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Wedding Ceremonies

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Wedding Ceremony Number One (Ring Ceremony)


WEDDING CEREMONY of                                         and

WE ARE GATHERED HERE TOGETHER IN THE FACE OF THIS COMPANY TO JOIN TOGETHER THIS MAN AND THIS WOMAN IN MATRIMONY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW, EACH TO PLEDGE HIS FAITH, LOVE AND AFFECTION, AGREEING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF LIFE UNITED AS ONE PERSON.WEDDING CEREMONY of                                         and

WE ARE GATHERED HERE TOGETHER IN THE FACE OF THIS COMPANY TO JOIN TOGETHER THIS MAN AND THIS WOMAN IN MATRIMONY, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW, EACH TO PLEDGE HIS FAITH, LOVE AND AFFECTION, AGREEING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF LIFE UNITED AS ONE PERSON.

A GOOD MARRIAGE MUST BE CREATED. IN THE ART OF MARRIAGE THE LITTLE THINGS ARE THE BIG THINGS. IT IS NEVER BEING TOO OLD TO HOLD HANDS. IT IS REMEMBERING TO SAY "I LOVE YOU" AT LEAST ONCE EACH DAY. IT IS NEVER GOING TO SLEEP ANGRY. IT IS HAVING A MUTUAL SENSE OF VALUES AND COMMON OBJECTIVES. IT IS STANDING TOGETHER FACING THE WORLD. IT IS FORMING A CIRCLE OF LOVE THAT GATHERS IN THE WHOLE FAMILY. IT IS SPEAKING WORDS OF APPRECIATION AND DEMONSTRATING GRATITUDE IN THOUGHTFUL WAYS. IT IS HAVING THE CAPACITY TO FORGIVE AND FORGET. IT IS IN GIVING EACH OTHER AN ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH EACH CAN GROW. IT IS FINDING ROOM FOR THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT. IT IS A COMMON SEARCH FOR THE GOOD AND THE BEAUTIFUL. IT IS NOT ONLY MARRYING THE RIGHT PARTNER, IT IS BEING THE RIGHT PARTNER

DO YOU,                             , TAKE                              , TO BE YOUR TRUE LAWFUL WEDDED WIFE, AND DO YOU SOLEMNLY PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LOVE, HONOR AND CHERISH HER, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, IN PROSPERITY OR ADVERSITY, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, SO LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE?

DO YOU,                            , TAKE                              , TO BE YOUR TRUE LAWFUL WEDDED
HUSBAND, AND DO YOU SOLEMNLY PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LOVE, HONOR AND CHERISH HIM, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, IN PROSPERITY OR ADVERSITY, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, SO LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE?

                                                     , WILL YOU PLACE THE RING ON'S LEFT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME:
WITH THIS RING, I THEE WED. I , TAKE THEE, TO BE MY WEDDED WIFE, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.

                                                    , WILL YOU PLACE THE RING ON'S LEFT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME:
WITH THIS RING, I THEE WED. I , TAKE THEE, TO BE MY WEDDED HUSBAND, TO HAVE AND TO HOLD FROM THIS DAY FORWARD.

THE RINGS ARE CIRCLES WITHOUT END, AND HAVING BEEN PLACED THERE WITH MUTUAL CONSENT, BECOME SYMBOLS THAT YOU HAVE CONSENTED TO WEDLOCK, HAVE PLEDGED YOUR FAITH, LOVE AND AFFECTION FOR EACH OTHER, AND MAY SUCH FAITH, LOVE AND AFFECTION BE AS ENDLESS AS THE CIRCLES OF THOSE RINGS.

BY THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE STATE OF ARIZONA, I PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE..

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Wedding Ceremony Number Two (Ring Ceremony)


FRIENDS, WE ARE HERE TO CELEBRATE WITH____________________________________ _
AND ______________________________ ON THE FIRST DAY OF THEIR NEW LIFE TOGETHER AS HUSBAND AND WIFE. LET US REJOICE IN THEIR LOVE, FOR IN A WORLD OF UNCERTAINTY AND SADNESS, THEY HAVE MADE A PLACE FOR BOTH LOVE AND JOY.

