What if you did what you wanted to do on your wedding day?
What if you took no ones opinion or advice but simply followed your own two hearts on your wedding planning?
What if you did a surprise wedding?
What if you kept the ceremony for only the two of you?
What if you told everyone to bugger off and did it your way?
What if in the end they all loved your vision even more than their own and you all lived happily ever after?
WEDDING READING OPTIONS
I usually have two wedding readings within the wedding ceremonies that I write. I like to include one in the beginning that works well with the couples love story and another right after the vows, to give the couple a moment to gather themselves again; vows are emotional!!
So, here are 3 of my favorite wedding readings for you:
Love Lives; John Clare (1793-1864)
Love lives beyond
The tomb, the earth, which fades like dew.
I love the fond,
The faithful, and the true
Love lives in sleep,
The happiness of healthy dreams
Eve’s dews may weep,
But love delightful seems.
‘Tis heard in spring
When light and sunbeams, warm and kind,
On angels’ wing
Bring love and music to the mind.
And where is voice,
So young, so beautiful and sweet
As nature’s choice,
Where Spring and lovers meet?
Love lives beyond
The tomb, the earth, the flowers, and dew.
I love the fond,
The faithful, young and true.
To be one with each other; George Eliot (1819-1880)
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labour, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories.
From The Irrational Season – Madeleine L’Engle
But ultimately there comes a moment when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take. It is indeed a fearful gamble. Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created, so that, together we become a new creature.
To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take. If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation. It takes a lifetime to learn another person. When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling, and which implies such risk that it is often rejected.
Your wedding day officially begins when the ceremony kicks off! Let's make sure your ceremony sets the tone for your wedding day.
Your wedding ceremony should remind people why your standing there on your wedding day professing your love and vowing to stick with each other. Your wedding ceremony needs to share a bit of your love story and remind your guests all the reasons you chose each other.
Let your guests fall in love with you all over again (or for the first time). One way to do this is to throw away the notion that you should not show emotion during your ceremony or being overly worried about crying. Your emotions are running high on your wedding day and your guests kind of expect you to laugh, cry or smile during your ceremony.
So be you, set the tone for your wedding day by shining a light on who you are during your wedding ceremony.
Love stories are my passion