An Unending Love


Dearly beloved: We have come together in the presence of God to witness and bless the joining together of this man, ________, and this woman, ________, in Holy Matrimony. The bond and covenant of marriage was established by God in creation, and our Lord Jesus Christ adorned this manner of life by his presence and first miracle at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. It signifies to us the mystery of the union between Christ and his Church, and Holy Scripture commends it to be honored among all people.

The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God's will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord. Therefore, marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly; but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by God.

You ask what is this love we here affirm, and I answer, it is a covenant you make, one with the other, a covenant born of commitment to each other's well being and growth and commitment to your relationship itself, allowing it the possibility of change and of growth.

Minister to Bride

________, will you have this man to be your husband; to live together in the covenant of marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live?


I will.

Minister to Groom

________, will you have this woman to be your wife; to live together in the covenant of marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?


I will.


The Minister addresses the congregation:

Will all of you witnessing these promises do all in your power to uphold these two persons in their marriage?


We will.

Exchange of Rings


You have determined that you would seal your vows today by the exchanging of rings. The rings you give and receive this day are marvelous symbols of endless love. The rings are made of gold, a symbol of purity. May your thoughts towards one another be pure. The ring is an unbroken circle, having no end, so it is emblematic of the enduring and unending love you have for each other.


I give this ring in remembrance of this hour, a symbol of love that is beautiful, endless and complete.


I give this ring in remembrance of this hour, a symbol of love that is beautiful, endless and complete.


________ and ________, you have now affirmed before your families and friends your love and your caring for each other. You have come from different backgrounds. You have walked different paths. You are different individuals. Your love has transcended these differences. In the years before you, may the richness of the traditions that have nurtured you enhance and brighten your lives as you help to create and shape the future.

May the challenges of your life together be met with courage and optimism. May you learn from your failures and grow in your achievements. May life bless you with children, friends, and family in a wide network of mutual support and enjoyment. May you face pain, toil, and trouble with a stout but light heart. May you share with others the radiance of your seasons of joy and pleasure. May you always remember that laughter is the medicine of God.

The Minister joins the right hand of the man and woman and says:

Now that ________ and ________ have given themselves to each other by solemn vows, with the joining of hands and the giving and receiving of a ring, I pronounce that they are husband and wife, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Those whom God has joined together let no one put asunder. Amen.


  • Perfect

    My wedding is 8 weeks away and we lost our church and minister at last minute! the Rev. was so undertsanding and helpful and this site and the choices are amazing! this is the perfect servie for our vows!

    Tricia 2012-05-09

  • Absolutely Perfect

    My daughter showed me this wedding vow for her up coming wedding in June 2012. When she read it out to me and my husband, I felt it was the most beautiful wedding vow to be written. It shows exactly who instituted marriage in the first place, and that it should not be taken lightly.The step taken by the two parties involved should be well thought through. May the Lord bless anyone who takes this vow seriously, including my daughter and her fiancee (her husband to be). It is absolutely powerful, and sends out the perfect message to all who hear it.

    Mrs.paula darji 2012-04-20

  • lovely

    Very nice. I would love to use this one too.

    victoria 2012-01-29

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