Planning & Design
- The Sample Wedding with Flow Chart
“A marriage makes two fractional lives a whole. It gives to two questioning natures a renewed reason for living. It brings gladness to the sunshine, and a new fragrance to the flowers, and new beauty to the earth, and of course, a new mystery to life.”
O' eternal God, creator and preserver of all mankind, send thy blessings upon this man and this woman whom you bless in thy name so that they will surely perform the vows of the covenant made between them. Look gracefully upon them that may love, honor, and cherish each other, and so live together in faithful, patient, and true goodness. May their home be a heavenly blessing and a place of peace. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
MARRIAGE JOINS TWO PEOPLE IN THE CIRCLE OF ITS LOVE~ By Edmund O'Neill ~
Marriage is a commitment to life, the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other relationship can equal. It is a physical and an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.
Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life's most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other's best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener, and critic. And there may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger, even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly.
Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, and new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life.
When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage, they create a spirit unique unto themselves which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential made in the hearts of two people who love each other and takes a lifetime to fulfill.
What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.
Dearly beloved we are gathered here today in the presence of God and these, your many friends and family, to join this man, and this woman in Holy matrimony which is a very honorable estate. It is therefore not to be entered into unadvisedly, but reverently, discretely, that these two persons come now to be joined.
I charge you both as you stand in the presence of God to remember that love and loyalty alone will avail in the foundation of a happy home. If the solemn vows that you are about to assume/make be kept pure, your lives will be full of joy and the home you are establishing will abide in peace.
No other human ties are more tender, no more perfect than those which you are about to assume.
I ask you (groom), and I ask you (Bride), are you both now ready to profess your faith to each other?
It is now time for both of you to face each other and profess your faith to one another. Groom: I ________, take you _______, to be my lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as you/we both shall live?
Bride: I _______, take you _______, to be my lawful wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for as long as you both shall live?
May we now present the rings.
With this ring I thee wed and I pledge unto thee, my faith and my love.
Scottish Wedding Blessing, the Pille Version 5-24-2009
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet,Enough trials to make you strong,Enough sorrow to make you human,Enough hope to make you happy,
May joy and peace surround you both andContentment latch your door,May happiness be with you now and God bless you ever more! For as much as you have consented to live together in wedlock, you have professed your faith to each other in the presence of these your many friends and now your family. Now, by the Power and authority vested in me by this The Commonwealth of Kentucky//The great State of Ohio, I now proudly pronounce you as Husband and Wife. You may now kiss your Bride!!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great honor I present to you as husband and Wife, Mr & Mrs _____________!!!!!!!!!