Opening You may be seated We are here today to participate in a most joyous occasion; to celebrate and acknowledge the wedding of A and K. On behalf of A and K, I welcome you and thank you all for gathering here on this beautiful day to witness their marriage ceremony. The fact that you all have travelled such a great distance to be here today is a testament to the amazing amount of love and support they have. Many of you have given them much happiness, love, warmth, and guidance through the various stages of their lives. They would like to sincerely thank you all for being here to celebrate their big day. Today in this beautiful setting, A and K proclaim their love to the world, and our joy and thoughts are with them. Being assured of your love as life long companions, and that you have your families blessings, I now ask, who gives this women to be married to this man? Thank you C. The marriage between A and K does not mark the beginning of a new relationship; rather, it is an acknowledgement and celebration, of a relationship that has been flourishing since they met. They are proclaiming their love for, their trust in and their loyalty to the one, they cherish above all others. Marriage has been described as living in love with your best friend. Love is one of the few constants in the universe. It is reality, affinity, and communication. Marriage is a symbol of the commitment, to create a lifelong partnership, based on love. Love is lifeâ€™s highest emotion. It makes us less selfish, it makes our personalities grow, and it makes our lives more meaningful. It is caring about the welfare and happiness of your partner as your own. Love makes burdens lighter because you divide them. It makes joys more intense because you share them. And it makes you stronger so you can reach out and become involved with life in ways you dared not risk alone. A successful relationship takes more than just love. It takes trust, to know in your hearts that you want only the best for each other. It takes dedication, to stay open to one another, to learn and grow, even when it is difficult to do so. And it takes faith, to go forward together without knowing what the future holds for you both. You have chosen to walk through life together. There is no truer statement of love. The choice was not made by any one moment, but by being together you grew to realize that you belonged together and that you fulfilled each otherâ€™s needs. You have come to thrive upon each otherâ€™s presence, loyalty and wisdom. The foundation of your love is profound friendship. A friendship you have nurtured until at last you realized that you wanted to be together always. The commitment you make today will be the foundation on which you will build your life together. Vows A and K have decided to do something a little different for their vows. They decided to write for one another what they would like the other to say. A and K would you please face each other and join your hands. Recite vows. Exchange of rings Sand Ceremony Closing We have decided to write for one another the vows we would like to the other to say to add a little humour. I want to say this In you I have found the love of my life and my closest, truest friend. I love that we share every detail of every day with each other and we always have more to say. I am happy when we can share the silence when words are not needed. I feel like everything in my life has led me to you. My choices, my heartbreaks, my regrets. Everything. And when we're together, my past seems worth it. Because if I had done one thing differently, I might never have met you. Your energy and your passion inspire me in ways I never thought possible. In you I have found everything I have been looking for my whole life. Here we are with our future before us, and I only want to spend it with you. I never saw you coming and I'll never be the same. I love you. at the end of those vows and we would then go into the declaration of intent and exchange of rings. I am struggling how to fit my piece into the ceremony though. Any suggestions or should I just cut this out of the ceremony?