You’ve weathered many storms, my dearest friends,
And I have watched how your affection’s grown
From when the first sweet seeds of love were sown,
To where light-hearted joy of courtship ends,
And you have chosen to take vows for life,
To share the years remaining to you both,
And take before your friends this solemn oath
To journey to the end as man and wife.
May this glad day be omen for the morrows,
As gathered here with us with carefree pleasure,
You pledge your vows, make memories to treasure,
And forget for just today the past months’ sorrows.
May the strength with which you bore them stand good stead
For any further trials which lie ahead.