Wedding Vows

Our Wedding Vows

These are the wedding vows Adrian & Andrée Warnock used in their marriage on 15 July 1995. They are here as some have expressed an interest in using them in their own weddings. We would be delighted if you would. Do let us know if you do as it would be great to hear from you. We wrote these by paraphrasing what the bible has to say about marriage. If you are about to start out on married life, we commend these principles as the best way to live together as man and wife. They have worked for us so far! Please feel free to pass them on, always linking back to the source as follows -http://www.adrian.warnock.info/vows.htm

Feel free to read Adrian’s Blog and find out how life is for the happy couple all these years on!

The vows

Minister: I ask you all therefore, that if any of you know of any just cause or impediment why these two persons may not be legally joined together in Holy matrimony you now declare it or else hereafter forever hold your peace.

Adrian, I am now going to ask you to make a declaration before God, your family and friends

Adrian: I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I Adrian Paul Warnock may not be joined in marriage to Andrée Elizabeth Hamer

Andrée, I am now going to ask you to make a similar declaration.

Andrée:I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I Andrée Elizabeth Hamer may not be joined in marriage to Adrian Paul Warnock

Minister: Who gives this woman to be married to this man?

Dad: I do

Minister: Adrian, understanding as you do the heart and mind of God concerning marriage do you now covenant before the Lord that you will take Andrée to be your lawful wedded wife, that you will live together with her, forsaking all others, and be faithful to her until the Lord separates you through death or his return?

I do

Minister: Andrée, do you now covenant before the Lord that you will take Adrian to be your lawful wedded husband, that you will live together with him, forsaking all others, and be faithful to him until the Lord separates you through death or his return?

I do

ADRIAN:

I, Adrian take you, Andrée to be my lawful wedded wife. I promise by God’s grace as He enables me to love you as Christ loved the Church, and to daily make sacrifices for you. I will put your needs before mine, and will consider you in all my decisions. I promise to care for you as I care for my own body. I will be considerate as I live with you, and give you honour as the weaker partner and an heir together with me of the gracious gift of life.

I will speak the truth to you in Love. I will encourage you and strengthen you in your walk with God. I will not let the sun go down on my anger, instead I will be gracious to you, tender hearted, forgiving you even as God has forgiven me. I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and not depend on my own understanding, I will acknowledge Him in everything, knowing that He will direct our paths. I will follow Him where ever he leads us, putting the extension of his kingdom before all worldly possessions and pleasures. I will be peaceful, content, and joyful in every situation we encounter knowing that He is at work for our good and that we can do all things through his strength.

I acknowledge before the Lord my continuous need for his grace in my inability to do all these things, and rely on him alone for the power I need to live in a Godly way as your husband.

ANDREE:

I, Andrée take you, Adrian to be my lawful wedded husband. I promise, by God’s grace, as He enables me to submit to you and to obey you in everything, as I do to the Lord. I recognise you as my head, even as Christ is the head of the church. In so doing I resolve to put my trust in God and not give way to fear. I will cultivate the beauty that comes from a gentle and quiet spirit knowing that this is of great value to God

I will speak the truth to you in Love. I will encourage you and strengthen you in your walk with God. I will not let the sun go down on my anger, instead I will be gracious to you, tender hearted, forgiving you even as God has forgiven me. I will trust in the Lord with all my heart and not depend on my own understanding, I will acknowledge Him in everything, knowing that He will direct our paths. I will follow Him wherever he leads us, putting the extension of his kingdom before all worldly possessions and pleasures. I will be peaceful, content and joyful in every situation we encounter knowing that He is at work for our good and that we can do all things through his strength.

I acknowledge before the Lord my continuous need for his grace in my inability to do all these things, and rely on him alone for the power I need to live in a Godly way as your wife.

Adrian: Andrée, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness and as a token of the covenant made between us this day in the presence of God and before our families and friends. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, all that I have I share with you.

Andrée: Adrian, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness and as a token of the covenant made between us this day in the presence of God and before our families and friends. With my body I honour you, all that I am I give to you, all that I have I share with you.

Dave: Since Adrian and Andrée have agreed to come together in Christian marriage, and have made their promises before God and this congregation, and because they have declared this openly by the giving and receiving of rings, I now pronounce them man and wife in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Those whom God has joined together let no man separate. You may now kiss the bride


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