Bride and Groom, your hands together will nurture your love and your relationship.
Hold each other and gently hug one another often.
In times of struggle may they help you to relax and feel safe and loved.
In times of joy may they join in celebration.
These hands will hold each of your children in tender love – guiding, supporting and encouraging them along the way, and together your hands will share the many joys and responsibilities of family life.
May these hands that are given to the other freely and without reservation be blessed with strength and tenderness.
May these hands continue to build a relationship founded in grace, rich in caring, and devoted to loving.
May they always be held by one another for many, many years.
I do not claim to be the original author of this script. I am sharing it like this to make it easier for anyone to use.
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