Setting: Decorate the ritual area with flowers, candles and incense
plus 2 white taper candles, 1 white pillar candle, blessed water and brass hand bell
A willow wand, oil, a goblet of wine and tray of cakes and a besome
Kat fits the rings over the willow wand, then lays them on the altar. . .

KAT:
May the place of this rite
be consecrated for the Gods & Goddess.
For we gather here in a ritual of love
With two who would be joined.
Melissa and Frankie please come forward
and stand here before us, in the eyes of your
Goddess & God and before the forces of nature.

Be with us here, O beings of the Air
With your clever fingers
Tie closely the bonds between these two.

Be with us here, O beings of Fire
Give their love and passion
your own all-consuming power

Be with us here, O beings of Water
Give them the deepest of love
and the richness of the body, of the soul and of the spirit.

Be with us here, O beings of Earth
Let your strength and constancy
Be theirs for so long as they desire to remain together

Blessed Goddess and God
Give to these before you, we do ask
your love and protection

Blessed Be.

ALL:
Blessed Be.

Unity Candle:
Melissa & Frankie are handed lit a white taper candle

KAT: "Your separate lives are symbolized by the separate
candles you now bear. As you join their flames
to make one flame, know that at that moment you
are willingly joining your lives forever.
Is this what you wish?"

Melissa: "It is"
Frankie: "It is"
KAT: "Then so Be It"

They step up to the altar and together
light the pillar unity candle

THE BELL IS RUNG 3 TIMES

KAT: sprinkles the rings with blessed water and holds
up the wand with the rings upon it.

By salt and water I purify and cleanse these beautiful
symbols of love. Let all negative vibrations, impurities,
and hindrances be cast forth hence from!
And let all that is positive, loving, and good enter herein.
Blessed be these rings in the divine name of the Goddess.
So shall it be.

KAT:
Melissa & Frankie Please Place your right hands
over this wand and your rings
his hand over hers

Above you are the stars,Below you are the stones
As time does pass Remember,
Like a star should your love be constant
Like a stone should your love be firm
Be close, but not too close
Posses one another, but be understanding
Have patience each with the other
For storms will come, but they will go quickly
Be free in the giving of affection and warmth
Have no fear and let not the ways or words
Of the unenlightened give you unease
For the Goddess and the God are with you,
Now and always.

The rings are given each one to Melissa and Frankie

KAT:
Frankie, please repeat after me while placing the ring on Melissa’s left hand:
This ring I give to you is a symbol of our love, and of the
promises I have spoken to you on this day.
Melissa, please repeat after me while placing the ring on Frankies’s left hand:
This ring I give to you is a symbol of our love, and of the
promises I have spoken to you on this day.

(SLIGHT PAUSE HERE AS THE BESOME IS
PLACED ON THE EARTH SEVERAL FEET BEHIND THE COUPLE)

KAT:
Is it your wish, Melissa, to become one with this man?
(MELISSA gives her answer & is anointed with oil)

Is it your wish, Frankie, to become one with this woman?
(FRANKIE gives his answer & is anointed with oil)

Melissa & Frankie, I bid you look into each others eyes.
Will you honor and respect one another,
and seek to never break that honor?

We will
[the first cord (black) is draped over the couples' hands]
And so the first binding is made.

Will you share each other's pain
and seek to ease it?
We will
[Second cord (red) is draped over the hands]
And so the binding is made

Will you share the burdens of each other
so that your spirits may grow in this union?
We will

[third cord (purple) is draped over the couples' hands]
And so the binding is made.

Will you share each other's laughter,
and look for the brightness in life
and the positive in each other?
We will.

[fourth cord (white) is draped over the couples' hands]
And so the binding is made.

KAT: [Tie cords together]

READING OF POEM:
Watercolor dreams of always
painted in the warmest hue
a pallet of new beginnings
as fresh as morning dew.

With faith as the foundation
and love your just reward
a joining of two spirits
are bound with silken cord.

Lasting symbols of forever
your hearts will light the way
an enchanted path of unity
happily ever after starts today.

And hail the Gods and Goddess
for on a canvas bright and new
they designed your lives together
painted in the sweetest hue.

KAT: Do any say nay?

Offering Chalice to couple to drink from.
"This is your first drink together as man and wife.
May you never thirst "

Offering Cake to couple to eat from.
"This is your first food together as man and wife.
May you never hunger"

Melissa & Frankie, as your hands are bound together now
and tokens of your Promises made here today have been
exchanged, so your lives and spirits are joined
in a union of love and trust.

Then, as the Goddess and the God and the Old Ones
Are witness to this rite I now proclaim you bound in love.

A kiss is appropriate at this time

The cords are now removed and placed on the altar

Please turn….. In the binding of yourselves you have
created life anew. Step forth, therefore, into that new
life, and rejoice in your love.

Melissa & Frankie jump the broom and
the ceremony is over and the cakes and wine on the
altar should be shared