(Closed) Choosing a "Sacred" Book…?

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Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would do a big pretty copy of LOTR or the Chronicle of Narnia! That or a book called Mistborn, it was something DH and I listened to on audio book when we were first dating and his first introduction to the fantasy genre other than Harry Potter. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

James Herriot’s “All Creatures Great and Small.” I’m an animal fanatic, especially dogs, and I own every book he’s written.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Any of the Song of Ice and Fire books. We all know how great George RR Martin is at weddings.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Seriously though, I think this would be a really cool tradition. I can’t really think of a book that is significant enough to me to pass down like that. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

Interesting. Well, I am a Christian so I would use the bible. But if I didn’t use the bible I think we would probably use some form of history book, not like a text book.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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likejohnnyandjune:  already married, but I could have seen us doing Harry Potter (we had a very subtle/vague reference in our ceremony), LOTR, The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, maybe A Song of Ice and Fire (we love the show and incorporated a bit from it into our ceremony but are waiting until it ends to read the books), The Princess Bride, something by Neil Gaiman, or The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle (but that would really just be for me).

Whatever it was, it would be important to me that it was a beautiful book, and I wouldn’t want to worry about the dust jacket. But it’s tricky, because I wouldn’t want to make my great-grandchildren feel obligated to incorporate a book into their wedding when they may not like the story it contains.

ETA: There are also some children’s picture books I could consider.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

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likejohnnyandjune:  a book of history. We’re both really interested in history and learning about what has happened in the past and how we got to where we are today.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I would probably pick Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Like you said, Harry Potter has been a huge part of our lives in various ways, and he proposed while we were watching Half Blood Prince! 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Absolutely, without question, I would use The Ancestor’s Tale by Richard Dawkins. Most people know him as a vocal atheist, but first and foremost, he is an evolutionary biologist. The Ancestor’s Tale is is his magnum opus and is amazing. If I were stranded on a desert island and could have only one book, that’s what it would be. I have read it three times and I can STILL read it and learn something new every time. Reading it is like “comfort food” for the mind. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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likejohnnyandjune:  haha no problem!

For HP, all we did was at the end of our (pretty traditional) vows, saying “this I solemnly swear”

For GoT, we did a bit where our officiant said “say the words” and simultanously we said “He is my sun and stars (she is the moon of my life). I am his (hers), and he (she) is mine, from this day, until the end of my days.” If that makes sense. It took a bit of practice lol. And we used the GoT theme for our recessional.

there were also some nerdy touches at our reception. We named our tables after different fantasy and sci-fi locations, and during his speech, my dad joked that he was worried when he found out he was at a table called Winterfell.

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