Prefab Sprout, a famous band from the 80’s cleverly personified the power of words as ‘trains that move past what really has no name.’ The sheer potency of the written and spoken word is legendary and has been wisely commented upon by the world’s most famous writers, thinkers and poets.
Shakespeare immortalised the effectiveness of the written word by declaring that the ‘pen is mightier than the sword’ and The Buddha taught us that,
‘Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.’
But thought precedes the word and is the first level of creation. The desire to be joined forever as one via a wedding blessing ceremony is the result of a number of things but it began as one simple thing… a thought. The most powerful words known to man are ‘I love you’ and ‘I do.’
Verbalizing your feelings and commitment have a profound effect not only on your lives and inner beings but also on those of others.
“But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”
Lord George Gordon Byron
Words cause actions, becoming vibrations when uttered and capable of causing all kinds of emotion and events. This is why words are immensely powerful creations…you create your lives every second of every day with the power of your thoughts, so you can imagine how reliant we are as Celebrants on the power of creative thought and the spoken word.
We choose our words carefully and thoughtfully, dedicating a lot of time to compose a personalized script which accurately reflects the nature of the couple. It is not enough to merely put together a collection of readings, vows and poems. A genuinely creative and beautiful ceremony should echo the thoughts and feelings of the Bride and Groom and create an atmosphere in which all present feel that they have been a part of something truly wonderful and unique. An effective ceremony will elicit real emotion… tears, joy and overwhelming happiness. If the couple don’t feel inspired to feel this way then the guests can hardly be expected too either!
If you value the actual ceremony and hope it will live on in the hearts and minds of others too, then pay close attention to the information you provide us with. The most pleasurable and creative aspect of our service is in the transformation of your words into beautifully flowing prose, which will accurately and touchingly reflect your feelings for one another.
We have become adept at ascertaining the style and manner in which we should formulate ceremonies to reflect your wishes. We are never sugary and over romantic but represent genuine sentiments, expressed as you would wish them to be…. and judging by recent feedback, most couples feel that this makes all the difference to the experience of being joined together symbolically forever. After all your intention to marry will affect the rest of your lives and with this in mind, we will leave you with an inspirational thought, simply but powerfully expressed by one of the wisest men ever to have lived…Mahatma Gandhi.
Keep your thoughts positive,
because your thoughts become your words.
Keep your words positive,
because your words become your behaviours.
Keep your behaviours positive,
because your behaviours become your habits.
Keep your habits positive,
because your habits become your values.
Keep your values positive,
because your values become your destiny.