THE OPENING PRAYER TO OUR LOVING CREATOR: OUR Father, Who art 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 and ever. Amen. "If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong, a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and with full knowledge comprehend all mysteries; if I have faith enough to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind, love is not jealous, it does not put on airs, it is not snobbish, love is never rude, it is not self seeking, it is not prone to anger, neither does it brood over injuries, love does not rejoice in what is wrong, but rejoices with the truth. There is no limit to loves forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure, love never fails." Love never Fails and now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love WE SAY MAHALO FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS GIVEN. WE ACKNOWLEDGE YOU FOR BRINGING THEIR TWO HEARTS TOGETHER AND UNITING THEM AS ONE. WE ASK THAT YOU GUIDE THEM THROUGH ALL THAT LIFE BRINGS, WITH PEACE AND JOY. WE ARE ASKING FOR THE GREATEST BLESSING OF ALL, A LOVE THAT IS DEEP, RICH AND TRUE. WE SAY MAHALO FOR ALL THESE BLESSINGS AND THE MANY MORE THAT ARE TO COME. MICHAEL AND PAM, THE WEAVE OF YOUR MARRIAGE TAPESTRY HAS GOLDEN THREADS OF LOVE, HOPE, AND COMMITMENT. THE PROMISE IS TO EACH OTHER, TO BE PARTNERS THROUGH LIVE, EACH ONE HELPING THE OTHER TO BE STRONGER, WISER, TO BE THE BEST OF FRIENDS, TO FEEL FULFILLED AS INDIVIDUALS AND UNITED AS A LOVING, NURTURING FAMILY. . CONSIDER THE MIRACLE OF THIS MOMENT, THE MILLIONS OF CHOICES WHICH GUIDED YOU TO HERE TO BE JOINED AS HUSBAND AND WIFE. TODAY, FOR ALL TO SEE, YOU ARE PERFORMING THE UTMOST ACT OF FAITH AND LOVE, COMMITTING TO EACH OTHER, TOTALLY. Love is patient, Love is kind {Michael} It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. {Pam} It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, {Michael} It keeps no record of wrongs. {Pam} Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. {Michael} It always protects always trusts, always hopes, always preserves {Pam} MICHAEL AND PAM, ARE YOU READY TO BE JOINED IN HOLY MATRIMONY AS HUSBAND AND WIFE? RESPONSES: ³YES, I AM.² MICHAEL, DO YOU TAKE PAM AS YOUR WEDDED WIFE, TO BE HER HUSBAND, PARTNER AND BEST FRIEND, TO LOVE, HONOR AND CHERISH HER IN ALL YOUR DAYS TOGETHER? RESPONSE: ³YES, I DO.² PAM, DO YOU TAKE MICHAEL TO BE YOUR WEDDED HUSBAND, TO BE HIS WIFE, PARTNER AND BEST FRIEND, TO LOVE, HONOR AND CHERISH HIM? RESPONSE: ³YES, I DO.²

 

 

I take you as my lawful wedded wife/husband; to have and to hold from this day forward; for better or worse; richer or poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish, as long as we both shall live."

 

EXCHANGING RINGS: THESE CIRCLES OF PRECIOUS METAL ARE SYMBOLS OF YOUR LOVE, WITHOUT BEGINNING OR END. THEY ARE SYMBOLS OF ETERNITY. THEY ARE MATERIAL TOKENS WHICH REPRESENT YOUR SPIRITUAL UNION. YOU WILL WEAR THEM FROM THIS DAY FORWARD AS SYMBOLS OF YOUR LOVE AND DEVOTION OFFERED TO EACH OTHER, MUTUALLY PLEDGED. MICHAEL, PLACE THE RING ON YOUR BRIDE¹S HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME: ³WITH LOVE IN MY HEART AND FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU PAM, AS MY WIFE. I PLEDGE TO SHARE MY LIFE OPENLY WITH YOU, TO SPEAK THE TRUTH TO YOU, TO RESPECT, HONOR AND TENDERLY CARE FOR YOU. IT IS MY HEART¹S DESIRE TO LIVE WITH YOU THROUGH ALL THE CHANGES OF OUR LIVES. I LOVE YOU AND WANT YOU, AS MY WIFE, ALWAYS.² PAM, PLACE THE RING ON YOUR GROOM¹S HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME: ³WITH LOVE IN MY HEART AND FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE, I HAVE CHOSEN YOU MICHAEL, AS MY HUSBAND. I PLEDGE TO SHARE MY LIFE OPENLY WITH YOU, TO SPEAK THE TRUTH TO YOU, TO RESPECT, HONOR AND TENDERLY CARE FOR YOU. IT IS MY HEART¹S DESIRE TO LIVE WITH YOU THROUGH ALL THE CHANGES OF OUR LIVES. I LOVE YOU AND WANT YOU, AS MY HUSBAND, ALWAYS.² YOU HAVE COME TOGETHER FOR THIS HOLY AND JOYFUL CELEBRATION, TO EXCHANGE YOUR VOWS AND THESE RINGS BEFORE GOD AND THESE WITNESSES. BECAUSE YOU HAVE PLANNED YOUR MARRIAGE AND YOUR HOME IN THE PUREST FAITH, YOU COME TO THIS MOMENT WITH ALL HONOR AND INTEGRITY. THEREFORE, BY THE AUTHORITY OF OUR LOVING CREATOR AND THE STATE OF HAWAII, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU PARTNER IN LIFE, HUSBAND AND WIFE. YOU MAY NOW KISS YOUR TRUE LOVE. IT IS MY HONOR AND PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU AND TO OUR WORLD...