Post # 1
My fiance is atheist and I am a Christian who is trying to figure out what I believe. Therefore, in regards to the ceremony, what should we do? We want to have a blessing but is it okay to do so without religion involved? Also, what are some resources for readings to have for the ceremony? Thanks for the help in advance!
Post # 3
A friends of mine had this read by the officiant (a friend because literally anyone can be an officiant in Colorado) at her wedding and I love it. It’s not religious although I think it may have been written a religious-y person. They were holding hands and looking at eachother while he read it. Just a thought…Enjoy!
“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 as in today, tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children, 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
Well this isn’t any kind of blessing- but I think this idea rocks: http://www.celebrateintimateweddings.com/lovebox.html
We are definitely doing this ^^
Or this idea is good too- I think it’s a “pagan” ceremony thing, but I think it’s still very symbolic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Handfasting