Hello everyone. My name is Juli and on behalf of Justin and Miranda, welcome and thank
you for being here. They are delighted that you are here today to share in their joy during this wonderful
moment in their lives.
Affirmation of Witnesses
Family and friends, you form a community of support that surrounds Miranda and Justin. So, I ask, do
you offer your love and support to strengthen and bless this marriage? (We do)
Marriage is a commitment to life with each other forever. Marriage understands and forgives the
mistakes that life is unable to avoid. Marriage is a promise, a potential, made in the hearts of two people
that takes a lifetime to fulfill. With that in mind, a few questions for each of you:
Expression of Intent
Justin, you have chosen Miranda to be your wife. Will you love and respect her? Will you be honest with
her always and will you stand by her through whatever may come? (Answer: ‘I will’)
Miranda, you have chosen Justin to be your husband. Will you love and respect him? Will you be honest
with him always and will you stand by him through whatever may come? (Answer: ‘I will’)
Exchange of Vows
This is the union of two individuals in heart, body, mind and spirit. Therefore, marriage is not to be
entered into lightly, but reverently, honestly and deliberately. Justin and Miranda, we now come to your
vows. What you promise today must be renewed tomorrow and each day that stretches out before you.
Justin, repeat after me,
In the presence of our friends, I Justin choose you Miranda to be my wife, to have and to hold from this
day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, iin joy and in sorrow, to
love and to cherish, and to be faithful to you alone. This is my solemn vow.
Miranda, repeat after me,
In the presence of our friends, I Miranda choose you Justin to be my husband, to have and to hold from
this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow,
to love and to cherish, and to be faithful to you alone. This is my solemn vow.
Affirmation of Marriage
May your journey down the road of life together be blessed. We don’t know what lies ahead for the road
turns and bends, but may you always make the best of whatever comes your way. May your love grow
ever stronger as you share your lives together, and may your future be even more wonderful than you
ever dreamed possible. May the vows you’ve shared today, sustain you forever.
Justin and Miranda, we have heard your promise to share your lives in marriage; we recognize and
respect the vows you have made here this day before each one of us as witnesses. Therefore, in the
honesty and sincerity of what you have said and done here today, it is my honor to declare you husband
and wife AND to be the first to introduce the newly married couple Mr. and Mrs. …!
You may kiss your bride!
Signing of Register/Licence