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#31 Peach

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    Posted 15 October 2011 - 06:34 PM


    I want part of the traditional 1 Corinthians read. And I really like this one... I am a total English nerd, and I have this and a quotation from Romeo and Juliet for our programs. (it is in my signature). 




    What greater thing is there for two

    human souls than to feel that they

    are joined together to strengthen

    each other in all labor, to

    minister to each other in all

    sorrow, to share with each

    other in all gladness, to be

    one with each other in the

    silent unspoken memories?

    George Eliot


    I LOVE the Velveteen Rabbit too!

    And I am seriously a HUGE Winnie the Pooh fan; in fact, as a suggestion for a reading from a young person, what about a short quotation from Winnie the Pooh?


    I also heard one about, "How do you spell love? You don't spell it. You feel it."


    What about collecting some examples of "Love is" as defined by kids, pick a couple of your favourites, and have her read them? I post them around my classroom at Valentines Day. Here are some sites with them:


      http://www.religious...org/love_is.htm   Hope that helps.    I also like Variations on the Word Love by Margaret Atwood. It probably is not for all brides, and I do not know if we will use it...probably not. But here it is anyway. I really like it :) It is quite long. Maybe only part of it?  

    Variations on the Word Love

    This is a word we use to plug 
    holes with. It's the right size for those warm 
    blanks in speech, for those red heart- 
    shaped vacancies on the page that look nothing 
    like real hearts. Add lace 
    and you can sell 
    it. We insert it also in the one empty 
    space on the printed form 
    that comes with no instructions. There are whole 
    magazines with not much in them 
    but the word love, you can 
    rub it all over your body and you 
    can cook with it too. How do we know 
    it isn't what goes on at the cool 
    debaucheries of slugs under damp 
    pieces of cardboard? As for the weed- 
    seedlings nosing their tough snouts up 
    among the lettuces, they shout it. 
    Love! Love! sing the soldiers, raising 
    their glittering knives in salute. 

    Then there's the two 
    of us. This word 
    is far too short for us, it has only 
    four letters, too sparse 
    to fill those deep bare 
    vacuums between the stars 
    that press on us with their deafness. 
    It's not love we don't wish 
    to fall into, but that fear. 
    this word is not enough but it will 
    have to do. It's a single 
    vowel in this metallic 
    silence, a mouth that says 
    O again and again in wonder 
    and pain, a breath, a finger 
    grip on a cliffside. You can 
    hold on or let go.





    #32 Dominican Ally

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      Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:12 AM

      I love this thread - still trying to think of ideas.

      Are you all having the officiant read this? Is that an issue in a spanish speaking country....Im' wondering if I'll have to have someone attending my wedding do a reading...

      Can't wait to marry my best friend on April 11, 2013!

      49 Guests booked, and counting...

      #33 stefkva

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        Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:12 PM

        So many great ideas!!!!! I love this thread! thank you for sharing these posts

        #34 stella331

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          Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

          I've haven't even thought about this. Yikes!

          46 booked and counting!

          #35 S2BMrsJerace

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            Posted 19 August 2013 - 05:30 PM

            Originally Posted by Martha 

            I like this one!

            Unknown title - Regina Hill
            When two people join together
            and bond their lives forever
            because they are certain they have something special
            that will make their commitment last…
            this is the first act of faith. Upon this act of faith these two people will build a life.
            and as long as their determination stays with them
            this life will always be their hope, their dreams, their truth, their being, their inspiration,
            and their source of strength.
            Through their life together, they will hurt and laugh.
            Together they will feel all of life’s up and downs.
            They will learn and grow through trial and error.
            The lessons will show them the meaning of true love
            And the difference between a love that lasts
            and one that just gives up.
            These two people will face each failure together and
            discover the strength to go on.
            They will encourage each other’s dreams and forgive each other’s faults.
            Through a labour of love.
            these two will become as one,
            fighting against the odds and ultimately creating
            a commitment that will grow into an infinite love.

            Loooooove this!!!!! I think this is the one we're going to use at our ceremony!!!! Thank you!!

            #36 Janelle0308

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              Posted 19 August 2013 - 07:27 PM

              We are not religious people at all so hoping to avoid that aspect...any other ideas out there? I really like the idea of a hand fasting part of the ceremony but haven't been able to find the wording for it.

              #37 Peach

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                Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:58 AM

                Originally Posted by Janelle0308 

                We are not religious people at all so hoping to avoid that aspect...any other ideas out there? I really like the idea of a hand fasting part of the ceremony but haven't been able to find the wording for it.


                I wanted to do the Hands ceremony element but did not get a say in the ceremony. Oh well. But it is lovely if you can do it. 


                Check out things you are into... poems, songs, quotations from movies. I like some of the ones here for something a little different:




                We used Pablo Neruda's poem in some of our stuff, and a quotation from Romeo and Juliet, since I am an English teacher. We are also a little nerdy, so some nerdy movie quotations made their way into our guest book, though we could not use any of that in our ceremony.


                Just keep searching - there are a lot of non-religious options.

                #38 bridemoonpalace

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                  Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:12 PM

                  Great ideas!

                  #39 Jenn963

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                    Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:24 AM

                    WOW! i love these readings!! thank you for the ideas :) some of them even made me tear up just reading them and visualizing us up at the altar hearing these words :) 

                    #40 Xarocas

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                      Posted 15 September 2013 - 12:36 PM

                      I've been looking for readings, this is great!:)

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