(Closed) How did the minister announce you?

posted 5 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@rhiannonzdanowicz: Our rabbi said, “Now by the authority vested in me by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and in the presence of these witnesses, I declare you married under the laws of Massachusetts and the traditions of Moses and of Israel, and join with this happy company in wishing you every success and every joy in the days ahead.”

We did traditional vows.  We figured they had more solemnity than stuff we could come up with on our own.  And it’s not as though the promises to clean the kitchen regularly or “always be friends” or whatever are legally enforceable anyway.

Post # 4
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012


And now, for as much as you, C and you, S, have in my presence and before your witnesses, your very dear family and friends, who are surrounding you with their love and support today, exchanged your vows, and have given each other beautiful rings as a symbol of your love and commitment and have declared your solemn promises, now upon the authority vested in me by The Province of British Columbia, I am now deeply honoured to declare you lawfully married. May you be blessed with a lifetime of happiness.

C and S ~ You may seal your vows with a Kiss!!

And now, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you for the first time, the newly married couple, C and S.

 Please join me in giving C and S a warm welcome as they begin their married life together. (Bubbles)

Post # 5
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Not sure exactly what we’re doing yet, but we’re thinking about “I now pronounce you partners in life, for life.”

We’re writing our own vows — we wanted something personal, and none of the traditional vows seemed to fit (we’re both atheists). 

Post # 6
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We were married unofficially (ie. our state does not recognize it and did not yet offer civil unions) and a relative, who has no legal authority, officiated, so we had the following:

“Now, because you have pledged your love and devotion in front of these witnesses,I pronounce you married. You may kiss your bride.”

We stuck with the traditional vows though. I love the history and solidness that they carry with them. 

Post # 7
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Our officiant said “I now pronounce you partners for life”.


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