Chaplain Carol

Rev. Carol Squglio, Chaplain

Non-Religious Ceremony #1

The step which you are about to take, is the most important into which human beings can come. It is a union of two people founded upon mutual respect and affection. Your lives will change, your responsibilities will increase, but your joy will be multiplied if you are sincere and earnest with your pledge to one another.


(Groom), will you have this woman to be your wedded wife?  To love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, and forsaking all others, keep you only unto her, for so long as you both shall live?

I do


(Bride),  will you have this man to be your wedded husband?  To love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, and forsaking all others, keep you only unto him, so long as you both shall live?

I do.


Please hold hands and repeat after me:

I, (Groom), take you, (Bride), to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, to love and to cherish, from this day forward.


I, (Bride), take you, (Groom), to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, to love and to cherish, from this day forward.


Do you have a ring for the bride?

Please place the ring on the bride's finger and repeat after me:

With this ring, I thee wed.


Is there a ring for the groom?

Please place the ring on the groom's finger and repeat after me: With this ring I thee wed. 


Let these rings be given and received as a token of your affection, sincerity and fidelity to one another.

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years, May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.
In as much as Bride and Groom have consented together in wedlock and have witnessed the same before this company, and pledged their vows to each other, I now pronounce you husband and wife.



Non-Religious Ceremony #2

___________ & __________, today you celebrate one of life's greatest moments and give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, as you join together in vows of marriage.

(Groom ), do you take (Bride) to he your Wife? ("I do") Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her? ("I do")


(Bride), do you take (Groom) to be your Husband? ("I do") Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto him? ("I do")

(Groom), I _____________, take thee, ________________ to be my Wife- To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you. With this ring, I thee wed.


(Bride), I _________________, take thee _______________, to be my husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you. (With this ring, I thee wed.)


____________ and ___________just as two very different threads woven in opposite directions can form a beautiful tapestry, so can your two lives merge together to form a very beautiful marriage. To make your marriage work will take love. Love should be the core of your marriage; love is the reason you are here. But it also will take trust - to know in your hearts you want the best for each other. It will take dedication - to stay open to one another; to learn and to grow together even when this is not always so easy to do. It will take faith - to always be willing to go forward to tomorrow, never really knowing what tomorrow will bring. And it will take commitment - to hold true to the journey you both now pledge to share together.

____________ and _________, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows, I now declare you to be Husband and Wife. Congratulations, you may kiss your bride.

 

 

Non-Religious Ceremony #3

We are gathered here today to celebrate one of life's greatest moments.  To give recognition to the worth and beauty of love, and to add our best wishes to the words which shall unite __________ and _________ in marriage.
__________ and _________, life is given to each of us as individuals and yet we must learn to live together. Love is given to us by our family or by our friends. We learn to love by being loved. Learning to love and living together is one of the greatest challenges of life - and is the shared goal of a married life.
__________, do you take _________ to he your Wife? ("I do") Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect her, forsaking all others and holding only unto her? ("I do")


__________, do you take _________ to be your Husband? ("I do") Do you promise to love, honor, cherish and protect him, forsaking all others and holding only unto him? ("I do")

"Wedding rings are an outward and visible sign of an inward spiritual grace and the unbroken circle of love, signifying to all the union of this man and this woman in marriage."
(Groom) I _____________, take thee, ________________ to be my Wife. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore.
(Bride) I _________________, take thee _______________, to be my Husband. To have and to hold, in sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, and I promise my love to you forevermore.


_________ and __________, as the two of you come into this marriage uniting you as husband and wife and as you this day affirm your faith and love for one another, I would ask that you always remember to cherish each other as special and unique individuals, that you respect the thoughts, ideas and suggestions of one another. Be able to forgive, do not hold grudges, and live each day that you may share it together - as from this day forward you shall be each other's home, comfort and refuge, your marriage strengthened by your love and respect for each other.


______ and ______, now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years, May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.


_________and ________, in so much as the two of you have agreed to live together in Matrimony, have promised your love for each other by these vows, the joining of your hands and the giving of these rings, I now declare you to be Husband and Wife.
Congratulations, you may kiss your bride.

 

 

Non-Religious Ceremony #4

Welcome to all friends and family on this beautiful and joyful day, (Bride’s and Groom’s) have asked me to extend a very warm welcome to you on this their wedding day.

I call upon everyone here to be a fellow witness with me in the marriage of (Bride’s and Groom’s). We are here to celebrate with them, and wish them every happiness for their future life together.

Many of us would easily describe (Bride’s and Groom’s Names) as being tender and loving. Yet on this occasion they are also being both brave and daring.


They dare to give truly of themselves, and do so with confidence that they will better who they are as individuals, as a husband, as a wife. It has been said, marriage is not a union merely between two individuals, it is a union between two souls and the intention of that bond is to perfect the nature of both.

A good marriage is founded on respect, trust, love and confidence. We believe that those qualities, which have attracted you both to each other, can be best developed during a life spent together.
Before you are joined together in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these your family and witnesses, we wish to acknowledge that you both come to this ceremony as complete individuals, who bearing free and unconstrained souls understand the profoundness of this lifetime commitment.

Do you (Groom’s); take (Bride’s) to be your lawful wedded wife? To have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others so long as you both shall live?
(Groom): I do
Do you (Bride’s); take (Groom’s) to be your lawful wedded husband? To have and to hold, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, forsaking all others so long as you both shall live?


(Bride): I do

RINGS VOWS


(Groom), repeat after me:

"With this ring, I thee wed. Take it and wear it as a symbol of my unending love for you"

(Bride), repeat after me:

"With this ring, I thee wed. Take it and wear it as a symbol of my unending love for you"

Now you have consented together in lawful marriage in the presence of your family, friends and witnesses. You have made special promises to each other, which have been symbolized by the joining of hands, taking of vows and the giving and receiving of two rings.
By the authority vested in me as a Minister in the State of Arizona, I now pronounce you to be husband and wife.

(Groom), you many now kiss the bride.

Now that the ceremony is over we wish you every happiness in your life together, go and meet it gladly.
It is now my great pleasure to introduce to you, the very happy couple (Names of couple).

 "May joy and fresh days of love accompany your hearts, always".