Weddings from the Heart : Contemporary and Traditional Ceremonies for an Unforgettable Wedding

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-02-01
  • Publisher: Pub Group West

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From the bestselling author of True Love and Coming Apart (150,000 copies sold)--a beautiful guidebook for couples who want to create their own wedding ceremony. This edition has been revised and expanded to include over 100 thoughts on love to help create the perfect ceremony.

Author Biography

Daphne Rose Kingma is a therapist and lecturer who also performs wedding ceremonies

Table of Contents

Your Unforgettable Weddingp. 1
Building on Traditionp. 6
Using This Bookp. 7
Reflections on Marriagep. 11
Creating Your Ceremonyp. 17
Questions for Reflectionp. 20
Finding an Officiantp. 21
Choosing Your Attendantsp. 23
Creating the Communityp. 25
Selecting Invitationsp. 27
Choosing the Settingp. 28
The Light in Your Ceremonyp. 30
Musical Considerationsp. 31
To Rehearse or Not?p. 33
Final Remindersp. 36
Postscriptp. 36
The Ceremonial Elementsp. 39
The Processionp. 42
The Convocationp. 44
The Invocationp. 45
The Readingsp. 45
The Addressp. 46
The Consecrationp. 47
The Expression of Intentp. 48
The Vowsp. 48
The Blessing and Exchanging of the Ringsp. 49
The Pronouncement of Marriagep. 50
The Kissp. 50
The Benedictionp. 50
The Recessionp. 51
A Selection of Ceremoniesp. 51
A Selection of Ceremoniesp. 55
The Marriage of Love and Commitmentp. 57
The Marriage of Love and Purposep. 67
The Marriage of Love and Rejoicingp. 79
The Marriage of Love and Fulfillmentp. 89
The Marriage of Love and Renewalp. 99
The Civil Ceremonyp. 109
The Quaker Ceremonyp. 110
Additional Selectionsp. 111
Processionp. 113
Convocationp. 116
Invocationp. 118
Readingsp. 121
Vowsp. 139
Blessing of the Ringsp. 152
Exchanging of the Ringsp. 154
Pronouncement of Marriagep. 157
Benedictionp. 158
Traditional Customs from Around the Worldp. 163
Ceremonial Flourishesp. 171
Wedding Ceremony Worksheetp. 189
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