Same Sex Wedding Ceremony

 

Love and relationships are what life is about. Today we come joyfully to acknowledge the decisions of these two people, _____ and _____, to share their love in the relationship of marriage.

Therefore...

Dearly Beloved,

We are gathered together here in the presence of these witnesses to join together these two people in matrimony, which is an honorable estate instituted by love. It is therefore not to be entered into unadvisedly, but reverently, with great care and deep commitment.

_____, will you have _____ to be your wedded spouse to live together in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love him/her, comfort him/her, honor and keep him/her, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him/her so long as you both shall live?

_____, will you have_____ to be your wedded spouse to live together in the holy estate of matrimony? Will you love him/her, comfort him/her, honor and keep him/her, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him/her so long as you both shall live?

Love is always patient and kind.

It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited, it is never rude or selfish, it does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people's faults, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope. It is always ready to endure whatever comes. True love does not come to an end.

 

_____, look into _____ eyes and with an open heart and repeat after me:

I, _____, take _____ to be my partner in life. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part.

 

_____ look into _____ eyes and with an open heart and repeat after me:

I _____ take _____to be my partner in life. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part.

You have chosen these rings

as the symbol of your commitment covenant. They are made of gold, a metal that does not tarnish and is enduring. These rings represent the ties that bind you together as husband and wife. They are an endless circle representing your marriage union which shall be eternal and pure as these rings.

With this ring, I wed you _____ for today, for tomorrow, and for all the years to come. Please wear it as a sign of my love and a notice to all the world that you have chosen me to be your loyal partner.

With this ring, I wed you _____ for today, for tomorrow, and for all the years to come. Please wear it as a sign of my love and a notice to all the world that you have chosen me to be your devoted partner.

For as much as _____and _____have consented together in holy wedlock and have witnessed the same before this company and there to have pledged their faiths each to the other, and have declared the same by joining hands and by giving or receiving rings; by the power of your own love, I pronounce you are married.

You may now call yourselves married:

You may seal your promise with a kiss.