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Sweet Wedding Ceremony Script with Whiskey Blending Unity Ritual

This simple wedding ceremony script includes a unique whiskey blending unity ritual, with sweet words from the officiant that share the meaning and symbolism of barrel aging rye, and richness that develops over time in a loving and lasting marriage. With an intimate vow and ring exchange, declaration of intent, and pronouncement, this unique officiant script was written by ordained AMM Minister Jessica Gutierrez.

An original wedding ceremony script written by AMM Minister Jessica Gutierrez. 

 

Perfect for couples who enjoy flavorful whiskey and a love that gets even better with time, this script includes a whiskey blending unity ceremony to symbolize two unique spirits blending together in marriage, to create one extraordinary future. During the unity ritual, unaged rye spirits are poured into a barrel and then aged for the first year of marriage, to be celebrated with a toast on the couple's anniversary! 

 

This wedding script is non-religious and well suited to non-traditional couples, cocktail enthusiasts, and whiskey lovers. This script can also be modified for wine drinkers who wish to include a wine blending ceremony in their big day.

 

 

PROCESSION / PROCESSIONAL

  • Ceremony begins.

INVOCATION

OFFICIANT TO COUPLE

(PARTNER A) and (PARTNER B), welcome to your wedding day! What a beautiful to it is to celebrate your love!

Before we begin, let’s take a moment and acknowledge all the wonderful people who are joining you on this special day. (PARTNER A) and (PARTNER B) please turn to face your guests and look at all of those smiling faces.

  • Couple turns to face guests, guests wave and smile and cheer

Know that each person you see is here because they love and support you in this new journey.

OFFICIANT TO GUESTS

And for all of you, what a special treat, to be so near and dear to (PARTNER A) and (PARTNER B)’s hearts that you’ve been hand-picked to witness this day with them. On their behalf, thank you for being here and being special people in the their lives.

  • Couple turns to face each other

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

(PARTNER A) and (PARTNER B) are you both presenting yourselves of your own free will to be married today?

  • Both answer “YES”

Then let us begin.

(Partner A) and (Partner B), as we stand here, let us remember to be thankful not only for each other, but for the beauty that surrounds us everywhere we go. Let us be thankful for the beauty that is the Earth and all that surrounds us and all that provides to us.

(Partner A) and (Partner B), you’ve embarked on a journey that has led you through hills and valleys, through winding roads, to eventually bring you to this beautiful moment today. 

I want you to pause and take a moment to think through all of the adventures you’ve shared since that first date. Think through it all, the laughs, some the tears, maybe even your first fight. How about the first time you said “I love you”. Think through all that you’ve shared, all the good and the bad, know this: that it is all those moments, all the good and the bad alike, that have led you to this moment here, the one where you become (husband and wife/ spouses/ partners for life).

And as you move forward into this next chapter of your lives, no matter how busy your days may be, simply remember to make time for yourselves, unwind, surprise each other, and every day, find those moments to show that you are grateful for each other.

EXCHANGE OF VOWS 

OFFICIANT TO THE COUPLE

(Partner A) and (Partner B), you will now have the opportunity to repeat after me the vows of your marriage. Think of the words you are about to speak as the language of your hearts. They are the promises with which you are starting your marriage today. 

Please look into each other’s eyes as you share your promises to each other. 
 
OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A

  • THE OFFICIANT TURNS TO PARTNER A, WHO REPEATS EACH PORTION OF VOWS AFTER IT'S READ

(Partner B), today I take you as my partner, 
Promising to always encourage and respect you.
I vow, as your partner and your friend,
To care for you and stand beside you,
To be your strength when you need it
In the good times and the bad.
And to love you with every part of me
From this day forward, and all the days of my life.

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B

  • THE OFFICIANT TURNS TO PARTNER B, WHO REPEATS EACH PORTION OF VOWS AFTER IT'S READ

(Partner A), today I take you as my partner, 
Promising to always encourage and respect you.
I vow, as your partner and your friend,
To care for you and stand beside you,
To be your strength when you need it
In the good times and the bad.
And to love you with every part of me
From this day forward, and all the days of my life.

