A few months ago, at Royal & Danny’s Wedding, I heard the most beautiful reading during their ceremony. It spoke about the significance of the hands of your best friend, the hands that will forever be there to help you and love you… all the days of your life!
Those words, so honest and true, made me fall even more in love with this couple and their special day. I have been thinking about readings for my own wedding ceremony in May and I keep coming back to this one. In today’s Monday Musings post, I wanted to share these special words with all of you.
Thank you Royal & Danny for inspiring me! Sending you both a big hug!
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love,
that hold yours on your wedding day.
These are the hands that will work along side yours as you build your future together.
These are the hands that will passionately love you and care for you throughout the years.
These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief torments your mind
and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you struggle,
and support and encouragement to chase down your dreams.
These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children, and help keep your family together as one.
These are the hands that will, countless times, wipe the tears from yours eyes,
tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.
And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled with age, will still be reaching for yours,
still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch – - – a touch from these hands.
Absolutely amazing, right? There are quite a few varieties online, with different verses, and many couples customize these words to fit their relationship! But the main message is so incredibly poignant and heartfelt.
As a couple exchanges vows on their wedding day, the officiant often asks them to face one another and hold hands. The holding of hands is such a beautiful act, much more than a symbol, it serves to bring two people closer together and to unite them in a strong and caring gesture.
I’d love to know what your favorite wedding ceremony readings are?
What have you heard or even done for your own wedding that you felt captured the essence of what marriage is all about? I’m always looking for inspiration and my own wedding is right around the corner!