This past weekend we had the amazing pleasure to be a part of Alex and Taylor’s wedding at Woodend. A big thanks to Jay Premackfor the image above. They are an electric pair. Not surprisingly the bride (being a professional poet herself) chose some moving readings. I am delighted to share one of them with you. Maybe you will add it to your ceremony.
by Robert Fulghum
You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks- all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married,” and continued with “I will” and “you will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” -and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more are the real process of a wedding.
The symbolic vows that you are saying to one another, “you know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word.”
Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these part few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.
For after today you shall say to the world- This is my husband. This is my wife.
Ooh, I still have chills