Post # 1
“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.”
Post # 4
Awww, so beautiful, thanks for sharing 🙂
Post # 5
OMGoodness that’s beautiful! I’m faving this so I have it for later. Thank you for sharing!
Post # 6
We’re doing The Hands also =]
i have to practice reading it this week so i don’t cry on the day of! OYe vez
Post # 7
i’m all teary eyed now. sniff sniff
Post # 8
I first stumbled upon this reading months ago and my Fiance and I decided right then and there that we would do a hand-tying ceremony and use this reading! I can’t wait, it brings tears to my eyes everytime I read it. Thanks so much for posting!!
Post # 10
Awww we had to say that to each other during a mass for our engagement encounter. I love it!!
Post # 11
How are you using this reading during the ceremony?
Post # 12
AH! our pastor is using this at ours as well! Called the Blessing of the Hands. He did it at my brothers wedding as well and everyone was crying (except me..I dont do that )
Post # 13
Actually I have another one too, that I came across.
The engagement ring is done after the wedding bands. The officiant
says "The engagement ring is a symbol of promise and intention. Now
the intention is realized and the promise fulfilled. Please place your
engagement ring on "bride’s name" finger over her wedding band to
symbolize that the love that brought you together will always protect
and sustain your marriage."
Like I said…im not a crier…this nearly gets me every time for some reason…and the daddy-daughter dance
Post # 14
Awww, this is so beautiful–I almost started tearing up at work! Thank you for sharing!
Post # 15
KellyV – thank you SO much for sharing that! I have been searching to try to find a beautiful "engagement ring" portion for our ring exchange and that is IT! Thank you, thank you!!
Post # 16
You’re welcome! Glad to help. Im glad someone else will get to use it. I told my pastor about it and he was so excited to incorporate it into our ceremony.