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Hitch n Go Ceremony – Basic Ceremony
“15 minutes only”

Welcome to the Wedding Ceremony
Of

Your Names
Saturday 13th November 2010

Celebrant : Jan Gielnik
Witnesses: Family or Friends
Readers: Anyone you choose
Venue: Where Ever You Like

Giving Away The Bride

Celebrant:

One of the most understated but deepest relationships in human life is the relationship between a loving farther and daughter.
Claires dad, Bill, has been an inspiration to her due to his unselfish, honest and caring outlook on life. One of the rare occasions that this relationship is openly acknowledged, is at a wedding ceremony.

Claires dad, Bill, , represents all of us. he particularly represents his family. But today in a special gesture, he symbolizes his own personal love for Claire.
So mindful of these values I now ask him, who brings this woman Claire to be married to this man, Matthew?

Bill: I do

“Bill hands over Claire to Matthew and takes his seat with his family”

Celebrant : Introduction:

It is my honour and pleasure today to be here for this very special occasion.

I call upon everyone here present to be a fellow witness with me in this union between Claire…xxx… & Matthew…xxx… We are here not only to witness their commitment to each other, but also to wish them well and every happiness in their life together.

Claire & Matthew have invited us, their family and closest friends, to be present with them during this time. What they mean to each other is obvious. Their commitment to each other had been made for some time; they are adult; they have chosen to live together; their choice is responsible, free, independent and happy. They have chosen to journey through life together.

Claire & Matthew, by a mutual commitment to creating an atmosphere of care, consideration and respect, by willingness to face the tensions and anxieties that underline human life, you can make your wedded life a source of great strength and joy. Your love for one another and your willingness to accept each other’s strong points and weaknesses with understanding and respect will provide a foundation for continued growth and intimacy.

Readers: 1
Love is the reason

Love is the reason why this day
Was chosen by both of you
To begin your lives together
And love is the reason why you both
Will give with all your hearts
For the good of each other.
Love is the reason
That together you will become one -
One in hope.
One in believing in life, and
One in sharing the coming years.

“MONITUM” (MARRIAGE ACT 1961, Part Iv, Division 2, Section 46(1))

Celebrant: I, Jan Gielnik, civil celebrant, am duly authorised by law to solemnize, according to the law. Before you are joined together in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn, and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter.

Marriage, according to Law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.

THE ASKING

Celebrant to Matthew:

Will you take Claire to be your lawful wife?
Will you love her, comfort her,
Honour and keep her, in sickness and in health,
and, forsaking all others, keep only unto her,
so long as you both shall live?

Matthew: I Will

Celebrant to Claire:

Will you take Matthew to be your lawful husband?
Will you love him, comfort him,
Honour and keep him, in sickness and in health,
and, forsaking all others, keep only unto him
so long as you both shall live?

Claire: I Will

Vows: (section 45(2) of the Marriage Act)

Celebrant to Matthew: (Repeat after me):

I, Matthew…xxx… call upon the persons (people) here present to witness that I take thee (you), Claire…xxx…to be my Lawful wedded wife.

Own vows: (optional)

Today I marry my friend
The one I have laughed with and cried with,
the one I have learned from and shared with
the one I have chosen to support
encourage and give myself to
Today I marry the one I love

Celebrant to Claire: (Repeat after me):

I, Claire…xxx…call upon the persons (people) here present to witness that I take thee (you), Matthew…xxx…to be my Lawful wedded husband.

Own Vows: (optional)

Today I marry my friend
the one I have laughed with and cried with,
the one I have learned from and shared with
the one I have chosen to support
encourage and give myself to
Today I marry the one I love

RING CEREMONY:

Celebrant to Matthew: (repeat after me)

“Claire”, This ring I give to you with my personal promise and trust and pride that you are my wife”

Celebrant to Claire: (repeat after me)

“Matthew” This ring I give to you with my personal promise and trust and pride that you are my Husband”

Reader: 2

Today I marry my friend
The one I have laughed with and cried with,
the one I have learned from and shared with
the one I have chosen to support,
encourage and give myself to.
Today I marry the one I love

DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE

Celebrant: Ladies and Gentlemen, Family & Friends

Matthew & Claire have declared before all of us today that they will live together in marriage. They have made promises to each other. They have symbolized it by joining hands, taking vows, and the giving of the ring.So therefore on your behalf, and on behalf of the community,

I now declare Matthew & Claire to be husband and wife.

You May Now Kiss the Bride: Exchanging of a Kiss

Signing of the Register:

Return after signing:

Celebrant:

Matthew & Claire, may this love with which you join your hearts and hands today never ever fail to grow deeper and stronger as the years go on, and if true love and the spirit of sacrifice guide your actions, you can expect the fullest degree of happiness that may be shared by a man and a woman.

We who are here present, and those who are absent thinking of you, hope that the inspiration of this hour will not be forgotten. May you continue to love one another for ever:

Ladies and Gentleman I would like to introduce our newly weds:

Mr and Mrs Claire …xxx…

This is a simple layout of one of many
basic style wedding ceremonies
that can be prepared for your special day:

Items can be included to make it
more than this basic ceremony:

“Its all up to you,
your wedding, your choice, your dreams, your ideas, your way”

Our aim is to make your very special day,
enjoyable and relaxed with a memory to be cherished.

Tel: 03 93790825 or Mob: 0417 011 086

jan@bigpond.net.au

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