Colorado Wedding Ministers

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Sweet and Simple Celebration of Love
 
Welcome
Welcome, family/friends/and loved ones. We are gathered here today, surrounded by the beauty of creation and nurtured by the sights and sounds of nature to celebrate the wedding of Name and Name . You have come here from nearby and from far away to share in this commitment now they make to one another, to offer your love and support to their union, and to allow Name and Name to start their married life together surrounded by the people dearest and most important to them.
(Optional with guests)
Name and Name thank you for your presence here today. They ask for your blessing, encouragement, and lifelong support, for their decision to be married. They also remember other loved ones who cannot be here to share this moment with them today. Those people too, they hold dear in their hearts.
Declaration of Intent
Name and Name marriage is the promise between two people who love each other, who trust that love, who honor one another as individuals in that togetherness, and who wish to spend the rest of their lives together. It enables the two separate souls to share their desires, longings, dreams, and memories, their joys and sorrows, and to help each other through all uncertainties of life. A strong marriage also nurtures each of you as separate individuals and allows you to maintain your unique identity and grow in your own way through the years ahead. It is a safe haven for each of you to become your best self while together you become better than ever could be alone. You are adding to your life not only the affection of each other, but also the companionship and blessing of a deep trust. You are agreeing to share strength, responsibilities and love. 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.
 
Vows
Name and Name, please look at your joined hands, look at one another now and remember this moment in
time.
Name, please take Name's hand and repeat after me.
Name, I take you as you are, loving who you are now and who you are yet to become.
 I promise from this day forward, to be grateful for our love and our life.
 To be generous with my time, my energy and my affection, to be patient with you and with myself. 
To fill our life with adventure and our home with laughter, to encourage you to grow as an individual, 
and inspire you to do so. To love you completely, these things I pledge before you, our friends and our family.
 
Name , please take Name's hand and repeat after me.
Party 1, I take you as you are, loving who you are now and who you are yet to become.
 I promise from this day forward, to be grateful for our love and our life.
 To be generous with my time, my energy and my affection, to be patient with you and with myself. 
To fill our life with adventure and our home with laughter, to encourage you to grow as an individual, 
and inspire you to do so. To love you completely, these things I pledge before you, our friends and our family.
 
 Rings
We have now come to your first gift to each other as a married couple, your wedding ring(s).  These  ring(s) is a symbol of your promises you just made to each other. The ring, an unbroken, never ending circle, is a symbol of committed, unending love.
 
Name, as you place this ring on Name's, finger, repeat these words after me: 
This ring symbolizes my love for you and the commitments we made today
Name​, as you place this ring on Name's, finger, repeat these words after me:
 This ring symbolizes my love for you and the commitments we made today.
Closing
Name and Name, you have come here today of your own free will and in the presence of family and friends, have declared your love and commitment to each other. You have given and received a ring as a symbol of your promises. By the power of your love and commitment to each other, and by the power vested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife/partners in life. You may now share your first kiss as husband and wife.
May this day Shine
Welcome
Thank you for coming here today, because here is where everything started. This is the beginning of your new lives, Name and Name in presenting yourselves here today to be joined in marriage, you perform an act of faith. This faith can grow and develop and last, but only if you both decide to make it so. A lasting and growing love is not guaranteed by any ritual. If you would have the foundation of your marriage be the devotion you have for one another, not just at this moment, but for all the days to come, then treasure the hopes and dreams that you bring here today. Establish that your love will never be blotted out by the common nor obscured by the ordinary in life. Faults will surface where now you find comfort, and admiration can be shattered by the routine of daily life. Dedication, love, and joy can grow only when you nourish them together. So, stand fast in that hope and confidence, having faith in your shared destiny just as strongly as you have faith in yourselves and in one another today. Only with this spirit can you forge a union that will strengthen and endure all the days of your lives.
 
Vows
It is fitting to speak briefly about love. We live in a world of joy and fear, and we search for meaning and strength in the seeming disorder. We discover the truest guideline to our quest when we realize love in all its magnitudes. Love is the eternal force of life. Love is the force that allows us to overcome all obstacles. May you always remember to give love freely and unconditionally from your heart. Preserve always yourself, your integrity, and your individuality; yet give of yourselves freely to each other.
We've come to the point of your ceremony where you're going to say your vows to one another. But before you do that, I ask you to remember that love – which is rooted in faith, trust, and acceptance - will be the foundation of an abiding and deepening relationship. No other ties are more tender, no other vows more sacred than those you now assume. 
 
