Fiona Dacombe Sydney Marriage Celebrant

WEDDING VOWS

Wedding vows are made openly and publicly within the ceremony and are an important part of the ceremony.

You can chose to have traditional vows or write your own that are a deep reflection of the love and passion you feel for each other, remembering that these promises you make to one another will be carried into your future together.

Vows are very personal so it is important when choosing or writing your vows that they are meaningful to you both as a couple

There is no reason that both parties have to say the same thing and they may carry humour or the deepest sense of commitment and responsibility to one another.

They may be as long or as short as you wish; just make sure they are sincere and passionate and that they are treasured words shared with all your closest family and friends.

It is totally up to you and should reflect the very essence of you and your expectations you hold for your future together as life long partners.

Lastly, make sure they reflect what you feel is right for you not what you think everyone else wants you to say!

I have put together some examples for you to both enjoy and use if you wish.

ENJOY!!

My Best Friend.

To you my best friend,

I pledge my love and faithfulness.

I give all of myself to you in marriage.

These promises I make to you today, will last a life time.

I promise to encourage and inspire you in all your journeys

To laugh with you in joy and comfort you in sorrow.

I promise to be faithful and trustworthy in all that I do,

And to work by your side as we create a wonderful life together.

I promise to be by your side in good times

And stand closer when life seems hard.

I promise not to take it for granted when our love is simple,

And support and stand firm when our love seems complex.

I promise to cherish all that you are

And always hold you in the highest regard.

I am proud to be called your Husband

All through the days of our lives.

Fiona Dacombe


I Steven,

Take you Amanda,

To be my wife and in doing so,

I commit my life to you.

I embrace the sorrows and the joys,

The hardships and the triumphs,

And the experiences of our lives together.

I promise to give as well as receive,

To listen as well as speak,

And to both respond and to inspire,

I make this commitment in love.

In token and pledge of my constant faith and abiding love,

With this ring I thee wed.

Wife repeats if desired.

Reflection with Rings.

These rings are the symbols of the vows here taken.

They mark the beginning of a long journey together, filled with wonder, surprise, laughter, tears, celebrations, grief and joy.

May these rings reflect the warmth of the lives that flow through them today.

Two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle.

Wherever they go, may they always return to one another.

May they grow in understanding and compassion.

May the home that they establish be a place of peace, comfort and sanctuary.

As I invite Eve and James to make their marriage vows I remind everyone here that this is the heart of the ceremony. The vows they make before us are sincere and binding promises that are intended to keep them together for the rest of their lives.

James will you please repeat your vows to Eve

I James,

Wish to spend my life as your husband.

All that I am I give to you,

All that I have I wish to share with you,

Whatever the future holds,

I promise to love you and stand by you

As long as we both shall live.

Eve will you please repeat your vows to James

I Eve,

Wish to spend my life as your wife.

All that I am I give to you,

All that I have I wish to share with you,

Whatever the future holds,

I promise to love you and stand by you

As long as we both shall live.

TODAY VOWS.

Today, I marry my friend,

The one I have laughed with and cried with,

The one I have learned from and shared with,

The one I have chosen to support,

encourage and give myself to,

Through all the days given to us to share.

Today I Marry The One I Love.

TRADITIONAL.

Groom

I Mark,

affirm my love to you Sara,

as I invite you to share my life.

I promise always to respect your needs.

I will endeavour through kindness, unselfishness and trust,

to achieve the warm rich life we now look forward to.

To this end I call upon all present to witness,

that I take you Sara, to be my lawful wife,

To have and to hold,

From this day forward,

For better or for worse,

For richer or for poorer,

In sickness and in health,

While we both shall live.

Bride repeats.

I Christopher take you Belinda, as my wife,

I pledge to share my life openly with you,

To speak the truth to you in love,

I promise to honour and tenderly care for you,

To cherish and encourage your own fulfillment as an individual,

For the rest of my life.

I Belinda take you Christopher, as my husband,

I promise to share my life openly with you

And speak the truth to you in love,

I promise to honour and tenderly care for you,

To encourage your own fulfillment as an individual,

And to cherish you,

For the rest of our life together.

GROOM.

Sophia,

I love you with my whole heart and soul,

With my entire being,

I love your zest for life and the ways you encourage me

To extend myself beyond myself,

I relish the honour to share my life with you,

I ask you to take me as your husband,

To nurture and support you,

To rejoice with you and grieve with you,

To grow with you

And reap the harvest of your life.

BRIDE.

Robert,

I do take you as my husband,

With joy and gratitude.

I love you with my whole heart and soul,

With my entire being,

I love you for your calm and peaceful nature

You bring to my life,

For the way you encourage my self-confidence

And nurture my growth.

I relish the honour to share my life with you.

I ask you to take me as your wife,

To nurture and support you,

To rejoice and grieve with you,

To grow with you

And reap the harvest of your life.

