Hi Laura, I found my ceremony. It's pretty short and simple. You many use any part of it (we "borrowed" most of it), or none at all...
Dear family and friends, Liz and Mark have invited you here today to witness and celebrate this public declaration of the commitment they have made to one another. Let us support them with our hope, love, and respect.
Liz and Mark are two people who love each other sincerely, honor each other as individuals, and wish to unite their lives and share the future together. In this ceremony, they dedicate themselves to the happiness and well being of each other, in a union of mutual caring and responsibility.
May you pledge to continue your loving friendship as partners in marriage; to talk and to listen, to trust and appreciate one another, and to respect and cherish each other's uniqueness. May you build a home that is compassionate, full of respect and honor for others and each other. A home forever filled with peace, happiness, and love.
(face each other and hold hands)
I, Liz, take you, Mark, to be my partner. I promise before these witnesses to love and care for you all of our days. I accept you with your faults and your strengths, even as I offer myself with my faults and strengths. I choose you as the one with whom I will spend my life.
I, Mark, take you, Liz, to be my partner. I promise before these witnesses to love and care for you all of our days. I accept you with your faults and your strengths, even as I offer myself with my faults and strengths. I choose you as the one with whom I will spend my life.
May the rings you exchange today, outward and visible signs of your commitment, symbolize the love that binds you together.
(put rings on fingers)
Now, may the confidence, trust, and affection you have for each other on this day, sustain you as you go forth upon your journey of life together with its joy, its laughter, its sorrow and its pain. May your path guide you to a greater understanding of the universe.
With the exchange of vows and rings and the witnessing of this company, the two of you have performed the ceremony that binds you together for life. On behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia and with personal pleasure I declare that you are man and woman united in marriage.