Jump to content

Photo

poems or reading for ceremony???


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 eturnery

eturnery
  • Newbie
  • 13 posts

    Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:05 PM

    Hi guys

    has anyone any ideas of poems or readings for a civil ceremony - i have been searching the internet but nothing seems to sum up what i want to say?

    #2 babycow

    babycow
    • Jr. Member
    • 367 posts

      Posted 19 December 2007 - 07:29 PM

      If you haven't found anything online, I would start thinking about some of your and your FI's favorite books, movies, songs, ect. You could use parts of them in your ceremony. Also, have you thought about writing your own word of love? That would be really sweet and it would convey everything you want to say. Good luck, keep us posted.
      http://i206.photobuc....DERICA_242.jpg
      Erica and Tim
      Dreams Tulum
      Mexico
      May 17, 2008

      #3 cheese_diva

      cheese_diva
      • VIP Member
      • 1,966 posts

        Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:29 PM

        Matt's sister read "Union" by Robert Fulghum.. she had everyone crying.. We had people coming up to us saying they didn't cry at their own wedding but they cried at ours!
        http://i148.photobuc....0smash/032.jpg
        faberphotography.com
        <a href="http://lilypie.com/"><img src="http://lb2f.lilypie.com/Yg4Cm8.png" width="400" height="80" border="0" alt="Lilypie Second Birthday tickers" /></a>

        #4 StephanieMN

        StephanieMN
        • Sr. Member
        • 1,798 posts

          Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:33 PM

          We are doing this poem, I cry everytime I read it:
          The Invitation

          It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
          I want to know what you ache for
          and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

          It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
          I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
          for love
          for your dream
          for the adventure of being alive.

          It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
          I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
          if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
          or have become shrivelled and closed
          from fear of further pain.

          I want to know if you can sit with pain
          mine or your own
          without moving to hide it
          or fade it
          or fix it.

          I want to know if you can be with joy
          mine or your own
          if you can dance with wildness
          and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
          without cautioning us
          to be careful
          to be realistic
          to remember the limitations of being human.

          It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
          is true.
          I want to know if you can
          disappoint another
          to be true to yourself.
          If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
          and not betray your own soul.
          If you can be faithless
          and therefore trustworthy.

          I want to know if you can see Beauty
          even when it is not pretty
          every day.
          And if you can source your own life
          from its presence.

          I want to know if you can live with failure
          yours and mine
          and still stand at the edge of the lake
          and shout to the silver of the full moon,
          “Yes.”

          It doesn’t interest me
          to know where you live or how much money you have.
          I want to know if you can get up
          after the night of grief and despair
          weary and bruised to the bone
          and do what needs to be done
          to feed the children.

          It doesn’t interest me who you know
          or how you came to be here.
          I want to know if you will stand
          in the centre of the fire
          with me
          and not shrink back.

          It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
          you have studied.
          I want to know what sustains you
          from the inside
          when all else falls away.

          I want to know if you can be alone
          with yourself
          and if you truly like the company you keep
          in the empty moments.




          My friend gave me the book and I love it

          #5 bride2be

          bride2be
          • Newbie
          • 60 posts

            Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:35 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by StephanieMN
            We are doing this poem, I cry everytime I read it:
            The Invitation

            It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
            I want to know what you ache for
            and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

            It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
            I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
            for love
            for your dream
            for the adventure of being alive.

            It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
            I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
            if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
            or have become shrivelled and closed
            from fear of further pain.

            I want to know if you can sit with pain
            mine or your own
            without moving to hide it
            or fade it
            or fix it.

            I want to know if you can be with joy
            mine or your own
            if you can dance with wildness
            and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
            without cautioning us
            to be careful
            to be realistic
            to remember the limitations of being human.

            It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
            is true.
            I want to know if you can
            disappoint another
            to be true to yourself.
            If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
            and not betray your own soul.
            If you can be faithless
            and therefore trustworthy.

            I want to know if you can see Beauty
            even when it is not pretty
            every day.
            And if you can source your own life
            from its presence.

            I want to know if you can live with failure
            yours and mine
            and still stand at the edge of the lake
            and shout to the silver of the full moon,
            “Yes.”

            It doesn’t interest me
            to know where you live or how much money you have.
            I want to know if you can get up
            after the night of grief and despair
            weary and bruised to the bone
            and do what needs to be done
            to feed the children.

            It doesn’t interest me who you know
            or how you came to be here.
            I want to know if you will stand
            in the centre of the fire
            with me
            and not shrink back.

            It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
            you have studied.
            I want to know what sustains you
            from the inside
            when all else falls away.

            I want to know if you can be alone
            with yourself
            and if you truly like the company you keep
            in the empty moments.




            My friend gave me the book and I love it
            That's beautiful!

            #6 FLgator

            FLgator
            • Jr. Member
            • 253 posts

              Posted 21 December 2007 - 11:50 AM

              I have always liked " I carry your heart with me" by EE Cummings (also from the movie In Her Shoes.)

              i carry your heart with me


              i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
              my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
              i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
              by only me is your doing,my darling)
              i fear
              no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
              no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
              and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
              and whatever a sun will always sing is you

              here is the deepest secret nobody knows
              (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
              and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
              higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
              and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

              i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

              #7 Betsy

              Betsy

                VIP Member

              • VIP Member
              • 4,513 posts

                Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:32 PM

                What your guests see far outweighs what they hear. I highly encourage the use of visuals in the ceremony. Not only will you delight your family and guests, but your wedding video and photos will be rich in imagery, creativity and memories.

                Hand Blessing Ceremony - Version #1 - (Version for couples planning to have children)
                [Bride], please hold [Groom's] hands palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you.
                These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and vibrant with love, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as he promises to passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.
                These are the hands that will work along side yours, as together you build your future, as you laugh and cry, as you share your innermost secrets and dreams.
                These are the hands you will someday place with expectant joy upon your stomach, until he too, feels his child stir within you.
                These are the hands that look so large and strong, yet will be so gentle as he holds your baby for the first time.
                These are the hands that will work long hours for you and your new family.
                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 comfort you in illness, and hold you when fear or grief engulfs your heart.
                These are the hands that will tenderly lift your chin and brush your cheek as they raise your face to look into his eyes: eyes that are filled completely with his overwhelming love and desire for you.

                I found this at and I LOVE it!
                Orange County Wedding Officiants Ministers Non-denominational Ceremonies & Readings

                #8 Spazz

                Spazz
                • VIP Member
                • 10,482 posts

                  Posted 28 December 2007 - 05:43 PM

                  I am hoping to have someone read the lyrics of the Irish Wedding Song, it's beautiful. I also like the "Art of Marriage". Unfortunately, I'm at work and don't have them saved on this computer...




                  0 user(s) are reading this topic

                  0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users