Groom:

I take you as my wife,

With joy and gratitude.

VOWS

Andrew address’s the guests,

We emerge into the light of our love as we have found the reason to love again

In one another.

We rejoice in this love and welcome you to witness our vows in marriage.

CELEBRANT:

Do you Andrew, promise to love and honour Mary, as your life’s partner,

Being faithful and supportive all of your days?

Andrew: I do

CELEBRANT:

Do you pledge this love without reserve,

Through sickness and health,

Whether rich or poor,

Forsaking all others,

For as long as you both shall live?

Andrew: I do.

CELEBRANT: Please repeat after me,

With this ring,

I pledge myself to you.

Please wear it as the symbol of my love,

Bright as the sun,

Eternal as the seasons.

As I will wear this ring always,

To declare for all the world to see,

My love and dedication to you.

Mary repeats.

Today Martine,

I see you as if for the first time,

For as much as I know you so well, you are new to me.

Today,

You became my wife,

And I became your husband.

We start over,

At the same time that we continue something wonderful.

Today, I pledge myself to you as your life’s partner.

I promise to be faithful always,

To listen to your needs and to speak up for my own,

To feed the flame of our love

with my passion and truth and commitment.

My love and loyalty will endure,

No matter what,

For as long as we both shall live.

Martine repeats to Alan.

Seashore.

Celebrant:

As the tides ebb and flow, so too, do the fortunes of life. Footprints in the sand are washed away; driftwood moves on in its endless quest for a peaceful harbour. Only a deep and abiding love can withstand the tides of change in two lives. The love of this couple, Rory and Jodie,

Is enduring and profound. We gather here to witness this love and the vows they have make to each other.

Today we join ourselves together for life,

As friends and lovers,

Husband and wife.

As the surface of the sea is sometimes calm,

And often storm tossed,

So also, is a marriage.

I pledge to you, Rory,

That my love and my loyalty will weather the storms of life.

I will always seek your counsel

When I make life decisions,

And will respect your needs and concerns.

No matter what the course we set,

We will do it together.

Jodie repeats.

SIMPLE VOWS.

I want to be with you always just as you are.

I chose you above all others,

To share my life, with you, in marriage.

I love you for yourself and

want you to become all that you can be.

I promise to honour this pledge

As long as I live.

I Trent, take you Marnie,

To be my lawful wife.

I will try to be a loving husband.

I promise to respect you as an individual and

I intend to develop as a person in partnership

With you.

I want to love you through good fortune

and adversity,

For the rest of my life.

Marnie repeats.

Lawrence: I choose you Anna,

for who you are and who you may become.

To assist you in your tasks,

To be sensitive to your needs,

To give of myself to the fullest development of your life,

To be challenged by you,

to the fullest development of my own life,

To trust you in all ways and

To be faithful to you in all things.

I will love you and comfort you.

I will honour you and stand by you in sickness and in health,

In good times and in bad,

I will ennoble you always respecting your freedom to be who you are and to share in responsible service to the world of which we both remain a part.

Bride: I choose you (groom’s name), for who you are and who you may become.

To assist you in your tasks,

To be sensitive to your needs,

To give of myself to the fullest development of your life,

To be challenged by you to the fullest development of my own life,

To trust you in all ways and to be faithful to you in all things.

I will love you and comfort you.

I will honour you and keep you in sickness and in health,

In good times and in bad,

I will ennoble you always respecting your freedom to be who you are and to share in responsible service to the world of which we both remain a part.

Adam,

Will you have Rachael to be your wife

Will you pledge your life to her

in love and honour,

In duty, service and in all faith with tenderness,

To love and cherish her according to

the bond of Marriage.

Rachael repeats.

GROOM TO SAY:

I choose you, (Bride’s name),

for who you are and who you may become.

To assist you in your tasks,

to be sensitive in your needs,

to give of myself to the fullest development of your life,

to be challenged by you to the fullest development of my own life,

to trust you in all ways and to be faithful to you in all things.

I will love you and comfort you.

I will honour you and keep you in sickness and in health,

In good times and in bad.

I will ennoble you always respecting your freedom to be who you are and to share in responsible service to the world of which we both remain a part.

Bride repeats.

I Louise, am honoured to take you

Andrew as my husband,

To be your best friend,

Lover and companion,

To be a support in time of pain,

To share your victories and joys,

To love you for yourself and to help you,

Become all that you can be,

As long as we are able,

I will stand beside you,

This is my sincere promise.

——————-, I have chosen you as the one (woman/man) in all

The world that i wish to share my life with and rejoice that

You have chosen me.

I light this candle for all to witness my willingness to

Enter into wedlock with you.

Together the bride and groom light the center candle, and

The groom says:

Today we combine our individual light to create something

New and unique,

Something that is more than each of us alone.

