Civil02

CIVIL CEREMONY #2

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TOGETHER

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

TO GUESTS
We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life’s greatest moments, to give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words which shall unite _(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ in marriage.

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

Should there be anyone who has cause why this couple should not be united in marriage, they must speak now or forever hold their peace.

TO COUPLE
_(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ , I would ask that you both remember to treat yourself and each other with respect, and remind yourself often of what brought you together today. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your marriage deserves. When frustration and difficulty assail your marriage – as they do to every relationship at one time or another – focus on what still seems right between you, not only the part that seems wrong. This way, when clouds of trouble hide the sun in your lives and you lose sight of it for a moment, you can remember that the sun is still there. And if each of you will take responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.

_(Groom)_ and _(Bride)_ , as the two of you come into this marriage uniting you as husband and wife, and as you this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals. Respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another. Be able to forgive. Do not hold grudges. Live each day that you may enjoy it together – as from this day forward you shall be each other’s companion, comfort and refuge. Strengthen your marriage by your love and respect for each other.

Just as two threads woven in opposite directions will form a most beautiful tapestry, so too can your two lives merged together make a beautiful marriage. To make your relationship work will take love. This is the core of your marriage and why you are here today. It will take trust, to know in your hearts that you truly want the best for each other. It will take dedication, to stay open to one another – and to learn and grow together. It will take faith, to go forward together without knowing exactly what the future brings. And it will take commitment, to hold true to the journey you both pledge today to share together.

PLEDGE
_(Groom)_ , do you pledge to _(Bride)_ that with all your heart and being you will love and support her in all ways, to your utmost capabilities for the rest of your lives.  /  I do.

_(Bride)_ , do you pledge to _(Groom)_ that with all your heart and being you will love and support him in all ways, to your utmost capabilities for the rest of your lives.  /  I do.

_(Bride)_ , would you now please pass your bouquet to your Maid of Honor. .Face each other and join hands.

VOWS
_(Groom)_  would you please repeat after me your vows to _(Bride)_ ?

I, _(Groom)_ ,
take you, _(Bride)_ ,
to be my wedded wife.
With deepest joy
I receive you into my life
that together we may be one.
I promise you my deepest love,
my fullest devotion,
my tenderest care
throughout our life together.
No matter what may lie ahead of us,
I pledge to you my life
as a loving and faithful husband.

_(Bride)_  would you please repeat after me your vows to _(Groom)_ ?

I, _(Bride)_ ,
take you, _(Groom)_ ,
to be my wedded husband.
With deepest joy
I come into my new life with you.
As you have pledged to me your life and love,
so I too happily give you my life,
and my confidence
throughout our life together.
I will be loving to you,
caring for you
and ever seeking to please you.
Throughout life,
no matter what may be ahead of us,
I pledge to you my life
as a loving and faithful wife.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS

May I have the rings please?

_(Groom)_ , would you please place your ring on your bride’s finger and repeat your commitment after me to _(Bride)_ ?

With this ring,
I take you as my wife,
for as long as we both shall live” 

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

With this ring,
I take you as my husband,
for as long as we both shall live” 

PRONOUNCEMENT
For as much as you have consented together in holy matrimony and by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Province of Ontario, I pronounce you husband and wife. Let all others honor your decision and the threshold of your home.

KISS

SIGNING OF DOCUMENTS

ANNOUNCEMENT

It is my privilege to present to you Mr. & Mrs. ——————— .

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