What We Wish for You

Sarah Ritchie Readings & Vows

This poem, introduced to me by a recent couple that I married, is a perfect closing wish for a ceremony script.  In this particular wedding, the reading was shared by two great friends of the bride and groom: I cannot say what we would wish for you and your marriage. All of your dreams in life are your own and …

An Arabic Blessing

Sarah Ritchie Your Ceremony

Blessings that close the wedding ceremony offer a wonderful opportunity to honor the ethnic, religious, and cultural heritages of the bride and groom.  While Irish blessings are, perhaps, the most familiar, every culture offers beautiful examples of words that send a couple on their way in marriage. You are my friend.  And a friend is one to whom One may …