Performing a wedding ceremony:
Welcome! Howard Hammill and Little Shilling.
You have come here today to fulfill a solemn promise to each other
Listen to these words I will share with you
Think on them soberly and with your whole hearts
For these words and the vows that you shall share to each other...
Mark a new day and a new begining for you both
Howard and Little,
You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance
to this point of commitment
At some point you decided to marry
From that moment of "yes" to this moment of "yes indeed"
you have been making commitments in an informal way
All of those conversations that were held over a meal, or during long walks
all those "I wills" and "we wills"
all those late night talks that included "someday" and "somehow" and "maybe"
and all those promises that are the unspoken matters of the heart
All these common things and more are the the real process of a wedding
The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another
"You know all those things that we've promised and hoped and dreamed
well, I meant it all, every word."
Look at one another
and remember this moment in time
Before this moment you have been many things to one another
acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner
even teacher for you have learned much from one another
you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life
and things between you will never be quite the same
for after today you shall say to the world
"This is my husband." "This is my wife."
"This is my partner in Second Life."
Hand in hand you will walk a single road together
Whether paved with siver and gold, or rock and pebble...
You face each step together
Moving always forward
Facing every challenge
Basking in every joy...
As one mind
As one heart
As one Soul
Howard and Little,
You may at this time commit to each other your...