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CIVIL CEREMONY #1

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FORWARD FROM THE PAST

TO GUESTS
We have come together to witness, _(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ as they exchange their vows of marriage.

PRESENTATION OF THE BRIDE
Who is it that brings this woman to this man? / Who gives this woman in marriage? “I do”

TO COUPLE
_(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ , we have gathered to celebrate the love that you have discovered in each other and support your decision to commit yourselves to each other for the rest of your lives.

TO GUESTS
As _(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ enter into marriage, they do so with thoughtfulness and reverence. They give thanks for the past, which has brought them to this place, and look forward with hope for what the future will bring.

TO COUPLE
Today, _(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ , your celebration of human affection is an outward sign of a sacred and inward commitment. As you stand here in our presence, I remind you that a successful marriage is based on respect, honesty, loyalty and love. Be kind to each other. When you disagree, do so with respect.
The love that you have found together is a fragile gift. Nothing of this earth is worth the risk that it might be damaged. Always hold in your heart the feelings that you have at this moment. When there are difficult times,
when you may doubt the validity of your love, bring yourself back to beauty of this moment. Keep your hearts open to each other, especially when it is the most difficult.

DECLARATION
_(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_, if you know any reason why you may not be legally married, I ask you to declare it now.

OR

_(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_, if there is any reason why you may not lawfully be married, I charge you now to declare it? For the marriage covenant must be made in a spirit of honesty and openness.

OR

_(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ are about to commit themselves in marriage to each other. If anyone knows of just cause why they may not be lawfully joined in marriage, let them declare it or else forever hold their peace.

DECLARATION OF INTENTION
_(Groom)_ , do you come here today, in the presence of these witnesses, with love in your heart and a conscious desire to be united in marriage with _(Bride)_ ? Do you promise to share the responsibility for the growth and enrichment of your life together and to give to _(Bride)_ all the loving support she needs to become the person she is destined to be?

_(Bride)_ , do you come here today, in the presence of these witnesses, with love in your heart and a conscious desire to be united in marriage with _(Groom)_ ?  Do you promise to share the responsibility for the growth and enrichment of your life together and to give to _(Groom)_ all the loving support he needs to become the person he is destined to be?

_(Bride)_ , in preparation for the sharing of your vows, please give your bouquet to your Maid of Honour.
Please turn to face each other and join hands

VOWS

_(Groom)_ , please repeat after me your vows to your bride?

_(Bride)_ , with all my heart
I take you to be my wife.
I will love you
through the good and the bad,
through the joy and the sorrow.
I will try to be understanding,
and to trust in you completely.
I will make you a part of me
and in turn, become a part of you.
Together we will face
all of life’s experiences
and share one another’s dreams and goals.
We will be equal partners
in an open, honest relationship
throughout the years.

_(Bride)_ , please repeat after me your vows to your groom?

_(Groom)_ , with all my heart
I take you to be my husband.
I will love you
through the good and the bad,
through the joy and the sorrow.
I will try to be understanding,
and to trust in you completely.
I will make you a part of me
and in turn, become a part of you.
Together we will face
all of life’s experiences
and share one another’s dreams and goals.
We will be equal partners
in an open, honest relationship
throughout the years.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS

May I have the rings please?

The circle has frequently been used to symbolize eternity. Without flaw, it endlessly flows from any point where it begins. The ring, like a circle is a reminder of the perfection and endurance of _(Groom)_ and _(Bride)_ ‘s commitment to and love for each other.

_(Groom)_ would you please place the ring on _(Bride)_ ‘s ring finger and repeat your commitment after me to your bride…

_(Bride)_ , this ring I give you,
is a symbol of my love for you.
I pledge to share with you,
my heart,
my home
and all that I am
to the end of our days.

_(Bride)_ , would you please place the ring on _(Groom)_ ‘s ring finger and repeat your commitment after me to your groom…

_(Groom)_ , this ring I give you,
is a symbol of my love for you.
I pledge to share with you,
my heart,
my home
and all that I am
to the end of our days.

May your wedding rings be a visible sign of the promises that you have made to each other.

BEST WISHES
May your lives be filled with wisdom, blessed with good health and abundant living. May you always cherish the love that you have found in each other. Protect your love; hold it safe in your hearts always.

PRONOUNCEMENT
_(Groom)_ and _(Bride)_ by stating your vows, you have publicly declared your commitment to each other. By virtue of the powers vested in me by the Province of Ontario, I hereby declare you husband and wife.

KISS

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