Where once there were solitary people,
now, today these two have come together –
to walk side-by-side in partnership;
their lives entwined,
rooted like the trees;
stronger together than apart;
to hold each other,
support each other,
to blossom as individuals
who choose to grow together,
to cherish being a couple by encouraging
and honoring those special traits each
bring to this marriage.
Their joined hands represent the union
of mind and body, heart and soul.
The ring symbolizes the unbroken continuity
of life, flowing, infinite.
The candle flame represents your love
burning warm and bright;
the flowers symbolize the blossoming of your relationship;
and the food represents the nourishment
of bodies and spirits.
May our Creator bless you
with wisdom, patience, humility and courage;
grace you with joy and love;
may your spirits bloom
and happiness crown your union