A Manhattan Wedding

This was a beautiful and intimate  Interfaith wedding that took place in Manhattan. The couple exchanged vows and rings. It was touching to share the reading that they selected:

The Promise by Eileen Rafter

The sun danced on the snow with a sparkling smile;

As two lovers sat quietly alone for awhile.

Then he turned and said, with casual air

(though he blushed from his chin to the tips of his hair),

“I think I might like to get married to you.”

“Well then, she said, ‘there’s a thought.

But what if we can’t promise to be all that we ought?

Can you promise, say, that you won’t rage and shout,

If I’m late yet again, when we plan to go out,

For I know I can’t promise I’ll learn to ignore

Dirty socks or damp towels strewn all over the floor.

So if we can’t vow to be all that we should

I’m not sure what to do though the idea’s quite good.”

But he gently smiled and tilted his head

Till his lips met her ear and softly he said

“I promise to weave my dreams into your own,

that wherever you breathe will be my heart’s home.

I promise that, whether with rags or with gold I am blessed,

Your smile is the jewel I will treasure the best.

Do you think then, my love, we should marry- do you?”

“Yes, she said smiling, “I do.”

And with the breaking of the glass they were wed!

 

 

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