Liz and Alex, do you promise to nurture your relationships with each one of them, support them through their challenges, and share their joys?
Dear friends and family of Liz & Alex,
You have known Liz and Alex, some since childhood, some more recently as a couple.
Do you promise to nurture your relationships with Liz and Alex, support them through their challenges, and share their joys?
Liz and Alex, do you as a couple commit to living as sustainably as possible, confronting injustice where you see it, and striving to create beauty and equality in the world?
Now we will have a minute of silence so everyone present can think about what they as individuals want to commit to, in order to help create the world they wish to live in.
(silence 1 minute)
Now, turn to your neighbor, and exchange with them your commitments. They will be your witness as you are all witness to this ceremony today.
(guests share vows)
Now, turn to another neighbor, and exchange your commitments with them.
(guests share vows)
to laugh at Alex's bad puns
and continue to find humor when we are angry with each other.
I promise to nurture Alex's constantly active mind
musical spirit and vibrant imagination.
I promise to continue to learn
from Alex's ability to see patterns
and scientific beauty in the natural world.
Liz, do you commit to a joyful life with Alex filled with close friends, a loving family, collaborative cooking, support through the difficult times, physical comfort, and creative action?
to give Liz a massage
I promise to nurture her art and film ideas,
to learn from her constant creativity,
thinking outside the box,
and stunning visual language.
I promise to help Liz realize her artistic dreams
to seek humor to diffuse anger
and support her in her quest to educate
and fight injustice wherever it is found.
I vow to make Liz's radiant smile
show itself every minute of every day
or at least as often as possible!
Alex, do you commit to a joyful life with Liz filled with close friends, a loving family, collaborative cooking, support through the difficult times, physical comfort, and creative action?
(with this ring and a kiss)