! It’s amazing! I was really skeptical of it, but it has lived up to expectations.

 

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Leaving

So as you may know, I’m not much of a people person. Don’t take me wrong, I LOVE my friends and everyone, but I’m just a very quiet, shy person. You may not guess it from my writing, but yes, I am. I had a lot of people time today, so I’m a little overwhelmed, but that’s okay.

Today is Sunday, for those of you who are reading this later. It’s 8:47 where I live and my siblings are in bed. My mom is watching a HTV movie on the couch across from me. I’m blogging, as you can tell. Today was a very busy day. It is/was our last Sunday in North Carolina. We said a lot of good-byes, some of them to be our last. We made plans to get together over the next week with our friends.

Today I said goodbye to people I’ve only known for three years.

Today was one of the hardest days, because while it feels like I’ll keep on seeing everyone, I know I won’t see half of them again. And that’s very sad. Because even if I rarely talk to them, most of my youth group has influenced me in some way. And even if some of them are annoying from time to time, everyone has their moments.

And I want to say, I’ll miss you all.

You bought a cookie cake for me, took pictures with the polaroid camera, prayed over me, wrote me special notes on the chalkboard wall, and made me a card that you all signed. I love that. Thank you oh so much.

But it’s sad. It really is.

I’m learning, I’m growing, I’m leaving. I don’t want to leave my best of friends, my fellow LGRG writers.

But that’s life.

One of my friends made a special gift, she decorated a bunch of pages in the journal we do together. She made special notes and included a picture of her family. She’s so awesome and amazing.

I also reconnected with a friend who I was good friends with for a while, but then something happend and now we aren’t as close. But today I felt like we where really truly friends again, wich I’ve had that felling recently. She’s really nice, a bit different from time to time, but sweet.

I’ll miss them all. I’m glad I could have this time, three years, to live in North Carolina and enjoy the fellowship of my fellow youth. All of them, even the ones who I don’t know well, because youth wouldn’t be the same without them.

I’ll miss them.

Goodbye.

 

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Thank YOU!

Dear followers,

I have some news. A poem. And a message.

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Yes! 500+ likes on Just Writing!! Thank you so much!! And:

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62 followers!!! Thank you!!! As a special reward/treat I give you:

Thank You:

Thank you for all the likes
Thank you for all the comments
Thank you for all these months you’ve spent reading my silly posts
Thank you for all the follows, from the very first to the latest

Thank you

I thank you from the bottom of my heart
I can’t thank you enough
I wish I could meet you all, and tell you how I feel
I wish I could send you a present

A hug
To you
A hug
From me

Thank you

I invite you
I sent you your own invitation
To celebrate
With me
Today

Thank you

 

You are the best!

You are the greatest!

You’ve done so much and made me so, so happy. Thank you.”

Sincerely,

Loretta Marchize

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A little about me

Hey so my house got an offer and long story short, we accepted. We will be leaving the 19th or 20th, wish us luck! Anyways, I was sick yesterday and didn’t get much done, so today I will post a little about me!

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I think I’ve shared this one before, my three Rs.

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This one I get ALL THE TIME it’s really annoying.

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I love the Lunar Chronicles! *hearts*

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He he- this one is just so cute! warriors-default.png

This one is a tee-shirt design I made because I love Warriors.

Anyway, you can see a little of what I LOVE to do!

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Fairy Tale Chronicles

Hey all! Remember I talked about The Lost Princess being part of a series? Well, I made a website for it where you can find all the chapters and information about The Lost Princess, and Ambassador, not Princess. The website just went public, so you will be the second to see it! (The first was my friend Grace- she checked it out for me)

Enjoy!

The Link: fairytalechronicles.wordpress.com