elle1009

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 19, 2009

elle1009

Dearly Beloved...

  • Last updated on September 17, 2009 at 2:53 am
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To actually see my ceremony on paper is crazy and I can't believe that in two days, I will be married...yea.

Here is my ceremony:

Let us pray for _________ and __________ as they make their marriage vows.  Good and gracious God, we pray for this couple who come now to be joined in marriage.  Grant that they may make their vows to each other in the strength of your steadfast love.  May your spirit grant them patience in times of disappointment, and joy in times of celebration.  May they grow in a love for each other that will deepen with the passing years.  We ask your blessings upon them, now and for the years to come. 

Gracious God, we thank you for this new family and for the many things these parents and their children have to share.  May your spirit of peace draw them together and help them to be true friends to one another.  May your love surround them, your care protect them and your blessings be upon them, now and for the years to come.  Amen.

 

OFFICIATE:  We are gathered here to join Elba and Christopher in marriage.  It is fitting and appropriate that you, their families and friends, are here to witness and to participate in the wedding, for the ideals, the understanding and the mutual respect which they bring to their marriage have their roots in the love, friendship and guidance that you have given them.

            The commitment of marriage is one of the most important decisions two people will make in their lifetime.  The vows of marriage ask two people to share all life has to offer, the good times and the bad, with patience and understanding with commitment and loyalty, with respect for each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and with a desire to communicate with each other.  There is risk involved for you know not what the future may hold.  But now you will face the world strong with the strength of two, wise with the wisdom of two and brave with the courage of two.

            And so as you stand here in the presence of your family and friends to make your marriage vows, I ask you to remember that no other vows are more sacred than those you are now about to make.  May you bring you true and best selves to your new married life and may your love continue to grow with the passing years.

 

DECLARATION OF INTENT:

OFFICIATE   : (to groom) Christopher, will you have this woman to be your wedded wife, to live together in the estate of matrimony?  Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others keep only to her as long as you both shall live?

GROOM: I will.

OFFICIATE: (to bride) Elba, will you have this man to be your wedded husband, to live together in the estate of matrimony?  Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others keep only to him as long as you both shall live?

GROOM: I will.

 

READINGS:

Why Marriage will be read by Mari Nichols-Haining

 

(2) Comments

It's a beautiful reading! There is not going to be a dry eye at your ceremony :)

Love the reading you choose. It is so beautiful! Congratulations, your big weekend is here