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Christian Wedding Ceremony

 

OPENING STATEMENT

MINISTER

"Dearly Beloved: We are gathered here, in the presence of God and of this company, that ______ and ______ may be united in holy matrimony. We are here to celebrate and share in the glorious act that God is about to perform - the act by which He converts their love for one another into the holy and sacred estate of marriage.

This relationship is an honorable and sacred one, established by our Creator for the welfare and happiness of mankind, and approved by the Apostle Paul as honorable among all men. It is designed to unite two sympathies and hopes into one; and it rests upon the mutual confidence and devotion of husband and wife.

May it be in extreme thoughtfulness and reverence, and in dependence upon divine guidance, that you enter now into this holy relationship."

 

GIVING OF THE BRIDE

MINISTER

"Being assured that your love and your choice of each other as lifelong companions are in God's will and that you have your families' blessings. I now ask. Who gives this woman to be married to this man?"

BRIDE'S FATHER

"Her mother and I do."

(Bride's father places her hand in Groom's hand and is seated)

 

DECLARATION OF INTENTION

MINISTER

"The apostle Paul compared the relationship between husband and wife to that between Christ and the church. Marriage is a decision of two individuals to share the same type of pure, Christian love described by Paul."

1 Cor 13:4-8, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails....

"This kind of love enriches each part of life and marriage enriches love. Two lives, shared with this kind of love, can hold more fulfillment and happiness than either life alone."

"_____ (GROOM). are you ready to enter into this marriage with _____ (BRIDE), believing the love you share and your faith in each other will endure all things?"

GROOM

"I am."

MINISTER

"_____ (BRIDE), are you ready to enter into this marriage with _____ (GROOM), believing the love you share and your faith in each other will endure all things?"

BRIDE

"I am."

 

MARRIAGE VOWS

MINISTER

"_____ do you take _____ to be your wedded wife, to live together after God's ordinance in holy matrimony? Do you promise to love her, to honor and cherish her, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to be to her in all things a good and faithful husband as long as you both shall live?"

GROOM

"I do."

MINISTER

"_____, do you take _____ to be your wedded husband, to live together after God's ordinance in holy matrimony? Do you promise to love him, to honor and cherish him, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to be to him in all things a good and faithful wife as long as you both shall live?"

BRIDE

"I do."

MINISTER WITH GROOM REPEATING

"I, _____, take thee, _____, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. According to God's holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge thee my faith."

MINISTER WITH BRIDE REPEATING

"I, _____, take thee, _____, to be my wedded husband. to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. According to God's holy ordinance, and thereto I pledge thee my faith."

 

PRAYER

MINISTER

"Father in heaven, You ordained marriage for your children, and You gave us love. We present to You _____ and _____, who come this day to be married. May the covenant of love they make be blessed with true devotion and spiritual commitment. We ask that You, God, will give them the ability to keep the covenant they have made. When selfishness shows itself, grant generosity; when mistrust is a temptation, give moral strength; when there is misunderstanding, give patience and gentleness; if suffering becomes a part of their lives, give them a strong faith and an abiding love. Amen."

 

EXCHANGE OF RINGS

MINISTER

"It is a Christian custom to exchange rings as a symbol of love. As the rings have no end so your love should have no end. As the rings are made of gold symbolizing purity, so should your marriage have purity. As often as either of you see them, you will be reminded of this moment and the endless love you promised."

"____, what token to you give that you will perform your vows?" (Minister receives ring and says to bride.)

"_____, do you receive this ring in token of the same?"

BRIDE

"I do." (Groom places ring on Bride's finger.)

MINISTER WITH GROOM REPEATING

"_____, this ring I give to you in token and pledge of my constant faith and abiding love."

MINISTER

"_____, what token to you give that you will perform your vows?" (Minister receives ring and says to groom.)

"_____, do you receive this ring in token of the same?"

GROOM

"I do." (Bride places ring on Groom's finger.)

MINISTER WITH BRIDE REPEATING

"_____, this ring I give to you in token and pledge of my constant faith and abiding love."

