The Complete Script for Wedding Vows for Renaissance Wedding


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The Sword

Officiate:
Marriage should not be entered into lightly, but thoughtfully. With it are both deep joys and responsibilities. Please remember that your miracle lies in the path you have chosen together. Enter into marriage knowing that the true magic of love is not to avoid changes, but to navigate them successfully. Commit to the miracle of making each day work together, for no human ties are more important or more tender.
Since it is your intention to enter into marriage I ask you:
Lord Casey, if it is truly thy desire to become one with this woman; the present unto her a symbol of thy pledge and token of thy love.

Groom presents sword with ring on it.

Lady Elizabeth, you are the most gracious and lovely one that Lord Casey has ever seen, for he understands the essence of thy true self.The beauty which radiates around thee can only be rivaled by the beauty which radiates from within thee.The pledge of his sword is a pledge of his soul. It is his prowess, his fire, his passion, his strength and courage. It is his ability to protect, defend and care for thee. With the strength of his blade and the endurance of its steel to represent what is in his heart, take from him now, as his beloved, the ring that rests upon it, and choose him to be your own.

Bride takes ring from the sword.

 Officiate:  Repeat after me:

I accept the pledge of thy blade—and the eternal promise—of this wedding band.

 Bride takes sword from groom and knights him.

 Officiate to Bride: Repeat after me:

For the boy thou were,
For the man thou art,
And for the husband thou shalt be to me,
I do choose you to be mine own.

 Bride returns the sword.

Officiate:  Lord Casey, if thou wilt place this ring upon her finger, Lady Elizabeth shall, from this day forth, ‘till beyond the end of time, take thee to be her own.

Repeat after me:

With this ring my Lady—I thee wed. –I take you as my friend—my lover, my wife—from this day forth—and until the fullness of time—where we will meet—and remember and love again.

The Chalice

Lady Elizabeth, if it is truly your desire to become one with this man; then present unto him a symbol of thy pledge and a token of thy love.

Bride bows and presents the chalice to the groom.

 Lord Casey, in the eyes of this woman thou art the only man in the world. Yours is the voice of sound reason and unwavering support. You are the spark to the bonfire of her passions and yours are the arms in which she wouldst lay down to rest.
The pledge of her chalice is the pledge of all that is within her. Her felicity and devotion. The place in her heart where two souls can be sheltered and nourished, that they may grow together, ever closer, and flourish as the leaves on the trees and the fruits of the vine.
As the depth and bounty of her chalice foretell the richness of your future together, take from her now the band that lies within, and do choose her as thy own.

Groom takes the ring from the chalice.

Repeat after me:

I accept the pledge of your chalice—and the eternal promise of this wedding band.

Groom pours wine into the chalice and takes it from his bride.

Repeat after me:

For the girl thou were,
For the woman thou art,
And for the wife that thee shall be to me,
I toast and drink to thee,
And take you to be mine own.

Groom makes a toasting gesture, drinks …..and returns the chalice to his bride.

Groom presents the bride with the ring.

 Lady Elizabeth, if thou wilt place this ring upon his finger, Lord Casey

Shall, from the day forth, ‘till beyond the end of time, take you to be his own.

Repeat after me:

With this ring my Lord—I thee wed. –I take you as my friend—my lover, my husband—from this day forth—and until the fullness of time—where we will meet—and remember and love again.

Unity Candle

Elizabeth and Casey, together as you light this candle of unity, you symbolize the flame of your own individual selves joining to ignite the partnership of marriage.

You also bring the warmth, strength and wisdom of your family’s fire as kindling for your own. As Casey and Elizabeth, your flames are separate, yet they feed the same fire.

From this day onward, may you bask in the beauty of the light of your love, may its light shine bright and steady upon your path together and may its heat keep you warm through all the days of your lives and beyond.

Binding Ceremony

As we stand before this eternal light of love, I ask that you join your right hands.

Casey and Elizabeth from this day forward you will share each other’s pains and seek to alleviate them.
And so the binding is made.
Casey and Elizabeth from this day forward you will share each other’s laughter and joy and look for what is brightness and truth.
And so the binding is made.
Casey and Elizabeth from this day forward you will share each other’s burdens and lighten them and dreams and encourage them.
And so the binding is made.
Casey and Elizabeth from this day forward you will share each other’s anger and seek to understand and peace and seek to nourish it.
And so the binding is made.
Casey and Elizabeth from this day forward you will share each other and be equal.
And so the binding is made complete.

Closing Blessing

Hear these words and know them in your very being:

Above you are the stars,
below you are the stones,
as time doth pass, remember…
Like a stone should your love be firm
like a star should your love be constant.

Let the powers of the mind and of the intellect
guide you in your marriage,
let the strength of your wills bind you together,
let the power of love and desire make you happy,
and the strength of your dedication make you inseparable.

Be close, but not too close.
Possess one another, yet be understanding.
Have patience with one another,
for storms will come, but they will pass quickly.

Be free in giving affection and warmth.
Have no fear and let not the ways nor the words
of the unenlightened give you unease,
For your Love shall be with you now and always.

The Kiss and Introduction

Forasmuch as you Casey and you, Elizabeth, have openly declared your wishes to be united in marriage, and in the presence of these witnesses have pledged love to each other, and have confirmed the same by joining hands, exchanging rings and declaring your vows, I as a minister of the Commonwealth of Virginia am legally authorized to pronounce that you are now husband and wife.

You may now kiss the bride.

After the kiss:

 Ladies and gentlemen I am honored to give to you Mr. and Mrs. ………..