The Wedding Journey
A Guide to Your Ceremony, Personal Vows and Joyful Marriage
Rev. Hannah offers authentic, modern, wedding ceremonies for 21st Century couples, while honoring beloved wedding traditions. A selection of unity ceremonies are included to add deeper meaning and symbolize your bond of love and the joining of two families.
You will find Ideas and advice on unique wedding elements. In the chapter, Your Wedding in the Stars, you can find your astrological colors and flowers to incorporate into your wedding celebration. There are also unique elements such as using a braided cord to tie the hands of the bride and groom together in a Celtic hand fasting ritual adding a memorable touch to your ceremony.
After twenty years of performing weddings, Rev. Hannah offers common sense advice to help you avoid wedding pitfalls.
Rev. Hannah, a Gestalt therapist for over twenty years, includes effective techniques for harnessing the power of your thoughts, words and emotions to alleviate stress as you plan your wedding and allow greater communication and a deeper bond in your marriage.
The information and assistance offered throughout THE WEDDING JOURNEY provides the emotional support and understanding necessary to create a deeply meaningful ceremony, powerful and enduring vows, an awakened heart and the flow of great love, prosperity, serenity and joy into your marriage.
Part 1, The Components of the Ceremony Page 3
Your wedding is the foundation of your marriage. The most important component of the ceremony is the exchange of your marriage vows. The second most important part is the decree of marriage by the celebrant, making the sacred union legal. The rest of the ceremony provides an opportunity for the creative expression of your love for one another, the statement of your intentions for your life together, gratitude to family and friends, spiritual blessings, poetry, music and cultural traditions.
YOUR WEDDING DAY, YOUR WAY Part 1, excerpts from page 12-13
...As the bride and groom begin to create their ceremony, the questions are: "What have you always dreamed your wedding ceremony would be like? What components do you want to include? Do you have a certain song, poem or cultural tradition you want to include? What words or sentiments have you dreamed of expressing to your beloved?" Incorporating your authentic selves and expressing your love in your own words, creates a ceremony that is powerful, deeply meaningful and memorable....
Traditional weddings are beautiful, but which traditions have meaning to you? Create your wedding filled with the people, words, songs and rituals that are meaningful to you. Each couple is unique and your ceremony should reflect your personalities and beliefs...
No matter what your budget, no matter where you are having your wedding, the key ingredient is loving relaxation. As the Beatles said, "Let it be." Enjoy the event as it unfolds and embrace the day, savoring every minute. The minutes add up to memories you will enjoy and share with your children and grandchildren....
THE WEDDING JOURNEY and The CD MEDITATIONS FOR THE BRIDE & Groom are available in a special package on our products page.