Thursday, September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013

Marriage is an institution which should never be taken lightly. There is no reason on earth to justify taking the marriage vows unless each party has for the other that mutual love and respect that will last forever.

What we bring with us is mainly who we are and what we have been. We are now at a special moment. 

They have discovered that something in them, something about the way they are made enables them to find more fulfillment together than they could have hoped to find apart and having discovered this, they wish to share this union and to give it meaning and significance by celebrating it here, in your presence. 

Will you solemnly promise that you will loyally fulfill your obligations, you will honor, love, and cherish each other in sickness and in health, and keep yourself unto your partner for the rest of your lives together?

For as much as you have consented together in lawful wedlock and have witnessed the same before this company and thereto have pledged your faith to each other and have declared the same by joining hands and by giving and receiving rings,

By the authority vested in me by the laws of the State of Maine, I now pronounce you married. 

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