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HillWilliam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 03:08 PM
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33. The vows were the easiest to write
I had that settled long ago. It was the opening I've struggled with. There are things that I had written before for other people that I really liked that I wanted to incorporate, but didn't want "just the same". Every ceremony I've ever written has secretly had my beloved behind it. I write with a vision of him in my head and "what would I say if I could say it today" for my brides. There's so much love in each ceremony, and they have no idea where it comes from, they're almost always knocked over.

Now that I really have the chance to say all those words -- which ones do I get to keep? We can't stand there for hours.

A good ceremony has good staging. A good writer knows how to draw the imagery of castles in the sky, every little girl's dream wedding, that magic moment, spun out into thin air with nothing more than the spoken word. A good orator knows how to take the words and pace them, to fulfill that magic spell.

Thank Godde my uncle knows my writing and he knows how to tell a story. His mama (my granny) taught us both well (I hope I got enough from her!). He's the only officiant in the world I'd trust with this. I performed his wedding earlier this summer, and now he's blessing me.

Whatever I've got tonight, he's getting and that's that.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd they're off!
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