Colorado Wedding Ministers

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A Celebration for two who are in love….

 

To all of our friends and family, welcome.

 

Our love for Party 1  and Party 2 brought us here today in order that we might share with them the celebration of life’s most sacred promise--the union of two people, each unique in their own right, in marriage/civil union/holy union.  This union was created by friendship, respect and love. Party 1 and Party 2 bring with them the dreams which drew them together. They bring the fullness of their hearts as a treasure to be shared, and they bring with them the ability to view the world, themselves, and each other with a sense of humor.

 

(Optional)

 

Let us pray: Giver of life and love, we give thanks for all the beauty in the world. We give thanks for all that binds us to one another, for all the common experiences which make us kin to each other, for the example of those who have taught us what love is, and for the courage and confidence we have come to know in finding it for ourselves. We give thanks for Party 1  and Party 2, who have come to this moment as two and will leave it as one, with one life ahead of them. May all that life brings them strengthen the bond they will declare here today. May they give comfort and joy, counsel and strength to each other. And may the home they share shed its peace on them and on all who seek its shelter with them.

 

~Vows~

 

Minister to Couple:

 

Of all the people you know, you have chosen each other as life partners.  Party 1   and Party 1  , are you now ready to be married?

 

Party 1  and Party 2:

 

We are. 

 

 

Minister to Party 1:

 

Please repeat after me-

 

I, Party 1   take you, Party 2, as my partner. And I promise...

 

To love you day by day, taking each one as it comes; To communicate, so unspoken thoughts are not misunderstood; To make our house a home, a sanctuary, a refuge; To stand beside you when it seems you are standing alone; To believe in you, to believe in us, And to foster our future life together.

 

 

Minister to Party 2:

 

Please repeat after me-

 

I, Party 2  take you, Party 1  , as my partner. And I promise...

 

To love you day by day, taking each one as it comes; To communicate, so unspoken thoughts are not misunderstood; To make our house a home, a sanctuary, a refuge; To stand beside you when it seems you are standing alone; To believe in you, to believe in us, And to foster our future life together.

 

 

~Rings~

 

A circle is the symbol of the sun and of the earth and of the universe. It is a symbol of wholeness, of perfection and of harmony. The rings you give and receive this day are symbols of the unbroken circle of love into which you enter together.

 

Minister to Party 1:

 

As you place your ring on Party 2’s finger please repeat after me-

 

I give you this ring to wear upon your hand as a symbol of our unity. 

 

 

Minister to Party 2:

 

As you place your ring on Party 1’s finger please repeat after me-

 

I give you this ring to wear upon your hand as a symbol of our unity.

 

 

(Optional Wine Ceremony)

 

This cup of wine is symbolic of the cup of life. As you share the one cup of wine, you undertake to share all that the future may bring. All the sweetness life’s cup may hold for you should be sweeter because you drink it together. Whatever drops of sorrow it may contain should be less bitter because you share them.

 

Praise be Thou our God, Creator of the fruit of the vine.

 

 

~ Blessing~

 

Party 1 and Party 2, because you have grown in knowledge and love of each other, and because you have agreed in your desire to go forward together, seeking an even richer, deepening relationship because you see in each other that for which there are no words, and because you have pledged yourselves, one to the other, we rejoice to recognize that you are now partners in life.  We rejoice this day in the marriage/holy union of Party 1 and Party 2.   We celebrate the love that has brought you to this day. With joy that deepens through many years, may you know its meaning and its mystery--how you become truly one in sharing yourselves with one another and in caring for one another, and yet, in love, remain truly two in your uniqueness.  May your house be a place of happiness for all who enter it, a place where the old and the young are renewed in each other’s company, a place for growing, a place for music, a place for laughter.  And when shadows and darkness fall within its rooms, may it still be a place of hope and strength for all who enter it, especially for those who are entrusted to your care.  May no person be alien to your compassion.  May your larger family be the family of all humankind.  And may the beauty and the bounty of your love for one another constantly enrich those who are nearest to you and dearest to you.

 

AMEN.