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Weddings from the Heart: Contemporary and Traditional Ceremonies for an Unforgettable Wedding
Weddings from the Heart offers five complete new ceremonies, the texts of traditional Christian and civil ceremonies, and hundreds of vows, consecrations, and blessings. Includes more than fifty heartwarming, philosophical, and poetic readings on love from a wide range of writers and poets such as Pablo Neruda, Rainer Maria Rilke, Shakespeare, and Elizabeth Barret Browning ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Conari Press
(first published January 1st 1991)
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This book has 5 complete sample ceremonies, plus additional sets of vows and readings. The content ranges from barebones civil ceremony to traditional Christian and Jewish ceremonies to some very non-traditional version. I found it very useful how they broke out the standard sections of the ceremony and the intention/purpose of each. I found a lot of the material to be very cheesy with references to angels and lame poetic analogies, but there's something in it for everyone and it was a valuable ...more
This is a very sweet, useful & romantic book. I think I'll be referring back to it many times over the next while as we get firmer on our plans. I like that it has some structure tips for weddings as well as a variety of readings from many different backgrounds.