Vows & Ceremony

 With Reverend Kathleen Shannon

Vows and Ceremony

With Reverend Kathleen Shannon

Sample Wedding Vows for Your Ceremony

Wedding Vows Sample #1

Groom: I take you as my lawfully wedded wife, to share with you a relationship of love and of tenderness and laughter. I will stand by you through all our tomorrows, respecting you as a person, your individuality, your needs, your changes, and enjoy your love throughout our lives. I believe we were born again to be together, and I truly love you now and forever.

Bride: I take you as my lawfully wedded husband, to share with you a relationship of love and of tenderness and laughter. I will stand by you through all our tomorrows, respecting you as a person, your individuality, your needs, your changes, and enjoy your love throughout our lives. I believe we were born again to be together, and I truly love you now and forever.

Wedding Vows Sample #2

Groom: I will have you as my wedded wife, to live together in faith, understand- ing, and love. I will listen to your deepest thoughts and be tender hearted and kind. I will be wise in my daily care of you, and stand faithfully at your side in all matters. Choosing you above all others, I pledge to care for your well-being of mind and body and spirit, as long as I shall live!

Bride: I will have you as my wedded husband, to live together in faith, understanding, and love. I will listen to your deepest thoughts and be tender hearted and kind. I will be wise in my daily care of you, and stand faithfully at your side in all matters. Choosing you above all others, I pledge to care for your well being of mind and body and spirit, as long as I shall live!

Wedding Vows Sample #3

Groom: You have filled my world with meaning. You have made me so happy and more fulfilled as a person. Thank you for taking me as I am, loving me and welcoming me into your heart. I promise to always love you, respect you as an individual and to be faithful to you forever. I choose you as my wife today and commit myself to you for the rest of our lives.

Bride: You have filled my world with meaning. You have made me so happy and more fulfilled as a person. Thank you for taking me as I am, loving me and welcoming me into your heart. I promise to always love you, respect you as an individual and to be faithful to you forever. I choose you as my husband today and commit myself to you for the rest of our lives.

Wedding Vows Sample #4

Groom: I take you to be my wife;
To share with you the laughter;
To kiss away the tears;
And to give you all the love in my heart, As long as we both shall live.

Bride: I take you to be my husband;
To share with you the laughter;
To kiss away the tears;
And to give you all the love in my heart, As long as we both shall live.

Wedding Planning

A wedding planner workbook is also available for purchase with more vows and all the many details of a wedding laid out for you. More wonderful vows can be found online to inspire you if you google “wedding vows”, such as from the magazine The Knot. The best vows are yours that you put together yourselves, inspired by the ideas.

If needed, the bride and groom will be speaking into a hand microphone, while repeating short phrases after the minister. It is not necessary to memorize any vows. This way you will sound smooth and everyone can hear you. It is important to note that the microphone should actually touch the skin of the chin to transmit properly.

The bride and groom may be substituted by bride and bride or groom and groom. Universal Life Church ministers acknowledge all true love in any form. The vows can also be changed up, so that each person’s vow is different instead of identical, as on this page. The wedding is as you wish it to be!

Another even more meaningful way to offer vows to each other is each partner writes out a simple letter about all the memorable things that are so endearing to them about the other and a few personal moments that you want to share with your family of beloved guests. This has turned out to be one of the highlights of the ceremony which has worked magically in my most recent weddings because it is so real and personal.

Order of a Wedding Ceremony

Gathering Words

Opening Blessing

Charge to Couple

Consent to Marry

Declarations of Love (optional)

Wedding Vows or Promises

Exchanging Rings

Rose Ceremony (optional)

Candle Ceremony (optional)

Hand Fasting (optional)

Concluding Blessing (optional)

Marriage Pronouncement

The Kiss

Presentation of the New Couple

Affirmation of the Community (optional)

Throwing of the Bouquet (optional in some cultures)

Congratulations!

I am committed to being the very best minister for your wedding day.

I always put together a wedding ceremony that reflects your sentiments, personality and spirituality.  Each ceremony is custom tailored for you and approved by you.

I am comfortable performing wedding ceremonies in any environment, such as at a beach, a boutique hotel, a backyard home garden, a botanical garden, a city park, a mountain top, a professional wedding venue, or in a large hotel resort ballroom. If you need help choosing a venue, I can help.

I will help each person in your wedding party understand their role in the wedding procession, for the entire ceremony. Music helps set the mood, and I can bring a small sound system if needed. It will be a fun and easy wedding ceremony for you, I give you my promise.

What is a metaphysical wedding? Where I invite in family members who have passed on.

Any ceremony we create together can have the religious traditions you require. No two weddings I have co-created have been the same. Each one was treated as a unique and blessed event. I have been officiating weddings since 2008.

Your officiant is the ringleader of your wedding. Choose wisely. This choice can make the difference between a short, sweet, joyous and uplifting ceremony or a long and boring one where the minister is enjoying the sound of his own voice. I know, because it happened to me at my second wedding and at many weddings I have witnessed as a guest over the years. 10 to 15 minutes is the most anyone wants to sit and listen to a minister outside of a church sermon on a Sunday. My first marriage had a perfect wedding ceremony and was conducted by a Universal Life minister like myself. His wedding words were so sweet and heartfelt. He inspired me to want to do this work too.

Wedding Officiant Package

$350

Custom Ceremonies and Vows

Sound System

Marriage Certificate

Marriage License Delivered and Recorded

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I create a wedding ceremony that reflects your love, personality and spirituality. Make your 20 minute free appointment any day of the week and have all your questions answered. Thank you!