Same Sex

Ceremony - Sample

Same Sex Island Wedding Ceremony (sample)


Today is a day of celebration.
We are here, surrounded by incredible beauty to celebrate life, love, and the beauty of relationships.
But more importantly we are here to celebrate the relationship
of two people who have come here to embark on an incredible journey
and set sail for a wonderful life together.

It is such a blessing that the two of you have found each other in this world.
Your hearts met and through your relationship unfolded vulnerable honesty, gentle caring,
and that amazing thing we call love, which has bonded you for life.

The beauty of this marriage is that you will always continue to learn together
and teach each other, to open each other to explore new ideas,
to share life and bring out the very best in one another.
You become freer by being together.
Your worlds become larger and your options more abundant than what would have been alone.
What could be more beautiful? What could be more fun?

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The Exchange of Vows

Do you (groom/bride) promise (groom/bride) to be forever faithful and honest,
to share with him/her your dreams and your fears, to cherish him/her for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health and to be forever close in your souls?
groom/bride :" I Do"

Do you (groom/bride) promise (groom/bride) to be forever faithful and honest,
to share with him/her your dreams and your fears, to cherish him/her for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health and to be forever close in your souls?
bride/groom : " I Do"

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If you wish you can write personalized additional vows on a card and read them to each other at this point.
Let the minister know ahead of time if you have your own vows.

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The Exchange of Rings
Let these rings, which you are about to exchange,
serve to remind us that a circle is a symbol of the sun, the earth, and the universe.
It is a symbol of wholeness, peace and completeness.
These rings are very special because they remind us that we are individuals yet we are not alone.
Wear them to tell each other and the whole world that you
are in love with the very special person wearing the other one.

( groom/bride ) , place this ring on ( groom/bride )'s finger and while holding his/her hand repeat after me.

I, ( groom/bride ) , give you this ring - and I give you my heart.
May you feel surrounded by my love each time you look at your ring.

( bride ) , place this ring on ( groom/bride )'s finger and while holding his/her hand repeat after me.

I, ( bride/groom ) , give you this ringand I give you my heart.
May you feel surrounded by my love each time you look at your ring.

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Add a sand ceremony here!

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Wedding Blessing
( bride/groom ) & ( groom/bride ) , live your lives with passion, compassion and
excitement … play… dance … make footprints in the sand… sail in the gentleness of the winds… climb mountains together… laugh together…cry together…smile often ... make life magical and extraordinary …be happy…. be silly… rejoice in the beauty of life …
and from now on and into all of your tomorrows you will be partners in love for life..
remembering while sailing on the great sea of marriage to always be each other's best friends.

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Pronouncement of Marriage
Having witnessed the vows you have just made to each other,
surrounded by your love, the sun, the tropical sea of the Caribbean, by the loving grace of God,
and by the authority vested in me, upheld by the laws of the U.S. Virgin Islands,
I now pronounce you co-captains in life, best friends forever, and most of all united in marriage!

You may seal your union with a kiss!
xxxoooxxxooo


Your wedding ceremony and the words that are exchanged should capture your heart.

You are welcome to add vows and special touches.  Just e-mail them to us ahead of time.