Ceremony Readings: what are you doing?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: What kind of reading(s) are you having?
    Scripture (any religion) : (4 votes)
    24 %
    Non-Scripture, but religious : (0 votes)
    Non-Religious : (10 votes)
    59 %
    No readings : (3 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 5
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    473 posts
    Helper bee

    No need to bump after only an hour! 🙂 

    Not really sure if it’s a “reading” or a “unity ceremony,” but instead of sand or candles, we are going to do a hand blessing: http://www.weddingministerct.com/wedding-hand-blessing-ceremony.htm . I will probably just have our officiant read it after our vows. Or, since we each have an uncle who is a pastor and would love to include both, I might have my uncle officiate and his do the blessing. 

    Post # 6
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    627 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

    🙂 I haven’t 100% decided but I think it’s going to be: 

    Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog -Taylor Mali

    Union from The Beginning to End by Robert Fulghum

    Post # 7
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    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @inky_1:  We will prob go with the same Corinthians reading

    Currently we are wondering about including another more secular. I love the velveteen rabbit. I had the book as a child and had forgotton all about it until I started looking at wedding planning.

    But there are soo many other beatiful and meaningful poems/readings that fit so well.

    Captain corelli’s mandolin:

    Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your root was so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. that is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

     

    Sir walter scott: love rules the court

    Love rules the court,

    The camp, the grove,

    And man below, and the saints above,

    For love is heaven

    And heaven is love

     


    and Love by Roy Croft (too long to paste here :P)


    are just a few I have found.

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