BRIDE/GROOM, I of­fer you the au­tumn of my life, brisk and vi­brant. I promise to be a com­pan­ion wor­thy of your pre­cious friend­ship. I pledge to you com­pas­sion in good times and bad, en­cour­age­ment in sick­ness and health. It is my in­tent that our life to­geth­er in­clude our large cir­cle of friends and lov­ing fam­i­lies. While we cher­ish the mem­o­ries of our in­di­vid­ual pasts, we will cre­ate new ex­pe­ri­ences and mem­o­ries in our new life together.