RING EXCHANGE

Officiant to the couple

The beautiful thing about your vows, is that you get to symbolize them through the wearing of your wedding rings. The rings you are about to exchange are a symbol of commitment and of love. They are made of solid, sturdy metal to withstand the test of time. These rings will always be the physical reminder of the vows you’ve just shared with each other.

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER A 

  • Partner A places the ring on Partner B's finger and repeats each line after it's spoken by the officiant.

As you place this ring on Partner B’s finger, repeat after me:

(Partner B), take this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness to you and as a reminder that you are my best friend and the love of my life.

OFFICIANT TO PARTNER B

  • Partner B places the ring on Partner B's finger and repeats each line after it's spoken by the officiant.

As you place this ring on Partner A's finger, repeat after me:

(Partner A), take this ring as a symbol of my love and faithfulness to you and as a reminder that you are my best friend and the love of my life.

whiskey blending & Aging ceremony / UNITY RITUAL

  • The couple may choose to purchase a barrel aged whiskey kit online, specially made for blending and aging whiskey, that includes a barrel and two bottles of unaged rye (spirits).
  • The couple will pour from these two bottles during the ceremony, blending the spirits together, and then seal the barrel. The wedding officiant will explain the symbolism and meaning of the unity ceremony, the process of blending and aging of the rye (spirits) over time, and that this rye will slowly transform into whiskey to be enjoyed as a toast on the couple's first anniversary.

Officiant to the guests

As an additional way of a solidifying their commitment, the couple has chosen to affirm their love through a Whiskey Blending Unity Ritual.

  • The couple begins to pour their spirits into the barrel as the officiant continues.

Officiant to the couple

(Partner A) and (Partner B), you are bringing your individual selves into this marriage, each with your strengths and your weaknesses, much like the spirits you are now blending together. The hope is that as you blend two different spirits, with each passing month, with each passing year, the mixing and the aging of these spirits together will result in something new, something richer, something flavorful, much like a good marriage should be. 

  • The couple finishes pouring the whiskey and seals the barrel.

And so, a year from today, you will sit next to each other, you will reminisce over this beautiful day, and you will pour yourselves a glass of a new flavorful whiskey you created together.

DECLARATION OF INTENT 

Officiant to the couple

(Partner A) and (Partner B), I have one final question for each of you:

(Partner A), do you take (Partner B) as your lifelong partner, to enjoy life with, to cherish, and to love for the rest of your days?

Partner A 

I do. 

Officiant to Partner B

(Partner B), do you take (Partner A) as your lifelong partner, to enjoy life with, to cherish, and to love for the rest of your days?

Partner B 

I do. 

PRONOUNCEMENT

Officiant to the couple

You have promised a life of love and commitment in front of your dearest family and friends. With that, it is my pleasure to declare you [enter formal titles here.]

You may seal your marriage with a kiss!

  • THE COUPLE KISSES, GUESTS APPLAUD AND CHEER

PRESENTATION OF THE NEWLYWEDS

OFFICIANT TO GUESTS

Family and friends, it is my pleasure to present to you for the first time as newlyweds, (Name of Couple as they wish to be introduced). 

RECESSION / Recessional

  • THE CEREMONY ENDS
     

 

 

ORIGINAL WEDDING CEREMONY SCRIPT WRITTEN BY JESSICA GUTIERREZ

 

Minister Jessica Gutierrez has served as a wedding officiant in Central California since 2016, and is the owner of From the Heart Ceremonies wedding service. Her business name is taken from her personal credo: that everything you do should come ‘from the heart’. She feels incredibly blessed to honor diverse love stories, to meet couples and their loved ones, and to put together a ceremony that speaks true to their hearts. Jessica specializes in bilingual weddings, simple elopements, and custom ceremonies that bring a couple's love, personalities, and values to life. She was ordained with American Marriage Ministries in 2020.

 


 

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