Wine Ceremony

WINE CEREMONY: 

Another ceremony symbolizing the closure of your previous lives and the new beginning of your life together as one.

Today __________ and _____________ have sealed their marriage with their vows to one another, and the exchange of rings, and this covenanat is a pledge between them that they agree to commit themselves to one another throughout their lives.  Now they exchange another vow to one another repsented by wine:

In these glasses are the fruits of God, humankind, and mother earth.  The years of your lives are like a cup of wine that is poured out for the sake of labor, honor and love.  Many days you will sit at the same table and eat and drink together.  Many are the experiences you will share.  As with a glass of wine, one of you may find it sweet, the other perhaps dry, or somehow different.  Let the drink you share today serve as a reminder that although you may perceive things very differently, being right is never more important than being happy.  With this space that you give each other, always putting your commitment to love and honor one another first, your love for each other will grow deeper, richer and greatly satisfying like a rare and fine wine.

One glass represent you, _____________, and all that you are, and all that you will have ever been.

The other glass represents you, ________, and all that you are, and all that you have ever been.  As you pour these two streams of wine together, they can never be separated and poured into their individual glasses again, for they are blended as one.  So shall your marriage be.  You no longer live for yourselves alone, but for each other as well.  You may now drink from this fountain of love.

Note:  supplies needed for this ceremony are a small bottle of red wine and a small bottle of white wine and two wine glasses.  Bride and groom each blend the white and red wines together in each glass.