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Ten Favourite Wedding Readings

Readings at a wedding ceremony can add a wonderful special personal touch to your wedding. They can reflect who you are, set the mood of the ceremony and give family members or friends a chance to play an active role in the occasion.
For inspiration with selecting the reading or readings that are right for you, here are Ten Favourite wedding readings, as chosen by the hundreds of couples whose weddings I have officiated.
For each I’ve included an excerpt from the poem to give you a taste
1. Gifts from the Sea by Anne Morrow LindberghFor the couple who love natural imagery of the sea  “Relationships must be like islands, one must accept them for what they are here and now, within their limits - islands, surrounded and interrupted by the sea, and continually visited and abandoned by the tides.”

2. from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de BernieresFor the couple who love images of trees “Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away…roots that grow towards each other unde…

Will you marry me?

Calling all about-to-get engaged couples
December is high season for proposals. If you’ve been together a while and have even vaguely begun to think about getting married, or are ready to make your proposal, here are some things to think about so that the proposal is perfect for you and your partner.

Make it a moment that shines and is a fabulous memory ever after.

1. When will you propose? The two most popular dates for proposing are both in December: Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It’s understandable, seeing that is when most people are with be with family or close friends, and a proposal adds immensely to the festive and celebratory occasion.

More important, is there a date that’s significant to the two of you – her birthday, his birthday, the anniversary of your first date, the date you moved in together?
If so, that’s the date to make the proposal.
2. Do you want the proposal to be a total surprise?

The majority of proposals are a total surprise to the person being proposed t…