Wedding Vow from the Chinese Han Dynasty

Sarah Ritchie Readings & Vows

  New York is a delicious melting pot of ethnic groups and cultures—a Celebrant’s dream come true.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 10 percent of New Yorkers identify themselves as Chinese.  I have worked with many Chinese couples over the years and find there are wonderful customs, including the traditional tea ceremony which couples enjoy including in …

Buddhist Inspired Vows

Sarah Ritchie Readings & Vows

Bride and Groom, do you pledge to help each other to develop your hearts and minds, cultivating compassion, generosity, ethics, patience, enthusiasm, concentration and wisdom as you age and undergo the various ups and downs of life and to transform them into the path of love, compassion, joy and equanimity? “We do” Recognizing that the external conditions in life will …