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Alec & Jill on the BeachOn the romantic Seven Mile Beach in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, Jill Marie Gale and Alexander Earl Usticke were married on May 15, 1996. The Rev. Noel Anderson Johnson officiated at the ceremony, which was written by the groom.

A reception for a hundred family members and friends was held under a tent on the lovely grounds of the bride's parents' home in Unionville, New York. Tables were decorated in pink and white with silver baskets filled with tiny shells marking each place. Pink and white flowers hung from the tent openings. A video of the ceremony was shown and dancing was enjoyed on the outdoor dance floor.

The bride is the daughter of Paul and Catherine Gale of Unionville. The groom is the son of Gordon Usticke of Athens, New York and Phyllis Ruzzi of Sleepy Hollow Lake, New York.

The bride graduated from Minisink Valley High School, Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, and State University College of New York at New Paltz, earning a master's degree.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Catskill High School and has a bachelor's degree from Mount Saint Mary College.

The Usticke's wedding trip was a Caribbean cruise.


View our wedding album in the Photo Gallery.


Wedding Vows

Greeting
Officiant: We are gathered here to join Alexander Earl Usticke and Jill Marie Gale as husband and wife. The vows you take today are pledges of your love and commitment, and the rings you exchange are symbols of that promise.
 
Question of Intent
Officiant: Alec, do you declare your commitment to Jill and choose her as the one with whom you wish to spend your life? Will you love her, comfort her, and share with her your joys and sorrows, and be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?
Alec: I do.
Officiant: Jill, do you declare your commitment to Alec and choose him as the one with whom you wish to spend your life? Will you love him, comfort him, and share with him your joys and sorrows, and be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?
Jill: I do.
 
Reading of Scripture
Officiant: Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

1 Corinthians 13:4 8a

 
Exchange of Vows
Alec: Jill, I take you to be my wife,
to live with you and laugh with you,
to stand by your side and sleep in your arms,
to be the father of your children and your very best friend.
You are the love of my life.
Jill: Alec, I take you to be my husband,
to live with you and laugh with you,
to stand by your side and sleep in your arms,
to be the mother of your children and your very best friend.
You are the love of my life.
 
Exchange of Rings
Alec: I give you this ring as a symbol of my love for you and my commitment to you throughout our lives.
Jill: I give you this ring as a symbol of my love for you and my commitment to you throughout our lives.
 
Pronouncement of Marriage
Officiant: Alec and Jill, now that you have given yourselves to each other and exchanged your promises of love and commitment, I pronounce you husband and wife. You may seal your union with a kiss.
 

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