Contemporary 2

Who gives there blessings for these two to be married?  Our family does.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of family and friends to celebrate the joining of ________ and _______ in the unity of marriage. 

There are no commitments on earth more sweeter or more tender than those you are about to make to one another.  There are no vows more solemn than those you about to state.  There is no human institution more sacred than that of the home you have formed.  True marriage is the holiest of all earthly relationships.  The state of matrimony is based in this deep union of two person who seek to find love and fulfillment in one another.

__________, will you take _________ , whose hands you hold, choosing ____ alone to be your ________?  Will you live with _______ in the state of true matrimony? Will you love and comfort ________, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor _______  at all times, and be faithful to _______?

I will.

__________, will you take _________ , whose hands you hold, choosing ____ alone to be your ________?  Will you live with _______ in the state of true matrimony? Will you love and comfort ________, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, honor _______  at all times, and be faithful to _______?

I will.

I would have you to remember:

To love is to come together from the pathways of our past and then move forward… hand in hand… along the uncharted roads of our future, ready to risk, to dream, and to dare…  And always believe that all things are possible with faith and love in God, and in each other.

__________, please repeat after me:

I __________, take you __________, to be my ________ , to love and to cherish, from this day forward, and I promise to always be there for you, as long as we live.

__________, please repeat after me:

I __________, take you __________, to be my _________, to love and to cherish, from this day forward, and I promise to always be there for you, as long as we live.

You have brought rings as a token of your sincerity, may I have them please?

Bless O God these rings that each gives and receives and wears as a token of the covenant between them and God, and may they ever abide in your peace, living together in unity, in love, and in happiness, and with good purpose, doing your will.  Amen.

__________ please repeat after me as you look at _______ and place this ring on: With this ring, I thee wed. Let it always be to us a symbol of our love.

__________, please repeat after me as you look at ________  and place this ring on: With this ring, I thee wed.  Let it always be to us a symbol of our love.

In as much as you __________ and you __________ have consented together in the union of matrimony and you have pledged your faith each to the other in the presence of these witnesses.  Now, by the authority vested in my by the State of Georgia, I now pronounce you as _________ and ________!

You may kiss.

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with privilege and honor I present to you: ________________________

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