Many of the traditional wedding ceremony elements and phrases we are accustomed to date back to the sixteenth century.
The following marriage vows: "To have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part”, are from the Book of Common Prayer, published in the year 1549.
These familiar vows are still relevant and often used in current-day wedding ceremonies over 400 years later!
To learn more about the wedding ceremony from the Book Of Common Prayer, go to Wikipedia and the Anglican.org site. You can also visit the online Book Of Common Prayer.