 

Light Unity Candle & Sign License

MINISTER

"The candle represents the joining together of two individuals to live together as one in spirit.______and ________, the candle yet to be lit, represents the new family which is being created today. _____ and _____ are leaving their families to make a new life together."

(Bride & Groom light candle)

(Bride, Groom, & Witnesses sign license)

 

PRAYER

MINISTER

"Let us pray: O thou eternal God, who art our Father and our Friend, as you have heard these words of promise just spoken, may the Holy Spirit deepen in the mind of this man and this woman the sense of the sacred and binding power of their vows. And as in Thy Name these words were spoken to make these lives one, may your rich blessing be added. Give them Your grace and guidance that they may loyally fulfill the vows they have taken. May Your joy abide with them always, that thus they may be a blessing to each other, and to those about them, finding in the blessedness of the home life on earth a sample of the happiness of Thine eternal home. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

(Bride and Groom join right hands.)

DECLARATION OF THE MARRIAGE

MINISTER

"What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder. Forasmuch as Anthony and Amanda have consented together in holy matrimony, and have witnessed the same before God and this company and have pledged their love and loyalty to each other, and have declared the same by the joining and the giving of rings, I, therefore, by the authority of the state, pronounce that they are husband and wife, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ."

"The Groom may now kiss the Bride."

 

PRESENTATION

MINISTER

"I now present to you Mr and Mrs _____ _____ _____."

 

 

Another:

WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN TO BE MARRIED TO THIS AMN?

 

Erin's Father: Her mother and I

 

Let us pray:

Gracious God, always faithful in your love for us, we rejoice in your presence. You create love. You unite us in one human family. May your presence fill our hearts with new joy, and make new the lives of your people whose marriage we celebrate. Bless all creation through this sign of your love shown in the love of Jeremy and Erin for each other. Sustain them, and all of us, in a love that knows no end. Amen

 

Please be seated

 

We are here today in the presence of family and friends to share with Jeremy and Erin the most important moment in their lives. We do this as the legal requirement to be married in the state of Alabama but this ceremony does not alter the love required to be husband and wife. Without the love between these two people we would not be here today.

 

It has been said that marriage is that relationship between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual and the obligation reciprocal. Jeremy and Erin you are now to bring together the best parts of your individuality, uniting spirit, talent and experience to create something better than either of you alone can offer. You must, and I’m sure will, work hard to maintain this union.

 

By this ceremony you will become husband and wife, but the soul of your marriage depends on the constant renewal of the choices and promises out of love for one another you make today.

 

The step which you are about to take is the most important into which human beings can come. It is a union of two people founded upon mutual respect and affection. Your lives will change, your responsibilities will increase, but your joy will be multiplied if you are sincere and earnest with your pledge to one another.

 

It is the wish of everyone here today that your marriage bring each of you much happiness. Happiness in marriage doesn’t just happen though. You must work on it. Remember to say “I love you”, hold hands whenever you get the chance, and at no time take the other for granted.

 

Family and friends, we are witnesses to the union of two individuals who choose to commit to a life together. Our responsibility as their friends and witnesses is to provide them as a couple with our love, support and approval.

 

For the beauty around us, the strength it offers and the peace it brings, we are grateful and honored to be a part of the life you have chosen to live as husband and wife from this day forward.

 

Jeremy, do you take Erin to be your lawfully wedded wife, to live together in God’s covenant of holy matrimony? Do you promise to love her, to honor and cherish her, in joy and sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to be to her in all things a good and faithful husband as long as you both shall live?

 

Jeremy: I DO

 

Minister:

 

Erin, do you take Jeremy to be your lawfully wedded husband, to live together in God’s covenant of holy matrimony? Do you promise to love him, to honor and cherish him, in joy and sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to be to him in all things a good and faithful wife as long as you both shall live?

 

Erin: I DO

 

 

VOWS

Jeremy, repeat after me:

 

I Jeremy take you Erin to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, from this day forward until death do us part.

