Dearly Beloved, we are gathered together here to celebrate one of life's greatest moments. Today we witness the joining together of Shanna and Steve in legally-binding matrimony. Today marks the first day that we make official the union we've all recognized up to this point and we look ahead to the future. Through marriage, Shanna and Steve make a commitment to face all the adversity and adventure together as partners.
Exchange of Vows
Steve, what vows do you make to Shanna?
Shanna, what vows do you make to Steve?
TO GROOM: Do you, Steve, take Shanna to officially be your wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, in sadness and in joy... for all eternity?
GROOM: I will.
TO BRIDE: Do you, Shanna, take Steve to officially be your wife? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, for better, for worse, in sadness and in joy... for all eternity?
BRIDE: I will.
Exchange of Wedding Rings
If you like it, do you have a ring to put on it?
TO GROOM: Steve, place this ring on Shanna's finger, repeat after me:
Shanna, I give you this ring as the pledge of my love... and as the symbol of our unity... and with this ring, I thee wed.
TO BRIDE: Shanna, place this ring on Steve's finger, repeat after me:
Steve, I give you this ring as the pledge of my love... and as the symbol of our unity... and with this ring, I thee wed.
May you always share with each other the gifts of love – be one in heart and in mind – may you always create a home together that puts in your hearts – love – generosity and kindness.
You have pronounced yourselves husband and wife but remember to always be each other’s best friend.
And so, By the power invested in me via the miracle of the internet, I now pronounce you husband and wife.
You may passionately kiss the bride.
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