Two Irish Wedding Blessings

Needless to say, there are many versions of many wedding blessings and many versions of many Irish Wedding Blessings. The first blessing shared here Matt and Samantha used during their October celebration, it has elements familiar and new to the ear. The second blessing we have included contains familiar verses. Sometimes, we have noted the readers of this blessing place the sequences of the verses differently.

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall softly upon your fields.

May the light of friendship
Guide your paths together.
May the laughter of children
Grace the halls of your home.

May the joy of living for one another
Trip a smile from your lips,
A twinkle from your eye
And, today, may the spirit of love
Find a dwelling place in your hearts.

THEN, THERE IS THIS FAMILIAR VERSION

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you.

 

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We hope you have enjoyed.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Another Valentine- Wendy Cope

We have been wandering around looking for love poems to celebrate Valentine’s Week. There are hundred, in not thousands of poems and couplets, written across the centuries and woven deeply into each culture, some flowery, others sugary, many sad. In Wendy Cope’s “Another Valentine” we find a wonderfully refreshing, mature, poem that is realistic, sure and speaks of a deep and mature love. While feeling the obligation to celebrate the date on the calendar that declares “we are to be loving and romantic”, the depth and spirit of their love shines abundantly clear.

“Today we are obliged to be romantic
And think of yet another valentine.
We know the rules and we are both pedantic:
Today’s the day we have to be romantic.
Our love is old and sure, not new and frantic.
You know I’m yours and I know you are mine.
And saying that has made me feel romantic,
My dearest love, my darling valentine.”

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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A Love Essay Attributed to Carl Sandburg

This “A Love Essay” is attributed to Carl Sandburg. We feel his essay is a wonderful reflection to share as we begin the Valentine’s Day weekend. The essay captures a level of maturity, depth, a willingness to grow, patiences to be with, and an excitement about, the possibilities love provides all the while opening our lives up further to be with each other.

“I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. A satisfied flower is one whose petals are about to fall. The most beautiful rose is one hardly more than a bud wherein the pangs and ecstasies of desires are working for larger and finer growth. Not always shall you be what you are now. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you and therefore I love you.”

These beautiful words from Sandburg’s essay also remind us of a huge sign hanging in a casino. We hear about the sign a longtime ago and how it captures the essence of what it takes to be in a quality relationship: “YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN” 

May you and your love have a beautiful weekend for love’s celebration.

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Vows: “When I’m Sixty-Four”

Yup, Paul McCartney’s wonderful song, “When I’m Sixty-Four” is a great song/ poem to celebrate Valentine’s Day and  a wonderful meditation to help you prepare to write marriage vows. Classic lines, wonderful images, beautiful sentiments, life, love and the fullness of relationships. “When I’m Sixty-Four” is on the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album.

“When I’m Sixty-Four”

When I get older losing my hair
Many years from now
Will you still be sending me a valentine
Birthday greetings, bottle of wine?
If I’d been out till quarter to three
Would you lock the door?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

You’ll be older too
And if you say the word
I could stay with you

I could be handy, mending a fuse
When your lights have gone
You can knit a sweater by the fireside
Sunday mornings go for a ride
Doing the garden, digging the weeds
Who could ask for more?
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Every summer we can rent a cottage in the Isle of Wight
If it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck & Dave

Send me a postcard, drop me a line
Stating point of view
Indicate precisely what you mean to say
Yours sincerely, wasting away
Give me your answer, fill in a form
Mine for evermore
Will you still need me, will you still feed me
When I’m sixty-four?

Ah, now, aren’t they wonderful thoughts for a Valentine’s Day Week?

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Why no images in this blog? We feel the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony are some of the most important words you will ever share with each other.

My Love Has Made Me Selfish- John Keats

This is an extraordinary poem by John Keats to Fanny Brawne written about 1819-1820.

My love has made me selfish.
I cannot exist without you.
I am forgetful of everything but seeing you again.
My Life seems to stop there,
I see no further.
You have absorbed me.
I have a sensation at the present moment as though I were dissolving.
I should be exquisitely miserable without the hope of soon seeing you.
I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion,
I have shudder’d at it,
I shudder no more.
I could be martyred for my religion,
Love is my religion,
I could die for that.
I could die for you.
My creed is love and you are it only tenet.
You have ravished me away by a Power I cannot resist.

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte
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Why no images in this blog? We feel the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony are some of the most important words you will ever share with each other.

A Love Reading from Tao Te Ching

Thanks for stopping by. As so many lovers of all ages prepare for Valentine’s Day, we thought this a beautiful piece to start the week. Enjoy.

 

Your love is from life’s great mystery

It lies beneath a great, quiet Lake.

It is like the deep truth of a dark well.

Your loves is purity and coolness…

You have no need to make waves in the water.

You have no need to dig another well.

You only have need to watch yourself with clarity.

And drink deeply from your love.

 

 

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

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Why no images in this blog? We feel the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony are some of the most important words you will ever share with each other.

3 Shakespeare and a Nash

Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this and this gives life to thee.

Excerpt from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
admit impediments.
Love is not love
 which alters when it alteration finds,
or bends with the remover to remove:
Oh, no! It is an ever-fix’d mark.
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
it is the star to every wandering bark,
whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
within his bending sickle’s compass come;
love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
but bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me prov’d,
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.

Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
Geniuses of countless nations
Have told their love for generations
Till all their memorable phrases
Are common as goldenrod or daisies.
Their girls have glimmered like the moon,
Or shimmered like a summer moon,
Stood like a lily, fled like a fawn,
Mow the sunset, now the dawn,
Here the princess in the tower
There the sweet forbidden flower.
Darling, when I look at you
Every aged phrase is new,
And there are moments when it seems
I’ve married one of Shakespeare’s dreams.

Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy,

Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte

We hope you have enjoyed your visit.
Please like us and share and visit our other sites to help prepare for the big day.
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We are extremely pleased to have Caitlin Nash, MPH, RD, LDN help prepare you and your body for the big day.Cait is a Personal Trainer, Registered Dietician & Beachboy Coach.
Please visit her exciting websites.
Let her help you become a healthier you:
Www.shakeology.com/caitRD
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Why no images in this blog? We feel the words you share with each other during your wedding ceremony are some of the most important words you will ever share with each other.