Ceremony Sample two
Short & Sweet with Modern Aspects
Family and friends, we are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the joining of ______ and ______ in marriage. With love and commitment, they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife / wife and wife / husband and husband.
Marriage is the promise between two people who love each other, who trust in that love, who honour one another as individuals and wish to spend the rest of their lives together.
______ and ______, this ceremony will not create a relationship that does not already exist between you. It is a symbol of how far you have come. It is a symbol of the promises you will make to each other to continue growing stronger as individuals and as partners, no matter what challenges or successes you encounter together in the years before you. Today, your lives, which began on separate paths, will be joined as one.
"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law.
Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter. Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
Party 1 & Party 2 (mandatory vows): "I ask everyone here to witness that I, ________________, take you, ________________, to be my lawful wedded wife / husband / spouse / partner in marriage."
Party 1 & Party 2 (optional/personalised vows): "I take you to be my best friend, my faithful partner, and my one true love. I promise to encourage you and inspire you and to love you truly through good times and bad. I will forever be there to laugh with you, to lift you up when you are down and to love you unconditionally through all of our adventures in life together."
Exchange of rings
Party 1/Party 2: “________________, with this ring, I give you my heart. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. May my heart be your shelter, may my arms be your home.
It is my pleasure to pronounce you married / husband and wife / wife and wife / husband and husband, you may now kiss.
Signing of the register
We will now take a moment to sign the wedding register.
Ladies and Gentleman, I’d like to introduce for the first time, the newlyweds.
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