Red Rose Exchange
Rev. Philip Chalker
and bride, you now have the most honorable title that may exist between
a man and a woman- the title of "husband" and "wife".
the elegant language of flowers, red roses are a symbol of love; the
giving of a single red rose is a clear and unmistakable way of saying
the words "I love you".
this reason, it is fitting that the first gift you exchange as husband
and wife would be the gift of a single red rose.
people from the congregation -mothers?- bring forth two single red
roses, one for the groom and one for the bride)
exchange your first gift as husband and wife.
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.
every marriage, there are times when it is difficult to find the right
words, the ones we love the most are the ones we can most easily hurt.
There are times when it may be difficult to say "I am sorry"
or "I forgive you" or "I need you" or "I
and bride, I would ask that wherever you may make your home, that
you choose a special location.
at those times, when words fail, that you leave a red rose at that
spot you have both selected - a rose that will say what matters more
than all other words - "I still love you".
other should accept this rose for the words that cannot be found and
remember the love and hope that you both have shared today.
(Maid of honor brings back flowers)
you may now kiss your bride.
It is my honor to present to you for the first time, Mr. And Mrs.___________________.
İRev. Philip Chalker
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Rev. Phil Chalker
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St. John, VI 00831-0037