The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge vows

The bride and groom could not customize their vows, but they did write their own prayer, which was read by Richard Chartres, the Bishop of London, during the ceremony (download a copy of the program here). It was:


"God our Father, we thank you for our families; for the love that we share and for the joy of our marriage. In the busyness of each day keep our eyes fixed on what is real and important in life and help us to be generous with our time and love and energy. Strengthened by our union help us to serve and comfort those who suffer. We ask this in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen."


And of course, each of those flowers in the bride's bouquet had a special meaning:


Lily-of-the-Valley represents the return of happiness.


Sweet William stands for gallantry.


Hyacinth is for the constancy of love.


Myrtle symbolizes marriage and love, and Ivy is for fidelity, marriage, wedded love, friendship, and affection.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_royals/20110429/wl_yblog_royals/royal-wedding-mysteries-solved

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 8:27 am
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I love that they got to do a personal prayer rather than a personal vow.
Posted on April 29, 2011 at 8:31 am
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Thanks for posting this!!  I knew I saw lily of the valley but didn't know what else was in her bouquet!  I loved it and the whole ceremony!

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 8:33 am
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Aw I love that!

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 8:34 am
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How cool! I wish we can read everything the priest said.  He did say some amazing things and now I can't think of everything, but "Every Wedding s a Royal Wedding!"

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 8:36 am
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Bump!

Posted on April 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

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