Reverened Michael Summers

MASTER WEDDING CEREMONY

“Dear Reverend Michael,

We had such a beautiful wedding. Not only were we thrilled but we also received exceptional reviews from family and friends! Many came up to us after the ceremony and said it was the best they ever attended. From your special sermon to our heart-felt vows, it seems everyone was astounded by the details and personal touches. We look forward to sharing the beautiful words from our wedding ceremony with our future children.”

Sincerely,

Laura and Larry Yarchever

Recommitment Ceremonies

Master Wedding Ceremony

PROCESSIONAL WELCOME AND COMMITMENT

GOOD ——————-. ON BEHALF OF————-AND————–, I WELCOME ALL OF YOU TO THEIR CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE. AS FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THE LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM THROUGH THE YEARS IS A PRICELESS GIFT THEY WILL ALWAYS CHERISH. THROUGH YOU THEY HAVE LEARNED TO LOVE. HAVING LEARNED TO LOVE THEY HAVE FOUND EACH OTHER. THIS MARRIAGE REPRESENTS THE JOINING OF TWO SOULS IN THE MOST SACRED OF UNIONS. IT ALSO REPRESENTS THE UNITING OF TWO FAMILIES AND TWO CIRCLES OF LIFE. AS SUCH YOU, THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THIS BELOVED COUPLE ARE CALLED UPON TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER.

(ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE)

WILL ALL OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS GATHERED HERE AGREE TO CONTINUE TO LOVINGLY SUPPORT ———-AND ———-IN THIS SACRED UNION? IF YOU AGREE PLEASE TELL THEM, I DO AND I WILL.

(AUDIENCE AGREES )

(THANK YOU. PLEASE BE SEATED)

PRESENTATION

WHO PRESENTS ———–TO———-IN MARRIAGE? PRESENTER I DO! OR HER MOTHER AND I DO! OR ———–.PLEASE COME FORWARD AND PRESENT THE BRIDE TO THE GROOM.

INVOCATION

PLEASE JOIN WITH ME IN PRAYER IN BLESSING THIS CELEBRATION. I KNOW THAT THE PRESENCE AND POWER OF GOD FILLS THIS VERY PLACE. IT IS IN US AS THE SPIRIT OF LOVE, SO TOGETHER WE BLESS THIS SPECIAL COUPLE. I KNOW THAT EVERY WORD SPOKEN AND ACTION TAKEN IS A BLESSING MAKING THIS A SACRED EVENT. I OPEN TO THIS LOVE AND LET IT FLOW FREELY AS IT BLESSES EVERYONE PRESENT. SO I GIVE THANKS AND LET THE BLESSINGS UNFOLD. AND SO IT IS. AMEN.

CANDLE LIGHTING (OPTIONAL) HOMILY

WE ARE ASSEMBLED HERE TODAY, IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD, TO WITNESS THE JOINING OF THE TWO OF YOU IN THE BONDS OF HOLY MATRIMONY. THERE ARE NO OBLIGATIONS ON EARTH MORE SWEET OR TENDER THAN THOES YOU ARE ABOUT TO ASSUME. TRUE MARRIAGE IS THE MOST INTIMATE OF ALL EARTHLY RELATIONSHIPS. IT SHOULD BE ENTERED INTO THOUGHTFULLY WITH A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF ITS TRUE NATURE. A PERFECT MARRIAGE IS A SPIRITUAL UNION. THE WEDDING CEREMONY THEN BECOMES THE PUBLIC UNITING OF TWO SOULS WHO ARE ALREADY ONE IN SPIRIT. TODAY YOUR SEPARATE LIVES WITH THEIR INDIVIDUAL MEMORIES, DESIRES, AND DREAMS MERGE INTO ONE. TODAY YOU JOIN YOUR LIFE WITH THE ONE IN ALL THE WORLD WHOM YOU LOVE THE MOST. WHEN YOU FIRST MET EACH OTHER (ON)———–(AT)————–THERE WAS SOMETHING UNIQUE AND SPECIAL THAT ATTRACTED YOU, EACH TO THE OTHER AND THIS EXPANDED OVER TIME.

LOVE LETTERS (OPTIONAL)

YOU AGREED TO SHARE THOSE SPECIAL THINGS YOU SAW IN EACH OTHER IN THE FORM OF A LOVE LETTER. WOULD YOU PLEASE SHARE WITH US NOW.——–AND———–, TODAY YOU STAND IN THE CHARMED CIRCLE OF LOVE. BUT TRUE LOVE IS NOT A TOTAL ABSORPTION IN EACH OTHER. IT IS RATHER, LOOKING OUTWARD, IN THE SAME DIRECTION, TOGETHER. LOVE MAKES BURDENS LIGHTER BECAUSE YOU DIVIDE THEM. LOVE MAKES JOYS MORE INTENSE BECAUSE YOU SHARE THEM. LOVE MAKES YOU STRONGER, SO THAT YOU CAN REACH OUT AND BECOME INVOLVED WITH LIFE IN WAYS THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE DARED RISK ALONE.THERE WILL COME TRIALS AND CHALLENGES IN YOUR LIFE TOGETHER, BUT YOU CAN MEET THEM ALL. LOVE’S QUIET PATIENCE AND TENDER WISDOM WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL, FOR SUCH IS THE POWER OF LOVE. THE BEST FOUNDATION FOR A MARRIAGE IS FRIENDSHIP, SOMETHING YOU ALREADY SHARE.

