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ceremony
Wedding parties process to circle [insert music here]

Officiant: Family and friends, welcome. We are gathered here today to witness the exchange of marriage vows between Wade, known to many of his friends as Wolfie, and Diane. The oaths they are about to make to one another will change lives -- not only theirs, but those of their families, as well. Who will speak for the bride's family?

Jack: I will. I am her father.

Officiant: Is your family in favor of this match?

Jack: We are.

Officiant: Who will speak for the groom's family?

Shawn: I will. I am his brother; I speak in the place of our late father.

Officiant: Is your family in favor of this match?

Shawn: We are.

Officiant: With the family in agreement as to the suitability of the match, we now ask that the company here assembled hear and bear witness to the marriage contract.

[marriage contract]

Officiant: Diane, do you agree to the terms of the contract?

Diane: I do.

Officiant: Wolfie, do you agree to the terms of the contract?

Wolfie: I do.

[Diane hands her bowl of apples to the officiant, who places them on the table and steps back, gesturing for Diane and Wolfie to continue.]
[Diane turns to Duane, who hands her the sword. She takes it and draws the blade, holding it up.]

Diane: I, Diane Susan, daughter of Jack and Mabel, grand-daughter of John and Doris, grand-daughter of Austin and Enid, take you, Wade Michael Dooley, known to me as Wolfie, as my husband and my champion. I give you this sword in sign and token of my trust. Take it, and use it in time of need to protect our home and our family.

[Diane sheaths the sword and hands it to Wolfie, who exchanges it with Shawn for the sword he carries.]

Wolfie: I, Wade Michael, sone of Bernard and Elaine, grandson of ----- and -----, grandson of Euclid and Beatrice, take you, Diane Susan Sawyer, as my wife. I give you this sword in sign and token of my trust. Take it, and use it in time of need to protect our home and family.

[Wolfie reverses the sword, and Diane places her hands on his.]

[exchange of vows -- to be written later]

[The oath-sword is sheathed and handed to Duane]

Officiant (holding up box): In this box are the rings that Diane and Wolfie will wear to symbolize their commitment to each other. Because everyone her has touched their lives, they would like everyone to touch their rings, and bless them with their love and good will.

[Officiant takes the rings out of the box and passes them to Duane, who passes them to Gail, who takes them to the top of the circle to Diane's parents, and they get passed around the circle from there.]

[insert music here

[Officiant gets the rings back and holds them out.]

[Wolfie places the ring on Diane's finger.]

Wolfie: Diane, wear this ring, and remember with joy and love the oaths we have sworn this day. You are my wife, and I will always be your loving husband.

[Diane places the ring on Wolfie's finger.]

Diane: Wolfie, wear this ring, and remember with joy and love the oaths we have sworn this day. You are my husband, and I will always be your loving wife.

Officiant: Diane and Wolfie, you have agreed to the marriage contract. You have exchanged swords as symbols of your trust, and rings as symbols of your love. Everyone here has blessed your marriage with their love and good faith. In light of this, and by the power vested in me by the state of New Hampshire, I now pronounce that you are husband and wife.

[smooch!]

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