You have done it by being yourself. If the reading will be read by someone other than the celebrant, add the following:. A June 26, Supreme Court decision has made the question of legal recognition for same sex marriage a non-issue in the United States of America.
We recognize and respect the covenant you have made here this day before God and each one of us as witnesses.
They are the vows that will bind you and the words spoken over your marriage in front of your closest loved ones. We come together to witness and proclaim the joining together of these two persons in marriage. Share via email email. Some same-sex couples had married in different churches to their own denomination.
If you're religious, this may take the form of a prayer. I will you love you and honor you all the days of your life. Partner 1repeat after me: In the presence of God, our family, and friends, I Partner 1 choose you Partner 2 to be my life partner, 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.
When planning the wedding ceremony, incorporate the most important Baptist elements. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, love never gives up… Three things remain: faith, hope and love. Another distinction with the Christian wedding ceremony is blessing the union.
As they walk down this path, light their way so they may keep their eyes focused on Your will, their hands holding fast to Your truth, their feet firmly planted in Your Word, and their hearts bound together by Your love. Handfasting Wedding Ceremony Wording 7.
The Anglican General Synod voted last year to allow blessings for same-sex partners, but not weddings. Now, in the spirit of joy and affirmation, I want to ask your families and friends a question. While some people like to stick to tradition—and those classic vows can be incredibly powerful—writing your own vows ensures that your ceremony will be truly unique.
On behalf of Partner 1 and Partner 2 , welcome, and thank you for being here to celebrate their unity in marriage. From the processional to the recessional, you can create a beautiful ceremony that truly reflects your values and the love you share with your betrothed.