Religious Ceremony #1
Florida Weddings on the Go

Dearly Beloved,

We are gathered here today in the sight of God, to celebrate one of life's greatest moments.

To give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our blessings to the words which shall
unite (Groom) and (Bride) in holy matrimony

Marriage is an honorable estate, created by God, and signifying unto us the mystical union between a
man and a woman, which also exists between Christ and the Church.

(Groom) and (Bride), only love will maintain a marriage. Mankind did not create love, love is created by
God. Love is freely given and freely accepted, just as God's love of us is unconditional and free.

As you travel through life together, I caution you to remember that the true measure of success, the true
avenue to joy and peace, is to be found within the love you hold in your hearts. I would ask that you hold
the key to your heart very tightly.

VOWS

Would you please face each other and join hands.

(Groom) do you take (Bride) to be your wife? Do you promise to love, honor, and protect her, forsaking
all others and holding only to her? ("I do")

(Bride) do you take (Groom) to be your Husband? Do you promise to love, honor, and protect him,
forsaking all others and holding only to him? ("I do")

I, (Groom) take you (Bride) to be my wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for
poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore.

I, (Bride) take you (Groom) to be my Husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer
or for poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore.

CORINTHIANS 13 - the love chapter


"A marriage ceremony represents one of life's greatest commitments, but also is a declaration of love. I
wish to read to you what Paul wrote of love in a letter to the Corinthians."

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not
self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but
rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never
fails"

EXCHANGE OF THE WEDDING RINGS

Wedding rings are an outward and visible sign of an inward spiritual grace, signifying to all the uniting
of this man and this woman in marriage.

(Groom) place the ring on (Bride), and repeat after me.

With this ring, I thee wed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

(Bride) place the ring on (Bride), and repeat after me.

With this ring, I thee wed. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


CHARGE THE COUPLE

(Groom) and (Bride), as the two of you come into this marriage uniting 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, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of
one another.

PRAYER

Dear heavenly Father, Our hearts are filled with great happiness on (Groom) and (Bride's), wedding
day, as they come before You pledging their hearts and lives to one another. Bless this union we pray,
and walk beside Peter and Kristen, throughout all their lives together. AMEN


PRONOUNCEMENT AS HUSBAND AND WIFE

(Groom) and (Bride), in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have
promised your love for each other by these vows, the giving of these rings and the joining of your
hands, I now declare you to be husband and wife.

May the Good Lord bless you and keep you, giving you peace, joy and happiness throughout your lives.

Congratulations, you may kiss your bride.

I present to you Mr. and Mrs. ____________

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of this congregation to join
together this man and this woman in holy matrimony.  Which is an honorable estate instituted of God
himself, signifying unto us the mystical union that is between Christ and his church, which holy estate
Christ adorned and beautified with his presence and first miracle that he brought in Cana in Galilee
and is commanded in holy rite to be honorable among all men.  Therefore it is not by any to be
enterprised, nor taken in hand unadvisedly, lightly or wantonly, but reverently, discreetly, soberly and in
the fear of God, duly considering the causes for which matrimony was ordained.  

First, it was ordained for the increase of mankind according to the will of God and the children might be
brought up in the fear and nurture of the Lord and to the praise of his holy name.

Secondly, it was ordained and ordered that the natural instincts and affections implanted by God
should be hallowed and directed aright that those who are called of God to this holy estate should
continue therein in pureness of living.

Thirdly, it was ordained for the mutual society, help and comfort for the one ought to have of the other,
both in prosperity and in adversity into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be
joined. Therefore, if any man can show any just cause why they may not lawfully be joined together, let
him now speak or else hereafter forever hold his peace.

I require and charge you both as you will answer of the dreadful day of judgment when the secrets of all
hearts shall be disclosed that if either of you know of any impediment why you may not be lawfully
joined together in matrimony, you do now confess it. For be well assured that so many as are coupled
together otherwise than God’s word does allow, are not joined together by God, neither is their
matrimony lawful.  

(Groom) will thou have this woman to thy wedded wife, to live together according to God’s law in the
holy estate of matrimony. Will thou love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health,
and forsaking all other, keep thee only onto her so long as you both shall live?

(Groom)  I will.

(Bride) will thou have this man to thy wedded husband, to live together according to God’s law in the
holy estate of matrimony. Will thou love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in
health, and forsaking all other, keep thee only onto him so long as you both shall live?

(Bride)  I will.

Who gives this woman to be married to this man?

I (groom’s name) take thee (Bride’s name) to my wedded wife. To have and to hold from this day
forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, to
death till us do part according to God’s holy law and thereto I give thee my troth.

I (bride’s name) take thee (groom’s name) to my wedded husband. To have and to hold from this day
forward, for better for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, to
death till us do part according to God’s holy law and thereto I give thee my troth.

Bless oh Lord this ring and grant that he who gives it and she who shall wear it may remain faithful to
each other and abide in thy peace and favor and live together in love until their lives end through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Groom)

With this ring, I thee wed.  With my body, I thee honor and all of my worldly goods with thee I shall. In the
name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

Let us pray.

O Eternal God, Creator and Preserver of all mankind, giver of all spiritual grace, the author of
everlasting life: send thy blessing upon these thy servants, this man and this woman, whom we bless
in thy name; that, living faithfully together, they may surely perform and keep the vow and covenant
betwixt them made, whereof this ring given and received is a token and pledge; and may ever remain in
perfect love and peace together, and live according to thy laws; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Those whom God has joined together, let no man put us under.  For as much as (Groom’s name) and
(bride’s name) have consented together in holy wedlock and have witnessed the same before God and
this company and thereto have given and pledged their troth either to other and have declared the
same by giving and receiving of a ring and by joining of hands.  I pronounce that they be man and wife
together in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Ghost amen.

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost, bless, preserve, and keep you; the Lord mercifully
with his favor look upon you; and so fill you with all spiritual benediction and grace, that ye may so live
together in this life, that in the world to come ye may have life everlasting. Amen.
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