The following text is one of over twenty ceremonies we have to offer, as well as many ceremony options such as different readings, vows, unity ceremonies, blessings and prayers. Our ceremonies can be used as is or mixed, matched and customized to create the perfect ceremony for you!
This Spiritual ceremony with outdoor elements gives you an idea of basic ceremony structure. Please contact us for more information about other examples and options.
________ and _______ you have come together today in this beautiful place to seal your love and commitment to each other in this wedding ceremony. You have come to confirm this union in the presence of your family and friends (Optional text for outdoor weddings: and with the elements of nature represented by the wind, the sun and the earth). Above all you have come to rejoice in love and its possibilities.
To bless this union we ask God to be present to guide us through this ceremony and to lead this couple into their common future.
Each union that is created out of the right intentions gives rise to the ability to experience life fuller and richer not only for the two in the union but for their surroundings, family and friends and the whole Universe!
For two people coming together in alignment with their beliefs and faiths, willing to share and create a common future; marriage is not a ceremony but an ongoing commitment and a process. Each day of the rest of your lives you will make choices. You will choose whether to be kind and patient with each other. You will choose whether to find fault or whether to be forgiving. It is only through that commitment that you can discover true intimacy in which the hidden parts of yourselves are permitted to come forth, find acceptance, and help you become whole.
Optional Reading (Multiple options included with ceremony package).
Marriage is the promise made and kept between two people with intentions of trusting, supporting and loving each other. It will help you to grow as individuals, as well as a couple, and allow you to see each other as your soul sees them – as beautiful and powerful spirits of Light. You will now make that promise in the reciting of your vows to each other.
(Multiple options included with ceremony package)
I ________ take you _______ as my husband/wife.
I promise to respect and love you.
To support you and care for you.
To be your best friend as well as your lover (optional phrasing: beloved; true love; loving husband/wife; companion; etc.).
As fortune may smile, as challenges may come,
I will be the shoulder you can lean on
And the rock that stands by you.
I promise to love you all the days of my life.
May we have the rings please?
May these rings be blessed as a symbol of this union. May these two people find the love in each other that all people long for. May they always return to each other and in their togetherness may they establish a home in which many will find a friend.
(Couple recites or repeats after me while placing the rings on each other’s hand)
I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and my commitment to you.
Just as this ring has no ending, neither has my love for you.
True partnership is only achieved by separate and whole beings that retain their individuality even as they unite. The most beautiful example of this partnership is the marriage relationship (and so we ask God to bless and protect this union). Today you have committed to share the rest of your lives with each other.
Optional Unity Ceremony
(Multiple options included with ceremony package).
(Length of time as a couple) ago you both found a place where life slowed down for you long enough for you to see and to discover something that not merely opened your eyes, but awakened your heart. As a result today you stand here committing to each other; giving the most beautiful gift anyone can give, the gift of yourself. I would like to close this ceremony with a Blessing that is as timeless and enduring as love itself. Please join hands.
Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion for the other. Now though you are two persons, there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in your journey ahead and through all your years. May happiness be your companion and may your days together be good and long upon the earth.
________ and _______ believe in what is yours, believe in the depth you share and go now in great happiness assured that your love for each other will grow as well as your understanding and your friendship. And be assured that you will always have the love of your family and friends (Optional text for outdoor ceremony: as well as the wind, the earth and the sun) to remind you of this special day.
Pronouncement of Marriage
________ and _______ you have shared this moment and these promises with your family and friends, as a symbol of deeply loving each other. You have formed your own union in friendship and respect for one another as well as in love. Therefore, it is my honor and great pleasure to pronounce you as husband and wife. ________, you may kiss your Bride! (or-Please seal your union with a kiss! )
Introduction of Newlywed Couple
Family and friends, I present to you Mr. and Mrs. ___________. Please rejoice with them in their love and happiness and support them as they go forward in their new life.