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October 15, 2022

Simply Sweet Ceremony – Custom

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Out of respect for the bride and groom we ask that you please turn your cellphones to silent. You are welcome to take photos as long as you remain seated.  I would ask that you please respect the request of the home owners and keep the smoking to the right side where the smoke buckets are.   Immediately following the ceremony, the wedding party will be doing photos on the property. Feel free to mingle and have a drink.    

Procession

Welcome

Welcome! Good afternoon family and friends, my name is Juli. We have come together today to witness and celebrate the marriage of Jessica and Richard.

As we begin today’s celebration, I would like to ask who presents this woman to be married to this man? “We do” (parents) 

Assembly Address

Jessica and Rick have been riding together for 2.5 years and their experience of that togetherness has led them here today, to make a public pronouncement that they have “found the one” and luckily for them, it is each other. Thank you for joining us today to celebrate this moment in time, for showing your support in their decision to commit themselves to one another for the rest of their lives.

Marriage Address

When you say to each other, “I love you,” what you are saying is “Hold on tight, the ride is long.”  Be understanding of your partner’s needs. Hold each other in the highest regard. Have a sense of humor as you meet life’s challenges. Honor one another when you are together or apart. Respect each other’s differences. Enjoy the good times and endure the storms.  When your heart and the wide open roads call you, follow just to see what awaits you.  Don’t be afraid to satisfy your dreams with new and different experiences. Make your dreams come true together…but most of all, love one another.

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.

So, with that in mind, are you ready to make your promises to each other? (We are)

Expression of Intent and Consent

Now just a few questions. First for you Rick:

Rick, you have chosen Jessica to be your wife. Will you love and respect her? Will you be honest with her always? Will you stand by her through whatever may come? (I will)

Jessica,  you have chosen Richard to be your husband. Will you love and respect him? Will you be honest with him always? Will you stand by him through whatever may come? (I will)

Do you both promise to care for each other during the joys and sorrows of life; and to share the responsibility for the growth and enrichment of your life together? (We do)

Affirmation of Family and Friends

Family and friends, you form a community of support that surrounds Jessica and Richard. So, I ask, do you offer your love and support to strengthen and bless this marriage? (We do)

Exchange of Vows

Rick, please repeat after me:

In the presence of our family and friends, I Rick choose you Jessica with my eyes wide open. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, embracing you in all that life has in store for us.  I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.  This is my solemn vow.

Now Jessica, please repeat after me: 

In the presence of our family and friends, I Jessica choose you Richard with my eyes wide open. I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you, caring for you, nurturing you, embracing you in all that life has in store for us.  I vow to be true and faithful for as long as we both shall live.  This is my solemn vow.

Ring Exchange

Rings are a precious metal; they are also made precious by wearing them. Your wedding rings are special as they enhance who you are. They mark the beginning of your journey together. Your wedding ring is a symbol of never ending love, it is the seal of the vows that you have just taken to love one another to the end.

Rick, please repeat after me: 

Jessica, with this ring, I give you my heart.  I promise from this day forward that you shall not walk alone.  May my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home.  With all that I am I honor you.

Jessica, please repeat after me:

Rick, with this ring, I give you my heart.  I promise from this day forward that you shall not walk alone.  May my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home.  With all that I am I honor you.

Now may those who wear these rings live in love all their days.

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.

Declaration of Marriage

Richard and Jessica, 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.

“you may kiss the bride”

Signing of the Register

Introduction of the Couple

Family and Friends, we’ve been waiting and watching for this moment  so get ready to put your hands together and make some noise for the newly married couple Mr. & Mrs. …!

Recessional

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