MARRIAGE IS A SACRED RELATIONSHIP, THEREFORE, AS YOU STAND IN THE PRESENCE OF THESE WITNESSES TO BE JOINED IN MATRIMONY, I CHARGE YOU BOTH TO REMEMBER THAT LOVE AND LOYALTY ALONE WILL A VAIL AS THE FOUNDATION OF A HAPPY HOME. IF THE SOLEMN VOWS YOU ARE ABOUT TO MAKE BE KEPT SACRED, YOUR LIVES WILL BE FULL OF JOY AND THE HOME YOU ARE ESTABLISHING WILL ABIDE IN PEACE.

YOU MUST BE WILLING TO COMMIT YOURSELVES TO MAKING YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH EACH OTHER THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IN YOUR LIVES, SO THAT IN ADDITION TO THE MYSTERY OF YOU AS PERSONS, THERE IS NOW THE MYSTERY OF YOUR LOVE THAT WILL CONSTANTLY EVOLVE AND GROW. IT IS MOST FITTING THAT YOU REST THE SECURITY OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP ON THE STRENGTH OF YOUR LOVE, YOUR WISDOM, AS WELL AS YOUR MUTUAL RESPECT. ALLOW YOURSELVES THE COMFORT OF THIS LOVE AND FROM IT GAIN STRENGTH ENOUGH THAT NOTHING CAN DISTURB YOUR PEACE OF MIND. TAKE JOY IN THE ACTIVITIES IN WHICH YOU'LL SHARE, BUT RESPECT EACH OTHERS NEEDS FOR PRIVACY, AS WELL AS INDEPENDENCE. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION WILL BRING TOGETHER JUST AS SILENCE WILL SET YOU APART. EXPRESS TRUTHFULLY WHAT YOU FEEL AND BELIEVE, BUT STRIVE TO CHOOSE WORDS WITH GENTLE REASON, IN ALL DUE RESPECT AND CONSIDERATION FOR ONE ANOTHER.

FINALLY, PLEASE MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO KEEP ALIVE THE ATMOSPHERE OR ROMANCE AND TENDER CARING, SO THAT YOUR DECISION TO LOVE EACH OTHER IS MOTIVATED BY THE MEANINGFULNESS AND GOODNESS THAT YOU SEE IN EACH OTHER. FOR IN DOING SO, YOU WILL ENRICH YOUR LIVES BEYOND YOUR HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS. (FACE EACH OTHER):

_________________________________ " DO YOU TAKE TO BE YOUR LAWFUL WEDDED WIFE, AND DO YOU SOLEMNLY PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LOVE, HONOR AND CHERISH HER IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, IN PROSPERITY OR ADVERSITY, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, SO LING AS YOU BOTH SHALL
LIVE?

________________________________ " DO YOU TAKE TO BE YOUR LAWFUL WEDDED HUSBAND, AND DO YOU SOLEMNLY PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LOVE, HONOR AND CHERISH HIM IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, IN PROSPERITY AND ADVERSITY, FOR BETTER OR WORSE, FORSAKING ALL OTHERS, SO LONG AS YOU
BOTH SHALL LIVE?

THE WEDDING RING IS A SYMBOL OF AN INWARD AND SPIRITUAL BOND WHICH UNITES TWO HEARTS IN ENDLESS LOVE.

THE BRIDE'S RING PLEASE. ________________YOU WILL PLACE THE RING ON THE BRIDE'S FINGER. _______________WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS RINGS AS A SYMBOL OF YOUR LOVE FOR _________________.
THE GROOM'S RING PLEASE. ________________YOU WILL PLACE THE RING ON THE GROOM'S FINGER. _______________WILL YOU ACCEPT THIS RING AS A SYMBOL OF YOUR LOVE FOR ___________________?
RINGS ARE CIRCLES WITHOUT END, AND SO SHOULD YOUR LOVE BE, FOREVER, WITHOUT END.

BY VIRTUE OF THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF ARIZONA, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE..

