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Wedding Ceremonies - Gothic Wedding Ceremony

Celebrant:

Welcome one and all, and witness <name> and <name> as they pledge their dedication to walk the night together.

From the night we come, to the night we go,
Cursed or blessed to walk the Moonlight alone.
Sometimes another soul walks our path,
Then two become one, in love everlasting.
Come forward, Chylder of the Blood,
And welcome this couple to your brood,
Within each other, these two are found,
Bear witness as their souls are bound.

The Celebrant binds the couple's left wrists together with a red cloth. The binding takes place over a goblet of red wine.

Stand now as ye will stand forever,
Like this crimson cloth your hearts are tethered,
This goblet's wine is your blood of devotion,
So sup from this dedication potion.

The couple takes turns drinking from the goblet with their right hands.

<bride name> repeat these vows:
I will stand by your side, hunt at your back, and fly within your Soul.
I will stand between you and all which would harm you.
I will shield you from the Light of Day with my flesh.
I will never betray you, for you are my Heart, my Soul and my Life.

<groom name> repeat these vows:
I will stand by your side, hunt at your back, and fly within your Soul.
I will stand between you and all which would harm you.
I will shield you from the Light of Day with my flesh.
I will never betray you, for you are my Heart, my Soul and my Life.

Celebrant takes the goblet and pours the last drop upon the Altar.

Above you are the stars, below you are the stones. As time passes, remember, like the star should your love burn brightly, like the stone should your love be firm. Be close, yet not so close that you restrict one another. Possess one another, yet grant each other the freedom to grow. Be understanding and compassionate, and have patience with each other, for storms may come, but they will quickly pass. Be free in giving affection and warmth. Fear not, lest the ways or words of the unenlightened give you unease. For the Lady and Lord are with you, now, and always.

As both your arms and the cloth form the symbol of eternity, may your love endure through this life and all others. As the Gods and the old ones are witness with those of us present now, I proclaim them Husband and Wife, and thus are they Bonded in Blood. The two are now one.

I present to The Blood <insert names> Forever Bound, Eternally Free! You are husband and wife for eternity. You may now kiss.

Please note that Celebrant legal authorization and mention of husband and wife in the vows must be included to legally marry a couple. Without the authorization and mention of husband and wife, this ceremony may be used as a good commitment ceremony.

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Cherish Ceremonies
Phone: 07 3807 3025
www.cherishceremonies.com

This article has been reproduced on Wedding Central Australia with permission. © Cherish Ceremonies 2004. All Rights Reserved.

 

 


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