How to choose a reading for your wedding ceremony

Heads up – there is no such thing as an original reading at a wedding. You can dredge the internet all you like, but don’t get sucked into the ’12 wedding readings never read before’ headline. Ask any wedding celebrant or officiant, we have heard them all and many of them several times!

But that’s fine, because we are in wedding ceremony land all the time. You and your guests aren’t, so it just may be possible that they haven’t heard that obtuse reading you found on your ‘wedding readings no-ones done before’ google search.

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Wedding vow renewal in Rhodes

A vow renewal is always going to be special. A couple who, for whatever reason, want to reconfirm to the world or just their family that they are still in love and still intending to walk side by side in life. This year I was really touched by a request for a vow renewal ceremony on a couples 40th wedding anniversary.  40 years! The ceremony was organized by the couples daughter and although the couple filled in my questionnaire with their history, it was their daughter who checked the script and signed it off. The couple would be hearing the ceremony for the first time on the day.  Not nerve wracking at all!

The day before, I met up with the daughter and her partner to show them the ceremony venue. They had never been to Rhodes before and chose the venue from photos. I knew they wouldn’t be disappointed, but even still! Though the family have holidayed in some very beautiful and exotic destinations, the view of the blues of Greece never disappoint! This little spot set up a mountainside overlooking the sea is as impressive as any.

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5 Things which never fail to surprise me at Wedding Ceremonies

Life is full of surprises and none more so than at a Wedding!  Here a few things which never fail to surprise me at a Wedding ceremony.

It’s always the person you don’t expect to cry who does

Invariably, one of the couple will tell me that they are sure they will be a blubbering mess on the day, but more often than not it’s the other person that gets overwhelmed! But don’t be afraid to show your emotions, your partner and your guests will love you all the more for it. Continue reading “5 Things which never fail to surprise me at Wedding Ceremonies”