“This silken ribbon close entwines two hearts in love together. Friendship’s dearest pledge is made in joy forever.
United you shall walk through life sharing earth’s pain and pleasure. Hand in hand you shall strive for achievement in life together.
Should the path be rough and thorny let love sustain and guide you. Should the way be strewn with roses let the joys of life embrace you.”Then the ribbon can remain over their shoulders while the vows are exchanged and ceremoniously removed and handed to someone in the party for safekeeping.