Lake Tahoe Weddings – Marriage Renewal Vows

 

We gather here today to celebrate the love (bride’s name) and (groom’s name) have shared for_______ years.

Love is always patient and kind, it is never jealous, love is never rude or selfish, it does not take offense, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in lies but delights in the truth, it is always ready to excuse, to trust , to hope, and to endure whatever comes, and (bride’s name) and (groom’s name) you are proof that love does not come to an end.

(bride’s name) and (groom’s name) cherish each other. The greatest of human emotions, both protective and compassionate. Marriage is a commitment to life — to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.

You have experienced the sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal. A physical and emotional joining that has been promised for a lifetime. Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; commitment is stronger; even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly. You have added to your life not only the affection of each other, but also the companionship and blessing of a deep trust as well. You have agreed to share strength, responsibilities and to share love.

What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that you are joined for life, to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain?

Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences and new ways of expressing love throughout the seasons of life.

When you pledged to love and care for each other in marriage, you created a spirit unique to yourselves and this binds you closer than any written or spoken words.

Marriage is a promise made in the hearts of two people, which take a lifetime to fulfill.

Now please join hands and (groom’s name) please repeat after me:

Groom: “Today as we begin our ____ year of marriage , I am honored to reaffirm my commitment to you. I (groom’s name) take you (bride’s name) to be my wedded wife , to have and to hold from this day forward. In sickness and health, in good times and in bad , for richer or for poorer , forsaking all others , I promise my love to you.”

(bride’s name) please repeat after me:

Bride: “Today as we begin our ____ year of marriage , I am honored to reaffirm my commitment to you. I (bride’s name) take you (groom’s name) to be my wedded husband to have and to hold from this day forward, in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad , for richer or for poorer, forsaking all others I promise my love to you.”

The wedding ring is an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual bond that unites two loyal hearts. It is a symbol of your life together for they are always beginning and never ending.

(groom’s name) touch her ring and repeat after me:

Groom: “(bride’s name) I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, our love, with all that I am and all that I have I honor you. With this ring I thee wed.”

(bride’s name) touch his ring and repeat after me:

Bride: “(groom’s name) I give you this ring as a symbol of our vows, our love and with all that I am and all that I have I honor you. With this ring I thee wed.”

(bride’s name) and (groom’s name) as you continue your journey through life together may your hands be forever clasped in friendship and your hearts joined forever in love. (groom’s name) and (bride’s name) I am honored to pronounce you husband and wife once again. You may kiss your bride.