Robert Hamiltonís Wedding Ceremony
*Welcome to Waialae Beach Park, on this, your Wedding Day, (May 22, 1998).
I'd like to begin your Ceremony with a prayer.
Heavenly Father, come by your grace to this marriage. And give to these that marry a due
sense of the obligations they are now about to assume. May they pledge themselves
to one another today in all sincerity, and without reservation. Bless them, keep &
protect them, in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.
Dear Friends, we are gathered together here in the sight of God and these family
and Friends, to witness and to celebrate the joining together of _John_ and _Sarah_
in holy matrimony.
Marriage is not to be entered into lightly or unadvisedly, but soberly and with a
sincere heart. It is to unite two hearts and lives, blending their interests and hopes.
Marriage involves self-sacrifice, patience, and a bold determination, yet your love for
one another is truly one of life's greatest joys, and must be protected at all cost. Into
this holy relationship, these two persons present come now to be joined.
God's Word tells us this about love:
It says that,† " Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous"
it tells us that love, "bears all things,
believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.† Love never fails"
Our Heavenly Father, May Your Name be honored in this family,
May Your will be done in their lives, In Your grace, provide for all of their needs.
May Your hand protect them from any harm.
This I pray in the name of Your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Do you, _______, take this woman, _______, to be your wedded wife,
to love and to cherish, being her faithful husband for as long as you both shall live?
Do you, ______, take this man, ______, to be your wedded husband,
to love and to cherish, being his faithful wife for as long as you both shall live?
I _____ take you ______ to be my wedded [wife, husband] to have and to hold,
for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, in good times and bad, for as long as
we both shall live.
May these rings be the changeless symbol of your lifelong fidelity, and
your pure and unending affection.
Exchange of Rings:
Bride & Groom speak their own short message to one another as they exchange rings.
Forasmuch as _____ and _______ have consented together in holy wedlock, by the
exchange of their wedding vows, and in the giving and receiving of their rings, I now
pronounce that they are Husband and Wife. What God has joined together,
let not man separate.
You may kiss the bride.
© Robert Hamilton. Used by permission.