Timeless Love Ceremony Sample 2
This is a Romantic/Spiritual English Ceremony with optional Spanish translation of several parts throughout the ceremony.
Ceremony is approximately 30 - 40 minutes.
[Officiant to guests:]
Good afternoon family and friends, the ceremony is about to begin. I would like to remind you to please silence your cellphones and if you are going to take pictures, do so from your seats keeping your devices out from the center aisle.
Presentation of the Bride
“Marriage is a blessing but doubly blessed is the couple who come to the wedding altar with the approval and love of their family and friends”
Officiant to Brides Parent(s) or escort: (English or Spanish)
¿Quién tiene el honor de presentar a esta mujer para ser unida en matrimonio con este hombre?”
Good afternoon family and friends! It is with great pleasure that we gather here today in the presence of God to celebrate the union of Bride and Groom in the sacred bonds of marriage.
Thanking the Guests
Bride and Groom would like to thank each one of you for sharing this special day with them.
This is a special time of celebration and joy that Bride and Groom will forever remember, and because of this, they are thankful and delighted that you are here to share in their happiness.
Remembering Loved Ones (optional)
Let us now take a moment to remember those loved ones who are here with us in spirit
(Names of loved ones mentioned here)
Moment of Silence and Candle Lighting (optional)
Please join us in a moment of silence while Bride and Groom light this candle in their memory.
Por Favor acompáñenos a un momento de silencio mientras Novia y Novio encienden esta vela en memoria.
[Bride and Groom walk over to the unity table to light one candle for loved ones.]
May the lighting of this candle be a reminder of the love and precious memories we have shared.
Message to the Couple
Marriage is a gift from God, a miracle.
After speaking to you both, it is obvious that you already know some of the great blessings marriage has to offer. It is an opportunity to feel the joy of taking care of someone who takes care of you, to be challenged towards growth yet gently nurtured, to love deeply, and receive it in return.
It is about trust, friendship, and having a partner to share all life has to offer.
It is a commitment to participate in a process of mutual evolution, understanding, and forgiveness. It is indeed a sacred union to be treated with reverence.
Marriage is not a place to hide from the world. It is a safe place to grow and become wiser.
It is a place to evolve into better people; so that you can go out in the world and make a difference by spreading the joy and wisdom that you have found with each other.
Together in this marriage, you shall contribute more fully, for you both shall be more full.
Bride, Groom God knew your needs when he brought you together.
God knew exactly what you needed to make you complete. Today God wants you to accept each other as the one who completed you.
Unity Ceremony or Reading
Here you have the option to include the first Unity Ceremony or Reading
(Lazo y Arras) (Bible Scriptures ) (Readings)
Groom you found in Bride, the woman whom you want to spend the rest of your life with and someday to be the mother of your children. Besides being beautiful on the outside she is beautiful on the inside. Bride Is intelligent, loving and love at the same time strong and independent.
She always supported you in the most difficult moments making you feel like there's nothing you can't achieve with her by your side. She is your strength, your guide, and your home.
Bride you found in Groom the man of your dreams and your best friend. He’s compassionate, kind, and friendly…and not just towards you but to everyone, he meets. He has a good sense of humor and makes you laugh at the most unexpected times. With him, you feel protected because he's always been by your side when you needed it most. He's the first person you want to see in the morning and the last person you want to see through the night.
Parents Tribute/ Roses to Mothers
The love that Brideand Groom feel for one another is a seed that their parents planted in their hearts years ago and today it has blossomed.
Today, as they embrace each other in their love, they also embrace the families, which have come together on this happy occasion.
[Officiant hands roses to couple]
As a sign of their love for their families, Bride and Groom would like to offer these roses to their parents as symbols of their eternal love.
These Roses are a promise that no matter how far away you are that you are not forgotten and that you are always in their hearts.
(You may say your own vows or choose “Repeat After Me” wording from samples)
Look into each other’s eyes and repeat these words:
I, Groom, take you, Bride, to be my partner in life. I promise to walk by your side forever and to love, help, and encourage you in all that you do. I will take the time to talk with you, listen to you, and to care for you. I will share your laughter and your tears as your partner, lover, and best friend. Everything I am and everything I have is yours now and forevermore.
I, bride, give myself to you, Groom, on this our wedding day. I will cherish our friendship, and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will trust you and honor you. I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst, through the difficult and the easy. Whatever comes our way, I will be there always. As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep
Declaration of Intent
I remind you that marriage is a precious gift, a lifelong commitment, and a challenge to love one another more completely each and every day.
Please join hands and look into each other’s eyes.
Groom, with this understanding, do you take Bride to be your wedded wife to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love her, comfort her, honor and keep her for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others and to be faithful only to her, so long as you both shall live? Please answer, I do- Groom: “I do.”
Bride, with this understanding, do you take Groom to be your wedded husband, to live together in marriage? Do you promise to love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others and to be faithful only to him, so long as you both shall live? Please answer, I do- Bride: “I do.”
Introduction to the Ring Ceremony
The wedding ring is a symbol of eternity. They are also a symbol of what God is, He has no beginning and no end. He is eternal.
As you can see, these rings have no beginning and no end.
When you give these rings to each other this signifies that there will be no end to your marriage and no end to the love and happiness that you will share for all eternity.
Ring Exchange Vows
Officiant: Bride/Groom, as you place the ring on Groom/Bride’s finger, repeat after me.
Bride/Groom,/ I give you this ring/as a symbol of my love/ and faithfulness, I ask that you always/ wear this ring,/ as a reminder of the vows/ we've spoken here today..”
Here you will have the option to perform a unity ceremony.
(Unity Candles, Sand Ceremony, Wine Box etc)
Officiant’s Blessing of Marriage
Bride and Groom, as the two of you come into this marriage uniting you as spouses, & as you affirm your faith & love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special & unique individuals.
Respect the thoughts, ideas & suggestions of one another. Be able to forgive, do not hold grudges, & live each day so that you may share it together.
From this day forward, you shall be each other's home, comfort & refuge, your marriage strengthened by your love & respect.
Since you have both, Groom, Bride have promised to give yourselves to one another and to love each other through the exchange of your vows and the giving and receiving of these rings,
By the power vested in me by the state of California and by the power of your love…….
I now pronounce you…….
Husband and Wife!!!
You may kiss your beautiful bride (music plays)
Presentation of the Couple
Ladies and Gentlemen…..it is my proud pleasure to introduce to you for the first time in public... Mr. And Mrs. __________!