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Thank you all so much! I could not have done my ceremony script without you all and your little pieces of insipirations! Here is mine

 

 

Welcome

 

I’d like to respectfully ask: Who gives this beautiful woman to be married to this wonderful man? Both mom and dad – We Do.

 

On behalf of Justin and Brooke, 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 traveled such a great distance to be here today is a testament to the amazing amount of love and support they have. All 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. A special and respectful acknowledgement must also be made to those friends and family members who were unable to attend, or have passed on, but whose spirit remains alive and strong in all our hearts.

 

Justin and Brooke, you are here today surrounded by friends and family. Some people here have known you your entire lives and some for only a few years, but no matter how long or in what circumstances they know you, I can guarantee that everyone here knows what remarkable individuals and what an amazing couple you are.

 

You have chosen to walk through life together. There is no truer statement of love. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- best friend, companion, lover, partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another over the years. Soon you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after your vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife.

 

Hand Ceremony

 

As an expression that you are joined together in love - will you please hold up your hands and hold one another, so you may feel the gift that you are to each other.

 

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will give you goosebumps and massages.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.

These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

 

(Peggy will do her reading)

 

BROOKE, WILL YOU LOOK INTO JUSTIN’S EYES AND INTO HIS HEART, AND NOW SAY YOUR VOWS.

 

I, Brooke, take you, Justin, to be my husband,

my best friend, partner in life and my one true love.

(add in personal vow here)

 

With this ring, I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give.

I trust you and respect you,

I will continue to laugh with you and cry with you.

With this ring, I pledge my life and my love to you.

 

Justin, if you accept please say I do…

 

The wedding ring, is a symbol of the unbroken circle of love as it has neither a beginning nor an end. It should always remind those who wear it of the sacredness of marriage and the love that feeds it. We can be reminded of Justin’s parents successful marriage, by the presence of their rings here today. Justin may you forever wear this band as a symbol of love and commitment to you and your marriage from this day forward until death do you part.

 

 

JUSTIN, WILL YOU LOOK INTO BROOKE’S EYES AND INTO HER HEART, AND NOW SAY YOUR VOWS.

 

I, Justin, take you, Brooke, to be my wife,

my best friend, partner in life and my one true love.

(add in personal vow here)

 

With this ring, I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give.

I trust you and respect you,

I will continue to laugh with you and cry with you.

With this ring, I pledge my life and my love to you.

 

Brooke, if you accept please say I do…

 

The engagement ring is a symbol of promise and intention. Now the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled. Justin, please place the wedding band on Brooke’s finger. Just as Brooke’s great grandmother wore this band until the day she died. Brooke may you forever wear this band as a symbol of love and commitment to you and your marriage from this day forward until death do you part

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, Justin and Brooke have demonstrated in your presence today their belief in their love and their desire to live together as Husband and Wife. If you also believe in their love, and wish to add your blessing upon their marriage today, please respond now by saying……………WE DO

 

And are you all willing to sustain and strengthen this marriage, by giving Justin and Brooke the public commitment of your love and support, through all the ups and downs ahead of them…If you are willing, please say……….WE ARE

 

Sand and Shell Ceremony

 

When you arrived at the ceremony today you were asked to place a shell into the jar on the table. We will now have the parents come up and add their shells into the jar (Brooke and Justin hug the parents) This jar symbolizes the foundation of family and friends in Brooke and Justin’s life. They will now be adding sand from two containers, one represents you, Justin, and you, Brooke, as an individual, and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, they will build upon the foundation that was begun, and the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again back into the individual containers, so shall be your marriage.

 

Closing:

 

Justin and Brooke, now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth. Give to one another new experiences of joy. Challenge one another so that you may grow. May the love you hold for each other, now sealed in marriage, continue to mature with the passing years. May you never take each other for granted, but always experience the wonder of your union. May the people you touch in your lifetime know how much you love and care for one another and may you love one another forever.

 

With friends and family, along with the sun, the sand, and the sea, I have the pleasure to present to you for the very first time… Mr. and Mrs. Moulton.

 

 

You may now kiss the bride!

