It's all in
Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us,
for the peace accorded us this day,
for the hope with which we expect the morrow,
for the health, the work, the food,
and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
for our friends in all parts of the earth.
-Robert Lewis Stevenson -
An Irish Wedding Blessing
You are the star of each night,
You are the brightness of every morning,
You are the story of each quest,
You are the report of every land.
No evil shall befall you, on hill nor bank,
In field or valley, on mountain or in glen.
Neither above, nor below, neither in sea,
Nor on shore, in skies above,
Nor in the depths.
You are the kernel of my heart,
You are the face of my sun,
You are the harp of my music,
You are the crown of my company
Scottish Wedding Prayer
Lord help us to remember when
We first met and the strong
love that grew between us.
To work that love into practical things
so that nothing can divide us.
We ask for words both kind and loving
and hearts always ready to ask forgiveness
as well as to forgive.
Dear Lord, we put our marriage into your hands
English Wedding Blessing
-- An Old Blessing
May your joys be as bright as the morning,
your years of happiness
as numerous as the stars in the heavens,
and your troubles but shadows
that fade in the sunlight of love.
Welsh Wedding Blessing
A house full of sunshine,
Hearts full of cheer,
Love that grows deeper
each day of the year.
Celtic Wedding Blessing
We swear by peace and love
to stand heart to heart and hand to hand
Mark O Spirit, and hear us now
confirming this our sacred vow.
Apache Wedding Blessing for Bride and Groom
Now you will feel no rain
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now each of you will feel no cold
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no loneliness for you
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons
But there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
to enter into the days of your togetherness
And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
Native American Wedding Blessing
Grant that our hearts may always be young
and that our dreams may last forever.
A Wedding Blessing
May your home be filled with laughter
and the warm embrace of a summer day.
May you find peacefulness and beauty,
challenge, and satisfaction,
humor and insight,
healing and renewal,
love and wisdom, as in a quiet heart.
May you always feel that what you have is enough.
A Wedding Wish
All earthly goods I wish thee.
All that's good for thee and thine
And still, not only earthly
But all we know to be divine.
May earth and heaven mingle
May earth and heaven be one
All through your earthly journey
Till sets your earthly sun.
In Sunshine and in shadow
Through dancing and in song
May heaven bless your union
Throughout your whole life long.
For Family Weddings
Native American Theme
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed,
Something Blue, Sixpence in a shoe - Collection