Welcome. We gather here on God's beautiful beach to celebrate the joyful union of this man, (Groom) and this woman, (Bride) in Holy Matrimony.
(This ceremony can be modified to fit the couple and parents as desired.)
"Like good wine, a great love will deepen and mature with age."
BRIDE and GROOM have chosen, as a couple, to perform a Love Letter and Wine Box ceremony. The box will contain a bottle of wine, two glasses and a love letter from each to the other. The letters describe the good qualities they find in one another, the reasons they fell in love, and their reasons for choosing to marry. The letters are sealed in individual envelopes and they have not seen what the other has written.
(Optional) BRIDE and GROOM have also asked their parents to compose notes as well, containing their thoughts and their most important piece of advice to the couple as they journey through life together. These notes will now be sealed in this box to be opened and shared together with a bottle of wine on a future anniversary celebration.
It is at this time I would ask the parents to come forward and place their notes inside this box. These messages from their parents will be shared by BRIDE and GROOM on their 1st anniversary.
And I now ask that BRIDE and GROOM place their notes to each other with a bottle of wine they have selected to share on the 5th anniversary celebration. On that joyous day (wedding date and year) they will get to reflect on the events and emotions they shared on this wonderful day. They can also reminisce about all of the wonderful memories they will have made over the last five years and dream of all of those yet to come.
BRIDE and GROOM, you may now seal the box.