Author Archive | Bill

Chinese Reading

This reading, translated from the Chinese,  is short, to the point and suitable for those who  want  their reading to be understated: I want to be your friend For ever and ever without break or decay. When the hills are all flat And the rivers are all dry, When it lightens and thunders in winter, When […]

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Order of speeches and toasts for wedding ceremony

The wedding toasts and speeches are a notorious highlight. Guests becomes misty eyed when the father of the bride emotionally tells them that he feels he is not losing a daughter but gaining a son, and then everyone waits in fearful anticipation to see if the best man will drunkenly crucify the groom. Read more […]

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Inupiat family

Eskimo love song

Inupiat family. Photograph Edward S Curtis, CC You are my husband, you are my wife My feet shall run because of you My feet dance because of you My heart shall beat because of you My eyes see because of you My mind thinks because of you And I shall love, because of you.

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Ben and Allie wedding Maleny

Why marriage? – by Dena Acolatse

Because of the depths of me, I long to love one person, With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body….. Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me, Who won’t hold them against me, Who loves me when I’m unlikable, Who sees the small child in me, and […]

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Wedding celebrant in Brisbane