Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:50 PM
I forgot I had my vows at work. Here is our whole ceremony:
We are gathered here today in the presence of friends and family to unite Megan and Brad in marriage. This is a celebration of the joining of two souls already attuned to each other. In the time that Megan and Brad have been together, their love for and understanding of each other has grown and matured. This ceremony marks a starting point, a new beginning in a relationship that has already been established.
Who gives this woman to wed this man?
Meganâ€™s father - "Her mother and I."
So what do we mean by love? When we love, we see things other people do not see. We see beneath the surface, to the qualities which make our beloved special and unique. Love is a quality of spirit and an attitude of the emotions, but marriage is a life's work.
Let us now allow the bride and groom to express their love and promises to each other.
Megan, with a free and unconstrained soul,
I promise to take you as my only love from this day forward,
to stand by your side,
to listen when you speak,
to comfort you when you cry,
and to join your laughter with my own.
This is my solemn vow.
Brad, you are my best friend.
Today I give myself to you in marriage.
I promise 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 life seems easy and when it seems hard,
when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.
I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard
These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.
May I have the rings please?
These rings are a symbol of the unbroken circle of love. May these rings remind you always of the vows you have taken.
Brad place the ring on Meganâ€™s finger and repeat after me
â€œMegan, take this ring as a symbol of my love. I pledge to you my love and loyalty forever. Know that I will cherish you always. With this ring I thee wed.â€
Megan place the ring on Bradâ€™s finger and repeat after me
â€œBrad, take this ring as a symbol of my love. I pledge to you my love and loyalty forever. Know that I will cherish you always. With this ring I thee wed.â€
Witnessed by this gathering of friends and family I now pronounce you husband and wife.
You may now kiss the bride.
Ladies and Gentleman, I now present to you Mr. and Mrs. Sagowitz.
Megan and Brad
Los Cabos, October 7, 2006