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OUR WEDDING CEREMONY AUGUST 27, 2021

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OUR WEDDING CEREMONY

August 27, 2021

Shannon Wilson Marriage Commissioner

Victor Enns and Michelle Hewitt

We are gathered here to share this special occasion with Michelle Hewitt and Victor Enns,
as they exchange the vows that will join them in marriage.

Love is a unity of mind, body, and spirit. Love is created and sustained by friendship, understanding and a complete trust in each other. As you pledge your vows to each other, do so in all seriousness, and yet with a deep sense of joy, with the conviction you are committing yourselves to a dynamic growing relationship of trust, mutual support, and caring love.

Through your commitment to each other, may you grow and nurture a love that has room for laughter and music, desire and creation. May your love instill a passion for living that provides you with energy and patience to face the responsibilities of life.

May you support each other in times of great stress and pain, meeting your challenges of body and mind with understanding, courage, affection, and good humour. You have learned from your own experience, and from each other, suffering is unavoidable, real and to be believed, and know to offer each other succour and consolation when tears fall, and times are hard. Encourage each other to dream big and small, and to persevere to realize them.

You believe you are “better together,” and still marvel at having found each other at this point in your lives. One of the earliest revelations, you’ve said, was how you each felt “happy, safe, and well loved,” in your relationship soon after meeting, and ever since, usually supplanting those occasions when “work-in-progress” seems more apt. You are learning that blame and anger waste time you have together, and you desire to live your days fully in acceptance and love. May you also remember that no-one is perfect, and that you are both, by nature, human.

Vows

I will now ask each of you to please reply with “I do” to the following legal statement.

Victor do you solemnly declare that you do not know of any lawful impediment why you may not be joined in matrimony to Michell Hewitt?

Michelle, do you solemnly declare that you do not know of any lawful impediment why you may not be joined in matrimony to Victor Enns?

M/C: I invite you to face each other and to join hands. The hand offered by each of you is an extension of yourself just as it is your mutual love.

Victor, will you repeat after me please:

M/C and Victor: I call on those present to witness that I, Victor Enns take Michelle Hewitt to be my lawful wedded wife, life partner, and best friend to love, trust, honour, and respect.
I commit my life to you, embracing all joys and sorrows, all triumphs, and hardships. I make this commitment in love and live it in joy.

M/C Michelle, will you repeat after me please:

M/C and Michelle: I call on those present to witness that I, Michelle Hewitt take Victor Enns to be my lawful wedded husband, lifelong partner, and best friend to love, trust, honour and respect. I commit my life to you, embracing all joys and sorrows, all triumphs and hardships. I make this commitment in love and live it in joy.

M/C: The rings please

The ring, unbroken never-ending circle, is a symbol of committed unending love.

M/C Michelle as you place the ring on the third finger of Victor’s left hand,will you repeat after me:

M/C and Michelle: From this day forward, I will love and cherish you. I will look with joy
down the path of our tomorrows and find peace and happiness knowing we will walk it together side by side and hand in hand.

M/C Victor: As you place the ring on the third finger of Michelle’s left hand, will you repeat after me:

M/C and Victor: From this day forward, I will love and cherish you. I will look with joy down the path of our tomorrows and find peace and happiness knowing we will walk it together side by side and hand in hand.

You have exchanged these rings as the pledge of your love and have joined your hands to accept one another. We will now take a few minutes to sign the marriage register.

Victor and Michelle, now that you have consented in legal marriage and have declared your sincere intention before these witnesses and have exchanged your rings as the pledge of your vows to each other, upon the authority vested in me by the province of British Columbia, I pronounce you husband and wife, you may seal the ceremony with a kiss.

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