Blessing of Waters
BRIDE and GROOM, may this be the love that you bring into this relationship and may its essence touch all those with whom you come in contact.
Just as the waters touch and nourish the many shores of the earth, may your love be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Love enriches each part of life and marriage enriches love.
Your lives, shared in love, can hold more fulfillment and happiness than either life alone.
Love is the reason this day was chosen by you to begin you lives together and love is the reason you will give with all your hearts for the good of each other.
Love is the reason that together you will become one; one in hope; one in believing; one in sharing the coming years.
Blessing of Mountains
May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance and understanding.
May you always need one another not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness.
A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it.
So let it be with you and you.
May you need one another, but not out of weakness.
May you want one another, but not out of lack.
May you entice one another, but not compel one another.
May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another.
May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces.
May you look for things to praise, often say, “I love you!” and take no notice of small faults.
If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back.
May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another’s presence no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities.
May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy.
May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!
Unitarian-ish Secular Blessing
What shall we call it?
God, Christ, the Universe, the Higher Self, a Higher Power?
We call it by different names, or we may not know what to call it.
We get glimpses of Spirit as we go though our day-to-day lives.
At times we are lifted above the mundane to see and sense the sacred clearly.
May today be one of those times, when Spirit is present and clearly felt, when we’re lifted out of our daily concerns and for a moment held in the embrace of a higher awareness.
Blessing from Guests
It was love that brought you here today. It’s love that makes your’s a glorious union. And it will be love that makes your marriage endure.
Love has given you wings, and your journey begins today. Wherever the wind may carry you, you will stay by each other’s side.
I therefore join with everyone gathered here today in extending to you our love and support, and our wish for your relationship to just simply flourish and grow throughout a long and happy life together.
Blessing of Best Friends
May all that you are, always be in love; may all that is love, always be in you.
May your love be as beautiful on each day you share as it is on this day of celebration.
And may each day you share be as precious to you as the day when you first fell in love.
May you always see and encourage the best in each other.
May the challenges life brings your way make your marriage even stronger.
And may you always be each other’s best friend and greatest love
Blessings of Wisdom and Health
May your lives be filled with wisdom, blessed with good health, and abundant with miracles.
May you eternally have your amusement, remembering how to play, and may you always see the connection that brought you both together.
May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace.
May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.
May the saddest day of your future
Be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May your hands be forever clasped in friendship
And your hearts joined forever in love.
Your lives are very special,
God has touched you in many ways.
May his blessings rest upon you
And fill all your coming days.
Irish Blessing 2
May you both live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live
Above you are the stars, below you are the stones.
As time passes, remember...
Like a star should your love be constant,
Like the earth should your love be firm.
Possess one another, yet be understanding.
Have patience with each other,
For storms will come, and they will go quickly,
Forced to dissipate in the light of your love.
Be free in giving of affection and of warmth.
Have no fear, and let not the ways or words of the unenlightened give you unease.
For the Old Gods are with you,
Now and always!
South American Final Blessing
This marriage is complete. Where there were two, there is now one.
We know these things to be true:
Through others, we are someone.
Through this marriage, we broaden our family circle, we remember our heritage and recall those who gave us life.
We call upon our ancestors, the foundations of our families, immortalized in our thoughts.
We call upon our elders, whose wisdom we seek in all endeavors, our friends, whom we are blessed to have in our lives and our parents, who have guided us along the road to adulthood.
We call upon those who have passed over and could not be here today, and we call upon the bride and groom, that they may always find prosperity in love and devotion.
We ask that children bless this couple, because children give glory to a home.
Therefore we cast a libation to the North, to the South, to the East and to the West.
And we wish everyone to leave more blessed than when they came
Apache Marriage Blessing
Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
But there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion to the place where the river meets the sun.
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
Blessing of Love and Unity
Go into the world and fulfill your dreams.
Love, support, and help one another as you grow.
Seek out opportunities to be good to each other.
May the seeds of your love, now planted in marriage, continue to grow.
May your life together be as a pebble dropped in a pond — an example of love and unity spread outward to your family, your friends and to the wider circle of the world.