In the Rose Ceremony, the Bride and Groom give
each other a Rose. Two roses are all that is necessary. The Rose Ceremony is placed at the
end of the ceremony just before being pronounced husband and wife. In the old language of
flowers, a single red rose always meant "I love you". The Rose ceremony gives
recognition to the new and most honorable title of "Husband and Wife".
"Your gift to each other for your wedding today has been your wedding
rings - which shall always be an outward demonstration of your vows of love and respect;
and a public showing of your commitment to each other.
You now have what remains the most honorable title which
may exist between a man and a woman - the title of "husband" and
"wife." For your first gift as husband and wife, that gift will be a single
In the past, the rose was considered a symbol of love and a
single rose always meant only one thing - it meant the words "I love you." So it
is appropriate that for your first gift - as husband and wife - that gift would be a
Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife.
In some ways it seems like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were
holding one small rose - and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways, a marriage
ceremony is like this. In some ways, tomorrow is going to seem no different than
yesterday. But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most
valuable and precious gifts of life - one I hope you always remember - the gift of true
and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.
_________ and _____________, I would ask that where ever
you make your home in the future - whether it be a large and elegant home - or a small and
graceful one - that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each
anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as
a recommitment to your marriage - and a recommitment that THIS will be a marriage based
In every marriage there are times where it is difficult to
find the right words. It is easiest to hurt who we most love. It is easiest to be most
hurt by who we most love. It might be difficult some time to words to say "I am
sorry" or "I forgive you"; "I need you" or "I am
hurting". If this should happen, if you simply can not find these words, leave a rose
at that spot which both of you have selected - for that rose than says what matters most
of all and should overpower all other things and all other words.
That rose says the words: "I still love you." The
other should accept this rose for the words which can not be found, and remember the love
and hope that you both share today.
__________ and ________, if there is anything you remember
of this marriage ceremony, it is that it was love that brought you here today, it is only
love which can make it a glorious union, and it is by love which your marriage shall
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