SHORT & SWEET CEREMONY
Greetings:

____and____, you have come here today to celebrate the love that you have for each other.

We share in this with you by giving recognition of your decision to accept each other as husband and wife. 

Into this state of marriage you now come to be united. 

There is no surprise more magical than being loved. It is God's finger on a man's shoulder. 

For what greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined, 

to strengthen each other, and to be at one with each other in life's silent, countless memories.

Please Join Hands and Face one Another...

CONSENT:

____,do you take this woman whose hands you now hold, choosing her alone to be your wedded wife? 

Will you love her, comfort her with kindness, understanding and respect throughout your lives?
(I Will)

____,do you take this man whose hands you now hold, choosing him alone to be your wedded husband? 

Will you love him, comfort him with kindness, understanding and respect throughout your lives?
(I Will)

VOWS:

I____, take you ____, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better

or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, now and forever. 

May my heart be your shelter, my arms be your home. 

You shall always see in my eyesthe memory of this moment.


I____,take you____, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better

or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, now and forever. 

May my heart be your shelter, my arms be your home. 

You shall always see in my eyes the memory of this moment.

RING PASSAGES:

Marriage is like a golden ring, whose beginning is a glance, and whose ending is eternity.

The wedding ring is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond that unites two loyal hearts in endless love. 

As often as you see these rings, you will be reminded of this moment, and the eternal love you have promised one another.

RING EXCHANGE:

Please place the ring on her/his finger and repeat after me. 

"I give you this ring in token and pledge, as a symbol of all that we share, with my constant faith and abiding love.

PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS:

Father, we thank you for this beautiful day, and we thank you for ____and____. 

We thank you Lord for bringing them safely thus far on their journey. 

We pray that as you join their hands and hearts together to become husband and wife that you will bless them. 

We pray that you will give them strength and courage as they face all the tasks and decisions that lie before them. 

We also pray Lord that you bless these rings that he and she wear and may they ever bide in your peace living together in unity, love, and happiness with good purpose to do your will.  

This we pray in your name.
Amen

CLOSING

These two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. 

Wherever they go, may they always return to one another in their togetherness. 

May these two find in each other, the love for which all men and women long. 

May they grow in understanding and in compassion. 

May this man grow strong in the arms  of this woman. May this woman grow glorious in the love of this man...

and may these two rings symbolize the spirit of undying love in the hearts of both of them.

You may now kiss to seal your vows!!!










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