Colorado Wedding Ministers

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Greetings and blessings to all the family and friends who have come here on this beautiful day. We have all come to acknowledge the love between Party 1 and Party 2 and celebrate their new marriage.



Before we begin do the parents, person(s) of honor or guests of Party 1 and Party 2 grant their blessings to this marriage?

(All reply- “We do.”)

Let us begin-

Marriage is a supreme sharing of experience, and an adventure in the most intimate of human relationships. It is the joyous union of two people whose comradeship and mutual understanding have flowered in romance.

Today Party 1 and Party 2 proclaim their love and commitment to the world, and we gather here to rejoice, with and for them, in the new life they now undertake together.
The joy we feel now is a solemn joy, because the act of marriage has many consequences, both social and personal. Marriage requires "love," a word we often use with vagueness and sentimentality. We may assume that love is some rare and mystical event, when in fact it is our natural state of being.

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. To see with loving eyes, is to know inner beauty. And to be loved is to be seen, and known, as we are known to no other. One, who loves us, gives us a unique gift: a piece of ourselves, but a piece that only they could give us.

(Optional Candle Ceremony)

Would you both, please step forward? Thank you.

Party 1 and Party 2, these lighted candles symbolize your distinct lives, your individual families and your unique sets of friends. I ask that you each take one candle and that together you light the center candle. Lighting this center candle represents that your two lives are now joined to one light, and also represents the joining together of your two families and sets of friends to one.

The lighting of the center candle represent not only the union of Party 1 and Party 2 in marriage, but the unity now formed between their individual families, which now will shine forever more as one complete family.

Life is full of many such actions that speak to us of a deeper meaning that we cannot always put into words. We are using many symbols in this wedding service- the exchange of rings, the clasping of hands, and the bearing of flowers. By completing these deeds, you acting instead of speaking in regards to your promises. Now each of you will take a candle. Together you will light the larger candle.

This is a vivid reminder that in true marriage your lives are merged, even as you remain individuals: but that God/the Universe will also make of your hands one hand.


We, who love, can look at each other's life and say, "I touched his life," or, "I touched her life," just as an artist might say, "I touched this canvas." "Those brushstrokes in the comer of this magnificent mural, those are mine. I was a part of this life, and it is a part of me." Marriage is to belong to each other through a unique and diverse collaboration, like two threads crossing in different directions, yet weaving one tapestry together.

The secret of love and marriage is similar to that of religion itself. It is the emergence of the larger self. It is the finding of one's life by losing it. Such is the privilege of husband/wife/partners in life - to be each himself/herself/ themselves yet another; to face the world strong, with the courage of two.


Do you Party 1 take Party 2 to no other than himself/herself, rejoicing in all the ways life may find you? To grow and grow old together? Promising to give him/her

The best of yourself, and to love him endlessly?

Will you Party 1 take Party 2 as your husband/wife/partner in life now and forever?


Party 1

I do


Party 1 please repeat after me-

Party 2, from the beginning of our relationship,

You've amazed me, challenged me, and changed me in a way

That no other human being ever has. Before I knew you, I wasn't living.

You saw into my heart, and you believed in me.

And now, today, my dream is coming true, you’ve opened up my eyes

And shown me what a genuine love can be. Everything I have and everything I am is yours and I give you my life and my love for all eternity.


Do you Party 2 take Party 1 to be no other than herself, rejoicing in all the ways life may find you? To grow and grow old together. Promising to give her/him the best of yourself, and to love Party 1 endlessly? Will you  Party 2 take  Party 1 as your wife/husband/partner in life now and forever?


Party 2

I do


Party 2 will you please repeat after me?


On this beautiful day, in the presence of these witnesses,

I, Party 2  take you,  Party 1 To be my wife/husband/partner in life, as well as my mate and friend.

I promise to be true to you, to love and be an equal partner with you,

To share the beautiful  moments of life with you,

And to hold and strengthen you, when we come upon hard times.

I promise that as we grow old, I will never forget what we have now.

No matter how many days pass, I know our love will never fade,

And that we will grow as one. I promise to give you

The best of myself, and love you without condition.


To make this relationship work, therefore, takes more than 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. While love is our natural state of being, these other qualities are not as easy to come by. They are not a destination, but a journey.

This circlet of precious metal is justly regarded as a fitting emblem of the purity and perpetuity of the marriage state. We are reminded by this 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 the union, at this time solemnized, be incorruptible in its purity and more lasting than time itself.


Person(s) of honor Could you please come forward and honor this new union and gift your rings to the couple standing in front of you?

Thank you

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

I will share my joy with you, that it be multiplied. I will share your pain, that it be divided. I will walk by your side as we travel together through life's changes. I will sleep in your arms and that love will be my home. I choose you, Party 2 above all others, to be my husband/wife/partner in life. I offer this ring as a token of our love and with it I join my life to yours.

Party 2 please place the ring on  Party 1  finger and repeat after me.

I give this ring in remembrance of this hour, a symbol of love that is complete, beautiful and endless. I offer this ring as a token of our love And with it I join my life to yours.

The true art of married life is in this an inner spiritual journey. It is a mutual enrichment, a give and take between two personalities, a mingling of two endowments which diminishes neither, but enhances both. In the years which shall bring Party 1 and Party 2  into greater age and wisdom, we pray that their love shall be ever young; that they shall be able always to recover from moments of despair, the lithesome ways of buoyant youth. In this hope may they keep the vows made on this day, in freedom, teaching each other who they are, what they yet shall be, enabling them to know that in the fullness of being, they are more than themselves and more than each other; that they are all of us, and that together we share joyously the fruits of life.

Inasmuch as Party 1 and Party 2 have declared their love and devotion to each other before family and friends, I now greet them with you as husband/wife/partner in life.

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be sanctuary to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no isolation for you. Now there is no more loneliness. Now you are two, but there is only one life in front of you.

Once again I thank all the friends and family who have honored us today in celebrating this new union between these two people and their families.

It is my honor and privilege to share with you _________________.