Prayers and Blessings

In Rastafari there is no formal marriage structure. A Rastafari man and woman who live together are regarded as husband and wife (unless, of course, they are related in some other way, such as mother and son).
If marriage does take place it is regarded as a social occasion rather than a religious event.


When Rastas get married... I say marriage is love, not writing on a paper that you will love eachother for always no matter what. 
I believe there is no such thing as a "Rasta wedding" though, yes, two Rastas can marry, but what makes it a Rasta wedding? If two Christians get married, does that make the wedding a Christian wedding? Two Rastas can get married in the forest, in a church or on a mountain top, they can invite only Rastas, or Christians , Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, whatsoever, neither of these does make it more of a "Rasta wedding". 

If you mean, with "Rasta wedding", that simply two Rastas get married, then it does not make a difference wether they are Ras or not. Love is love. Humans are humans, and a wedding is a wedding. Does it matter if you try making it more of a so called "Rasta wedding"? It is not the wedding that is the most of importance, it is the love that is shared between the two beings in this ceremony, and there is no so called "Rasta love", is there? 
Rastas can celebrate their wedding however they want, they can put banners with red,gold,green on the walls, they can do anything they want, but love is still love and it is still shared the same way, regardless of how you celebrate the actual ceremony of a wedding. 

The Prayer

Marriage is a gift from God, a miracle.

After speaking to you both, it is obvious that you already know some of the great blessings marriage has to offer.

It is an opportunity to feel the joy of taking care of someone who takes care of you, to be challenged towards growth yet gently nurtured, to love deeply and receive it in return.

It is about trust, friendship and having a partner to share all life has to offer.

It is a commitment to participate in a process of mutual evolution, understanding and forgiveness.

It is indeed a sacred union to be treated with reverence.

Marriage is not a place to hide from the world.

It is a safe place to grow and become wiser.

It is a place to evolve into better people; so that you can go out in the world and make a difference by spreading the joy and wisdom that you have found with each other.

Together in this marriage, you shall contribute more fully, for you both shall be more full.

Bride, Groom is a gift to you from God, but he is not a gift for you alone.

It is God’s will that in your love, this man might find within himself a greater sense of who he is meant to be.

You are asked to see the good in this man, to accept him for who he is and who he shall be.

In this way, God’s purpose shall be accomplished in this relationship.

May this man find the kingdom of heaven through the love you share.

And so it is with you also Groom, that although Bride is God’s gift to you, she is not a gift intended for you alone.

You are asked by God to so love this woman, that in your love she might find herself as God has created her, so beautiful and strong and brave and true, that the entire world might be blessed by the presence of a woman who shines so.

May she relax in your arms as she has never relaxed before. May she know, from now on, that there is one on whose love she can depend on forever.

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