Wedding - Elopement
(As Is / No Changes)
We have come together today to share in the joy of [BRIDE] and [GROOM]‘s love for each other. It is this day they take a giant step of courage, commitment, communication, understanding, and growth. When a commitment this strong is made by two people, the force of that commitment, of that love, of that courage touches all of us so that our lives are changed and we share a part of that love. Love is the reason why a day was chosen by you both to begin your lives together and love is the reason why you both will give with all your hearts for the good of each other. Love is the reason that together you will become one. One in hope, one in believing in life, and one in sharing the coming years. Every day you live, learn how to receive love with as much understanding as you give. Find things within yourself, and then, you can share them with each other. Have an open heart and sincere mind. Be constant and consistent with your love. All that we deeply love becomes a part of us.
Do you [BRIDE] take [GROOM] to be your wedded husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and health, for better or worse, and forsaking all others be faithful to him so long as you both shall live. I DO
Do you [GROOM] take [BRIDE] to be your wedded wife? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and health, for better or worse, and forsaking all others be faithful to her so long as you both shall live. . I DO
What tokens of love and respect do you offer each other this day? RINGS
The ring is a continuous circle. Unbroken, precious metal, It represents two hearts joined in eternal love. The ring by its shape is a symbol of the undying love that exists between you. Let it be a sign to the world of the love and devotion that you both have for one another.
[GROOM]/[BRIDE], Please place the ring on [BRIDE]/[GROOM]'s finger and repeat after me:
NAME], as a sign from my heart, accept this ring and know that I have chosen you above all others to share my life with.
There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for each other has grown. May the love that you have found grow in meaning and strength until its beauty is shown in a common devotion to all that is compassionate and life giving. May the flow of your love touch and bless us all with its grace and courage.
And now by the authority granted to me by The State of Ohio, I now pronounce that you are Husband and Wife, forever.