Poll: ceremony readings

What readings have you chosen for your wedding ceremony? I'm especially interested in Bible readings because I'm having a Catholic ceremony, but I'd love to hear which non-religious readings you have chosen as well! So far we think we are doing:Tobit 8:4b-8 "Allow us to live together to a happy old age"Romans, 12:1-2, 9:13John 19:9-12, "Remain in my love"

Re: Poll: ceremony readings

  • edited December 2011
    I was raised Catholic and so was my fiance, but we both have some fundamental problems with The Church, so we're trying to find some kind of God/no-God balance. That said, we really prefer a lot of Old Testamet stuff over New Testamet. Check out the Song of Solomon ("I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine.") I also like To Love is Not to Possess by James Kavanaugh. If you are using peonies as a flower (or even if you aren't!) check out Peonies by Mary Oliver. She does beautiful work in general; check out some of her stuff and see what speaks to you. And if you are in the market for a very, very shot secular reading, try this tidbit from Guy de Maupussant on for size: "To love very much is to love inadequately: We love -- that is all. Love cannot be modified without being nullified. Love is a short word but it contains everything. Love means the body, the soul, the life, the entire being. We feel love as we feel the warmth of our blood, we breathe love as we breathe the air, we hold it in ourselves as we hold our thoughts. Nothing more exists for us. Love is not a word. It is a wordless state indicated by four letters We have heard "I carry your heart in my heart" at SO MANY weddings lately, we are about to puke. That one is banned.
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