Modern Ceremony

Congratulations! You’ve set the date and now you are looking for a meaningful ceremony. The four ceremonies below are available for location weddings, The Little Wedding Chapel or The White Wedding Chapel. Each ceremony can be customized to suit your desires and situation. Your officiant or our wedding consultant will be happy to discuss with you. Please see our packages for all-inclusive options.

Customization can include Sand or Unity Candle ceremonies, hand fasting, cultural traditions, etc.

We can also design a Renewal of Vows ceremony for couples celebrating their first anniversary and beyond or a Commitment Ceremony for those couples who are entering into a committed relationship but not quite ready to take the leap into marriage. Our wedding planner will refer you to one of our officiants to answer all your questions!

The Modern Ceremony

The Gathering of the Community

Dear friends, we have come together to witness the marriage of _______ and _______ and to rejoice with them. The marriage of man and woman in heart, body, and mind is intended for their mutual comfort and help, that they may know each other with love, respect, and tenderness.

In marriage, husband and wife give themselves to each other, to care for each other in good times and in sad. They are linked to each other’s families, and they begin a new life together in the community.

_______ and _______, if either of you knows a reason why you may not lawfully marry, you must declare it now.

The Wedding

_______, will you give yourself to _______ to be her husband: to love her, comfort her, honor and protect her; and forsaking all others, to be faithful to her for as long as you both shall live? R: I will.

_______, will you give yourself to _______ to be his wife: to love him, comfort him, honor and protect him; and forsaking all others, to be faithful to him for as long as you both shall live? R: I will.

The Marriage Vows

I, _______, take you _______, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for the rest of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

I, _______, take you _______ , to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish for the rest of our lives. This is my solemn vow.

The Exchanging of the Rings

The perfect circle of a ring symbolizes eternity. In the years to come your rings will remind you of the joy of this special occasion when you were united in marriage.

With all my love I give you this ring, an everlasting symbol of the vows we have made to each other. In the presence of these witnesses, I honor you with all that I am, and all that I have.

The Declaration of Marriage

_______ and _______, since you have pledged your mutual vows to each other, it is now my pleasure to pronounce you husband and wife.

SIGNING OF THE REGISTER

PRESENTATION OF THE COUPLE