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There are so many beautiful vows here. I've read through a lot of them and was able to pick and choose and tweak to create my own. I'm not quite finished, though. I am looking for something that would include my fiance's 6 year old son. I want to give him a keepsake during the ceremony so that he will feel included as well. Suggestions on the wording and keepsakes are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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After many months of reading scripts and vows, here is our last draft! There will be two people reading the "Abby" and "Celine" parts (friend and aunt). We used the script sent by our WC and bits an pieces taken on here.

 

Tell us what you think!

 

Ryan and Sophie we have come together to honor your love and commitment to one another, and support your decision to become lifetime partners. May your love always be as constant and unchanging as the never-ending sea that flows beneath us.

 

ABBY

The Art of a Good Marriage (short version)- Wilfred Arlan Peterson

A good marriage must be created.

In marriage the little things are the big things...

It is never being too old to hold hands,

It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day,

It is never going to sleep angry,

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives,

It is standing together and facing the world,

It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family,

It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways,

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget,

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow,

It is a common search for the good and the beautiful,

It is not only marrying the right person, it is being the right partner

 

 

Do you Ryan take Sophie to be your wife? Do you promise to love her, honor her, cherish and protect her, and forsaking all others, be true and loyal to her for now and for evermore??

 

Do you Sophie take Ryan to be your husband? Do you promise to love him, honor him, cherish and protect him, and forsaking all others, be true and loyal to him for now and for evermore??

 

Ryan and Sophie the vows you are about to exchange will join your lives. You both bring individual strengths and weaknesses to this marriage, and as you stand together as a married couple, may you complement each other and fulfill each otherâ€s needs as your love and commitment continue to deepen throughout your married life.

 

Let us now allow the bride and groom to express their love and promises to each other.

 

RYAN

Today I give myself to you in marriage.

I promise to take you as my only love from this day forward,

To listen to you with compassion and understanding,

and speak to you with encouragement.

To comfort you when you cry and to join your laughter with my own.

I promise to walk by your side forever and be more in love with you than I am today

This is my solemn vow.

 

SOPHIE

Today I give myself to you in marriage.

I promise to take you to my heart as you are and as you will be.

To encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle.

I promise to love you in good times and in bad,

when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.

I promise to support your dreams and to be there for you for the rest of our lives

This is my solemn vow.

 

 

The Wedding Rings are symbols of the vows here taken, circles of unending faith and commitment, perfect in form. They represent the beginning of a long journey together, filled with wonder and surprises, laughter and tears, celebration and grief and joy. May these rings seal your vows of marriage to each other.

 

As a symbol of your love,_____________, take your ring and place it on ______________finger and repeat after me –

 

_____________, with this ring, I thee wed. – I give you this ring - as I give you my love. - It is a symbol of the strength – of the trust – I hold in you.

 

_____________, as a symbol of your love, take your ring and place it on _____________ finger and repeat after me –

 

_____________, with this ring, I thee wed. – I give you this ring - as I give you my love. - It is a symbol of the strength – of the trust – I hold in you.

 

CELINE

HAND CEREMONY

 

As an expression that you are joined together in love - will you please hold up your hands and hold one another, so you may feel the gift that you are to each other.

 

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind.

These are the hands that will wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.

These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.

 

 

Let us bow our heads in prayer –

 

Lord, bless this marriage, as Ryan and Sophie continue their journey down the road of life together.

 

May they respect each otherâ€s likes and dislikes, opinions and beliefs, hopes, dreams and fears.

 

And even though they may not always understand or agree with one another, may they rest in the knowledge that no matter what happens, by holding on to each other, things will always work out for the best.

 

Most of all, Dear God, help them to keep the torch of love burning with the fire that they now share in their hearts.

 

Amen

 

 

Ryan and Sophie you have just given your hearts completely to one another. From this day forward, your lives are intertwined and nothing will ever separate you.

 

So – in conclusion –

 

Having witnessed the vows you have just made to each other,

 

By the joining of your hands, and the giving and receiving of your rings,

 

By the virtue of the authority vested in me by the laws of the Cayman Islands.

 

I now pronounce you husband and wife !!!!

 

And now, YOU MAY KISS YOUR BRIDE

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I present for the first time –

 

Mr. And Mrs. Ryan and Sophie D.

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