Simple Ceremony

Processional

Opening Words

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

Readings may be added here.

Address to Couple

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 completion in one another.

Question of Intent (to each person)

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

___________ will you take _______, whose hands you hold, choosing ________ alone to be your wedded __________  Will you live with ______ in the state of true matrimony, meaning 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.

Exchange of Vows

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 both shall 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 both shall live.

Blessing of Rings

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

Let us pray:

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.

Exchange of Rings

____________please repeat after me as place this ring on _____ finger: With this ring, I thee wed.

____________please repeat after me as place this ring on _____ finger: With this ring, I thee wed.

Pronouncement

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 me by the State of Georgia, I now pronounce you as _________ and ________!

Kiss

You may kiss.

Introduction

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

Recessional

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