Southernmost Weddings - Traditional Long Form Vows

Dearly beloved we are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments the joining of ______________(Groom)
and ___________________ (Bride) in holy matrimony.

_____________(Groom) and _______________(Bride) have found that special person to love.

To trust with their heart, their mind, and their soul. They have chosen to take this significant step today, by declaring before all of you, that they will be faithful to one another united together as husband and wife. On this day they affirm their faith and love for one another.

Who presents this woman to be married to this man?  "________________”

We celebrate the marriage of these two individuates who have found each other , fell in love and are finalizing it with their wedding here today. They have made the decision to commit themselves to each other for the rest of their lives. Marriage is an honorable state not to be entered into lightly but thoughtfully and reverently.

A solid marriage must be created; it involves the total giving of you to the other.

It’s creating a safe and loving space for each other to grow as individuals and as partners.

 

It’s remembering to say, I love you, at least once a day.

It’s respecting the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another

It’s remembering to cherish each other as special and unique individuals.

It’s reaching out to hold hands when you need a special boost.

It’s casting anger aside before you go to sleep.

It’s always remembering the love that brought you both together.

Vows

 

 

__________ (Groom) Please repeat after me I __________(Groom) take you ___________ (Bride)

To be my lawful wife, my partner in life, my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you always. I will love you faithfully through the best and the worse, through the difficulty and the easy. Whatever may come, I will always be at your side as I have given you my love so I give you my life to keep.

__________ (Bride) Please repeat after me I __________(Bride) take you ___________(Groom)

To be my lawful husband, my partner in life, my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you always. I will love you faithfully through the best and the worse, through the difficulty and the easy. Whatever may come, I will always be at your side as I have given you my love so I give you my life to keep.

______________(Groom) and _________________(Bride), today you join together in marriage.

Your individual identities will not be extinguished, but will burn brighter, because in becoming one you have also become more complete yourselves. Always focus on what is right between you, if frustration or difficulty assails your marriage, not the part that seems wrong. And if you each take responsibility for the quality of your life together, your marriage will be strengthened by the love and respect you have for each other.

 Vows

 

_____________(Groom) do you take ____________ (Bride) to be your wife, to live together in the covenant of marriage?

Will you love her, comfort her, honor her and keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others for as long as you both shall live? Than say "I Do”

_____________ (Bride) do you take ____________ (Groom) to be your husband, to live together in the covenant of marriage?

Will you love him, comfort him, honor him, and keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others for as long as you both shall live? Than say "I Do”

(If you have written some special words you would like to say to each other, you will recite them here)

Religious Verse or Blessing If Requested

 

 Ring Exchange

"From the earliest of times, the rings have become a symbol of completeness.

An unbroken circle representing a commitment to love that is never ending.

Whenever either of you look at your rings, I hope that you will be reminded of the vows you made today to love and to respect each other forever in your shared life together.”

__________ (Groom) please repeat after me,

With this ring I _____________take thee _______________to be my wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, in joy and sorrow , and I promise my love to you and with this ring, I take you as my wife as long as we both shall live.

__________ (Bride) please repeat after me,

With this ring I _____________take you _________________to be my husband, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, in joy and sorrow, and I promise my love to you with this ring, I take you as my husband as long as we both shall live .

When you first joined hands and fell in love you did not know where it would lead. And today your hearts and mind are more deeply joined now, than either of you could have imagined. It will take love and dedication to truly know what’s best for each other. It will take trust in your hearts to go forth in the journey of life you have both pledged today.

______________and _____________ you have just sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings, this is a pledge between two people who agree that they will commit themselves to one another throughout their lives.

By the power vested in my by the state of Florida I now pronounce you husband and wife.

You may kiss your bride

"Ladies and Gentlemen I am honored to introduce to you Mr. & Mrs.___________”

 

 

 



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