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HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:55 pm

I have googled and googled and not found anything I LOVE...

Both my grandfather (mum's dad) and grandmother (dad's mum) are doing readings at our wedding IN FIVE WEEKS!!

My grandfather is doing Corinthians..

My grandmother we still don't know! She showed me one she would like to read, but it is weird and not us at all!

If you have any suggestions of love readings / poems etc suitable for a grandmother to read, please suggest here!!
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Re: HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:16 pm

Hi everybody! I am new member to this forum and pleased to meet you.
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Re: HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:14 am

Hey don't stress our Celebrant has given us a novel on Readings,you could ask the person who is marrying you to provide you with this?
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Re: HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:01 am

We used a poem about swans, as it wasn't too weddingy but still romantic:

Winter Swans by Owen Sheers
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Re: HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:19 am

Are you looking for some from the Bible, to compliment the Corinthians reading? (I'm guessing 1 Corinthians 13 - Love is patient, love is kind etc)
How about:

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
10 If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
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Re: HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:00 pm

This pwns:

Excerpt From "The Velveteen Rabbit"
Margery Williams

"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
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Re: HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:39 pm

Have a look at "The Art of Marriage" by Wilferd A Peterson. The short version is perfect for weddings and it is a very suitable reading for an older person to read and even better if they themselves have had a long happy marriage.

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Re: HELP!! Wedding readings!!

Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:00 pm

These are the readings that we are looking at having at our wedding. I hope that this helps :D

POEM BY Edmund O’Neil

Marriage is a commitment to life- to the best that two people can find and bring out in each other. It offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal, a joining that is promised for a lifetime.
Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. A wife and a husband are each other’s best friend, confidant, lover, teacher, listener and critic. There may come times when one partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other may resemble the tender caring of a parent for a child. Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger; even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes life is unable to avoid. It encourages and nurtures new life. When two people pledge to love and care for each other in marriage they create a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. Marriage is a promise, a potential,made in the hearts of two people who love, which takes a lifetime to fulfill.

Blessing For A Marriage by James Dillet Freeman
May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. May you always need one another – not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete; the valley does not make the mountain less, but more; and the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you.
May you need one another, but not out of weakness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you entice one another, but not compel one another. May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another. May you succeed in all important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. May you look for things to praise, often say, I love you! and take no notice of small faults.
If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back. May you enter into the mystery which is the awareness of one another's presence – no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another!
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