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A CHARLESTON WEDDING Spiritual Ceremony

 
 
 

Who gives __________ to be married to __________. (Optional)

 

(Words of Greeting)

Good evening, we are gathered here today not to witness the beginning of what will be, but rather what already is, we do not create this marriage, because we cannot, we can and do however celebrate with __________ and __________ and their families this wondrous and joyful occurrences that has already taken place in their lives.

 

Today __________ and __________ proclaim their love and commitment to the world and we gather here to rejoice with them, in the new life they now undertake together

 

(Words to the Bride & Groom)

__________ & __________ this wedding ceremony is rooted in God's creation of marriage from the very beginning. He designed marriage in his wisdom to be able to handle the difficulties of life as well as to be the source of companionship and joy. May this be true for you as you propose in your hearts to honor each other and to exercise patience and sacrifice for the good of one another.

 

(Declaration of Intent)

(To the Groom): __________, do you before God and these witness take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife; and do you promise that from this day forward you will be her faithful husband, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love her and to cherish her, till death do you part?

 

(To the Bride): __________, do you before God and these witness take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband; and do you promise that from this day forward you will be his faithful wife, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love him and to cherish him, till death do you part?

 

(Exchange of Rings & Vows)

These rings are a circle and a symbol of love that the two of you have promised to one another. I remind you that love endures as we grow together. As you present these rings to each other and to the world that you both are always in remembrance of your vows that you say here today. As you place this ring on __________ hand, and look into her/his eyes I ask that you repeat after me your vows.

 

I __________, take you __________, to be my wedded wife. And I promise , before God and these witness, to be your loving and faithful husband, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.

 

I __________, take you __________, to be my wedded husband. And I promise , before God and these witness, to be your loving and faithful wife, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live.

 

Lighting of unity candle (optional)

 

Prayer (optional)

 

(Pronouncement)

As __________ and __________ have promised to take each other as husband and wife to live together in marriage. They have given rings as token of their love to one another. Therefore they now enter into the holy state of matrimony. By the power vested in me by this state, I now pronounce them husband and wife. What God has joined together let no one separate.

______________ you may kiss the bride.

 

(Introduction)

Ladies and gentleman its my honor and privilege to introduce to you Mr. & Mrs. _________________________