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saltwater_farm_vineyard_wedding_0020Welcome everyone to Benjamin & Brooke’s special day! We have come together to celebrate the miracle of love and to witness the union of Benjamin & Brooke.

Every experience you have ever had, everything you have ever done, everything you have ever learned has brought you to this moment as you now stand and take each other as husband and wife. New experiences lie before you with opportunities to grow deeper in love with each other. As you walk hand in hand into the future, cherish each moment.

Consent

Benjamin & Brooke, as you give your hand to the other, are you both ready to be united as husband and wife?
Both answer: Yes, we are.

Today, you are taking into your care and trust the happiness of the one person in this world whom you love with all your heart.

You are agreeing to share life’s deepest and richest experiences. You are adding to your life not only the affection of each other, but also the companionship and blessing of mutual respect.

You have invited these guests to share in the celebration of your love, a love that you now culminate in your union as husband and wife.

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Brooke & Benjamin when you enter into marriage, you enter into life’s most important relationship. It is a gift, given to bring comfort when there is sorrow, peace when there is unrest, laughter when there is happiness and love when it is shared. Real love goes far beyond the feelings of romance and bliss. It is caring more about the well being and happiness of your marriage partner than your own needs and desires. Love makes burdens lighter because you divide them. It makes joys more intense because you share them. It makes you stronger so you can become involved with life in ways you dare not risk alone. Real love says you are stronger together than when you are apart.

As you know… marriage comes from an agreement between friends… which then becomes your life long commitment to each other…and that agreement starts here with Benjamin and Brooke’s vows to each other…starting with Benjamin

Ben:
I promise to give you the best of myself and to ask of you no more than you can give.
I promise to nurture your dreams because through them your soul shines. I promise to help shoulder our challenges for through them we can only grow stronger and there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together.
I promise to share with you my time and my attention and to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.
I promise to be your partner in all things, to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give – completely and forever.
I promise to be your partner in all things, to love you in good times and in bad, with all I have to give – completely and forever.

Brooke: if you would repeat after me please
I promise to nurture your dreams because through them your soul shines.
I promise to respect you as your own person and to realize that your interests, desires and needs are no less important than my own.
I promise to keep myself open to you, to let you see through the window of my world into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.
I promise to laugh as much as possible and to grow along with you, to be willing to face changes in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting, And to remember that humor is a necessary part of every good relationship.
I promise to love you and share with you the joys of life because with you they will be that much sweeter.

Exchange of Rings

When you wear a ring…that is your sign to the rest of the world…that you are loved and cherished by someone very special. And as a rings design is that of a never ending circle…it also represents eternity…for as long as you wear this ring…you will love for eternity.

Marie turns to Ben (repeat after me)

Brooke with this ring I give to you my heart. I promise to you perfect love and perfect trust – this is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things.

Brooke’s turn:
Ben with this ring I give to you my heart. I promise to you perfect love and perfect trust – this is my sacred vow to you, my equal in all things.

The Pronouncement
Ben & Brooke because you have committed yourselves to each other in marriage and demonstrated this by exchanging your vows and giving each other rings and in accordance with the law of Rhode Island and by the virtue of the authority vested in my by the state of Rhode Island I do hereby pronounce you, husband and wife.

Ben you may kiss your bride!!!

Wedding Blessing
Now you will feel no pain, for each of you will be a shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be a companion to the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. Go now to your dwelling place to enter the days of your togetherness. May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be you companion any may your days together be good and long upon the earth.

It is my honor and pleasure to introduce to you, Mr.& Mrs. Benjamin Drew!!!

Let the festivities begin!