Adapted from On Marriage
[May this be] the mightiest day in the history of [your] lives,
the holiest and the most generous toward [you] both --
for [marriage] makes of two fractional lives a whole;
it gives to two purposeless lives a work,
and doubles the strength of each whereby to perform it;
it gives to two questioning natures a reason for living,
and something to live for;
it will give a new revelation to love,
a new depth to sorrow,
a new impulse to worship.
[On this] day, the scales fall from [your] eyes
and [you] shall look upon a new world...
a new gladness to the sunshine,
a new fragrance to the flowers,
a new beauty to the earth,
a new mystery to life.