John Fuchigami’s Wedding Ceremony

 

Wedding – Ceremony

 

1.      Greeting of Guests:

·        Minister – “[Dear friends and family], we’re here today, in the sight of God, to joyfully celebrate the uniting of __________&____________  in holy matrimony; Marriage is a beautiful and mystical event that god has instituted from the very beginning.

 

     It’s a marvelous equation where God says that one plus one . . . equals one. Two separate lives – each unique in interests and hopes are spiritually bonded together so completely that God says that they are flesh of flesh and bone of bone.

 

     And so marriage is not to be entered into lightly but with reverance and joy filled wonder. Into this holy covenant, __________&____________   are coming now to be joined.”

 

·        Minister Prays

 

 

2.      Addressing of Bride and Groom:

·        Minister: “As you two exchange your vows, you are declaring before God, each other, your friends and your family . . . that you are willingly and wholeheartedly committing yourselves to one another for the rest of your lives. You are saying that your love for EACH OTHER IS GREATER than any changes or challenges that may come.

 

and bEFORE gOD, YOUR VOWS ARE A HOLY AND BINDING COVENANT BETWEEN EACH OTHER.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.      Exchanging of Vows:

 

 “do you _________ have this woman, __________ to be your wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance, in the holy estate of matrimony?  do you pledge to love her, comfort her, honor, and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keeping yourself only unto her as long as you both shall live? ‘I DO.’”

 

 

“do you ___________ have this man, _____________, to be your wedded husband, to live together after God’s ordinance, in the holy estate of matrimony? do you pledge to cherish him and serve him, love, honor, and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, keeping yourself only unto him, as long as you both shall live? ‘I do.’”

 

 

4.      Exchanging of Rings:

 

·        Minister Shares about the ring symbolism:

When __________&____________   [you two] exchange rings, they [you] are placing a value on the love they [you] share. They [you] are saying that your love is a love that does not rust or tarnish, instead, their [your] love will only increase in value and beauty over time. And the circle of the ring represents a love that continues without end.

 

And so THESE RINGS ARE THE VISIBLE SIGN OF THE INWARD AND SPIRITUAL BOND THAT UNITES YOU TOGETHER IN ENDLESS LOVE.

 

 

·        Minister: ____________, repeat after me.”

 

“_____________ tHIS RING IS A SYMBOL/ OF MY UNDYING LOVE AND AFFECTION/ FOR YOU/ AND YOU ALONE/ I give you this  RING/ AS A FOREVER REMINDER/THAT I BELONG TO YOU/ COMPLETELY.”

 

 

·        Minister:__________, repeat after me.”

 

“_____________ tHIS RING IS A SYMBOL/ OF MY UNDYING LOVE AND AFFECTION/ FOR YOU/ AND YOU ALONE/ I give you this RING/ AS A FOREVER REMINDER/THAT I BELONG TO YOU/ COMPLETELY.”

 

·        Minister prays

 

 

5.      Introduction of Married Couple:

·        Minister: dEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, _________&____________    HAVE CONSENTED TOGETHER IN HOLY WEDLOCK. tHEY HAVE PLEDGED THEMSELVES TO EACH OTHER BY THE EXCHANGE OF VOWS AND BY THE EXCHANGING OF RINGS. by the authority vested in me as a minister of God’s Church and by the State of Hawaii, I pronounce that this couple is now husband and wife, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.”

 

 

“I am proud to be the first to INTRODUCE this beautiful couple as, Mr. & Mrs. ___________________!

 

6.      Kissing of the Bride:

 

7.      Signing of Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© John Fuchigami. Used by permission.

 

See Scott's Wedding Ceremony at HAWAII WEDDING #1.
See Robert's Wedding Ceremony at
HAWAII WEDDING #2.