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Awesome Wedding Readings: a new series!

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This entry is part 1 of 54 in the series Awesome Wedding Readings

Introducing my series of awesome wedding readings you might like to include in your wedding ceremony!

Readings are absolutely not a compulsory part of a marriage ceremony. They’re a way of expressing something in a way that’s different from anything you or I can come up with, and they’re also a way of including additional people in the ceremony if you want to.

We’re not necessarily talking about Bible readings here, although you can include Bible passages if you want. You might like to consider poems, passages from films or books (especially those written for children), or song lyrics. To give an even more personal touch, some couples ask their loved ones to write something specifically for their ceremony. There are plenty of options!

A Lovely Love Story, by Edward Monkton

NB: This one can easily be split between multiple readers, and I have a gorgeous hard copy of the book you can use for your ceremony.

The fierce Dinosaur was TRAPPED inside his CAGE of ICE. Although it was COLD he was HAPPY in there. It was, after all, HIS cage.

Then along came the Lovely Other Dinosaur.

The Lovely Other Dinosaur MELTED the Dinosaur’s cage with KIND words and LOVING thoughts.

I LIKE this Dinosaur, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. Although he is fierce he is also TENDER and he is FUNNY. He is also quite CLEVER though I will not tell him this for now.

I like this Lovely Other Dinosaur, thought the Dinosaur. She is BEAUTIFUL and she is DIFFERENT and she SMELLS so nice. She is also a FREE SPIRIT which is a quality I much ADMIRE in a dinosaur.

But he can be so DISTANT and so PECULIAR at times, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur.

He is also overly fond of THINGS. Are all Dinosaurs so overly fond of THINGS?

But her mind SKIPS from here to there so quickly, thought the Dinosaur. She is also uncommonly keen on SHOPPING. Are all Lovely Other Dinosaurs so uncommonly keen on shopping?

I will FORGIVE his peculiarity and his concern for THINGS, thought the Lovely Other Dinosaur. For they are part of what makes him a richly charactered INDIVIDUAL.

I will FORGIVE her SKIPPING MIND and her FONDNESS for shopping, thought the Dinosaur. For she fills our life with BEAUTIFUL thoughts and WONDERFUL surprises. Besides, I am not unkeen on SHOPPING either.

Now the Dinosaur and the Lovely Other Dinosaur are OLD. LOOK at them.

TOGETHER they stand on the hill telling each other STORIES and feeling the WARMTH of the sun on their backs.

And that, my FRIENDS, is how it is with LOVE. Let us ALL be Dinosaurs and Lovely Other Dinosaurs TOGETHER.

For the sun is WARM and the world is a BEAUTIFUL place.

 

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