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Wedding Ceremony Number Three (Ring Ceremony)


WE ARE GATHERED HERE TODAY TO JOIN THIS MAN AND THIS WOMAN IN MARRIAGE. THOSE WHO ENTER INTO THIS RELATIONSHIP SHOULD CHERISH A MUTUAL LOVE AND RESPECT FOR ONE ANOTHER, FOR LOVE IS THE VERY FOUNDATION OF MARRIAGE; BUT LOVE BEING LIKE A DELICATE FLOWER MUST BE PROTECTED AND NURTURED IF IT IS TO SURVIVE THROUGHOUT THE YEARS AHEAD; AND IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT LOVE COMMANDS THAT YOU MUST CARE IF THE OTHER HURTS. YOU SHOULD BE SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS AND FEELINGS OF THE OTHER AND BE WILLING TO HELP THE OTHER BECOME ALL THAT THE OTHER CAN BE.

IT IS FURTHER LOVE'S COMMANDMENT THAT YOU ACCEPT ONE ANOTHER AS THE OTHER IS, FOR ACCEPTANCE IS IMPLICIT IN LOVE. IT IS SAID THAT LOVE IS BLIND AND THIS IS AS IT SHOULD BE. JUST AS YOU MAY SEE ONE ANOTHER AS VERY NEARLY PERFECT, SO IT SHOULD REMAIN FOR THE REST OF YOUR YEARS TOGETHER, BUT, WE HUMANS ARE NOT PERFECT AND WITH THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE VEIL OF LOVE SLIPS A LITTLE REVEALING FAULTS, WEAKNESSES, THEN IT IS LOVE'S COMMANDMENT THAT THOSE FAULTS, WHATEVER THEY MAY BE, BE ACCEPTED, TOLERATED AND FORGIVEN.

AND, YOU SHOULD BE WILLING TO WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE YOUR MUTUAL GOALS TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR MUTUAL HOUSEHOLD, FOR MARRIAGE IS SHARING ... SHARING OF ALL THE WONDERFUL AND JOYOUS THINGS THAT SHALL HAPPEN TO YOU AND SHARING THE BURDENS AND PROBLEMS AS WELL .. AND IN THE SHARING, WHATEVER PROBLEMS YOU MAY HAVE SHOULD BE MADE SMALLER AND THE JOYS MULTIPLIED.

IT HAS, HOWEVER, BEEN STATED, THAT YOU SHOULD LOVE ONE ANOTHER, BUT MAKE NOT A BOND OF LOVE, LET IT BE RATHER A MOVING SEA BETWEEN THE SHORES OF YOUR SOULS; SING AND DANCE TOGETHER AND BE JOYOUS, BUT LET EACH ONE OF YOURS BE ALONE, EVEN AS THE STRINGS OF A LUTE ARE ALONE THOUGH THEY QUIVER WITH THE SAME MUSIC; AND STAND TOGETHER, BE NO TOO NEAR, FOR THE PILLARS OF THE TEMPLE STAND APART AND THE OAK TREE AND CYPRESS GROW NOT IN EACH OTHER'S SHADOW.

__________________________ WILL YOU HAVE THIS WOMAN TO BE YOUR LAWFULLY WEDDED WIFE, IN ALL LOVE AND HONOR, IN ALL CARING AND TENDERNESS, TO LIVE WITH HER AND CHERISH HER IN THE BOND OF MARRIAGE?

_________________________ WILL YOU HAVE THIS MAN TO BE YOUR LAWFULLY WEDDED HUSBAND, IN ALL LOVE AND HONOR, IN ALL CARING AND TENDERNESS, TO LIVE WITH HIM AND CHERISH HIM IN THE BOND OF MARRIAGE?

THEN PLEASE TURN TO FACE ONE ANOTHER AND REPEAT AFTER ME:
I, TAKE YOU, AS YOU ARE, TO BE MY WEDDED WIFE, AND I DO PROMISE AND AGREE TO BE YOUR LOVING AND
FAITHFUL HUSBAND, IN PLENTY AND IN WANT, IN JOY AND IN SORROW, IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.

I, _______________________TAKE YOU_______________________, AS YOU ARE, TO BE MY WEDDED HUSBAND, AND I DO PROMISE AND AGREE TO BE YOUR LOVING AND FAITHFUL WIFE IN PLENTY AND IN WANT, IN JOY AND IN SORROW, IN
SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH.

PLEASE HAND THE RING(S) TO THE BRIDE AND TO THE GROOM.

