WEDDING HEART TO HEART


~SAMPLE WEDDING CEREMONY~

Wedding of Mark & Kim

  Welcome and Thank You to all the family and friends.

  Song & Reading

  Opening Poem:



"THE PROPHET BY KAHLIL GIBRAN"

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.

Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.

And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.


  Pledge and the Vows, Mark and Kim did both
   traditional vows and shared their own personal vows.

  Family Blessing

  Family & Friend Pledge
   Will all the family and friends that are witnesses her today
   promise to guide and support and love and cherish this couple?
   All present, "WE DO!"

  Ring Exchange
   This ring I give to you, My Love, in token and in pledge of my
   constant faith and abiding love. With all that I have and all
   that I am I honor you!

  The Blessing or Prayer

  Song & Reading

  Unifying Ceremony - Rose Ceremony (Other Popular Unifying Rituals -
   Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Wine Ceremony, Hand Ceremony
   Heart Ceremony or Breaking the Glass)

  Flower Presentation to the Parents & Grandparents

 Poem:

                  "American Indian Love Poem"

   Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter
   to the other. Now you will feel no cold for each of you
   will be warmth to the other. Now you are as two persons,
   but there is only one life before you.
   May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon you,
   and may the Great Spirit bring sunrise in your hearts.
   Go now into your dwelling to enter into your days
   together and may your days be good and
   long upon the earth.

 Closing Blessing

 The Kiss

 Introduction of the New Bride & Groom:
   It is my pleasure to be the first to introduce: Mr. & Mrs. Wells


HELPFUL HINTS:

  As soon as the two of you set a date , begin to visualize
   how you want your wedding day to be - Beautiful weather,
   the loving feelings expressed, and your own personal style!

  Ask a friend or family member to sing a song or read a poem, it is a
   wonderful way to get them involved and honor one another!

  Relax! Create your wedding ceremony in "EVERY WAY"
   to fully express your love!

  Get a massage a few days before the ceremony!

       Enjoy the process!!!

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