Colorado Wedding Ministers

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No Greater Thing Than Us

Welcome

Today, you reaffirm your commitment to each other as beloveds and partners in marriage. May you continue to strive to be sensitive to each other’s needs, to be open and understanding with each other, to share Your thoughts, your feelings, and your experiences with each other. Today, you renew your promise to try always to bring out the qualities of forgiveness, compassion, and integrity in yourselves and in each other. May you continue to cherish each other’s uniqueness. Continue to share in life's joys and remain steadfast and comfort each other through life's sorrows.

Name will you continue to have Name as your wife/husband/partner in life, to love honor and cherish her/him in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her/him for as long as you both shall live?

Name

I do

 

Name if you would please repeat after me-
Name, you are my heart, my best friend, my life. Today before family and friends, I renew my commitment to you. I promise to love and cherish you, respect you and grow with you for all the days of our lives. This is my solemn vow.


Name will you continue to have Name as your wife/husband/partner in life, to love honor and cherish her/him in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her/him for as long as you both shall live?

Name

I do


Name, if you would please repeat after me-
Name, you are my heart, my best friend, my life. Today before family and friends, I renew my commitment to you. I promise to love and cherish you, respect you and grow with you for all the days of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

 

Rings

A blessing upon your union is taken from a poem by George Eliot
“What Greater Thing”
What greater thing is there for two human souls,
than to feel that they are joined for life-
to strengthen each other in all labor,
to rest on each other in all sorrow,
to minister to each other in all pain,
to be one with each other
in silent unspeakable memories ...

Inasmuch as you Name, and you Name, have reaffirmed your commitment in matrimony and have witnessed the same before family and friends, it is my honor to recognize your recommitment to one another as husband/wife/partners in life.

You may kiss!

After All These Years

Welcome
We gather here today, in the presence of God and family to recognize and renew the marriage vows that Name  and Name have originally taken ___year(s) ago.

Through the triumphs and trials of life, Name and Name have found the strength in their love and commitment to each other to endure and to enjoy all that has come their way.
In witnessing this ceremony today, we are observing an outward sign of an inward union that already exists between Party 1 and Party 2. Today they have come before God and before us to publicly affirm their love; to promise to continue to nurture themselves, each other, and this union; and to acknowledge its centrality in their lives.

(Optional)
Let us pray:
God, for the joy of this occasion we thank you. For the meaning of this day we thank you. For this important moment in an ever growing relationship we thank you. For your presence, here and now and for your presence at all times, we thank you.
Amen


Declaration of Love
Good relationships never stop growing.  Like fine wine, they get better with age. Name  and Name, you have been married now for ___ years, and through all the years of your journey together you have now come to this beautiful setting so that you could renew your vows and commitment of love for each other.

As you continue on your journey together, I ask you to remember this advice:
Let your love be stronger than your anger.
Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend than to break.
Believe the best of your beloved rather than the worse.
Confide in your partner and ask for help when you need it.
Remember that true friendship is the basis for any lasting relationship.
Give your spouse the same courtesies and kindness you bestow upon your friends.
Say I love you every day.

Name  and  Name, I remind you that  marriage is a precious gift, a lifelong dedication to love and a daily challenge to love one another more fully and more freely. 

Vows

With this understanding, do you Name continue to take Name as your beloved husband/wife/ partner in life?
Will you continue to love and cherish him/her, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, and keep yourself solely unto him/her?

Name, if you please repeat after me.
Name , you are my heart, my best friend, my life. Today before family and friends, I renew my commitment to you. I promise to love and cherish you, respect you and grow with you for all the days of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

With this understanding, do you Name continue to take Name as your beloved husband/wife/ partner in life?
Will you continue to love and cherish him/her, in sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, for better or worse, and keep yourself solely unto him/her?

Name, if you please repeat after me.
Name , you are my heart, my best friend, my life. Today before family and friends, I renew my commitment to you. I promise to love and cherish you, respect you and grow with you for all the days of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

Rings

Name and  Name have rings as the outward symbols of your ongoing commitment to each other. From earliest times, the ring has been a symbol of wedded love.

An unbroken and never ending circle symbolizes a commitment to love that is also never ending.


Name  as you hold Name’s hand, feeling that ring on her/his ring, symbolically giving it to her/his again, and say to her/him these words.
From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge of my love and commitment to you.

Name  as you hold Name’s hand, feeling that ring on her/his ring, symbolically giving it to her/his again, and say to her/him these words.
From this day on, I recommit myself to you, and this ring is a symbol of my pledge of my love and commitment to you.


Let these rings serve not as locks binding you together, but as keys, unlocking the secrets of your hearts for each other to know, and thus bringing you closer together forever.

 

Closing

This selection from "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", speaks to us why you are standing here today.
Love is a temporary madness,
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.
And when it subsides you have to make a decision.

You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together
that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.
Love is not breathlessness,
it is not excitement,
it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.
That is just being "in love" which any fool can do.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two.

 

(Optional)

Blessing
Most gracious God, thou hast kindled in these hearts the fire of a divine love. Wilt thou keep it aflame upon the alter of their souls. Wilt thou make the inward aspirations of their hearts the outward reality of their home. Wilt thou make that home a place of light and truth, a place of beauty, a place of joy and happiness all the days of their lives.

Amen.

Inasmuch as you Name, and you Name reaffirmed your commitment in holy matrimony and have witnessed the same before God/the Universe/these friends, it is my honor to recognize your recommitment to one another as husband and wife.


May the sun bring you new energy by day.
May the moon softly restore you by night.
May the rain wash away your worries.
And may you live the days of your lives in peace, love, and happiness.

You may kiss!