THIS RING, WHICH IS A CIRCLE, HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO ENDING. IT IS ATOKEN OF YOUR PLEDGE OF LOVE TO ONE ANOTHER, A PLEDGE THAT YOUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER SHALL BE UNENDING AS THE CIRCLE OF THIS RING.
PLEASE PLACE THE BRIDE'S RING ON HER LEFT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME, "WITH THIS RING, I, THEE WED,"

(REPEAT TO BRIDE IF SHE IS GIVING THE GROOM A RING)

BY THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME, BY THE STATE OF ARIZONA, I PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE..

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Wedding Ceremony Number Four (No Rings)

    Friends, we are gathered her to witness and to celebrate the coming together of
two separate lives. We have come to join _______________________, and __________________________
in marriage, to be with them and rejoice with them in the making of this important commitment. The essence of this commitment is the taking of another person in his or her entirety, as lover, companion and friend. It is therefore a decision which is not to be entered into lightly, but, undertaken with great consideration and respect the other person and oneself.

    Love is one of the highest experiences that we as human beings can have, and it can add depth of meaning to our lives. The sensual part of love is one of life's greatest joys, and when this is combined with real friendship, both are infinitely enhanced. The day-to-day companionship, the pleasure in doing things together, or in doing separate things and delighting in exchanging experiences, is a continuous and central part of what a man and a woman who love each other can share.

    Marriage symbolizes the intimate sharing of two lives, yet this sharing must not diminish, but, enhance the individuality of each partner. A marriage that endures is continually developing, with each partner growing in understanding of the other. Deep understanding of another cannot be achieved in a short time, and a true understanding of the other's feelings can develop fully only with years of intimacy. This wonderful knowledge of another person comes from truly caring so much for the other, that each wants to understand as completely as possible what the other is feeling. And in doing so, it becomes possible to share not only the joys and successes, but, also the burden of sorrows and failures. To be known in this way is a priceless gift, because such understanding and acceptance makes it easier to live with each others problems, failings and worries.

    While marriage is the intimate sharing of two lives, it can enhance the individuality of each partner. It is good to give ourselves in love, but, we must not give ourselves away. A good and balanced relationship is one in which neither person is absorbed or overpowered by the other. It is out the tension between separateness and union, that love, the incredible strength of which is equal only to its incredible fragility, is born and reborn.

    We are here today to celebrate the love which _______________________and _______________________
have for each other and to give social recognition to their decision to accept each other totally and permanently, and to be united in marriage.

                                                                        VOWS

______________ , I take you as my wife. I pledge to share my life openly with you, to speak the truth to you in love. I promise to respect and tenderly care for you, to cherish and encourage your fulfillment as an individual through the changes of our lives. Nothing shall become more important than our love for each other.

______________ , I take you as my husband. I pledge to share my life openly with you, to speak the truth to you in love. I promise to respect and tenderly care for you, to cherish and encourage your fulfillment as an individual through the changes of our lives. Nothing shall become more important than our love for each other.

Officiant:

______________________ and _________________________have vowed to be loyal and loving
toward each other, formalizing in our presence the existence of the bond between them. We bear witness to the ceremony they have performed, the ceremony which has made them Husband and Wife.

    May these two people keep this covenant which they have made. May they be a blessing to each other, sharing each other's joys, consoling in each other's sorrows, helping each other in all the adversities of life. May they, trusting each other, trust life, and not be afraid.

    By the power vested in me by the laws of the State of Arizona, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to in present to you Mr. and Mrs. _________________________.

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Wedding Ceremony Number Six (Apache Ceremony)

NOW FOR YOU THERE IS NO RAIN,
FOR ONE IS SHELTER TO THE OTHER.
NOW FOR YOU THERE IS NO DARKNESS,
FOR ONE IS COUNSEL TO THE OTHER.
NOW FOR YOU THERE IS NO PAIN,
FOR ONE IS COMFORT TO THE OTHER.
NOW FOR YOU THERE IS NO NIGHT,
FOR ONE IS LIGHT TO THE OTHER.
NOW FOR YOU THE CRISIS HAS ENDED ALWAYS,
YOUR FEARS, YOUR WANTS, YOUR NEEDS AT REST.
IT IS THAT WAY - TODAY, TOMORROW, FOREVER.
NOW IT IS GOOD AND THERE IS ALWAYS SHELTER.
AND NOW THERE IS ALWAYS WARMTH.
AND NOW THERE IS AL WAYS COMFORT.
NOW THERE IS NO LONELINESS,
NOW FOREVER, FOREVER, YOU ARE AS ONE.
THERE ARE TWO BODIES BUT THERE IS ONE HEART IN BOTH OF THEM AND YOU ARE THE SAME PERSON.

