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ceremony ideas for couple getting married later in life.

creating a ceremony for a couple who has been together 20+ years and now have decided to make it legal.
for the wedding closing/blessing I am trying to find something that does not discount their many years together but also not one of the typical blessing (Irish, apache, etc) They would like a short poem or blessing. Does anyone have any good suggestions? 

Re: ceremony ideas for couple getting married later in life.

  • MobKazMobKaz Chicago suburbs member
    Ninth Anniversary 5000 Comments 500 Love Its 5 Answers
    There are many anniversary poems and blessings that can be tweaked to accommodate your intent. 

    Why Marriage? by Dena Acolatse

    “Because to the depths of me, I (long to) have love(d) one person,
    With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body…

    Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
    Who won’t hold them against me,
    Who loves me when I’m unlikable,
    Who sees the small child in me, and
    Who looks for the divine potential of me…

    Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
    With someone who thanks God for me,
    With someone I feel blessed to hold…

    Because marriage means opportunity
    To grow in love, in friendship…

    Because marriage is a discipline
    To be added to a list of achievements…

    Because marriages do not fail, people fail
    When they enter into marriage
    Expecting another to make them whole…

    Because, knowing this,
    I promise myself to take full responsibility
    For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
    I create me,
    I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
    Together we create our marriage…

    Because with this understanding
    The possibilities are limitless.”

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