 

 

Erin, repeat after me:

 

I Erin take you Jeremy to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, from this day forward until death do us part.

 

RINGS

 

For thousands of years couples have exchanged rings as a token of their vows.

These bands are not of great value in themselves,

but are made precious by our wearing of them.

Your rings say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be bound together.

Let these rings also be a sign that love has substance as well as soul,

a present as well as a past, and that, despite its occasional sorrows,

love is a circle of happiness, wonder, and delight.

 

Jeremy, take Erin's ring and put it on her finger, and repeat after me:

 

Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal/

Just as it is made of indestructible substance/

my commitment to you will never fail/

With this ring I take you to be my trusted confidante

and partner for life.

 

Erin, take Jeremy's ring and put it on his finger, and repeat after me:

 

Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal/

Just as it is made of indestructible substance/

my commitment to you will never fail/

With this ring I take you to be my trusted confidante

and partner for life.

 

Unity Candle

 

Now, Erin and Jeremy will commemorate their marriage by lighting the Unity Candle (Erin and Jeremy walk over to the candles)

 

Light is the essence of our existence. Each one of us possesses an inner glow that represents our hopes, our dreams and aspirations in life.

 

Jeremy and Erin, the two distinct candle flames represent your lives before this day. Please take the candles symbolizing your life before today, and together light the center candle to symbolize the union of your individual lives. (Place the tapers back into their holders—join hands and remain near the candles) As this new flame burns undivided, so shall your lives now be one.

 

PRONOUNCEMENT

 

Jeremy and Erin, although I'm officiating here today,

it is not truly in my power alone to sanctify, legitimize or bless your relationship,

because the two of you have already done that in your hearts.

So, by joining hands right now and looking into each other's eyes,

let it be known that you are joined, body and soul in this lifetime,

and that this bond is sacred and eternal.

And now that you have stood before God, before me, before family and friends, and exchanged these rings and these vows,

it gives me great pleasure to pronounce that you are Husband and Wife.

 

YOU MAY KISS YOUR BRIDE!

 

 

 

And Another

Prelude

 

Seating of Parents/Grandparents

 

Solo- “Songbirds”

 

Processional of Wedding Party

 

Bridal Processional

 

WHO GIVES THIS WOMAN TO BE MARRIED TO THIS MAN?

 

Let us pray:

 

Gracious God, always faithful in your love for us, we rejoice in your presence. You create love. You unite us in one human family. May your presence fill our hearts with new joy, and make new the lives of your people whose marriage we celebrate. Bless all creation through this sign of your love shown in the love of Karl and Elizabeth for each other. Sustain them, and all of us, in a love that knows no end. Amen

 

Please be seated.

 

We are here today in the presence of family and friends to share with Karl and Elizabeth the most important moment in their lives. We do this as the legal requirement to be married in the state of Alabama but this ceremony does not alter the love required to be husband and wife. Without the love between these two people we would not be here today.

 

The love we speak of is aptly defined in the Bible where it reads:

 

1 Corinthians 13:4-9 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.


 

 

Celebration of Marriage

 

Kelsey:

True marriage is the dearest of all earthly relationships. The state of matrimony is based on a deep, invisible union of two souls, who seek to find completion in one another.

 

Marriage is a supreme sharing of experience, and an adventure in the most intimate of human relationships. It is the joyous union of two people whose the world, and we gather here to rejoice, with and for them, in the new life and commitments they are about to undertake together.

 

It has been said that marriage is that relationship between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual and the obligation reciprocal. Karl and Elizabeth you are now to bring together the best parts of your individuality, uniting spirit, talent and experience to create something better than either of you alone can offer. You must, and I’m sure will, work hard to maintain this union.

 

By this ceremony you will become husband and wife, but the soul of your marriage depends on the constant renewal of the choices and promises out of love for one another you make today.

 

Family and friends, we are witnesses to the union of two individuals who choose to commit to a life together. Our responsibility as their friends and witnesses is to provide them as a couple with our love, support and approval.

