Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vampire Wedding Vows

My husband and I are big fans of all things Vampire. We love halloween and all things dark and gothic as well. When we decided to get married there was no doubt it was going to be a non-traditional vampire wedding!

We adapted our wedding vows from a Gothic Wedding Planning website from Orlando, FL. www.gothicweddings.org. Check it out, a cool site with some neat wedding ideas. I will write the vows we used for our vampire wedding below, we changed some things to work for the unique circumstances of our wedding but you may also want to check out the website Gothic Weddings to see the original vows on their site for more ideas!

Priest Says:
Welcome one and all, and witness (Groom's Name) and (Bride's Name) as they pledge their dedication to walk the night together.
From the night we come, to the night we go,
Cursed or blessed to walk the moonlight alone.

Sometimes another soul walks our path,
Then two become one, in love everlasting.
Come forward, Children of the Blood,
And welcome this couple to your brood,
Within each other, these two are found,
Bear witness as their souls are bound.

Priest binds the couple's left wrists together with a red scarf. The binding takes place over a goblet containing the wedding rings.
Stand now as ye will stand forever,
Like this crimson cloth your hearts are tethered,
This goblet's contents are your symbols of devotion,
So take the rings from the Goblet.

The couple takes the rings from the goblet with their right hands. As the Priest asks the bride and groom to repeat these vows.
(Bride's Name), repeat these vows:
I will stand by your side, hunt at your back, and fly within your Soul.
I will stand between you and all which would harm you.
I will shield you from the Light of Day with my flesh.
I will never betray you, for you are my Heart, my Soul and my Life.

(Groom's Name) repeat these vows:
I will stand by your side, hunt at your back, and fly within you Soul.
I will stand between you and all which would harm you.
I will shield you from the Light of Day with my flesh.
I will never betray you, for you are my Heart, my Soul and my Life.

Priest takes the goblet and sets it upon the Altar and states:
Above you are the tars, below you are the stones. As time passes, remember, like the star should your love burn brightly, like the stone should your love be firm. Be close, yet not so close that you restrict one another. Possess one another, yet grant each other the freedom to grow. Be undertanding and compassionate, and have patience with each other, for storms may come, but they will quickly pass. Be free in giving affection and warmth. Fear not, lest the ways or words of the unenlightened give you unease. For the Lady and Lord are with you, now, and always.

As both your arms and the cloth form the symbol of eternity, may your love endure through this life and all others. As the Gods and the old ones are witness with those of us present now, I proclaim them Husband and Wife, and thus are they bonded in Blood. The Two are now one. I present to you the Blood (Groom's Name and Bride's Name and Surname) forever bound, eternally free! You are husband and wife for all eternity. You may now kiss each other to seal your eternal bond of love.

1 comment:

  1. There are some great vampire wedding dresses at http://www.vampire-emprie.com/medieval-dresses.html . Just thought you'd like to know.

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