Let's grow old together, beginning with today. Let's work slowly with each other and build a relationship that we can both enjoy being a part of. Let's share love and understanding that neither of us is perfect; we both subject to human frailties. Let's hold each other close and whisper through the night, pledging our love, honoring our commitment.
Taken from poems by Denise Braxton Brown and Peggy Wrightsman
Beth and Anthony included a handfasting as part of their wedding ceremony.
The wrapping of hands symbolizes the bringing together of your two hearts in a marriage of strength and unity.
Above you are the stars and below you is the Earth.
Like the stars, your love should be a constant source of light
and like the Earth, a firm foundation from which to grow.
May your hearts be joined always to each other, as your hands are now.
It is a wonderful thing when dreams come true!
Let's grow old together and look back on life and smile.