Our Father, love has been Your richest and greatest gift to the world. Love between a man and woman which matures into marriage is one of Your most beautiful types of loves. Today we celebrate that love. May your blessing be on this wedding service. Protect, guide, and bless Jeremy and Carrie in their marriage. Surround them and us with Your love now and always. Amen.
DECLARATION OF INTENT
Jeremy, as the man, you are the essence of all men. You are the maker of life, the son, the lover, the father, the wise old man, and the warrior. Will you promise to be the man, the adventurous young son, the father of your children, the lover of your woman, her advisor, supporter and protector when need be? If you come to this union with open eyes and open heart, of your own free will, say I will.
Carrie, as the woman, you are the essence of all women. You are the giver of life, the daughter, the lover, the mother and the wise old crone. Will you promise to be the woman, the curious young girl, the mother of your children, the lover of your man, his adviser, his supporter and his lawgiver when need be? If you come to this union with open eyes and open heart, of your own free will, say I will.