VOWS

I’VE HEARD IT SAID THAT HOLDING HANDS BRINGS HEARTS CLOSER TOGETHER. (GROOM)———–, WILL YOU TAKE THIS WOMAN WHOSE HAND YOU HOLD, CHOOSING HER ALONE FROM ALL THE WORLD, TO BE YOU WIFE? WILL YOU LOVE HER, COMFORT HER, AND HONOR HER? WILL YOU SHARE WITH HER YOUR VISIONS AND YOUR DREAMS, AND WILL YOU CHERISH HER FOR NOW AND EVERMORE? IF YOU AGREE, PLEASE TELL YOUR BRIDE, I DO AND I WILL.

(BRIDE)———–, WILL YOU TAKE THIS MAN WHOSE HAND YOU HOLD, CHOOSING HIM ALONE FROM ALL THE WORLD, TO BE YOUR HUSBAND? WILL YOU LOVE HIM, COMFORT HIM, AND HONOR HIM? WILL YOU SHARE WITH HIM YOUR VISIONS AND YOUR DREAMS AND WILL YOU CHERISH HIM FOR NOW AND EVERMORE? IF YOU AGREE, PLEASE TELL YOUR GROOM, I DO AND I WILL.

RING CEREMONY

———-AND———MAY I HAVE THE RINGS THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT AS A SYMBOL OF YOUR LOVE? A RING IS THE SYMBOL OF THE ETERNALITY OF LOVE AND LIFE. AS A CIRCLE, IT REPRESENTS THE NEVER ENDING FLOW OF LOVE. AS METAL IT REPRESENTS STRENGTH, EVEN IN ADVERSITY. BY ITS BEAUTY, IT REPRESENTS THAT WHICH IS UNIQUE AND PRECIOUS ABOUT EACH OF YOU. MAY THESE RINGS BE FOR YOU ALWAYS A SYMBOL OF THE LOVE THAT YOU SHARE TODAY. I BLESS THESE RINGS AND THE UNION THAT IT SYMBOLIZES, THAT THE ONE WHO GIVES IT AND THE ONE WHO WEARS IT MAY ALWAYS ABIDE IN PEACE, LIVING IN UNITY AND JOY, DWELLING ALWAYS IN THE SHELTER OF GOD’S LOVE. AMEN.

(GROOM) ———-AS YOU PLACE YOUR RING ON ———-HAND PLEASE REPEAT AFTER ME. WITH THIS RING, I THEE WED, AS A SYMBOL OF MY LOVE, I PLACE THIS RING, UPON YOUR HAND.

(BRIDE) ———-PLEASE REPEAT AFTER ME. ———–I WILL BE YOUR WIFE, I BELIEVE IN OUR LOVE, AND AS A TOKEN OF MY FAITHFULNESS, I WILL WEAR THIS RING, UPON MY HAND.

(BRIDE) ———-AS YOU PLACE YOUR RING UPON ———-HAND PLEASE REPEAT AFTER ME. WITH THIS RING, I THEE WED, AS A SYMBOL OF MY LOVE, I PLACE THIS RING, UPON YOUR HAND.

(GROOM)———-PLEASE REPEAT AFTER ME. ———–I WILL BE YOUR HUSBAND, I BELIEVE IN OUR LOVE, AND AS A TOKEN OF MY FAITHFULNESS, I WILL WEAR THIS RING, UPON MY HAND.

CANDLE LIGHTING (OPTIONAL) OTHER SPECIAL CEREMONIES (OPTIONAL) BUTTERFLY-DOVE-SAND-GLASS BREAKING-OTHER FAITH BASED CEREMONIES (optional) CLOSING

———-AND———-, LOOKING INTO EACH OTHERS EYES, PLEASE REPEAT AFTER ME TOGETHER: THIS DAY—I MARRY MY SOUL MATE—I MARRY MY LOVER— -I MARRY MY BEST FRIEND—MY FRIEND THAT I WILL LAUGH WITH—LIVE FOR – AND DREAM WITH.

CLOSING PRAYER

NOW LET US JOIN TOGETHER IN PRAYER. DEAR GOD, SPIRIT OF ALL, INFINITE LOVE, WHICH IS WITH US TODAY IN CELEBRATION OF THIS MARRIAGE, AND WHICH IS WITH US ALWAYS AND IN ALL WAYS. WE KNOW THAT ———-AND———‘S WAY IS LIT BY THE LIGHT OF SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING….WE KNOW THAT THEIR GREATER GOOD IS ASSURED BY THEIR AWARENESS OF THE GOD PRESENCE WITHIN…WE KNOW THAT THEIR EVOLUTION IN MARRIAGE AND IN SPIRIT IS THEIR DIVINE RIGHT AND PRIVILEGE…WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE THE PERSONIFICATION OF THE ONE LIFE, LIVING IN LOVE AND HARMONY, TRUTH, BEAUTY, AND WISDOM, AND THEY ARE TRULY BLESSED.WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD WITHIN FOR THIS KNOWING AND SEAL IT WITH OUR FAITH. AND SO IT IS! AMEN.

PRONOUNCEMENT

(TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM, MINISTER PLACING HIS HAND OVER THEIRS) ———-AND———-IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL THAT HAS GONE BEFORE US TO BRING US TO THIS SPECIAL POINT IN TIME…IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOVE AS EXPRESSED BY YOUR VOWS TO EACH OTHER, SYMBOLIZED BY THE RINGS (AND —- ———-,———–,———–) AND WITNESSED BY YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS…THIS MOMENT REPRESENTING THE BEGINNING OF YOUR NEW LIFE TOGETHER, IN THIS AWARENESS, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE. YOU MAY SEAL YOUR MARRIAGE WITH A KISS.

BRIDE AND GROOM BLESSING (OPTIONAL)

BRIDE AND GROOM TURN TO FACE THEIR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS MY GREAT HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO PRESENT TO YOU FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ———-AND———- AS HUSBAND AND WIFE.

CHILDREN’S CEREMONY AND/OR FAMILY BLESSING (OPTIONAL) RECESSIONAL

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