If travel is important to you and your partner, let these Walt Whitman wedding vows inspire you. These vows include excerpts from the Walt Whitman poem “Song of the Open Road,” plus a reading that’s a mashup of both “Song of the Open Road” and Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
A wedding reading is a passage or a poem that is chosen by the couple to be read during their wedding ceremony… and unique wedding readings will add that personal touch to the ceremony, providing an opportunity for the couple to share their thoughts, feelings, and values with their guests.
To celebrate the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album drop, Midnights, we’ve put together modern wedding readings from pop songs that are sure to tug on heartstrings at your wedding ceremony. Don’t worry, it’s not ALL Taylor…We threw in some Harry Styles too!
Nonreligious wedding poems are such an interesting balancing act… You want something emotional and heartfelt, but also a little not too heavy. You want a dash of funny, and a hint of modern — I mean, not that Robert Fulghum and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin aren’t great, but it’s nice to introduce your guests to something they haven’t heard before
The question of how to tailor our ceremony to be “authentically us” yet not alienate some of the very Christian guests and family was definitely a point of discussion when we were planning our Pagan wedding ceremony.
My partner is atheist, and I am an Atheistic Pagan, so we do not have a concept of a religious soul. Finding a wedding reading that feels right has been challenging, but we settled on a reading is from Victor Hugo’s book, Les Misérables. The soul mentioned in this passage–to us–is human energy. Love is the greatest of those energies.