Colorado Wedding Ministers

We Do I Do For YOU!

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~Welcome~

Welcome friends, family, and honored guests, you may be seated.
Mawage. Mawage is what bwings us together, today. Mawage, that bwessed
awangement, that dweam within a dweam…

All of you are here today because you, in one way or another, have been a special part of Part 1 and Party 2 lives. It is overwhelming to see how many loving faces surround my friends today, to show your support and bear witness to this marriage. This marriage begins today on the foundation of a long relationship that has been built with trust, and love, and boxes of macaroni and cheese. What began several years ago with a friendship, and a simple meals together will begin a new chapter today, with all of you, Party 1 and Party 2’s loved ones, family, and friends, and another simple meal.

Party 1 and Party 2, your marriage today is the public and legal joining of your souls that have already been united as one in your hearts. Marriage will allow you a new environment to share your lives together, to break bread as husband and wife/partners in life/crime, standing together to face life and the world, hand-in-hand. Marriage is going to expand you as individuals, define you as a couple, and deepen your love for one another. In your lives together, I/we know you will continue to overcome life’s obstacles with good food and honest friendship. So, let your marriage be a time forever, of waking each morning and falling in love all over again. 

~Declaration of Intent~

Party 1 and Party 2, you have known each other for years, through the first glance of acquaintance to this moment of commitment. At some moment, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way.

All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – those late-night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart.

Just two people working out what they want, what they believe, what they hope for each other.

All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. 

 

~Vows~

The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”

Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment, you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. You have learned that good company and friendship count for more than wealth, good looks or position. And you’ve learned that marriage is a maze into which we wander – a maze that is best got through with a great companion. Now 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 these vows, you shall say to the world, Party 1 is my husband/wife/partner in life/crime, Party 2 is my wife/husband/partner in life/crime.


Do you Party1, take Party 2, to be your lawfully wedded wife/husband/partner in life/crime knowing in your heart that you will protect her/him, and give her/him your deepest considerations of her/his feelings, desires and needs? Do you love Party 2 willingly and completely, withholding nothing, and promise to always be with her/him, to dance with her/him, and care for her/him, to make her/him laugh, and let her/him cry? Do you vow to support her/him, in times of sickness, and of health, in times of joy, and in times of sorrow, for as long as you both shall live?

Party 1-

I do

 

Do you Party 2, take Party 1, to be your lawfully wedded wife/husband/partner in life/crime knowing in your heart that you will protect her/him, and give her/him your deepest considerations of her/his feelings, desires and needs? Do you love Party 2 willingly and completely, withholding nothing, and promise to always be with her/him, to dance with her/him, and care for her/him, to make her/him laugh, and let her/him cry? Do you vow to support her/him, in times of sickness, and of health, in times of joy, and in times of sorrow, for as long as you both shall live?

Party 2-

I do

 

Do you mutually promise you will love, cherish and respect one another throughout the years?

Party 1 and 2

We do. 

 

~Rings~
 Party 1 and Party 2 will you each now each give and receive a ring?

Party 1 and Party2:
We will.


These rings of precious metal are justly regarded as a fitting emblem of the purity and perpetuity of the Marriage State. The ancients were reminded by the circle of eternity, as it is so fashioned as to have neither beginning nor end; while gold is so incorruptible that it cannot be tarnished by use or time, so may this union, at this time be solemnized, and be incorruptible in its purity and more lasting than time itself.

 

(Optional)

Person(s) of honor, could you please step forward honor this couple before you with their rings of marriage?

Thank you.

 

Party 1 please repeat after me and place the ring on Party 2’s finger-

I Party 1, take you Party 2, to be my wife/husband/partner in life/crime . To share the good times and hard times side by side as husband/wife/partner. I humbly give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, and pledge my faith and love to you.

 

Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal. Just as it is made of incorruptible substance, my commitment to you will never fail. With this ring, I thee wed.

Party 2, please repeat after me and place the ring on Party 1’s finger-

I Party 2, take you Party 1, to be my wife/husband/partner in life/crime. To share the good times and hard times side by side as husband/wife/partner. I humbly give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace, and pledge my faith and love to you.

Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal. Just as it is made of incorruptible substance, my commitment to you will never fail. With this ring, I thee wed.

The ring, by its shape, is a symbol of the bond that exists between the two of you, continuous and never ending.  By placing these rings on your fingers, you seal the vows that you have made to each other here today.  May you live together in unity, happiness and true love.

~Pronouncement~

Throughout this ceremony, Party 1 and Party 2 have vowed, in our presence, to be loyal and loving towards each other. They have formalized the existence of the bond between them with words spoken and
with the giving and receiving of rings. Therefore, I am happy to say, that by the power vested in me by the internet, I now pronounce you now married!

You may kiss!