 

For the beauty around us, the strength it offers and the peace it brings, we are grateful and honored to be a part of the life you have chosen to live as husband and wife from this day forward.

 

Karl, do you take Elizabeth to be your lawfully wedded wife, to live together in God’s covenant of holy matrimony? Do you promise to love her, to honor and cherish her, in joy and sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to be to her in all things a good and faithful husband as long as you both shall live?

 

Karl: I DO

 

Minister:

 

Eilzabeth, do you take Karl to be your lawfully wedded husband, to live together in God’s covenant of holy matrimony? Do you promise to love him, to honor and cherish him, in joy and sorrow, in sickness and in health, and to be to him in all things a good and faithful wife as long as you both shall live?

 

Eilzabeth: I DO

 

 

The Vows (I would like for us to repeat them after you)

 

 

 

Karl please repeat your vows to Elizabeth

 

I love you. You are my best friend.
Today I give myself to you in marriage. 
I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, 
and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. 
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, 
when life seems easy and when it seems hard, 
when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. 
I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard
These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

 

 

Elizabeth please repeat your vows to Karl

 

I love you. You are my best friend.

Today I give myself to you in marriage.

I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you,

and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.

I promise to love you in good times and in bad,

when life seems easy and when it seems hard,

when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.

I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard

These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.

 

 

Blessing of the rings:

 

Kelsey: Who holds the rings?

 

Best Man/Matron of Honor: I do

 

Kelsey: These are the rings that Elizabeth and Karl will wear for the rest of their lives. Let us bless these rings. These rings are circles, symbols of love… that which has no beginning and no end. God grant that the love which Elizabeth and Karl have for each other now may always be just this way.

 

Kelsey: Karl, please repeat after me: {Karl takes ring and puts ring half way on Elizabeth’s finger.}

 

Elizabeth, we entered into each other’s lives and experienced true love and happiness.

Today I am confirming my promise for all of my life to love and respect you,

to be faithful and honest with you, to give you encouragement, strength, and trust,

to stand together in our times of joys and of sorrow.

I am promising from this day forward that I will be your husband,

To walk with you throughout all of your tomorrows.

I love you.

 

With this ring, I thee wed.

 

{Finish putting the ring on her finger, move engagement ring back to its position}

 

Kelsey: Elizabeth, please repeat after me: {Elizabeth takes ring and puts ring half way on Karl’s finger.}

 

Karl, we entered into each other’s lives and experienced true love and happiness.

Today I am confirming my promise for all of my life to love and respect you,

to be faithful and honest with you, to give you encouragement, strength, and trust,

to stand together in our times of joys and of sorrow.

I am promising from this day forward that I will be your wife,

to walk with you throughout all of your tomorrows.

I love you.

 

With this ring, I thee wed. {Finish putting ring on Karl’s finger.}

 

Kelsey: Prayer

 

Cord of Three Strands Ceremony

 

The braiding of the three stands demonstrates how Karl and Elizabeth are joined by God in marriage. Each strand holds special meaning.

 

The Gold Strand symbolizes that the Lord Jesus has been invited by Karl and Elizabeth to the position of authority in this marriage relationship.

 

The Purple Strand represents the groom. As a new creation in Christ, the majesty of the Groom is represented in purple. As Karl loves his wife and submits himself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will demonstrate His great love in the marriage relationship.

 

The White Strand represents the bride. Having been cleansed by salvation in Christ, the purity of the Bride is represented in white. As Elizabeth honors her husband and submits herself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will nurture and strengthen the marriage relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

Another

 

10 minutes)

Emily is escorted in

Music stops

Introduction

Let us pray:

Our Father, love has been Your richest and greatest gift to the world. Love between a man and woman which matures into marriage is one of Your most beautiful types of loves. Today we celebrate that love. May your blessing be on this wedding service. Protect, guide, and bless Emily and Shannon in their marriage. Surround them and us with Your love now and always. Amen

Officiant: We are assembled in the presence of these witnesses to celebrate the joining of this man and this woman in the unity of marriage. There are no obligations on earth sweeter or tender than those you are about to assume. There are no vows more solemn than those you are about to make.

