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The Rose Ritual

It is appropriate that your first gift – as husband and wife – should be a single rose.  The rose is considered a symbol of love and a single rose only means one thing – “I love you.”

Please exchange your first gift as husband and wife.

It may seem like you have not done anything at all. Just a moment ago you were holding one small rose – and now you are holding one small rose. In some ways, a marriage ceremony is like this. Tomorrow is going to seem no different than yesterday. But in fact today, just now, you both have given and received one of the most valuable and precious gifts of life – the gift of true and abiding love within the devotion of marriage.

Where ever you make your home in the future – pick one very special location for roses; at any time you want the other to know you are thinking of them, take a rose to that spot.  It will signal I love you and reminder to each other that this is a marriage based on love.

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