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Rose Exchange


The couple's Two Rose ceremony adds contemporary twist to your celebration, making it all the more memorable for both you and your guests. In the old language of flowers, a single red rose always meant “I love you”. A simple exchange of a single rose between the bride and groom represents the giving of a gift of unconditional love… not just on the wedding day, but throughout your marriage!


Symbol of Love Rose Ceremony

GROOM and BRIDE, your gift to each other for your wedding today has been your wedding rings, which shall always be an outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect and your commitment to each other.


You now have what remains the most honorable title, which may exist between a man and a woman… the title of “husband and wife.” For your first gift as husband and wife, that gift will be a single rose.


In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a single rose always meant only one thing… it meant the words “I love you. “So it is appropriate that for your first gift – as husband and wife – that gift would be a single rose.

Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife. BRIDE and GROOM exchange roses.


In some ways it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one small rose, and now you are holding one small rose. But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts in life – one I hope you always remember – the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.


BRIDE and GROOM, I would ask that where ever you make your home in the future, that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as a recommitment to your marriage, and a recommitment that this will be a marriage based upon love.


BRIDE and GROOM, if there is anything most significant for you to remember of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today, it is only love which can make it a glorious union, and it is by love, which your marriage shall endure.

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