Heartsongs

Readings for Weddings

Heartsongs

Classical love, holy love, love and laughter, inspirational love, wishes for love - there is something for everyone in this book. In her work as a marriage celebrant Pinky Agnew has learned that, whether the marriage is a church service or a civil ceremony, a personal, unique element is what most couples are looking for. Heartsongs includes readings she has gathered in every possible style - from the religious to the philosophical, from the passionate to the hilarious - for every ceremony. Also included are tips for readings at the wedding ceremony.

Poems and Readings for Weddings

Poems and Readings for Weddings

As recent reports suggest, many fewer weddings are now taking place in church. For those that are not having the traditional wedding service, it can be a problem finding suitable material to be read at a civil ceremony. And even some traditionalists like to have something extra read at their wedding lunch or party. This inspiring book offers 70 poems and readings which celebrate love and union - and offer the prospect of a lifetime's shared happiness.

Readings for Weddings

Readings for Weddings

Readings for Weddings is an inspirational collection of Bible quotations, poems, hymns and prose for secular weddings, church ceremonies and services of blessing. Mark Oakley includes such 'wedding classics' as 1 Corinthians 13 and Khalil Gibran's The Prophet, the poetry of Shelley and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, verse by Wendy Cope and other witty, contemporary poets.

Perfect Readings for Weddings

Perfect Readings for Weddings

Perfect Readings for Weddings is an anthology of the best poems, prose passages and quotations about love and marriage. Including everything from familiar blessings and verses to more unusual choices, it covers every sort of reading you could wish for. With advice on how to choose the right readings for the occasion and tips on how to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day, Perfect Readings for Weddings has everything you need to make sure the whole ceremony is both memorable and meaningful. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.

A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals and Other Occasions

A Contemporary Handbook for Weddings & Funerals and Other Occasions

This handbook is a compilation of tested ideas and resources from pastors to help new and veteran pastors benefit from fresh ideas. Includes difficult situations like the death of a child and second marriages.

Poems and Readings for Funerals

Poems and Readings for Funerals

As more and more secular funerals are taking place, there is a need for appropriate texts. The Poet Laureate spoke recently of the importance of 'epitaphs' for people: poems or songs which commemorate their lives. Actress Julia Watson, married to the poet David Harsent, was confronted with the issue when her father died, and the result is this inspiring collection of 70 poems and prose extracts suitable for reading at funerals and celebrations of a life. The selections range from Shakespeare to Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee Nation, from Christina Rossetti to St Francis of Assissi, and included are some very short pieces which could be printed on an order of service.

Sacred Threshold

Rituals and Readings for a Wedding with Spirit

Sacred Threshold

Explores the symbolism and history of wedding traditions and offers a step-by-step guide through the wedding ceremony with advice on rehearsals and sample readings

When Love Speaks

Poetry and prose for weddings, relationships and married life.

When Love Speaks

The perfect gift for Valentine’s Day 'And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with harmony' Love's Labour's Lost, William Shakespeare When Love Speaks brings together the greatest writing on love and commitment - from Donne to Cole Porter, Sappho to P.G. Wodehouse, love letters of the great composers to Edwardian marriage advice. These poems and passages capture high romance and everyday happiness, feverish first love and tender union. This joyful anthology provides a range of unique and inspiring readings for a wedding or civil ceremony. Selected by the poet Adam O'Riordan

Words for Weddings

A Collection of Readings, Poetry and Prose

Words for Weddings

Finding the perfect reading for a wedding speech or civil partnership ceremony can be a daunting task - whether you're the bride, the groom, part of the bridal party or the wedding celebrant. This anthology holds over 70 of the most beautiful poems, readings and blessings to suit any union. From classic favourites to contemporary classics, let this book guide you when you need inspiration, and the right words to say from the heart.

Lifesongs

Readings for Milestones

Lifesongs

LIFESONGS contains a selection of readings suitable for all life's celebrations and milestones. From the classic and traditional to the modern and humourous, it contains readings for naming and christening ceremonies, birthday and anniversary celebrations, funerals and memorial services as well as a selection of readings suitable for weddings and commitment ceremonies. A companion volume to the successful HEARTSONGS - READINGS FOR WEDDINGS, this new book acts as a stand-alone compendium of quotes, readings, prayers, prose and poetry for ceremonies based around any of life's significant passages. LIFESONGS is beautifully produced in metallic duotone.