Your Wedding Ceremony

Knowing what your San Diego wedding officiant will say helps to ease those wedding day jitters! We provide a fresh approach to getting married in San Diego and offer couples a unique opportunity
to choose their wedding ceremony and vows from our custom ceremony & vows library.
We have included two of our most popular wedding ceremonies below.

Sunset Wedding Ceremony
 
Greeting / Welcoming Words

GROOM and BRIDE, you have come here to this beautiful place to make a commitment to one another. A commitment of love and friendship, and a commitment to share your life together as husband and wife.

 

Today, the vows you will take are beautiful words representing even more beautiful intentions. But you will find that as you live these vows over the years, investing your time and your love and your commitment to one another, the happy times of your life will be twice as joyous, because there will be someone to share those joys with.

 

Marriage is an expression of love and respect between two people, and trust and faith in the future. But the union of husband and wife is also an alliance against the challenges and difficulties of life… a promise that when life gets tough, it will only be half as bad, because there will be someone by your side to help carry the burden. And when life grants you happiness, it will be more joyous because you have someone to share it with.

 

Blessing of the Sea

BRIDE and GROOM, as we stand by the ocean, may your love always be as constant and unchanging as these never-ending waves that break before us, flowing endlessly from the depths of the sea. Your love came softly upon each other’s hearts, just as the sea foam lies softly before us, and just as there will never be a morning without the ocean’s flow, may there never be a day without your love for each other.

 

As the tides ebb and flow so to, do the fortunes of life. Footprints in the sand are washed away, driftwood moves on its endless quest for a peaceful harbor. Only a deep and abiding love can withstand the tides of change in two lives.

 

Pledge yourselves to each other this day, and promise to be as faithful and dependable as the tide. Just as these waters nourish the earth and sustain life, may your constant love nourish and sustain each other until the end of time.

 

The Charge / Question of Intention

GROOM and BRIDE, you stand before me having requested that I join you in marriage. Do you both do this of your own free will? (We do)

 

Wedding Vows

The vows you will now take are a solemn pledge of love and affirm your love for one another as you join in marriage. Please face each other and join hands.

 

GROOM/BRIDE, if it is your wish to be the husband/wife of BRIDE/GROOM, then please repeat after me:

 

I, GROOM/BRIDE, take you, BRIDE/GROOM, to be my wife/husband. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, In sickness and in health, to love and to cherish. With my earnest and complete devotion, I give you my love.

 

BRIDE and GROOM, may your love be based on freedom. For though your hands touch, it is your hearts that hold. Love is not a wall; it is a bridge. Love does not confine; it sets you free. It leads, as a pathway, winding, to places unknown and mysterious. With love to light the way, you can meet any challenge together.

 

Exchange of Wedding Rings

GROOM and BRIDE, you have shared promises here in my presence. Do you have a token or symbol which you wish to exchange? (We do)

 

Your rings are precious because you wear them with love. They symbolize your commitment in marriage. They remind you of who you are, where you’ve been and where you are going. As you wear them through time, they will reflect not only who you are as individuals, but also who you are as a couple.

 

GROOM/BRIDE, please give your ring to BRIDE/GROOM and repeat these words:

 

GROOM/BRIDE, this ring I give you
Is a symbol of my love
I pledge to share with you my heart,
My life and my love, from this day forward.

 

Pronouncement as Husband and Wife

GROOM and BRIDE, you have expressed your commitment to one another, and exchanged rings so that you never forget where you have been and where you are going. By these acts you have become husband and wife.

 

According to the laws of the state of California andt he authority vested in me, I hereby pronounce that you are husband and wife.

 

You may seal your promise with a kiss.

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my great honor and pleasure to present to you for the first time as a married couple, GROOM and BRIDE, husband and wife!

 

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Traditional Wedding Ceremony
 
Declaration of Consent

Who brings this woman to join with this man in marriage?

 

Greeting / Welcoming Words

On behalf of GROOM and BRIDE, I would like to welcome you here on this special day. This is a day of celebration, and GROOM and BRIDE are so happy to be able to share their most special day with their friends of family.

 

You have come here today, GROOM and BRIDE, because you believe that by being together your lives will be better and more productive than they would be apart.

 

As you travel through your life together, always remember that…

 

A good marriage must be created.
In marriage 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 standing together and facing the world.
It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person…
it is being the right partner.

 

The Charge / Question of Intention

BRIDE and GROOM, marriage is one of the most precious occasions in life when we are presented with a profound opportunity to enter the timeless dimension of love. It emphasizes and reminds us that our lives have meaning and purpose beyond the day-to-day affairs of worldly life and that Love is the strongest bond, the greatest joy and the sweetest nourishment we can ever experience.

 

Believing that you understand something of the reason for marriage as it has been revealed to you, are you ready now to confirm your commitment to each other in marriage? (Yes)

 

Before you express your words of love and commitment to each other, I will ask each of you your intent.

 

GROOM, do you take BRIDE to be your lawfully wedded wife; to have and to hold from this day forward, for richer for poorer, in prosperity or adversity, to love and to cherish, so long as you both may live? (I do)

 

BRIDE, do you take GROOM to be your lawfully wedded husband; to have and to hold from this day forward, for richer for poorer, in prosperity or adversity, to love and to cherish, so long as you both may live? (I do)

 

Wedding Vows

As an expression that your hearts are joined together in love, please face each other and join your hands.

 

GROOM/BRIDE, if it is your wish to become the husband/wife of BRIDE/GROOM, then repeat after me:

 

I, GROOM/BRIDE, take you, BRIDE/GROOM, to be my wife/husband. To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish. With my earnest and complete devotion, I give you my love.

 

Exchange of Wedding Rings

The wedding ring is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two loyal hearts in endless love. It is a seal of the vows that GROOM and BRIDE have made to one another today.

 

GROOM/BRIDE, place the ring on BRIDE/GROOM left hand and repeat after me:

 

BRIDE/GROOM, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love.
With this ring, I thee wed.

 

Benediction / Closing Blessing

BRIDE and GROOM, remember to treat both yourself and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. To make your relationship work will take love. This is the core of your marriage and why you are here today. It will take trust, to know, that in your hearts, you truly want what is best for each other. It will take dedication, to stay open to one another—and to learn and grow together. It will take faith, to go forward together, without knowing exactly what the future brings. And it will take commitment, to hold true to the journey you both have pledged to today.

 

Pronouncement as Husband and Wife

BRIDE and GROOM… In as much as you have each pledged to each other your lifelong commitment, love and devotion, by the authority vested in me by the State of California, I am delighted to now pronounce you husband and wife. GROOM, you may kiss your Bride!

 

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my great honor and pleasure to present to you for the first time as a married couple, GROOM and BRIDE, husband and wife!

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