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#1 CherylMc

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    Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:42 PM

    Hello brides and future brides to be...

    During our ceremony we wanted to do a reading and have my brother do it. I was wondering a few things…
    1) what are some good readings you have used or heard
    2) When did you do these - after the vows, before…etc?

    Thank you so much
    :)


    #2 KarenLynn

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      Posted 15 December 2009 - 06:21 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by CherylMc
      Hello brides and future brides to be...

      During our ceremony we wanted to do a reading and have my brother do it. I was wondering a few things…
      1) what are some good readings you have used or heard
      2) When did you do these - after the vows, before…etc?

      Thank you so much
      :)
      Hi Cheryl,
      This is the reading that we had my brother do:
      Blessing of the Hands"

      “These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”

      He read it before the vows.

      Karen

      #3 amqueens

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        Posted 15 December 2009 - 10:24 PM

        Beautiful!
        - Anne-Marie

        #4 Jamaica0619

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          Posted 16 December 2009 - 11:28 PM

          We had Jeff's sister read the excerpt below. I don't remember when she did the reading. I think it might have been after the vows but before the sand ceremony


          When You Love Someone
          excerpt from ``A Gift from the Sea'' (1955)
          by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

          When you love someone you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is an impossibility. It is even a lie to pretend to. And yet this is exactly what most of us demand. We have so little faith in the ebb and flow of life, of love, and of relationships. We leap at the flow of the tide and resist in terror is ebb. We are afraid it will never return. We insist on permanency, on duration, on continuity; when the only continuity possible, in life as in love, is in growth, in fluidity – in freedom, in the sense that the dancers are free, barely touching as they pass, but partners in the same pattern.

          The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what was in nostalgia nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now. Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are hear and now, within their limits – islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.
          Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camas

          #5 CHAKLIT

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            Posted 17 December 2009 - 10:10 AM

            Both readings are excellent!!
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            #6 bosi

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              Posted 17 December 2009 - 09:32 PM

              I am using these 2 readings as well as something for the hand ceremony.


              First reading …………………………………………………………………………1.Corinthians 13:1-13


              If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

              Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

              Love never fails.



              Second Reading ………………………………………………“Love Is A Great Thing” by Thomas   Kempis


              Love is a great thing, yea, a great and thorough good. By itself it makes that is heavy light; and it bears evenly all that is uneven.

              It carries a burden which is no burden; it will not be kept back by anything low and mean; it desires to be free from all wordly affections, and not to be entangled by any outward prosperity, or by any adversity subdued.

              Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility. It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down.

              Though weary, it is not tired; though pressed it is not straitened; though alarmed, it is not confounded; but as a living flame it forces itself upwards and securely passes through all.

              Love is active and sincere, courageous, patient, faithful, prudent and manly.

              #7 misstrae76

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                Posted 22 December 2009 - 04:40 AM

                Thank you for these ladies! They are beautiful!




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