Here is a marriage that needs no taffeta or tulle,
Your troth in truth is uttered now unfussed and unadorned,
These two gold rings as fine a find as any precious jewel,
Your lives since your affiance fundamentally transformed.
Here is a wedding that needs no clucking congregation,
Your oath spoken clearly and heard by just a few,
A vicar and two witnesses attend your consecration,
While the company of angels claim the best celestial view.
Here is a blessing that needs no banquet or bouquet,
Your pledge is promised properly for the years that lie ahead
And so ring out, ring out o bells! a thousand peals today,
You have what matters - one another - well and truly wed!