Name, do you understand and accept this responsibility, and do you promise to do your very best each day to create a loving, healthy, and happy marriage? 
Name
Yes, I will
Please repeat after me
I, Name, take you, Name, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not know yet, in all the ways that life may find us.
Name, do you understand and accept this responsibility, and do you promise to do your very best each day to create a loving, healthy, and happy marriage? 
Name
Yes, I will
Please repeat after me
I, Name, take you, Name, as my friend and love, beside me and apart from me, in laughter and in tears, in conflict and tranquility, asking that you be no other than yourself, loving what I know of you, trusting what I do not know yet, in all the ways that life may find us.
Rings
We have come to the part of  your ceremony that you will exchange rings. These rings are made of precious metal, but they are made more precious by your wearing them, for they will adorn your loving hands.  May they be a symbol of your eternal love for one another.  As you wear them, may they be a constant reminder to you of one another, and of the deep bond of faith, trust and love which they represent.
 
Name please place your ring on Name’s finger and repeat after me.
Name, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I will love you forever.
 
Name please place your ring on Name’s finger and repeat after me.
Name, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I will love you forever.
 
Closing
As we close this ceremony today, let’s take just a moment, look at your hands you are holding, I want you to know that  above you are the    stars, below you are the stones, as time passes, remember… Like a stone should your love be firm like a star should your love be constant. Let the powers of the mind and of the intellect guide you in your    marriage, let the strength of your wills bind you together, let the power of love and desire make you happy, and the strength of your dedication make you inseparable. Be close, but not too close. Possess    one another yet be understanding. Have patience with one another, for storms will come, but they will pass quickly. Be free in giving affection and warmth. Have no fear and let not the ways of the unenlightened give you unease,  for love is with you always.
 
With this statement made of love and trust, which we have just heard, I now wish you to greet you both as husband/wife/partners in life.
 
You may kiss!
A Simple Elopement
Welcome
Let us be welcome to the ceremony that will unite you in marriage. We have gathered here today to celebrate your union, and to honor your commitment to not just gaze at one another, but to look outward together in the same direction.
 
Declaration of intent
Today, Name and Name proclaim their love to the world, and we rejoice with and for them. In marriage, we give ourselves freely and generously into the hands of the one we love, and in doing so, each of us receives the love and trust of the other as our most precious gift. But even as that gift is shared by two people who are in love, it also touches the friends and family members who, in various ways, support and contribute to the relationship. All of those wonderful people constitute your community, and all of them has played a part in bringing you to this moment. Even though they are not physically here with us today, we carry their thoughts, prayers and blessings with us, on your wedding day.
 
Name and Name, we are here to remember with you,  rejoice with you, and to remember  that it is love that guides us on our journeys in life, and to celebrate with you as you begin this journey together. It is in this spirit that you have come here to today to exchange these vows.
 
Vows
Do you Name, accept this woman/man, Name, as your wife/husband and partner, offering your friendship and loving care, honoring her/his growth and freedom as well as your own, cherishing and respecting her/him, your relationship, and the adventures you will now embark on?
Name
I Do
Name, please repeat after me:
I, Name take you Name, to be my wife/husband/partner in life.  I promise above all else to live in truth with you and to communicate fully and fearlessly. I give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace and pledge my love, devotion, faith and honor as I join my life to yours.
 
Do you Name, accept this woman/man, Name, as your wife/husband and partner, offering your friendship and loving care, honoring her/his growth and freedom as well as your own, cherishing and respecting her/him, your relationship, and the adventures you will now embark on?
Name
I Do
Name, if you would please repeat after me:
I, Name take you Name, to be my wife/husband/partner in life.  I promise above all else to live in truth with you and to communicate fully and fearlessly. I give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace and pledge my love, devotion, faith and honor as I join my life to yours.
 
Rings
For thousands of years, lovers have exchanged rings as a token of their vows.
These simple bands are not of great value in themselves but are made precious by your wearing of them. Your rings say that even in your uniqueness you have chosen to be bound together. Let these rings also be a sign that love has substance as well as soul, a present as well as a past, and that, despite its occasional sorrows, love is a circle of happiness, wonder, and delight.
 
Name, please take Name’s ring and put it on her/his finger, and repeat after me:
Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal Just as it is made of indestructible substance my commitment to you will never fail. With this ring I take you to be my trusted confidante and partner for life.
 
Name, please take Name’s ring and put it on her/his finger, and repeat after me:
Just as this circle is without end, my love for you is eternal Just as it is made of indestructible substance my commitment to you will never fail. With this ring I take you to be my trusted confidante and partner for life.
 
Closing
Name and Name, although I’m officiating here today, it is not truly in my power to sanctify, legitimize or bless your relationship in any way, because the two of you have already done that in your hearts. So, by joining hands right now and looking into each other’s eyes, let it be known that you are joined, body and soul in this lifetime, and that this bond is sacred and eternal. And, now that you have stood before me and exchanged these rings and these vows, and have agreed to be married according to the laws of the state of
Colorado, it gives me great pleasure to pronounce you, now married. You may kiss!