S: Kevin and Teresa Renn March 27, 2008
BC: Key West, FL March27, 2008
FC: Renn March 27,2008
1: Welcome to Paradise | Key West, Florida
3: We come together today not to mark the start of a new relationship, but to recognize a bond that already exists. You are now taking into your care and keeping the happiness of the one person in the entire world whom you love best. You are adding to your life not only the affection of each other, but also the companionship and blessing of a deep trust as well. You are agreeing to share strength, responsibilities and love.... Marriage is not only a commitment of two lovers; it's also an agreement of two friends. Allow each other to be an individual, and to respect each other's wishes, as well as one another's dreams.
4: This is the time you have chosen to become husband and wife. We are here not only to witness your commitment to each other, but also to wish you both every happiness in your future lives together. Within it's framework of commitment and loyalty marriage enables the establishment of a home, where through trust, patience and respect, the love and affection which you have for each other may develop into a deep and lasting relationship. We, who are witnessing your marriage, hope that despite the stresses inevitable in any life, your love and respect for each other, your trust and understanding of each other, will increase your contentment and heighten your joy in living.
5: Teresa, will you take Kevin to be your husband, to live together according to the best ethical principles? Will you love and comfort him in pain and in sorrow? Will you share joy with him when he is happy and respect his dignity as a man from this day forward, forsaking all others? | Kevin, will you take Teresa to be your wife, to live together according to the best ethical principles? Will you love her and comfort her in pain and in sorrow? Will you share joy with her when she is happy and respect her dignity as a woman from this day forward, forsaking all others?
6: The exchanging of vows is a commitment to make a life together and share the uncertainties of the future, knowing that your love for one another remains constant through it all. These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you, cherish you, and comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will help you hold your family as one. These too are the hands, even as they grow older and more frail, will still be reaching for yours.
9: I Kevin, choose you Teresa, to be my wife, my constant friend, my faithful partner, and my love from this day forward. I offer you my solemn vow, to love you unconditionally, to respect you and support you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to honor you and cherish you, for as long as we both shall live. I Teresa, choose you Kevin, to be my husband, my constant friend, my faithful partner, and my love from this day forward. I offer you my solemn vow, to love you unconditionally, to respect you and support you, to laugh with you and cry with you, and to honor you and cherish you, for as long as we both shall live.
10: From the earliest of times, the circle has been a circle of completeness, a symbol of love. An unbroken and never~ending circle, symbolizes a commitment of love that is also everlasting. As you wear your rings through time, they will reflect not only who you are, but also the glorious union that you are now creating. And as either of you look at this symbol, let it remind you of the commitment to love each other, which you have made on this day.
11: I Kevin, give to you this ring... as a symbol of my love... that is glorious... and beautiful... and endless. With this ring, I thee wed. | I Teresa, give to you this ring... as a symbol of my love... that is glorious... and beautiful... and endless. With this ring, I thee wed.
12: May you always remain lovers and friends. May your lives together be full of kindness, thoughtfulness and understanding | And may the years bring you joy, contentment and piece of mind.
13: In as much as you have consented together in marriage, with the stating of vows and the exchanging of rings, by the virtue of the authority vested in me, by the state of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife.