Post # 1
What hymns and readings are you doing in your ceremony? We need to choose soon so our church can print the programs. I think we’re going to have two hymns and two readings. Right now we’re thinking Jeremiah 29:11 for a reading and my mom insists on Go My Children as a hymn. What are you using or what are some of your favorites?
Post # 2
I think what you have picked sounds great! My dad (who married us) chose the readings himself. We didn’t use traditional hymns, but while we took communion we used the song “The House Of God, Forever” by Jon Foreman and it was a really special moment.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2015 - Church
Holy Spirit (you are welcome here) by Francesca Batestelli.
Post # 4
Here are the readings we used: “The Art of Marriage” short version by Wilfred Peterson
A good marriage must be created. In the marriage the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives. It is standing together and facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family. It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitue in thoughtful ways. It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other an atmosophere in which each can grow. It is not only marrying the right person. It is being the right partner.
“Prayer of Love” by Carol Merolla
My marriage prayer for you is this: That you will always remember the qualities that attracted you to each other when you first met and how you felt as your feelings of attraction turned into respect, admiration, and finally love. That you will work hard to turn your feelings of love into acts of love so that nothing and no one can divide you. That you will always have kind and loving hearts that are quick to forgive when your partner is wrong. That your love might grow to bear all things, believe all things, and hope for all things, endure all things. I pray you place your marriage in God’s hands, and that your love increases and overflows, beyond anything you can yet imagine. 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
“Interfaith Unity Candle Reading” by Rev. Clint Hufft
From every human being, there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven. And when two souls are destined to find eachother, their two streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from their united being. They do not lose their indviduality; yet, in marriage, they are united in so close a bond that they become one. Now, followingthe profession of their marriage vows they will light the large center candle from the smaller candles to symbolize this new reality. In this way, they are saying that henceforth their light must shine together for each other, for their families, and for their community. In our highlight video you can hear these beautiful readings in part. https://vimeo.com/110931938