Rev. Pam's Introduction Blessed Be and Welcome to this beautiful day. Love is the reason we are here. To witness these two beautiful people, XXXX, and XXXX and their union. Many cultures, including Native American and Celtic traditions, include a binding ceremony to solemnize a marriage, to demonstrate the bond between the couple as well as the infinite nature of this bond. Today XXXX, and XXXX will "Tie The Knot" as their ancestors did in olden times. They say, "I love you today", but also, "I promise to love you for ALL tomorrows.

You, XXXX, and you, XXXX, having come to me signifying your desire to be legally united, are not only declaring your intent to be join in a legal Civil Union / Marriage ceremony, but also to be hand fasted - declaring your promise to trust each other in perfect love. Do you understand that as this knot is tied, so are your lives bound together forever"?

XXXX? XXXX's answer Yes, I Understand.
XXXX? XXXX's answer Yes, I Understand.

Please stand and face West as we now call the quarters and the mind of God and the Goddess to encircle us, protect us and create sacred space. Once we are done, we ask that this circle of protection never waver and remain standing, encircling these two souls forever, sounding them with your love and protection.

West - Yellow, the winged ones, the place of clarity, Spring and dawn. guardian of the watch tower, Archangel Raphael - lord spirit of Air the soul and the breath of life. Guard this couple and their love. Hail and welcome
North - green, the Mother, the place of renewal, wisdom and the grandparents, Season of Winter and night. Guardian of the watch tower, Archangel Uriel - lord spirit of Earth Guard this couple and their love. Hail and welcome
East - Blue clear, healing, cleansing, season of Dusk and autumn. Guardian of the watch tower, Archangel Gabriel Lord spirit of Water, Guard this couple and their love. Hail and welcome
South - Red, passion, the hottest part of the flame, courage, protection, energy, strength, Season of Summer and noon, guardian of the watch tower, Archangel Michael Guard this couple and their love. Hail and welcome

PROCLUMATION I bring to your attention the desire of these two souls, XXXX & XXXX to be united before you in the great handfasting ceremony. As our ancestors did before us we bind their hearts with their promises to the ancient mysteries of the Universe. This couple comes before you in perfect love and perfect trust and I Pamela am to intercede on their behalf.

Rev Pamela
"Blessing of the Hands"
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you. 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 wipe away the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. And lastly, 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 like they did here on your wedding day.

Commitment Questions
Xxxx / Xxxx, will you take Xxxx / Xxxx, to be your husband / wife? Do you commit yourself to His / Her happiness and self-fulfillment as a person? Do you promise to love, honor, and trust her in sickness and in health, in adversity and prosperity, and to be true and loyal to him / her so long as you both shall live?" Xxxx / Xxxx Response: I Do! Wrap one end of the cord over hands

Tying of the Knot - Someone ties the knot ____In the joining of hands and the fashion of this knot, so your lives are now bound, one to another and your families forever connected. By this cord you are bound to your promises which you have made here. This is a permanent and final binding of your lives together and can not be undone. It will connect you through eternity and span the sands of time.

Untying of the knot - Hold tight to one another through both good times and bad, and watch as your strength grows. Remember the promises you have made here today and take this rope as a symbol of this commitment. Remember that it is not this physical cord, but what it represents, that keeps you together.

Rev. Pamela The Blessing of the Rings: May I have the rings.? The Couple lays their hands on Pams
The ring is the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two loyal hearts in endless love. It is a seal of the vows Xxxx and Xxxx have made to one another. May these rings serve as a public symbol of your union. As often as either of you look upon these rings, may you be reminded of the strength of your commitment to each other.

Vows: Rev. Pamela Repeat after me. Xxxx / Xxxx With This Ring, I give you my promise that from this day forward, you shall not walk alone. May my heart be your shelter And my arms be your home. May we talk together through all things. May you feel deeply loved, for indeed you are. I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give. I promise I shall always do my best. I feel so honored to call you my wife / husband May we feel this joy forever and may everyone see our happiness. I thank you and I love you."

Pronouncement Since, you have pledged your mutual vows, here in front my witnesses I, declare you to be married, Husband and Wife. You may now kiss your bride.

THE CLOSING- This celebration ends in love as it began. Let the circle remain strong and let the watch towers stand. May the blessings we have received go with us all as we depart this place, to nourish, strengthen and sustain us with magickal grace.

Presentation: It is my honor for the first time to introduce to you Xxxx & Xxxx a married couple.