The bride says

We place our burning candles on either side of this new

Light, to watch over it each with our own energy.

We are one, we are two, we are three unique forces at once.

VOWS TAKEN FROM THE TV SHOW THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Marcy:

Today our lives will be joined in perfect harmony,

The music which unites us comes not from our voices,

But from our hearts.

You have shown me time and again that, together,

We are strong enough to defeat anything that threatens to come between us

I promise now to always believe in the strength of our love

And our commitment to one another.

Thorne:

Here in front of everyone we love,

I give you everything that i am – my dreams and my fears,

My triumphs and my failures.

I trust you, marcy, and will always endeavour to be worthy of your trust in me.

If we face times of struggle and hardship,

You can depend on me

To support and protect you –

No matter what the cost

MANDY NEWMAN TAKES THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES FROM WEDDINGS OF COUPLES FROM THE BOOK.

MICHELLE AND DERECK.

DERECK:

MICHELLE,

YOU ARE GOD’S PRECIOUS GIFT TO ME,

MY SPRINGTIME, MY HOPE AND MY JOY.

YOU ARE EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD AND PURE AND TRUE

AND I WORSHIP YOU WITH MY MIND, BODY AND SOUL.

HOW BLESSED I AM TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT YOU ARE MINE,

TO BE ABLE TO LOVE AND CHERISH YOU,

FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS.

I VOW TO BE THERE FOR YOU ALWAYS,

WHEN YOU FALL I WILL CATCH YOU,

WHEN YOU CRY I WILL COMFORT YOU,

AND WHEN YOU LAUGH I WILL SHARE YOUR JOY.

EVERYTHING I AM AND EVERYTHING I HAVE IS YOURS

FROM THIS DAY FORTH AND FOR ETERNITY.

MICHELLE.

DERECK,

AS WE MEET HERE WITH OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

I PLEDGE MY LOVE TO YOU

AND INVITE YOU TO SHARE MY LIFE

AS I HOPE TO SHARE YOURS.

I PROMISE TO WALK BY YOUR SIDE AS YOUR BEST FRIEND

YOU’RE LOVER AND YOUR SOUL MATE.

I WILL SHARE YOUR LAUGHTER AND TEARS AND

PROMISE TO ALWAYS RESPECT YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL

AND TO BE CONSCIOUS OF YOUR NEEDS.

I PROMISE TO SUPPORT YOUR DREAMS AND TO BE THERE FOR YOU FOR ALL OF OUR LIVES.

SARA,

I BRING YOU THE GIFT OF LOVE,

A LOVE THAT ACCEPTS YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE,

A LOVE THAT TREASURES YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU WILL BECOME,

A LOVE THAT COMFORTS YOU WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH,

AND A LOVE THAT WILL BE BESIDE YOU ALWAYS, SETTING YOU FREE.

I PLEDGE BEFORE YOU,

WITH THIS LOVE,

TO OFFER MY HONESTY, MY SOUL, MY RESPECT AND

MY DEEP AND COMPLETE COMMITMENT TO YOU, MY BEST FRIEND.

THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN BE WHO YOU ARE TO ME,

WHO GIVES ME SO MUCH WARMTH, COUARGE AND SUPPORT,

WHO LISTENS LIKE YOU DO TO ME AND UNDERSTANDS ME,

AS WE GROW TOGETHER I WANT ALL THAT I CAN BE FOR YOU AND

MAY THE RICHNESS WE EXPERIENCE IN OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER

NEVER FALTER, FOR I GIVE YOU ALL MY LOVE.

MARK,

I BRING YOU THE GIFT OF PEACE,

A PEACE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ACCEPT YOUR PAST,

A PEACE THAT YOU WILL CARRY WITH YOU INTO YOUR FUTURE.

A PEACE THAT EASES PAST SUFFERINGS

AND ALLOWS YOU TO SET YOUR SPIRIT FREE.

WITH THIS PEACE MAY YOUR VISIONS BE REALISED

MAY YOUR DREAMS BECOME REAL,

AND MAY YOUR STRUGGLES AND YOUR LOSS OF LOVED ONES

WHO CANNOT BE REACHED IS CALMED.

MAY THIS PEACE GIVE YOU FREEDOM

AND ALLOW YOU TO RESPECT, TO NUTURE UNDERSTANDING

AS YOU LISTEN AND BE SENSITIE TO OUR CULTURAL HISTORIES.

WITH THIS PEACE, I LOOK FORWARD TO BUILDING AND

TO SHARING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER, AS ONE.

I GIVE YOU PEACE ALWAYS.

FIONA DACOMBE

SOUL MATES

BY JOCELYN FAUSETT

I take you to be my wife/husband. I come here today to join my life to yours, before our friends and family. In their presence, I pledge to be true to you, to respect you, and to grow with you through the years no matter what we may encounter together.

