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Rose Ceremony

Groom (as he hands his bride a long-stemmed white rose): Julie, take this rose as a symbol of my love. It began as a tiny bud and blossomed, just as my love has grown and blossomed for you.

Bride (as she places the rose into a bud vase filled with water): Liam, I take this rose, as a symbol of your love, and I place it into water, a symbol of life. For, just as this rose cannot survive without water, I cannot survive without you.

Groom: In remembrance of this day, I will give you a white rose each year on our anniversary, as a reaffirmation of my love and the vows spoken here today.

Bride: And I will refill this vase with water each year, ready to receive your gift, in reaffirmation of the new life you have given me and the vows spoken here today.

Groom (as he and his bride join hands around the rose-filled vase): And so, this rose will be a symbolic memory of my commitment to you this hour; I vow to be faithful to you, to comfort you, honor you, and respect you and cherish you all the days of my life.

Bride (as they continue to hold the vase together): And I commit myself to you, to be faithful to you, to comfort you, honor you, respect you, and cherish you all the days of my life.