Closing Words

We offer below some examples, used in previous ceremonies, of wording our celebrant can use as a blessing at the end of the ceremony. Please use these as inspiration, and possibly a guide to help you devise your own ceremony with our celebrant.

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May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your home,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And the light of friendship guide your paths together,
And until we meet again,
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May green be the grass you walk on.
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.
And when eternity (can use God here) beckons, at the end of a life heaped high with love,
May you know the hand of a friend was always near.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love find a dwelling place in your hearts

May all that you are, always be in love. May all that is love, always be in you. May your love be as beautiful on each day you share as it is on this day of celebration, and may each day you share be as precious to you as the day you first fell in love. May you always see and encourage the best in each other. May the challenges life brings your way make your marriage even stronger. And may you always be each other’s best friend and greatest love.

May God bless you with hope enough to keep sunshine in your love, and fear enough to keep you holding hands in the dark; unity enough to keep your roots entwined, and separation enough to keep you reaching for each other; harmony enough to keep romance in your song, and discord enough to keep you tuning your love so it becomes sweet music to all who may hear it.

The vows you have just taken pledging love, mean far more then words can ever mean.

May their gentle spirit in you move.
May your years fulfil the beauty of the feelings whose expression we’ve just seen, and the vows you have just taken pledging love.
And may you always put these vows above the things that make life smaller and more mean.

May their gentle spirit in you move.
May your children know the power of these words to shape a world that’s sane and clean, these vows you have just taken, pledging love.
And if someday there is a need to prove the strength of will from these words you glean.

May their gentle spirit in you move.
Let no fear or pain your love remove, nor shallow, selfish hope your true love screen.
Let the vows you’ve taken, pledging love, in their awesome grace within you move.

Today you join your lives together and begin a new family. The circle and substance of family is not by blood alone but by love, respect and commitment. Indeed, the circle of family made by choice can be as strong as that of blood. As Andrea and Mark have made promises to each other they also enter into a covenant with Thomas. (Ask Thomas to step forward and speak to him.)

Not only are Mum and Mark creating a marriage, but they are also forming a family with you Thomas. Just as it is appropriate for Mum and Mark to declare their love for each other in the exchange of rings they also wish to let you know how important you are to them and what a major part in their new lives you are.

Thank you so much for performing our wedding ceremony for us so beautifully… Your patience and kindness helped make our day very special.

Phil and Marnie