With its combination of contemporary and traditional ceremonies, as well as suggestions for vows, readings and extra special touches, Weddings From the Heart will help any couple understand the meaning behind the wedding ceremony and create the most exquisite ceremony possible. Movingly written in Daphne Kingma's warm and intimate style, Weddings From the Heart offers five complete ceremonies: one that emphasizes the psychological dimensions of love; one for the previously married; one that celebrates the joy of finding soul mate; a ceremony for people in recovery; and a ceremony that focuses on the spiritual commitment of marriage, as well as the texts of traditional Christian and civil ceremonies and hundreds of vows, consecrations, and blessings of the rings from traditions around the world. Weddings From the Heart also contains more than fifty heartwarming, philosophical and poetic readings on love from a wide range of writers and poets, including Pablo Neruda, E. E. Cummings, Rainer Maria Rilke, Shakespeare, Shelley, and Elizabeth Barret Browning. Also included are step-by-step suggestions on how to put together your own ceremony and a multitude of ideas on how to deepen the experience both for the couple and the guests. -- Midwest Book Review
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Daphne Rose Kingma is a psychotherapist who has counseled couples and individuals to a deeper understanding and improvement of their relationships for more than 25 years. She has appeared on national television shows including Oprah and Sally Jessy Raphael and is the best-selling author of many books including True Love, Finding True Love, and Loving Yourself. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.