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 candle you are about to light is a candle of Marriage. Its fire is magical because it represents the light of two people in love. This candle before you is also a candle of Commitment because it takes two people working together to keep it aflame. It is also a candle of Unity because both must come together, giving a spark of themselves to create the new light. As you light this candle today, may the brightness of the flame shine throughout your lives. May it give you courage and reassurance in darkness, warmth and safety in the cold, and strength and joy in your bodies, minds, and spirits. May your union be forever blessed.
Please note this ceremony cannot be done on a beach.