Date_______________________________     ____________________________________________
                                                                          George A. Dunscomb
                                                                          Oro Valley Town Magistrate

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Wedding Ceremony Number Seven (The Art of Marriage)

A GOOD MARRIAGE MUST BE CREATED.
IN THE ART OF MARRIAGE THE LITTLE THINGS ARE THE BIG THINGS ....
IT IS NEVER BEING TOO OLD TO HOLD HANDS.
IT IS REMEMBERING TO SAY "I LOVE YOU" AT LEAST ONCE EACH DAY.
IT IS NEVER GOING TO SLEEP ANGRY.
IT IS HAVING A MUTUAL SENSE OF VALUES AND COMMON OBJECTIVES .
IT IS FORMING A CIRCLE OF LOVE THAT GATHERS IN THE WHOLE FAMILY.
IT IS SPEAKING WORDS OF APPRECIATION AND DEMONSTRATING GRATITUDE IN
THOUGHTFUL WAYS.
IT IS HAVING THE CAPACITY TO FORGIVE AND FORGET.
IT IS GIVING EACH OTHER AN ATMOSPHERE IN WHICH EACH CAN GROW ....
IT IS FINDING ROOM FOR THE THINGS OF THE SPIRIT.
IT IS A COMMON SEARCH FOR THE GOOD AND THE BEAUTIFUL ....
IT IS NOT ONLY MARRYING THE RIGHT PARTNER, IT IS BEING THE RIGHT PARTNER.

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Wedding Ceremony Number Nine (Renewal of Vows)

FRIENDS, WE ARE HERE TO CELEBRATE WITH ________________AND ____________________
FOR RENEWAL OF THEIR MARITAL VOWS. LET US REJOICE IN THEIR LOVE, FOR IN A WORLD OF UNCERTAINTY AND SADNESS, THEY HAVE MADE A PLACE FOR BOTH LOVE AND JOY.

LOVE IS A GIFT; A MAGNIFICENT MYSTERY.
LOVE IS A HARD-EARNED TREASURE, EVERYDAY ASKING SOMETHING OF YOU TO PROVE YOU ARE WORTHY OF THE GRACE OF SUCH A CARING RELATIONSHIP. LOVE IS A JOY, MAKING YOUR EYES LIGHT UP AND GIVING YOU LAUGHTER TO UPLIFT YOUR SOULS; BRINGING YOU INTENSE PLEASURE OF THE SOUND OF YOUR BELOVED'S VOICE AT THE VERY TOUCH OF A HAND OR LIPS SWEETLY EMBRACING.
LOVE IS THE RICHEST BLESSING YOU CAN KNOW.
LOVE IS THE UNITY YOU HAVE WITH EACH OTHER, OF YOUR RELATION TO THOSE WHO ARE PART OF YOUR CIRCLE; OF CARING CHILDREN, RELATIVES AND FRIENDS; OF YOUR FEELING FOR EACH OTHER FOCUSED IN THIS SPECIAL MOMENT BUT ENDURING THROUGH THE PAST, IN THE PRESENT AND INTO THE FUTURE OF YOUR FEELINGS FOR YOU AS WE KNOW YOU IN THE DAYS AHEAD.
____________________ AND ______________________MAY YOUR LOVE BE AS BEAUTIFUL ON
EACH DAY YOU SHARE AS IT IS ON THIS DAY OF CELEBRATION. MAY YOU ALWAYS REMAIN FRIENDS, SWEETHEARTS AND HELPMATES. MAY THE YEARS AHEAD BRING YOU HAPPINESS AND CONTENTMENT.

REPEAT AFTER ME: I COMMIT MY LIFE TO OUR PARTNERSHIP IN MARRIAGE. WILL YOU LET ME SHARE MY LIFE AND ALL THAT I AM WITH YOU?

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