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CIVIL CEREMONY #6

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SHARE THE JOY

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

TO GUESTS
Welcome to the marriage of _(Bride)_ and _(Groom)_ .
You have been asked to gather here to witness and share in the joy of this union.

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 INTENT

_(Groom)_ , will you take _(Bride)_ as your wife, in happiness and with patience and understanding, through conflict and tranquility, for the rest of your days?  /  I will.

_(Bride)_ , will you take _(Groom)_ as your husband, in happiness and with patience and understanding, through conflict and tranquility, for the rest of your days?  /  I will.

To prepare for the sharing of your vows, _(Bride)_ , please pass your bouquet to your Maid of Honour.
Turn to face each other and join hands.

VOWS

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

There was darkness for a long time
and then there was light,
and that light was you.
Your love, _(Bride)_ has given me wings,
and our journey begins today.
I pledge before this assembled company
to be your husband
from this day forward.
Let us make of our two lives one life.
I want you for today,
tomorrow,
and forever.

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

_(Groom)_ , I have dreamed my whole life
of having someone as wonderful as you
to love me the way you do.
I give myself to you as your wife,
and I promise to treasure,
for all of my days,
the love we celebrate today.
Let us bring together our lives
and find ourselves anew each day.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS

May I have the rings please?

_(Groom)_ , as you place your ring on _(Bride)_ ‘s ring finger please repeat you commitment to _(Bride)_ ?

With this ring, I thee wed.
Let it ever be to us
a symbol of our love.

_(Bride)_ , as you place your ring on _(Groom)_ ‘s ring finger please repeat you commitment to _(Groom)_ ?

With this ring, I thee wed.
Let it ever be to us
a symbol of our love.

BLESSING
_(Groom)_ and _(Bride)_ , may the years that bring you into greater age grant you wisdom, may your love be ever young; that you shall be able to always recover from moments of despair. In this hope, may you keep the vows made on this day, in freedom, teaching each other who you are, what you yet shall be, enabling you to experience the enhancement and enrichment that develops through true togetherness.

PRONOUNCEMENT
Inasmuch as you _(Groom)_ and you _(Bride)_ have declared your love to each other before family and friends, consenting together in this ceremony to live in wedlock and have sealed your vows in the presence of this company and by the giving of these rings, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Province of Ontario, I hereby declare you husband and wife.

May no one interfere with this union.

KISS

DOCUMENTS

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ANNOUNCEMENT

It gives me great delight to introduce to you, Mr. And Mrs. ——— .

 


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