Reverend Michael Summers
A Rose Ceremony is a beautiful way to symbolize your commitment to each other . After the bride and groom exchange their roses, each symbolizing the exchange of each others love for each other from this moment forward and throughout their married life together. The Rose ceremony also symbolizes a simple method of saying their sorry and that they love each other along the path of life when problems may occur.
A rose ceremony also gives the Bride and Groom an opportunity to allow for significant family members or loved ones to participate in the wedding ceremony as they can present the roses to the married couple. This can also serve as a symbol of the joining of two families together into one.
The Rose Ceremony
Bride and Groom
MAY I PLEASE HAVE THE ROSES. THE ROSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SYMBOL OF LOVE AND IT IS APPROPRIATE AT THIS TIME THAT WE CONSIDER THE MESSAGE OF LOVE THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL FLOWER GIVES TO THE WORLD. THE ROSE IS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS THAT IS GIVEN AS A GIFT AND ITS BEAUTY REPRESENTS THE BEAUTY WE SEE IN THE PERSON WE GIVE IT TO.
THE ROSE HAS THORNS SO THAT WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL IN HANDLING ROSES AND THIS REPRESENTS THE CARE WE GIVE THE PERSON WE LOVE. THE ROSE HAS A DORMANT PERIOD WHEN IT APPEARS LIFELESS: SO TOO, SOMETIMES DOSE LOVE, BUT WE KNOW THAT THIS IS ONLY AN ILLUSION. THE ROSE BLOOMS BECAUSE OF AN INNER BEAUTY AND LOVE THAT MUST EXPRESS. IN THE DIVINE ORDER OF NATURE, IT ONLY KNOWS TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND LOVING.
———-AND———-, I SUGGEST THAT YOU SELECT A PLACE OF HONOR IN YOUR HOME WHERE A BUD VASE SUITABLE FOR TWO ROSES CAN BE KEPT. THEN, EACH YEAR ON YOUR ANNIVERSARY, FIND TIME TO BE WITH EACH OTHER AN REPEAT THIS SPECIAL GIVING OF THE ROSES TO EACH OTHER WITH ALL THE LOVE AND MEANING IT HAS FOR YOU TODAY. OR, IF ONE OF YOU WISHES TO TELL THE OTHERI LOVE YOU, SIMPLY PLACE A ROSE IN THE VASE AT ANY TIME. IN A MOMENT, YOU’LL EXCHANGE ROSES. AS YOU DO, ALLOW THIS ACT TO BE THE SYMBOL OF THE GIVING OF YOUR DEEPEST LOVE FROM YOUR INNERMOST BEING.
YOU MAY EXCHANGE YOUR ROSES.