Updated: Aug 3, 2022
Eric + Klara
“The Promise of all my Tomorrow’s”
July 3, 2022
Location: Sunset Park, Key Colony Beach, Florida
We are gathered here today before God, friends and family, to witness the matrimony of Eric and Klara. We thank the Lord for all the blessings that have brought us here today.
Eric and Klara, have brought us here today for an occasion of great joy and a cause for great celebration. Having found each other, they have built the kind of relationship that will serve as the foundation, for their marriage. They appreciate each one of you and have chosen you to be here with them to witness their wedding vows as they join as husband and wife.
Eric and Klara, this is not the beginning of a new relationship but an acknowledgment of the next chapter of your lives together. Today, you both will affirm this bond. Marriage is a bold step into an unknown future. It is risking who we are for the sake of who we can be. In marriage, two lives are intimately shared; and the blending of the two must not diminish either one but rather, it should enhance the individuality of each partner.
Eric and Klara, please join both hands and face each other.
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens. A good marriage must be created.
It is where the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say I love you at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together to face the world and showing up for one another.
It is doing things for each other, in the spirit of joy, not sacrifice.
It is speaking words of appreciation.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience and understanding.
It is allowing each other to grow.
It is establishing a relationship in which independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.
I’d like to read from Proverbs 31; from the last chapter of the old testament. It is a reminder of what it means to love.
Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies. Her husband can trust her, and she will greatly enrich his life. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household.
A successful marriage is not something that just happens. It takes work, it takes patience, and it takes time. It takes a commitment from both of you a commitment to do whatever it takes, to make your relationship strong.
Eric, will you take Klara, to be your lawfully wedded wife and travel the rest of life’s road with her? Will you love her, laugh with her, comfort her, honor and protect her, and forsaking all others, be faithful to her, as long as you both shall live? (Love you I will)
Klara, will you take Eric, to be your lawfully wedded Husband and travel the rest of life’s road with him? Will you love him, laugh with him, comfort him, honor and protect him, and forsaking all others, be faithful to him as long as you both shall live? (Love you I will)
Statement of Intent
Eric and Klara, Words are what binds us in all areas of our lives. Words are an extremely powerful tool, we use them to uplift our energy, to motivate and inspire us. The vows you two are about to make, are intimate, meaningful and they demonstrate the genuine love you have for one another.
Eric, do you take, Klara the women’s hand in which you hold, to be your wedded wife, to live together in matrimony, to love her, protect her, to comfort and honor her, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to have and to hold, from this day forward, as long as you both shall live? (Groom says I do here)
Klara, do you take Eric, the man’s hand in which you hold, to be your wedded husband, to live together in matrimony, to love him, protect him, to comfort and honor him, in sickness and in health, in sorrow and in joy, to have and to hold, from this day forward, as long as you both shall live? (Bride, says I do here)
Eric and Klara, you have chosen to exchange rings as a symbol of your unending love. The shape of these rings has no beginning and no end. The wearing of these rings is a reminder of these promises and vows you made today.
Eric, please place Klara’s, ring on her finger and repeat after me.
Klara, with this ring, I marry you and bind my life to yours, it is a symbol of my eternal love, my everlasting friendship, and the promise of all my tomorrows.
Klara, please place Eric’s ring on his finger and repeat after me.
Eric, with this ring, I marry you and bind my life to yours, it is a symbol of my eternal love, my everlasting friendship, and the promise of all my tomorrows.
Eric and Klara, you have just now, sealed your relationship by the giving and receiving of rings, a pledge between two people who agree they will commit themselves to one another throughout the rest their lives.
Please bow your heads and join me in our closing prayer.
Lord, we thank you for gathering us here today. We ask that you help Klara and Eric to grow in the love that they share. To work that love into practical things, so that nothing can divide them. May their love always inspire them to be kind in their words, considerate of the other’s feelings, and concerned for the other’s needs and wishes. Increase their faith and trust in You oh Lord. Bless their marriage here on earth and for all eternity. Amen.
Declaration of Marriage
As a wedding officiant, I believe love is the most powerful source in the universe.
May your marriage bring you all the excitement a marriage should bring, and may life grant you patience, tolerance and understanding. My hope is that you continue to work your love into practical things, so that nothing will divide you.
May your love inspire you to be kind in your words, considerate of the other’s feelings, and concerned for the other’s needs and wishes. May your love be never ending, like the sand to the shore and the waves to the ocean.
Eric and Klara, by the authority vested in me by the beautiful State of Florida, I now pronounce you husband and wife. Eric, you may kiss your bride! (The crowd goes wild!)
I introduce to you, for the very first time Mr. and Mrs. Rodriguez!
Ceremony written and officiated by Aimee Matz, Ceremonies by the Sea.
Thank for your support and always remember, "Live What You Love" on purpose and with a purpose!