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Buddhist Wedding Alisa & Jules (05/01/2018)


(Keep smiling) Dad: Just relax, he’s filming Uncle: Oh here, here! Let me turn my boy around so you can film him Uncle: Oh here, here! Let me turn my boy around so you can film him (Go to the Ancestor Hall first) (Introduction and Ceremony Plan) Today, in front of Saints, Spirits and Ancestors are the Groom – Jules Maxime Kassmann and the Bride – Le Phuong Anh, named Minh Tri. Witnessed by all the Saints, Spirits, Ancestors, monks and family, they are to celebrate their commitments to each other. […] Witnessed by all the Saints, Spirits and Ancestors from heaven, we are asking to be blessed with your counsels so we can use them as our guidance in our journey to build a family. We will be happy together from this day on until death do us part. We hope for your guidance and blessing. (Chanting) Monk: The Husband has to be kind, and to show love and respect. The Wife has to be loyal, kind, caring, managing both households and career so that her family can thrive. That is how a family can be happy, and a home full of fortune. Jules (Chanting): Nam Mo Bon Su Thich Ca Mau Ni Phat Witnessed by the Saints, Spirits and Ancestors, grandparents, parents and relatives My name is Jules Maxime Kassmann. I promise to take the person I love most Le Phuong Anh, named Minh Tri to be my wife. I promise to forever love her, be faithful, and to be together on our journey through life. Mom: He reads well Now it’s the bride’s vows to the groom with everyone as witness. Witnessed by all Saints, Spirits and Ancestors, grandparents, parents and relatives. My name is Le Phuong Anh, named Minh Tri I promise to take the person I love most, Jules Maxime Kassmann to be my husband. I promise to forever love him and to be faithful. And that we will go together into our journey through life. Let’s all congratulate the newly wedded couple and wish them a forever happy life. And now please invite the father of the Bride, Mr. Le Nam Lien, to represent the families to say a few words. Dad: My dearest children, fate has brought you two together, and in this special moment we, parents, from the bottom of our heart, wish you all the best in life. We wish you both a happy and peaceful life, holding hands together on the journey of the life you have chosen. No matter what issues you might encounter, you both should strive to overcome them. We are also very proud that destiny has brought you two to Buddhism. The light of Buddhism will light your path […] Thank you to all the Saints […] the Monks at this temple who, with their efforts, have made this ceremony successful. I would like to thank my parents, brothers and sisters, all my nieces and nephews, and close friends who have come here to witness this happy day for our children. We wish you all a peaceful, happy life in the light of the Buddha. (chanting) (chanting) (grandparents sit and the parents stand behind) (How many times?) (Three) (Continue lessons from the Monk) (Chanting) We are the grandparents of Phuong Anh. Today we are all here to witness their happy day. We want to wish you both all the happiness in life, health and good fortune.

Jerry Heath

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