Colorado Wedding Ministers

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It’s a Beautiful Day!

 

 

~Welcome~

 

Party 1 and Party 2 as you hold hands, may you see the gift that they are to you.

 

These are the hands that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will countless times wipe tears from your eyes, tears of joy and sorrow. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years. These are the hands that will help hold your family together as one as you overcome adversity. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future.

 

 

 

We are gathered here on this beautiful day, to witness and celebrate the marriage of  Party 1 and Party 2. We have come together not to mark the start of a relationship, but to acknowledge and strengthen a bond that already exists. This ceremony is a public affirmation of that bond and as their dearest family and friends, it is our honor and privilege to stand witness to this event. This day is made possible not only because of your love for each other, but through the grace and support of your family and friends. It is our hope that your fulfillment and joy in each other will increase with each passing year.

 

 

 

(Optional)

 

For a moment, let us bow our heads in prayer. Lord, we thank you again, for gathering everyone here today. We know what it took for many to be here with us today. We ask that you help Party 1  and Party 2  to remember the strong love that they share. To work that love into practical things so that nothing can divide them. May their love always inspire them to be kind in their words, considerate of the other’s feelings, and concerned for the other’s needs and wishes. Increase their faith and trust in You. Bless this marriage with peace and happiness and make their Love fruitful for Your glory and their joy, both here and in eternity.

 

Amen.

 

Marriage is a commitment in life, where two people can find and bring out the very best in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal, a physical and emotional joining that has the promise of a lifetime.

 

~Declaration of Intent~

 

Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences and new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life.

 

 

 

It is said in 1st Corinthians, that love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud. Love is never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable or touchy. Love does not hold grudges and will hardly notice when others do it wrong. Love is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to them no matter what the costs. You will always believe in them, always expect the best in them, and will always stand your ground in defending them.

 

 

 

 

 

While the commitment begins with the two of you, its effect radiates outward. It touches your family and friends and ultimately all of society. When this commitment is seriously made and continuously fulfilled, it leads to the richest and most rewarding of human relationships.

 

This is, I am sure, what you Party 1, want for Party 2 and it is also what you, Party 2, want for Party 1. It is also what your family and friends who are gathered here want for the two of you. When a couple treats each other with kindness, love, and respect, the best of what marriage has to offer is the result.

 

Your relationship will take more than love. It will take trust, to know in your hearts that you want only the best for each other. Dedication, to stay open to one another, to learn and grow, even when it is difficult to do so. And 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. Marriage is a give and take between two personalities, a mingling of two endowments which diminishes neither, but enhances both. Your joining together today becomes all the more important to recognize the significance of a devoted and affectionate family life.

 

 

 

 

~Charge to the Couple~

 

Seeing that no moment is without meaning, we ask that you take this marriage as a beginning of your lives together. Today signifies the creation of a new home and a new family for you both. May you be fulfilled by each other’s love and friendship. May you be overjoyed by the promises you are about to make and the life together you will create.

 

Remember that in every marriage, there are good times and bad, times of joy and times of sorrow. Marriage is a journey – a time of adventure and excitement enhanced by the love, trust, dedication and faith you share in one another.

 

You are mature enough to know the difference between dreams and realities. You also know that good times are sweeter when shared and that difficult times are less harsh when borne by two. Continue to work to build a foundation that will support the lasting relationship that is marriage. May the promises you make to one another today, be lived out to the end of your lives. Tomorrow can bring you the greatest of joys, but today is the day it all begins.

 

 

 

~Vows~

 

Party 1 and Party 2, do you, with your family and friends as your witnesses, present yourselves willingly and of your own accord to be joined in marriage?

 

Party 1 and Party 2

 

We do

 

Will you promise to care for each other in the joys and sorrows of life, come what may, and to share the responsibility for growth and enrichment of your life together?

 

Party 1 and Party 2

 

We will

 

 

 

Party 1, please repeat after me

 

I, Party 1, take you Party 2 to be my lawful wedded husband/wife/partner

 

I give to you in the presence of God and these witnesses

 

My promise to stay by your side,

 

In sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow,

 

As well as through the good times and the bad.

 

I promise to love you without reservation,

 

Comfort you in times of distress

 

Encourage you to achieve all of your goals,

 

Laugh with you and cry with you,

 

Grow with you in mind and spirit

 

Always be open and honest with you,

 

And cherish you for as long as we both shall live

 

 

 

 

 

Party 2, please repeat after me.

 

I, Party 2, take you Party 1, to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/partner

 

I give to you in the presence of God and these witnesses

 

My promise to stay by your side,

 

In sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow,

 

As well as through the good times and the bad.

 

I promise to love you without reservation,

 

Comfort you in times of distress

 

Encourage you to achieve all of your goals,

 

Laugh with you and cry with you,

 

Grow with you in mind and spirit

 

Always be open and honest with you,

 

And cherish you for as long as we both shall live

 

 

 

~Rings~

 

Having this love in your hearts, you have chosen to seal your vows by exchanging rings.

 

From the earliest times, the circle has been a sign of completeness. The rings that you have chosen to wear have neither beginning nor end, much like your love for one another. They are a symbol of the words that you speak today. May these rings be from this day forward, your most treasured adornment, and may the love they symbolize, be your most precious possession. As you wear these rings, may they be constant reminders of these glad promises you are making today.

 

(Optional)

 

Again, Lord we ask for your blessing. Bless the gifting and receiving these rings of marriage. May Party 1 and Party 2  be forever true to this union. May the seamless circle of these rings become the symbol of their endless love and serve to remind them of the holy covenant they have entered into today.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

(Optional)

 

(Person of honor), you have been holding these rings and have been warming them with not only the Lord’s blessing on this day, but with all the love and well wishes of everyone gathered here today.

 

If you would please gift your rings, thank you.

 

 

 

Party 1 take this ring, place it on Party 2’s left hand and repeat after me.

 

I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness to you.

 

Party 2, take this ring, place it on Party 1 ‘s left hand and repeat after me.

 

I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness to you.

 

 

 

Today, you have pledged yourselves to a lifetime of caring for one another. May this be a commitment made in love, kept in faith, lived in hope and eternally renewed. As you stand before us, it is our hope that you will go through life loving, trusting, and caring for one another, completely and forever.

 

Party 1 and Party 2 from this moment forward you will never be alone. You will carry with you the love of another person, giving you a completeness and renewed lightness. May your life together be immersed in love and excitement. May you strive to enrich each other in every possible way. And may you work to bring the peace you find to this world.

 

~Affirmation of Marriage~

 

Having pledged their fidelity to one another, to love, honor and cherish one another in the presence of this gathering and by the authority vested in me by the constitution and the laws of this state, it is my honor to now pronounce you husband/wife/partners in life.

 

You may now kiss.