Minister/ Officiant: Before God we have come together today, for marriage is on of the
most sacred of his wishes. And now through me He joins you together in one of the
holiest of bonds.
Let us bow our heads in prayer. Oh Lord, Hear our prayer for (Name of Groom)
and (Name of Bride), who today are united in marriage before you. Give them your
blessing and always strengthen their love for each other. Amen.
Bride and Groom face each other and hold hands
Officiant reads this poem:
With your hand in mine
We walk together,
Our love so strong
yet so tender and free.
Our hearts beat as one and
our thoughts are beautiful, for as my eyes met yours
there is no doubt,
our lives have touched
and throughout all eternity
the beauty shall be there,
as sure as the wind,
as sure as we care,
as sure as we love.
(Groom’s Name) Do you take (Bride’s Name) for your lawfully wedded wife, to love
and cherish from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in
sickness and in health?
Groom: I do.
(Bride’s Name) Do you take (Groom’s Name) for your lawfully wedded husband, to
love and cherish from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer,
in sickness and in health?
Bride: I do.
(Groom’s Name) as you place (Bride’s Name) ring on her finger I ask that you repeat
these words, with this ring, I thee wed.
Groom: I thee wed.
(Bride’s Name) as you place (Groom’s Name) ring on his finger I ask that you repeat
these words, with this ring I thee wed.
Bride: I thee wed.
May you always share with each other the gifts of love and be one in heart and
always beautiful of mind. And may you always create a home together that puts in
your hearts, love, generosity and kindness.
What therefore God has joined together let no man put asunder.
And so, by the power vested in me by Almighty God and our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.
You may kiss your Bride