Very often after the Rose Wedding Ceremony the roses are given to the mothers of the bride and groom to include them in the ceremony.
This is the rose ceremony that Mitch does. Your gift to each other for your wedding today has been your wedding rings, which shall always be a outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect, and a public showing of your commitment to each other.
You now have what remains the most honorable title which may exist between a man and a woman, the title of husband and wife. For your first gift, as husband and wife, that gift will be a single rose.
Roses are considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant one thing, it meant the words “I Love You.” So it is appropriate that for your first gift as husband and wife, that gift would be a single rose.
Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife.
In some ways it seems you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one small rose, and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways a marriage ceremony is like this. Tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday, but in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life, one I hope you always remember, the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.
(Bride) and (Groom), I would ask that wherever you make your home in the future, whether it be a large and elegant home or a small and graceful one, that you both pick one very special location for roses, so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot, both as a re-commitment to your marriage and a re-commitment that this will be a marriage based on love.