CEREMONY BY THE SEA

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Welcome
Today we celebrate the joining of __ and __ in the sacred bond of 
marriage. I ask all who are gathered here, amidst this natural setting to offer peace 
and loving kindness to this couple as they share a path marked with beauty and truth. 
This ceremony is a symbol of their journey's beginning. May they be blessed with courage, compassion, and divine guidance..
Blessing  

Minister to Bride and Groom:
"As we stand by the ocean, may your love always  be as constant and unchanging as these never-ending waves that break beneath our feet, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. 
Your  love came softly upon each others hearts, just as the foam breaks softly before us, and just as there will never be a morning without the ocean's flow, may there never be a day without your love for each other. 
Pledge yourselves to each other this day and promise to be as faithful,  unchanging and dependable as the tide.
As these Waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may  your constant love nourish and sustain each other until  the end of time."
Declaration
__, do you take __ as your husband, in happiness and with patience, 
 understanding and kindness, through times of darkness and through times of light? ( I do)

__, do you take __ as your wife, in happiness and with patience,  
understanding and kindness, through times of darkness and through times of light? ( I do)

Ring Exchange
__, please take the ring and place it on __'s finger, and repeat 
after me, "Accept this ring as a token of my vows. With it I give to you my Love,my Honor, and my Friendship."

__, please take the ring and place it on __'s finger, and repeat 
after me, " Accept this ring as a token of my vows. With it I give to you my Love,my Honor, and my Friendship."

Closing              

"Inasmuch as __ and __ have declared their love to each other 
before the sky and the deep eternal sea, I now greet them as husband and wife. 
May these two find happiness in their union. May they live faithfully together, executing the vows they have made between them; and may they ever remain compassionate and encouraging, that their years may be rich with the joys of life, and their days be long upon the Earth."