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New Script! A Vikings Themed Wedding Ceremony Script

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 19th, 2022


Damik & Theresa Sabatos with Rev. Scarlett, raising the Drinking Horns - photo courtesy of Walker Photography.

Skal! Raise your drinking horn, sharpen your sword, and get ready to celebrate… 

 

 

 

There’s a new script in our free Ceremony Script Library!

 

Vikings Themed Wedding Ceremony Script

 

 

This original wedding script, written by AMM Minister Rev. Scarlett Mullikin, is based on Viking lore and the Vikings television show, and includes light Pagan wedding elements for a heartfelt and captivating ceremony. 

 

After the sacred circle is cast, the Officiant welcomes guests from near and far…

 

“Whether you came by car, plane, or longship from Kattegat, thank you for gathering here today, as we begin this Celebration of Marriage.”

 

Next, the Officiant makes a sweet charge to the couple, to remember the sacred promises of marriage as their lives and families are joined together as one, and to keep each other close in their hearts no matter where life’s many travels take them…

 

“With your hearts true, may you weather any storms. May the Gods watch over you both and always guide you safely home.”

 

A moving exchange of vows is next, with a call to Odin, Thor, Frigg, and Loki for blessings of knowledge, strength, prosperity, and laughter. This sweet pledge is followed by an exchange of wedding rings, and the option to incorporate symbolic swords or daggers for a more authentic feeling ceremony. 

 

A traditional handfasting ceremony, followed by a hand blessing from the Officiant (a traditional blessing of the hands), is included to honor the couple’s spiritual bond, followed by a closing blessing and speech, the pronouncement, and a merry toast of mead served in festive Viking drinking horns.  

 

“May you enjoy a lifetime of sunrises and sunsets together. May your partnership continue to grow stronger through the years to come. And may the Gods always keep you safe. 'Til Valhalla, SKAL!”

 

This Viking wedding ceremony script is perfect for couples looking to incorporate Pagan, Celtic, and Old Norse elements with a modern twist into their wedding ceremony. It’s fun, lighthearted, and heartfelt, with a focus on community and the sacred bond of marriage, with nods to the old Ways, Old Gods, and the enchanting lore of the Vikings. 

 

This custom wedding ceremony script was written by AMM Minister and experienced wedding officiant Rev. Scarlett Mullikin, based in Kankakee County, Illinois. 

 

 

See the full wedding script here. 

 

 

 

Not what you're looking for? 
 
Visit the Wedding Ceremony Script Library.

 

We know that writing a ceremony from scratch can be a daunting process, especially if you’re officiating on short notice.

 

To make things easier, we keep our Sample Script Library well stocked with wedding ceremony templates and sample scripts for you to choose from. These scripts are a great starting point, with sections to add to, leave out, or reorganize, as you personalize a ceremony. 
 
You'll find a variety of religious and non-religious ceremonies to choose from, including several Pagan wedding ceremony scripts like A Modern Wiccan Handfasting, Summer Solstice Ceremony with Honey Wine Toast and Handfasting, and a Pagan Handfasting Script with Fire, Flowers and Offerings. 


 



You might also like: 

 

Viking Weddings: Magic, Swords, Runes, Ritual Sacrifice, and More

 

When Pagans Wed: Modern Paganism & the Wedding Ritual
 

Norse Runes for Wedding Altars, Rings, and Invitations - The Full Elder Futhark Alphabet
 

 

A wiccan wedding altar with flower petals, candles, stones with painted norse runes, and other symbolic items

A Wiccan wedding altar

from When Pagans Wed: Modern Paganism & the Wedding Ritual

 

 


 

About the Author
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves digging into the history and magic of ritual, exploring the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She’s an advocate for marriage equality and individuality. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys easy hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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