Welcome everyone to Kelly & Greg’s special day…their wedding day!
a wonderful occasion, filled with hopes, dreams, and excitement. We are here today to celebrate the love that Kelly and Greg have for each other, and to recognize and witness their decision to journey forward in their lives as marriage partners.
Kelly and Greg, by entering into the covenant of marriage today you are declaring your faith in each other. You have indeed earned this faith and trust by creating a sound foundation for this marriage.
Your task now is to build on this solid base. Imbue your loving partnership with the caring, trust, vulnerability, and kindness that are the essential to a healthy marriage relationship. In dedicating yourselves to these values you will create a marriage that is a source of joy, in which you may both grow in love and find fulfillment.
Know that you will be tested by the routines of daily life, by chance and circumstance, and by the full cycle of the seasons of life. Know that together you must encounter life’s sorrow no less than it’s sweetness, its frustration along with its grace and ease, its disappointments along with its fulfillment.
Enter your marriage confident in the love and trust you have already created between you. As you go forward in your journey together as husband and wife, devote yourselves to living according to the vows you share today. Keep your love alive with your openness to each other and your enthusiasm for each other. Let this be a marriage that enhances your individuality and allows you to know the greatest gift that God has given us is the ability to love one another and to be loved.
May your love create a safe haven for you both on the journey that lies ahead of you. Lead with your hearts and take the time to do the simple things that will nurture your love. Deeply listen to each other- to your dreams and to your frustrations. Be helpmates. Be playful at finding ways to give your love anew to each other every day. Let your love be an inspiration to others to reach for what is good within us all. May your love be so abundant that you have plenty to share with the rest of us as well. It is your love that has brought us together here today. May it grow deeper and sweeter with each passing year.
At this time Kelly & Greg would like to share with you a special poem called
On My Love
When I think of you
I think of love and
What a great big world this is
Your generous smile
That special twinkle in your eyes
That you hold and give to me
I see your light from with in
Your love that simply flows
The laughter the erupts so quickly