- 10 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
First of all, a HUGE heart-felt thank you to all the bees that helped me over the past few months on dress, jewelery, makeup and things. What a wonderful community. You all kept me safe and sane, and I thank you.
Both my DH and I have traces of Native American heritage, mine Cherokee and his Chickasaw. A good friend of mine, who offered to do our ceremony, is also Native American, a sun dancer who has performed many lodges and ceremonies. So it felt right to go with such a ceremony for us, which was full of so much love, honoring and Spirit. We were truly blessed.
Part of our vows:
TO THE COUPLE (A Native American Blessing). “Now you will feel no rain, for you will be shelter to each other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other. Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you. Soon you will go to your resting place, to enter into the days of your togetherness. May your days be good and long upon the Earth.
Above you are the stars, below you are the stones. As time does pass, remember; Like a star should your love be constant. Like a stone should your love be firm. Be close, yet not too close. Possess one another, yet be understanding. Have patience with the other; for storms will come, but they will go quickly. Be free in giving of affection and warmth. Make love often, and be sensuous to one another. Have no fear, and let not the ways of words of the unenlightened give you unease. For the Great Spirit is with you, now and always.”