We end this ceremony with the African American tradition of jumping of the broom. As our bride and groom jump the broom, they physically and spiritually cross the threshold into the land of matrimony. Traditionally, jumping the broom was also a means of sweeping away all negative energy, making for all things that are good to come into your lives.
The bride and groom will now begin their new life together with a clean sweep!
One of the attendants then hands the broom to the groom, who makes sweeping gestures to eliminate any negative energy. The groom then hands the broom to the bride, who places it on the ground in their path.
Officiant: 1, 2, 3… Jump!
This portion of the vows will be inserted before The Pronouncement Section on your preference of the standard civil or spiritual vows.