Justice of the Peace | Cape Cod

 

 

Justice Annie Hart Cool
250 Fire Tower Road
West Falmouth, Ma 02574
508-868-0664

Annie@CoolCapeCodWeddings.com

 

Same Sex Marriage

Cool Unions  |  Seaside Wedding  |  Ceremony  |  Same Sex Marriage  |  Groom l Groom

For This Joyous Occasion Seaside Themed Ceremony

 

Officiant:

As the tides ebb and flow, so too, do the fortunes of life. Footprints in the sand are washed away; driftwood moves on in its endless quest for a peaceful harbor. Only a deep and abiding love can withstand the tides of change in two lives.

The love of this couple,  _________ and _________ is enduring and profound. We gather here to witness this love and the vows they make to each other. We join in our support of them as they offer themselves to each other. We celebrate their joy, their love and their expectations.

*** If you would like this is a good place to add a special thank you to friends and family for sharing this happiest of days with you and a prayer or acknowledgment of loved ones no longer physically with us, but here in spirit. Perhaps you would like to add something personal about how you met etc..

Let me know & I will provide you with wording options ***)

Invocation (this is the beginning prayer to "invoke" or ask god to be present and bless this service)

Officiant:

Let us pray

God, for the joy of this occasion we thank you. For the meaning of this wedding day we thank you. For this important moment in an ever growing relationship we thank you. For your presence here and now and for your presence at all times, we thank you. Amen

Charge (the charge is address to the couple. It is a preparation for the vows you are about to take)

Officiant:

________  and   ________ the covenant which you are about to make with each other is meant to be a beautiful and sacred expression of your love for each other. As you pledge your vows to each other, and as you commit your lives to each other, we ask that you do so in all seriousness, and yet joy, with a deep sense of with deep conviction that you are committing yourselves to a dynamic Arowing relationship of trust, mutual support and caring love.

Betrothal/Declaration of intent (this is when you declare your action or intent to marry is a matter of free will

 

Officiant:

To Groom :________ will you have _________ to be your husband, to live with him, respect him, and love him as God intends with the promise of faithfulness, tenderness, and helpfulness, as long as you both shall live?

 

Officiant:

To Groom: ______, will you have to be your husband, to live with him, respect him, and love him as God intends with the promise of faithfulness, tenderness, and helpfulness as long as you both shall live?

 

________  Responds : I will..

________  Responds:  I will

 

Vows:

Officiant:

Now that you have declared your intentions, I invite you to share your vows with one another.  (The couple face each other and hold hands)

Officiant: repeat to ________ after me these words.

I ________, take you, ________, to be my wedded husband

I ________ says) I ________, take you, , to be my wedded husband .  I Pledge my love to you this day.

 

________ says,  I Pledge my love to you this day. And I vow to you as we stand beside the ocean

_________ says, and I vow to you as we stand beside the ocean

That my love is never ending   _______ says) That my love is never ending

Like the waves that rush to shore.

___________says, Like the waves that rush to shore.

 

Officiant:
___________,  repeat to___________ after me these words:

I take you , ___________,to be my wedded husband ___________ says) I , I take you, ___________ to be my wedded husband,

I Pledge my love to you this day. ___________ says,  I Pledge my love to you this day.

And ___________vow to you as we stand beside the ocean ___________says, and I vow to you as we stand beside the ocean

That my love is never ending

__________ says, That my love is never ending

Like the waves that rush to shore. __________ says,  Like the waves that rush to shore.

Exchange of rings:

Officiant:

May we please have the rings

At this point the designated person will give the rings to the officiant.

Officiant:

Bless these rings. Grant that

__________  and  ___________

may wear them with deep faith in each other. May their love

always be constant ,as these never ending waves that pour beneath our feet, flowing endlessly from the

depths of the sea.

Amen

These rings have no beginning and no end. They will represent the love and trust that they

promise to each other on this day.

To groom: Will you take this ring and place it upon s finger, and as you do, repeat to him, after me, these words:

Please wear this ring

_________ says,  Please wear this ring as a symbol of my commitment to you,

_________ says, As a symbol of my commitment to you, as powerful and endless as the sea.

_________ says,  As powerful and endless as the sea

To groom:

_________ will you take this ring and place it upon

_________'s finger, and as you do, repeat to him, after me, these words:

Please wear this ring

_________ says,  Please wear this ring.  As a symbol of my commitment to you.

_________ says, As a symbol of my commitment to you.   As powerful and endless as the sea.

_________  says, As powerful and endless as the sea.

 

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