Traditional Christian Wedding Ceremony
Minister: Rev. Valentine G. Rosete Jr.
Groom and Bride, We are gathered here to celebrate your marriage. For on this day you have chosen to affirm your love for each other with spoken words, with prayer, and with the sharing of symbols.
Marriage is a commitment to life… to the best that two people can find and bring out of each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal. It is a physical and emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime.
Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. A wife and husband are each other’s best friend, confidant, lover, teacher and listener. There may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other brings healing and steadfastness to the sturdy foundation which allows the marriage covenant to be established upon.
Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, and commitment is stronger.
Marriage also understands and forgives the mistakes that life is unable to avoid. Yet it encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences and new ways of expressing your love for each other through the seasons of life.
When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage they create a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written word. Marriage is a promise, a promise made in the hearts of two people who love each other, and this will take a lifetime to fulfill.
Aloha and Welcome!
Declaration of Intention
Groom, Do you wish for Bride, to be known as your wife? If so, please say, “I do”.
Bride, Do you wish for Groom, to be known as your husband? If so, please say, “I do”.
I, Groom, take you Bride, to be my wife. I promise to love you, honor you, and cherish you. I will be your companion. I will share my strengths and my achievements. I promise to respect you and be your best friend. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, for as long as we both shall live.
I, Bride, take you Groom, to be my husband. I promise to love you, honor you, and cherish you. I will be your companion. I will share my strengths and my achievements. I promise to respect you and be your best friend. For better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, for as long as we both shall live.
These beautiful rings are a symbol of longevity in the marriage covenant. The circle of the ring symbolizes the never-ending circle of love and commitment that you are making here today. Always see the best in each other, and for each day that you are together, when you look at the beauty of these rings, may they remind you that the love that you have for each other, is forever.
Groom, Repeat after me.
Bride, I give this ring to you as a sign of my love. I give myself to you as your husband. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. Bride, I am so honored to have you as my wife. I vow to love you and sustain you in the covenant of our marriage, for as long as we both shall live.
Bride, Repeat after me.
Groom, I give this ring to you as a sign of my love. I give myself to you as your wife. From this day forward, you shall not walk alone. Groom, I am so honored to have you as my husband. I vow to love you and sustain you in the covenant of our marriage, for as long as we both shall live.
Groom and Bride, We have all been witnesses to this special day. Therefore, I, and those of us here with you, recognize that you have now become husband and wife. We, along with the rest of your family and friends shall honor you as the same from this day forward.
Prayer of Blessing
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of his spirit be with you always. May God bless you and keep you. May God’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you. May God lift up his countenance upon you and bring you both peace, both now and forevermore. Amen.
Groom and Bride, Remember this day here in beautiful Place, Maui, Hawaii, with joy and thanksgiving in your hearts, may you love to live, and live to love.
Now, therefore, by the authority given unto me as a minister of the gospel, and by the laws of the state of Hawaii, I now pronounce you, husband and wife. Groom, you may kiss your beautiful bride!
Now, it is my honor to present to you for the first time as husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Groom!