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Catherine & Sarah's Wedding Ceremony
High Park - at the Labyrinth




The ceremony will begin by each person smudging one other person.

Michelle:

The journey of life and the path of love are as sure as the earth beneath our feet and the beating of our own hearts. Sometimes it is steep and difficult; sometimes we can be blind to its twists and turns. However, when we open ourselves to our world, often we can find friendship and companionship with those who choose similar paths to our own. And so today, I invite you to join me in walking this labyrinth in honour of our paths converging at this time and place and the marriage of Catherine and Sarah.

Debbie plays flute and Catherine leads people in walking the labyrinth and Sarah is at the end of the group.

Once we get into the center of the labyrinth Michelle, Catherine and Sarah stand in the centre.

Michelle:

Catherine is it your will and desire to have Sarah as your life partner?

Catherine:

Yes

Michelle:

Will you love and respect her? Will you seek understanding and balance with her? Will you stand by her side through the journey of life?

Catherine:

Yes

Michelle:

Sarah is it your will and desire to have Catherine as your life partner?

Sarah:

Yes

Michelle:

Will you love and respect her? Will you seek understanding and balance with her? Will you stand by her side through the journey of life?

Sarah:

Yes

Vows:

Sarah's vow

Catherine, loving you has changed me. It has brought me to places I've never been before and for this I thank you. My heart is full of Love for you and my Love for you compels me to be the best that I can be for you, to you and because of you. Catherine, I, Sarah, daughter of Ann, daughter of Lawrence do solemnly swear to Love, Honour, Respect, Cherish and Support you throughout our life journey together, whether it be in sickness or health, sadness or joy, laughter or tears, whether we are rich or poor, wherever we are, for however long we both shall live.

Catherine's Vow

Today, a day of music and celebration, I pledge to share my life with you. I join my life to yours and not merely as your spouse, but as your friend, your lover and your confident. Where there has been cold, you have brought warmth; where my life was dark, you have brought light. Let me be the shoulder you lean on, the rock on which you rest, the companion of your life. With you, I will walk my path from this day forward. I give you all I am and all I am to become and let us always honor and respect each other. Whatever lies ahead, good or bad, we will face together.

Michelle:

May I have the rings please? Catherine please repeat after me. Sarah, accept this ring as a symbol of my vows to you. With all my heart and soul I love and honour you.

Michelle:

Sarah please repeat after me. Catherine, accept this ring as a symbol of my vows to you. With all my heart and soul I love and honour you.

Signing of the registrar

Michelle:

(holding Catherine and Sarah's hands together)

Mother earth and father sky
Bear witness
These two have bound themselves to each other
Hand to hand and heart to heart
Watch over them and guide their
Journey through life and through love
That they may find their lives together
Fulfilling and full of pleasure
Bless them that they may be safe and warm
And know that they are a sanctuary to one another
Teach them the wisdom of love through their years together
And help them to forever know the passion they feel in their hearts.

(turns them towards the east and holds their hands up)

Spirit keepers of the east
We ask that you bless and keep safe the union of Catherine and Sarah
Guide their words to be words of praise and mutual appreciation
Grant fresh breezes and warm thoughts on their journey together
With the greatest of love we thank you for these gifts.

(turns them towards the south and holds their hands up)

Spirit keepers of the south
We ask that you bless and keep safe the union of Catherine and Sarah
Guide their passion for life and for each other
Grant them warmth of hearth and home and the fulfilment of their desires
With the greatest of love we thank you for these gifts.

(turns them towards the west and holds their hands up)

Spirit keepers of the west
We ask that you bless and keep safe the union of Catherine and Sarah
Grant them the courage to love each other unconditionally
through all that life will send them
Guide their love to bring them to new levels of ecstasy
With the greatest of love we thank you for these gifts.

(turns them towards the north and holds their hands up)

Spirit keepers of the north
We ask that you bless and keep safe the union of Catherine and Sarah
Grant them stability and a good home
Give them the courage to be their true selves
and the wisdom to be thankful for the life that they share
With the greatest of love we thank you for these gifts.

(all three of us in the center)

it is my honour and my delight to be the first one to introduce Catherine and Sarah in life for life. Please greet them warmly.