New York State law requires that you have a marriage license and that you state in my presence and in front of least one other witness that each takes the other as his or her spouse. As far as I am concerned, the rest can be whatever you want! Your ceremony can express your personality, spiritual beliefs, and thoughts on love and relationship. Whether you are traditional or non-traditional, religious, spiritual, an atheist or agnostic there is a way to express yourselves as a couple.