Your Wedding

 

The following passages are taken from one of my ceremonies, which I offer as one of many templates. When we start the joyous process of creating your very own ceremony, you can choose one as is, or copy and paste, or create something completely different. I will assist you in creating a ceremony that reflects your love and who you are as a couple, and you will have a ceremony you feel completely at home with. I will be at your side during the entire process. 

Service

We are here today to celebrate, and of all the celebrations we know, the wedding is the sweetest because it is a celebration of love. A wedding reminds us that our lives have meaning and that love is the strongest bond, the happiest joy, and the greatest healing we can ever experience. We are here today because you have chosen each other. Your being together is an inspiration, because you prove that true love is alive. We witness this celebration in the warmth of God's presence. Let us pray […] 

Today is a day of wonder. Out of the routine of ordinary life the extraordinary has happened. In this big world, the hearts of you two were drawn to each other. You discovered over time the love of substance and depth you are consecrating with marriage today. […] 

True love is intention, and it is your intention to love for a lifetime that we are honoring here today with the celebration of your marriage […] Marriage is the joining of two lives, the spiritual, physical, and emotional union of two human beings who have different families and histories, different stories and destinies. Marriage is also a garden of love, a protected environment in which a love that is personal and touching can grow and, as a consequence of that growth, develop in us our highest capabilities as loving human beings […]

Vows

From this day on I choose you, my love, above all others, to share my life and to be my wife (husband).

I am so blessed to be with you and your love.

I promise to share the joys of each new day with you.

I promise to laugh with you, dream with you, hope with you, and pray with you.

I promise to celebrate life's greatest gifts and tiniest miracles with you.

I promise to walk in love with you through all the seasons of our lives -- and spend every day of forever loving you!

Ring Blessing and Exchange

A circle symbolizes wholeness, a state in which nothing is missing and everything is possible. Let these rings therefore represent wholeness. Let them remind you of the coming around of an eternal cycle: from sickness to health, from want to plenty, from despair to joy, from failure to possibility, from loneliness to love. Let these rings also be a sign of substance, as is the precious metal from which they are made. May the love they symbolize be, to the end of your days, the most precious part of your life.

Groom

With this ring, I give you my promise, that from this day forward you shall not walk alone.
 My heart will be your shelter,
 my arms will be your home. 
May we walk together through all things. 
May you feel deeply loved, for indeed you are. 
I feel so honored to call you my wife.
 I feel so fortunate to share my life with you.

Bride

With this ring, I give you my promise, that from this day forward you shall not walk alone.
 My heart will be your shelter,
 my arms will be your home. 
May we walk together through all things. 
May you feel deeply loved, for indeed you are. 
I feel so honored to call you my wife.
 I feel so fortunate to share my life with you.

Apache Blessing

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.

Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.

Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other.

Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.

May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years.

May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.

Pronouncement

You have promised each other your love and have given each other rings to wear as a sign of your deep commitment. Therefore with the power vested in me and the power of your love, I declare that you are now husband and wife.

Kiss!