A World of Ways to Say I Do

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 21, 2004 - Reference - 176 pages
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The words we choose with which to say "I do" reflect a couple's individual love and expresses their innermost hopes for what their marriage and commitment will be for their lifetime. Today's modern bride and groom want to incorporate tradition, eloquence, and faithful promises into their vows, and this beautiful book offers ideas and inspirations for incorporating meaningful words and thoughts of love into their special day.

In this book couples will discover how others from around the world and across time have chosen to say "I do" as well as the derivatives and customs behind these words.

More than simply a guide to writing wedding vows, this beautifully packaged collection includes:

  • Dozens of diverse vows, poems, and readings from a range of cultural and religious traditions
  • Includes customs from Catholicism, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Baha'i, Hispanic, Native American, Asian, European, and other religions and cultures
  • Tips on crafting vows that reflect the couple's singular style and honor the sacredness of their commitment
 

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Contents

1 Writing Your Own Wedding Vows
1
2 A World of Wedding Ceremonies
31
3 A World of Wedding Vows
69
4 A World of Poems Blessings Meditations and Quotations
91
5 A World of Proverbs
113
6 Wedding Symbols Traditions and Superstitions
123
Afterword
141
About the Authors
143
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Noah benShea is a poet, philosopher, educator, executive advisor, and international bestselling author of fifteen books, including the beloved Jacob the Baker series. His weekly essays have appeared in The New York Times Newspaper Regional Network and his work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His website is noahswindow.com.

Jordan benShea, Noah's daughter, is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a marketing executive in southern California.

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