PROCESSION PRESENTATION OF FLOWER LEIS It is a tradition in Hawaii to greet those special to us with flower leis signifying our open hearts and aloha for one another. [Groom name] and [Bride name] would like to show their appreciation to _________ by presenting them with lies. OPENING DEARLY BELOVED, WE ARE GATHERED HERE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD TO JOIN THIS MAN AND WOMAN IN HOLY MATRIMONY. MARRIAGE IS AN INSTITUTION THAT WAS FIRST ORDAINED BY GOD TO BE HOLY IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. IT WAS ALSO CONFIRMED IN CANA OF GALILEE BY THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD JESUS HIMSELF WHEN HE PERFORMED HIS FIRST MIRACLE AT A WEDDING CEREMONY. AND SO IT IS A SIGN FOR THE TWO OF YOU THAT GOD IS BLESSING YOUR MARRIAGE HERE TODAY. I want to thank our guests here today. You have given something of yourself to _________ relationship. Your love, guidance and support will be forever appreciated. I would like to speak about "ohana." Ohana is the Hawaiian word for extended family. Not all of your ohana is here today, but our thoughts are with them today. Invocation We all live in the hope of loving and being loved, and any sign of the blossoming of love is a true inspiration. Therefore, we give thanks to God for the sweet happiness of______ & _________. The 1st Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13, verse 4~7 Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it does not boast it is not proud. It is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick tempered, it does not brood over injury. It does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Please face each other and hold hands, so that you may feel the gift that you are to one another. "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 along side yours as together you will build your future." "These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you throughout the years, and with the slightest touch comfort you like no other." "These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief wracks 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 are the hands that will give you strength when you need it." "And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch. Marriage Vows I ______, in faith, honesty and love, take you, ______, to be my wedded wife/husband, to share with you God's plan for our lives together united in Christ. And with God's help, to strengthen and guide me I will be a strong spiritual leader for us in our life, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part. I give you all that I have myself and my love. In the Name of Jesus Christ. Now a reading form the Bible Love is ... patient, Love is kind, not jealous or boastful, nor arrogant or rude, does not insist on its own way, not irritable or resentful. Love is ...does not rejoice at the wrong but rejoices in the right. Love is ...bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things & endures all things and Love never ends Ring Exchange Throughout the world rings are a sign of eternity, for as circles they have no beginning and no ending. Now may the Living God bless these, your rings, that they will always be to you a sign of the promises and love which you share as husband and wife. Amen With this ring, I seal my vow of love to you, ______and pray I may fulfill God's place in our home, in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. PRAYER Let us pray. OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE THY NAME. THY KINGDOM COME. THY WILL BE DONE. ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD. AND FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES, AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US. AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL. FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY FOREVER. AMEN Pronouncement Having pledged your faith in, and love to each other, and having sealed your solemn marital vows by giving and receiving the rings, acting in the authority vested in me by the laws of this state, and looking to heaven for divine sanction, I pronounce you husband and wife in the presence of God and these assembled witnesses. What God has joined together, let not man put asunder. And now may the God of peace prosper and bless your new relationship, and may the grace of Jesus Christ abound unto you now and forevermore. You may kiss the Bride.