Your Interfaith Wedding

with Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Articles and Inspiration from Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Your Wedding Ceremony
Today's wedding ceremonies can be creative, fun and very personal.
To have the perfect ceremony, find the right officiant.
When parents reject your selection of mate.
What you need to know about getting your license in NYC
Take the stress out of vow writing
Tips for an easy journey down the aisle
Many cultures bless the hands of bride and groom
Remembering the ones who have passed on
However you decide to do it on the big day, have fun practicing.
The blessings that seal the Hindu marriage
Wedding Readings and Prayers
Beautiful words to include in your ceremony
Wedding Inspiration
Tips for staying sane while planning your wedding
Written spiritual agreements to enhance your marriage
The bride and groom are the eternal lovers, helping us all believe in the power of a good relationship

Rumi Wedding Readings

Inspiration from Jalalud'din Rumi, 13th Century revered mystical poet from Persia.


Can be used in interfaith Muslim weddings.

The Most Alive Moment
The most living moment comes when those
who love each other meet each otherís eyes
and in what flows between them then.

To see your face in a crowd of others,
or alone on a frightening street,
I weep for that.

Our tears improve the earth.
The time you scolded me, your gratitude,
your laughing,
always your qualities increase the soul.
Seeing you
is a wine that does not muddle or numb.

We sit inside the cypress shadow
where amazment and clear thought
twine its growth into it.
- Rumi

A Blessing from Rumi
May these vows and this marriage be blessed.
May it be sweet milk,
this marriage, like wine and halvah.
May this marriage offer fruit and shade,like the date palm.
May this marriage be full of laughter,
our every day a paradise.
May this marriage be a sign of compassion,
a seal of happiness here and hereafter.
May this marriage have a fair face and a good name,
an omen as welcome
as the moon in a clear blue sky.
I am out of words to describe
how spirit mingles in this marriage.

- Rumi

Privileged Lovers
The moon has become a dancer
at this festival of love.
This dance of light,
This sacred blessing,
This divine love,
beckons us
to a world beyond
only lovers can see
with their eyes of fiery passion.
They are the chosen ones
who have surrendered.
Once they were particles of light
now they are the radiant sun.
They have left behind
the world of deceitful games.
They are the privileged lovers
who create a new world
with their eyes of fiery passion.

-Jalalud'din Rumi, 13th Century revered mystical poet