Emily and Shannon met online in a chat room, he "lol"-ed at all her jokes, and was funny himself. They continued talking online and by phone until after about a year and a half they decided to meet in person. Once they did, Shannon moved his whole life from Texas less than two weeks later to be here with Emily. They have been inseparable ever since. They make each other laugh till our faces hurt, they help each other out and are partners in every aspect of their lives. Since the moment they met, it was just Right. 

There is no human institution more sacred than that of the home you are about to form. True marriage is the dearest of all earthly relationships. The state of matrimony is based a deep, invisible union of two souls, who seek to find completion in one another.

Do you understand this?

Couple: Yes

You are marrying today

Because you both have come to a very profound but simple conclusion that your lives are better with each other and because of each other.

You each make the other want to be better than they are

because you each emulate what it looks like to give of yourself tirelessly, and completely to those you love.

You find it a privilege to know each other and it has been the honor of your lives to get to love each other.

You find yourselves asking “what could I have ever done to deserve such a woman and such a man?”

And you are proud every day to be called the other’s husband and wife.

You give each other the confidence to dare to attempt to believe that anything is possible and dedicate the rest of your lives to each other’s happiness.

 

Officiant: Will you please face each other and join hands?

Shannon, will you have this woman to be your wedded wife, to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, and forsaking all others, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, so long as you both shall live?

Shannon: Yes

 

Officiant: Emily, will you have this man to be your wedded husband, to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, and forsaking all others, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, so long as you both shall live?

 

Emily: Yes

I understand you have brought rings as a token of your sincerity?

Who has those rings?

Ring Bearer: I do.

Bless these rings, that each gives, receives, and wears as a token of the covenant between them and God, and may they ever abide in thy peace, living together in unity, in love, and in happiness, and with good purpose do thy will. Amen.

 

Exchange of Vows and Rings

As you take these I would have you remember that to love is to come together from the pathways of your past and move forward...Hand in hand, along the uncharted roads of your future, ready to risk, to dream, and to dare.... And always believe that all things are possible with faith and love in each other.

 

 

Couple places the ring of the other half way on the finger and repeats after Officiant:

Shannon:

I Shannon, take you, Emily, as my wife,

to love honor and cherish, from this day forward,

and do pledge to you my faith, love and devotion.

And with this ring, I thee wed,

Let it ever be a symbol of our love.

 

Emily:

I Emily, take you ,Shannon, as my husband,

to love honor and cherish, from this day forward,

and do pledge to you my faith, love and devotion.

And with this ring, I thee wed

Let it ever be a symbol of our love.

 Emily and Shannon have chosen to commemorate their union in marriage with the unity candle.

"From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls are destined for each other and find each other, their streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being." (by Baal Shem Tov)

Declaration of Marriage

Officiant: In as much as you, Shannon and you Emily, have consented together to this union of marriage, and you have pledged your faith to each other here in my presence, and the presence of these honored guests, now by the authority vested in me as a minister for the state of State, I now announce that you are Husband and Wife!

Officiant: Let no man or woman tear asunder what fate, God, and Love hath joined this day.

You may kiss!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I now present Mrs. Emily and Mr. Shannon Smith.

Guests are now dismissed.

Please join us in the pavilion for refreshments and Merriment!

 

 

 

 

Christian (short version)
Introduction

Friends, we have been invited here to share with Lisa and Putu in a most important time in their lives. In the time they have been together, their love for and understanding of each other has grown and matured. Now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.

Would you bow with me as recite the Our Father together?

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory
forever. Amen.

Thank you. You may be seated.

Giving Away of Lisa
Officiant -- Who is giving this woman to be joined to this man?
Father of Lisa -- Her mother and I

Wedding Vows

Our God of love has established marriage as the symbol of Christ's perfect relationship to His Body, the Church. We have come to bring you as one before Him.

