Using language and culture to share your love

Because my love for you
Is higher than words,
I have decided to fall silent. [1]

Authored by: Annette Marchant

Love embodies magical moments, moments of peace. The world stops spinning. When all you feel is bliss—even if just for the time it takes to hold that thought.

You know as much as I, that our world doesn’t work without words. Heart-to-heart conversations take you to places you’ve never been before especially when it comes to a lifetime with the one you love.

It’s a sweet place where you know something life-changing is happening. Where the deepest part of your soul is being shared, a part of you so precious that in moments you struggle to put it into words.

“I have decided to fall silent” for the moment is too precious to speak.

The beautiful quiet envelops you both; working its magic by connecting your feelings to words—in these moments—your hearts begin to speak the same language.

Everything we are is threaded with language (born out of culture) and culture is language used to express who we are—our history, traditions, family, and future hopes—without it—you cannot sustain its existence. In fact, studies have shown that 40% of everyday speech is dedicated to expressing how we feel or think.

That’s why in big moments, like your wedding, you’ll often choose to celebrate with the richness of your language and culture—and Enduring Promises is there to help you celebrate the language and culture of your hearts.

“When a person speaks their mother tongue, a direct connection is established between heart, brain, and tongue. Our personality, character, modesty, shyness, defects, skills, and all other hidden characteristics become truly revealed through the mother tongue because the sound of the mother tongue in the ear and its meaning in the heart give us trust and confidence.” [2]

Your Wedding day is a significant day in which your words will hold such meaning and promise, trust and confidence. The commitment you are making surrounded by those who love you; sharing the deepest part of who you are with the one you love…”higher than words.”

Enduring Promises has Wedding Officiants who may share your story in either French, German, Spanish, Russian, or Romanian.* If we can’t speak your language, please know, we would be delighted to celebrate a portion of your wedding in your language! Invite a family member to do a reading or have a loved one share a blessing in your language. We are happy to incorporate these special moments—the language of your love.

Your Ceremony, Your Way is our premier package with access to an online portal that provides you with the content you need to create your wedding ceremony, incorporating every detail that expresses your love.

Our Ceremony template allows for Cultural Celebrations, there are several options available, but if the one you want isn’t there, be sure to add it in—we’ll make it happen, and practice it with you during the rehearsal so that your special moment is celebrated with love and respect.

Cultural traditions are passed down and last the test of time because they are refined reflections of who we are. They have a special meaning that is hard to put into words, but when incorporated into your declaration of love you are standing on the foundation of the past, looking to the future with hope because of those who’ve walked before you.

“My husband and I come from different religious backgrounds and prior to Enduring Promises, we’d had trouble finding a wedding Officiant that was aligned with our values as a couple. We were provided access to the most nimble console, which allowed us to craft every aspect of our ceremony and provided examples of text and anecdotes that other couples had used in the past.

Because of their console, we were able to customize every element of our ceremony and include our friends and family in different aspects. Our Officiant then reviewed our entries in detail multiple times and made suggestions to us to help make transitions more fluid and to allow for a more inclusive session. They also had fun suggestions such as having our friends and family cheer as the groom walked down the aisle, which was such a beautiful touch.

The icing on the cake was the calm and kind way in which our ceremony was officiated, it made our audience feel so welcome. Our Officiant kept whispering words of encouragement to both of us during emotional parts of the ceremony such as the vow and ring exchanges. Our guests could not stop complimenting—and we felt so at peace starting our marriage under Enduring Promises guidance.” [3]

At Enduring Promises, we unabashedly celebrate love—your love. It all begins with words—let us know what you need on your Wedding day. Inquire Today!

[1] Nizar Qabbani; The Book of Love
[2] Hurisa Guvercin;
[3] Temmy married September 2022; Wedding Wire Review
* availability may vary by market

About the Author: Annette Marchant

Annette Marchant is a copywriter and homebody from Calgary. She writes—and is a happy contributor to this blog. Her love of words is fueled by black tea and a great set of headphones. Her home is filled with boys and one of them is an Officiant with Enduring Promises.