​Simple Ceremony
​Our Simple Ceremony is frequently used with couples
for Elopement and Beach Weddings.
This ceremony can be customized by adding your own vows,
a Sand Ceremony or a Unity Candle Ceremony.
It is designed to be simple and elegant.
​Please do not copy. All Rights Reserved by Bergeron Ministry/Weddings by Gary.   Jan 2017



​Welcome Statement

​Rev. Gary: I would like to join Joe and Sue in welcoming you today as we celebrate the union of their lives together.

​Exchange of Vows

​Rev. Gary: At this time, before proceeding with the ceremony, I would invite the couple to
share their vows. Sue, would you please deliver yours first?
​Sue: Today I take you as my husband. I love you now as I have always loved you, and as I always will
love you.
​Rev. Gary: And now Joe, would you deliver your vows?
​Joe: Today I take you as my wife. I love you now as I have always loved you, and as I always will love
you.

Declaration of Intent ​

​Rev. Gary: Sue and Joe please join hands.
Sue, do you take Joe as your cherished husband, in front of these witnesses, and promise to stay
by him side through sickness and health, joy and sorrow, so long as you both shall live?
​Sue: I do.
​Rev. Gary: Joe, will you take Sue as your cherished wife, in front of these witnesses, and promise to
stay by her side through sickness and health, joy and sorrow, so long as you both shall live?
​Joe: I do.

​Exchange of Rings

​Rev. Gary: The wedding rings perfectly symbolize the never-ending love you two have for each
other. By exchanging these rings, you solidify a lifelong commitment to one another. The rings
serve as a welcome and constant reminder of the bond you've formed with your partner.

Please repeat after me:
I, Sue, give you, Joe this ring as a symbol of my enduring love. Just as the circle of the ring
completes itself, so you complete me.
I, Joe, give you, Sue this ring as a symbol of my enduring love. Just as the circle of the ring
completes itself, so you complete me.

​Pronouncement

​Rev. Gary: Sue and Joe, by the power vested in me by the Universal Life Church and the state of
Florida, I am pleased to pronounce you wife and husband, sealed together today both in law and in
love .

​Kiss

​Rev. Gary: Joe, you may kiss the bride
Ceremony Examples: 

Traditional 
​Ceremony  

Civil
Ceremony
(No mention
of God or Religion))   
 
Simple
​Ceremony (Perfect for
Beach Weddings)

Modern
​Ceremony (perfect for adding a
Unity or Sand Ceremony)

Vow Renewal Ceremony
​​Celebrate your marriage by reaffirming your vows