The Heart of the Wedding

The Heart of the Wedding

by Gerald Fierst

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The Heart of the Wedding by Gerald Fierst


“The Heart of Wedding reconnects the marriage ritual to our twenty-first century lives.  Gerald Fierst, celebrant, poet, and storyteller, fills chapter after chapter with examples of ceremonies showing that weddings need not be Victorian relics, but can be filled with a sense of fun and adventure, as well as common sense.  Acknowledging our multi-cultural nation where people of every race, Faith, and heritage meet and marry, this book celebrates the new America, respecting tradition while finding a contemporary voice to say ‘I do.’  Gerry brings to this book the same care, precision and artistry I have seen him bring to all of his projects. By connecting life’s passages with a larger vision of humanity – past, present and future – Gerry shows us a way to celebrate our families and ourselves.”                  --Susan O’Halloran, Director, RaceBridges, Chicago Illinois

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781935166221
Publisher: Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Series: Our National Conversation Series
Edition description: First Edition, 1st Edition, Original Trade Paperback
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Gerald Fierst is a civil celebrant and professional storyteller who performs more than 100 wedding ceremonies and scores of storytelling concerts each year.  He lives with his family in New Jersey, just outside New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

The Heart of The Wedding: How to Say I Do: Celebrating a New Beginning

Chapter 1 Happily Ever Onward 13

Chapter 2 Understanding Ritual and the Spiritual 26

Chapter 3 A History of Wedding: Coming Down the Aisle All Dressed in White 40

Chapter 4 Ten Tips for Wedding 60

Chapter 5 Dealing with Family 76

Chapter 6 Partnership - Three Couples' Heart of Wedding 88

Chapter 7 Recommitment Ceremonies: Making the Old Words New How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways 101

Chapter 8 What is a Marriage? 127

Chapter 9 Blasts - The Best Weddings 136

Chapter 10 Doing it for Yourself 147

Chapter 11 New and Old Blessings 169

Chapter 12 Legally Ever After 184

Index 201

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