On Location Weddings

Karen Riley   Palm Beach County Notary                               


Hand Ceremony




Friends, we have been invited here today to share with ______ and ______ a very important moment in their lives. In the years they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife.

 

Who gives this woman to be wedded to this man?

 

[Bride's Name Here], please face [Groom's Name Here], and hold his hands, palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you.

These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and vibrant with love, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as he promises to love you all the days of his life.

These are the hands that will work along side yours, as together you build your future, as you laugh and cry, as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.

These are the hands you will place with expectant joy against your stomach, until he too, feels his child stir within you.

These are the hands that look so large and strong, yet will be so gentle as he holds your baby for the first time.

These are the hands that will work long hours for you and your new family

These are that hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.

These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes: tears of sorrow and tears of joy

These are the hands that will comfort you in illness, and hold you when fear or grief wrack your mind.

These are the hands that will tenderly lift your chin and brush your cheek as they raise your face to look into his eyes: eyes that are filled completely with his overwhelming love and desire for you.

[Groom's Name Here], please hold [Bride's Name Here]’s hands, palms up, where you may see the gift that they are to you. These are the hands of your best friend, smooth, young and carefree, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as she pledges her love and commitment to you all the days of her life.

These are the hands that will hold each child in tender love, soothing them through illness and hurt, supporting and encouraging them along the way, and knowing when it is time to let go

These are the hands that will massage tension from you neck and back in the evenings after you’ve both had a long hard day.

These are the hands that will hold you tight as you struggle through difficult times

These are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick, or console you when you are grieving.

They are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.

These are the hands that will hold you in joy and excitement and hope, each time she tells you that you are to have another child, that together you have created a new life.

These are the hands that will give you support as she encourages you to chase down your dreams. Together as a team, everything you wish for can be realized.


God, bless these hands that you see before you this day. May they always be held by one another. Give them the strength to hold on during the storms of stress and the dark of disillusionment. Keep them tender and gentle as they nurture each other in their wondrous love. Help these hands to continue building a relationship founded in your grace, rich in caring, and devoted in reaching for your perfection. May [Groom's Name Here] and [Bride's Name Here] see their four hands as healer, protector, shelter and guide. We ask this in your name, Amen.

 

I, ________, take thee ______, to be my wife/husband,
and before God and these witnesses I promise to be
a faithful and true wife/husband."

 



The wedding ring is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two loyal hearts in endless love. It is a seal of the vows [Groom's Name Here] and [Bride's Name Here] have made to one another. Bless O God these rings, that [Bride's Name Here] and [Groom's Name Here], who give them, and who wear them, may ever abide in thy peace. Living together in unity, love and happiness for the rest of their lives

 

[Bride's Name Here] I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you. With this ring, I thee wed.

[Groom's Name Here], I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, and with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you.  With this ring, I thee wed.
 

(Groom and Bride) In as much as you have each pledged to the other your lifelong commitment, love and devotion, I now pronounce you husband and wife,

Those whom God has joined together let no one put asunder.

[Groom's Name Here], You may kiss your bride!

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