- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2013
I put together most of this myself using things I liked off the internet and some things I wanted in there. My officiant helped with the opening and closing and everything. What do you all think? Would love to get some outside opinions. We wanted it short & sweet and not religious.
Shilo and Justin – Today you enter as individuals, but you will leave here as husband and wife, blending your lives, expanding your family ties, and embarking upon the grandest adventure of human interaction. The story of your life together is still yours to write. All those present have come to witness and celebrate your love and commitment this day – eager to be a part of the story not yet told.
May you always need one another, not to fill an emptiness, but to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with each other, and not fail in the little graces. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it in loving one another.
Shilo, please repeat after me.
I, Shilo ________ ______, take you, Justin ________ _______, to be my husband, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.
Justin, please repeat after me.
I, Justin ________ _______, take you, Shilo ________ ______, to be my wife, my partner in life and my one true love. I will cherish our union and love you more each day than I did the day before. I will trust you and respect you, laugh with you and cry with you, loving you faithfully through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love, from this day forward for as long as we both shall live.
The wedding ring symbolizes unity, a circle unbroken, without beginning or end. And today, Shilo and Justin exchange these rings as confirmation of their vows to join their lives, to work at all times to create a life that is complete and unbroken, and to love each other without end.
Shilo, as you place this ring on Justin’s finger, please repeat after me.
As a ring has no end, neither shall my love for you.But when you need to know the depth of my love for you.look not to the ring, but into my heart.I choose you to be my husband this day and forevermore.
Justin, as you place this ring on Shilo’s finger, please repeat after me.
As a ring has no end, neither shall my love for you.But when you need to know the depth of my love for you,look not to the ring, but into my heart.I choose you to be my wife this day and forevermore.
Today, Shilo and Justin, have chosen to represent their love for each other in a special sand ceremony. Each grain of sand in their separate containers represents a unique and separate moment, decision, feeling or event that helped shaped Shilo and Justin into the separate and unique individuals that they are today. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be, united as one for all of your days. Shilo and Justin, as you alternate the pouring of the sand into the uniting container, please take turns repeating after me.
My heart is like grains of sand, (Justin)
representing all that I have been, (Shilo)
all that I am, (Justin)
and all that I ever will be, (Shilo)
merging with yours. (Justin)
I am yours and you are mine, (Shilo)
We are together forever like the sand, (Justin)
We will forever be one. (Shilo)
True marriage is more than joining the bonds of marriage of two persons; it is the union of two hearts. It lives on the love you give each other and never grows old, but thrives on the joy of each new day. Marriage is love. May you always be able to talk things over, to confide in each other, to laugh with each other, to enjoy life together, and to share moments of peace and quiet, when the day is done. May you be blessed with a lifetime of happiness and a home of warmth and understanding. Your yesterdays were the path to this moment, and your journey to a future of togetherness becomes a little clearer with each new day. For all the tomorrows that follow, you will choose each other over and again, in the privacy of your hearts. Let your love and friendship guide you, as you learn and grow together. Experience the wonders of the world, even as patience and wisdom calm the restless nature. Through your partnership, triumph over the challenges in your path. Through the comfort of loving arms, may you always find a safe place to call home.
Justin, you may kiss your bride.
Ladies and Gentleman:
Mr. and Mrs. _______!