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Hand Ceremony

 


Couple faces each other and hold hands

and Commissioner will read :

 

“These are the hands of your best friend that are

holding yours on your wedding day

as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever

These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years

and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children

These are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours

still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch

Our wish for you today is that both of you will use these hands to build a marriage where all your dreams come true.”

 

 

Hand Ceremony (with children):
Couple holds hands with their children and the Commissioner will read :

 

“These are the hands of your children that you are holding on your wedding day
These are the hands that will love and respect you all the days of your life
These are the hands that will fill your life with laughter and make you proud that you are their parents
These are the hands that will share in making your house a home filled with happiness
These are the hands that will often challenge you as they search for independence
but will always respect you as they grow into maturity
These are the hands that will reach to you for guidance
and will honour you by growing into respectful and caring adults
These are the hands that will learn to parent from you
These hands represent a family that has come together and will grow in love.”