I take you to be my wife/husband. I invite you to share my life as my partner, my supporter, my friend and my lover. I promise always to respect your needs and accept you as you are. I promise to honour this pledge as long as I live.

Today I marry my soul mate. The one I have learned from and shared with, the one i have chosen to support and encourage. Our relationship has been built up on trust and honesty and I promise to share with you my heart and soul. I promise to always love, honour and respect you through this lifetime of adventure together.

I invite you to share my life as your partner, my supporter, my friend and lover. I will do everything I can to maintain our love. I will talk to you and listen to you. I will give to you and I will take from you. I love you for yourself and I want you to become all that you can be. Our love is very special and I will always love you, my friend.

Contemporary Marriage Vow

Groom:

We entered into each others lives and experienced love and happiness.

Today I am confirming my promise for all of my life to love and respect you, to be faithful and honest with you, to give you encouragement, strength and trust, to stand together in our times of joy and of sorrow.

I pray that our home will be one of love and understanding and patience … not to remain the same, but to grow better and stronger with the passing of time, and through the love we have for one another.

Our lives have become joined with the times we have shared, and will be more complete by the memories ahead, ready to be made.I am promising from this day forward that I will be your husband, to walk with you throughout all your tomorrows.

I love you.

Bride:

We entered into each others lives and experienced love and happiness.

Today I am confirming my promise for all of my life to love and respect you, to be faithful and honest with you, to give you encouragement, strength and trust, to stand together in our times of joy and of sorrow.

I pray that our home will be one of love and understanding and patience … not to remain the same, but to grow better and stronger with the passing of time, and through the love we have for one another.

Our lives have become joined with the times we have shared, and will be more complete by the memories ahead, ready to be made.I am promising from this day forward that I will be your wife, to walk with you throughout all your tomorrows.

I love you.

Short Marriage Vow

Groom:

(Bride) , I give myself to you 
to be your husband. 
I promise to love and sustain you 
in the covenant of marriage, 
from this day forward, 
in sickness and in health, 
in plenty and in want, 
in joy and in sorrow, 
as long as we both shall live.

Bride:

(Groom) , I give myself to you 
to be your wife. 
I promise to love and sustain you 
in the covenant of marriage, 
from this day forward, 
in sickness and in health, 
in plenty and in want, 
in joy and in sorrow, 
as long as we both shall live.

Spiritual Wedding Vow

Groom:

(Bride) , I want you to be my wife. 
I promise to give you the best of myself 
and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to respect 
you as your own person 
and to realize 
that your interests, needs and desires 
are no less important than my own. 
I promise to share with you 
my time and my attention, 
and to bring joy, strength and imagination 
to our relationship. 
I promise to keep myself open to you, 
to let you see through the windows of my world 
into my innermost fears and feelings, 
secrets and dreams. 
I promise to grow along with you, 
to be willing to face changes 
as we both change 
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting. 
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, 
with all I have to give, 
and all I feel inside, 
in the only way I know how … 
completely and forever.

Bride:

(Groom), I want you to be my husband. 
I promise to give you the best of myself 
and to ask of you no more than you can give. I promise to respect 
you as your own person and to 
realize that your interests, needs and desires 
are no less important than my own. 
I promise to share with you 
my time and my attention, 
and to bring joy, strength and imagination 
to our relationship. 
I promise to keep myself open to you, 
to let you see through the windows of my world 
into my innermost fears and feelings, 
secrets and dreams. 
I promise to grow along with you, 
to be willing to face changes 
as we both change 
in order to keep our relationship alive and exciting. 
I promise to love you in good times and in bad, 
with all I have to give, 
and all I feel inside, 
in the only way I know how … 
completely and forever.

I do

I do…

Want to laugh with you,

Learn with you,

Grow with you. I do…

Want to be with you All my life through,

For I love you with all of my heart,

And today I’m so happy to tell you…

I do

I PROMISE.

By Dorothy Colgan

I promise to give you the best of myself

And to ask of you no more than you can give

I promise to respect you as your own person

And to realise that your interests, desires and needs

Are no less important than my own

I promise to share with you my time and my attention

And to bring joy, strength and imagination to our relationship.

I promise to keep myself open with you,

To let you see through the window of my world

Into my innermost fears and feelings, secrets and dreams.

I promise to grow along with you,

To be willing to face changes

In order to keep our relationship alive and exciting

I promise to love you in good times and bad,

With all i have to give

And to feel inside in the only way i know how

Completely and forever.

Sydney Marriage Celebrant

Testmonials

Your support, guidance and never ending energy was amazing, thank you for being a part of our special wedding day.
Love, Lou and Andrew

As our Sydney marriage celebrant you made our day so special and we will remember it forever because of you. Thank you, thank you!
Love Chris and Belinda

Our wedding was fabulous because of you!
Belinda and Rob

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