Saturday, August 22, 2009

Countdown & Your Ideas?

2 weeks... wow... they are going to go by so fast! :) 
When I was little - and still to this day- whenever Christmas was getting close, I would make a chain of days left until Christmas.
I made one for TL and I to rip off.  It keeps getting shorter and shorter - and it hangs on his closet door! :)
Also...
All of you are so fabulous... and I need a little help.
Do any of you know of any very special "readings" that we could have read 
at our wedding? 
We are hoping for something that talks about friendship, marriage, and love.
I have found a few things I like, but nothing I love!
Any Suggestions???
My friend Michelle is our reader,
she is a doll, and so very special to me!

30 comments:

Simone said...

Love that idea....I might do one to count the days til my little monkeys go back to school LOL!!

This Kahlil Gibran reading is lovely.....I know several people who have had this...

http://www.katsandogz.com/onmarriage.html

Simone :)

Nicole said...

The chain is such an adorable idea i love it! I cant help with special readings but I am sure you will find something you love! =D

Simone said...

Just found this - probably it's too short though....

"You are my husband, you are my wife
My feet shall run because of you
My feet dance because of you
My heart shall beat because of you
My eyes see because of you
My mind thinks because of you
And I shall love, because of you."

Eskimo Love Song

Sweet isn't it though :)

Simone said...

http://weddings.about.com/od/yourweddingceremony/a/ReadingsLibrary.htm

This has a good selection!

Lori said...

I love the chain idea ~ much more fun than marking off days on the calendar!

Check out here:

http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/111110

OR/

http://weddingwords.vox.com/library/post/marriage-joins-two-people-edmund-oneill.html

OR/

http://robertsexton.com/images.html

We only had one reading and it was Corinthians - I have always loved it and I know it is so wedding cliche but oh well!

Let us know what you choose ~ I love ~ love poems.

Carol said...

My best friend's mom is the wedding coordinator at a Church so I'll ask her for some options and comment again when I hear back from her.

brooke said...

A CHAIN!!! what a fun idea! two weeks is nothing...gonna fly by!

Adrienne O'Brien said...

if you want any bible readings, let me know. ours is at a church and they gave us a book of "acceptable" bible readings.

Jax said...

I used to make chains for Christmas too!! I think we had the same preschool teacher.. ;) Actually my mom's a teacher so she did it with her class and I wanted to do it too... Such a cute idea to do it for the wedding!! As for readings, no idea!! I'll see if I can remember any my friends had... :)

Jax said...

And ps... I am SO jealous of your skydiving plans!!!!! Agh!! I cant wait to see pics and hear about it..and you havent even gone yet.. or gotten married! LOL! I'm ridiculous.. ha! :) XOXO!

thesydneygirl said...

2 weeks!!!!!!!! YAY! how exciting! =D i love how you do the countdown with the paper chain! xxx

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Emily said...

What a cool idea! I've never thought of making a chain any other time than Christmas. The last passage from Emma is a nice one. Good luck and enjoy your wedding!

Iva said...

A CHAIN!!! WOW WOW WOW!! this is sooo great!! 2 weeks ahhhh getting soooooooooo close!! YAY! Hope you are having a great weekend!!

Gerri Ward said...

Here are two of my favorites:


“To Be One With Each Other” by George Eliot

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?
___________________________________
“Love Is A Great Thing” by Thomas à Kempis

Love is a great thing, yea, a great and thorough good. By itself it makes that is heavy light; and it bears evenly all that is uneven.

It carries a burden which is no burden; it will not be kept back by anything low and mean; it desires to be free from all wordly affections, and not to be entangled by any outward prosperity, or by any adversity subdued.

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility. It is therefore able to undertake all things, and it completes many things, and warrants them to take effect, where he who does not love would faint and lie down.

Though weary, it is not tired; though pressed it is not straitened; though alarmed, it is not confounded; but as a living flame it forces itself upwards and securely passes through all.

Love is active and sincere, courageous, patient, faithful, prudent and manly.
___________________________________
p.s. I luv the chain that's such a clever idea!

Elizabeth Marie said...

That chain is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen!!!

Belle said...

You are too cute darling!! I love that you still do these countdown chains!!! I am so incredibly excited for you!!!

Allison said...

The chain is too cute. How cute of you to put that up for him.

Miss HoneyDew said...

What a cute idea! I totally might steal it :-)

Tamela said...

my sister and I had paper chains for practically everything! Count down to Christmas, birthdays, special trips, you name it, we had a colorful chain for it!

Tamela said...

oh and my email is tama04@aol.com Sorry it took me so long to get it to you. I totally forgot about it when the suicide happened.

Couture Carrie said...

Such a cute idea!
I wish I had a bunch of readings on hand for you to select from... will have to brainstorm that a bit!

Good luck, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Jen said...

I LOVE that idea - how cute!

Kristen Sara said...

I love your chain... how much fun!!
And readings: I actually love Shel Silverstone's "The Giving Tree." For a reading, there are so many parts you could exerpt from it, and they're so beautiful. I also think it's fun to ask friends and family what love means to them, and compile them into a reading. And Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnet "How Do I Love Thee," is one of my all time favorites.

Heather @ Alis Grave Nil said...

I've always liked the poem by ee cummings, "i carry your heart with me. Here's a link:

Leslee said...

I have always enjoyed Robert Lewis Stevenson:

Wedding Prayer" by Robert Lewis Stevenson
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.
Amen

P.S. I had the "old school" calendar cross off on The Fireguy's fridge, but I love your chain idea!

Nat said...

I love the chain- what a good idea!! I can't believe you only have 2 weeks!!!

gk said...

hi there! my cousin did a reading at our wedding that was beautiful. i can send to you if you'd like? shoot me an email at kellsey.ruppel@gmail.com

OceanDreams said...

My favorite reading has always been the 1 Corinthians verse about love, but hope you find the perfect saying for your wedding! How fun to count down via a chain, I remember making those when I was young, what a sweet way to get excited!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

I was just catching up on your blog and this is such a great idea! I love it. I think I could incorporate this idea into every event I have upcoming, ha!