It is a well-known phrase that actions speak louder than words. Actions, such as the rituals performed today for your wedding ceremony – holding hands, carrying flowers, and exchanging rings — convey deep symbolic meaning. They show that you are committed to taking action with regard to your promises. At this time, I’d like each of you to take a candle and together ignite the larger one to flame. This is a glowing reminder that in a true marriage, your lives are both individual and together as one. This is also a symbolic reminder that while we are all one with God, as you are now within your marriage, you still maintain your own sparks of the divine.
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