Wedding Vows 9
Minister/ Officiant: With great joy, we come together to join this man, (Groom) and this
woman, (Bride), in matrimony.
This marriage is an event in the lifetime of a love. Neither I, nor all society, can join
these two lovers today. Only they can do what they have chosen. They are joining
themselves, each to the other. As they find union with one another, they proclaim that
union today and pledge it’s future. We, by our participation in this celebration, do but
recognize and honor their intention to dwell together as husband and wife.
Groom: I promise you, (Bride) that I will be your loving and loyal husband form now on.
I will share with you all of life’s joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, until death parts us.
Bride: I promise you, (Groom) that I will be your loving and loyal wife form now on. I will
share with you all of life’s joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, until death parts us.
Each of you has rings for each other. Would you exchange them?
As this is occurring, Officiant says:
As a ceaseless reminder of this hour, and of the promise you have made to each
other, these rings also speak of the oneness you now experience as husband and
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you feel no cold, for each of you will be a companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place, to enter the days of your life together.
And may your days be good, and long upon the earth.
Because they have so affirmed, in love and knowledge of the other, so also do I
declare that (Groom) and (Bride) are now husband and wife.
You may kiss your bride