Officiant to Couple -- Christian marriage is not living merely for each other; it is two persons, uniting and joining hands to serve God. Seek His kingdom first, and His righteousness, and He will add all other things to you. Do not expect perfection from each other--that belongs solely to God. You need not minimize each other's weaknesses, but always be swift to praise and magnify each other's points of comeliness and strength, and see each other through kind and patient eyes.

God will lead you into such situations as will bless you, and those which will develop your character as you walk together. That's another way of saying there will be difficult times you share as well. As you look to Him, He will give you enough tears to keep you tender, enough hurts to keep you compassionate, enough of failure to keep your hands clenched tightly in His, and enough of success to make you certain that you do walk with Him.

May He remain the central figure in your relationship together. May you never take each other's love for granted, but always experience that wonder that exclaims "Out of all in this world, you have chosen me!" When life is done, may you be found, then as now, hand in hand, still thanking God for each other. May you ever serve Him happily, faithfully, together, until Christ returns in Glory, or until at last one shall lay the other to rest in the arms of the Savior. And all this, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

You both stand before us as children of God, redeemed by Jesus Christ through your trust in Him, and His substitutionary death for your sin. Is it your purpose to establish a home that is truly Christ-centered, where the Word of God is read and obeyed; a home that is welded together by prayer, in which the Holy Spirit is your constant Guide?

Lisa and Putu -- It is.


Will you please, as an expression that your hearts are joined together in love, now please join your hands.

Officiant to Putu -- Putu, this woman whom you hold by the hand is to be your wife. She has given you one of the most sacred things under heaven: a woman's life, and a woman's love. You may bring her great joy or cause her deep sorrow. It is not what you bring her in a material way that will make true happiness--riches without love are nothing. The gift without the giver is bare. The practice of those virtues as husband that you have shown as lover, will keep her heart won to your heart.

Do you vow here, as you have promised Lisa, that you will be true and loyal, patient in sickness, comforting in sorrow, and forsaking all others, keep yourself only unto her, so long as you both shall live?

Putu -- I do.

Officiant to Lisa -- Lisa, this man whom you hold by the hand is to be your husband. Upon your life, your love, and your devotion he will lean for strength and inspiration. He is going to look to you for encouragement, for cheerfulness, and for confidence. No matter what the world may say or think, people may forget him, lose confidence in him, or turn their backs upon him, but you must not. May your life and love be the inspiration that will constantly lead him to greater dependence upon our Lord. Do you vow here, as you have promised Putu, that you will be loyal in adversity, ministering to him in affliction, comforting him in sorrow, and forsaking all others, keeping yourself only unto him so long as you both shall live?

Lisa -- I do.

Officiant to Putu

-- Would you repeat after me:

I, Putu, take you Lisa, to be my wife, before God who brought us together, to love and cherish you, even as Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself for it, to lead you, and share all of life's experiences with you, by following God through them. That through His grace we might grow together into the likeness of Jesus, our Savior and Lord.

Officiant to Lisa Lisa, would you repeat after me:

 I, Lisa, take you, Putu, to be my wedded husband, before God who brought us together, to love you and to cherish you, to submit myself to you in all things, and to follow you through all of life's experiences as you follow God, that through His grace we might grow together into the likeness of Jesus, our Savior and Lord.

Ring Vows

Who holds the rings?

A ring is a fitting symbol to represent the covenant you are making today. Not only are these made out of the finest of metals, reminding you of the purity of your relationship. but they are also a circle, a line unending, reminding you that your love, devotion, and commitment to one another are to be unending.

Putu:

As you place the ring on Lisa’s ring finger please repeat: With this ring I thee wed.

Officiant to Lisa --

As you place the ring on Putu’s ring finger please repeat: With this ring I thee wed.

 

Pronouncement

In as much as you have each pledged to the other your lifelong commitment, love, and devotion, by the authority committed to me as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and according to the laws of the State of Alabama, I now declare you to be husband and wife, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.
And what God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.

Kiss

Introduction

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to be the first to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. __________
___.