Civil Wedding Ceremony

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A wedding is such a wonderful occasion filled with hopes, dreams and excitement. We are here today to celebrate the love that ___ and ___ have for each other, and to recognize and witness their decision to journey forward in their lives as marriage partners.

May your love create a safe haven for you both on the journey that lies ahead of you. Lead with your hearts and take the time to do the simple things that will nurture your love.

Deeply listen to each other—to your dreams, and to your frustrations. Be helpmates. Be playful in finding new ways to give your love anew to each other every day.

Let your love be an inspiration to others to reach for what is good within us all. May your love be so abundant that you have plenty to share with the rest of us as well.

It is your love that has brought us together here today. May it grow deeper and sweeter with each passing year.

Vows and Expression of Intent

Do you, ___ take, ___ to be your partner for life. Do you promise to walk by her side forever, and to love, help, and encourage her in all she does? Do you promise to take time to talk with her, to listen to her, and to care for her? Will you share her laughter, and her tears, as her partner, lover, and best friend? Do you take her as your lawfully wedded wife for now and forevermore?

Do you, ___ take, ____ to be your partner for life. Do you promise to walk by her side forever, and to love, help, and encourage her in all she does? Do you promise to take time to talk with her, to listen to her, and to care for her? Will you share her laughter, and her tears, as her partner, lover and best friend? Do you take her as your lawfully wedded wife for now and forevermore?

Ceremony of the Rings

And now, seal your promises with these rings, the symbol of your life shared together.

____, please repeat after me:

____, this ring I give as token and pledge,
as a sign of my love and devotion.
With this ring, I thee wed.

____, please repeat after me:

____, this ring I give as token and pledge,
as a sign of my love and devotion.
With this ring, I thee wed.

Pronouncement & Kiss

___and___ by the power invested in me, I now pronounce you married. You may kiss!

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