Let this be a day of gladness, thanksgiving, possibility, and good fortune for all of us, but especially for _________ and __________, who are here to renew and celebrate their love. Just as spring blossoms anew after a harsh winter, so must spouses renew their love for each other in their daily lives. Today marks the ________ anniversary of your marriage vows and today you renew your vows and love as husband and wife. Today begins the new spring of this year’s love. So may it be renewed each day in your hearts.
MINISTER to the Couple:
Have you come here freely and with the intention of a renewal of your marriage vows?
BOTH: We Have
Will you continue to love and honor each other as man and wife every day as you have promised to do?
BOTH: We Do
Will you love, comfort and honor, keeping each other forever more?
BOTH: We Will
_______ do you again take __________as your spouse, will you continue to be faithful to her/him in tender love and honor, offering encouragement and companionship and will you continue to cherish her/him as long as you both shall live?
The wedding ring is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond, which unites two loyal hearts in endless love………..
MINISTER: repeat after me…
With this ring, I continue my promise to you that I will be your faithful partner in life…………
May your joys be sweet as spring flowers that grow
As bright as a fire when winter winds blow
As countless as leaves that float down in the fall
As serene as the Love that keeps watch over all.
I now pronounce that you have today reaffirmed your life commitment to one another, go forth in love and friendship for the rest of the days of your lives.
After the vows the Officiant announces “We Now Shall Perform the Wine Ceremony” The couple goes to the table and each takes the individual carafe and pours some wine into the larger carafe. The groom then takes the larger filled carafe with the combined wine and pours some in a glass for the bride. The bride then takes the Larger Carafe with the combined wines and pours some into a glass for the Groom. He may now toast his bride with, ” Now Our Lives Are One” and drinks from the glass she responds the same. They place the wineglass back and face back to the officiant. Who states.
This Ceremony represents the two individual lives are now combined like the two wines into one single life. The drinking of the combined wine signifies the commitment you now make to live your lives as one family. May you remember this day of commitment you have sealed with drinking of the new wine joining your lives as one.”
He may also announce that immediately after the service others may drink the new wine of their commitment to one life if they so desire. Or Rose wine served at the reception to mark this ceremony. Originally a French wine country tradition in joining two vineyard owners in marriage.